Friday, August 11, 2017

JAI #372 Just add a colour combo

Hello there,
Nikki has given us all a lovely colour combo at Just Add Ink the week. It's filled with the promise of spring, perhaps a bit early for my neck of the woods, my bulbs have burst their greenery above the ground but we have yet to see the first flowers! The fact that there was snow on the mountains this week might have something to do with that. Here are the colours.

And here is what I made of them.

The Powder Pink said flower to me, so out came my favourite bloom. To get the intensity of pink I wanted I pretty much coloured with the undiluted reinker. Let that dry did another layer and then for the last one added some Wink of Stella. The background was a whole lot of smooching fun, using Pool Party and Tranquil Tide. I made it darker to the bottom so there was more contrast against the pink bloom. Right as I was at assembly I decided to add in some silver elements so out came the sewing machine for a stitched border, some silver thread to mix in with the pink baker's twine and a little sliver of silver glimmer to accent the sentiment - oh and some sequins - can not forget those ;)

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Thanks for visiting,

Recipe: All SU! unless otherwise noted
Stamps: Birthday Blooms, Jar of Love
Cardstock: Powder Pink, Pool Party, Whisper White
Ink: Powder Pink, Tranquil Tide, Pool Party, Basic Black
Accessories: Watercolor paper, Aquapainter, Clear embossing powder, Silver glimmer paper, Sewing machine, Sponge brayer, Wink of Stella, Metallic sequins, Blushing Bride baker's twine (R)(shh you wouldn't know its not Powder Pink - really), Silver thread, Dimensionals, Fine Tip glue pen, Tear and Tape


  1. Superb Kim. Your background is just perfect to show off that stunning flower.

  2. Your card is absolutely gorgeous! Love it!

  3. So pretty Kim! I love the details and depth of colour in your background and your flower is beautifully coloured as always, and the inside is stunning too!

  4. Your smooched background is perfect for the gorgeous flower! Fabulous card!

  5. So beautiful inside and out Kim! That gorgeous inky background is perfect for your soft bloom...Love it! xx

  6. You make it sound so easy, Kim! That background looks so cool, the flower is fabulous & the silver stitching adds a lovely touch of shine. Gorgeous all round.
    Hope you're feeling better this week, lovely.
    D :)

  7. My most favourite flower stamp! Your colouring is gorgeous and I'm a sucker for a lovely watercoloured background! Beautiful!

  8. Absolutely drop dead stunning card, Kim. Love this stamp set and how you use it. Beautifully coloured flowers and that smooshed background is so striking. OMG to the silver stitching - drool! Love Love Love x

  9. Gorgeous work inside and out Kim! Wow!


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