Friday, May 25, 2012

JAI#119 - Just Add a Sketch


Phew I've been looking forward to today for about two weeks now.  Work has been busy, home life has been busy, and I'm hoping this weekend is going to be catch up time for slowing down and chilling out.  It started raining here in Canberra yesterday so that's always a sign for a quieter weekend...well in our house at least.

Over at Just Add Ink this week we have a sketch for you.  When I first saw the sketch I wasn't sure what I was going to do with it, so put it aside for a few weeks.  One night I was pottering in my craft room without thought and ended up making this card in next to no time - must have just been in the mood.

I've used a base of Early Espresso and layered Very Vanilla c/s on top with a couple of strips of designer paper (love that Lime Twist from MME) that I've stitched on my sewing machine.  If you look closely you can see that I've added a VV punched layer too, before 'popping' up a circle Nestie and the lovely flower image from Bordering on Romance - my latest stamp set.  I coloured with copics (that I tried to match to my dsp), gave a little spray of Champagne Shimmer Mist and finished with Pearls.  The flower image was stamped twice, with the 'pink blooms' fussy cut and 'popped' up on dimensionals.

I love that the Design Team have come up with a great variety of ideas using the same sketch.  Pop over to JAI and grab a little inspiration for yourself and join the Challenge fun.  I look forward to seeing all your entries.

Thanks for stopping by today, and as always I really do appreciate your kind comments.  Have a fabulous weekend!

PS:  Less than a week until Convention woohoo!

Friday, May 11, 2012

JAI#117...Just Add a Colour Challenge

Happy Friday lovely friends ~

It's been a bit of a busy time here lately with visiting the various high school open nights.  I can't believe my Gorgeous Kid is off to a new BIGGER school next year...he's just so little compared to so many of the other Year 6 kids I've been seeing.  The big decision needs to be made soon.  Not easy...

This week over at Just Add Ink we have a lovely colour combo and rather than fiddle for ages I went straight to CAS, in fact I don't think you could get any more clean and simple than this one.

I used the Floral Fusion Sizzlit Die to cut my flowers in Daffodil Delight and layered some So Saffron flowers on top securing them with the cute Mini Brads.  Each flower is popped up on a dimensional and lightly sprayed with Champagne Shimmer Mist.  Sometimes less is my opinion at least lol.

Pop over to JAI and check out our Colour Challenge this week.  The design team has some gorgeous inspiration to get you started.  Hope to see your entries linked up this week.