Friday, July 27, 2012

JAI 128 Just add inspiration

Hello there,
well I have to be honest I breathed a sigh of relief when school holidays ended here this last weekend. I've discovered I am much more of a creature of habit than I suspected as I found the disruption to my usual routines, and stamping time not the easiest to deal with. So now that regular programming has resumed ;) at home, I can stamp again - insert happy dance here ;)

Ok this week at Just Add Ink we have an inspiration challenge for you. Originally I found inspiration challenges some of the hardest to do - where do you start?? But I've found over time they've grown on me and I love the fact that they give you a starting point but you can take it where you want!! So here is the gorgeous vibrant picture we have for you this week.

And this is what I came up with.
I think the main thing that struck me about the photo was the bright colours, flowers, and the striped pattern on the vase, so those were the elements that I wanted to use somehow. For some reason my gut was telling me to go CAS which is not the path I usually take and using lots of white space is also very challenging (usually I run screaming in the opposite direction - lol). But after one rejected dud I came up with this and I still really like it a week later :) There is just enough texture in this to keep my detail craving heart happy and I liked how I took some of the CAS ideas I've seen out in the blog world and used them to create my flower and who doesn't enjoy playing with twine :)

No inside pic this week - basically because at the momment it's still all white, although I do have another "flower" to go inside, just haven't worked out exactly where.

So why don't you see where our inspiration picture can take you this week ;) Have fun!
Thanks for visiting,
Recipe: All SU! unless otherwise noted
Stamps: Button Buddies, Curly Cute
Cardstock: Whisper White
Ink: Pumpkin Pie, Melon Mambo, Tempting Turquoise, Rich Razzleberry, Old Olive
Accessories: Stripes embossing folder, Dotted scalloped ribbon border punch, Corner punch (R), Lucky Limeade twine, Double sided tape, Dimensionals


  1. just beatiful! I pinned this card.

  2. saw this on pinterest and I loved the clean look!

  3. This card is absolutely incredible. Beautiful, classy, cheerful, and inspiring. I love gorgeous CAS cards, but struggle to design them myself. This one, as you say, has the colour and texture to make it interesting. Thanks, so much, for sharing! Doris

  4. This card is spectacular!!! I like SO much. :) Good job!

  5. So proud of you! Lots of white space can be good and in this case it is great! I LOVE LOVE LOVE what you've created this week.

    Very clever to ink the stamp image in four different colours the way you have. Such a great card. Have I gushed enough now do you think lol?


  6. I like the 'quadri-coloured' flower, Kim. A great way to interpret the picture!

  7. absolutely beautiful, it really cought my eye on the JAI challenge site, and I just had to check out your blog, very pleased I did :)

  8. Kim, this is lovely! I really like CAS and the white is just so crisp and clean. Wonderful card, as usual xx

  9. This is so CAS and so very clever. The bonus is you can make another 3 cards pretty quickly!

  10. Kim I LOOOOOOOOVE this card! Such a great idea :)

  11. This is gorgeous Kim. I love how you've stamped the flower in different colours. It's a really eye-catching card.

  12. Absolutely stunning Kim! This is CAS and classy and such a beautiful use of the inspiration pic....loooove it! xxx

  13. I loved this one as soon as I saw it Kim - it's very clever. Love how've you used all the colours from the inspiration pic!

  14. Such a pretty, happy card Kim!

  15. This is such a nice card! The first words which come to my mind are: simple and elegant.


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