Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Just Add Ink challenge #126

I made some "free time" to make a card today for the recent JAI challenge! YAY!! I'm holding a team meeting on Saturday night to catch up with my wonderful ladies.It was suggested by my good friend Kim that perhaps we should have a little challenge and bring some show and tell to the meeting! That got me thinking, I try to never make a card without looking at the latest challenges and so with this great sketch and a weird and challenging colour combo from my Colour Coach .....
This is what I came up with.....
Always Artichoke
Crumb cake and
Bashful Blue!
Not as scary as some of the combo's but I was trying to think of a range of colours that my team would have in their collection.
I've also been doing a bit of emboss resist lately (well for stamp club this month) and went with that for the focal point of my card. Then I had to add one of the gorgeous double bows I've spotted many times over on SJ's blog HERE and did a bit of searching for a TUT on line! SO LOVE THIS BOW!!!!!! To create the two different panels in the background I chose two of my fav embossing folders and rubbed over some crumb cake ink to give them some depth. You might not be able to see from the pic but I also added some shimmer to the background and that lovely reader was that!!!
Hope you like my card and take on the sketch, I'll be back soon with some pic's of a recent camp I held and also hopefully, before it's August, show you my Paper Doll projects for this month! We were off with a bang celebrating Christmas in July!!!
Until then


Jodene said...

Hi Sharnee! Love your card, that is not a colour combo I would have ever thought of either but it works! Love the use of the emboss resist technique too, works beautifully with that flower image. Thanks for playing along this week at JAI :)

Bronwyn Eastley said...

The colour combo is beautiful, the sketch is a great choice and you've done such an amazing job with the emboss resist technique, not to mention that gorgeous bow. Thanks for joining in this week at Just Add Ink.

KimB said...

Its utterly gorgeous Sharnee! Love how the blue/white flowers just leap off the card - they are so vivid! The texture in the background just adds that earthy grounding. Love it! Thanks for playing along at Just Add Ink.
Yep warm and toasty here ;) hope you are too :)

Trish *Spring Blossom* said...

WOW that embossing technique really makes the flowers really pop of your card!

Fab take on the JAI sketch :)

JAI Design Team

Christine Blain said...

Yay, Sharnee, you played along with us at Just Add Ink!! So nice to see your entry - and a beautiful one at that. Love all the Crumb Cake, and embossing. We just need to trust in the Color Coach, you know - some of the combos look a bit 'out there', but they work! The emboss-resist flower panel is just gorgeous.

Nikki Spencer said...

Gorgeous take on the sketch Sharnee, love the embossing dry/heat and your lovely soft colours.
Great to see you at JAI.xx