Saturday, April 9, 2011

JAI 63 Inspiration Challenge

Oh dear where do I start. This week at the Just Add Ink website they have an Inspiration Challenge for us. I must admit I took a look at the picture and talk about a head spin. Wasn't really sure what to do? So went away and got tea organised, did a few things, came back had another look, still bambozzled so went and watched some TV. Mind still boggling but had a few ideas. Kids fed, bathed and in bed mmmm what should I do? Here is a look at the picture we had for inspiration.

I must say great picture. Now like I said had something in mind so set about to put it together. No not quite what I had in mind, back to the drawing board. I stayed with the general idea I had from the start and just kept playing until I finally came up with this idea.

With a few changes here and there and lots of scrap going in the bin all in all I am happy with the end result. It is a very bright and cheery card, which is the feeling I got from the Inspiration Photo.

This is a picture of the inside of the card. I decided to put the Big Butterfly inside to go with the front of the card.

Card Recipe:-
Cardstock: Real Red, Daffodil Delight, Whisper White
Stamp Set: Inspired by Nature, Tiny Tags
Ink: Pear Pizzaz, Daffodil Delight, Marina Mist, Versamark
Tools: Pinking Hearts Border Punch. Embosslit Die Beautiful Wings,
Sponges, Clear Embossing Powder, Tiny Tag Punch, Real Red
Ribbon, Heat Gun
Technique: Emboss Resist.

So don't forget to pop over to the Just Add Ink website for more inspiration

Thanks for stopping by


  1. Gorgeous sponging and LOVE the little tags on the side. Thanks for playing along with us this week Karen!

  2. Not only have you met the challenge, but you have thwon in a heap of techniques too Karen! You are so very clever :-)

  3. Well all that deliberation paid off. This is a beautiful card from a very tricky inspiration photo.

  4. Karen I love what you've come up with this week! Talk about a difficult inspiration've made it look so easy. Well done you!

  5. The pinking hearts punch makes a great decorative frame for your butterflies flying up through your rainbow coloured background Karen - looks lovely!

  6. Love your card Karen, great use of the inspiration picture colours. Love the changes to your blog too.


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