Friday, May 6, 2011

Just Add Ink Sketch Challenge # 67

Well l'm finally back home after 31/2 glorious weeks in Malaysia, Cambodia & Bali, we had a wonderful holiday and enjoyed every minute, But l must say l really missed all of my toy's and couldn't wait to get into my studio and play, especially as l had heaps of time to blog surf while away and was itching to "CASE" and create some of the great projects that l had saved to my favourites.....So with my MOJO well rested, l was all set to create for this weeks JAI challenge.

This week we have a sketch challenge provided by Bronwyn Eastley
After mounting my lovely new Stampin-Up toy's, l was all set to play, problem was, which ones to play with first. So l started with a colour combo of Very Vanilla, Basic Black and Bravo Burgundy and went from there and this was what l came up with......
This angle shows a little more of the 3D look of the Birdcage and Butterfly.

Hers another closer look at those ....

I had so much fun designing this one that l kept on going and did the inside........

To create the background l stamped with versamark Ink on Very Vanilla c/stock and using clear E/P l embossed this with a heat gun, then l used a sponge and Crumbcake Ink and a technique called Emboss Resist.
Gently adding the ink in a circular motion until l was happy with the depth of colour and the embossed areas were showing through.

The rest of the DT girls at JAI   have been super busy too and have created some stunning samples to get you motivated.

Apologies for the photography....Not sure why there is colour differences, will have to work on that side of my blogging l think!

Nature Walk & French Foliage Stamp sets.
Bravo Burgundy-Basic Black-Very Vanilla & Crumbcake C/stocks.
Versamark-Crumbcake-Bravo Burgundy & Staz-on Black inks.
Little Leaves Sizzlit, XL bird punch(leaves), Crimper, Linen Thread, non SU bling.
Champagne Shimmer paint, Blender pen.

To all the mums out there, l hope you all have a wonderful "MOTHERS DAY",
 Thanks for stopping by!


  1. What a beautiful card as always Nikki, love the colours and especially the 3D effect of your elements. The emboss resist background sure looks great too! Glad you are reinvigorated after your lovely holiday.

  2. What a pretty card. It just pops out that little bird cage. Lovely creation.


  3. Pretty card! Love the colors/images you used! Great job on the inside too.

  4. WOw, I just love this card, its gorgeous, you did a fabulous job, and I love that bird cage and the crimped section, love love love it.

  5. Gorgeous, Nikki! I love the richness of the Bravo Burgundy against the subtle emboss-resist background. Your creativity always inspires me! Welcome home ..... see you in a few days :)

  6. Well I love the birdcage, it just jumps off the card at you, great card Nikki, need to try the emboss-resist tech

  7. Really gorgeous card Nikki. Your emboss resist background is absolutely perfect.

  8. Absolutely gorgeous Nikki, love all the different elements (that gorgeous background emboss resist especially). Looking forward to meeting you soon.

  9. The bird cage is 3D .. now that is totally awesome. You have stamped up a storm with this absolutely beautiful card. I love how you used the sketch with some of your new toys. See you real soon! Yay!

  10. You know I love this one. All the's turned out beautifully. I must admit to thinking it was Rich Razzleberry rather than BB lol.

  11. An absolutely beautiful card, Nikki!

  12. Wow, this is beautiful Nikki. The background is divine & the layout is amazing. TFS :)