Friday, January 21, 2011

JAI#52...Sketch Challenge

Happy Friday ~

It's the Just Add Ink new challenge time of the week. You'll probably look at my card and think meh, not very exciting. As gorgeous as the sketch is, I think my little streak of creativity has taken a hike.

My card base is Naturals Ivory, and I've layered Early Espresso and Crumb Cake on top. I white embossed my little Aviary birdie and stamped the cage over top, thereby keeping said birdie inside the cage...until my hand smudged the ink away lol. I've popped the cage up on dimensionals, and used Espresso Satin Ribbon with some PTI twine at top and a Tiny Tag, Espresso Button and more choc coloured twine. I've purposely not put a larger sentiment on my card - yet, as I'm not sure what it will be used for just now.

Go on over to JAI and check out all the other inspiration pieces from the DT. I'm sure you'll find something to tickle your fancy and get your creative juices flowing...hope mine start again soon.

Master 10 and I are off to see Yogi Bear in 3D this afternoon. I'm not normally a huge fan of kids animated movies, but this one I'm rather looking forward to - it reminds me of my own childhood I guess.

I'll be back over the weekend to show you a few of the things I've made over the holiday period. Hope you have some fun plans for the weekend, and they include a little stamping :o)


  1. Super cute Patrice. Love your colour combo. My mum was taking my son to see Yogi Bear today. It looks pretty funny from the shorts. Too bad I had to work.

  2. I loved your card when i saw it on the JAI site this morning P! I love the ruffley ribbon!


  3. Totally cute card Patrice! Love the little bird cage and the bakers twine over the ruffled ribbon :)

  4. Your white birdy looks so cute - I think you've done a great job with the sketch!!

  5. Patrice it's lovely!! I really like your embossed birdy in the cage and your tiny tag :) It all works! Well!! :)

  6. Well, darling girl, I think this is one of my favourites of all the cards you've shared! I love everything about it - the neutral shades, the stamps you've used (LOVE Aviary!), and the twine over the top of that luscious ruffled ribbon. The tiny bow and tag are too cute. Isn't it funny how we think we've made something really 'average', and others love it? Glad you shared this one.

  7. I don't think your streak of creativity has gone anywhere. Turn 'meh' into 'yeh' - love this one!! love the classic colours with that stamp set.

  8. wow you are so creative did you sell those card? its so beautiful.

    Seattle Real Estate

  9. This is a gorgeous card, Patrice. I love the earthy colours and the way you have done the little tag is very clever.

    Karen G.

  10. I too, love all the elements you have brought together on this card Patrice. The ribbon detail is gorgeous, as is the tag, button and twine. Just love the Avery set too. Beautiful!


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