Friday, July 17, 2015

Just Add Ink #271 - Just Add a Sketch

Today is going to be a good, good day ~

My big boy is coming home (finally) from Borneo.  I can't wait to see him.  There are going to be lots of cuddles and I'm looking forward to hearing all his stories and the adventures he's been experiencing.  Hope to see some pics too!

We have a lovely new sketch challenge over at Just Add Ink today, courtesy of Narelle.  I made my card for a beautiful friend who celebrated her 50th birthday yesterday.  Using the gorgeous new Timeless Elegance papers and coordinating colours - Basic Black, Sahara Sand and Very Vanilla - I inked up my Stippled Blossoms stamps.  The photo doesn't show the dimension on this card, or the shimmer on the flowers, but trust me, they're quite lush in real life.

We'd love you to join the challenge this week.  Pop over to JAI and check out the design team inspiration.  Here is the sketch for you.
All things open house are still on the go.  Sigh.  The auction is next weekend so there is a light at the end of the tunnel.  Once that's done and dusted things will really kick into gear with the big move. My craft room will be packed up for a few weeks :(  Any spare moment I've had lately has been spent at my desk.  I've been busily creating and trying to get ahead with my deadlines.  I am looking forward to re-furbishing my new craft room - shopping for new furniture, having lights installed etc. Lots to do, but it's going to be loads of fun.

Does anyone watch Wayward Pines on Foxtel?  It has me completely intrigued and I still can't figure out quite what's going on.  If you've got any ideas, please do share :)

Thanks for stopping by today.


  1. This is a beautiful, elegant, card for your friend's milestone birthday, Patrice. I am SO excited for you, to be welcoming your boy home today ... he should be landing as I type this! Thinking of you. xx

  2. P this is just sheer understated lush perfection. The neutral palette makes it so elegant and the DSP patterns add the depth behind that gorgeous cluster of flowers. Been thinking of you heaps this week and so happy to know GK is home. xxx

  3. What a beautiful card. Love the combo of the Timeless Elegance with the Stippled Blossoms. And that colour combo is just divine!

  4. I watch it and I'm part way thru Season 2. How far along are you?? Don't want to give anything away but I know why the town is there etc now. Such a good programme, I count down to every Sunday night for the next episode!! Your card is so elegant and stylish and love those floral stamps. Bet your son has been covered in kisses and cuddles since arriving home. Hope your able to put a few photos on your blog. Any luck with your house selling yet??

  5. Stunning Patrice - Love the colour palette - your card has a lovely vintage feel. Chantell x x

  6. Such a stunning card Patrice! The DSP looks made to go with the beautifully layered blossoms - so elegant! Hope you're having a wonderful time with GK home again now and that the inspections go well this week in the build up to next weekend. xo

  7. Total elegance P! Love your choice of dsp and those roses are gorgeous in black...Beautifully done! xx

  8. Classy, elegant & lovely, Patrice. Loved your combination of elements & patterns.
    Di :-)

  9. Love this--the image, the patterned papers, the sketch. TFS


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