Sunday, April 26, 2015

Just Add Ink Sketch Challenge #260

This week at Just Add Ink, the challenge involves using this sketch.

This is a Mothers Day Card but I decided to give it a generic greeting to give it some flexibility.  I really loved watercolouring the flowers though, and got so carried away I made doubles of the tulip heads and then fussy cut them and popped them over the top to give the flowers more dimension!  What was I thinking!  Lots of fussy cutting, but it sure looks great!!!

The rest of the card is basic layering with a similar theme using the hardwood stamp  and the woodgrain embossing folder.  
A bit of burlap finished the card for the banner part of the sketch.


  1. This is really lovely Julia! I love the earthy feel to your card with the colours and textures you've used. Your flowers are coloured perfectly and look fabulous raised up to give more dimension. Thanks for joining us at Just Add Ink this week!

  2. Thank you Narelle, for your lovely comments!!

  3. Wow! This is really beautiful, Julia. I, too, love the rustic background in contrast to the beautiful bright tulips. The texture and dimension on your card is just lovely. Thanks for joining in the fun at Just Add Ink. :)

  4. Oh wow I love the colouring and you've really added dimension by popping the tulips up on them selves.

    Thanks for playing with us at Just Add Ink.

    JAI Design Team

  5. Thank you so much Christine and Trish for your lovely comments. I love how this card has turned out!!

  6. I absolutely adore these gorgeous tulips, and the dimension you've given them with the 'weathered' background is perfect. Thanks for joining the challenge fun at Just Add Ink again. x

  7. Thank you Patrice, I love this stamp too - it has been a lovely stamp to use!!

  8. Julia your tulips are just divine - the colour is so vibrant against the wonderfully textured, natural background. Love the double detail you added! Thanks for joining us at Just Add Ink this week.

  9. Thank you Kim. I love these tulips too. And I am a neutrals girl so the background was in my comfort zone! Teehee.


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