Saturday, March 10, 2012

Deconstructed Sketch 42 and Just Add Ink 108

Despite the fact that the calendar still says winter, it has been decidedly spring like around here the last few days.  And I think this balmy weather is going to continue next week too!  I'm no fan of winter, so this is great news to me.  To celebrate all this yummy spring weather, I've been busy making flowery cards.  The first one I've got to show you I made with the gorgeous colors at Just Add Ink and the very fabby Deconstructed Sketch.




I love Island Indigo and I can't believe that I don't use it more.  For this card I used some Island Indigo DSP for the vertical layer.  I even paper pieced the flower from one of the other patterns in this pack!  I crinkled up some Pool Party seam binding ribbon then used my Bow-Easy to make this bow.  I really wanted to make one of those crinkly and loosely gathered bows that I keep seeing everywhere but I haven't got the hang of it yet.  If anybody wants to help a girl out and point me toward a tutorial I'd be much obliged!

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15 comments:

Marisa said...

Love it! Fabulous use of white space and the sketch.

Kathy @ Stamping Still said...

I absolutely love your card Jen. You have used the dsp beautifully and I love your bow. Great combination of colour and sketch challenges. Thanks so much for playing with us at Just Add Ink.

Mae Collins said...

Your card is beautiful Jen. I like how you used the DSP for your flower and that bow is gorgeous. Thanks for joining in with our colour challenge this week at Just Add Ink.

Anonymous said...

Oh my! This is just beautiful. You took that color combo and slam dunked it! I will case this one!
By the Way. I like the bow the way you have it neat and sweet. The crinkley ones are scene stealers and your card is too pretty to be overshadowed with a sloppy bow. Thanks for sharing and keep up the good work!
Cheryl McAskill
c.mcaskill@verizon.net

Rita said...

Took me a minute to pick my jaw up off the floor. This might be my favorite Jen creation of all time! (It does use my favorite colors after all.) Just stunning! Wow!

Tui Nathan said...

Wow ....love this!

Patricia said...

fabulous card : the colors are so beautiful!

Narelle Farrugia said...

Stun-ning Jen! This is gorgeous and you make white look so good. I love, love, love this card. Thanks for joining us at Just Add Ink - Narelle
BTW - nothing wrong with you bow!

Christine Blain said...

Wow! Jen, this card is a-ma-zing!! Love all the white space, and the touches of Early Espresso; you've used the JAI colours beautifully. Not sure where I learnt how to make shabby bows, but I'll email you what I do!

Patrice said...

Jen I absolutely love your card!

Your bow is lovely - you could try spraying a little water onto your hands and scrunching (that's what I do once the bow is tied) and it gives a crinkled effect. Not sure if that's the look you're after?

Noelle said...

Wow, jen!! this is gorgeous! I love the sophisticated feel it has, beautiful bow, too! Hope you are having a great week! :)

Nikki Spencer said...

Wow..Jen this is a jaw dropping beauty! Brilliant L/O and use of colour. Thanks for playing at JAI.

Trish *Spring Blossom* said...

Jen such a lovely card!! I really like the DSP flower you've created.

Trish
JAI Design Team

Jodene said...

This is gorgeous Jen, and the bow is perfect! Thanks for joining us this week at Just Add Ink :)

Sue Rowe said...

Stunning card Jen, congrats on your win at JAI, so deserved. Sue x