Just Add Ink 179 - Sketch Challenge

Hello All,

This is my 3rd week as a Guest Designer at Just Add Ink and this week's challenge is a sketch by Mae.

This one threw me a little.  At first I couldn't see past the splatter and I don't have any current stamps of that style.  I should buy some I suppose if I want to be able to make Grungy cards, but I left this card until the last minute.  Silly me.

Here is the sketch.

I decided on a more elegant design instead.  This is what I came up with using the Beautifully Baroque single stamp which I've stamped and embossed with Gold Embossing powder.  I then coloured some of the image.

I've used Island Indigo ink with a blender pen in the fine border and I've used watercoloured the centre of the embossed image with Rich Razzleberry ink.  I love these rich jewel tones.  My Cardstock is Rich Razzleberry, Whisper White and Island Indigo and I've used Chevron Ribbon and Papillon Potpourri stamp set and co-ordinating punches for my butterfly.  The greeting is from the set Petite Pairs and punched with the Mosaic punch layered onto the Modern Label punch.

Have a closer look here.

I must also thank Belinda Neil as she was the inspiration for the colouring the inside of this stamp.  Without first having seen what she did, I probably wouldn't have thought to try it myself.  I really love how this turned out.

Thanks so much for stopping by.  Hope to see you over at Just Add Ink in the challenge with a card of your own.


  1. Really lovely, Carolyn. The rich colours are just perfect with that gorgeous Beautifully Baroque stamp. I love how you've punched out the sentiment with the Mosaic punch, and the chevron ribbon is perfect. Beautiful card!

  2. So glad you didn't go grunge Carolyn, as this is such an eye catching card...So elegant, it has a Moroccan feel to it, with the rich colours and gold.xxx

  3. I think that was a really hard design to work with. You did so well. Vx

  4. This has a lovely clean elegant feel Carolyn. And the gold embossing adds such a touch of richness especially coloured :)

  5. Like the sample & love your sample!

  6. I LOVE your take on this sketch Carolyn! Love the colours you've used and the embossing is so striking!


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