Enchanted Garden Wreath for Paper Players #296
Flower Bouquet for Casethissketch

Enchanted Garden for As You See It and Just Add Ink

Hi Everyone.  Happy Monday

It's not often I get the chance to combine two challenges... but I saw this great sketch across at As You See It and a fabulous - and so out of my comfort zone - color scheme across at Just Add Ink and decided that they really needed to be combined!



JAI #312
Although I absolutely LOVE blue... for some reason it isn't a color that I often use on my cards.   It seems a masculine color, but I was determined to make a feminine card out of it and realized that with my new (very favorite) Enchanted Garden set, I could make a feminine card with - what I consider to be masculine - colors.
I began with a piece of Recollections #110 White card stock and masked off a vertical stripe.  I then took the ink colors and got to work with my stamps.  Masking the card stock allowed me to stamp that vertical image using multiple different stamps from within the set.   Of course, I had to color them with my Copic markers :-)
Here's my card:
Flowerbutterfly (1 of 1)-2

I know it is hard to appreciate the colors - but they do look wonderful in hand.  It's a color scheme that I will definitely use again.  Also... I know you can't see the inside of the flowers.... but they are shimmery and wonderful.   I took my new Spectrum Noir glitter pens and added lots of shimmer to the middle of them.
This really doesn't give you a real view of how sparkly these pens are.... but does give you a better idea!
Flowerbutterflycloseup (1 of 1)
On a personal note:
Well... I am so pleased that some of you enjoyed the photo of my "Hiney Bird" - thanks for making me laugh Colleen :-)  and - as Jude said - it does look like the north end of a sparrow heading south!  In fact... it was a female Grosbeak.  She moved around so much that it was impossible to get a good shot of her!
In fact... Friday was an allround disaster for taking bird photos at the feeder.   Anyone want to take a guess at this ghostly figure:-)  and no... this is nothing to do with Salem around the 1700s :-)
Ghostbird (1 of 1)
Yep.... some days that is just how it goes!  I am always amazed when I upload my photographs and find one that is half-decent - because so many of them look like this....  or.... this
Elusive grossbeak (1 of 1)
If you look closely - in the top left hand corner - you can just see the outer wing of the female Grosbeak.  This shot was taken right after the hiney shot!  She just wouldn't stay still long enough for me to get a photo of her!
I promise, if you come back tomorrow, I will not only share a card - but also some photos of birds that actually stayed still long enough for me to photograph them:-)
In the meantime, warm hugs and prayers for those of you who need a little lift tonight!


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OOH La La, what a beautiful color combination. Your card is Gorgeous Jaydee; simple and yet so very elegant.
Oh, Casper, the female Grosbeak :}

Chantell Randall

This is so pretty with the glitter and pearls. I love your little embellishments. Creates a delicate card. Chantell JAI

Jan Clothier

I agree that the colours this week at JAI were lovely and you've shown them off well. I love the attention to details in your card: the little pearls on the flowers, the bling on the butterfly, the shimmer. It fairly glows! Lovely use of our sketch. Thanks so much for joining us again at As You See it,

Christine Blain

Jaydee, your card is so beautiful - nothing masculine about it! The shimmery flower centres are divine, and I love that you incorporated the soft green in the way of a delightful butterfly. So nice to see you playing along with us at Just Add Ink. xx

Heather Cooper

You managed to create a beautifully feminine card, Jaydee! I love that stamp set! And you used just the right combination of the colours for your colour challenge. I really like the way you've combined the sketch and the colours. Thanks for your contribution to our gallery at As You See It Challenges.


Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at AYSI, good luck!!! Amy DT


Your card is stunning. I love the blues and your coloring is great. Always enjoy your pics.

Tina Gillespie

Your masked and stamped panel is fabulous - a great way to use the colours without them being overwhelming. Thanks for sharing your lovely card with us at Just Add Ink.


This is absolutely beautiful. Do more with blues--you've nailed this one!


This design is stunning, Jaydee! So sweet and sparkly!

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