Saturday, January 29, 2011

JAI #53 - Just Add Inspriation/Add A Burst of Colour

or if' you're like me, just do whatever!  It's safe to say that I did not properly read or understand the DT challenge at JAI this week.  We were given this beautiful photo with the description 'Just Add Inspiration - Add a Burst of Colour'.

Now, I did give this photo a glace - yep, bright yellow but as you can see from what I made, the bright colour was the only thing I took from this photo. *smacks forehead.  This is what I made

When I read  'Bursts of Colour', I immediately thought of black, white, with a bit of something bright to really pop!  Then I was reading Cath's Moxie Fab World blog and there was a colour challenge of black, white, bright pink and orange.  Perfect!  What stamps should I use - lightbulb - Avairy.

Then it went downhill a bit.  The stands for the birdcages ended up being a bit low in the end and not quite as evenly spaced as I would have liked.  I should have started again at that point but I had stuck that ruffled ribbon down and it was stuck good & proper and I didn't think it would withstand another move around on the card before totally unravelling.  I thought there was a bit too much white space at the top so I added a couple of score lines - oops, bad move - we'll fix that by adding a little more ruffled ribbon and some bling to blind anyone looking too close!

Well, must dash.  I've got the grocery & meat shopping to put away before I start the ironing (fun day, hey?)

I'm looking foward to seeing your creations this week.  Don't forget to check out the great creations the other DT girls have come up with - just beautiful!

Thanks for visiting!

Supplies Used:  All SU! except where noted
Stamps:  Aviary, Occassional Quotes
Ink:  Black Staz On, Regal Rose, Peach Parfait
Cardstock:  Whisper White
Accessories:  Basic Rhinestone Jewels, SAMJ, Dimensionals, Sticky Strip, Modern Label Extra Large Punch, Hibiscus Burst Satin Ribbon (PTI)

Songs I listed to whilst blogging (and eating my lunch):  Telephone - Lady Gaga & Beyonce, 17 - Ladytron, Fantastic Voyage - Lakeside, Immagination - Laura Branigan, Immigrant Song - Led Lepplin (yes, in the L's on iTunes)


Bronwyn Eastley said...

I think this card is super cute! I must get those stamps all inky. Love the bright ruffled ribbon!

Mae Collins said...

I think this card is great and I love how you have ruffled the ribbon, the colour really pops on this card!

Rachel Moore said...

Love your card Jo, the little birdies really do pop out, love what you have done with your ribbon to

KimB said...

Jo your story made me laugh - sometimes cards are like that!! But it turned out gorgeous in the end!! Your colours are really eyecatching against the BW - awesome!!

Anonymous said...

I think I have to buy this set, so many idea's with it now. Your card looks really great, love the ribbon. Marls

Christine Blain said...

Jo, before I read the blurb that goes with this gorgeous card, LOL, it struck me as one of the most beautiful cards you've made!! I love it! It was 'meant to be', you know ... just a bit of a creative journey had to be taken to obtain the end result. Stop being so darn hard on yourself!!