Sketch Time – JAI#310 & GDP#034

In this crazy world I call life, I have missed a few challenges of late due to time constraints.  Too much real life and not enough craft!  Now that doesn’t seem like a good balance does it?!?

Thankfully I managed to squeeze in some craft time over the past few days and I am entering this card for the Just Add Ink #310 sketch challenge {AND} the Global Design Project #034 sketch challenge.  Both challenge blogs have very similar elements in their sketches – how cool is that!?!


I’m not sure if it’s all above board to be merging sketches – so apologies if this forms a big challenge no-no, but I loved them both and didn’t want to choose one blog over the other for entry. They both inspired my final design.

I took the watercolour inspiration from the GDP blog and started to watercolour a JAI inspired circle (that didn’t work out by the way!).

I then cut out a large circle and used this as a template for my Gorgeous Grunge creation.  It’s a mix of Pool Party, Soft Sky & gold heat embossing.

JAI#310 & GDP#034 - Sketch Inspired. Gorgeous Grunge Dandelion Birthday Card. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

Because the template (made of cardstock) formed a raised edge, I didn’t get a perfect circle – it was more like a dandelion.  And the card was created from there!

JAI#310 & GDP#034 - Sketch Inspired. Gorgeous Grunge Dandelion Birthday Card. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

The final touch was inspired by Jessica Williams’ Artisan Design Team card during the week – gold thread hand-stitching.  It’s so luxurious and the perfect way to finish a ‘white space’ card like this.

Gold thread hand-stitching on my Gorgeous Grunge Dandelion card. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

The stitching took ages – but was very therapeutic.  There’s just something lovely about the symmetry of it!

Stitching on cards is one of my favourite finishes – I must do more of it!!!  Thankfully the metallic thread is carrying-over to the new catalogue.  I wonder what new colours will join in for 2016???  Just over 3 weeks til all the new catalogue questions are answered.  I can’t wait!  Kelly x

PS, a very Happy Mother’s Day to all my blog readers xxx

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12 thoughts on “Sketch Time – JAI#310 & GDP#034

  1. I LOVE your dandelion!! ANd that gold stitching!! I know this is one of Jess’s signature styles, but you rocked it too. Thanks for playing at Global Design Project with us.

  2. That is so cool Kelly! Love the colours and that stitching…wow! Thanks for joining us at Just Add Ink.xx

  3. Very cute card Kelly – I love the touch of gold embossing, it really pops out nicely. Lovely CAS style. Chantell JAI

  4. That’s one very clever dandelion, Kelly. Love all the gold touches & you’re so right about the stitching. Lovely! Glad you could play along at JAI again.
    Di

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