Friday, 27 May 2016

JAI #313: Just Add A B


Oh boy, am I glad it's Friday! I've had another week with a sick child - this time my 13 year old. He had Monday and Tuesday off school, but luckily he's pretty self sufficient and he's getting to old to want his mum fussing over him.

So, onwards to the real reason you're visiting my blog - the card making! This week at Just Add Ink it's my turn to set the challenge, and I'm challenging you to Just Add B. As usual with our Alphabet challenges, it can be anything to do with B. A stamp set, a colour, a theme, just let your imagination run wild.

I've had this image half coloured on my desk for a little while. Before you ask, no, it's not a Stampin' Up! stamp, and yes, I do feel a little bit naughty using something that's not ours. However, every person in our house is completely mad on Harry Potter, so it's one that just had to find it's way into my stash! I coloured the image with my Copic markers. I'm very new with colouring with Copics, so I'm on a big learning curve.

Everything else on my card is SU. I used the about to retire Squares Collection Framelits to cut the frame for the front of my card. You can see that I popped it up to give the image a bit more depth. If I'd been a bit cleverer (is that a word?) I would have turned the card into a shaker card by adding some Window Sheet and some of the new Foam Adhesive Strips. Oh well, maybe next time!

Because I'm just a tad stingy thrifty, I used the left over square from the front of the card to matt my inside sentiment. I quite like the red border!

So there you have it - a brown-haired boy in a blue bed reading books. Lots of B's for this week's challenge. You can see plenty of other B themed cards over at Just Add Ink. What B will you use?

Bye for now,



  1. I just love this Tina - your colouring is awesome - and you got some great shading in! The bright colours really bring this image to life. I'm sure this will be treasured in your household! xxx

  2. Tina I think you are doing a great job with your copics! This is such a cute image and it does remind me of being young, snuggled up in bed and reading about exciting adventures.

  3. Wow! Tina, this is just wonderful!Ssuch a totally cool card and sure to make better any wizard that is felling a bit ill! I wouldn't have guessed you are new to Copics either - I love the detail in the starry quilt you've made and your frame is brilliant too! xx

  4. Wow I absolutely love this image, Tina, and your card AND colouring! Well done. Fabulous and fun. Totally love it. x

  5. Great card Tina - love your colouring. Will have to fund this one too for a special niece.


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