Grace's Garden Meets Country Home

by Joanne James6. April 2020 16:45

Happy Monday everyone! Mine was going great until I was just about to click publish on this blog post then my computer crashed! So I'm now retyping to get my card in over at FMS under the wire! So here goes! Today I'm sharing a card that uses Judy's sketch over at Freshly Made Sketches this week for my layout and the Just Add Ink colour palette:


I'd like to say a big thank you to the FMS team for choosing me as their 'Queen of Clean' for this card last week - I am truly honoured! - and a big 'hello' to the JAI ladies, with whom I haven't found time to play along in several weeks. I have a card that is a little 'something old, something new' - take a look:


Here's the low-down on today's card:

Something Old - My starting point for today's card was the florals from a new set - more on that in a moment - but I decided to pair them with an old favourite, 'Country Home' as I thought the milk churn in that set would be perfect for these cottage garden florals. I love the 'Country Home' set and have used it many times, with and without the embossing folder I used on today's card too, and it's always nice to give an old favourite a new lease of life by mixing with new items. I stamped my milk churn on some retired galvenised metal cardstock to give it the brushed metallic look and used this for my embossed panel too. 

Something New - The 'something new' are the florals, which feature in the new 'Grace's Garden' stamp set. I am using this bundle in my technique class this month which will now be held online this week for the first time, given the social distancing rules we are now following (I'll let you know how we get on later in the week!) This isn't one of my class cards, but I wanted to be able to give my attendees some ideas of other ways in which they could use their bundle and make some suggestions as to how they could combine with other stamp sets and the FMS sketch was perfect for this. 

Something Borrowed, Something Blue - The 'Something blue' comes from the JAI colour palette (tweaked slightly to suit my Blends collection) and is used in my long floral stocks in the container, one of the circles, the scallop edge ribbon bow and the sequins. These pastels made me think of sugared almonds and Easter in the first instance, but I resisted the urge to go down that route and thought the pastels would be perfect for my pastel cottage garden florals too. Finally, the 'Something borrowed'? A red herring I'm afraid, but my headings wouldn't have made sense without it ;-) 

Here is the visual summary of the key products used on today's project for you to pin for easy reference:


You can see all of my 'How To' summaries on my 'How To - Tips and Techniques' Pinterest board in case you've missed any. 

Right, I'm running to catch the FMS challenge before the close! Enjoy your evening and I'll be back tomorrow with another project. Until then, happy stampin'!


Stampin' Up! Supplies Used:

Table built using Product Table Builder by The Crafty Owl - Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator.

Comments (5) -

LeAnne Pugliese
LeAnne PuglieseUnited States
4/6/2020 7:45:47 PM #

So pretty!  I predict this will be a winner too!  I keep forgetting that I have that looks so nice the way you used it here!

Lou Kitzelman
Lou KitzelmanAustralia
4/6/2020 9:27:10 PM #

So glad you were able to find some to time to join in with us again Joanne. We love seeing your creations as Just Add Ink. I love how you have used our colour combo. Pairing the flowers from Grace's Garden with the milk jug is such a great idea. Looks fab. x

Chantell Randall
Chantell RandallAustralia
4/8/2020 10:48:04 AM #

Hi Joanne, hope you and your family are keeping well.  My goodness how a year has changed things?
This is a lovely layout.   I really love your use of the galvanised card - it really gives a lovely metallic look and depth to the embossing.  Chantell x x

Stef Perry
Stef PerryUnited States
4/8/2020 5:56:39 PM #

This is so beautiful Joanne, those colors are perfect teamed with the flowers in the butter churn and the layering circles.  How frustrating about your computer crash, I hope you still beat the deadline so everyone could enjoy your pretty card!

4/9/2020 1:12:59 AM #

What a pretty card, Joanne. The country floral theme really works for the challenge colours. Thanks for joining the challenge at Just Add Ink.
Di Smile

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