Friday, 16 February 2018

Furry Friend Sympathy for JAI#396

Happy Friday folks and welcome :-) We've had a beautiful week of pretty perfect Summer days. The veggie patch has been very productive but is showing signs it is nearly finished for the season. It will be fun deciding what to plant for an autumnal crop soon.

Also full of fun is the new challenge at Just Add Ink. This week, Kim has drawn a fabulously clean and versatile sketch for us all to use. You can use it as is or Flip it, and spin it as long as the sketch can be recognised in your project. Our lovely design team have created such a beautiful variety of cards to inspire you so I hope you can take a moment to pop on over and join us.

We heard the other day the very sad news that the time came for a friend to say goodbye to their beloved little Westie (think the My Dog  tv ad) and so a card was needed.
The dog image is the closest I have to a Westie and is from Avery Elle. To keep the colouring light, as she is of course a white dog, I used Watercolor Pencils and a Blender Pen  - and an ink pad for the tennis ball.
Because the dog is looking to the right, I decided to flip the sketch and use the large sentiment as a  banner for her to sit on which led to the rounding of all the corners and including her favourite tennis ball in memory of her favourite game and it adds a needed extra piece of colour.

A little Fine Tip Glue Pen was added to her eyes and nose for some shine and then it was time to build the layers. There are a couple of different paw print sizes in the stamp set, and inspired by Nichol Spohr,  I used these to create the background and it also goes with the well known "dogs leave paw prints on our hearts" saying on the inside.

Card stock: Basic Grey, Berry Burst, Basic Black, Whisper White
Inks: Versamark, Black Archival, Lemon Lime Twist, Berry Burst
Stamps: Sorry For Everything
Accessories: Big Shot, White EP, Metallic Sequin Assortment, PL Corner Rounder (retired), Blender Pens, Fine Tip Glue Pen
Non SU: Furry Friends Stamp and Die bundle (Avery Elle)

Thanks for stopping by today and I hope you can take a moment to pop on over to Just Add Ink to see all the wonderful inspiration from all the team and I look forward to seeing what you will create with this fun sketch this week.

Happy stamping until next time,



  1. Such a sweet card Jan for a sad occasion. Love your choice of colours & the paw print background is fabulous. Kelly x

  2. What a lovely card Jan! I'm sure they will appreciate the puppy likeness and l love that you've flipped the sketch, bold colours and clean lines...Love it!

  3. It's gorgeous Jan, such a lovely way to honour the memory of a beloved friend! It will bring tears but smiles for your friends as well as they remember all the good times. xxx

  4. How lovely that you were able to include the tennis ball - a personal touch that I'm sure the recipient will love even in the sadness of their loss.