Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Circle Card for JAI 70

Here's this weeks JAI 70 Sketch Challenge.
When I saw this I knew straight away that I had to use my Scallop Circle Bigz Die, that I have had for a month or so and hadn't used yet.
Then I thought I must make a Scallop Circle Easel Card, that Bronwyn Eastley does so well.
 I didn't want to use colours I that I use a lot, so I went to the projects from Ustamp with Dawn and Friends Oh My Word projects and found this colour combo that Ilina Crouse used and challenged myself to used it.

 My Circle Scissors also got a good workout.
 I have used Shimmering Pastel Technique again, I'm loving this technique.
I also adding Dazzling Diamonds in the centre of the flowers.
Supplies List
Stamp Sets: Fifth Avenue Floral, Strength and Hope, Because I Care (level 1 Hostess).
Card Stock: Bravo Burgundy, Certainly Celery, Marina Mist, Very Vanilla.
Ink: Marina Mist, Certainly Celery.
Extras: Big Shot, Circle Scissors Plus, Scallop Circle Bigz Die, Marina Mist 1/4' Grosgrain Ribbon, Clear Rhinestone Brad, Dazzling Diamonds, Stampin' Dimenionals.


  1. very pretty Helen, and I love that technique its fun isn't it, and the effect is beautiful.

  2. Very pretty indeed Helen! I really like your front layout with the cluster of flowers and then that lovely shimmering butterfly. A really great first easel card!
    Kim (Just Add Ink)

  3. Challenges are a great way to try something new or to use something we haven't yet used, so I am glad our Just Add Ink challenge did that for you. I like how you used your ribbon and brad to make the easel card stand up.

  4. Ooh love your shimmery pastel colouring Helen.

  5. Absolutely beautiful Helen! Love how soft the shimmer makes the images. Thanks for playing at JAI this week ♥

  6. So sweet Helen... I too have not really used my pastels because I don't know how, I really need some lessons! Actually come to think of it I haven't seen them in a long time... hang on....yep still have them in the back of the bottom drawer just hiding away LOL ......... Thanks for the inspiration to "maybe" try something with them :-)