Tuesday, 20 March 2018

Picnic with You Shadow Box Card for JAI400

Good morning lovelies! It's quite early as I write this blog post, I am determined to participate in the Just Add Ink 400th challenge. Yes 400 challenges this talented bunch of artisans have posted! An amazing feat, don't you think?

Anyway, the last week and a half has been very challenging, with nothing major, just things that pop up and prevent me from crafting (like working the weekend, aaarrghh, as one said challenge). I get cranky when I don't get into my studio and create (so my family tells me!) so I pushed myself to come home from work each day and do a little bit and it has made a huge difference. Once I started creating I forgot that I had been on my feet for hours and that my brain is fried!

Just Add Ink have all sorts of challenges that they post weekly, this week it was an inspiration photo.

From the above photo you can take whatever inspiration it provides you with and run with it. I decided I loved those colours and went for an Easter theme.

I have made a shadow box card. I'm sorry but I don't have any measurements or a tutorial to share with you as I didn't follow one and just "nutted" it out as I went looking at pictures of others. If trial and error is not your thing I do know that the lovely Bronwyn Eastley from Addinktive Designs has tutorials for sale, check it out HERE.

The beauty of this card fold is that it sits up on a table/shelf but folds down flat to be able to be posted.

I have used several stamp sets to create my little scene Picnic with You (had to use it as I hadn't inked it up yet!) for the flowers, basket and grass (love that grass!), Seasonal Layers Die set for the chair and branch, A Good Day for the little bunny, Labeler Alphabet for the sentiment letters and Large Number Framelits for the little banners.

Make sure you check out the Just Add Ink blog by clicking HERE.

Thank you so much for stopping by, I had better go get myself ready for work, sitting in my studio has lulled me into a false pretense of not going to work........

Cheers Megan xx


  1. Oh Megan! This is such a stunner. The perfect way to celebrate our 400th challenge and Easter. I love the way you interpreted the inspiration pic. Thanks for joining us this week at Just Add Ink.

  2. Oh wow, such a gorgeous card Megan! Your shadow box with all its beautiful details is such a delight and I’m sure will very much be appreciated by the recipient. Thanks for joining us for our 400th challenge at Just Add Ink.

  3. This is fabulous Megan! I love the all the detail you put into this... that cute little bunny, the basket full of flowers, the banner..the list goes on! Thanks for celebrating our 400th challenge at Just Add Ink with us this week.

  4. Fantastic shadow box card, Megan. I absolutely adore your stunning Easter creation. So many wonderful details. Thanks for sharing with us at Just Add Ink this week x

  5. Oh wow Megan - what a stunning Easter creation!!! I love all the detail of your gorgeous card! Thanks for joining us for the 400th Just Add Ink challenge. Kelly x

  6. Wow, Megan, such a clever & adorable card. Love your colour & element choices. Full of such lovely details. Glad you could play along with our JAI 400th challenge.
    Di :)