Friday, June 26, 2015

JAI #268 Just add a sketch

Hello there,
brrrrrrr we are back to heavy frosts this week - and we even saw snow (!!) when we went for a walk in the national park last weekend. The kids could only make teeny weeny snowballs but of course they had to try. Being mid winter there are no flowers in my garden right now but I couldn't but help pull some out for the new challenge at Just Add Ink this week. This week we have a sketch from Narelle for you. Here it is.

Oh goodness me I struggled to get a decent shot in our mid winter light. Not entirely happy with this but it was the best I could get.


A bit of brayering brought in some colour to the front, then I scattered a few water drops over the top and once they were dry over stamped a few flowers as well. Aside from that it was straightforward layering of panels and a bit of flower fussy cutting. 

Hope you can join us this week. Don't forget to check out the inspiration from the rest of the DT.

Thanks for visiting,
Kim

Recipe: All SU! unless noted
Stamps: Everything Eleanor, Crazy About You
Cardstock: Real Red, Basic Black, Very Vanilla
Ink: Real Red,Versamark
Accessories: Autumn Accents BigZ die, Typesett DSP, Daffodil Delight and Pumpkin Pie Blendabilies, Brayer, Black embossing powder, Red sequins, Dimensionals, Double sided tape

Friday, June 19, 2015

JAI #267 Just add typography



Hello there,
another week has flown past and that means it's time for a new Just Add Ink challenge. This week we have a real interesting one for you from Di. We want you to Just Add typography. By typography we mean " the style, arrangement  or appearance of typeset matter". If you look for images of typography you will see lots of examples of text/words used to create an image. So that is what I set out to do.




I started by cutting a heart out of copy paper and using that as a mask through which I stamped my big 'love' sentiment, then I filled in the shape of a heart with lots of mix and match words. Then black embossed them all. I used the fine Project Life marker to hand draw in the outside heart shape. At this point I also stamped a few small Pink Pirouette hearts  adjacent to the big typography heart just to add a little extra depth. Since this was going to be a wedding card I wanted to tone down all that black. A vellum overlay solved that issue and also meant I could add in lots of sequins, once I had sewn a border around the edge to keep them in. A little sentiment banner over the front finished it off. It's hard to capture the subtle sheen of the embossing and sequins through the vellum - but it does look great IRL!

Hope you can join in the fun this week. Do check out the rest of the DT's fabulous projects.

Thanks for visiting,
Kim

Recipe: All SU! unless noted
Stamps: Hello Life (SU!), Bountiful Banners, Wonderful Words: Love (PaperTrey Ink)
Cardstock: Whisper White, Pink Pirouette, Basic Black, Vellum
Ink: Pink Pirouette, Real Red, Versamark, Tuxedo Black (Memento)
Accessories: Hearts Collection framelits, Bountiful Banners die (PTI), SU! Project Life fine marker, Clear embossing powder, Sequins (Silver, pink, red non-SU!), Dimensionals, Sewing machine

Friday, June 12, 2015

JAI #266 Just add a colour combo



Hello there,
this week at Just Add Ink it's time for a colour challenge! Nikki has come up with a lovely colour combo that I'm sure will delight you. 


Bold stripes is what popped into my mind and so this is what I ended up with.


One to show you the flowery dimension.

The inside.

I simply layered strips of Night of Navy over a white card base eyeballing an even spacing With a bold base I needed something bold on top. First a big scrolly sentiment, then a big flowery cluster and lots of gold foliage. To give the flowers some more depth I sponged Pink Pirouette ink over the centres of the white embossed detail.

Don't forget to check out the rest of the DT's fabulous creations. Hope you can join us.

Thanks for visiting,
Kim

Recipe: All SU! unless otherwise noted
Stamps: Petal Potpourri (R), Hello There (R), Petite Petals
Cardstock: Whisper White, Night of Navy, Pink Pirouette
Ink: Pink Pirouette, Night of Navy, Versamark
Accessories: Flower Frenzy BigZ die, Flower Medallion punch, Petite Petals punch, Classic Circle Nestabilities (Spellbinder), Gold Foil, White embossing powder, Jewels- Rhinestones, Sponge, Double sided tape (X Press)

Friday, June 5, 2015

JAI #265 Just add Inspiration


Hello there,
goodness it really feels like the last week was hectic (and cold - I'm even turning into an ice block at work!!! - No joke!). So I am really glad it's the weekend - well almost ;) I do have something fun to warm things up though - a new Just Add Ink challenge. This week we want you to Just Add Inspiration and we have a great inspiration picture from Rochelle. You can pick one element, or several, the colours, patterns, objects from the inspiration picture to inspire your project. Here's the inspiration picture.


And here is what I made of it.




Creating this was very much a process of a adding a dash of this and a dash of that. I did have fun doing it (especially as it worked out) and have just realised retrospectively that I only (shock horror) used one stamp set!! 

Do join us for this fun inspiration challenge and don't forget to check out the rest of the DT's inspired projects.

Thanks for visiting,
Kim

All SU! unless noted
Stamps: Celebrate Today
Cardstock: Bermuda Bay, Basic Black, Whisper White
Ink: Bermuda Bay, Versamark, Tuxedo Black (Memento)
Accessories: Balloon Framelits die, Gold foil, Stacked with Love DSP (R), Fringe scissors, Gold embossing powder, 1/8" Gold taffeta ribbon, Dimensionals, Double sided tape (X Press)

Friday, May 29, 2015

JAI #264 Just add a sketch


Hello there,
another week has whizzed past - seriously how can it be the end of May!!! I'm hoping it will slow down a little as we pull into the weekend - ever the optimist I can hope can't I. I do know I'm likely to catch up with a couple of friends so that is a good thing. Hopefully the weekend will give you some time to join us for the new Just Add Ink challenge. This week we want you to Just Add a Sketch. This week the challenge is from me :)


This was a little something I came up with for my MIL for her birthday.



I created the base mat by die cutting the large butterfly (from SU! Butterflies thinlet dies) and temporarily adhering it while I misted Blushing Bride over the top. I then removed my mask and set the mat aside to dry. After that all it took was to add a few additional stamped details over the top and build up my central butterfly medallion. I did scrunch up the two scallop circles to add a little extra texture and bling. I'm going to miss the rich gold of the Champagne glimmer paper!

Hope you can join us this week. Don't forget to check out the rest of the DT for lots of fabulous inspiration.

Thanks for visiting,
Kim

Recipe: All SU! unless noted
Stamps: Butterfly Basics, Gorgeous Grunge
Cardstock: Calypso Coral, Wild Wasabi, Blushing Bride, Naturals White
Ink: Calypso Coral, Wild Wasabi, Blushing Bride
Accessories: Butterflies thinlets dies, Project Life cards and labels framelits, Champagne Glimmer paper, 1 1/4" and 7/8" scallop circle punches, Itty Bitty Accents punch pack, Old Olive bakers twine, Jewels- rhinestones, Isocol, Double sided tape (X Press), Dimensionals, Dotto (R)

Friday, May 22, 2015

JAI #263 Just add wedding

Hello there,
we have gorgeous Autumn colours here right now with lovely crunchy piles of leaves lying on the ground. It's perfectly picturesque for wedding photos and I can imagine that the late Spring weather in the other hemisphere is likewise making people feel the love! Which is why we have a great Just Add Ink challenge this week (can you guess?) yes of course it's to Just add Wedding from Jan

Here's what I came up with.




I wanted to keep it light and fresh and clean and simple (well for me anyway). With some new dies to play with it came together super fast.

Hope you can join us and show us what you would Just Add for a Wedding. Don't forget to check out the rest of the DT for some beautiful wedding inspiration.

Thanks for visiting,
Kim

Recipe: All SU! unless noted
Stamps: Petite Places: Church (PaperTrey Ink)
Cardstock: Whisper White, Pear Pizzazz, Pistachio Pudding, Pool Party, Soft Sky
Ink: Lost Lagoon, Pool Party
Accessories: Petite Places: Church die, Scene it: Basic Backer die, Scene it: Everyday die, Scene it: Skyscapes collection, Linen and Canvas Impression plate (PaperTrey Ink), 2013-15 In Color DSP Stack, Painted Blooms Cotton twine, Soft Sky Seam binding, Dimensionals, Double sided tape (X Press), Tombow

Friday, May 15, 2015

JAI #262 Just add a colour combo


Hello there,
I have something delicate and spring-like for you this week which is a lovely counter balance to the cold wintery windy weather and the house full of germs we've been dealing with for the last week or more. This weeks new Just Add Ink challenge was perfect as this week Di wants you to Just Add a Colour Combo. Here it is.


And here is what I came up with.



The colours just made me think of nature so I started with a Hardwood stamped base and for the pop on the top I made my flowers a bright Calypso. Special touches include trimming my flowers out and mounting them up over clear embossed fern fronds. That subtle sheen adds another texture to compliment the rough burlap and soft seam binding. Finally the sparkle of the sequins finishes it all off.

Hope you can join us this week - I'm sure you'll find the colour combo a favourite. Don't forget to check of the rest of the DT for some gorgeous inspiration.

Thanks for visiting,
Kim

Recipe: All SU! unless otherwise noted
Stamps: Butterfly Basics, Hardwood, Gorgeous Grunge, Itty Bitty Banners
Cardstock: Crumb Cake, Pool Party, Naturals White
Ink: Crumb Cake, Calypso Coral, Pear Pizzazz
Accessories: Bitty Banner framelits, 2013-15 In color sequin assortment, Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder, Clear embossing powder, Edgers #3 die (PaperTrey Ink), 1 1/4" Burlap ribbon, Pool Party seam binding (R), Pool Party Bakers twine (R), Aquapainter, Tombow, Double sided tape (X Press), Dimensionals