Friday, January 17, 2020

Just Add Ink #488 Celebrate blog hop



Hello there and welcome to 2020 on the blog!
The Just Add Ink team are kicking off the new year with our annual blog hop. It is extra  special this year as we are celebrating 10 years and 1000 followers for the Just Add Ink challenges!

You may have come from Denita's blog, be starting the blog hop here on my blog, or you can go to Just Add Ink, and then follow the links at the end of each team members blog post on to the next. This year the theme is very appropriately 'Celebrate!'.     



So many joyful occasions can fall under that theme. For me the first big family event of the year is my daughters birthday, so birthday card it is. 



I had a blogging break at the end of the last year, and was a bit worried I might be rusty, but the sheer enjoyment of playing with new stuff (TimelessTropical in particular, which ironically was not my first pick from the new SU! mini catalogue) and colouring made putting this card together easier than expected. It really is all about the colouring! I stamped my images in a very light ink and then used SU! Blends (alcohol markers) to no line colour the flowers. I should really have taken step-by-step photos as for most of the process honestly they look pretty ordinary and then at the end the multiple layers of ink, blend and end up looking finished. So my best tip for alcohol marker colouring is to persist and keep adding layers of colour and contrast.

Jan McQueen is next on the blog hop, so please go on and check out her fantastic project, and then to the rest of the team. Then come back and join in the challenge we'd love to see your 'Celebrate' project. 



Thanks for visiting,
Kim


Project Recipe:
To see and order any items used in today's project, just click on the items below to see them in my Online Store. You can order from me if you live anywhere in Australia. I would love to be your Demonstrator if you don't already have one. Please allow "Demonstrator contact" in your preferences so I can thank you properly when you place your order.
Product List


Retired/ Non SU!: Big Shot die cutting machine, Metallic sequin assortment, White jelly roll pen (Sakura)

Friday, October 18, 2019

Just Add Ink #479 Colour



Hello there,
we had a big family birthday recently with my brother turning 50. To celebrate he decided to throw a 60's themed party and of course I had to make him a 60's inspired birthday card. Psychedelic swirling patterns and tie die sprung to mind. In the end, however, I settled with a slightly more restrained colour palette using the new challenge from Just Add Ink. This week Jackie is asking us to Just Add Colour, here are the colours.



And here is what I came up with.




I began by sketching in a circle and then used a ruler to draw in a radiating sunburst in pencil. Having worked out a plan I rubbed out most of the lines and then used reinkers to add intense colour to the pattern. Once the ink was dry I flicked over some white opaque paint. Boys love interactive elements so I made my 50 element a spinner.


The biggest challenge with masculine cards is keeping it simple but adding in enough to make it interesting. I wouldn't normally add so much glitz but for a special birthday I figure I could get away with it.

The Just Add Ink DT have lots of beautiful projects to show you so do go check them out and then come back and join in the challenge.

Thanks for visiting,
Kim

Project Recipe:
To see and order any items used in today's project, just click on the items below to see them in my Online Store. You can order from me if you live anywhere in Australia. I would love to be your Demonstrator if you don't already have one. Please allow "Demonstrator contact" in your preferences so I can thank you properly when you place your order.



Product List


Retired SU!: Starburst framelits, Large number framelits