Friday, January 15, 2016

JAI #294 Just add something new blog hop

Hello and Happy New Year,
You may have noticed I had a bit of blogging break. It was I must admit nice to have a change from my weekly schedule and made the Christmas and New Year break that little bit more laid back. I even went to bed early a few times!!!

At Just Add Ink we always like to start the year off with a blog hop to showcase the first challenge of the year. This year Rochelle has suggested we all Just Add Something New. Now I know that won't be hard for the Stampin Up! demonstrators out there as the new Occasions catalogue and Sale-a-bration promotions have started! If you don't have anything new from SU! please join us using whatever new product you have and be sure to let us know what it is.

To make the blog hop extra special the design team have donated new SU! SAB items as prizes to the winner and two honorable mentions participants. Please note, to be eligible, you must  create a "NEW" project using "SOMETHING NEW TO YOU" and leave a comment on all the design team blogs, be or become a follower of the JAI challenge blog and blog your project exclusively linked to Just Add Ink. Any entrants that link to additional challenges will be disqualified. (The prizes are open to both international and AUS/NZ participants).

We look forward to kicking the year off with a celebration of new crafty goodness and inspiration and hope you will join the challenge with us.

You can begin the blog hop here on my blog or at any of the other design team members blog posts. Just follow the hop by clicking on the previous or next buttons you will find at the bottom of all the design team posts. Or you can start here at the beginning.




This is what I started the year off with.



That gorgeous flower showcases two of my brand new purchases. The SU! Birthday Blooms set was the first set I wanted from the Occasions catalogue and I coloured it with another brand new purchase - Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers. I began by white embossing my flower onto watercolour paper and then got to work colouring it. I was very happy with the vibrant intense colour I was able to get using my new markers. After it was dry I trimmed it out and then got to work creating a vintagey feel background for it. I mixed and matched DSP, added vellum and scattered the sentiment and sequins across the card. 

Now it's time to move to Jodene Tripp's blog (just click on the next button below) or you can return to the Just Add Ink challenge post (just click the previous button).

Hope you can join in the challenge with us.

Thanks for visiting,
Kim



Recipe: All SU! unless otherwise noted
Stamps: Birthday Blooms
Cardstock: Watermelon Wonder, Pool Party, Whisper White
Ink: Tuxedo Black (Memento)
Accessories: Zig Clean Color Brush markers, Watercolor paper (Ranger), Hearts Collection Framelits, Typeset Specialty DSP, Subtles Colour Collection DSP, retired SU! DSP, Sheer Basics Vellum Patterned Paper (Papertrey Ink), Soft Sky seam binding, Sewing machine, Dimensionals, Double sided tape (X Press), Sparkling Clear sequins (4 and 6 mm) (Pretty Pink Posh), Fine Tip glue pen

22 comments:

  1. I do like the collage effect on your card Kim, and the colours are stunning. The beautiful bow is perfect.
    Mary

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  2. Fussy cutting that bloom, just really made the card pop. Lovely.

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  3. Wow! Kim this is some work of art. Good to see you are still serious about your markers and your colouring in is beautiful as always.

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  4. Oh my, Kim! Your card is stunning! The flower is gorgeous and the layers are fabulous!

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  5. Wow, what a wonderful riot of gorgeousness you've created, Kim with that fab blossom at the centre. You have such a knack for combining elements to look made for each other. Especially love how you've separated the sentiment to draw your eye around the card. Lovely! Happy blog hop!
    Hugs, D :)

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  6. The markers, in your hands, have made a wonderful job of colouring those delicious flowers. I'm dithering about getting this set and you've just made it a lot harder to resist!

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  7. This is just dreamy, Kim. Lovely colouring, DSP, and gorgeous, feminine, design. The way you've done the sentiment is fabulous.

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  8. Beautiful card Kim - I love stitching on cards!!! And how cool that you decorated the inside of the card with as much care as the front. Kelly x

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  9. OMG..your card is just GORGEOUS!!!! I loved the set before but now I NEED that stamp set! ;)

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  10. This is absolutely stunning Kim! Your colouring is beautiful and your marriage of DSP's and textures with the sewing and scattered greeting are so perfectly tied together with that large, dreamy bow! Wow! xx

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  11. This is such a beautiful card. I love the inside and the layers that you created on the front. I love the colouring on the flower. Another stamp set I need to get after seeing your beautiful card!

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  12. Love your fabulous fussy cutting and the vintage feel ofyour card design!

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  13. Kim you've done an amazing job in colouring that beautiful flower :)
    I really love the big and soft bow at the top too!

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  14. Lovely card Kim, I love the colouring and the dsp

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  15. Such a beautiful card. I love the layer you've created all set off by stunning colouring.

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  16. Your card is absolutely divine, Kim. Such pretty colours, and I especially love the way you have added your sentiment in pieces. Feminine all the way with this one. xxxx

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  17. Beautiful job coloring your blooms!

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  18. So vintage dreamy Kim. You certainly achieved your goal, it's really beautiful. The extra details of stitching, layers and sentiment banners make it such a delight. xx

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  19. I loved that paper and the stamp goes so beautifully with it

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Thanks so much for taking the time to comment!