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,
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