Friday, August 16, 2019

Just Add Ink #470 No Stamping




Hello there,
this week at Just Add Ink we have a challenge that will be...a challenge. This week Jo has asked us to Just Add 'No Stamping'. Yep that's right 'no stamping', you can use ink, paper, stencils anything except stamps!


My first thought was to use dies, cause I just love dies!



I began by brayering a rainbow of colour on one panel, then proceeded to cut lots of 'Happy Birthday's' out of the rainbow panel. Then I replicated that on a panel of Whisper White. Then I puzzle pieced all the rainbow words into the white panel and all the white words into the rainbow panel. Easy to say and not actually hard to do but be prepared this will take a while, a long while, a longer than you expected while! The bonus is of course that you end up with two cards. In fact the end result was so colourful that I felt that the cards were perfectly finished as they were. 

Make sure to check out the rest of the cards from the DT for great 'no stamping' ideas, 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.

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Saturday, August 10, 2019

Christmas Deer



Hello there,
it's not often I pull something out of my unpublished archives but with no DT post live this week I decided this was a great chance to show you one of my felt projects, especially as the die I used is still current in the latest SU! catalogue. Using your dies to cut felt is no different than cutting paper, I use exactly the same sandwich as I do to cut cardstock. 

Each year I select a die and make a felt Christmas ornament for family and friends. Last year I knew it was going to be a deer! Here's some of my 2018 Christmas deer's. 





I used a mix of grey and brown pure wool felts (purchased off Etsy), and also mixed up the embroidery threads colours that I used, sometimes to blend in and sometimes to create a contrast. Mostly I used two strands of the six ply embroidery thread for the stitching.

To create your own, cut two felt deers, then start by stitching the antlers together. I used backstitch for my deers, that is a bit tricky on the antlers but you can always slip your needle between the two layers and come up in the new spot for next antler branch. Don't forget to add your little eye beads to each deer before begining the body. Next using backstitch I stitched the two deer layers together, making sure to stitch in the hanger, once you are about two-thirds of the way around push a little poly fill in using something small and pointy. Once you have gone all the way around reverse and fill in your back stitch. I finished off my deers using a little scrap of red felt as a scarf and some little silver bells (retired SU! from my stash). Then loop some thread through the hanger and you're done!

What I love about creating felt ornaments is that they are the kind of gift that keeps giving, as each year the recipient can hang this on their Christmas tree and get joy from it over and over again.

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.

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Friday, August 2, 2019

Just Add Ink #468 Just Add 'C'



Hello there,
the Christmas theme continues this week. To wrap up July (ok it will actually be August when this goes live but I figure it's close enough ;) the new challenge from Just Add Ink is to Just Add 'C' from Tina. This means we want you to add anything beginning with the letter 'C' as the main element of your design. The first thing that came to my mind was Christmas but it could be a cat, cup or cake, or a centre step card or a technique like chalkboard or colour blocking. 


Here's what I came up with.




Using lots of colour is something I love to do and this project has LOTS of colour. I started by brayering the colour on, ran a heat gun over it to make sure it was really dry, and then gold embossed snowflakes over the vibrant background. I built the sentiment element by layering strips of ribbon, and glimmer paper with a large stitched circle then added my big gold glimmer 'Merry' on top (plus a Christmas sentiment of course). A few die cut snowflakes and some sequins finished all off.

The Just Add Ink DT have a fun and inspiring range of 'C' cards to show you so please 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.


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Versamark Pad
$16.50
Heat Tool
$50.00


Retired SU! Metallic sequins, Big Shot, white ribbon