Friday, June 14, 2019

Just Add Ink #461 Inspiration



Hello there,
this week I had a brand new flower I wanted to colour so for a change I decided not to pull out blends but instead try my hand at some watercoloring. The new challenge at Just Add Ink, this week Just Add Inspiration from Rachael, was a perfect kick off for me. You can choose the colours, or patterns or objects from the inspiration picture to be the main element of your project. Here's the inspiration pic.



And here is my first go at colouring the fabulous bold big magnolia bloom from Stampin Up's! Good Morning Magnolia stamp set. As you'll see the striking colour way of the inspiration picture was my main inspiration.



I worked to add as much contrast into my bloom by building up layers of ink (letting it dry in between layers) and by utilising three shades of yellow on the petals. I also left some very small patches of the natural "white" of the water colour paper. Having put in the work to colour my flowers I didn't want to distract from their impact, so I added a simple rectangle border for texture, some light yellow sponging in the background and a decorative border detail to one side. This border is actually the negative of the border die that is included in the Magnolia Memory framelits. 

Tip: When looking at your dies, consider can you use the negative die cut, sometimes it may even be better than the intended positive and doubles the use of your die! 

A simple bakers twine bow and some clear sequins were all that were needed to finish the card off.

Please go check out the fabulous projects from the the rest of the Just Add Ink DT 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
Aqua Painters
$20.00

Retired SU! product: Big Shot






Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Colour INKspiration #57



Hello there,
welcome to the Colour INKspiration 57 blog hop. If you are hopping your way around the blog hop, you will have arrived from Jackie Aitken's awesome blog. If you are starting the hop here but would like to go to the start at the  Colour INKspiration challenge page over on Facebook, just click the link to be redirected and ask to join the group, that way you can load your projects directly to the Facebook group.

Here's the INKspiration picture for this week. This week it's filled with a vibrant burst of colour featuring Lovely Lipstick, Daffodil Delight and Granny Apple Green. 



Here what I came up with.




You can probably tell I love a bold hit of vibrant colour. I started by brayering my background, added texture with water and ink splatter, then a layer of white gouache splatter. Next I coloured up my flowers with Stampin Up! blends, adding a snipped "thank you" sentiment from a larger sentiment in the Rooted in Nature stamp set. 
Tip: Don't forget you don't need to use sentiments as they are, you can always use just a few words!

To embellish I added some delicate white glimmer foliage (I really liked that it added a more vertical element). I also added some additional foliage using vellum and a little stamped branch. The black outlines were added to the branch using a fine line marker. 
Tip: Another way to customise your card is to add hand drawn accents. 

Here I used the same fine line marker to add a "doodled" (with the assistance of a ruler) border around the edge of my coloured panel. Lastly, a light coat of Wink of Stella added that all important sparkle!

Hope you can join us and have some fun too! The challenge runs till Monday 24th June so there is plenty of time to join in. Next up, on the blog hop is Kathryn Mangelsdorf with a lovely project. Enjoy!



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
Versamark Pad
$15.75
Heat Tool
$50.00
Big Shot
$159.00


Non-SU! Product: Copic 0.3m multiliner, white gouache paint