Friday, June 5, 2020

Just Add Ink #508 'F'




Hello there,
well Winter officially began this week and you can certainly feel it! However, on the upside that does mean quality time snuggled up at home with the heaters on. I did spend a lot of time inside colouring and fussy cutting for this weeks Just Add Ink challenge. This week Tina is asking us to Just Add 'F'. That means the main element of your project must be something beginning with 'F'. It could be an animal - think 'frog", or a technique, think "faux" or a fancy fold like "flip flap" or "flower pot" card. This was a no brainer for me, 'F' is for flowers - and I had some new ones to play with!



Here's how it turned out.





I was thinking wildflower meadow - so lots of different flowers and lots of colours and I got to say I love how it turned out. It took a lot of colouring and a lot of fussy cutting, and I think I used every Blend colour there is, but it's so pretty! All I did to finished it all off was add a swish of Wink of Stella over all the flowers. I love the new embossing folder texture too - sooo versatile.

The Just Add Ink DT have lots of wonderful projects to show you so please 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
Versamark Pad
$16.50
Heat Tool
$50.00
Paper Snips
$17.00



Friday, May 22, 2020

Just Add Ink #506 Inspiration




Hello there,
I've been trying my hand at some watercoloring lately, I am very much in experimental and learner mode, but you can only get better by trying so today I'll show you something I worked on over a couple of weeks. I used the new challenge from Just Add Ink, this week Just Add Inspiration, from Nikki, as the kick off point. Here's the inspiration picture.



I pulled some of the colour tones (in a much paler version) from the inspiration picture and was also inspired to created a domestic kitchen scene, which was perfect for a Mother's Day card.




Adding layers of colour is important in watercoloring, and I put that into practise with my teapot and cup. The important thing is to let each layer dry. For the flowers I used a wet on wet method for each petal. First mapping in the petal with clean water then dropping in my two colours of ink on opposing sides and letting them mix. Each petal turns out absolutely unique. Since I was creating a domestic scene I needed a table to put my teapot and cup on. To get the woodgrain effect I inked up my Pinewood Planks embossing folder and then pressed that down onto the watercolour paper, that gave just the perfect amount of woodgrain definition. A swish with a wet paint brush then filled in all the gaps. I honestly had no idea how this card was going to turn out and if I'd even like it, and was almost surprised that I did like it.

The Just Add Ink DT have lots of fabulous projects to show you so please 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
Tea Time Dies
$37.00


Retired SU!: Big Shot die cutting machine, Vanilla Baker's twine, Metallic sequins