Friday, February 14, 2020

Just Add Ink #492 Sketch





Hello there,
more flowers for you this week as I take the tropical blooms of Timeless Tropical out for another spin. Ironically this set was not my first (or even second) choice from the new SU! mini catalogue, but I am finding very versatile! So for the new Just Add Ink challenge, this week a Sketch Challenge from Jackie, I have pulled it out again. Here's the sketch.


And here's my card.





I started with the idea of an intensely coloured sunset contained within the oval, then built all the other elements from there. Originally I had intended the hibiscus flower to be on the front but then decided the colour balance was better with the cluster of frangipani flowers there instead. As I put the card together I knew that I wanted a lot of white to contrast with the bright intense colours but not been a fan of plain white expanses I also wanted to add some texture, an embossed pattern was the perfect solution and in the end I settled on the wavy High Seas pattern. Colouring the flowers didn't actually take that long, although the blending the colours from red, through orange to yellow for the hibiscus bloom took a few layers, but that's a process I enjoy.

The Just Add Ink DT have some fabulous projects to inspire you this week so please go check them all 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


Retired/ Non- SU! product: Big Shot die cutting machine, Snowflake sequins, White jelly roll pen (Sakura)

Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Colour INKspiration #71



Hello there,
not too many flowers in our garden right now as its been ravaged by heat, repeatedly, and also a massive hailstorm - golf ball size, once! Luckily I can always create my own. So for this week's Colour INKspiration #71 challenge I pulled out some new flowers dies from SU!

This week at Colour INKspiration Jackie selected a photo with a lovely soft colour palette. It has a very rustic feel and the colours are Highland Heather, Pool Party, Grey Granite and Pear Pizzazz. Here's the inspiration picture. 


Here's how my card turned out.



Tip: Add ink to the same coloured card stock to get two tones.

When you have a restricted colour palette it's always handy to remember that if you add the ink to the same shade of card stock you will end up with a darker shade and that was how I got the two shades for my poppies and their leaves. First, I die cut all the pieces, then I laid out all the detail layers and brayered the matching ink over them. Then I glued all my layers together and arranged the leaves and poppies in a loose wreath. Glimmer paper, shimmery crystal effects and sequins add all those important sparkle elements to finish off the card.

You can join in the challenge over at the  Colour INKspiration challenge page 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.

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


Retired SU!: Big Shot die cutting machine