Friday, March 1, 2024

Just Add Ink #691 Inspiration

 




Hello,
this week at Just Add Ink Kerry is asking us to Just Add Inspiration. The inspiration picture is filled with colours, objects, and textures that you can use as the main feature of your projects. Here it is.


The deep blue tones throughout the inspiration picture caught my eye as did the sparkly rich gold of the stars seen in one of the images at the top. Putting that together with a swirly star die from my stash this is how it turned out.





I watercoloured the background first, then once dry, splattered with gold ink. Dried once again. Then die cut the swirling star pattern out. Putting some of the stars aside for the inside. I then cut the swirling stars from gold glimmer paper, and paper pieced the gold stars into the watercolored panel. Although I did leave a scatter of small stars white as it added an extra little pop of brightness. Some gold cord and a gold embossed sentiment finished it all off.

The Just Add Ink DT have lots of gorgeous projects to show you so please go check them and then come back and join in the challenge.

Thanks for visiting,
Kim


Recipe: All SU! unless otherwise noted
Stamps: Greatest Journey (R)
Dies: Cheerful Daisy, Stitched Rectangles (R), Swirling Stars (Sizzix)
Cardstock: Basic White, Watercolor paper
Ink: Night of Navy, Starry Sky, Blueberry Bushel, Versamark
Accessories: Gold glimmer paper, Gold cord (R), Gold emboss powder, Heat tool, Vegas Gold Ink (R), Multipurpose Glue, Die cutting machine, Dimensionals, Tear and Tape

Friday, February 16, 2024

Just Add Ink #689 Colour

 



Hello, 
time for a new challenge from Just Add Ink. This week Rochelle has given us a colour challenge. 


My inspiration was a mental process of - 'let's use some new product and I haven't done any colouring for a while or used a mask'. I mixed that all altogether with the colours and this was the outcome.



The most time consuming element was the colouring. I actually think colouring small detailed images takes longer than colouring larger ones. But it was a good occupation for a quiet weekend afternoon. Stenciling the background was very quick but I decided to add some interest by breaking that up into a striped pattern so that was a bit fussy as well.

The late afternoon photography unfortunately doesn't really do it justice. IRL it is very clean, bright and fresh, with a pop of colour from the flowers and sequins gleaming.

The Just Add Ink DT have lots of lovely projects to show you so please go check them and then come back and join in the challenge.

Thanks for visiting,
Kim


Recipe: All SU! unless otherwise noted
Stamps: Lifetime of Love, Framed Florets (R)
Dies: Lifetime of Love, Everyday Details, Stitched Rectangles (R) 
Cardstock: Basic White, Tahitian Tide, Vellum 
Ink: Tahitian Tide, Tuxedo Black (Memento)
Accessories: Artistic Mix Decorative masks, White emboss powder, Heat Tool, Gorgeous Grape blends, Pastel Adhesive Backed Sequins, White baker's twine, Multipurpose Glue, Die cutting machine, Wink of Stella, Dimensionals, Tear and Tape

Friday, February 2, 2024

Just Add Ink #687 Sketch

 



Hello there,
this week at Just Add Ink we have a sketch challenge for you - from me! Here's the sketch.


My first thought on looking at the sketch was that if I rotated it to a vertical format it would be perfect for a z fold card so that's what I made. Here's how it turned out.




I started by die cutting all the pieces for my ship and the waves. I sponged the edges of my sails and then dry embossed them to add some material texture. The background I blended in three stages - the water, a narrow strip of land horizon and then the sky. Extra 'texture' was added to the sea and land using stamping and some birds and clouds finished off the sky. The key point in the assembly was making sure to carefully align my inside panel with the front panel. This was to ensure that when the card is closed it looks clean and there is no hint of the inside peeking out.

The Just Add Ink DT have lots of gorgeous projects to show you so please go check them and then come back and join in the challenge.

Thanks for visiting,
Kim


Recipe: All SU! unless otherwise noted
Stamps: On the Ocean, Gentle Waves (R)
Dies: On the Ocean, Stitched Rectangles (R) 
Cardstock: Basic White, Night of Navy, Early Espresso, Gray Granite, Very Vanilla
Ink: Night of Navy, Misty moonlight, Boho Blue, Balmy Blue, Gray Granite
Accessories: Subtle embossing folder (R), Multipurpose Glue, Die cutting machine, Wink of Stella, Dimensionals, Tear and Tape




Friday, January 19, 2024

Just Add Ink #685 Blog Hop Flowers


Hello there and welcome to 2024 on the blog!

The Just Add Ink team are kicking off the new year with our annual blog hop.

You may have come from Kerry Parkinson's blog, be starting the blog hop here on my blog, or you can go to Just Add Ink, and then follow the links at the end of each team members blog post on to the next. This year the theme is flowers.



Here's how my project turned out.





I do love an ombre background so I started with that, then embossed it and added splatters of white paint and Wink of Stella. Then I pulled out various purple hues and started stamping some flowers. I wanted to keep it elegant and uncluttered, so created just a small cluster of flowers to accent the large mixed font sentiment. I finished it all off with some silver sequins and ribbon accents.

Jan McQueen is next on the blog hop, so please go and check out her gorgeous project, and then the rest of the team. Then come back and join in the challenge we'd love to see your floral project. 



Thanks for visiting,
Kim

Recipe: All SU! unless otherwise noted
Stamps: Sending Smiles
Dies: Stitched Rectangles (R), Sending Smiles, Everyday Details, Stitched Shapes (R)
Cardstock: Thick Basic White, Basic White, Basic Black, Balmy Blue, Silver foil (R)
Ink: Tuxedo Black (Memento), Highland Heather, Gorgeous Grape, Balmy Blue, Lost Lagoon, Fresh Freesia
Accessories: Timeworn Type embossing folder, Subtle embossing folder (R), Metallic sequins (R), Silver thread (R), Silver ribbon (R), Fine tip glue, Wink of Stella, White gouache, Big shot die cutting machine (R), Dimensionals, Tear and Tape

Friday, December 22, 2023

Just Add Ink #684 Colour

 




Hello there,
well with Christmas almost upon us. We have one more challenge for you this week at Just Add Ink. Rochelle has asked us all to add traditional Christmas colours.


I make a gift card holder for each of the nieces and nephews each year for Christmas. This week was the perfect challenge to make them. They are always same, same but different, so each one gets something just a little bit individualised. Here's how they turned out this year. 



The holders were very simple, a strip of card stock, scored twice. One side folded over and adhered just on the edges to make a pocket for the gift card, then the remaining side folds to close it. To keep them closed I made belly bands embellished with shiny sprigs, snowflakes and ribbon.

The Just Add Ink DT have a some gorgeous projects to show you, so please go check them out, and then share yours! Thanks so much for joining us this year we love seeing all the projects you share with us! 

This challenge will run for two weeks, so you can also share your projects after Christmas when you have more time. It will close on January 3rd. There will be no winner's post for this challenge just the opportunity to share your work and inspire others.

The Just Add Ink team will be back next year with our annual blog hop on January 19, 2024. Till then wishing you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Thanks for visiting,
Kim

Recipe: All SU! unless otherwise noted
Stamps: Many, mostly retired.
Dies: Stitched Shapes (R) and a whole lot of other retired dies.
Cardstock: Basic White, Real Red, Old Olive
Ink: Versamark
Accessories: DSP (R), Gold foil, Gold shimmer paper, Gold embossing powder, Heat Tool, Ribbon (R), Dimensionals, Tear and tape, Die cutting machine

Friday, December 8, 2023

Just Add Ink #682 Sketch

 



Hello, 
time for a new challenge at Just Add Ink. This week Tina is asking us to Just Add a Sketch. Here it is.


I decided to bring you a very non-traditional Christmas card filled with a rainbow of bright colour.




Once the colouring was done, and the image fussy cut out, this was quite quick to put together.

All the background needed was a splatter of white paint and Wink of Stella, a strip of glimmer paper layered with ribbon and twine through the middle to reflect the sketch, a scatter of sequins and it was done!

The Just Add Ink DT have lots of great projects to show you so please go check them and then come back and join in the challenge.

Thanks for visiting,
Kim


Recipe: All SU! unless otherwise noted
Stamps: Festive and Fun, Penguin Place (R)
Dies: Stitched Rectangles (R) 
Cardstock: Basic White, Granny Apple Green, Crushed Curry
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories:  Blends (A whole bunch that included Natural tones, Granny Apple Green, Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie, Real Red, Highland Heather, Azure Afternoon, Balmy Blue), Glimmer paper (R), SU! Pattern paper (R), Die cutting machine, Parakeet Party baker's twine, Pastel adhesive backed sequins, Wink of Stella, White gouache, Dimensionals, Tear and Tape



Friday, November 24, 2023

Just Add Ink #680 Alcohol

 



Hello, 
time for a new challenge at Just Add Ink. This week Kerry is giving us something different and asking us to....

It has been a while since I've done any colouring, so I seized my chance to pull out my alcohol markers - SU! Blends - and play with the very cute Festive and Fun stamp set.



This pretty much turned out as I envisioned :) which was to have the pile of presents as bright pops of colour against the 'sky'. Once the colouring was done the rest was die cutting and a bit of fussy cutting. 

The Just Add Ink design team have plenty of fun and fabulous projects for you so please go check them out and then come back and join in the challenge.

Thanks for visiting,
Kim

Recipe: All SU! unless otherwise noted
Stamps: Festive and Fun
Dies: Snowfall Vertical, Stitched Snow Drifts, Stitched Fishtail Flag STAX (My Favorite Things) 
Cardstock: Thick Basic White, Basic White, Balmy Blue
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories:  Blends (Grey Granite, Natural Tones, Granny Apple Green, Pumpkin Pie, Real Red,Highland Heather, Azure Afternoon, Balmy Blue, Basic Gray), Glimmer paper (R), Die cutting machine, Subtle embossing folder (R), Wink of Stella, Dimensionals, Tear and Tape