Friday, September 30, 2022

Just Add Ink #623 Colour

 



Hello there,
time for a new Just Add Ink challenge, and this week Di has a colour challenge for us. It's bright, bold and perfect for Christmas so that's the theme I went with. Here are the colours.


I decided to pull out watercolour paper for this project, this is how it turned out.



This was fun to do and definitely not perfect as I had colour leak across boundaries in some of the fine detail areas, but I figure that is forgivable and adds to the arty homemade feel. To add Christmas sparkle I silver embossed the bauble, added a silver foil bow, silver sequins and splashes of Wink of Stella. If I had added a bauble to the inside there would have been no room for a Christmas message so I just added a little watercolored Christmas tree instead. I really loved how bright and intense the colours came out in this project!

The Just Add Ink team have plenty of colour filled projects to share with you so please go check them out and then join in the challenge.

Thanks for visiting,
Kim

Recipe: All SU! unless otherwise noted
Stamps: Bright Baubles (R)
Dies: Stitched Rectangle, Tree Lot dies, Christmas Banner dies, Pretty Pines dies (R), Delicate Baubles dies (R)
Cardstock: Thick Basic White, Basic White, Sweet Sorbet, Starry Sky, Parakeet Party, Watercolor, Silver foil
Ink: Versamark, Sweet Sorbet, Starry Sky, Parakeet Party
Accessories: Sequins (R), Silver embossing powder, Heat Tool, Wink of Stella, Dimensionals, Tear and Tape, Fine tip glue







Friday, September 16, 2022

Just Add Ink #621 Sketch



Hello there,
this week at Just Add Ink it's time for a sketch challenge from Lou. I tossed a few ideas around before settling on making a Christmas card. First, here's the sketch.


And this is my take on the sketch.



I had fun piecing my little caravan together from different colours, which is just as well as it was the most labour intensive part of the project. The background was created quickly using blending brushes, and the sky portion finished off with white paint speckles. The caravan clustered with the trees made me think of being out in the woods so I added a woodgrain embossed mat to continue that outdoor feel. Silver sequins and silver thread help add to the festive feel.

The Just Add Ink DT have lots of lovely projects to share with 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: Trees for Sale, Itty Bitty Christmas (R)
Dies: Stitched Rectangle, Tree Lot dies
Cardstock: Thick Basic White, Basic White, Basic Black, Pacific Point, Balmy Blue, Garden Green, Granny Apple Green, Pear Pizzazz, Basic Gray, Real Red, Silver Foil
Ink: Versamark, Pacific Point, Balmy Blue, Garden Green, Granny Apple Green, Pear Pizzazz, Shaded Spruce
Accessories: Timber 3D embossing folder, White baker's twine, Silver thread (R), Silver sequins (R), Blends (Daffodil Delight), Blending brushes, White embossing powder, Heat Tool, Dimensionals, Tear and Tape, Fine tip glue, Gouache



 

Friday, September 2, 2022

Just Add Ink #619 Masculine

 




Hello there,
this week at Just Add Ink Tristan is asking us to Just Add Masculine. This challenge just happens to be perfectly timed for upcoming Father's Day.



I went for a natural outdoors feel.





I added layers of muted colour in the background. Adding the vellum layer meant that attention wasn't distracted from the focal panel which again was in soft blue, green, brown natural shades. The key to adding complexity to masculine cards is often texture. I brought that in by adding an embossed woodgrain mat, stitching detail and a little linen thread.

The Just Add Ink DT have an inspirational array of masculine projects to show you, so please go check them out and then come back and share yours with us!

Thanks for visiting,
Kim


Recipe: All SU! unless otherwise noted
Stamps: A Good Man (R), Oceanfront
Dies: Stitched Rectangle
Cardstock: Thick Basic White, Basic White, Night of Navy, Misty Moonlight, Balmy Blue, Bermuda May, Coastal Cabana, Mint Macaron, Pool Party, Vellum
Ink: Tuxedo Black (Memento), Versamark, Night of Navy, Misty Moonlight (R), Balmy Blue, Coastal Cabana, Just Jade (R), Crumb Cake, Soft Suede
Accessories: Timber 3D embossing folder, Linen thread, White embossing powder, Heat Tool, Dimensionals, Tear and Tape

Friday, August 19, 2022

Just Add Ink #617 Choose Two

 



Hello there,
this week at Just Add Ink, Di has a versatile Choose Two challenge for us. For me it was the perfect opportunity to make a couple of baby cards to celebrate some new arrivals among our family and friends. Just choose two of the three options below and feature them in your project.



Here's how my projects turned out - I chose dots and die cuts.





A Little Wild is still a favourite for me to pull out for baby cards. Being short on time and inspiration this week I cased the design of a card on p49 of the current SU! catalogue. It's always good to know that sometimes you don't need to reinvent the wheel. To give it my spin I  added in some more detail - layers, stitching and banner. My little characters sit on bed of foliage and flowers that was a mix of stamped and die cut elements. This project was a mix of colouring, stamping and a lot of die cutting. I loved how both cards turned out but confess it took me hours to get done.

The Just Add Ink DT have lots of fabulous projects to how 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: Cup of Tea, Happiness Abounds, A Little Wild (R), Banners for You (R), Round & Round (Papertrey Ink)
Dies: Stitched Rectangle, Teacup dies, Penned Flowers dies, Blossoming Happiness dies, Forever Flourishing dies, Stitched Shapes (R), Little Loves Framelits (R), Bunch of Banners framelits (R), Fishtail Flag Stax Layers (My Favourite Things)
Cardstock: Thick Basic White, Basic White, Magenta Madness (R), Misty Moonlight (R)
Ink: Tuxedo Black (Memento), Magenta Madness (R), Misty Moonlight (R), Flirty Flamingo, Mango Melody, Bermuda Bay, Pool Party
Accessories: Sunshine and Rainbows DSP (R), Subtle embossing folder (R), Blends (Shaded Spruce, Granny Apple Green, Polished Pink, Misty Moonlight (R), Daffodil Delight, Mango Melody, Pumpkin Pie, Natural Tones - Deep, Medium Deep, Medium),  Wink of Stella, Dimensionals, Tear and Tape





















Friday, August 5, 2022

Just Add Ink #615 Inspiration

 



Hello there,
things are frosty and cold here, so it was a good time to stay inside and craft using this week's new challenge at Just Add Ink. Just Add Inspiration from Nikki, here's the inspiration pic.


This is how my project turned out.



The different geometric elements of the inspiration picture really grabbed my attention, so I reflected that and the colour palette in my card. The pop of green was I think a super important element to add. While my sun rays look fully silver embossed, they were actually stamped in grey ink first and then over stamped with versa mark. I wanted the embossing to be a bit broken and scratched up, which you can't see here in the pic but you can in real life. Not quite sure if this will be a masculine birthday card or a sympathy card - I think it could work for either purpose.

The rest of the Just Add Ink DT have fabulous projects to share with you too, 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: Rays of Light
Dies: Stitched Rectangles, Majestic Mountain dies, 
Cardstock: Thick Basic White, Basic White, Basic Black, Shaded Spruce, Crumb Cake
Ink: Smoky Slate, Versamark
Accessories: Heat tool, Silver embossing powder, Linen twine, Pinewood Planks 3D embossing folder (R), Big Shot die cutting machine (R), Dimensionals, Tear and Tape.




Friday, July 22, 2022

Just Add Ink #613 Colour

 



Hello there,
I couldn't resist a Christmas in July project this week as the colour challenge for Just Add Ink was just perfect for an atmospheric wintery card. Nikki suggested the following colour combo for us.


And here is how my card turned out.



I started by watercoloring my background, and once dry adding heat embossed snowflakes and some shimmer to the "lake". A die cut mountain range was the perfect divider for the sky/ lake division and adding trees to frame the scene let me add in the Mint Macaron element. The polar bear comes from a retired set but he is just too cute not to use and was simply coloured with blends. A mat of embossed woodgrain helps reinforce the natural feel and add some extra subtle texture.

The mix of colours really appealed to me and I am really happy with the result.

The rest of the JAI DT have lovely projects to share with 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: Warm & Toasty (R), #Elfie (R), Itty Bitty Christmas (R)
Dies: Stitched Rectangles, Majestic Mountain dies, Pine Wood Dies (R)
Cardstock: Thick Basic White, Basic White, Starry Sky
Ink: Starry Sky, Fresh Freesia, Mint Macaron, Versamark, Tuxedo Black (Memento)
Accessories: Blends (Fresh Freesia, Starry Sky, Smoky Slate), Watercolored paper, Heat tool, White embossing powder, Timber 3D embossing folder, Frost white shimmer paint (R), Shimmery crystal effects, Dimensionals, Tear and Tape.




Friday, July 8, 2022

Just Add Ink #611 Sketch

 




Hello there,
this week at Just Add Ink we have a sketch challenge from Di. I loved how this sketch provides you with a defined focal point. Here it is.


And this is how I used it.



I added some delicate shading to my white pegasus and a pop of colour to the flight feathers, mane and tail then mounted it onto the banner element of the sketch. The background was coloured a vibrant blue, then embossed and splattered. Some sparkly gems finished off the card which I'm hoping will be appreciated by a younger teen niece. 

Overall quite simple but I think the striking image and sparkly elements make it a little special.

The Just Add Ink DT have many wonderful projects to show 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: Happiness Abounds, Pure Magic
Dies: Stitched Rectangles, Stitched Nested Labels (R)
Cardstock: Thick Basic White, Basic White, Fresh Freesia
Ink: Taihitan Tide, Balmy Blue, Tuxedo Black (Memento)
Accessories: Blends (Fresh Freesia, Smoky Slate), Myths & Magic Glimmer paper (R), Iridescent rhinestone gems, Embossing folder (R), Blending brushes, Wink of Stella, Dimensionals, Tear and Tape.