Friday, November 26, 2021

Just Add Ink #582 Inspiration

 



Hello there,
at Just Add Ink there is no mistaking that the new challenge is Christmas themed! This week Rachael is asking us to Just Add Inspiration. It may be Christmas themed but as long as you use either the colours, patterns, textures or objects you can see in the picture to inspire your project then it can be for whatever occasion you need. Here's the inspiration picture.


Here's how my card turned out.




To get the blended colour gradiation on my Christmas trees and greenery I folded several baby wipes to make an ink pad, then added several drops of Granny Apple Green ink, next to drops of Shaded Spruce. When inking up the stamps I tapped them across both inks to get the blended ink effect. After that it was stamping multiples, adding the red accents and lots of fussy cutting. I kept the rest of the card neutral, but with complementary pattern and texture.

The rest of the JAI design team have lots of beautiful Christmas inspiration 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: Peace and Joy (R), Love Lives Here: Holiday (PaperTrey Ink)
Dies: Stitched Rectangles, Stitched Shapes (R)
Ink: Granny Apple Green, Shaded Spruce, Cherry Cobler, Early Espresso, Tuxedo Black (Memento)
Cardstock: Thick Basic White, Basic White, Basic Black,Sahara Sand
Accessories: Subtle embossing folder (R), Paper snips, Dimensionals, Tear and Tape


Friday, November 12, 2021

Just Add Ink #580 Colour

 


Hello there,

I feel like I'm on a rapid trajectory to Christmas and the end of the year, in some ways that's good and in others it is panic inducing! This week I'm adding another Christmas card to my stash, using the new challenge from Just Add Ink. This week Rochelle is asking us to Just Add a Colour Combo. Here are the colours to work.

And this is what I came up with.



I rifled through my die stash and found an old Christmas sentiment die that would be perfect as a gold focal element. So I cut one out in gold and then another three in white card stock, glueing them together to give a nice dimensional shiny sentiment focal. I surrounded that with some soft pink poinsettia's and wintery foliage. I wanted the gold sentiment and the foliage elements to pop so I kept the background white just adding some timber texture. 

The Just Add Ink DT have lots of fabulous 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: Christmas Season, Bells and Boughs (PaperTrey Ink)
Dies: Seasonal Labels, Text Block: Christmas die (PaperTrey Ink)
Cardstock: Thick Basic White, Basic White, Brushed metallic foil
Ink: Evening Evergreen, Blushing Bride
Accessories: Timber 3D embossing folder, Metallic sequins (R), Wink of Stella, Fine Tip glue, Multipurpose glue, Dimensionals, Tear and Tape

Friday, October 29, 2021

Just Add Ink #578 Sketch

 



Hello there,
we are fast heading towards Christmas, you may have already noticed a trend towards Christmas cards her on the blog so don't expect that to change. This week at Just Add Ink, Narelle is asking us to Just Add a Sketch. Here's the sketch.



And here is how my project turned out.



It took me a while to mull over what elements I wanted to use on the right hand side, but once I settled on a tree, I knew I wanted a deer to be curled at the bottom. That peaceful scene led me to the sentiment.

For the tree I pulled out my Pine Wood dies, there is no outline stamps for the tree die, so having die cut a tree I just drew in the 'stamped' lines myself. Then coloured with Blends. The scene led itself to a rustic background so I embossed a woodgrain background then splattered that with Wink of Stella and white gouache. The rectangle panel in the sketch acts as a grounding element for my scene and sentiment. To add a bit of Christmas bling I gold embossed the sentiment (which is very challenging to capture in a photo) and added a gold metallic enamel star from my stash. 

I feel like the simple design and neutral colours suits the peaceful 'nature' feel the project has.

The Just Add Ink DT have lots of fabulous 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: Peaceful Deer, Peace and Joy (R)
Dies: Stitched So Sweetly, Joy (R), Pinewood (r)
Cardstock: Thick Basic White, Basic White, Night of Navy, Crumb Cake
Ink: Night of Navy, Tuxedo Black (Memento), Versamark
Accessories: Blends (Shaded Spruce, Granny Apple Green, Soft Suede, Crumb Cake), Timber embossing folder, Gold embossing powder, Heat Tool, Metallic Enamel Shapes (R), Wink of Stella, Dimensionals, Tear and Tape, Big Shot die cutting machine (R), White gouache


Friday, October 15, 2021

Just Add Ink #576 Moving Element

 



Hello there,
welcome to a new Just Add Ink challenge. This week Tina and Kelly have issued a joint challenge to Just Add a Moving Element. We are looking forward to seeing some fun interactive cards! For me this was the perfect challenge to make a masculine card. But honestly, I think anyone will love getting card that has a play element to it.


It was grand final week here recently and my DH's team made it through to the big game so I used the team colours as the starting point for my card. Here's how it turned out.







While it was super fun to play with the 'Give it a Whirl' dies I will also say this was super fiddly, but that was because I was trying to cut and aligned the viewing window through three layers. But with some patience I managed that feat! 

The rest of the Just Add Ink DT have some fun interactive cards to show you so please go check them out and then come back and join in the challenge.

Recipe: All SU! unless otherwise noted
Stamps: Hats Off, Handsomely Suited
Dies: Give it a Whirl, Suit and Tie, Hat Builder dies, Stitched Nested Labels
Cardstock: Thick Basic White, Basic White, Night of Navy, Real Red
Ink: Versamark
Accessories: Classic Label punch (R), White embossing powder, Heat Tool, Multipurpose Glue, Dimensionals, Tear and Tape, Big Shot die cutting machine (R)




Thursday, September 30, 2021

Just Add Ink #574 Choose Two

 



Hello there,
school holidays are slipping past here very quietly as we are in lockdown, but on the bright side we have spring weather, so lots of flowers in the garden and sunshine to go with them. There will be no flowers again this week, as this week's Just Add Ink challenge from Nikki is a Just Choose Two challenge. Here are the options.



The idea is choose two of the three options and feature them on your project. Still in Christmas card mode I went with silhouette and stars. Here it is.




First, I die cut the two tiers of my 'village' skyline, then paper pieced in the tiny yellow glowing windows. Then I used blending brushes to create the sky, a glow from the set sun turning into a night filling with stars and a large yellow moon. The stars and sentiment were white embossed.
Put those simple elements together and you have the end result, which to be honest I think to looks better in real life.

The Just Add Ink DT have plenty of fabulous cards to inspire you so please go check them out and then come back and join in the challenge.

Thanks for visiting,
Kim

Recipe: All SU! unless other noted
Stamps: Peaceful Deer, Christmas Whimsy kit stamp set
Dies: Hometown Greetings edgelits
Cardstock: Basic White, Night of Navy, Daffodil Delight
Ink: So Saffron, Daffodil Delight, Crushed Curry, Balmy Blue, Pacific Point, Night of Navy
Accessories: 1 3/8" circle punch, blending brushes, white embossing powder, heat tool, Big Shot die cutting machine (R), dimensionals, tear and tape.




Friday, September 17, 2021

Just Add Ink #572 Inspiration

 



Hello there,
this week at Just Add Ink Nikki is asking us to Just Add Inspiration. I loved the bright colours, and while flowers would usually mean flowers this week I decided to follow a different path. The colours from the inspiration picture inspiring a bright Christmas card. Here's the inspiration pic.


May be an image of flower, outdoors and text

This is how my card turned out.



It's been a crazy busy exhausting week so I am going to keep this super short and simple.
Ink blended background.
Alcohol coloured images.
Embossed snow in the background.
Wink of Stella and Shimmery Crystal effects for the necessary Christmas bling.

The Just Add Ink design team has an abundance of stunning projects to show you this week so please go check them out and then come back and join in the challenge.

Thanks for visiting,
Kim

Stamps: Cup of Christmas (R), Gnome for the Holidays (R), Santa's Elves (My Favorite Things)
Dies: Stitched Rectangles, Stitched Shapes (R)
Cardstock: Thick Basic Whisper White, Basic Whisper White, Pacific Point
Ink: Balmy Blue, Pacific Point, Night of Navy, Versamark, Tuxedo Black (Memento)
Accessories: SU! Blends (lots and lots of colours - sorry no details this week), Blending brushes, White embossing powder, Heat Tool, Horizontal Snow stencil (My Favorite Things), Wink of Stella, Shimmery Crystal Effects, Dimensionals, Tear and Tape, Big Shot die cutting machine (R)





Friday, August 20, 2021

Just Add Ink #568 Sketch

 



Hello there,
having a bit of a deja vu week with our first lockdown in a year happening this week. Spending some extra time at home however had the added benefit of time to work on my project for this week's Just Add Ink challenge. This week Lou is asking us to Just Add a Sketch, here it is.


My niece has a birthday coming up soon so I made this card with her in mind.




To start I added a subtle embossed texture to the background and then blended a soft gradient of colour coming up from the bottom, finishing it with a light splatter. For the main focal point I coloured in my sweet fairy girl, trimmed her out and mounted her on a couple of stitched layers. She was finished off with wink of Stella and shimmery crystal effects, and I added a scatter of sequins around her. I feel like the black I added makes it feel a little bit of grown up which suits an almost teenager.

The Just Add Ink DT have lots of fabulous 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: Itty Bitty Birthdays, Maisy Ketto (Stamping Bella) (R)
Dies: Stitched Rectangles, Stitched Shapes (R), Stitched Nested Labels (R)
Cardstock: Thick Basic White, Basic White, Basic Black
Ink: Balmy Blue, Tuxedo Black (Memento), Versamark
Accessories: Blends (Balmy Blue, Real Red, Magenta Madness, Ivory, Crumb Cake, Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie), Sparkle Glimmer paper (R), Blending brushes, Subtle embossing folder (R), Wink of Stella, Shimmery Crystal Effects, Woven Threads sequins (R), Flowers for Every season twine (R), White embossing powder, Heat Tool, Dimensionals, Tear and Tape, Fine Tip Glue, Big Shot die cutting machine (R)