Friday, December 2, 2011

JAI 96 - Just add Tania Gould

Hello there,
how is everyone going at this busy time of year? I still have a heap of half completed projects I want need to get done by Christmas, although I am making progress. But our December calender is filling up with work Christmas lunches (yes lunches ;), Christmas shopping - yikes!!, school end of year concerts and fetes etc etc. It's all fun and crazy at the same time - I am seriously hanging out for some time to chill at Christmas!

OK enough blather!! We have a great challenge for you this week at Just Add Ink - we want you to just add one of the team - Tania Gould. The idea is to go and have a look at some of Tania's work and pick something to CASE or be inspired by. It won't be hard trust me! I was stopped  in my tracks by a gorgeous mini book Tania made recently, check out her post here. And here is a pic so you can see where I started from.

Now this is where I went with it.
One of the pages open

The back.
My version is going to be a mini photo album of some highlights of 2011, and will be going to one of the family grandmother's as a Christmas present. I started by cutting two thick chipboard Top note die cuts, then another two inserts in a thinner chipboard. Then I cut eight Top note die cuts from First Edition DSP. Then it was time to get sticky - I used Tombow to glue all the DSP Top notes to the chipboard Top notes then left them to dry for a day or two. Then I went around all the edges with some distress type ink. Now I wanted to use a silhouette image like Tania did in the bottom LHS corner - so I pulled out Upsy Daisy and then got to try something I have been wanting to do for ages, ever since seeing this post by Amanda Reddicliffe , way back in May. Yes I played with different coloured embossing powders (so pleased that SU! has introduced some coloured ones!). It was a bit hit and miss as I could hardly see the versamark image on the DSP but I took my best guess and sprinkled the coloured powder about. I LOVE how it turned out. And then I got to do it again, so I could have another embossed Upsy Daisy image on the back :) and of course every single one is unqiue. Anyway I just added some die cut numbers to the front and punched the holes for the album rings.  Now I just need to add the photos, some journalling and a few extra embellishments - I'm thinking some stamped brightly coloured flowers - to finish up this Christmas present!

Thanks for visiting and do go and check Tania out!

Recipe: All SU! unless otherwise noted
Stamps: Upsy Daisy
Cardstock: Textured Early Expresso
Ink: Versamark
Accessories: Timeless Type alphabet sizzlet, Top note die, First Edition DSP, Melon Mambo and Tempting Turquoise embossing powder, Leaf, Butter and Apricot embossing powder (Zing), Chai ink (PaperTrey Inc), Cropodile, album ringlets (Kaiser), Tombow multi, adhesive sheet


  1. Kim, this is gorgeous. I love the multi coloured embossing - it looks fantastic. Great take on Tania's beautiful project.

  2. This is just do funky Kim, and such a cool idea! I love the brightness of the colours with the First Edition DSP!

  3. Love this even more now that I've seen it in person. That multi coloured embossing is gorgeous. A great TG CASE for sure.


  4. Your project is awesome. I love the multicolored flowers. ;)

  5. This is beautiful, I love the embossed flowers!

  6. I love when something you've had in your head for ages comes to fruition. Really love the upsy daisy flowers - stunning! & I'm sure the Grandma will love the album


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