Friday, November 17, 2017

Just Add Ink #386 "R"


Hello there,
well I dragged my weary, but happy, body back from Melbourne and the SU! OnStage event and began another hectic week at home. Before I left though I managed to get started on my project for this week's new Just Add Ink challenge. This week Tina has challenged us to Just Add 'R' to our projects. That means the main element(s) of your project must begin with the letter 'R'. This can be objects, colours or techniques, the possibilities are endless. For example - reindeer, rose, red, reflection technique or rock and roll.



Despite growing up in a climate where Christmas is in summer, I still associated reindeers with Christmas, so a reindeer (and another Christmas card) it was. Here it is.



It's not often that I will CASE a card (it's the second one in her post) but I saw one by Wanda Guess recently that I really loved, the colours, the balance of colours, the reindeer! So this is my spin on her fabulous card. Being a fan of layers I added one by mounting the deer up on a glimmering oval. I also kept the sentiment restricted to the bottom of the oval rather than the whole lower card. I just found all that red a bit much if it filled the whole bottom of the card. The deer I coloured with my Blendabilities, pulled out of moth balls for another go at colouring.

The Just Add Ink DT have a gorgeous array of 'R' themed projects to inspire you so please go check them out and then share yours with us!

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
Ovals Collection Framelits Die
Ovals Collection Framelits Die
$45.00
Versamark Pad
$15.00
Stampin' Blendabilities™ Markers Crumb Cake Assortment
Stampin' Blendabilities™ Markers Crumb Cake Assortment
$0.00
Heat Tool
$50.00
Big Shot
$159.00

Non- SU! products: Snowdrifts die (My Favourite Things)

Friday, November 10, 2017

Just Add Ink #385 Sketch

Hello there,
well today is the day many Aussie SU! demo are heading towards OnStage events. I am very excited to be catching up with friends, many of which I haven't seen for a year! Before I headed off I made sure to make my project for this week's Just Add Ink challenge. This week it's time to Just Add a Sketch (from me this week). Here's the sketch.

I'm still in Christmas card mode, and I also used it as an opportunity to take my old SU! Blendabilities on a test run before ordering the newer Blends version that were just released this month. One thing you will notice is that the colour depth and vibrancy is stronger than you can get with other colouring methods. Have a look.



I used the Cherry Cobler and Calypso Coral marker sets to colour the petals of my poinsettia and the Old Olive markers for the leaves. To add that extra dimension on the front I actually stamped the flower twice, coloured just the central petals then trimmed them out and layered them over a full flower bottom layer. Colouring is a fabulously relaxing thing to do - I rarely get the time to do it but I do love it when I do!

The Just Add Ink DT have a gorgeous array of project for the sketch. Please go check them out and then come back and show us your take on the sketch.

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
Joyful Christmas Clear-Mount Stamp Set
Joyful Christmas Clear-Mount Stamp Set
$31.95
Cherry Cobbler Baker's Twine
Cherry Cobbler Baker's Twine
$5.25
Big Shot
$159.00



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Friday, November 3, 2017

Just Add Ink #384 Inspiration


Hello there,
life continues to be busy here, but I made sure to set aside some time to get a project done (another Christmas card - I did warn you!) for the new Just Add Ink challenge. This week Jan wants us to Just Add Inspiration, and who wouldn't be inspired by these gorgeously coloured flowers! You can use the colours, the flowers or any other element of the picture to inspire your project!


I loved how these colours worked to make a bright non-traditional Christmas card. 



Some tips: I used a now retired SU! stencil to create the background. Stencils are a fabulous way to create unique and fun background and quite user friendly to watercolouring as long as you are careful not to use too much water. Did you see how I framed the sentiment panel with vellum? It stands out doesn't it! With the return of SU! Blends alcohol markers changing the colour of vellum is now super easy.

The Just Add Ink DT have a gorgeous array of projects to WOW you so please go check them out and then 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
Aqua Painters
$20.00
Versamark Pad
$15.00
Heat Tool
$50.00
Big Shot
$159.00

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