Friday, January 17, 2020

Just Add Ink #488 Celebrate blog hop

Hello there and welcome to 2020 on the blog!
The Just Add Ink team are kicking off the new year with our annual blog hop. It is extra  special this year as we are celebrating 10 years and 1000 followers for the Just Add Ink challenges!

You may have come from Denita'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 very appropriately 'Celebrate!'.     

So many joyful occasions can fall under that theme. For me the first big family event of the year is my daughters birthday, so birthday card it is. 

I had a blogging break at the end of the last year, and was a bit worried I might be rusty, but the sheer enjoyment of playing with new stuff (TimelessTropical in particular, which ironically was not my first pick from the new SU! mini catalogue) and colouring made putting this card together easier than expected. It really is all about the colouring! I stamped my images in a very light ink and then used SU! Blends (alcohol markers) to no line colour the flowers. I should really have taken step-by-step photos as for most of the process honestly they look pretty ordinary and then at the end the multiple layers of ink, blend and end up looking finished. So my best tip for alcohol marker colouring is to persist and keep adding layers of colour and contrast.

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

Thanks for visiting,

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

Retired/ Non SU!: Big Shot die cutting machine, Metallic sequin assortment, White jelly roll pen (Sakura)


  1. Really stunning Kim - both inside and out. Chantell xx

  2. Wow, spectacular job coloring! Thanks for your tip.

  3. Stunning, so love how vibrant the flower is and is such a eye catching design

    Ali P

  4. Love how you have used the flower as the spotlight of your design.

    Ali P

  5. Who would want more with this coloring?Gorgeous.

  6. Your coloring is fantastic! Happy 10th.

  7. Your hibiscus card is just beautiful Kim - beautifully blending colouring and you've decorated the inside toooooo, wow, it's very pretty ... and a big congrats to you and the JAI team on 10 years!! Robyn

  8. So pretty with a great fresh feel, Kim! I'm sure your daughter will love it! Very special! Amazing how it all comes back when you start again!! :) :)

  9. Beautiful card Kim. So love your no line watercolouring. Thank you ��

  10. Your colouring is stunning, just stunning! Gorgeous card Kim! Hope you enjoyed your break xx

  11. Beautiful make. It looks so elegant! Really lovely creation!

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