Friday, May 28, 2021

Just Add Ink #556 Slimline


Hello there, 
I set some time aside last week to get very very inky, I was quite happy with the end result and it was all for this week's Just Add Ink challenge. This week Lou has asked us to Just Add a Slimline card.

Slimline cards are a larger format card (mine is 8 x 3'4 inches), so the question is what do you fill all that space with - my first thought was flowers!

I wanted a gradient of colour in my flowers and foliage starting lighter at the top darkening as it moved down the card, so I pulled out - a lot - of my inks and got to work stamping bunches and bunches of blooms. Happy with the colours I then cut them all out (yes by hand - I probably have the dies somewhere, but I decided finding them was not the path of least resistance). For the base I used the partial die cutting technique to extend the stitched edge over the whole panel. I used blending brushes to add (once again) a gradient of colour, this time in blue to the base. I speckled that background with ink then started layering my flowers over. Once they were all adhered I swished over Wink of Stella to finish.

I quite enjoyed having a larger canvas to work on, the Just Add Ink DT have lots of great projects to show you so please go check them out then come back and join in the challenge.

Thanks for visiting,

Recipe: All SU! unless otherwise noted
Stamps: Art Gallery, Fresh Bouquet (PaperTrey Ink)
Dies: Stitched Rectangles
Cardstock: Thick Basic White, Basic White, Basic Black
Ink: Tuxedo Black (Memento), Versamark, Polished Pink, Melon mambo, Fresh Freesia, Rich Razzleberry, Poppy Parade, Real Red, Cherry Cobbler, Merry merlot, Shaded Spruce, Mint Macaron, Just Jade, Soft Succulent, Balmy Blue, Misty Moonlight
Accessories:  Blending Brushes, White embossing powder, Heat tool, Wink of Stella, Dimensionals, Tear and Tape, Paper Snips, Big Shot die cut machine (R)

Friday, May 14, 2021

Just Add Ink #554 'G'


Hi all,
this week at Just Add Ink it's time for one of our letter challenges. This time Tina is asking us to Just Add 'G'. That means the main element or elements of your project must begin with the letter 'G'. This could be a colour - green or gold, a technique or fold - like a gatefold card or an object like a giraffe, a globe or grapes - you get the idea!

The first thing that sprung to my mind was 'gnomes' and then 'garden'. With that starting point this is how it turned out.

This card is all about the colouring! I wanted it bright and colourful and that's how it turned out. So I coloured and coloured until I had enough pieces to create my scene, having blended the basic blue sky/ green grass background earlier. Once my gnomes and their garden were in place I finished the card with Wink of Stella and shimmery crystal effects on all the flowers.

The Just Add Ink DT have lots of fun 'G' inspired projects to show you so please go check them out and then come back and join in the challenge.

Thanks for visiting,

Recipe: All SU! unless otherwise noted
Stamps: Hanging with my Gnomes (My Favourite Things), Well Said
Dies: Stitched Rectangles
Cardstock: Basic Whisper White, Thick Basic Whisper White, Pacific Point
Ink: Granny Apple Green, Garden Green, Balmy Blue, Pacific Point, Tuxedo Black (Memento), White Craft
Accessories: Blends (just about every colour!), Blending brushes, Wink of Stella, Shimmery Crystal Effects, Paper Snips (yes I cut out all those pieces by hand), Cloud stencil (MFT), Dimensionals, Tear and Tape, Classic Label punch (R), Big Shot die cutting machine (R)