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,

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,

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)