Friday, February 18, 2022

Just Add Ink #591 Sketch


Hello there,
time for a new challenge from Just Add Ink. This week Narelle is asking us to Just Add a Sketch, and here it is.

I was struggling with this one, no idea why, because it's a really appealing sketch. Only one idea came to mind so that's what I went with. The bonus was that I got to use two new stamp sets.

I tossed up whether I should use the viking on the front or his ship, but decided that the ship worked better paired with wave background stamp, so went with that. With the card being intended for a masculine recipient I kept it no frills with the details coming from the stitched edges, colouring and background stamp. I did sneak in a little Wink of Stella too. 

The Just Add Ink design team have so many fabulous 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: Gentle Waves, Brave Vikings
Dies: Stitched Rectangles, Stitched Shapes (R)
Cardstock: Thick Basic White, Basic White, Balmy Blue, Real Red
Ink: Tuxedo Black (Memento), Misty Moonlight, Balmy Blue, Versamark
Accessories: Blends (Balmy Blue, Misty Moonlight, Real Red, Smoky Slate, Daffodil Delight, Medium Combo, Deep Combo, Cinnamon Cider, Petal Pink), White embossing powder, Heat Tool, Blending Brush, Wink of Stella, Dimensionals, Tear and tape, Big Shot die cutting machine (R)

Friday, February 4, 2022

Just Add Ink #589 Minimalist


Hello there,
this week at Just Add Ink Kelly has asked us to Just Add Minimalist. Now minimalism is definitely not my style at all so this was a real challenge for me. Some guidelines I found useful were that minimalism often involves repetition of multiple images of same shape, simple geometric forms lines and squares and can be characterised by a monochromatic colour scheme.

Taking that input in, this is what I came up with.

Aligning the die cuts was actually quite fussy. It sounds easy, but if you place the die at a slightly different angle across your card stock then it often won't align perfectly, especially on either end. Probably adding no embossed texture would have been more minimalistic but I had to add something to satisfy myself so I figured the uniform subtle rough texture was the best solution. Noting you need to stamp the sentiment first before you emboss. 

This probably won't be my favourite project of the year, but it definitely stretched me, which a good challenge should do, and I learnt something about minimalism which was interesting. The Just Add Ink DT are showcasing a fabulous array of minimalist projects 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: Art Gallery
Dies:  Rainbow Builder (R)
Cardstock: Thick Basic White, Basic White, Pool Party Coastal Cabana
Ink: Tuxedo Black (Memento)
Accessories: Subtle embossing folder (R), Tear and tape, Big Shot die cutting machine (R)