Friday, July 22, 2022

Just Add Ink #613 Colour


Hello there,
I couldn't resist a Christmas in July project this week as the colour challenge for Just Add Ink was just perfect for an atmospheric wintery card. Nikki suggested the following colour combo for us.

And here is how my card turned out.

I started by watercoloring my background, and once dry adding heat embossed snowflakes and some shimmer to the "lake". A die cut mountain range was the perfect divider for the sky/ lake division and adding trees to frame the scene let me add in the Mint Macaron element. The polar bear comes from a retired set but he is just too cute not to use and was simply coloured with blends. A mat of embossed woodgrain helps reinforce the natural feel and add some extra subtle texture.

The mix of colours really appealed to me and I am really happy with the result.

The rest of the JAI DT have lovely projects to share with 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: Warm & Toasty (R), #Elfie (R), Itty Bitty Christmas (R)
Dies: Stitched Rectangles, Majestic Mountain dies, Pine Wood Dies (R)
Cardstock: Thick Basic White, Basic White, Starry Sky
Ink: Starry Sky, Fresh Freesia, Mint Macaron, Versamark, Tuxedo Black (Memento)
Accessories: Blends (Fresh Freesia, Starry Sky, Smoky Slate), Watercolored paper, Heat tool, White embossing powder, Timber 3D embossing folder, Frost white shimmer paint (R), Shimmery crystal effects, Dimensionals, Tear and Tape.

Friday, July 8, 2022

Just Add Ink #611 Sketch


Hello there,
this week at Just Add Ink we have a sketch challenge from Di. I loved how this sketch provides you with a defined focal point. Here it is.

And this is how I used it.

I added some delicate shading to my white pegasus and a pop of colour to the flight feathers, mane and tail then mounted it onto the banner element of the sketch. The background was coloured a vibrant blue, then embossed and splattered. Some sparkly gems finished off the card which I'm hoping will be appreciated by a younger teen niece. 

Overall quite simple but I think the striking image and sparkly elements make it a little special.

The Just Add Ink DT have many wonderful 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: Happiness Abounds, Pure Magic
Dies: Stitched Rectangles, Stitched Nested Labels (R)
Cardstock: Thick Basic White, Basic White, Fresh Freesia
Ink: Taihitan Tide, Balmy Blue, Tuxedo Black (Memento)
Accessories: Blends (Fresh Freesia, Smoky Slate), Myths & Magic Glimmer paper (R), Iridescent rhinestone gems, Embossing folder (R), Blending brushes, Wink of Stella, Dimensionals, Tear and Tape.