Friday, October 28, 2022

Just Add Ink #627 Choose Two

Hello there,
I had a busy busy week so having a card come together easily for this challenge was super helpful. I think you'll find this week's Just Add Ink challenge, from Tina, is a fun one. This week we want you to Just Choose Two.

So choose two of the above options and feature them on your project. I went night and pulled out a classic SU! set that I love.

This came together really quickly. I picked my colours for the night sky, masked a moon to add some drama, balance and the perfect place to place the iconic santa and his sleigh image. Cut a town silhouette - just love when a die does all the work for you! Splattered everything with white gouache and wink of stella and heat embossed the sentiment. IRL the colours are more intense and I am really happy with the outcome.

Hope you enjoy the challenge, you can tell the rest of the DT did, just go check out the rest of their projects!

Thanks for visiting,

Recipe: All SU! unless otherwise noted
Stamps: Hearts Come Home (R)
Dies: Hometown Greetings (R)
Cardstock: Basic White, Basic Black
Ink: Versamark, Tuxedo Black (Memento), Starry Sky, Fresh Freesia, Polished Pink
Accessories: 1 3/8" circle punch (R), Blending brushes, Heat tool, White embossing powder, Wink of Stella, White gouache, Big Shot die cutting machine (R), Dimensionals, Tear and Tape.


Friday, October 14, 2022

Just Add Ink #625 Inspiration


Hello there,
the season definitely inspired my choice of inspiration picture for this week's new challenge at Just Add Ink. I couldn't go past this field of vibrant spring flowers especially as the garden is filled with spring blooms right now. Looking at the inspiration picture below, draw on the colours, patterns, or objects in the picture and use it as the main element of your project.

I count't resist creating my own field of flowers, this is how it turned out.

I started by pulling out a whole bunch of ink pads based on the colours I could see in the inspiration photo and then started stamping flowers and foliage. Once I thought I had enough I started die cutting them out and then working out the placement on the card front. Having the flowers flow down the card on a diagonal adds a strong structural element and balancing that with (subtly textured) white space means they have plenty of impact. The card was finished off simply with a sentiment and a tiny scatter of sparkly sequins.

The Just Add Ink DT have lots of fabulous projects to how 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: Sending Smiles
Dies: Sending dies
Cardstock: Thick Basic White, Basic White, Basic Black
Ink: Tuxedo Black (Memento), Shaded Spruce, Garden Green, Polished Pink, Melon Mambo, Daffodil Delight, Crushed Curry, Pumpkin Pie, Real Red, Poppy Parade, Fresh Freesia, Highland Heather, Gorgeous Grape
Accessories: Subtle embossing folder (R), For everything fancy sequins, Big shot die cutting machine (R), Dimensionals, Tear and Tape