Friday, March 31, 2023

Just Add Ink #646 Inspiration


Hello there, 
the presence of an abundance of chocolate Easter goodies in supermarkets probably means you are aware that Easter is fast approaching. With that in mind for Just Add Ink's inspiration challenge this week I suggested something with Easter overtones. Here's the inspiration picture - use the colours, patterns, or objects you see to inspire the main element of your project.

And this is where I went with it.

The main elements from the inspiration picture that I used in my project were the crumb cake colour and featuring a bunny. Luckily ;) I just happened to have an adorable bunny image that I could use.

I started by stamping my image, then masked the bunny and balloon off so I could blend a gentle blue sky. Next I coloured my bunny and balloon, but to make it a little extra I fussy cut them out and popped them up on dimensionals over the original stamped images. 

A stitched frame, a little twine and a small scatter of sequins finished it off.

The Just Add Ink DT have lots of lovely 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: Birthday Wishing (Colorado Crafts)
Dies: Stitched Rectangles
Cardstock: Crumb Cake, Basic White, Balmy Blue
Ink: Tuxedo Black (Memento), Balmy Blue
Accessories: Blends (Real Red, Granny Apple Green, Crumb Cake, Cajun Craze, Ivory), Blending brush, Woven Threads sequins (R), 2022-2024 In color baker's twine, Dimensionals, Fine Tip Glue, Tear and Tape, Die Cutting Machine

Friday, March 17, 2023

Just Add Ink #644 Colour


Hi there,
this week at Just Add Ink, Kerry has a colour challenge for us all. It's a bold and vibrant combo to play with. My first thought was flowers, as always, but then decided to take a different path mixing old with new. Here's the colour combo.

And this is how my project turned out. 

Cactus Cuties, bought during COVID times and never used, came to mind when I pulled out my new Desert Details set. The two meshed together perfectly! Two elements that I think were critical for this project are the black accents, they make the bold colours pop even more and the little flower accents.

I'm really looking forward to seeing what you all make of this colour combination, but to get you started go check out the rest of the JAI DT projects for inspiration.

Thanks for visiting,

Recipe: All SU! unless otherwise noted
Stamps: Desert Details, Cactus Cuties (R)
Dies: Desert Detail dies
Cardstock: Thick Basic White, Basic White, Basic Black, Mango Melody, Gorgeous Grape
Ink: Versamark, Mango Melody, Granny Apple Green, Gorgeous Grape
Accessories: White emboss powder, Heat Tool, Blending brush, Flower punch (R), Iridescent pearl basic jewel, Black baker's twine, Dimensionals, Tear and Tape

Friday, March 3, 2023

Just Add Ink #642 Sketch


Hello there,
time for a new challenge at Just Add Ink and this week it is a sketch challenge from me! The sketch gives you lots of leeway to feature whatever you want as the focal. For me it was a teacup brimming with flowers. Here's the sketch.

And here's how my project turned out.

My starting point was 1) to use the striped tea cup stamp from Cup of Tea, and 2) to fill it with flowers using the new to me stamp set Petal Park. To add some extra depth to the flower colouring I used complementary blends to add some shading and deeper colour accents. The greenery was a mix of hand coloured and die cut. If you drop past often you know I love a splattered ombre blended background. To add some extra detail this time I also added a delicate die cut flower pattern over it.

The Just Add Ink team have lots of beautiful entries 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: Cup of Tea, Petal Park
Dies: Teacup, Framed Florets, Stitched Greenery, Stitched Rectangles, Stitched Shapes (R), Wrapped Flowers (R)
Cardstock: Thick Basic White, Basic White, Night of Navy, Granny Apple Green, Shaded Spruce
Ink: Tuxedo Black (Memento), Versamark, Night of Navy, Misty Moonlight (R), Seaside Spray, Fresh Freesia, Highland Heather, Polished Pink, Sweet Sorbet, Granny Apple Green, Parakeet Party
Accessories:  SU Blends, Petal park Builder punch, White embossing powder, Heat tool, Blending Brushes, Wink of Stella, Iridescent basic jewels, Rhinestone basic jewels, White 3/4" frayed ribbon, White gouache, Big shot die cutting machine (R), Dimensionals, Tear and Tape