Friday, July 21, 2023

Just Add Ink #662 Sketch


Hello there,
while the sun was streaming through the windows keeping the house toasty warm last weekend I got to work on my Just Add Ink challenge project for this weeks challenge - to Just Add a Sketch from Lou. Here's the sketch.

And this is how my project turned out.

I was aiming for a light fresh feel to the colours. To achieve this I settled on some pink hues and lighter greens. Watercoloring panels of watercolour paper with my chosen inks also allowed me to the keep tones lighter. Once the panels dried it was all about the die cutting and then arranging and layering up the flowers and foliage. To add interest to the background, that wouldn't detract from the flowers, I added embossed texture and splattered flecks of pink and green ink. I generally tend to gravitate to silver for my metallic accents but on this occasion somehow gold seemed to be the better fit. So a scatter of gold sequins and a hint of gold foil to accent the sentiment finished the project off.

The Just Add Ink design team have plenty of inspiration for 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, Cheerful Daisies
Cardstock: Thick Basic White, Basic White, Basic Black 
Ink: Versamark, Soft Sea Foam, Old Olive, Melon Mambo, Bubble Bath, Berry Burst, Blackberry Bliss
Accessories:  Watercolor paper, Gold foil, White emboss powder, Heat tool, Big shot die cutting machine (R), Subtle embossing folder (R), We R Memory Keepers embossing folder, Dimensionals, Tear and Tape, Multipurpose glue, Metallic sequins (R)

Friday, July 7, 2023

Just Add Ink #660 Die cut inlay

Hello there,
being July with decidedly depths of winter weather it felt very appropriate to make a start on Christmas cards. This week's Just Add Ink challenge from Kerry turned out to be perfect for it.

This is what I came up with.

I started with a blended splattered background then ran it through my die cutting machine with the retired Blizzard die. Then ran the die through again with a panel of silver glimmer paper. The next bit was sticky but fun - inlaying all the glimmer snowflakes pieces into the blended background. Lastly, I coloured up my yeti, and a little present, and die cut the sentiment sign and adhered them to the card.

As a bonus I'm left with a die cut silver glimmer panel and coloured snowflakes - which could be another card or used separately.

The Just Add Ink DT have plenty of 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: Yeti to Party (R)
Dies: Stitched Rectangles (R), Blizzard (R) 
Cardstock: Thick Basic White, Basic White, Basic Black, Blueberry Bushel
Ink: Tuxedo Black (Memento), Blueberry Bushel, Azure Afternoon, Highland Heather, Orchid Oasis
Accessories:  Silver glimmer paper (R), SU Blends (Smoky Slate, Blueberry Bushel, Orchid Oasis), Blending Brushes, Wink of Stella, Multipurpose Glue, Big shot die cutting machine (R), Dimensionals, Tear and Tape, White Gouache