Friday, March 15, 2024

Just Add Ink #693 Choose Two


this week at Just Add Ink, Di has set us a Choose Two challenge. We give you three options, and you choose two to use on your project.

For my card I went with circles and sayings.

This card is intended for a youngish teen. With this in mind I selected really bright bold colours for the background and for my feature kitty cat and added lots of shiny bling elements. I used blending brushes to create the background, splattered it with Wink of Stella and then used an old spotty (circles!) mask to apply shimmery embossing paste. I coloured my birthday kitty with blends, mounting it perched on top of a matching cute sentiment (= saying) on a large dotted circle mat. A mix of ribbon textures accent the sentiment and a scatter of gems and sequins finished it all off.

I definitely strayed from the colours I preferentially use this week but I actually found it really refreshing to do so. 

The Just Add Ink DT have lots of lovely projects to show you so please go check them and then come back and join in the challenge.

Thanks for visiting,

Recipe: All SU! unless otherwise noted
Stamps: Newton Loves Cake (Newton's Nook), Cool Cats (Your Next Stamp)
Dies: Everyday Details, Newton Loves Cake (Newton's Nook), Stitched Rectangles (R) 
Cardstock: Basic White, Gorgeous Grape, Melon Mambo
Ink: Gorgeous Grape, Melon Mambo, Tuxedo Black (Memento)
Accessories:  Seasonal Decorative masks (R), Shimmery White embossing paste, Ribbon (R), Sequins (R), Gems (R), Blending brushes, Blends (Gorgeous Grape, Pumpkin Pie, Melon Mambo, Smoky Slate, Daffodil Delight, Early Espresso, Pecan Pie) Fine Tip Glue, Die cutting machine, Wink of Stella, Dimensionals, Tear and Tape

Friday, March 1, 2024

Just Add Ink #691 Inspiration


this week at Just Add Ink Kerry is asking us to Just Add Inspiration. The inspiration picture is filled with colours, objects, and textures that you can use as the main feature of your projects. Here it is.

The deep blue tones throughout the inspiration picture caught my eye as did the sparkly rich gold of the stars seen in one of the images at the top. Putting that together with a swirly star die from my stash this is how it turned out.

I watercoloured the background first, then once dry, splattered with gold ink. Dried once again. Then die cut the swirling star pattern out. Putting some of the stars aside for the inside. I then cut the swirling stars from gold glimmer paper, and paper pieced the gold stars into the watercolored panel. Although I did leave a scatter of small stars white as it added an extra little pop of brightness. Some gold cord and a gold embossed sentiment finished it all off.

The Just Add Ink DT have lots of gorgeous projects to show you so please go check them and then come back and join in the challenge.

Thanks for visiting,

Recipe: All SU! unless otherwise noted
Stamps: Greatest Journey (R)
Dies: Cheerful Daisy, Stitched Rectangles (R), Swirling Stars (Sizzix)
Cardstock: Basic White, Watercolor paper
Ink: Night of Navy, Starry Sky, Blueberry Bushel, Versamark
Accessories: Gold glimmer paper, Gold cord (R), Gold emboss powder, Heat tool, Vegas Gold Ink (R), Multipurpose Glue, Die cutting machine, Dimensionals, Tear and Tape