Just Add Ink #392 – Just Add Something New Blog Hop

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Welcome to the first challenge for Just Add Ink for 2018!  We are kicking off 2018 with a blog hop – we all love a blog hop!  You may’ve come just come from seeing Chantelle’s fabulous creation – if not, then don’t worry, you can continue on the hop by pressing the button at the bottom of this post.

This week our challenge for you is to:

Something new is an easy one! We all have something new in our craft rooms, right?  I admit, I probably have MANY something new’s……my husband will tell you I have……

One of the goodies I received whilst I’ve been on holidays is a Stampin’ Up! Stamp set called Amazing You.  Amazing You is one of the Sale-A-Bration stamp sets that you can receive for free when you spend AU$90 on products.  Of course it’s going to be a new favourite as it has a flower stamp in it made for colouring.  After stamping the outline in Black Memento Ink, I lightly watercoloured the flower with Blushing Bride Ink and then used the tip of my watercolour pen directly to the ink pad to add darker lines and give definition to my petals.  I then used my white gel pen to dab some spots around the centre of the flower to make it stand out.  The fussy cut black cut leaves that I added are from another new stamp set called Petal Palette.

I actually started backwards when I made this card.  I would normally have a layout designed, all my cutting done and then add my stamping, but for some reason I stamped the Powder Pink and Basic Black spots on my Whisper White cardstock first and then layered around them.  I added a black piece of cardstock cut with my Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies.  I cut through the centre of the square to make more of a rectangle shape and then hit the join with some Vintage Trim, Circle punch and Label Punch.  The sentiment that I stamped on the label is from Petal Palette. I LOVE the mix of fonts in this sentiment.  To finish off, as always, I added a little black sequin.

Here’s my card:

If you’ve just started the hop from my blog, then the next hop along the way is my wonderfully talented friend Nikki Spencer.  You’re going to love what she’s created!  Click on her name or the next button below to continue hopping.

Otherwise if you started at Nikki’s blog, then I am the last Design Team Member on the hop.  We would love it if you could join us.  I’m sure you have something new to create with – hop on over to Just Add Ink and link away.  I can’t wait to see what you’ve created.

Thanks for hopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

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Freshly Made Sketches #320

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Oh my goodness! I’m in total holiday mode and have absolutely no idea what day it is – hence me forgetting to schedule my post last night for the new sketch challenge at Freshly Made Sketches.  This weeks cool sketch has been designed by the fabulously talented Kim Singdahlsen.

It’s been a while since I created a card for a wedding.  In fact I found none in my stash….  I channelled my inner Cecile with this card.  Cecile has the most creative way of using dies and layering them to perfection.  I gave it a go with my Stampin’ Up! Stitched Shapes Framelit Dies.  The stamp set is a new one to me – it’s called Perennial Birthday.  The flowers in this set are so easy to add a smidge of colour and then just as easy to fussy cut.  The sentiment I’ve used is also from the same stamp set.


The team have created gorgeous inspiration for you.  Head over to Freshly Made Sketches and take a look at their pretty cards.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Freshly Made Sketches #319

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Freshly Made Sketches is back for 2018!  I hope you’re ready for our creative weekly sketches and hope to see you all play along with our challenges this year! Our first sketch for the year has been designed by the uber talented Rita Wright.  Take a look at her great sketch (I’ve just realised my alignment on my card is a tad off from the sketch, but I hope you’ll forgive me as I’m still in holiday mode…..)

As you can see I centred my layers but if you look at my card from an angle, it might look like the sketch…..  I am in LOVE with these flowers from Stampin’ Up!s Petal Palette.  I gave my flowers a light watercolour with Brushing Bride Ink.  I then stamped the leaves from Remarkable You and watercoloured them with Old Olive Ink.  The sentiment I’ve used is from From You.  I heat embossed this with white embossing powder on Smoky Slate cardstock.

Here’s my card:

As always the Clean Team have created gorgeous cards to inspire you, so head over to Freshly Made Sketches and take a look at their cards.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Colour INKspiration #25

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Are you ready for a fabulous year of colour challenges at Colour INKspiration?  I am! This is the first challenge for 2018 and it’s a gorgeous combo that I wouldn’t normally add together (that’s why I love colour challenges – they make me try different combinations that I wouldn’t think to combine!)

We would love it if you could join us with this colour challenge – click here to show us your creation.

As soon as I saw these colours, I knew I wanted to create a card with blue flowers……I actually had to google if there is such a thing as blue orchids. And there seems to be!  I don’t think I’ve used the correct leaves with my orchid, but I just liked the look of these Lemon Lime Twist leaves punched with my Stampin’ Up! Leaf Punch.

Here’s my card:

Next hop along the way is my fellow Melbournian, Rachel Palmieri.  She has created a gorgeous card to inspire you to join us with this challenge. Make sure you hop the whole way around to check out the amazing cards the team have created.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Freshly Made Sketches #318

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We have a new challenge at Freshly Made Sketches for you.  This sketch challenge will be running for two weeks over the Christmas period as we know everyone will be busy with Santa coming and all that comes with the festive season.  This weeks sketch has been designed by the super talented and super funny Linda Callahan.

As I think I made enough Christmas cards (you never quite know until the last minute though…) I’ve gone with a floral birthday card – as you can never have too many of those! The Stampin’ Up! stamp set I’ve used on my card is called Climbing Orchid.  I coloured my images with a combination of Watercolor Pencils and inks.  To create the centre of my orchids I used Rich Razzleberry cardstock and added white highlights with my white gel pen.  The sentiment I’ve used is from For You.

As I don’t think I’ll be back before Christmas, I hope you all have a wonderful Christmas and fabulous New Year. I look forward to creating with the amazing design team from Freshly Made Sketches for the upcoming year.  Head over to Freshly Made Sketches and see what they’ve created for the final challenge of 2017.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Just Add Ink #390

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There’s a new challenge at Just Add Ink.  This week is sketch week and I’ve designed the following sketch for you.

The card I’ve created is another floral creation.  The Stampin’ Up! stamp set I’ve used is called Painted Harvest.  The flowers are a two-step stamping set.  The colours I’ve used for my flowers are Sweet Sugarplum and Blushing Bride.  I stamped two of these flowers and fussy cut them out.  The centre of my flowers are stamped with Smoky Slate.  The leaves are punched with my Stampin’ Up! Leaf Punch.

To create the background on my card I used the Smooshing Technique with Crumb Cake and Blushing Bride Inks.  I then used the water droplets stamp from Swirly Bird in Basic Black Ink.  The sentiment I’ve used on my card is from Blooms and Wishes. I then added some Linen Thread to loop under my flowers and leaves.

We would love it if you could join us with this sketch challenge.  Head over to Just Add Ink and take a look at the gorgeous cards the team have created.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Freshly Made Sketches #317

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It’s Wednesday so that means we have a new sketch challenge at Freshly Made Sketches for you.  Not long until Christmas, so you might want to use this weeks fabulous sketch to get some of your last minute Christmas cards made!

This weeks sketch has been designed by Jen Mitchell.  Jen’s cards are super clean and perfect in detail. Head over to her blog and check out her creations!

Graceful Garden, as you probably already know, is my favourite to colour.  I’ve used my Pool Party Watercolor Pencil to colour my petals and my leaves are coloured with Old Olive. The leaves I’ve fussy cut are from Stampin’ Up!s Remarkable You.  I then added a strip of Striped Ribbon and a row of Black Sequin Trim.

Here’s my card:

The Clean Team have created gorgeous cards to inspire you.  Pop over to Freshly Made Sketches and take a look at the cards the team have created.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle