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

Hey Everyone

 

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 #319

Hey Everyone

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