Just Add Ink #525

Hey Everyone

It’s Friday, so that means there’s a new challenge for you to play along with at Just Add Ink.  This week our challenge is:

We all have need for those thank you cards, so why don’t you play along and add a thank you card to your stash?

One of the ways we tend to say thank you is to give flowers, so I created a card full of bright flowers and a thank you sentiment. These beautiful flower images are from the So Much Love Stamp Set. I stamped the flower image twice and sat down with my Purple Posy and Highland Heather Blends.  The leaves have been coloured with the Soft Sea Foam Blends. I also took the Light Soft Sea Foam Blend and coloured the background Whisper White Cardstock to give it a watercoloured look.

The darker set of leaves are fussy cut from designer series paper.  I like the contrast of the darker leaves against the lightly coloured image ones. The pack of DSP I fussy cut the leaves from is called Forever Greenery Designer Series Paper pack.

Finally, I kept my sentiment simple by die cutting a Basic Black Cardstock sentiment cut with the Well Written Dies.

 

The team at Just Add Ink have created wonderful florally creations to inspire you. Head over to Just Add Ink and take a look.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Global Design Project #260 & TGIF Challenge #283

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Best part about being on holidays is, not only do I get to sleep in, I get to craft when I want!  The card I’m sharing today is for two challenges – this weeks CASE the Designer at  Global Design Project Challenge and Designer Take Over Challenge at TGIF Challenge.

The great thing about challenges is that they get you to create out of your comfort zone.  Ink blending used to scare me and I wouldn’t even bother trying it in case I messed it up. I told myself who cares if I messed it up, I could always bin it.

I have never tried blending the colours I’ve used on my card until today as I didn’t think I was much of an orange person. I think I might just be an orange lover now! The colours I’ve blended are Petal Pink, Mango Melody and Pumpkin Pie.

The peonies I’ve added to my card are from the Prized Peony Stamp Set. These peonies have been stamped in Black Memento Ink and coloured with a combination of Calypso Coral and Cajun Craze Blends.  The leaves I’ve layered on my card are stamped from the Forever Fern Stamp Set – these have been stamped with Pool Party Ink.

For the base of my card I added a rectangle of Sahara Sand Cardstock that has been embossed with the Brick & Mortar 3D Embossing Folder.  The Whisper White Cardstock panel under my flowers are leaves, has been punched with the Rectangular Postage Punch.  I’ve actually punched two of them to create a longer rectangle and hidden the join under the peonies. The fussy cut sentiment is from the matching stamp to the punch called Postage For You Stamp Set.

Three Champagne Basic Rhinestone Jewels were added to finish off my card.

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Cheers

Narelle

Just Add Ink #523

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It’s time for a new challenge at Just Add Ink. This week our challenge is to:

When I get a challenge like this, I think I’m going to get all creative choosing something like a technique I’ve never tried before, but usually end up going with the obvious – using a stamp set that starts with the letter A….

The stamp set I’ve used for my card is called All Things Fabulous. The pretty flowers are stamped in Roccco Rose Ink and then Cherry Cobbler Ink over the top to create definition in the centre of the flowers. The leaves have been stamped with a combination of Soft Sea Foam and Pear Pizzazz Inks.

The lattice effect background is from the Forever Gold Laser-Effect Specialty Paper. I’ve turned the gold paper over to expose the white back to it. I then used a couple of the gold leaves to add to my layering as well as some gold twine from the Forever Greenery Trim Combo pack. Three white Elegant Faceted Gems were used to add a pretty touch as well as make sure the lattice piece stayed in place.

The team at Just Add Ink have created wonderful cards for the challenge, head over to Just Add Ink and see what they’ve created.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Freshly Made Sketches #452

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There’s a new sketch over at Freshly Made Sketches for you to play along with.  Our sketch designer is the amazingly talented Amy O’Neill. Amy’s cards are always full of fabulous colours and wonderful detail.

The sketch made me think of using flowers floating at the two corners of the card.  The flowers and sentiment I’ve used on my card are from the So Much Love Stamp Set. I’ve coloured my flowers with a combination of the yellow blends.  The larger flower on the bottom of the card has been coloured with the darkest of my blends – Mango Melody. I added some light Pool Party Ink daubing around the top flower all the way to the bottom flower to add some softness the white background.

The team at Freshly Made Sketches have made gorgeous cards with Amy’s sketch. Pop over to the challenge and see what they’ve created.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

 

Just Add Ink #521

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There’s a new challenge over at Just Add Ink.  This week is an inspiration picture challenge. Take a look at the pretty pic we have for you:

I’ve created a card using the colours, the flowers and the jars from the picture.  The jars I’ve added to my card are from the Jar of Flowers Stamp Set.  I stamped the images in Black Memento Ink and coloured the jars with some retired Rose Gold Shimmer Paint.

The flower image that I’ve used on my card is also from the Jar of Flowers Stamp Set. I’ve lightly coloured the image the Light Crumb Cake Blend. The leaves have been given some colour with my Call Me Clover Blends. I then took some Call Me Clover Cardstock and cut some leaves with the Forever Flourishing Dies. The sentiment I’ve added is from the Forever Fern Stamp Set – we could all use a sentiment like this for those friends at the moment.

The team at Just Add Ink have created wonderful cards using the inspiration picture from the challenge. Head over to Just Add Ink and see what they’ve created.

Thanks for stopping by.

Narelle

Freshly Made Sketches #451

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It’s Wednesday so that means a new sketch challenge at Freshly Made Sketches and this weeks sketch hostess is me! I’ve created a simple sketch but doesn’t mean I’ve kept my card simple. I LOVE details and layering.

The Flowering Blooms Stamp Set has been one I’ve been itching to use. The flowers in this stamp set were made for colouring. I’ve given the larger blooms some colour with Purple Posy and Highland Heather Blends.  The smaller flowers have been coloured with my Pool Party and Bermuda Bay Blends. The leaves have been shaded with Mint Macaron Blends.The flowers and leaves have all been fussy cut and layered on DSP from Peony Garden Designer Series Paper.  The sentiment I’ve used is also from the Flowering Blooms Stamp Set. Three Basic Rhinestone Jewels were added because my cards just aren’t complete without them.

Make sure you head over to the challenge and see the gorgeous creations the team have created with my sketch.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

CAS(E) this Sketch #387 & TGIF Challenge #279

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I wasn’t done with my craft room after my earlier post. I headed back out there and looked around for challenges to keep creating. I didn’t think I had two more cards in me this afternoon, so I found two challenges and combined them for one card. The challenges I’ve entered are CAS(E) this Sketch and TGIF Challenge. Here are their challenge pics:

I love a bit of height to my cards.  In fact, it’s quite common for my cards to have four layers or even double-dimensionalise to get extra height. For the 3D element to this card, I created rolled roses – plus I think I’ve dimensionalised every layer as well.  The little flower and leaf images and sentiment are from the Fancy Phrases Stamp Set.  The images have been fussy cut and adhered with dimensionals.

The layout for this card is for the sketch challenge at CAS(E) this Sketch Challenge.  I love me a good sketch and this one is just fabulous. The background of my card has been colour with the Light Petal Pink Blend. You can’t quite see the strip of DSP I’ve added to my card, but there is a strip of Peony Garden DSP under the sentiment and cluster of roses.

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Cheers

Narelle

Global Design Project #255

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I have to say, I’m actually enjoying my lockdown weekends. Only being allowed out to go to the supermarket and one hour of exercise a day, means more time in my craft room!  If only I could bring myself to clean it……

I’ve managed to play along with the latest challenge at Global Design Project. Take a look at their fab challenge:

I could’ve used pretty much all of my Stampin’ Up! Sets in my craft room for this challenge, as they almost all have leaves in them!  The set I’ve chosen is called Forever Fern Stamp Set.  The leaf images that I’ve stamped, in Mint Macaron and Smoky Slate, have been fussy cut and layered about the sentiment – also from the Forever Fern Stamp Set.  I love that this set also has background ink splatters – you can never have to many ink splatter stamps!

The designer series paper I’ve roughed up is from the Peony Gardens Designer Series Paper pack.  I also roughed up the edges of a piece of Mint Macaron Cardstock to layer underneath.  I added some Linen Thread strips and a Linen Thread Bow to finish off my card.

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Cheers

Narelle

Freshly Made Sketches #450

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It’s time for a new challenge at Freshly Made Sketches. This week our sketch has been designed by my friend Karren Johnson – all the way over the other side of the ditch from me. One day I will get to see her beautiful country and touch all the sets she has in her craft room.

I went for a bit of fun with those circles. We could all use a smile couldn’t we? I saw letters instead of circle could be used and tried to think of abbreviations with three letters. After a couple of mishaps with letters that would be a tad rude if I’d used them, I came up with FMS! This card is for my girls at  Freshly  Made Sketches!

I’ve combined the letters with some foliage, because I had to give it some fullness.  The leaves I’ve stamped are from the Forever Fern Stamp Set.  They’ve been stamped in Pool Party and Bermuda Bay Inks. The designer series paper I’ve added to the background is from the Peony Garden DSP pack.

The rhinestones I’ve added to my card have been coloured with the Dark Bermuda Bay Blend so that they could match the colour scheme I created.

The team at Freshly Made Sketches have created wonderful cards using Karren’s sketch. Pop over to the challenge to see what they’ve created.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Freshly Made Sketches #449

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Welcome to Wednesday and the newest sketch at Freshly Made Sketches.  Our fabulous sketch has been designed by the fabulous Cecile Ribon! I love Cecile’s sketches as they are always so interesting and really test me.

The Prized Peony Stamp Set came to mind when I saw her sketch. I’ve paired my peony image with a piece of DSP the matching Peony Garden Designer Series Paper pack.  I cut a piece of Smoky Slate Cardstock into the same triangle shape so that I had two triangles. You may notice I don’t have a third triangle. This was because whichever colour I tried to add didn’t quite fit with me, so I added stamping to mimic the third triangle.  This background stamping was done with the geometric background stamp found in the Prized Peony Stamp Set and Gray Granite Ink.

The flower that I have created, has been coloured with my Pool Party Blends.  I then took the Light Bermuda Bay and Dark Smoky Slate Blends and added colour to the crease lines to create depth to the flower.  The centre of the flower has been given a quick colour with the Dark So Saffron Blend.

The leaves that I have added to my card were discarded from another project. I’ve had them sitting on my desk for a few weeks and rather than throw them out, I’ve given them a home on my card.  These leaves were created by taking some Pool Party Ink with my Aqua Painter and adding it to some Fluid 100 Watercolor Paper. Once the paper dried, I took the leaf die from the Forever Flourishing Dies and cut out two leaves.

As always, the girls at Freshly Made Sketches have created the most awesome cards. To be inspired by their awesomeness, head over to the blog and check out their cards.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle