Just Add Ink #493

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We have a new challenge for you to try at Just Add Ink. This week our challenge for you is to:

As soon as I saw this challenge, I thought of using my All Dressed Up Dies as it has a stitched label and button dies.  I may have thought of creating a bag that features these dies initially, but ended up going with a card that uses them.  The blooms and leaves that have been added to my card are from the Best Dressed 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper. They’ve been fussy cut out and adhered to my card.  The background DSP is also from the DSP pack.

The buttons have been die cut and are made from Silver Foil Cardstock. I’ve kind of just layered them on each side of my stitched sentiment label.  The sentiment is from the matching stamp set to the dies, called Dressed To Impress Stamp Set. In the end this card was really quite quick to assemble.

The team at Just Add Ink have created wonderful projects that will inspire you.  Head over to the challenge and see what they’ve created.  While you’re there, we would love it if you could play along.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Freshly Made Sketches #423

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There’s a new sketch challenge at Freshly Made Sketches for you to try.  This week our sketch has been designed by the uber talented Kim Singdahlsen.

My card features the Positive Thoughts Stamp Set.  I’ve chosen Elegant Elegant Ink for the flower and Mint Macaron Ink for the leaves. The sentiment is one I already had sitting on my desk left over from another card.  The stamp set it’s from is the Bonanza Buddies Stamp Set.  It was right size for the card I was creating and it always feels good it use up discarded stamping rather than throw them out.

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

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Freshly Made Sketches #422

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There’s a new sketch at Freshly Made Sketches.  Our sketch has been designed by the wonderfully talented and super funny Linda Callahan.

Painted Poppies Stamp Set got a work out on my card today.  I started off with light watercolouring with some Real Red Ink. To give definition to the creases of the petals, I added some colour with my Real Red Blends.  The leaves were given a quick watercolour with Mint Macaron Ink.

The designer series paper I’ve added to my card is from the Parisian Blossoms Specialty Designer Series Paper.  I added a strip Bermuda Bay Cardstock to have a contrast colour. I then tied a Baker’s Twine bow for the bow element on the sketch.

Here’s my card:

The Clean Team have created awesome cards with Linda’s sketch.  Pop over to Freshly Made Sketches and see what they’ve created.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Just Add Ink #491

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We have a new challenge at Just Add Ink for you.  This week is inspiration picture week.  I am loving the softness to this photo and it makes me want one of those pink beach houses!

The created I card has palm trees and pink/purple tropical flowers.  I daubed the background with Sahara Sand Ink to mimic the sandy beach.    The stamp set I used is for my is called Timeless Tropical Stamp Set. The reason I chose this set is because of the palm trees and hibiscus flowers – it matched the picture perfectly!

To create longer palm trees, I cut the stems and hid the joins with my flowers and sentiment. To colour the palms, I applied Old Olive, Mossy Meadow and Early Espresso Markers directly to the stamp.  I used my breath to huff on the stamp before stamping it on to Whisper White Cardstock.  I repeated this process so I had two sets of palms to fussy cut out.  I then inked up my flowers with Black Memento Ink and coloured them with Flirty Flamingo and Purple Posy Blends.

The sentiment I used on my card is also from the Timeless Tropical Stamp Set.  I cut this sentiment into two before placing them amongst my layering. I added some Linen Thread to finish off my card.

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

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Breathtaking Bouquet Roses

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The Breathtaking Bouquet Stamp Set is really versatile.  Not only can you create fabulous backgrounds with the full stamp, you can stamp it and fussy cut single images out as I’ve done here to be the focal point on your cards.  It’s also perfect to practice your colouring techniques.

I stamped the background stamp twice on to Thick Whisper White Cardstock and fussy the larger roses out for my card.  I gave them some colour with my So Saffron and Daffodil Delight Blends.  In the creases of the roses, I created some shadows with my Smoky Slate Blends.  I then took a Journaling Pen and added more depth to the centre of the roses.

The leaves on my card are from the To A Wild Rose Stamp Set. I gave them some colour with my Mint Macaron Blends.  I added some depth to the leaves with my Smoky Slates Blends. The sentiment I added to my card is from the Tropic Chic Stamp Set.

The striking piece of DSP I’ve adhered to the background is from the Golden Honey Specialty Designer Series Paper.  These particular papers will be used up before the other pieces in the pack because I LOVE me a black and white stripes! To finish off my card, I added three Metallic Pearls.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Just Add Ink #489

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There’s a new challenge at Just Add Ink.  The challenge we have for you is to create a project using three of the colours from the pic below:

The three colours I chose were: Blueberry Bushel, Bermuda Bay and Lovely Lipstick.  The stamp set I’ve used on my card is called Dressed To Impress Stamp Set.  How cool are these images?  I have a friend who LOVES red lippy and I created this card with her in mind.  The background stamp has been inked up with Lovely Lipstick Ink and the lipsticks themselves have been coloured with my Lovely Lipstick Blends.  The stems of the lipsticks have been lightly watercoloured with Bermuda Bay and Blueberry Bushel Inks.  The flowers are also from the stamp set as well as the fabulous sentiment.  The DSP covered with lipsticks is from the Best Dress DSP pack – I had to use this piece because of the lippy’s.

The team at Just Add Ink have created wonderful and varied cards using the colours from the challenge. Pop over to Just Add Ink and take a look at what they’ve created.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Freshly Made Sketches #419

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It’s time for a new sketch challenge at Freshly Made Sketches.  Our sketch designer is the wonderfully talented Lee Ann Barrett.

 

When you need a quick and easy card, you can’t go past cutting images from your DSP!  I chose these gorgeous blooms from the Best Dressed 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper pack. Not only does it have pretty flowers, I also cut the leaves from the same piece.  The Petal Pink DSP I added to the background is also from this pack.  Because I can’t stop using Bermuda Bay on my projects at the moment, I matted my DSP with it and also added a piece under my Whisper White panel on an angle.  The sentiment I’ve added to my card is from the Dressed To Impress Stamp Set.  Under the sentiment I placed a strip of Petal Pink 1/4″ Metallic-Edge Ribbon – I love that it paired well with my DSP. One Noble Peacock Rhinestone was the finishing touch to my card.

The team at Freshly Made Sketches have created awesome cards that will no doubt inspire you. Head over to Freshly Made Sketches and see what they’ve created.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Bermuda For a Friend Card

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I’m supposed to be designing projects for design team commitments, but it just wasn’t happening.  So I deviated and created the card below.

I have to say it. I’m addicted to Bermuda Bay Cardstock.  To break up the Bermuda Bay Cardstock, I cut the cardstock through the middle on an angle.  I then cut two thin strips of Whisper White Cardstock and added them close to where the two pieces of Bermuda Bay meet.  I had this flower from To A Wild Rose partially inked with my Light Pool Party Blend sitting on the desk.  To finish off the colouring, I added some more colour with my Bermuda Bay and Smoky Slate Blends. I added a little too much Smoky Slate to the centre of the flower, so I took my White Gel Pen and added some dots to correct the colour.  The leaves were also sitting on my desk discarded from another project. They got the same blend treatment with Pool Party, Bermuda Bay and Smoky Slate Blends.  Three little Noble Peacock Rhinestones finished off my card.

I’m off to my craft room to re-visit my DT projects!

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Freshly Made Sketches #418

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It’s Wednesday, so that means a new sketch to play along with at Freshly Made Sketches.  This weeks sketch has been designed by the wonderfully talented Jacquie Southas.

I’ve yet to ink up one of my most wanted Sale-A-Bration stamp sets – Happy Birthday To You.  I stamped the image in Black Memento Ink and coloured the image with Calypso Coral, Mint Macaron & Petal Ink Blends.  The designer series paper I’ve used in the background is from the Best Dressed 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper pack.  The birthday sentiment I’ve added to my card is also from the Happy Birthday To You Stamp Set.  Because I can’t do without embellishments, I added three Champagne Rhinestones Basic Jewels and a strip of the gorgeous Petal Pink 1/4″ Metallic-Edge Ribbon.  I am loving both of these and want to use them on every card.

We would love to see what you create with the sketch.  Head over to Freshly Made Sketches and see what the team have created.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Colour INKspiration 3rd Birthday Hop!

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Welcome to a Saturday here night in Australia and a 3rd Birthday Celebration Blog Hop for the INKspiration Colour Challenge!  I haven’t been on the team now for about a year, so I was honoured that the girls asked me to participate in this special celebration.

For this hop, the team were asked to choose three of their favourite colours.  I chose the following in the spur of the moment:

After I sent Bron my colours, I thought about it and realised these colours probably aren’t my favourite, but I do love the combination of them.  I’ve created a birthday card and a matching gift box using the Painted Poppies Stamp Set.

I wanted to go match-y with my gift box and card, so I cut up a Kraft Pillow Box and added it to the background of my card and matted it with some Pool Party Cardstock and Bermuda Bay Cardstock. The poppies have been coloured with a combination of Pool Party Ink and Bermuda Bay Ink in the creases for definition to flowers.  The leaves have been watercoloured with Bermuda Bay Ink. I then added a birthday sentiment from the Peaceful Moments Stamp Set and some pretty Whisper White Seam Binding Ribbon.

The gift box has been decorated the same as the card but with strips of Bermuda Bay and Pool Party Cardstock.

The next hop along the way is the super lovely and super creative Lou Kitzelman.  Click here or on the button below to take you to her hop.

 

List of Designers participating in the hop:

Bronwyn Eastley

Patrice Easton

Nicole Wilson

Narelle Farrugia

Lou Kitzelman

Jackie Noble

Julia Quinn

Chloe Evans

Denita Wright-Smee

Kelly Kent

Vicki Boucher

Jan Clothier

Cathy Pinchbeck

Leonie Stuart

Nikki Spencer

Rose Packer

Tanya Bell

Rebecca Scurr

Monique Fielder

Jackie Aitken

Elizabeth Gross

Rachel Palmieri

To play along with this challenge, all you have to do is choose three of your favourite colours and get creating! This challenge will be open to 10th February.  To link up a card, click here to take you to the facebook group.

Thanks for stopping by.

cheers

Narelle