Just Add Ink #405

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Welcome to a new challenge at Just Add Ink.  Every week we have a new challenge for you.  This week is inspiration picture week.  Take a look at these gorgeous warm neutral colours in the pic!

My inspiration of course was from the woodgrain and neutral colours I found in the picture.  Initially I was going to go all earthy with a leafy card, but spied the little vase of white flowers on the bed side table on the left of the picture.  Of course I had to go with a flowery creation!

I chose to use my Orchid Builder Framelit Dies to create white orchids and then used my Climbing Orchid stamp set to stamp the centre of the orchid.  I then added some yellow to the centre of the flower as it looked a little plain with just the black stamping on it.  I then used a combination of leaves from my Botanical Builder Framelit Dies.

The sentiment I’ve used is from Stampin’ Up!s Petal Palette.  I stamped my sentiment in Early Espresso Ink. The designer series paper strips I’ve layered on my card are from Wood Textures Designer Series Paper.  I can’t believe I only recently purchased this pack…….but so glad I did!

 

I totally adore all the cards the team have created.  Head over to Just Add Ink and take a look at their wonderful cards.  We would love it if you could join us with this challenge.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

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Colour INKspiration #31

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It’s time for a new colour challenge at Colour INKspiration!

Take a look at these pretty colours:

If you have been hopping along you will have come from Rachel Palmieri’s awesome card.  If not, don’t worry you can follow the hop and start again.  Colour INKspiration is a Facebook Group where you can share your card and be inspired by the creativity there.

I knew as soon as I saw these colours I wanted to use Petal Palette.  I also knew I would need a lot of white space to make all of these colours work.  If in doubt…..use lots of white space!  So here’s what I came up with:

The next hop along the way is the wonderfully talented Julia Quinn.  Head over to her blog and take a look at her gorgeous projects.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Just Add Ink #403

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Happy Friday everyone! We have a new challenge at Just Add Ink for you.  This week is a colour challenge.  Take a look at our colours below:

Ok, not gonna lie.  When I saw these colours, I had absolutely NO idea how I was going to combine them!  I soon got over myself and came up with a card that I have to say……I love!

I’ve used Petal Palette again (because it’s my favourite) and mainly because it works with any colours!  I wasn’t sure if Bermuda Bay would work for the leaves, but used lightly, I think it almost passed for a green.  I was able to add gold to my card with thread, sequins and a sentiment.  The Fresh Fig DSP is from Eastern Palace Specialty DSP.

The team at Just Add Ink have created gorgeous cards that are all so very different. Head over to the challenge and take a look.  We would love it if you could play along.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

CAS(E) this Sketch #265

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CAS(E) this Sketch has a fabulous sketch this week.  As I’m on hols with family, I’ve only today managed to find some time to create a card for the challenge.  I’ve been trying to sneak away all week to play along!

I am in LOVE with these leaves from Seasonal Layers Thinlits Dies.  I knew I wanted to use them as soon as I saw the sketch.  I cut off a strip of the stripe-y DSP from Merry Little Christmas DSP that I thought worked perfectly with the sketch.  What colour works best with Old Olive?  Crumb Cake……however, I forgot to bring some with me…..  The only cardstock I had in a similar colour was the backing board from a make and take from an Onstage Event that I had somehow packed. Even though it’s not quite Crumb Cake, I think it works well.  As this backing board is really thick the die wouldn’t cut the entire way through so my leaves were a little crushed when I separated them.  I figure that’s how leaves look when they’ve fallen to the ground anyway.

The sentiment that I’ve used was chosen because it fit in my Label Punch.  The sentiment is from Petal Palette.  I added a bit of a washed look behind the sentiment with my Old Olive Watercolor Pencil.

I just noticed my ribbon is a tad offline at the top……I’ve now lined it up properly, but have already put away my light tent and it’s too late to pull it out again to take another photo.

Here’s my card:

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Freshly Made Sketches #331

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Oh I love a sketch challenge! I’ve probably said this before, but they are truly my favourite!  The cool sketch this week at Freshly Made Sketches has been designed by the seriously talented Cecile Ribon.

Take a look at her sketch:

The die I’ve used in the background on my card is from Flourish Thinlits Dies.  I’ve used Smoky Slate for these lattice type dies.  The pretty little flowers I watercoloured are from Better Together.  I’ve coloured them in a combination of pinks – Blushing Bride and Melon Mambo.  The leaves, that you can probably tell are my favourite at the moment, are from Petal Palette.  I’ve stamped them in Pear Pizzazz and then fussy cut them out.

To add a little bit of interest to the background, I stamped the ink splatters from Swirly Bird in the combination of Blushing Bride and Melon Mambo Inks.  The sentiment I’ve used is stamped in Black Archival Ink is also from Better Together.  As you can see, by using this sentiment, I’ve created another wedding card for my collection. Think I have a total of two now….

Our Clean Team have created gorgeous cards with Cecile’s sketch. Head over to the challenge and take a look.  While you’re there you will see we have a new GD playing along with us this month – the uber talented Tracey Mehak McNeely! It’s so exciting to have her on the team!

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Just Add Ink #401

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How about a sketch challenge?  We have a great one for you at Just Add Ink!  Take a look at this weeks fabulous sketch:

I’ve stayed away from a floral stamp set – just to prove to myself that I can! Florals will always be my first choice when I sit down to create a card.  This week I’ve chosen to create a fun birthday card with candles.  The candles and sentiment I’ve used are from Stampin’ Up!s Picture Perfect Birthday.  The inks I’ve used for my candles are – Pool Party, Bermuda Bay, Calypso Coral and Lemon Lime Twist.

The Pool Party Cardstock in the background is stamped with the confetti like stamp in Bermuda Bay Ink.  Initially I just had the cardstock uninked, but it looked a tad plain to me.  I kind of think it looks like a DSP and was able to match the colours in the candles.  This card would be a good card for a class as it can show your class that you can create a card without buying DSP to match.  I added some Pool Party Bakers Twine and some Gold Sequin Trim under my circle layer to give my card a fullness and details that I like to give my cards.

Here’s my card:

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

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Freshly Made Sketches #329

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Wednesday’s mean a new sketch for you to try at Freshly Made Sketches. Our sketch has been designed the wonderfully talented Kim Singdahlsen.

You probably know by now that Petal Palette is my favourite flower stamp set to colour.  I’ve given the flowers colour with Blushing Bride and Fresh Fig Inks.  I gave the leaves a quick colour with Pear Pizzazz Ink.  The spotted background is also from Petal Palette.  I stamped these spots in Black Archival Ink.  The sentiment is from Perennial Birthday.  I finished off my card by adding three copper sequins.

Here’s my card:

The team as always will inspire you with their cards. Head over to Freshly Made Sketches and take a look.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle