Just Add Ink #413

Hey Everyone

We have a new challenge for you today at Just Add Ink.  Our challenge this week is a colour challenge. Take a look at the pretty colours we have for you to try:

I’ve combed these colours mostly in the foliage I’ve used and the bird I’ve coloured.  You would probably know by now that Petal Palette is my favourite stamp set, but for this card I’ve chosen the leaves, birds and the flowers stems rather than the roses I normally use.  My flowers are watercoloured with a combination of Bermuda Bay and Lemon Lime Twist Inks.  I’ve added Bermuda Bay on my card with some cardstock in the background.  I then added Granny Apple Green in my leaves that were stamped off once on scrap paper and then on my Whisper White cardstock. My bird is watercoloured with Pacific Point and Bermuda Bay Inks.  The sentiment I’ve used on my card is also from Petal Palette. I’ve stamped this in Pacific Point Ink.

Here’s my card:

The team at Just Add Ink have created cards that are gorgeous and all are so very different.  Pop over to Just Add Ink and see for yourself.  We would love it if you could play along.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

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Just Add Ink #411

Hey Everyone

Happy Friday to you all!

We have a new challenge for you to play along with at Just Add Ink.  Love, love, love sketch challenges and this sketch that Jan has created is really up my alley.

As soon as I see I a fantastic sketch, my creative juices kick in and I know exactly what I want to create. I “saw” wedding card when I pictured it in my mind – maybe because of the heart, but as you can see, I chose a leafy image to replace the heart.

I’m thinking I may’ve used Petal Palette on every wedding card I have made recently.  I can’t help it! These flowers have an elegant artwork to them and are made for colouring.  The really are perfect for my CAS wedding cards.  My flower are and leaves are lightly watercoloured with Powder Pink and Pear Pizzazz Inks.

To add a little more interest to my card, I have tilted my sentiment frames.  I then added some Basic Black Bakers Twine because sometimes sequins just aren’t enough embellishments.

You will love the cards the design team have created as much as I do, so pop over to the challenge and take a look.  We would love it if you could play along with us this week.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Just Add Ink #409

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We have a new challenge at Just Add Ink for you.  This week is a fun technique challenge.  Our challenge for you is to:

 

I’m a newbie at the Eclipse Technique. In fact this is my first Eclipse card.  For my card I chose to make a wedding card using Perennial Birthday Stamp Set and a congrats die from Sunshine Wishes Thinlits Dies.  I’ve given my flowers a light watercolour with Dapper Denim Ink and my leaves are watercoloured with Old Olive Ink.

I love the cards the team at Just Add Ink have created.  Head over to the challenge and take a look.  We would love it if you could play along with us and show us your creations.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Just Add Ink #407 – Just Add “O”

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Friday’s mean a new challenge at Just Add Ink.  This week our challenge for you is to:

When I sat down on Sunday to create something for this challenge, I initially drew a blank on anything starting with O.  The only thing I could think of was creating some cards using the One Sheet Wonder Technique.  Of course that then meant I would need to create a few cards instead of just my usual one card…..  I didn’t realise how much time I would spend on this one challenge.  I started with my layout and came up with the following measurements:

I then decided on a stamp set and colours I would use.  The stamp set I settled on was Stampin’ Up!s Colorful Seasons.  The ink colours I used were – Crumb Cake, Old Olive and Mossy Meadow.   I randomly stamped the leaf stamps first and then the little wheel like stamp to fill in the gaps. The littlest leaf stamp was inked up with Crumb Cake, but this doesn’t really come through in my photo.

 

In total I created seven cards.  On the first of my cards, I have layered my stamped OSW panel in the centre of my card.  I added a sentiment from Picture Perfect Birthday on a circle and added a light Crumb Cake watercolour behind the sentiment. I then set my big shot into action and cut loads of leaves with my Seasonal Layers Thinlits Dies. My leaves are made from Old Olive and Mossy Meadow Cardstock.

My second card also has the OSW panel in the centre of the card. I added some Linen Thread and the chair die cut from Seasonal Layers Thinlits Dies to my card. I added more leaves and a sentiment from Picture Perfect Birthday.

I flipped my next card to mix it up and added banners, leaves, a sentiment from Picture Perfect Birthday and a Linen Thread bow.

I have given this card a side panel with my OSW strip.  Along with a sentiment stamped on a circle, I added a strip of Burlap Ribbon and a banner.

This next card has a more clean look as I have used a thin strip of my OSW on the right side of my card.  As on my other cards, I have given my strip a mat of Old Olive Cardstock.  By adding the mat I think it makes the OSW strip stand out more against the all white background.

I’ve used the chair die cut from my Seasonal Layers Thinly Dies on this card. Again I have added some leaves, banners and a Linen Thread bow.

The layout on this card was one that I remember using in a previous sketch challenge at Freshly Made Sketches.  I love this layout – to create this, I took the last of the thin strips from my OSW and cut it evenly into three rectangles.  I matted them with Old Olive Cardstock and placed them as below.  I added some banners and a sentiment and my card was done.

Phew! That’s lots of photos isn’t it? The girls at Just Add Ink have created gorgeous cards with this weeks challenge.  Head over to Just Add Ink and take a look.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Just Add Ink #405

Hey Everyone

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

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

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