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

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

Just Add Ink #519

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

I went with a clean, quick and easy Christmas card with these colours.  My images and sentiment are from the Tag Buffet Stamp Set. I coloured the baubles and the stocking with Purple Posy and Misty Moonlight. I gave the leaves a very light colour with Seaside Spray Ink and fussy cut them out. I then daubed the card base with Seaside Spray Ink and layered my images.  The sentiment I’ve added to my card is also from the Tag Buffet Stamp Set. I trimmed around this sentiment and cut it  in half to place next to the my images.


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

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Just Add Ink #517

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It’s Friday so that means a new challenge at Just Add Ink.  This week our challenge is a sketch challenge. Take a look at the sketch we have for you:


As you can see I flipped my card as I thought it fitted my images this way. The Tasteful Touches Stamp Set was one that I knew I had to have. You can see why. These flowers are just gorgeous and perfect for colouring. I’ve given one flower colour with my Petal Pink Blends and the other with my Dark Petal Pink and Real Red Blends.  For both of them, I used my Dark Smoky Slate Blend in the crease lines for extra definition. I gave the centre of the flowers a light colour with my Dark So Saffron Blend.

For the branches, I took my Soft Suede and Mossy Meadow Markers and applied colour directly to the image before huffing on it and stamping it on to Whisper White Cardstock. I repeated the process for the second branch and then took a little time to fussy cut them out.

I cut a rectangle piece of Whisper White Cardstock and stamped the geometric background stamp in Smoky Slate Ink until I achieved a covering that I liked.  The two pieces of designer series paper I added to my Whisper White base are from the Peony Garden Designer Series Paper.

The sentiment I’ve adhered to my card is from the Tasteful Touches Stamp Set. I took a die from the matching Tasteful Labels Dies that fit the sentiment and cut it with my cutting machine. Before I stuck my sentiment to my card, I took a piece of Linen Thread and looped it around my card twice and added a bow. One last element I added was a Champagne Rhinestone Basic Jewel because of it’s pink tone.

The design team at Just Add Ink have created gorgeous inspiration with the sketch. Head over to the challenge and make sure you check out cards the team have made.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Just Add Ink #515

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

I had to google mixed media…. I may’ve created mixed media cards in the past and didn’t even know it!  To create this card I took a piece of Whisper White Cardstock and gave it a watercoloured background with Night Of Navy Ink.  Once I dried this off with my Heat Gun, I stamped the script stamp from Very Versailles Stamp Set in Night Of Navy Ink. I then took my Embossing Paste and Basic Pattern Decorative Masks and added some texture.

I cut some leafy dies with my Forever Flourishing Dies out of Smoky Slate and Night Of Navy Cardstocks. I layered these with some Braided Linen Thread under the sentiment and a strip of Purple Posy Cardstock that I had laying on my desk.



The girls at Just Add Ink have created wonderful projects with this challenge. Head over to Just Add Ink and take a look.  We would love it if you could play along!

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Just Add Ink #513

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We have a new challenge for you to play along with at Just Add Ink. Our challenge for you is to:

For this challenge I’ve chosen Trees and Texture.  The trees I’ve added to my card are tree branches from the Very Versailles Stamp Set.  I used the marker direct to stamp technique.  I applied a combination of Soft Suede, Mossy Meadow and Pear Pizzazz Markers to my image, huffed on it and stamped it directly to the cardstock. I repeated this process and fussy cut both branches out.

I then took my Brick and Mortar 3D Embossing Folder and embossed the cardstock. I then took my Soft Suede Marker and tapped it on my Bone Folder to create the splatters you can see on the embossed cardstock.  Just for a bit of something extra, I took a dauber and Pool Party Ink and daubed the background you can see under the branches.

I then stamped the frame image in Soft Suede Ink and fussy cut it out.  I pierced the centre of the frame and fussy cut the centre of it out so that you can see the sentiment (also from the Very Versailles Stamp Set) is raised in the centre. I tied a Linen Thread Bow and was going to attach it, but as it was a similar colour to the branches, it got lost on my card.  So I took my Old Olive Blend and coloured the Linen Thread. Three Metallic Pearls to finish off my card after I layered my embossed Whisper White Cardstock on some Soft Suede Cardstock at an angle.

The girls at Just Add Ink have created wonderful cards using the elements from the challenge. Pop over to Just Add Ink and see what they’ve created.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Just Add Ink #511

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It’s Friday and that means a new challenge at Just Add Ink.  This week our challenge is an inspiration picture challenge. Take a look at the fabulous pic we have for you.

I love the soft earthy colours in the pic. I tried to replicate the colours from the photo with pops of green.  The rose and leaves I’ve added to my card are from the To A Wild Rose Stamp Set.  I lightly coloured my rose with Sahara Sand Ink – slowly adding a little more ink in the creases of the petals to create dept. The leaves have been coloured with my Shaded Spruce Blends. I cut Whisper White and Sahara Sand Cardstock die cuts with my Wild Rose Dies and layered them under my images. I then added some Linen Thread and tied a bow to match the texture of the basket in the photo.

The team at Just Add Ink have created wonderful projects using the inspiration pic. Head over to Just Add Ink and see what they’ve made.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Just Add Ink #509

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There’s a new challenge at Just Add Ink and this weeks it’s a colour challenge.  Take a look at the pretty colour combo we have for you.

I thought this colour combo would work really well with the Inspiring Iris Stamp Set.  I coloured the iris images from this stamp set with Highland Heather and So Saffron Blends.  I then took my Aqua Painter and lightly coloured the stems of the flowers with Pool Party Ink.  I fussy cut the images and layered them around the sentiment.  I had the Pool Party stem die cut from Sunflower Dies sitting on my desk, so I added that to the images.

Because I needed to add Crumb Cake Ink to the card, I took the background script stamp from the Very Versailles Stamp Set and stamped it on the background Whisper White Cardstock.  The sentiment I’ve added to my card is also from the Inspiring Iris Stamp Set.  Three Metallic Pearls finished off my card.

The team at Just Add Ink have created gorgeous cards with this weeks colour challenge. Head over to the challenge and see what they’ve created.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Just Add Ink #505

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Time for a new challenge at Just Add Ink? I am. Our challenge for you this week is to:

I have a lot of stamp sets that I could’ve used for this challenge. After 10 years of being a demo, my drawers are overflowing with sets that I think one day I will cull.  One day…..

The stamp set I’ve chosen for the challenge is the Rooted In Nature Stamp Set.  I inked up the leaves with a combination of Bermuda Bay, Basic Gray and Pool Party Inks. I fussy cut them out and adhered to the card base.  The base was daubed with Smoky Slate Ink.

The little leaves on my card have been stamped with Basic Gray Ink and also fussy cut out.  The sentiment I’ve used on my card is also from the Rooted In Nature Stamp Set.  Braided Linen Trim was given another workout on my card. As always, I roughed up the ends and adhered with Glue Dots. My card felt very dark, so to brighten it up, I added three Rhinestone Basic Jewels.

The girls at Just Add Ink have created gorgeous cards for this challenge. Head over to the challenge and make sure you check them all out.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Just Add Ink #504

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Welcome to my blog and the newest challenge at Just Add Ink. Have a look at the fabulous colours we have for you to play along with! I ADORE these colours!

Straight away I thought baby card when I saw these colours. My friend Paula recently demonstrated how to use up scraps on your cards. I thought it would be a great way to use some of my Basic Gray and Smoky Slate off cut pieces.  The Shimmery White Cardstock in the background has been watercoloured with Smoky Slate Ink. I then cut a panel out of the background and layered the off cut pieces. I matted each side of the Shimmery White Cardstock with a thin strip of Rococo Rose Cardstock.

I then coloured my all time favourite image for a baby card – this sweet lil rabbit from Fable Friends. I wasn’t finished there. I die cut two trees with the Majestic Mountain Dies in Smoky Slate and Basic Gray Cardstocks. A sentiment from Fable Friends was added and a Rhinestone Basic Jewel for that bling-y touch.

The girls at Just Add Ink have created wonderful cards using these colours. Head over to Just Add Ink and see what they’ve created.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle