Just Add Ink #542

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

I wanted to created a background with texture like the stone wall in the inspiration pic. I gave some texture to the Whisper White Cardstock with the Painted 3D Embossing Folder. I then took some Smoky Slate Ink and my Blending Brush and added touches of ink to the raised areas on the cardstock to give it a marbled look.

The stamp set I’ve used is the Timeless Tropical Stamp Set. I applied colour directly to the palm tree images with my markers, huffed on them and stamped them on to cardstock. I then fussy cut the images out. The flowers have been coloured with Flirty Flamingo Blends and fussy cut out. The sentiment I’ve added to my card is also from the Timeless Tropical Stamp Set.

The team at Just Add Ink have created wonderful projects to inspire you. Head over to the challenge and see what they’ve created.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Just Add Ink #540

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We have a new challenge at Just Add Ink for you to play along with. This week is a colour challenge. Take a look at the combo we have for you:

The stamp set I’ve chosen to use for this challenge is the Free As A Bird Stamp Set. Each of my birds have been given a light colour with the Seaside Spray Blends and Misty Moonlight Blends. The branches and leaves in the image have been given colour with the Just Jade Blends. To add Blushing Bride, I watercoloured the tiny flowers with Blushing Bride Ink. I also added a Blushing Bride Foil circle punch and layered this under the images.

The sentiment I’ve added to my card is also from the Free As A Bird Stamp Set. To add some texture to the Whisper White Cardstock, I embossed the cardstock with the Painted Texture 3D Embossing Folder. Because you can never have too many details, I added some Bakers Twine.

The girls at Just Add Ink have created wonderful inspiration for you. Head over to the Just Add Ink challenge and see what they’ve created.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Just Add Ink #538

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It’s time for a new challenge at Just Add Ink. This week is a sketch challenge by Patrice. Take a look at the sketch:

I couldn’t help myself. I had to use the fabulous products from the Love You Always Suite. The stamp set and the matching Always Dies are my favourite! The flowers from the Forever and Always Stamp Set are perfect for colouring. I’ve given them colour with Pool Party and Bermuda Bay Blends. I gave the leaves some colour with the Smoky Slate Blends.

The leaf die that I’ve used is from the Forever Flourishing Dies. The background Whisper White Cardstock has been embossed with the Subtle 3D Embossing Folder. The stamp sentiment is from the Forever and Always Stamp Set that is paired with the diecut sentiment from the Always Dies.

The team at Just Add Ink have created wonderful cards using the sketch. Pop over to the challenge and see what the team have created. We would love it if you could play along too!

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Just Add Ink #535

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

This challenge had me scratching my head as I don’t have many sets that have magical creatures in them. I had to find an old retired stamp set called New Wonders Stamp Set. This set has images of fairies that would work well for journals. Perfect challenge for me to create journals for my great nieces to go with their Christmas presents!

I personalised these journals using the Playful Alphabet Dies. The first journal has Highland Heather and Gorgeous Grape colours. The designer series paper I’ve used on both journals is from the Peony Garden Designer Series Paper pack. I’ve cut Pool Party Cardstock trees with the Pine Woods Dies to create a scene for my fairies. Journals are a great way to use of tons of current and retired ribbons to jazz up the spine of the journals.

I created a Magenta Madness and Melon Mambo coloured journal for my second niece with Pool Party trees and gold gems for that bit of bling that little girls like. Not only little girls – I love me some bling too!

The team at Just Add Ink have created awesome projects using the brief for this challenge. Head over to Just Add Ink and take a look.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Just Add Ink #533

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

The card I’m sharing has been created with a stamp set starting with the letter S – it’s called Snow Wonder. This set has wonderful vintage-y artwork that I adore. The snowman I’ve used as a focal point on my card has been given some colour with my Smoky Slate and Highland Heather Blends. The trees that I’ve added behind him are also from the Snow Wonder Stamp Set. These trees have been stamped on Whisper White Cardstock with Garden Green Ink. The sentiment that I have used is also from the Snow Wonder Stamp Set – this sentiment has been stamped in Black Memento Ink.

The Whisper White Cardstock in the background has been coloured with my Light Soft Sea Foam Blend to create a waterwashed effect. This has been layered over a piece of DSP from the Classic Christmas Designer Series Paper pack.

I added a Crumb Cake diecut and a special delivery image that I had lying on my desk. The image is from the Posted For You Stamp Set and the diecut is cut with my Snow Time Dies.

To finish off my card, I added three Metallic Pearls and some Gold Twine.

The thing I love about these challenges, is seeing how everyone’s take on these challenges, is so very different. To see what the team have created, pop over to Just Add Ink and take a look.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Just Add Ink #529

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It’s time for a new challenge at Just Add Ink. This week our challenge is a colour challenge. Take a look at the fabulous colours we have for you to play along with:

I’m loving this colour combo. It’s bright and fun and I thought these colours would work well for a Christmas gift or even a thank you gift.

I’ve decorated a Mini Coffee Cup with a combination of Magenta Madness and Misty Moonlight Cardstock. I used the Warm Wrap Dies to decorate the outside of the cup and added some twine from the Flowers for Every Season Ribbon Combo Pack. I added a Whisper White Cardstock leaf die cut that I cut with my Forever Flourishing Dies. The sentiment circle that I’ve added to my cup has been stamped with a sentiment from the Warm Hugs Stamp Set. I added a pink star to the centre of the circle that was cut with a die from the Warm Wrap Dies. The sentiment is adhered to Silver Foil and Misty Moonlight circle die cuts.

I added some chocolates to a Mosaic Gusseted Cellophane Bag that has been tied with the gorgeous Whisper White Polka Dot Tulle Ribbon. This ribbon fancies up any project and I also added some twine for a bit of colour.

The team at Just Add Ink have created wonderful projects that I know you will love. Pop over to the challenge and see what they’ve created.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Just Add Ink #527

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There’s a new challenge at Just Add Ink for you to play along with. This week our challenge for you is a sketch challenge.

I really love the Forever Gold Laser-Cut Specialty Paper. There are so many wonderful die cuts in this paper pack. I’ve used a combination of them my card with the gold side showing and then the wide side showing. They really jazz up a card without any hard work at all! I’ve combined these die cuts with images and sentiments from the Peace and Joy Bundle. To add some texture to my oval die cut, I ran the Whisper White Cardstock through my machine with the Brick & Mortar 3D Embossing Folder.

The team have created wonderful cards. Pop over to Just Add Ink and see what they’ve created.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Just Add Ink #525

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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

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