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

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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

Just Add Ink #399

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It’s Friday, so that means we have a new challenge at Just Add Ink for you.  Our challenge for you is to:

I’m going through a bit of a watercolour background phase on my cards.  This week I’ve created a watery type background with my Stampin’ Up Watercolor Pencil.

What image goes with a blue watercoloured background?  A lighthouse from High Tide and three fussy cut seagulls.  The lighthouse and seagulls are from High Tide.  The lighthouse is stamped in Bermuda Bay and Smoky Slate.  I then added some grass that is also fussy cut and placed around my lighthouse.  The sentiment I’ve used is from For You to finish off my card I added some Black Bakers Twine.

Here’s my card:

The team at Just Add Ink have created the most creative cards I’ve seen using this weeks theme.  Head over to Just Add Ink and take a look.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Just Add Ink #397

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

Not only did I get one, but I need up with three things starting with H on my card.

  1. Heart
  2. Hugs
  3. Handmade flower

And no stamping to be seen!  I decided to go with a wedding card just because it fit my hug and heart elements on my card.

 

The team has created wonderful cards to inspire you. Head over to Just Add Ink an take a look.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Just Add Ink #385

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We have a new challenge at Just Add Ink for you. This week is inspiration picture week. How pretty is this one?

You’d think I would automatically think flower card with this challenge, but I decided to change it up and go for a fun birthday card using colours from the pic in my cardstock and images.

My balloons are from a stamp set called Birthday Bright and my party blower (if that what’s it’s called?) and my sentiment are from Picture Perfect Birthday.

As always, the team have created cards that will surely inspire you.  Head over to Just Add Ink and take a look.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Just Add Ink #393

Hey Everyone

It’s time for a new challenge at Just Add Ink.  This week our challenge is a colour challenge.  Take a look at the pretty combo we have for you:

When you go on holidays and have left yourself only 1/2 hr to pack up some Stampin’ Up! products, you kind of have to improvise when you realise you left your big shot on your craft room desk….  I packed my Colorful Seasons stamp set, but forgot the matching thinlits.

To create my leaves I started off with a silicone mat and added ink from all three challenge colours by pressing the ink pads directly on to the mat.  I then spritzed with water and moved my mat around to blend the colours.  I then pressed some white cardstock onto the mat and waited for the cardstock to dry.  The larger leaves were easy to stamp and fussy cut, but the smaller leaf stamp is a solid one with no inner leaf lines and no outline.  To create the smaller leaves, I stamped the larger leaf again.  I then took the smaller leaf stamp and rolled the outside of the stamp on my Black Stazon Ink pad.  This gave me an outline that I then stamped over the large leaf stamp.  I then had an outline and inner leaf lines that I was able to fussy cut. Does that make sense? It took a little longer to make them, but as I’m on hols, I didn’t mind the extra minutes playing around.

I then layered with some Tranquil Tide cardstock, a Crumb Cake Label punch, some Lemon Lime Twist Ribbon,  Whisper White Bakers Twine and a sentiment from Colourful Seasons Stamp Set.  I forgot to pack all other embellishments, but luckily I found some sequins floating around in the bottom of my tool bag.

Note to self – be more prepared when going on holidays next time!

Here’s my card:

The Just Add Inkers have created gorgeous cards to inspire you. Head over to Just Add Ink and take a look at their wonderful projects.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle