Just Add Ink #501

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It’s Friday here in Australia and time for a new challenge at Just Add Ink.  This week our challenge is an inspiration pic. Take a look at those fabulous bright colours you have to work with:

I wanted to create a card using those colours, so I reached for the To A Wild Rose Stamp Set and coloured two roses – one in Lovely Lipstick Ink and one in Pineapple Punch Ink.  The leaves are also from the To A Wild Rose Stamp Set. They’ve been coloured with the Mint Macaron Blends.

The sentiment I’ve embossed with White Embossing Powder on Basic Black Cardstock is also from the same stamp set.  When it came time to find some DSP, I searched through my packs (and realised I have too many) and found this fabulous bright piece from the Bird Ballad Designer Series Paper pack.  I added a bow made from the Crinkled Whisper White Seam Binding Ribbon.

The team at Just Add Ink have created wonderful and varied cards using the inspiration pic. Make sure you 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 #500 Blog Hop

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Welcome to my blog and a very special celebration at Just Add Ink! This week is our 500th challenge, so we are celebrating with a blog hop.  You will have probably come from Rachel’s blog, but if you’re starting here, make sure you get around to check out the gorgeous inspiration the team at Just Add Ink have created.

For our special challenge we are giving you the challenge to:

For this challenge I wanted to use my Well Written Dies.  These dies match the Well Said Stamp Set. The birthday sentiment I’ve added to my card comes from this stamp set.

I went bold with my image and colour choice.  The rose images are fussy cut from a background stamp called Breathtaking Bouquet Stamp Set.  I coloured these roses with my Cherry Cobbler Blends and added some shadows and definition with my Smoky Slate Blends and Journaling Pen.  The leaves are from another stamp set called To A Wild Rose Stamp Set. The leaves have been coloured with my Soft Seam Foam and Smoky Slate Blends.

To add some interest to the background behind my roses, I stamped the french script stamp from the Parisian Beauty Stamp Set in Crumb Cake Ink.  I have always love the combination of black, white and red, so I couldn’t resist adding a strip of the Golden Honey Specialty DSP.  I added some Linen Thread and tied a bow under the sentiment to finish off my card. Because of the business of the roses and DSP I haven’t added any bling for once. I didn’t think it needed any bling to detract from those roses!

The next hop along the way is the lovely Chantell Randall! Click here to take you to her blog or on the button below. Happy hopping!

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Just Add Ink #499

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The design team at Just Add Ink have created gorgeous cards for their newest challenge.  This week the challenge is a colour challenge. Here’s the colour palette we have for you.

I chose to combine the colours using a Stampin’ Up! stamp set called Free As A Bird Stamp Set.  To start my card, .I sponged the background with Blushing Bride Ink. I cut Whisper White and Blushing Bride Cardstock diecuts using the Stitched Nested Labels Dies.  I then stamped the bird image from the Free As A Bird Stamp Set with Black Memento Ink. The birds have been coloured with my Highland Heather Blends and the leaves have been a light colour with Balmy Blue Blends.  I then went to town with fussy cutting the image out. Once I layered the image, I felt it was a little bare on the bottom left side, so I stamped the single flower and leaves from the Free As A Bird Stamp Set and added them to give more balance. The little pearls I’ve used on my card have been coloured with the Dark Petal Pink Blend – as close to Blushing Bride as I could get.

We would love it if you could play along with the challenge. Head over to Just Add Ink and see what the team have created.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Just Add Ink #497

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

 

It was only after I took my photo did I realise two things – my sentiment is a tad skewed (will fix this tomorrow) and I may’ve got the layering a little wrong….  My excuse is I had a busy weekend and hurriedly put together this card after a card class on Sunday.  I’m blaming weary eyes and not enough concentration….

I thought it was time that I created a man card. I don’t have as much need for a masculine cards as as I do with my feminine ones, but my man card stash was getting a little low.  The stamp set I chose for this card is called Sailing Home Stamp Set.  I stamped the three images and gave them some colour with some blends.  I fussy cut them out and put them aside until I’d daubed the background with some Pool Party Ink.  I placed my images on the card and then decided I needed more details, so I stamped the birds on the card base – I then felt I had enough details.

I adhered all my images, sentiment and Linen Thread. Lastly, I really roughed up the Linen Thread and pulled it apart in places and stuck it in place with Glue Dots.

The team at Just Add Ink have created fab cards with the design. Head over to Just Add Ink and see what they’ve created.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Just Add Ink #495

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

I’m all about comfort zone and when I saw this challenge, I may’ve panicked.  I was trying to think how I could combine all the colours of a rainbow on my card.  After my initial panic, I realised the challenge of combining the colours wouldn’t be as hard as I thought if I used the colours on these fabulous lipsticks from the Dressed To Impress Stamp Set.  I layered my card with Gorgeous Grape Cardstock and this pretty DSP from Best Dressed DSP.  The sentiment I’ve used is from the Dressed To Impress Stamp Set – love this matching sentiment for my lippy’s!

The team at Just Add Ink have created fabulous cards for the challenge.  Head over to Just Add Ink and see what they’ve created. While you’re there, we would love it if you could play along.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Just Add Ink #493

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

As soon as I saw this challenge, I thought of using my All Dressed Up Dies as it has a stitched label and button dies.  I may have thought of creating a bag that features these dies initially, but ended up going with a card that uses them.  The blooms and leaves that have been added to my card are from the Best Dressed 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper. They’ve been fussy cut out and adhered to my card.  The background DSP is also from the DSP pack.

The buttons have been die cut and are made from Silver Foil Cardstock. I’ve kind of just layered them on each side of my stitched sentiment label.  The sentiment is from the matching stamp set to the dies, called Dressed To Impress Stamp Set. In the end this card was really quite quick to assemble.

The team at Just Add Ink have created wonderful projects that will inspire you.  Head over to the challenge and see what they’ve created.  While you’re there, we would love it if you could play along.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Just Add Ink #491

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We have a new challenge at Just Add Ink for you.  This week is inspiration picture week.  I am loving the softness to this photo and it makes me want one of those pink beach houses!

The created I card has palm trees and pink/purple tropical flowers.  I daubed the background with Sahara Sand Ink to mimic the sandy beach.    The stamp set I used is for my is called Timeless Tropical Stamp Set. The reason I chose this set is because of the palm trees and hibiscus flowers – it matched the picture perfectly!

To create longer palm trees, I cut the stems and hid the joins with my flowers and sentiment. To colour the palms, I applied Old Olive, Mossy Meadow and Early Espresso Markers directly to the stamp.  I used my breath to huff on the stamp before stamping it on to Whisper White Cardstock.  I repeated this process so I had two sets of palms to fussy cut out.  I then inked up my flowers with Black Memento Ink and coloured them with Flirty Flamingo and Purple Posy Blends.

The sentiment I used on my card is also from the Timeless Tropical Stamp Set.  I cut this sentiment into two before placing them amongst my layering. I added some Linen Thread to finish off my card.

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

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Just Add Ink #489

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There’s a new challenge at Just Add Ink.  The challenge we have for you is to create a project using three of the colours from the pic below:

The three colours I chose were: Blueberry Bushel, Bermuda Bay and Lovely Lipstick.  The stamp set I’ve used on my card is called Dressed To Impress Stamp Set.  How cool are these images?  I have a friend who LOVES red lippy and I created this card with her in mind.  The background stamp has been inked up with Lovely Lipstick Ink and the lipsticks themselves have been coloured with my Lovely Lipstick Blends.  The stems of the lipsticks have been lightly watercoloured with Bermuda Bay and Blueberry Bushel Inks.  The flowers are also from the stamp set as well as the fabulous sentiment.  The DSP covered with lipsticks is from the Best Dress DSP pack – I had to use this piece because of the lippy’s.

The team at Just Add Ink have created wonderful and varied cards using the colours from the challenge. Pop over to Just Add Ink and take a look at what they’ve created.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Just Add Ink #488 – Blog Hop

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Welcome to our first challenge at Just Add Ink for 2020!  We have a special “Celebrate” Challenge planned for you as it’s the 10 year Anniversary of Just Add Ink and we are also celebrating 1,000 followers!.  What better way to celebrate than with a blog hop! Plus……we have special gifts and prizes!!!

As part of our milestone celebrations the design team are offering prizes. Our Top Pick & Honourable Mentions will receive a special gift.

We’ll be choosing some other entries to receive a little something also – to be eligible all you have to do is leave a comment on each of the blogs along the hop – 14 stops in total.  To see what prizes are available and how to be eligible – head over to the Just Add Ink blog.

As our challenge for you is a celebration challenge, I decided nothing says celebration more than a wedding card. The stamp set I chose for my card is called To A Wild Rose Stamp Set.  I embossed the pretty rose image with White Embossing Powder on Vellum Cardstock.  I then took my Aqua Painter and Balmy Blue Ink and added colour to my flower. I used Pear Pizzazz Ink on the leaves.  After fussy cutting the images out, I adhered them to a 2 1/4″ circle punch.

The designer series paper I used in the background is from the Peaceful Poppies Designer Series Paper pack.  I matted the DSP with Whisper White and Pool Party Cardstock.  The sentiment I added to my card is from the Peaceful Moments Stamp Set.  Under the sentiment, I added a strip of Pool Party Cardstock and Whisper White edgelit cut with the Nature’s Thoughts Dies.  My favourite embellishment to finish of my cards at the moment is some Rhinestones and Whisper White Crinkled Seam Binding.

The next hop along the way is my fabulous sweet friend from Canberra, Patrice Easton! Click here to take you to her blog or on the button below.

For your chance to win one of the prizes, make sure you head over to Just Add Ink and join in our challenge.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Just Add Ink #487

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The challenge for you at Just Add Ink is the last one for 2019.  So if you’re looking for some layout inspiration to get the last of your festive cards created, why don’t you join us for this challenge?

I’ve finished all of my festive cards for this year, so for this sketch, I created a feminine card using the Free As A Bird Stamp Set. The birds were stamped with Black Memento Ink and have been coloured with my Highland Heather and Purple Posy Blends.  The branches were given a light colour with my Crumb Cake and So Saffron Blends. After fussy cutting them out, I trimmed them and placed the images over the two circles.

The sentiment I’ve used is from the Perennial Birthday Stamp Set.  This was the sentiment that worked best for my layout.  The designer series paper strip that I’ve added to my card is from the Garden Lane Designer Series Paper pack.  The little rhinestones I’ve finished off my card with are called Noble Peacock Rhinestones.

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

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle