Just Add Ink #550

Hey Everyone

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

So this is a colour combo that I would have NEVER tried if not for this challenge. I have to say that I absolutely adore it! I’ve kept my card mostly white with small amounts of the challenge colours.

I’ve chosen leaves stamped from the Forever Fern Stamp Set. The leaves were lightly coloured with Shaded Spruce and fussy cut out. The butterflies are from the Butterfly Gala Stamp Set. These have been coloured with both Poppy Parade and Petal Pink Inks. The sentiment I’ve used is from the Forever Friend Stamp Set. I added some ink splatters to the background – these are from the Forever Fern Stamp Set also.

The team at Just Add Ink have created lovely cards using these challenge colours. Take a look at the challenge and see what they’ve created.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Butterfly Gala South Pacific Blog Hop

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The cards I’m sharing for our blog hop today feature Stampin’ Up!s Butterfly Gala Bundle.  The Butterfly Duet Punch has been so popular that there are only limited numbers in Australia available to order.  If you’d like to order this punch, be sure to order it soon.  Once it runs out, it will be unavailable to order for a few months.

Myself and four of my Artisan friends from the South Pacific have created projects using the Butterfly Gala Bundle for you. The designer series paper featured on both of my cards is free during during Sale-A-Bration when you spend $90 or more.  This gorgeous pack of paper is called Botanical Butterfly Designer Series Paper.  I really like this colour combination of Highland Heather, Basic Black, Whisper White and tinges of Pear Pizzazz.

Another Sale-A-Bration item you can earn free are these fabulous Butterfly Elements – the perfect embellishments for any project.  To give the leaves colour, I ran them directly across my Pear Pizzazz Ink pad. I then took a Gingham Gala Adhesive-Backed Sequin and adhered it to the centre of the flower.

The butterflies I’ve created are watercoloured with Highland Heather and Pear Pizzazz Inks. I created a window frame with my Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies and added a square of Botanical Butterfly Designer Series Paper and a rectangle of Basic Black Cardstock behind it.  I then took a strip of striped DSP from this pack and a strip of Whisper White 5/8″ Flax Ribbon and placed them behind the window frame.

The sentiment that I’ve used on my card is also from the Butterfly Gala Stamp Set.   The sentiment is stamped in Basic Black Ink.

The sentiment I’ve used on my second card is also from the Butterfly Gala Stamp Set.  The butterflies for this card were created with the same colours as my first card.  For this card I added a circle of Highland Heather Cardstock and a circle of Botanical Butterflies DSP.  I then added some White Bakers Twine from top to bottom of my card to finish it off.

The next hop along the way is my talented NZ Artisan friend – Angela Meiritz-Reid.  Pop over to her blog by clicking on her name or on the badge below and see her gorgeous projects – they are sooooo pretty!

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Freshly Made Sketches #370

Hey Everyone

We have a new sketch for you at Freshly Made Sketches. Don’t Wednesdays come around quickly?  Our sketch hostess this week is the super talented and one amazing cardmaker Jennifer Timko.

Oh how lovely it is to get a new butterfly stamp set.  The butterflies in Butterfly Gala are so pretty and so detailed.  Not only are the images just what I’ve been waiting for, the sentiments are all ones that I will use.  The outline of the butterflies were stamped with Black Stazon Ink and the colours I’ve filled them with were Grapefruit Grove and Pineapple Punch.  The sentiment is stamped on Vellum Cardstock with Black Stazon Ink.  The combination of leaves are from two different die sets – Butterfly Beauty Thinlits Dies and Wonderful Floral Framelits Dies.  The background is embossed with my new Lace Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.  It was only after I’d stuck everything together, I realised I didn’t think about which side was the embossed side and which was the debossed side….. Oh well, I like the look of this background.

 

As always, the team at Freshly Made Sketches have created awesome cards. Pop over to the challenge and see what amazing-ness they’ve got to show you.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle