Just Add Ink #501

Hey Everyone

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

Freshly Made Sketches #420

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Are you looking for inspiration for a card layout? Pop over to Freshly Made Sketches and see what fabulous sketch the talented Jennifer Timko has designed.  The past 419 sketches are there in case you’re needing ideas for a layout.

Here’s this weeks sketch:

I haven’t created a square card in ages!  I love this design and my card came together in no time.  The stamp set I’ve used on my card is a Sale-A-Bration stamp set called Lovely Lily Pad Stamp Set.  The lily has been stamped with Black Memento Ink and has been coloured with my Purply Posy and Highland Heather Blends.  I added some leaves from the To A Wild Rose Stamp Set and gave them some colour with my Mint Macaron Blends.  I wanted to add some texture to the background, so I took the closest embossing folder to hand, which happened to be the Swirls and Curls Embossing Folder.  The Purple Posy DSP I’ve used in the background is from the Best Dressed 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper pack.  I wanted to use a long thin sentiment, so I found one in the Peaceful Moments Stamp Set that worked perfectly.

The team at Freshly Made Sketches have created amazing cards using the sketch. Head over to Freshly Made Sketches and see what they’ve created.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Bermuda For a Friend Card

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I’m supposed to be designing projects for design team commitments, but it just wasn’t happening.  So I deviated and created the card below.

I have to say it. I’m addicted to Bermuda Bay Cardstock.  To break up the Bermuda Bay Cardstock, I cut the cardstock through the middle on an angle.  I then cut two thin strips of Whisper White Cardstock and added them close to where the two pieces of Bermuda Bay meet.  I had this flower from To A Wild Rose partially inked with my Light Pool Party Blend sitting on the desk.  To finish off the colouring, I added some more colour with my Bermuda Bay and Smoky Slate Blends. I added a little too much Smoky Slate to the centre of the flower, so I took my White Gel Pen and added some dots to correct the colour.  The leaves were also sitting on my desk discarded from another project. They got the same blend treatment with Pool Party, Bermuda Bay and Smoky Slate Blends.  Three little Noble Peacock Rhinestones finished off my card.

I’m off to my craft room to re-visit my DT projects!

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

Freshly Made Sketches #400 – An Anniversary Celebration

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We are celebrating our 400th sketch challenge at Freshly Made SketchesWe are kicking off a big month of celebration by going back to where we began.  Eight years ago, Lesley Croghan came up with the idea of using sketches that were clean (but not always simple) as a design tool. Not only was she on to something that would become a staple for crafters, she also put together a team that would grow and impact many designers. Two of the original team members, Jen Mitchell and Linda Callahan, are still on the team! So this week we are using FMS #1, which was also FMS #100! We have lots of celebrating to do all month too. We hope you will join us this week and, as always, we can’t wait to see what you create!

I remember playing along with the very first Freshly Made Sketches sketch and then again for sketch 100. I’ve taken a look at these cards, and have judged them as not worth for linking….. I may’ve moved on from those cards I created…..
The card I’ve created for this challenge features roses from To A Wild Rose Stamp Set.  I like the way the roses fill up my card and I hope you think they work well for the sketch.  The roses have been watercoloured lightly with Pineapple Punch Ink. The leaves were given colour with Mint Macaron Ink and match the DSP rectangle I’ve used – this DSP is from Garden Lane Designer Series Paper.  The background ink splatters are from Artisan Textures Stamp Set.  I’ve inked them up with Mint Macaron Ink also.

We would love it if you could you join in our celebration month of sketches.  Head over to Freshly Made Sketches and see all the fabulous creations the team have designed.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Just Add Ink #462

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Welcome to the newest challenge at Just Add Ink.  This week is sketch week – sketches are my favourite and I always refer back to them when I’m in need of some inspiration to start a card.

I’ve used DSP strips with gaps in-between each one to create the panel shapes from the sketch.  The designer series paper I’ve used for the background and the panels is from Woven Threads Designer Series Paper.

The flower that I’ve lightly watercoloured with Pool Party Ink is from a new-to-me stamp set called To A Wild Rose Stamp Set. The leaves are also from this set and have been given a VERY light and VERY quick watercolour with Old Olive Ink.

I may have actually gone rogue with this sketch….. Instead of just one square on my card, I decided to add two and off-centre them.  I also created frames with my Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies rather than a solid square.

I wanted a birthday sentiment as those are the cards I need the most.  For this card I’ve used the “happy birthday” sentiment from Perennial Birthday Stamp Set.  To finished of the card I added three sequins from Woven Threads Sequin Assortment.

The team at Just Add Ink have created amazing cards using this sketch.  Pop over to the challenge and see what they’ve created.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle