Friday, 2 November 2018

Bark! The Herald Angels Sing for JAI #433




Happy November everyone and welcome!! It's hard to believe the year is nearly over - but the warm temperatures are a good sign of what is to come. Yesterday was our first 34 degree day since March and today will be 30 before a late cool change. That is one of the great things about Melbourne - it might be hot for a day or two but it changes quickly and the variation is great. We had a great day meeting Sally's Guide Dogs' puppy raiser today and meeting two dogs she grew up with including her half sister and just generally finding out a bit more about her - a very fun morning tho wish we had taken some photos!!


It's time for a new challenge at Just Add Ink and this week we have a fun and vibrant colour challenge suggested for us all to us by Jo. These colours are ready for anything and the design team had a lot of fun using them and we hope that you do to. Hopefully you can take a moment to pop on over and be inspired to join us - do note that this challenge lasts for two weeks too as many of the design team will be away at On Stage next weekend and we might be able to catch up with you in person so do come say hello! I will be with several JAI team members in Melbourne but there will also be others of the team in Brisbane and we'd love to meet you!


This fun new Christmas set from MFT arrived this week and I just couldn't resist using it though I'd normally colour the dogs a bit differently... The sentiment was just too good πŸ˜ƒ
The background is the new Buffalo Check stamp and some ruler drawn lines which is a technique I've seen popular online and did add a more finished touch.


The silver die cuts are a combination of two sets available in the Annual Catty - The detailed Swirly Snowflakes and Starlights...a touch of vellum behind the Lab and this fun card is complete 😊



Card Stock: Blueberry Bushel, Lemon Lime Twist, Berry Burst, Silver Glimmer, Silver Foil, Vellum
Ink: Berry Bushel, Berry Burst, Lemon Lime Twist (Pencil), Versamark, Navy Blends
Stamps: Buffalo Check
Accessories: Big Shot, Swirly Snowflaks Thinlits, Starlight Thinlits, Stiched Shapes Framelits, Circle Framelits (retired), White EP,
Non SU: Deck the Howls stamp set (MFT)

Thanks for stopping by today and I hope you might take a moment to pop over to Just Add Ink and see all the inspiration from the design team and I look forward to seeing your creations with this fun and vibrant colour combo in the gallery over the next two weeks 😊

Happy stamping until next time,

Jan


Friday, 26 October 2018

Signs of Santa for JAI #432



Yes, it's another happy Friday and we are now almost 2/3 the way through Spring already! Where has the year gone?! Everything in the garden is growing - the flowers, the veggies and yes, also the weeds but it is a sure sign the weather is slowly but surely getting warmer. 😊


It's also time for a new challenge at Just Add Ink . This week the lovely Patrice has suggested a fun Choose Two out of Buttons, Bows or Bling challenge for us all to use in our crafting this week. The options are almost as open as your imagination and we hope that you will enjoy this one as much as the design team did! We hope that you can take a moment to pop on over to see the fabulous variation the team has come up with to inspire you and hopefully join us.


So here we go, my first Christmas card of 2018!! Not a moment too soon either given it's almost November already πŸ˜‰For my items, I chose Bows and Bling. The presents have the bows and the bling is in the silver glimmer snow flakes and backing layer. The images are all cut from the stunning Santa's Workshop DSP. This pretty special paper pack has images that fit into the Framelits - so no need to colour unless you want to.  The only stamping is "North Pole" on the sign and the sentiment.


And there is a fabulous flocking effect on all of the pages - the striped base layer for example has white "flocking" stripes and so is Santa's hat pom pom and the signs and more and more.... A beautiful textural effect perfect for the visually impaired or any child or child like adult to enjoy πŸ˜€


The background layer is water coloured lightly with Pool Party and then for good measure and extra bling, a little Wink of Stella is flicked over it too.


Card stock: Poppy Parade, Basic Black, Silver Glimmer
Designer Series Paper: Santa's Workshop Specialty
Inks: Momento Tuxedo Black, Versamark
Stamps: Signs of Santa
Accessories: Big Shot, Santa's Signpost Framelits, Stitched Shapes Framelits, White EP

Thanks for stopping by today and I hope that you can take a moment to pop on over to Just Add Ink and see the gorgeous inspiration from all the design team and I look forward to seeing what you will create with this fun challenge too!

Happy stamping until next time,

Jan

Friday, 19 October 2018

Masculine Broadway for JAI #431



Happy Friday everyone and welcome back again! We are almost half way through Spring  and the garden is looking fantastic! The native Bottle Brush trees are starting to bloom, the flowers are out and the bees are buzzing....truly a wonderful time of year πŸ˜€

Also wonderful, is the new challenge at Just Add Ink! This week we have a fun sketch designed for us all to use by Tina. Sketches are great as they hint at a ready made design and you just need to fit images into the different areas. Our lovely design team have all created fabulous cards to inspire you so I hope you can take a moment to pop on over and join us.


Yes, I am a bit taken by this stamp set currently πŸ˜€This time the Hooray is embossed in black and then Gold and the two smaller sentiments are also part of the set. The papers are from the co ordinating suite and the gold touches on them are rather fabulous in real life.


And here you may be able to see the full effect of the two embossing sentiment layers.




Card stock: Basic Black, Gold Foil, Whisper White
Designer Series Paper: Broadway Bound Specialty
Inks: Versamark, Pacific Point
Stamps: Broadway Birthday
Accessories: Broadway Lights Framelits, White EP

Thanks for stopping by today and I hope that you might take a moment to pop on over to Just Add Ink and see all the wonderful cards that the rest of the team have made to inspire you and I look forward to seeing what you will create with this fun sketch this week.

Friday, 12 October 2018

Broadway Petals for JAI # 430



Happy Friday and welcome! With Daylight Savings having started last weekend it really is beginning to feel like Spring πŸ˜€


This week at Just Add Ink we have this soft and pretty floral image that Rochelle has suggested that we use in our projects this week. You can take what ever pops out at you from the image - the different flowers, colours and textures - whatever appeals to you! As always, our lovely and talented team have a fabulous array of projects to inspire you so I hope that you can take a moment to pop on over and we'd love to have you join us.


We are blessed that with SU we have so many floras to choose from and for my card I chose to make a bit of a wreath effect using Petal Palatte. I have fallen for the Broadway Birthday Wish die cut and so here it is again 😁The hand written apprearance of the script pairs beautifully with the arty flowers  from Petal Palette.


The background is painted using an Aqua Painter mixing Pool Party and a little Pacific Point and with some soft flicks of Silver Wink of Stella to add to the sparkles too. And the flowers with Watercolor Pencils.


Card stock: Flirty Flamingo, Basic Black, Whisper White, Lemon Lime Twist, Silver Glimmer
Inks: Pool Party, Lemon Lime Twist. Versamark, Old Olive, Watercolor Pencils
Stamps: Petal Palatte, Broadway Birthday
Accessories: Broadway Lights Framelights, Petals and More Framelits, Aqua Painter, White EP, Metallic Sequins Assortment.

Thanks for stopping by today and I hope that you can take a moment to pop on over to Just Add Ink and see all the fabulous cards the rest of the team has made to inspire you and I look forward to seeing what you will create with this fun image too.

Happy stamping until next time,

Jan

Friday, 5 October 2018

Painted Glass for JAI #429



Hello and happy Friday to you! It's now October and half way through Spring already!! Just where does the time go I wonder as I'm sure the days are coming along quicker than they used to! πŸ˜€


But first and foremost, it is time for our new challenge at Just Add Ink. Where Di has suggested that we add Vellum as the main focus of our projects this week. Vellum is such a versatile medium - you can use it soften bright colours under it, colour on it to produce a translucent effect and it layers ever so beautifully too! As always, our lovely design team have created a wide variety of gorgeous cards to inspire you so I hope that you can take a moment to pop on over and join us 😊


Vellum can be a little difficult to photograph but hopefully you can see here that I decided to colour on it using a mixture of Stampin Blends and Copic markers.  The lovely Painted Glass Suite includes a pack of images and patterns on vellum card stock and that is what I have used here. Seeing as it is such a pretty scene, I used all the window framelits in the set to literally frame it too.


And to finish the card, a rose was stamped and coloured and added on top with the sentiment and a sprinkle of sequins.



Thanks for stopping by today and I hope that you can pop on over to Just Add Ink and see all the inspiration from our lovely team and I look forward to seeing what you will create with Vellum this week too.

Happy stamping until next time,

Jan


Friday, 28 September 2018

Happy Broadway Birthday for JAI #428



Happy Friday and welcome! It's mid way through School Holidays here in Victoria this week and just to continue thecelebratory vibe, today is also a Public Holiday because there is the finals footy game of the year on Saturday. Yes, sporting mad the country is.....but I'll happily spend the extra time crafting 😊


If you too have time for craft this weekend, we have a new challenge for you at Just Add Ink. This week's pretty and bright colour combination was suggested by Rachael and it is perfect for your Spring or Autumn themed projects and is quite gender neutral too!! Our lovely and talented design team have created a gorgeous array of projects to inspire you so I do hope that you can pop on over to take a peek and hopefully join us. One thing we do ask is that you limit your other colours to white, black and metallics only - no other "neutrals" please.


My card uses the new Broadway Birthday bundle. This is only my second card using this suite but I can see it quickly becoming a favourite as it is so versatile - adults, kids, guys, girls the options are endless. Add in the fun DSP ( background stripes used here) and the options are endless 😊


The fun and sparkly Wish sentiment is added on top of a few layers of Calypso Coral card stock to add a little bright contrast to the otherwise softer tones of Pool Party and  Lemon Lime Twist.


And I couldn't help but add the inside of the embossed frame which goes with this set - embossed with the Simple Stripes EF to continue the stripes vibe.


And finished off with a sprinkling of sequins. Have you tried the new Take Your Pick tool yet for picking up your sequins?? It truly is amazing and is my new best friend on the craft desk πŸ˜€

Card Stock: Whisper White (Thick), Basic black, Silver Glimmer Calypso Coral, Pool Party, Lemon Lime Twist, Vellum
Designer Series paper: Broadway Bound Specialty
Inks: Versamark, Lemon Lime Twist, Pool Party, Calypso Coral
Stamps: Broadway Birthday
Accessories: Broadway Lights Framelits, Simple Stripes EF, White EP, Iridescent Sequins Assortment, Silver Sequin Trim
Non SU: Watercolor Card Stock (TH/ Ranger)

Thanks for stopping by today and I hope that you can take a moment to pop on over to Just Add Ink and see all the gorgeous cards our design team have created to inspire you and we look forward to see your projects using this beautiful colour combo too.

Happy stamping until next time,

Jan


Friday, 21 September 2018

Kute Kitty for JAI #427



Happy Friday and welcome! It's Springtime, my favourite time of the year and although the temperatures here in Melbourne seem to be slow to rise, the garden is showing good signs and we are definitely enjoying the lighter mornings and evenings!


It's time for a new challenge at Just Add Ink and this week we have one of Tina's popular letter challenges. Working our way through the alphabet we have the letter "K" for us all to use as the main focus of our projects this week. It's one of the trickier letters for sure but as always our talented and lovely design team really did an amazing job of finding 'K" themed projects to inspire you so I hope you can take a moment to pop on over and take a peek and we'd love you to join us.


For my "K" element I chose a rather cute Kitty image and coloured him using Copics. The background has a light water colour wash and a sprinkling of sequins.
One new tool that is fantastic at helping with sequin placement is SU's Take Your Pick. It uses some putty inside the pen "nib" and this means you can pick up sequins and place them perfectly with ease.


The sparkly silver ribbon is left over from Saleabration and is so sparkly it did upset the photos a little but it looks lovely in real life.


Thanks for stopping by today and I hope that you can take a moment to pop on over to Just Add Ink and see the amazing cards the design team have made to inspire you and I look forward to seeing what you will create with this fun challenge too!

Happy stamping until next time,

Jan