Thursday, 5 February 2015

Guest Designer for Just Add Ink!

Yes,  I am Sooo excited to share with you that I have been invited to be a Guest Designer for Just Add Ink for the next little while!! Just Add Ink was the first challenge blog that I saw when I first started card making back in 2007. I was in awe of the wonderful cards people made for their challenges let alone what the Design Team made!!! Then a year or so ago I started entering challenges after the encouragement of some wonderful friends - and JAI was one of those…and now what seems like such a short time later here we are: as Guest Designer!! I have to pinch myself to make sure it's real :-) Such a fantastic Team of beautiful people as well as inspirational crafters and I am indeed honoured.

So this week at Just Add Ink we have a wonderful sketch by Tina for you and the Team have come up with some amazing ideas to inspire you so I hope you can take a moment to pop on over and have a look.

Here is the sketch:


And here is my card:


OOPS!
Here is another look at it with the twine and bow that I somehow missed seeing originally!





For this card I created a Bokeh background using a technique I saw in a video by Dawn Olchefske. Bokeh is a technique often used in photography to blur the image and makes an interesting effect for a card background :-) You can create this effect in many ways - by water colouring or sponging ink on the white card stock to create your coloured background. And when it is dry apply white Craft ink in circles one the top - for this I used the Circle Framelits to cut a stencil with different sizes of circles .out of Window Sheet And once the white ink was dry I used a hexagon punch as well as circle framelits again for the central layered image.


Card stock: Whisper White, Calypso Coral, Window sheets (For stencil for background)
Inks" Calypso Coral, Crushed curry, Coastal Cabana, Craft White, Momento Tuxedo Black
Stamps: Perfect Pennants, Gorgeous Grunge
Accessories: Big Shot, Circle Framelits, Basic Rhinestones, Hexagon Punch, Window Sheet

Thanks for stopping by today and I hope you can take a moment to pop over to Just Add Ink to check out all the wonderful inspiration from the Team and I look forward to seeing what you will create for this challenge too!

Happy stamping until next time,

Jan



20 comments:

  1. Wow Jan - I love this.....I am so going to HAVE to try this technique. Chantell x x

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    1. Thank you Chantell :-) Yes it's a cool technique!

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  2. WooHoo Jan! Congratulations on this wonderful news. Well deserved. Your cards are always so inspiring. This one here is absolutely gorgeous. You have a lot of patience.... I am not sure I would be able to do it. I will definitely go over JAI and check it out.

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    1. Hi Louise! Thank you so much for all your encouragementt :-) It would be great to see you over in the gallery soon!

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  3. Jan the vibrant colour pop of the hexagons is just gorgeous! What a great way to use a bokeh background! Delighted we have you joining us on the DT for a while :)

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    1. Thank you very much indeed Kim :-)

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  4. A totally cool way to use the sketch Jan! Loving the gorgeous bright colours and how you've incorporated the Bokeh effect. A pleasure to have you designing with us at JAI. xx

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    1. Thank you so very much Nikki :-)

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  5. Congratulations Jan on your great news!!! Your cards are always amazing, elegant and creative! This card is lovely, bright & using a new technique in a fun way!!! Have to try this technique! -katerina

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    1. Thank you so much Katerina - as you know, I wouldn't have started this blog without your encouragement and support my friend! So glad you are now finding joy in challenges too xx

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  6. am loving the vibrancy of those hexagons!!!! looking forward to seeing what else you come up with over the next few months

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    1. Thank you very much Claire :-) Yes, and I am looking forward to seeing your creations too!

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  7. Wow this card is simply stunning! I love the colours. And the use of the bokeh technique on this card is spot on, i think. Just enough :)

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  8. Jan...... Wow Wow Wow! I love this card soooo much!

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  9. So excited to have you as part of the team! I know how you feel, I still can't believe that I'm on a few DT's now, a year ago I would never have thought it would be possible! So you just never know...... Your card is absolutely gorgeous and I love the colours you used for the bokeh effect. Its something I've never tried but really must give it a go, especially if its turns out this good!

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  10. Thanks very much Shona - yes, its exciting how quickly things can happen :-)

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  11. Jan it was you and this gorgeous card you created who inspired me to finally try the Bokeh technique. Such fun. Love the colours you've used here, and well done on that little twine and bow addition lol.

    So lovely to have you join the JAI team for a while. x

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    1. Thank you so much Patrice! I'm so glad you've given it a try - it is not as hard as it sounds and yes, a lot of fun. And yes - a big thanks to you for the twine and bow too :-) x

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