Friday, 11 August 2017

Happy Eclectic Birthday for JAI #372

Happy Friday already as the last week seems to have just flown....and welcome! We are really starting to notice that the sun is a little higher in the sky and some of the Spring blooms are out already. Whilst not so great for allergies, it is a great sign that we've not long to go til Spring is truly here :-)

If you're looking for more flower inspiration then this soft and pretty colour combo at Just Add Ink is for you! Suggested by Nikki, it is perfect for florals and many other themes and the design team had such fun creating with it so I hope you can pop on over and take a peek and join us.

I made two cards for this challenge :-) This is actaully the second - using Oh So Eclectic and was my first real play with Embossing Paste. I coloured the paste with the two green re-inkers and in doing so, found that taping it down to a board before you start helps the card stock dry flat for easy mounting afterwards - just like with water colour paper.

Card stock: Tranquil Tide, Pool Party, Whisper White, Gold Foil
Inks: Tranquil Tide, Pool Party, Powder Pink,
Stamps: Oh So Eclectic, Sunshine Wishes
Accessories: Big Shot, Eclectic Layers Thinlits, Burlap Ribbon, Tranquil Tide Ribbon, Pattern Party Decorative Masks

This was the first card I made with this pretty combo - it's more my usual CAS style and is a Case (Copy and share everything) of Rachel Brumley. All I needed to change was add the pretty pink blooms and some silver sequins.

The daisy petals are stamped on both Powder Pink and White card stock along with a little sponging and I used dimensionals between the layers to give it....yes, more dimension :-)

Card stock: Tranquil Tide, Pool Party, Whisper White, Powder Pink, Blushing Bride Glimmer
Inks: Tranquil Tide, Powder Pink
Stamps: Daisy Delight, Sunshine Wishes
Accessories: Daisy Punch, 3/4" Circle Punch, Metallic Sequins Assortment

Thanks for stopping by today and I hope you can take a moment and pop on over to Just Add Ink and see what all the design team have created to inspire you and I look forward to seeing what you will make with this pretty colour combo too!

Happy stamping until next time,


Friday, 4 August 2017

Pawesome New Puppy for JAI #371

Happy Friday and welcome! There is only one month left of Winter to go - and seeing as we've just had our coldest day in over 30 years here in Melbourne that is definitely a good thing :-)

We have a fun new challenge at Just Add Ink this week suggested by Di. And that is to choose two of three suggestions in your crafting this week - either kids, pets or patterned paper. The design team have created some fabulous creations to inspire you so I hope you can take a moment to pop on on over and take a look and welcome two more new Guest Designers too!

A year ago, some lovely friends had to say goodby to their older dog, and recently they have welcomed a new puppy - another little Jack Russell - into their home. He has brought such joy already and it is wonderful to see everyone so happy. I'm sure many would agree that as hard as it is to say goodbye to our faithful pets of all kinds, it is a real joy to welcome new ones to the family. So this week's challenge was perfect timing to welcome little Scotty to the neighbourhood :-)

Maybe here you can see the sparkle of the Wink of Stella that's been added to the little puppy and balloon?

Wee "Scotty" is coloured with Copics whilst the Bella and friends stamp was used to add interest to the DSP background paper.

Card stock: Bermuda Bay, Whisper White, Real Red
Designer Series Paper: Naturally Eclectic DSP
Inks: Momento Tuxedo Black, 
Accessories: Big Shot, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Brights Enamel Shapes, Wink of Stella, Bermuda Bay Ribbon, Mini silver Sequins
Non SU: Cat and Dog Pawsome Dies - SSS, Copic Markers

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 inspiration from the design team and I look forward to seeing what you will create with this fun challenge theme too!

Happy stamping until next time,'