Friday, 15 June 2018

Layered Alphabet for JAI #413



Happy Friday everyone and welcome! It's been a busy week as have given my craft room a bit of a make over but am still finishing off a few decorating details so I hope to have the odd photo for you by next week:-)


In the meantime, we have a fabulous and versatile Colour Challenge at Just Add Ink this week for you suggested by Di. As always, our lovely and talented design team have created awesome cards to inspire you so I hope you can take a moment to pop on over and take a look and join us.


I used the colours this week to create a card for a favourite Nephew's birthday. He got an electric guitar recently so the guitar from Epic Celebrations was a given :-) Here it's embossed in silver onto black card stock.
The letters and angled design is all thanks to the new Layered Alphabet Bundle. Starting with cutting the appropriate letters from card stock, they were then stamped using Playful Backgrounds and then the letters were stamped with Versamark and embossed in white.


I started the die cut letters with the "r" and left plenty of room on the left side that was later trimmed down. To work out how much space each letter needed, I laid the cut letter over the next piece of card and continued this process with each letter. 



Card stock: Basic Black, Whisper White, Bermuda Bay, Lemon Lime Twist, Pacific Point, Granny Apple Green
Inks: Versamark, Bermuda Bay, Lemon Lime Twist, Pacific Point, Granny Apple Green
Stamps: Layered Alphabet, Epic Celebrations (Saleabration), Playful Backgrounds
Accessories: Big Shot, White and Silver Embossing Powder, Metallic Sequins Assortment

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

Happy stamping until next time,

Jan

Friday, 8 June 2018

Magical Birthday for JAI #412



Yes, it's another happy Friday in paradise....so welcome :-) Of course, if it is Summer in your part of the world then it may well seem perfect - here it's Winter and with a couple of weeks til the Shortest Day so I'm allowing myself to dream LOL


It's time for a new challenge at Just Add Ink and this week Lou has suggested a fun and fabulous one for us all - to Just Choose Two of Spots, Splatters or Speckles. There are so many ways that you can go with this and our lovely design team have led the way again in creating gorgeous projects to inspire you. So I hope you can take a moment and pop on over and hopefully join us too!


My card uses last week's sketch but it fits the "splatters and speckles" theme too. To create the background, I started with water color paper and Distress Resist Spray - simply unscrewing the whole nozzle and flicking the spray onto the card created the splatters and speckles. Then it was a case of slowly but surely adding colour and more Resist Spray with each colour layer. The spray dries clear and is shiny and textural and traps whatever colour is underneath it. Be that white, yellow or pink!


The magical little unicorn has it's mane and tail coloured using Water Color Pencils and her body is covered in Wink of Stella just to make sure she sparkles. It is sad that both the stamp set and the Number of Years stamps and dies are all now retired. Unicorns are so "in" at the moment and this card is for a niece who is having a unicorn themed birthday party so it is one set I will hold onto.



Card stock: Whisper White, Melon Mambo, Sparkle Glimmer, Vellum
Inks: Black Stazon, Watercolor Pencils
Stamps: Magical Day
Accessories: Big Shot, Magical Mates Framelits, Large Number Framelits, Stitched Shape Framelits, Metallic Sequin Assortment.
Non SU: Watercolor Card stock (Tim Holtz/Ranger), Distress Resist Spray (TH), Distress Inks: Worn Lipstick, Picked Raspberry, Squeezed Lemonade, Scattered Straw

Thanks for stopping by today and I hope you can take a moment to pop on over to Just Add Ink to see all the fabulous inspiration and I look forward to seeing what you will create with this fun choice too.

Happy stamping until next time,

Jan

Friday, 1 June 2018

Painted Petals for JAI #411



Happy Friday and welcome to Winter down under or a very happy start to Summer to you if you are popping in from the Northern Hemisphere. Here in Melbourne, it has been a chilly, windy and a little damp start to Winter. We are really glad our gas central heating is back in action having gone on the blink for the last few weeks. Winter...shorter, cooler and flu and cold ridden days...yes, bring on Spring please :-)


But there are happy things happening this week too - a new Catalogue is open for orders from Stampin Up and at Just Add Ink this week we have a new sketch for you - the first ever from me (with the help of the lovely Narelle to bring it to life). The design team have created a wonderful array of cards to inspire you so I hope you can take a moment to pop on over and take a peek and join us :-)


Initially, when designing the sketch I was thinking of these leaves from Petal Palate to place above the square so a little fussy cutting later and here they are!! The delicate frame is cut from Sparkle Glimmer Paper and there is a light pink water colour wash added behind the roses.


Maybe you can see that better in this photo.



The frame and sweet roses are from the new Painted Glass Bundle, now available to order and the hugs is from the now retired Lovely Words Thinlits which I'll be keeping along with the Pink Pirouette card stock that goes so well with Melon Mambo :-)


Card stock: Whisper White (thick and standard), Pink Pirouette, Sparkle Glimmer, Gold Foil
Inks: Melon Mambo, Garden Green, Black Stazon
Stamps: Petal Palatte, Painted Glass
Accessories: Big Shot, Stained Glass Thinlits, Lovely Words Thinlits, Metallic Sequins, Aqua Painter
Non SU: Distress 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 fabulous inspiration our lovely design team have created for you and I look forward to seeing what you will create with this clean and versatile sketch too.

Happy stamping until next time,

Jan

Friday, 25 May 2018

Happy Petals for JAI #410



Happy Friday everyone and welcome! It's been a grey old week weather wise but they assure us that we will see the sun return this weekend and it will be very welcome to enhance the colours of Autumn that are on show :-)


Also full of colour is our new challenge at Just Add Ink  . This week we have this fun and pretty Inspiration Photo for you suggested by Jo. You can take whatever appeals to you from the photo - whether than be the polka dot and banner themes or the mix of colours and white space. Our lovely design team as always have made a fabulous array of cards to inspire you so I hope that you can take a moment to pop on over and take a look and join us.


For my card, I drew inspiration from the colours, polka dots and celebratory feel of the photo. Starting with water colouring the floral image and background using ink pads and then I was able to add a couple more colours under the die cuts for a fun look :-)



Under the Swirly circle die is a layer of  Pool Party as well as the water colour background.



And under the sparkly Celebrate, is a sneak peek of one of the new In Colours coming in June ...Pineapple Punch - it's a bright and yes, a rather punchy yellow :-)


This was my first play with the Petal Palette set believe it or not but these lovely roses are sure to become a "go to" in the year ahead. Have you tried them yet?


Card stock: Island Indigo, Pool Party, Whisper White, Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer
Ink: Melon Mambo, Coastal Cabana (yes, it's Returning!), Island Indigo, Black Stazon
Designer Series Paper: Tutti Fruitti Stack
Stamps: Petal Palatte
Accessories: Big Shot, Swirly Scribbles Dies, Celebrate You Thinlits, Petals and More Thinlits, Iridescent Sequins, Aqua Painter

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

Happy stamping until next time,

Jan

Tuesday, 15 May 2018

Kelly's Stampin Friends Birthday Blog Hop



Hello and welcome! You may have just arrived from the lovely Tina Gillespie's blog and her fabulous projects as part of Kelly's Stamping Friend's Birthday Blog Hop. But if not you can check them out by clicking on her name and the list of all the first 20 Participants are at the bottom of this post and I'm sure you'll find lots of inspiration along the way from this very talented group. The purpose of the Hop is to celebrate Kelly Kent's birthday today - such a great reason to celebrate this lovely lady who I know from being team mates at Just Add Ink together.


For my card, I have a sneak peek for you of a new stamp set that will be available in the new Stampin Catalogue available to order from June 1. It's a pretty Photopolymer stamp set and punch bundle and was designed by Mary Fish so is perfect for CAS images.
I've combined the stamped and punched images with some retiring papers and then layered some different textures together.




Thanks for stopping by today and now you're heading off to say hello to the lovely Birthday girl, Kelly Kent herself and the fabulous projects that I know you will love. Enjoy!



Card stock: Melon Mambo, Basic Black, Whisper White, Silver Glimmer
Designer Series Paper : Tutti-Fruitti Stack 
Inks: Melon Mambo, Lemon Lime Twist, Momento Tuxedo Black, Lovely Lipstick
Stamps: Varied Vases
Accessories: Build a Vase Punch, White Organza Ribbon, Silver and Black Sequin Trim, Brights Enamel Shapes, Basic Rhinestones


Participant List A

  1. Kelly Kent
  2. Lou Kitzelman
  3. Jenny Hall
  4. Denita Wright-Smee
  5. Jackie Aitken
  6. Narelle Simm
  7. Sandra Collett
  8. Monique Fielder
  9. Nicole Wilson
  10. Siobhan Fitzsimmons
  11. Jenny Hayward
  12. Kathryn Mangelsdorf
  13. Josie Dean
  14. Peta Stephen
  15. Kristel Rimmer
  16. Kim Oliver
  17. Denise Buetler
  18. Jacqui Crouch
  19. Tina Gillespie
  20. Jan McQueen


Friday, 11 May 2018

Birthday Blooms JAI #408



Happy Friday everyone and welcome! It's a chilly one here in Melbourne with Winter arriving early this weekend. However, my Stampin Up order has arrived just in time to keep me busy with a couple of sneak peak items from the upcoming catalogue due to launch in June -yay!


And in time to help you with your weekend craft projects we have a new challenge at Just Add Ink! This very pretty colour palette was suggested by Rochelle and our lovely designer team have created a wonderful array of cards to inspire you so I hope you can take a moment and pop on over and join us.


This week my card took it's time coming together. I wanted to use the lovely, and sadly retiring Birthday Blooms and started by colouring that using all 4 colours. Next I created the background by first spritzing some water color paper with Tim Holts's Distress Resist Spray and when dry, I used and Aqua Painter and ink pads to add some colour. 


Maybe you can see the white texture in the background a bit better in this pic? 


Card stock: Wild Wasabi, Powder Pink
Inks: Melon Mambo, Powder Pink, Pear Pizazz, Wild Wasabi
Stamps: Birthday Blooms, Sunshine Sayings
Accessories: Big Shot, Stitched Shapes Framelits, White EP, Metallic Shapes Assortment, 
Non SU: Watercolor Card Stock, Distress Resist Spray

Thanks for stopping by today and I hope you can take a moment to pop on over to Just Add Ink and be inspired and I look forward to seeing what you will create with this soft and pretty colour combo too.

Happy stamping until next time,

Jan

Friday, 4 May 2018

High Tide Ocean for JAI #407




Happy Friday everyone and welcome :-) The first week of May is here already. Is it just me or is this year really speeding along?? It's been extra busy in our house this week but I'm so looking forward to the weekend and having some crafty time.


And to help with your weekend crafting, our new challenge at Just Add Ink is one of Tina's fun Letter challenges. This week, it's Just Add..."O". So that could be a colour such as Old Olive, a stamp set like Oh So Eclectic or whatever else beginning with the letter "O" that you'd like to use as your main focus. As always, our lovely design team have all created amazing cards to inspire you so I hope you can pop on over and join us!


For my card, I created an Ocean using Distress Inks and the new Distress Resist Spray. This is a really fun technique - the spray dries clear and adds shine and texture and using it between each layer means it traps individual colours too.  There is a great tutorial here by Jennifer McGuire.
I started by spraying and adding some drops to the white watercolor card stock and once it was dry, started adding layers of colour. This was my first play with the Spray and I love how it looks like sea spray :-)


Stopping after each new colour, to add some more spray and drops and allowing it to dry before the next layer did take some time but the result was worth the time and effort :-)



To complete the card, I made a mask for the light beam and blended some more ink over the background before stamping and fussy cutting the light house. The sentiment is embossed in Black on Vellum and there is added sparkle and shine with the silver ribbon and added sequins.


Card stock: Dapper Denim, Whisper White, Vellum
Ink: Versamark, Real Red, Dapper Denim
Stamps: High Tide
Accessories: Big Shot, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Irridescent Sequin Assortment, Black EP, Silver Ribbon
Non SU: Watercolor Card Stock (TH Distress). Distress Resist Spray, Distress Inks: Salty Ocean, Mermaid Lagoon, Blueprint Sketch,Twisted Citron, Cracked Pistachio, Scattered Straw, Wild Honey, Spiced Marmalade

Thanks for stopping by today and I hope you can take a moment to pop on over to Just Add Ink and see the awesome inspiration the design team have created to inspire you and I look forward to seeing what fun "O" elements you will be inspired to use in your projects too!

Happy stamping until next time,

Jan