Friday 27 September 2019

JAI #476 Beautiful Day

Hello everyone and welcome! The year is speeding by and it is amazing to think that Spring is almost one third down already. The days are starting to warm up, the birds and animals are nesting and the flowers are beginning to bloom!

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Talking of flowers blooming...This week at Just Add Ink, we have this beautiful sea of tulips to inspire our crafting from Lou! You can take whatever catches your eye from the above photo - the mass of florals, the textures, stripes or colours to create your project. The design team have made a fabulous display too so I hope you can pop on over to the challenge blog and take a peek.

For my card, I used the colours to create another Spring loving creature - a butterfly! For the design I was inspired by Janneke de Jong's cropped butterfly and decided to do a rare CASE. (Copy Share and Edit) 
Just because it is a CASE, it doesn't mean you can't add your own twist on it and that's what I did here. 
The butterfly is embossed using my new favourite - Shimmer Black EP - it has quite a sparkle IRL!
And I then used a combination of Blends and Copics to colour him in the photo colours before fussy cutting him - yes including those fun feelers 😀

Be careful when using pens to colour that the embossing is fully set as the nibs could pick up any loose powder left behind
In the background of the flowers,  I noticed the green leaves of the trees and so added a few scattered spots that are also in the stamp set around the butterfly. 
This mix of stamped and metallic die cut sentiment (layered with white) is also a favourite technique now - and I hope this set stays for a long time 😀

Card stock: Whisper White, Shaded Spruce, Copper Foil
Inks: Versamark, Shaded Spruce
Blends: Blackberry Bliss (dark), Rich Razzleberry (light)
Stamps: Beautiful Day, Well Said
Accessories: Big Shot, Well Worded dies, White EP, Shimmer Black EP, Metallic Sequins (retired)
Non SU: Copics Y06 and Y08 

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 lovely cards our team have created to inspire you and I look forward to seeing what you will create with this beautiful floral sea Photo inspiration.

Happy stamping until next time,


Friday 20 September 2019

JAI #475 Just Add...Piece of Cake

 Happy Friday and welcome! The weather is starting to warm up and the days are getting longer...and the allergies are in full swing too. 😆

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This week at Just Add Ink Kelly has a fun theme for us - she wants us to Just Add Food to our projects this week. So whether that is popcorn carrots, fruit or cake we would love to see what food you'd like to share with us this week! Our design team has pulled out all the food groups for you so we'd love to see what food you have hiding in your craft room ( on a card lol!) 

This week I decided to go a bit rainbow coloured. The weather is warming up and I am thinking of Summer 😀 I used Distress Inks for the background and the sentiment from Bloom and Grow is embossed using the new Sparkle Black EP. It really has a fabulous shine! The cake images are coloured using Blends and Copics and then all covered with Clear Wink of Stella.

It's funny how pinks can show up slightly differently in different lights and that seems to be what is happening here.

Yes, it's bright and cheery but then so is the weather this week - first time we've hit 20 degrees since April 😀

Card stock: Whisper White
Inks: Versamark, Momento Tuxedo Black, Blends: Calypso Coral, Rococo Rose, Marina Mist, Blackberry Bliss, Lovely Lipstick
Stamps: Piece of Cake, Bloom and Grow
Accessories: Die Cutting Machine, Stitched Rectangle Dies, Cake Builder Punch, Sparkle Black EP
Non SU: Distress Inks (Picked Raspberry, Squeezed Lemonade), Sequins- Crystal Reflections by SSS

Thanks for stopping by today and I hope that you can pop on over to Just Add Ink and see all the fun and gorgeous cards from our design team and I look forward to seeing what food item you will make the main focus of your projects this week.

Happy stamping until next time!


Friday 13 September 2019

Water Coloured Magnolia for JAI #474

Happy Friday and welcome! Our household had a min-break down to the beach last week for the first week of Spring but now we're back and getting into the swing of things again. Melbourne is living up to it's famous name for having Four Seasons in one day the last week has certainly seen a lot of that.

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It's new challenge time at Just Add Ink and this week, Jo has given us this rich and delicious colour combo to use in our projects. The design team definitely seemed to enjoy this one and we hope that you do too! Please remember to only add black, white and/or metallics in your creations for this challenge, no other colours.

For my card this week, I followed the general theme of our design team and went for flowers :-)
But for something a little different, I embossed the smaller bloom and leaf images from Magnificent Magnolia with the new Shimmer White Embossing Powder. I find it has a slight silver shimmer rather than white but it does give a lovely sparkle! Then I coloured these with ink pads and an Aqua painter.

The background is also water coloured and I added a few splatters with my Aqua painter and Gold Wink of Stella. 
Underneath the gold birthday are 3 layers of Blackberry card stock for interest and texture.

You might notice that the Happy banner has a stitched side edge? That is easy to create, just cut the banner longer than you need and then use the same framelit to create the angle that you need and Hey Presto - custom stitched label created!

Card stock: Blackberry Bliss, Mossy Meadow, Rococo Rose, Gold Foil
Inks: Blackberry Bliss, Rococo Rose, Mossy Meadow, Versamark
Stamps: Magnificent Magnolia, Well Said
Accessories: Big Shot, Magnolia Memory Dies, Well Written Dies, Stitched Rectangle Dies, Gold Wink of Stella, Gold twine (retired), Shimmer Black and Shimmer White EP, Gold Pearls, Aqua Painter, Gold Washi Tape (retired)

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 inspiration from the rest of the team and I look forward to seeing what you will create with this rich and beautiful colour combo too!

Happy stamping until next time,