Friday 16 July 2021

JAI #563 Artiscally Sketched

Hello and welcome back! It is mid-July and a chilly weekend ahead here in Victoria. So it's a perfect time to head to the craft room. I was recently gifted a heated throw and it is the perfect accessory to use when seated at my desk as the room has no other heating. What do you do to keep warm when crafting?

This week at Just Add Ink we have a very Clean & Simple sketch for you all to use designed by me - so I really hope you like it! πŸ˜€The design team have all created such beautiful cards to inspire you so I hope you can join with us. With NSW and now Melbourne also in lockdown this weekend hopefully this helps you pass the time and is therapeutic too. 

For my card, I flipped the sketch and cut away part of the front of the card to use the card's construction to make sketch elements. This was my first play (yes, better late than never right?) with the Artistically Inked stamp set which was on backorder when I placed my order. The layers of the bloom are all so beautiful individually yet work together really well too. And I really love the greensand gold  in the DSP too, this is stunning and really deserves to be featured in it's own right.

The background is made using the individual leaf stamp and then the white die cut leaves are layered on top. The bloom is all stamped in Fresh Freesia, one of the new In Colours this year that is oh so pretty and then the double leaves. The gold trim is tied around the edge of the cut card stock.

Card stock: Whisper White (thick).
Designer Series Paper: Expressions In Ink
Inks: Fresh Freesia, Shaded Spruce, Granny Apple Green, Versamark
Stamps: Artistically Inked
Accessories: Die Cutting Machine, Stitched Rectangle Dies, Artistic Dies, Gold EP, Gold Trim, Gold Faceted Gems

Thanks for stopping by today! I hope that you can pop on over to Just Add Ink this week and I look forward to seeing what you create with this clean and versatile sketch.

'Til next time,



Friday 2 July 2021

Just Add Ink #561 Artistic Shaker


Hello everyone and welcome to the first week of July! It is a rather surreal feeling to be in Victoria right now and be one of the few States not in a Covid lockdown. So thinking of everyone and hope you’re doing alright. We will manage to get through it and if Victoria can do it, everyone else can too! 😊

It's also the middle weekend of School Holidays here too. So if you have some extra time on your hands for whatever reason this week's challenge at Just Add Ink may be just what you need! Yes, Nikki has asked us to create a Shaker, that favourite fun and interactive element that kids and adults both adore. The design team have created a fun and gorgeous array of projects to inspire you so I hope that you can pop on over to the challenge blog as we'd love you to join us!

My card is one that came together quite quickly as I'd had all week to imagine how it might turn out. I was waiting for Aus Post to deliver some new crafty things. And they finally arrived at the end of the day my project was due. I'm not usually a huge user of DSP. But the Expression of Ink pack probably has to be (so far) my favourite of all time. The colours, the gold the artistic touches...are so much more stunning in real life so it was an easy decision to have it be the star of my card for this challenge.

Some gold sequins are the main shaker elements along with some stars punched with a border punch from silver foil and pink glimmer paper. The frame is created with Rectangle framelits. The leaves are from the coordinating dies and the Happy Birthday are from the sadly retired Well Worded Bundle which I've decided to hang onto. 

Thank you for popping by today! I look forward to seeing what style and design of Shaker you choose to create for this fun challenge at Just Add Ink this week.

Card stock: Majenta Madness, Whisper White, Basic Black, Silver Foil, Gold Foil, Pink Glimmer, Window Sheet
Designer Series Paper: Expressions In Ink
Ink: Versamark
Stamps: Well Worded (Retired)
Accessories: Die cutting machine, Stitched Rectangle Framelits, Artistic Dies, Well Written Dies,Star Border Punch, White EP, Foam Adhesive Strips, Gold sequin trim (retired),

Til next time,