Friday 28 January 2022

JAI #588 Hello Artistically


Hello and welcome! It's the last week of January and the first month of 2022 is almost over already. How quickly the time goes and what a hot Summer we have had so far here in Australia.

It's time for a new challenge at Just Add Ink and this week we have a colour challenge suggested by me so I hope you like it. 😊 The team have all created gorgeous cards to inspire you so I hope you can pop over to the blog and perhaps join us!

For my card this week, I created a hello card for a friend. I couldn't help but use the delightful Artistically Inked set and DSP and leave a lot of white space to show off these pretty colours.

A couple of layers and touches of gold and this Clean and Simple card is ready to go in the post.

Despite the challenge here being about the Colours, my starting point for a card is always the stamp set. When that is decided, then I can start planning my layout etc. What is the starting point for you? 

Card stock: Whisper White
Inks: Majenta Madness, Just Jade, Moonlight Mist
Designer Series Paper: Expressions of Ink
Stamp set: Artistically Inked
Accessories: Die cutting machine, Artistic Dies, Metallic Sequins, Simply elegant Trim

Thanks for stopping by! I hope you have enjoyed the inspiration and I look forward to seeing what you create for this challenge with these pretty colours.

'Til next time,


Friday 14 January 2022

Just Add Ink Summer Blog Hop

Hello and welcome to our first Just Add Ink challenge for 2022 and in celebration we are having a fun Blog Hop! You may have arrived from the lovely Kim's  colourful project or you may be starting here.If you get lost along the way. clicking the challenge graphic will take you to the Just Add Ink blog and a full list of everyone taking part.I hope you have a lot of fun Hopping around using the Next button at the end of this and everyone's posts and are inspired by the Summer themed projects to join in the challenge yourself! 

This is the first of two projects I created this week. Both are Sunflower themed as they are a Summer favourite of mine and I have some growing in my garden again this year.

This image is coloured with a mixture of Copics and Blends and features the beautiful Sunflower Dies as a background. I do love a white on white texture with a pop of colour.

In this version, the colours were sponged first and the image stamped over the top and embossed in Black afterwards. The background uses the Subtles EF and it is indeed Subtle.

Which of these do you like better?  

You're off to see the lovely Nikki"s project next which is super pretty. I hope you enjoy the Hop and don't forget to come back and join in the challenge!

Card stock: Whisper White, Gorgeous Grape, Basic Black, Be Dazzling Specialty Paper (Sab)
Inks: Versamark, Momento Tuxedo Black, Blends
Stamps: Celebrate Sunflowers
Accessories: Die Cutting Machine, Sunflower Dies, White EP, Black EP, Crinkle White Ribbon, Purple orgnaza ribbon (retired), Basic Rhinestones, Metallic Assortment Sequins, Sequin Trim, Faceted Gems.

Til next time,