Friday 24 February 2023

JAI #641 Happiness Birthday

 Happy Friday everyone and welcome! It's the last Friday in February, last Friday of Summer. That seems to have gone so fast although it has been quite warm to make up for the shorter time.

It's time for a new challenge at Just Add Ink. This week we have a beautiful Inspiration Photo from Nikki.
Beaches and Summer go hand in hand. The salty, fresh breezes and gentle, warm water are so lovely and relaxing! I just love to walk along the water's edge and watch Sally my Labrador walk through the water - she does this slow  'high kick" walk with her back legs that is quite hilarious but she is so happy! What do you do at the beach?
The design team have all created a beautiful array of cards to inspire you. So I hope that you can take a moment and go and have a peek as we would love you to join us!

My card for this challenge was inspired by the colours in the Photo. I picked up on the blues in the sea. the tones in the sand and yellow in the shells to create a Birthday card.
The card is coloured using  Zig Brush tip watercolor markers. These have been languishing in my craft room for too long so it was lovely to give them a workout. Zigs have vibrant colour that softened using a water painter.

Using Water color paper, I embossed the images using Black EP and added a little water to a section using my water painter before adding a little colour with a Zig marker. Then the water painter helped move the colour around - a little or a lot. And then I was able to drop in some darker colours to add depth.

The Happiness Abounds bundle is beautiful to colour and there are dies to cut out all the pieces and then it is just a bit like floral lego to work out what pieces go where! This sentiment is from another floral beauty, Artistically Inked and a scattering of rhinestones complete this card.

Thanks for popping by today! I hope that you were inspired to have a look over at Just Add Ink and join us for this week's challenge. I look forward to seeing what you will create!

'Til next time,


Friday 10 February 2023

JAI #639 Puppy themed Get Well

Happy Friday everyone and welcome! It is incredible that we are already in February, Summer is 2/3 over and schools are all back. I have started a new activity- learning to ride a horse with Riding for the Disabled. It has been a bucket list item for me and whilst it is not without a bit of risk for me, it has been easier so far than expected so that has been wonderful.

It's time for a new challenge at Just Add Ink and this bright and cheery colour challenge is from me!
They are quite a bold colour palate of Summer goodness and the design team had a lot of fun with this using all different themes. We'd love to see how you would use these colours.

For my card this week, I chose to colour with the colours as I needed a Get Well card for our Dog Groomer. Using the Happy Tails set, multiple dogs were stamped and coloured using Copics and Blends in the challenge colours. 

The image was also stamped on the card front and then the coloured images were punched out and added on top using dimensionals. 

The sentiment comes from a stamp set I had in my stash by Stampendous called Dog Sayings.
Given the circumstances, it seemed the pawfect choice!

Thanks for stopping by today. I hope that you enjoy seeing all the design team's cards and are inspired to join us over at Just Add Ink. I look forward to seeing what you will make!

Card stock: Tahitian Tide, Basic Black, Whisper White
Ink: Momento Tuxedo Black, Versamark, Blends and Copics
Stamps: Happy Tails
Accessories: Dog Punch, White EP, Metallic Sequins

'Til next time,