Friday 19 May 2023

Pastel Happiness for JAI #653


Happy Friday everyone and welcome back! It is mid May and a very chilly Autumn indeed. Already we are seeing Mid- Winter temperatures and lots of rain. We've missed the last two weeks of horse riding with Riding For the Disabled because of it. Hopefully we will be able to resume our favourite new exercise soon. But in the meantime, we have a lovely new challenge to share with you first.

This week at Just Add Ink we have a pretty and potentially very cute Challenge for you from the lovely Niki!
Choose Two from Pastels, Banner and Baby and we hope that you have a lot of fun too!
Our design team have created a wonderful collection of cards to inspire you so we really hope that you might join us and look forward to seeing which Two of the challenge items that you choose to create with.

I chose Pastels and Banner and created a card suitable for an Engagement or perhaps a Wedding.
The Blooms and the leaves are all in soft pastel colours and the sentiment is turned into a large banner.

Usually, I will colour with a lot more depth added when using Blends or Copics. But this time we are focusing on pastel colours, so I let the softness of the colours be the stars and only added minimal shading.

The sentiment on the banner is from the Charming Sentiments Bundle and embossed in Gold.

A touch of ribbon and twine under the banner and gold sequins on top add finishing touches.

Thanks for stopping by today! I hope that you can pop on over to the Just Add Ink blog and we'd love you to join us. With the weather getting cooler it is the perfect excuse to spend some time indoors in a craft space and I look forward to seeing what you will create for this week's challenge.

Card stock: Basic White (Thick and standard)
Ink: Versamark, Momento Tuxedo Black. Blends /Copics
Stamps: Charming Sentiments, Happiness Abounds (Retiring)
Accessories: Die Cutting Machine, Stitched Rectangle Framelits, Stitched Nested Labels Dies, Blossiming Happiness Dies, Gold EP,  Metallic Sequin Assortment, Ribbon and Twine.

'Til next time,

Friday 5 May 2023

JAI #651 Friend Inspiration


It is the first week of May and here in Melbourne it feels like it might just be the middle of Winter. Time to get out all the Winter woolies and start looking at those bubbling slow cooking recipes to keep us warm. 
It's also the perfect time to spend sitting in my sunny craft room! What will you be doing this weekend?

This week at Just Add Ink we have a very pretty and feminine Inspiration Photo Challenge for you suggested by Kerry. Lots of things in this pretty collage to help spark your crafting! The design team have all created beautiful cards to inspire you so I hope that you can take a moment to pop on over to the blog and take a look and join us.

I focused on the top right photo with the beautiful vase of flowers for inspiration and there are a couple of different polka dot images in amongst the pictures. 
The stamp set is of course the beautiful Artistically Inked and I've used both Fresh Freesia and the returning Berry Burst for the floral colours.

Shaded Spruce contrasts for the leaves and some gold touches and white complete this card for a friend. 
Many, I know will use these lovely feminine images to create for Mother's Day. But for those of us whose Mum's are no longer with us it is a lovely opportunity to give a friend or other family member something special too.

Card stock: Basic White, Gold Foil
Designer Series Paper: Dainty Flowers
Inks: Fresh Freesia, Berry Burst, Shaded Spruce
Stamps: Artistically Inked
Accessories: Die cutting machine, Artistic Dies, Well Written Dies, Metallic Sequin Assortment, White Ribbon

Thanks for stopping by today and I hope that you are inspired by our challenge over at Just Add Ink and I look forward to seeing what you create!

'Til next time,