Friday 22 March 2024

JAI #694 Colourful Birthday


Happy Friday everyone and welcome back! It's incredible to think that that Easter is almost here and with that, the first Term of 2024 is almost complete! But then when we look out the window in the early mornings and it is quite dark, then I guess we understand that Summer is sadly over.

This week at Just Add Ink, the lovely Nikki has suggested this fun Colour Combo for us all to create with. Our design team made a fabulous array of cards to help you get started and we hope that you might join us this week!

I'm not going to lie....I struggled with this one! Us designers are just humans too at the end of the day!
Fresh Freesia is easily one of my favourite colours of all of Stampin Up's colours past and present. And since signing up as a Demo back in 2009...some 15 years ago....well I still haven't opened a Cajun Craze inkpad. There, I've said it! 😂 I came pretty close this week...but found some long retired DSP that once upon a time was part of the Regals stack of DSP just in the nick of time! 😂😂 

For stamps, those with a keen eye will see the Pretty Perennials stamp set and the soon to be  retiring Artistic Etchings. Also used was a stencil to just give some soft background colour to contrast with the white background and otherwise quite bold colours.

Card stock: Pretty Peacock, BasicWhite, Watercolor paper
DSP: Regals Stack (long retired print)
Inks: Versamark, Pretty Peacock, Fresh Freesia
Stamps: Pretty Perennials, Artistically Inked
Accessories: Die Cutting Machine, Perennials Petals Dies, Artistic Mix Decorative Masks, Metallic Sequins

Thanks for stopping by today! I hope that you can pop on over to the Just Add Ink blog and see all the different projects from our fab design team and I look forward to seeing what you will create with these fun  colours.

'Til next time,


Friday 8 March 2024

JAI #692 Enjoy the Rhythm and Brusho


Happy Friyay everyone and welcome to...March and Autumn. And, if you're in Melbourne this coming weekend you will likely be looking for an escape from the heat so what better thing to do than hit the craft room and use our latest Just Add Ink challenge for inspiration!

This week at Just Add Ink challenges we have a very cook Sketch Challenge from the lovely Tina!
Sketch challenges are great as they provide the layout for your project and then you only need to find a stamp set and colours. Many of the design team also tweaked the sketch including by flipping it on it's side too. I hope you can pop over to the blog and be sinspired to join us!

For my card I was in need of a Teenage boy themed birthday so I started by clear embossing some musical notes (all part of the Enjoy The Rhythm set) onto some water colour paper. Then I sprinkled some Brusho on either side of it and gently sprayed with water. You have to be quite careful that the water doesn't move the crystals too much but they give such a bold intensity and you can always add more til you have the layers just right and achieve the texture that you want. I find having a paper towel on hand really helps too.

Then I added some layers across the centre: metallic silver, embossed musical notes and even some ribbon. 

The drumkit from the stamp set forms the focal image and then all that was needed was a rather Charming Sentiment. 😀

Thank you for stopping by today! I hope that you are able to pop on over to the Just Add Ink blog and that you'll join us in this challenge. I hope that you have as much fun as I did creating and I look forward to seeing your completed projects!

"Til next time,