Friday, 26 May 2017

Happy Berry Burst for JAI #361


Happy Friday everyone and welcome :-) Only one week to go now before we can all order from the new Stampin Up Catalogue and the last chance to get the retiring products we've had our eyes on. Have you got your Wish List sorted yet? Mine is still a work in progress but getting longer by the day - so many lovely items to choose from!


And also with a few items to choose from this week is this week's Just Add Ink challenge suggested by Kelly. She has a beautiful choice of Flowers, Washi Tape or Watercolour for us to choose two from to use in our projects this week. Such fabulous and interesting choices and the design team had heaps of fun creating projects to inspire you so I hope you can take a moment to pop on over and join us :-)


I chose flowers and water colouring and created a birthday themed card. There is a Pool Party water colour wash that I've flicked some Gold Wink of Stella over for some texture and interest and then added a berry Daisy thanks to the new Daisy Delight stamp set and co-ordinating punch. This is one of my favourite items in the coming catalogue along with the new Berry Burst In Colour just in case you had any doubts :-) I also added several layers of white card stock under the Copper Happy Birthday to add a little height and contrasting colour,


Card stock: Berry Burst, Basic Black, Whisper White, Copper Foil
Inks: Pool Party, Berry Burst, Lemon Lime Twist, Tranquil Tide, Versamark
Stamps: Happy Birthday Gorgeous, Daisy Delight
Accessories: Big Shot, Happy BirthdayThinlits, Daisy Punch, White EP, White Perfect Accents, Gold Wink of Stella, Gold Faceted Gems

Thanks for stopping by today and I hope you can take a moment to pop on over to Just Add Ink and see what our talented design team have made to inspire you and I look forward to seeing what you will create to share in this great challenge too! I'm also looking forward to sharing better photos with you soon as have a new camera on the way though it might take a little time to get to know it :-)

Happy stamping until next time,

Jan

Friday, 19 May 2017

Happy Snappy Birthday for JAI #360


Happy Friday and welcome! This week has flown by and we've had fun playing with some new sneak peak products ahead of the next SU Catalogue release - now just two weeks away :-)


And it's also time for a new challenge at Just Add Ink! This week we have a lovely clean and simple sketch from Narelle for us all to play with. The design team have created a fabulous array of cards as always to inspire you so I hope you can take a moment to pop on over and take a look and join us :-)


For my card, I've gone with a mix of a retiring Hostess set with a new In Colour to create a bright and vibrant birthday card for a friend who has a flair for photography and art in general so hope he likes this :-)  It doesn't look quite so psychedelic in real life -  the overcast weather this week has made taking photos a little challenging - might be a good excuse for a new camera for moi too :-)

The background  is water coloured and I deliberately kept the brush strokes bold and resisted the usual need to blend as I was after a more striking and graphic effect for this masculine card. The other elements are quite simple,  both the camera and sentiment are embossed to add a little shine and there is some Wink and sparkle hiding in the background too.


I combined two sentiments on the Bermuda circle - the original from the Pun Intended and added the "Happy" from Sunshine Wishes with a little masking as am sure there will be some happy snaps of the birthday :-)



Card stock: Basic Black: Real Red, Bermuda Bay, Silver Foil
Designer Series Paper: Pop of Pink
Ink: Bermuda Bay, Lemon Lime Twist, Versamark
Stamps: Pun Intended (Retiring Hostess), Sunshine Wishes
Accessories: Black EP, White EP, Brights Enamel Shapes, Clear Wink of Stella
Non SU: Watercolor card stock (Tim Holtz)

Thanks for stopping by today and I hope you can take a moment to pop on over to Just Add Ink and see the fabulous cards the design team have made to inspire you and I look forward to seeing what you will create with this fun sketch too!

Happy stamping until next time,

Jan


Friday, 12 May 2017

Thank You JAI #359


Happy Friday and welcome! The days are getting shorter and definitely cooler but the beautiful colours of Autumn are on show. The leaves have turned to beautiful shades of red, orange and yellow and there is a often a carpet of them on the streets - which remind me of my childhood and walking to school kicking and dancing through them:-)


This week at Just Add Ink we have this gorgeous floral bloom photo for you suggested by Kim. The design team have all made stunning creations to inspire you so I hope you can take a moment to pop on over and join us :-)


The layers and orientation of the flower in the photo reminded me of this lovely birthday image so that was my starting point.  I white embossed it onto water colour card stock and then used an Aqua Painter with ink pads. To get the depth of colour, I first applied a light wash taking ink from the lids and then took ink direct from the ink pads to add the shading.


The white embossing makes it easy to stay within the lines and also gives a rather vintage effect which I decided to embrace and added layers of ribbon to represent the layers of petals in the photo. Whilst I'd love some white Wink of Stella some embossed dots from Timeless Textures give some subtle shine to the background :-)

I coloured a second flower just in case there was an accident with the fussy cutting but as all went well I decided to use it on second card.


This time I layered the coloured panel on a base of the same colour but I might change that to the same as the one above. And the greeting is a sneak peek of a new set available June 2 called Happy Birthday Gorgeous - it is indeed gorgeous and will get plenty of use am sure :-)


Card stock: Dapper Denim, Soft Sky
Ink: Melon Mambo, Garden Green, Daffodil Delight, Versamark
Stamps: Birthday Blooms, Thankful Thoughts, Happy Birthday Gorgeous, Timeless Textures
Accessories: White EP, Burlap Ribbon, White Organza Ribbon, Gold Metallic Ribbon (Sab), Metallic Sequin Assortment

Thanks for stopping by today and I hope you can take a moment to pop on over to Just Add Ink and see the fabulous inspiration from the design team and I look forward to seeing what you will create for this beautiful inspiration challenge too!

Happy stamping until next time,

Jan

Friday, 5 May 2017

Stitched Circles for JAI #358




Happy Friday to you and welcome to a new challenge at Just Add Ink. This week Rochelle has suggested that we Just Add...Stitching to our projects this week. As always, the design team have created some wonderful inspiration to inspire you so I hope you can take a moment to pop on over and take a look and join us.


Whilst I used to be quite a good cross stitcher, the eyesight these days means that hasn't been possible for a while. So I decided to make the stitched circle dies the focus of this card and water coloured them. Some metallic thread lies under the layers of butterflies - as you can't stitch without thread now can you :-) This card was made with a special stamping friend in mind - though in retrospect,  copper would've been better suited than gold for her but will remember that for next time :-)



Card stock: Whisper White, Gold Foil, Basic Black, Vellum
Ink: Pink Pirouette, Melon Mambo, Night of Navy
Stamps: Dragonfly Dreams
Accessories: Big Shot, Stitched Shapes Dies, Beautiful Butterfly Thinlits, Triple Banner Punch, Gold EP, Gold Wink of Stella, White Perfect Accents (stickers removed), Aqua Painter
Non SU: Water colour card stock (TH)

Thanks for stopping by today and I hope you can take a moment to pop on over to Just Add Ink and see all the fabulous inspiration from the design team and I look forward to seeing what you will create using the fun stitching theme too!

Happy stamping until next time,

Jan