Friday, 25 May 2018

Happy Petals for JAI #410



Happy Friday everyone and welcome! It's been a grey old week weather wise but they assure us that we will see the sun return this weekend and it will be very welcome to enhance the colours of Autumn that are on show :-)


Also full of colour is our new challenge at Just Add Ink  . This week we have this fun and pretty Inspiration Photo for you suggested by Jo. You can take whatever appeals to you from the photo - whether than be the polka dot and banner themes or the mix of colours and white space. Our lovely design team as always have made a fabulous array of cards to inspire you so I hope that you can take a moment to pop on over and take a look and join us.


For my card, I drew inspiration from the colours, polka dots and celebratory feel of the photo. Starting with water colouring the floral image and background using ink pads and then I was able to add a couple more colours under the die cuts for a fun look :-)



Under the Swirly circle die is a layer of  Pool Party as well as the water colour background.



And under the sparkly Celebrate, is a sneak peek of one of the new In Colours coming in June ...Pineapple Punch - it's a bright and yes, a rather punchy yellow :-)


This was my first play with the Petal Palette set believe it or not but these lovely roses are sure to become a "go to" in the year ahead. Have you tried them yet?


Card stock: Island Indigo, Pool Party, Whisper White, Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer
Ink: Melon Mambo, Coastal Cabana (yes, it's Returning!), Island Indigo, Black Stazon
Designer Series Paper: Tutti Fruitti Stack
Stamps: Petal Palatte
Accessories: Big Shot, Swirly Scribbles Dies, Celebrate You Thinlits, Petals and More Thinlits, Iridescent Sequins, Aqua Painter

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 team and I look forward to seeing what you will create with this fun photo too!

Happy stamping until next time,

Jan

Tuesday, 15 May 2018

Kelly's Stampin Friends Birthday Blog Hop



Hello and welcome! You may have just arrived from the lovely Tina Gillespie's blog and her fabulous projects as part of Kelly's Stamping Friend's Birthday Blog Hop. But if not you can check them out by clicking on her name and the list of all the first 20 Participants are at the bottom of this post and I'm sure you'll find lots of inspiration along the way from this very talented group. The purpose of the Hop is to celebrate Kelly Kent's birthday today - such a great reason to celebrate this lovely lady who I know from being team mates at Just Add Ink together.


For my card, I have a sneak peek for you of a new stamp set that will be available in the new Stampin Catalogue available to order from June 1. It's a pretty Photopolymer stamp set and punch bundle and was designed by Mary Fish so is perfect for CAS images.
I've combined the stamped and punched images with some retiring papers and then layered some different textures together.




Thanks for stopping by today and now you're heading off to say hello to the lovely Birthday girl, Kelly Kent herself and the fabulous projects that I know you will love. Enjoy!



Card stock: Melon Mambo, Basic Black, Whisper White, Silver Glimmer
Designer Series Paper : Tutti-Fruitti Stack 
Inks: Melon Mambo, Lemon Lime Twist, Momento Tuxedo Black, Lovely Lipstick
Stamps: Varied Vases
Accessories: Build a Vase Punch, White Organza Ribbon, Silver and Black Sequin Trim, Brights Enamel Shapes, Basic Rhinestones


Participant List A

  1. Kelly Kent
  2. Lou Kitzelman
  3. Jenny Hall
  4. Denita Wright-Smee
  5. Jackie Aitken
  6. Narelle Simm
  7. Sandra Collett
  8. Monique Fielder
  9. Nicole Wilson
  10. Siobhan Fitzsimmons
  11. Jenny Hayward
  12. Kathryn Mangelsdorf
  13. Josie Dean
  14. Peta Stephen
  15. Kristel Rimmer
  16. Kim Oliver
  17. Denise Buetler
  18. Jacqui Crouch
  19. Tina Gillespie
  20. Jan McQueen


Friday, 11 May 2018

Birthday Blooms JAI #408



Happy Friday everyone and welcome! It's a chilly one here in Melbourne with Winter arriving early this weekend. However, my Stampin Up order has arrived just in time to keep me busy with a couple of sneak peak items from the upcoming catalogue due to launch in June -yay!


And in time to help you with your weekend craft projects we have a new challenge at Just Add Ink! This very pretty colour palette was suggested by Rochelle and our lovely designer team have created a wonderful array of cards to inspire you so I hope you can take a moment and pop on over and join us.


This week my card took it's time coming together. I wanted to use the lovely, and sadly retiring Birthday Blooms and started by colouring that using all 4 colours. Next I created the background by first spritzing some water color paper with Tim Holts's Distress Resist Spray and when dry, I used and Aqua Painter and ink pads to add some colour. 


Maybe you can see the white texture in the background a bit better in this pic? 


Card stock: Wild Wasabi, Powder Pink
Inks: Melon Mambo, Powder Pink, Pear Pizazz, Wild Wasabi
Stamps: Birthday Blooms, Sunshine Sayings
Accessories: Big Shot, Stitched Shapes Framelits, White EP, Metallic Shapes Assortment, 
Non SU: Watercolor Card Stock, Distress Resist Spray

Thanks for stopping by today and I hope you can take a moment to pop on over to Just Add Ink and be inspired and I look forward to seeing what you will create with this soft and pretty colour combo too.

Happy stamping until next time,

Jan

Friday, 4 May 2018

High Tide Ocean for JAI #407




Happy Friday everyone and welcome :-) The first week of May is here already. Is it just me or is this year really speeding along?? It's been extra busy in our house this week but I'm so looking forward to the weekend and having some crafty time.


And to help with your weekend crafting, our new challenge at Just Add Ink is one of Tina's fun Letter challenges. This week, it's Just Add..."O". So that could be a colour such as Old Olive, a stamp set like Oh So Eclectic or whatever else beginning with the letter "O" that you'd like to use as your main focus. As always, our lovely design team have all created amazing cards to inspire you so I hope you can pop on over and join us!


For my card, I created an Ocean using Distress Inks and the new Distress Resist Spray. This is a really fun technique - the spray dries clear and adds shine and texture and using it between each layer means it traps individual colours too.  There is a great tutorial here by Jennifer McGuire.
I started by spraying and adding some drops to the white watercolor card stock and once it was dry, started adding layers of colour. This was my first play with the Spray and I love how it looks like sea spray :-)


Stopping after each new colour, to add some more spray and drops and allowing it to dry before the next layer did take some time but the result was worth the time and effort :-)



To complete the card, I made a mask for the light beam and blended some more ink over the background before stamping and fussy cutting the light house. The sentiment is embossed in Black on Vellum and there is added sparkle and shine with the silver ribbon and added sequins.


Card stock: Dapper Denim, Whisper White, Vellum
Ink: Versamark, Real Red, Dapper Denim
Stamps: High Tide
Accessories: Big Shot, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Irridescent Sequin Assortment, Black EP, Silver Ribbon
Non SU: Watercolor Card Stock (TH Distress). Distress Resist Spray, Distress Inks: Salty Ocean, Mermaid Lagoon, Blueprint Sketch,Twisted Citron, Cracked Pistachio, Scattered Straw, Wild Honey, Spiced Marmalade

Thanks for stopping by today and I hope you can take a moment to pop on over to Just Add Ink and see the awesome inspiration the design team have created to inspire you and I look forward to seeing what fun "O" elements you will be inspired to use in your projects too!

Happy stamping until next time,

Jan

Friday, 27 April 2018

Bike Ride For JAI #406



Happy Friday and welcome back :-) It's been a busy time in our household. With a young foster dog around there is always something happening - lots of fun and games and walks. Honey is a total delight and it has been really lovely to see her relax as she settles in ...and  Yes, I'm tempted to "fail" as a foster mum....:-)


It's also time for our new challenge at Just Add Ink. This week, Tina has created a fabulous clean and fun sketch for us all to use in our crafting. You can use the sketch as it is or flip it around. Our lovely design team have created such wonderful cards to inspire you so I hope you have a moment to pop on over and see and come join us.


Those middle panel took me a few goes to cut right....it doesn't look that tricky, but trust me, it is a little more challenging than it looks! But that's all part of what makes it a challenge right :-)
I needed a special "thank you" card and to compliment the images from Bike Ride, I've add a sentiment, from the now long retired,  Beautiful Ride stamp set that featured a VW.


The background is water coloured using Ink pads and an Aqua Painter and some flicks of colour are added by using the lid of the Aqua Painter. And I was inspired by the talented Louise Sharp, to use the basket of flowers for my circle element.


The puppy (yes, coloured for Sally of course) is sitting on a Silver Foil die cut seat and some Basic Rhinestones on the background and flower centre adds some bling and sparkle.


Card Stock: Bermuda Bay, Basic black, Whisper White, Silver Foil
Inks: Bermuda Bay, Pool Party, Momento Tuxedo Black, Melon Mambo, Lemon Lime Twist, Crumb Cake
Stamps: Bike Ride, Beautiful Ride ( Retired)
Accessories: Big Shot, Build A Bike Framelits, Aqua Painter, Basic Rhinestones
Non SU: Watercolor Paper (Ranger/ TH)

Thanks for stopping by today and I hope that you can take a moment to pop on over to Just Add Ink and join us - I so look forward to seeing what you will create with this fun sketch too!

Happy stamping until next time,

Jan


Friday, 20 April 2018

Epic Celebrations for JAI #405



Happy Friday, and welcome! The school holidays have finished and the days are getting shorter and the nights colder. All definite signs that Autumn is here.


And it's also time for a new challenge at Just Add Ink. This week we have a fabulous Inspiration photo suggested by Kelly for us all to use. You can take whatever inspires you from the photo- the wood, the colours and textures. As always our lovely design team have created a wonderful variation of cards to inspire you so I hope you can take a moment to pop on over and hopefully join us.


For my card, I was inspired by the wonderful woodgrains, the striped cushion on the bed for the watercolour panel and all the textures and the mirror too. So I have a Tween birthday card all ready for my nephew and I know that guitars and music are in his list of "cool" things. Yes, sadly the Epic Celebrations set is now retired but I think it will come in handy for teen and guy cards to come.


I started by white embossing the guitar image in white over the water coloured panel. Then I coloured it using an Aqua Painter and ink pads. The guitar and headphones are coloured using the Blends and Copics too.


Card stock: Basic Grey, Black, Whisper White
Designer Series Paper: Wood Textures DSP
Inks: Tempting Turquoise, Pacific Point, Basic Grey, Versamark, Momento Tuxedo Black, Blends: Night of Navy,
Stamps: Epic Celebrations (Saleabration)
Accessories: Linen Thread, Silver Sequin Thread, Metallic Sequins Assortment
Non SU: Watercolor Paper (Ranger, TH), Copics : C3, C5, C7

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you can take a moment to pop on over to Just Add Ink and see what all the lovely team has made to inspire you and I look forward to seeing what you will create with this fabulous photo too.

Happy stamping until next time,

Jan

Friday, 13 April 2018

A Little Wild for JAI #404



Hello and welcome :-) It's Friday again and the first week of the school holidays has whizzed by and it's time for a new challenge at Just Add Ink.


This week, Di has suggested that we Just Add....a Shaker to our projects this week. Such a fun challenge! A chance to make something interactive and get out your sequins and beads and anything else you'd like to add that will shake. The design team as always have created gorgeous cards to inspire you so I hope you can take a moment to pop on over and have a look and join us!


I decided it was well overdue that I made a baby card ( yes, pun included, lol!!) So here I used the  sweet elephant from A Little Wild and coloured him lightly with Copics and used the Colour Lifter to help with shading.


To add to the celebratory feel, I also stamped some balloons and used Silver Metallic Thread to anchor them behind the elephant. A little bow on his trunk and a little box for him to stand on and it was time to put everything together.


The shaker window is created using the Stitched Shapes Framelits and is filled with Iridescent sequins. A few sequins found a home outside the window and some silver sequin trim matches the thread used too.


Card stock: Pool Party, Whisper White, Basic Black
Inks: Bermuda Bay, Powder Pink, Pool Party, Versamark, Momento Tuxedo Black
Stamps: A Little Wild, Balloon Adventures
Accessories: Big Shot, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Window Sheets, Foam Adhesive Strips, Iridescent Sequins, White EP, Silver sequin strim, Tombow, Balloon Bouquet Punch
Non SU : Copic Markers - C1, C3, R00, Colour Lifter

So don't forget to pop by Just Add Ink and see all the fabulous cards our lovely team have made to inspire you and I look forward to seeing what you use as your shaker card inspiration this week!




A big thanks to everyone for your kindness too regarding losing my best furry friend, Sally. This last week I have had the privilege of welcoming my first foster - little Honey Balfour.  She is a 16 month old Kelpie/ Lab gorgeous girl available for adoption from Victorian Dog Rescue.  She has such a cute and expressive face and is a real sweet heart. She's settling in very well and is a pleasure to have around.

Happy stamping until next time,

Jan