Friday, January 19, 2018

Just Add Ink #392 - Blog Hop - Just Add Something New

Happy Friday friends ~

Just Add Ink is back (finally I hear you say)! As has become our norm we're kicking the year off with a fun blog hop around all of the gorgeous design team lovelies.

I'm hoping all goes well with my scheduled post as right now I'm up in Queensland on Moreton Island holidaying for a fortnight. There are four families enjoying some sun & beach time together.

You may have arrived from sweet Denita's blogor you can begin the hop here or at any of the other design team members blogs. There are 16 stops, & it's set up in a loop so it doesn't matter where you start. All you need to do to follow along is click on the next button at the bottom of each post & you'll be taken to the next stop. If you get stuck just head over to the JAI blog to find all the links.

The biggest problem I had prior to creating this completely girlie card was which 'something new' I was going to choose. In fact that took me days to ponder as I've collected lots of lovely new goodies since the Occasions catalogue & SAB went live. Anyway I chose the awesome (totally free) SAB set Epic Celebrations & challenged myself to make a masculine card! Gave up on that when I realised my time was in short supply & went with what I know!

I love those cute little sneakers. Don't they look like converse? I heat embossed them onto vellum, cut a circle with the Stitched Shapes Framelits & layered onto a Dazzling Diamonds glimmer paper scallop cut with the Layering Circles Framelits (this way you don't see through to the adhesive). I popped the whole thing up on dimensionals, over top of the gorgeous new Berry Burst Metallic edge ribbon.

The splashes & splotches are stamped with the now retired (sniff sniff) Gorgeous Grunge. I used a sentiment from the new Picture Perfect Birthday set which was included in our bags at the recent Stampin' Up! On Stage event in Melbourne.

The Powder Pink layer is popped up on dimensionals & layered on a Berry Burst card base. So what do you think? Girlie enough, in a grungy kind of way? There is a lovely sparkle across the entire card front thanks to my Sheer Shimmer Spritz.

Knowing so many of you will have lots of beautiful new goodies to play with (whether they are Christmas presents, or new catalogue items....) we'd love you to join the challenge with us this week. Pop over to JAI for details.

Using the next button below will take you to see my beautiful friend, Jan's fabulous creation. Enjoy the hop!


Patrice x

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Colour INKspiration Challenge #25 - Congrats

Happy New Year!

Welcome to a new Colour INKspiration challenge - our first for 2018! You have probably arrived from Julia's lovely selection of masculine cards....I always appreciate the inspiration as I find creating for the men & boys in my life most challenging! If you haven't joined us over on Facebook yet, click here to be taken to our FACEBOOK GROUP.

Here is the inspiration colour palette. Hopefully these beautiful colours will inspire you to join the challenge fun and share your projects with us. 

I broke out my new SAB set Lots of Lavender for this card, & instead of colouring it purple I've gone with navy tones as per the colour swatch. I'm calling these my 'blue sage' flowers. First I did a little 'smooshing' with some acetate, water & Lemon Lime Twist re-inker on Shimmery White c/s. While that was drying I coloured my flowers with prisma pencils in the closest shades I could find for NoN & LLT, finishing with painting some of the flower bases with Wink of Stella. Then came the fussy cutting...lucky I like it & find it relaxing! To finish I popped the flowers up on dimensionals, added my (retired) wooden sentiment & a little bling & voila my card was ready for its super special recipient.

It didn't turn out quite the way I had envisioned....& it's not one of my favourites but that's paper crafting for you! You just never know what you're gonna get (bit like a box of chocolates lol).

To continue on with the blog hop click on the next blog image below & you'll be taken to see what Rose has created to share with us today.

Thanks for stopping by, & do make sure you get right around to see all the lovely projects the Crew have created to share with you.

Patrice x