Just Add Ink- #458

“Now you only have to choose ONE letter! “……The letter I have chosen is ‘Y’ for ‘Yacht’.

This is going to be a interesting challenge to see what everyone comes up with. S To see what the Design Team and other entree’s have done click on the badge above to go ‘Just Add Ink’ Blog.

‘Yacht’

Here’s another ‘Sneak Peak’ to another of the new Suites in the 2019-2020 Annual Stampin’ Up! Catalogue – ‘Come Sail Away’. This suit includes some great products – Sailing Home stamp set, Smooth Sailing Dies, High seas Embossing Folder, Come sail Away Designer Series Paper, Come Sail Away Memories and More Card Pack, Bakers Twine and Sail Away Trinkets.

I know you will love this suite especially if you love the outdoors and the water.

The focus of this card is the oval medallion, which I have distressed to add an aged affect. I did this by –

  • Stamping the Yacht and bird images in Soft Suede Stampin’ Ink onto a piece of Whisper White cardstock.
  • Cut out the image using the Layering Ovals.
  • Scrunching up the oval into a ball. Gently unfold the oval and sponge Crumb Cake Stampin’ Pad lightly onto the folds.
  • Then stamp the compass image on the oval using the Crumb Cake Stampin’ Pads and making sure that I stamped of some of the ink before stamping.

Thank you for reading my Blog.

If you ‘Live in Australia’ and would like a copy of the 2019-2020 Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalogue let me know and I will get one to you.

All the products used in this card will be available as from the 4th June. If you have any questions or would like to ‘Join my Team’ then please contact me.

Just Add Ink #457…”Sketch”

What do you do when your stuck for ideas…find a challenge! That’s what I have done today….well I think it found me really. Came across a post from Just Add Ink on Facebook and it was for this great ‘Sketch’ Challenge…..so why not!

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When you have finished reading my Blog go and have a look at the Just Add Ink Blog and give the challenge a go, its a lot of fun. Also the Just Add Iink Designer Team have some wonderful examples of what you can create using this ‘Sketch’. Just click on their badge above to go to their Blog.

How did I use this Sketch…

As I haven’t had a chance to play with any of the new products in Stampin’ Up! 2019-2020 Annual Catalogue, I thought I’d give them ago today.

The stamp set I used is called ‘Free as a Bird’, it’s part of the ‘Bird Ballad Suite’ and aren’t these birds cute? I love them. The suite also has this amazing Designer Series Paper, the designs and colours are stunning. The Nested Label Dies are going to be a must and you will be able to purchase the stamp set and dies as a bundle.

The stamped image I coloured using Stampin’ Up! Blends in the colours – Pool Party, Crumb Cake, Old Olive, Calypso Coral Daffodil Delight and Soft Suede. These colours are the same ones used in the Designer Series Paper.

I hope you have enjoyed reading about my card as much I have enjoyed showing it to you. If you ‘Live in Australia’ and would like a copy of the 2019-2020 Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalogue let me know and I will get one to you.

If you have any questions about the products used or would like to ‘Join my Team’ then please contact me.
All available products will be listed below and link to my On-Line Store. Other products used will be available from 2nd June 2019.

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Just Add Ink #311 Masking

This week the challenge is “MASKING”

The word “Masking ” means to cover with a mask or to conceal.

On my card I have stamped an image on the card and then covered it and stamped again so that I have an overlapping image.

Let me explain this in steps.

Step !. Stamp image onto card stock

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Step 2. Stamp same image on a piece of paper…I like to use a  “Post-it Notes” as this has some sticky on the back to hold it down

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Step 3. Cut out the image on the post-it note staying close to the edge of the image or just on the inside of image.

Step 4. Layer your Post-It Note™ image over the image on your cardstock.

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Step 5.Stamp your second image over your mask.

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This image will appear to be in the background or as I have done here at the

side but coming from behind the first image

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This allows you get two images overlapping without all the added lines you would get if

you just stamped two images on top of each other.

Here is my completed card..

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I love the colours in Hydrangeas, its one of my favorite flowers…

also because they are easy to grow and I usually manage to kill most plants.

I have stamped on to Stampin’ Up! Shimmer paper using Stazon Black and

then water coloured the image with 8 different colours.

Trying to achieve a simlar colours to the ones I used to grown at my back door.

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Just Add Ink #310….Sketch!

I really like the sketch that Just Add Ink have given us this week to use…..and

it has given me a chance to do something that I have been plaining for sometime.

Instead of doing a card I thought I would do a Page Layout for my Project Life Album using this

sketch as a part of the layout.

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This is one of my favorite photos of me with my son Hayden,

it was taken last year in February when he joined the Navy.

Hayden doesn’t give kisses very often, so this is one of those special moments caught of film.

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The Project Life pages that I did on this event I have done with a Navy theme and

I wanted something that would go with it but aIso wanted something a little softer.

I had used “Night of Navy” in my original pages and the “Night of Navy” colour way of this paper kept

the theme consistent.

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I used the colours from the background paper to make the flowers from the “Botanical Builder Framelit Dies”

Making the Sketch the “Title Element” of my page.

The circle and the flower petals were sponged to soften the look as well as to add dimension.

 

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Just Add Ink # 305 – Sketch Challenge!

This week Just Add Ink have put up a sketch Challenge.

Head over to Just Add Ink’s page and have a look at the wonderful cards done by the design team.

You can click on the link below and it will direct you there……enjoy!

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I have kept my card very simple by using 3 papers from Everyday Chic Designer Series Paper.

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This paper is all in Black and white and can be easily coloured by sponging, braying or spritzing..

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I have decided to sponged my card with Bermuda Bay making the colour strong at the bottom and taking it back to near white at the top.

By mounting it on black makes the intensity of the colour “POP”

Along with a simple sentiment and a couple sequence this card is complete.

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Just Add Ink #303…”Just Add E”

Just add “E”

A challenge using “E”……E for Egg…E for Easter….E for Exciting…

With Easter only days away that could be one theme to run with or you could choose colours/images/Easel fold or even add a tool…Envelope Punch Board maybe.

This is the challenge set by Just Add Ink.

Click HERE to see what the JAI Design Team have come up with and the others entering the challenge have come up with.

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My card is all about Easter….

God gave us his Son to die on the Cross for Us.

His Son the LAMB of God.

The sentiment on the front of the card was printed via the computer.

I love the way that Rochelle Blok (JAI Design Team) made her Cross so I have CASed her idea to make mine.

I loved the way the Cross is tied together with Linen Thread giving it that rustic feel.

I used the Hardwood Stamp to achieve a timber look for the cross.

My lamb is sitting among flowers at the base of the Cross.

I wish you all a very Happy Easter.

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Rose Garden Thinlits- JAI#302

I think I need HELP!

I’m having a Challenge ADDICTION.

Oh…the lack of sleep, to complete this challenge.

But guess what…….

I’M LOVING IT!

Yesterday one of my friends mentioned JAI on FB…….

Whats JAI?

So I Googled JAI….came up with actor’s, company’s, but then …there it was ……

“JUST ADD INK”

Wow! Yes I had heard of them but back then I wasn’t ADDICTED to challenges.

Saw the challenge and knew I had to give it ago, it was inspirational, I knew what I wanted to do.

But my family had gone to bed, my DH had gone to bed and I should have been in bed but “NO” here I was cutting, trimming and gluing.

The Challenge was to use these fantastic colours, I love these colours

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There’s a touch of elegance with the colours of the richness of Blackberry Bliss and Rich Razzleberry…

but then the earthiness of Tip Top Taupe.

So with this card I have framed it for that formal look but then added the Linen thread, Vintage button with a tuft of Blackberry Bliss thread to give it a rustic feel.

Thank you for letting me play along with your Challenge at “Just Add Ink” and if you want to play then have a look at their page.

 Click HERE or click on the JAI colour pallet above

This card is a “WINNER” on JAI

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