3D, Challenges, Designer Series Paper (DSP), Just Add Ink

Just Add Ink # 573 – Sketch

This week I used the Timeless Tulips Stamp Set and the Expressions in Ink DSP, with the Just Add Ink Sketch Challenge to make this card.

The Expressions in Ink DSP is so lovely – it features an Alcohol Ink effect with touches of gold that really makes it glamourous.

I created a little window in the card and a tri-fold element inside to feature a few more tulips.

I think I will be using this sketch again to make a few more cards. You may want to do that too. Follow this link to Just Add Ink and share your projects with us, while also checking out the Design Team projects.

Big Shot, Challenges, Designer Series Paper (DSP), Just Add Ink

Just Add Ink Challenge # 571 – Lines!

I had fun with the Just Add Ink Challenge this week……Just Add Lines!

I had a number of idea’s – some of which I still might makes sometime soon, but I ended up making cards using a new die that I got recently.

The Lines that I added to my cards are “Wiggly Lines”

I used the Expressions in Ink DSP with 3 of the current In-colours – Pale Papaya, Polished Pink and Evening Evergreen.

This was a fun and colourful way to put some quick cards together.

Perhaps you might Add Lines to your projects this week and then share them with us at Just Add Ink. You can also follow the link to Just Add Ink to see how the Design Team have Added Lines.

Big Shot, Challenges, Designer Series Paper (DSP), Forever Ferns, Just Add Ink

Just Add Ink Challenge # 569 – Just Add “N”

Hi ya, we had a glimpse of Summer this week with a couple of really lovely warm sunny days. Unfortunately it was back to showers, wind and coldness again today. But hopefully, that won’t last for long. It did get me thinking, that it kinda went with my Just Add Ink card (theme) this week.

The Just Add Ink Challenge is Just Add N. That could mean anything starting with N – be it a stamp set, colour or theme.

For my card I decided on the theme of “Nature”. Here is my card:

I used the Forever Fern stamp set and Forever Greenery DSP (retired).

As I took a few pic’s of my card, I noticed how lovely some of the plants in the garden were looking. I even ended up taking a few pics of them too. Look at the colours and glossiness!

If you would like to Just Add N this week – share your projects with us at Just Add Ink.

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Just Add Ink Challenge # 567….Inspiration!

Sometimes, I take on a challenge that takes me some time…..well this was one of those Challenges.

Just Add Ink have an Inspiration Challenge this week. The pic features rich colours, a bold floral carpet, dark furniture and shiny blue elements. I like the picture, but I just struggled to complete a card I was happy with.

I spent forever, trying to create something for this challenge.   But that’s why they call it a Challenge aye?

I put together several different cards…..all of which ended up filed in the bin….. I procrastinated……I re-worked……I pulled out almost every floral stamp set I own….along with inks, dies and just about every colour of card stock I could find…..and still kept filing stuff in the bin.

The rug in this pic really jumped out at me.   The bold flower and soft leaves – it looks like a rug that would feel nice under foot.

In the end, I decided to keep it simple with the focus on the colours and one simple bloom. So here’s my card:

I used a bit of water colour paper to make a soft background and then layered up the bold flower. This two step stamp set is called Art Gallery.

So if your like me and struggle with creating from time to time, I encourage you to keep crafting, re-working, experimenting and maybe even file in the bin sometimes. Keep it simple, enjoy the process and the end result.

Remember also to share your creations with us at Just Add Ink

Challenges, Colour Combo, Fine Art Floral, Just Add Ink

Just Add Ink Challenge # 565 – Color Challenge

Hello everyone!….well there’s only a couple of days left in July and what a stormy, wet and windy July it has been here. The amount of rain we have had, is unheard of. It seems every time I look out the window it’s chucking it down!

It’s time again for another challenge with Just Add Ink! 
This week we have a colour challenge with 2 of the In-colours and Basic Black.

I used the Art Gallery Stamp Set to make a floral card.

The Design Team used the colors in a variety of ways. To see their beautiful projects go to Just Add Ink. Perhaps you might join the Challange too.

Challenges, Designer Series Paper (DSP), Gold Gilding, Just Add Ink, Plentiful Plants, Sketch Challenge

Just Add Ink Challenge # 563 – Sketch Challenge

This week the Just Add Ink Challenge is a Sketch Challenge.

I made a couple of cards using this Sketch.

For the first one, I made a panel with the Expressions in Ink DSP and Gilded Leafing. The Polish Pink card stock, Ink and Ribbon are bright and pretty.

For my next card I used DSP again. This time the Bloom Where Your’re Planted DSP. The featured plant was fussy cut from the DSP – so it was a quick and easy card.

And lastly, I used a couple of retired Stamp Sets to create a cute and fun little Snail card. I love the texture of the Embossing paste too.

Perhaps you will be inspired to use this Sketch for your projects this week too? Go to Just Add Ink and share your cards, 3d items or Scrapbook layouts with us.

3D, Big Shot, Card Classes, Challenges, Just Add Ink, Plentiful Plants, Sunflowers

Just Add Ink Challenge # 561 – Shaker Card!

Nikki suggested that we “Just Add a Shaker” for our Just Add Ink Challenge this week – I was wrapped about that – cause I love Shaker cards. They are really fun to make, send and receive.

Shaker Cards that I have previously made, usually include a window front design, with one or two types of “shakeable” materials sandwiched between two tightly sealed layers, so that the shaker contents are visible.

For this challenge though, I decided to make what I am calling an “Open Shaker Card”

I made a window that goes all the way through the card. I then strung a whole load of beads on some thread and placed them in the window. So they “Shake” up and down on the strings.

I used the Plentiful Plants Stamp set with a retired die and embossing folder.

While playing with Shaker cards this week I also made another Sunflower Shaker that was based on a card I made about 15 years ago, while going to some card classes in NZ.

I used the Sunflower dies to create an inlaid Sunflower and then turned that into a Shaker.

Here is the original Shaker that I made in class all those years ago……..

So now I have shown you a few different Shaker Cards, you can go to Just Add Ink to see what the Design Team have made and share your Shaker Cards with us too.

Challenges, Just Add Ink, Plentiful Plants

Just Add Ink Challenge # 559 Choose Two!

Hi everyone, Happy Friday……on Friday mornings at work, when people say to me….

“Good morning, how are you?”

I always say……..”Always good on a Friday, always good on a Friday”!!

And, they don’t even know that it’s the time for the new Just Add Ink challenge!!   

This week we have a Choose Two Challenge that has been suggested by Di. You can choose from Stitching – Stripes – Paper Strips.   It means you can use any products, layout or colours as long as you include two of these elements on your project.    

I made my card while crafting with my sister Nadine, who chose the colours for me.

The colours are Evening Evergreen, Pale Papaya and Pool Party. The stamp set is Plentiful Plants.

I also made a similar card using Smoky Slate in place of the Pool Party.

To join this Challenge you can follow this link to Just Add Ink to share your project with us.

Big Shot, Birthday Cards, Designer Series Paper (DSP), Forever Ferns, Inspiration, Just Add Ink, Man Cards

Just Add Ink # 557 Inspiration Challenge

The Challenge this week at Just Add Ink is an Inspiration Challenge. The idea is to use this picture to inspire your crafting. There are so many things in this pic that you could pick up on…..the walls, the fireplace, the plants, the wooden elements and so much more.

The elements from the pic that I used were the white bricks, wood grain and plants. Here’s my card

The woodgrain DSP and Brick wall embossing folder that I used are now retired. I used several different die cuts and a couple of stamps too. I also decided to use different colours from black, browns and greens.

If you would like to have a go at this Challenge – go to Just Add Ink. There you will see other examples of projects for this challenge and also be able to share your project with us.

Challenges, Colour Combo, Forever Ferns, Just Add Ink

Just Add Ink Challenge # 555 – Colour Challenge

Since returning from NZ I have had a quiet couple of weeks. It didn’t help that I have had a pretty bad cold…..but I think things just caught up with me after my busy busy couple of weeks. Anyway, at the same time, it has been nice to have some quiet time.

I had a lovely day crafting at the weekend when I made this card for the Just Add Ink Colour Challenge. These colours were suggested by Rachael and are lovely.

I used the Forever Fern Stamp Set, Magenta Madness Ribbon and Just Jade dots

I also made another card with these colours using the Enjoy the Moment Stamp Set..

Here is the link to the Just Add Ink blog, where you can join this colour challenge too. You can also see many other lovely cards featuring this colour combo, that have been made by the Design Team.

Hmmm, think it’s time to plan another quiet crafty weekend!