Challenges, Just Add Ink

Just Add Ink – Sketch Challenge

This week at Just Add Ink we have a sketch challenge for you to join in.   Here it is.

All you have to do is use the sketch as a guide – so you can flip it, rotate, stretch or shrink, add a few things here and there if you want to.  Here is my version:

I have used Rich Razzleberry, Ballet Blue & Garden Green & Sahara Sand.  It’s the new Very Vintage Wheel & Vintage Vogue Stamp Sets – which I’m sure you can tell I am enjoying using.   

Visit Just Add Ink to have a go and also check out all the other wonder Design Team entries.

Card Classes

Cards for Mums

Mothers Days is fast approaching – and I thought it would be nice to do a Mothers Day card class.

The first card we did was inspired by fellow demonstrator Michelle Scott.  We used the Fifth Avenue Floral stamp set – which is one of Michelle’s favorites.  She has made loads of beautiful cards with it – so I looked to her for inspiration.

We watercoloured the flowers and used the new Bird Punch for the leaves.

You may have seen my last post about the Just Add Ink – Vintage Challenge and the next card we did was CASED from Arielle Gordon who had entered in the Challenge.  I loved her card so much I just had to give it a go.  You can see Arielle’s card here.


Card Classes

Autumn-Winter Mini Class

The new Autumn-Winter Mini Catalogue is out now.  Inside are loads of new Stamp Sets, Colours, punches, ribbons, DSP and even an Embossing and Die Cutting Machine! 

To show case some of these products I decided to run a class that used some of them. 

On the first card we did – we used two of the new In-colours.  Melon Mambo is a beautiful bright Pink.  It’s lovely and goes well with the other new colour we used – Rich Razzleberry, a deep purpley colour.  The Stamp set is also from the Mini Catalogue – Vintage Vogue.

The next card we did used the Very Vintage Jumbo Wheel and the Two Step Bird Punch which is cool.  I’ve made heaps with it already – I really love it.

Challenges, Just Add Ink

Just Add Vintage

Just Add Vintage is the challenge theme at Just Add Ink this week.  And there are loads of beautiful projects being created.  

When I was putting my card together I looked through about a dozen Scrapbooking magazines I had lying around and took a bit of inspiration from here and a bit from there and then started.  And of course I ended up with something completely different to the ideas I had started with.  Here it is…..

I used new products that are all in the current Autumn-Winter Mini Catalogue.  Very vintage Wheel (which I really love), Vintage Vogue Stamp Set and the leaves are done using the Two-Step Bird Punch.

Card Classes

Marble Backgrounds

A few months ago a fellow demonstrator showed us a technique that used Marbles and re-inkers to create unique back grounds.  It was quite cool – so I decided to do a class using this technique.

The first card we did used So Saffron, Kiwi Kiss & Chocolate Chip.  Some of the ladies also put a bit of More Mustard on it too.  I got the inspiration for this card from the Idea Book and Catalogue 2009-2010 – see the little box on Page 77.

The butterfly image is from the Very Vintage Wheel which is in the current Autumn-Winter Mini Catalogue.

On the second card we used Brilliant Blue and Real Red.  It’s a great boys birthday card.

Just Add Ink

Just Add Ink Colour Challenge

This week at Just Add Ink we are running a Colour Challenge.  The colours are:

Cool colours aye?

Here is the little card I put together for this Challenge.

This is the Always Stamp Set which I really like.   To be honest I have not used it that much which is why I decided to get it out and play.  It is such a versatile set as you can see here – all that stamps I have used have come from the Always set – including the background stamping on the circle and the words too.

Here is the link to Just Add Ink so you can have a go with this Challenge too or have a look at all the fantastic entries.

Card Classes, Challenges, Just Add Ink

Water Colour Week

A few weeks ago I had planned to do a Water colouring Class – but it did not end up happening.  This week I’ve been feeling a bit better so we did Water Colouring.  We did two different Water Colour techniques using the Water Colour Paper.

The first technique involved spritzing the Paper and stamping directly onto it.  We used the Stampin Up Markers – so that we could get different colours in our image.

This is the Card we did.

What I find when doing this technique is the image can change each time depending on how wet you have made the paper.  Below is another example that I did – which shows you what I mean.  I usually find that once the image is dry and made up into a card or project it looks great.

The other Technique we did also involves spritzing the paper too – but before you do you Stamp and emboss your image.  The spritzing then create puddles within the lines of the embossed image which you then drop ink into using your Aqua-painter.  It is a very effective technique.

With both of these Water Colour Techniques it is a good idea to let them dry naturally.

Here is the Card we did.

This Card is also my Just Add Ink DT entry this week.  This Weeks Challenge is a Sketch.  

So get your Card, Stamps & Inks out and have a go.  Here’s the link to Just Add Ink so you can enter the Challenge too.  And don’t forget to check out all the lovely entries too.  Have fun.

3D, Card Classes

Another quiet week….

Well it’s been another quiet week for me….just getting done what I can – which is not much.  I did have a go at doing a Class this week.  We did Asian Inspired Cards.  Here is one of them.

I originally did this card as part of a Challenge with my stamping team last year.  And then when I was planning to do the Asian inspired card class I realised it was perfect.  

I also completed my Just Add Ink DT Entry this week.  The Challenge this week is a Wild Card.  Which means you can make whatever you like.  So it’s a pretty general Challenge that we can have lots and lots of fun with. 

You may have seen the Shoe on my Blog a few weeks ago that I got from my Secret Sister – I decided to make one of those as a gift for my next Workshop Hostess. 

The original template for this came from Ellen Hutson. I was quite happy with how it came out.  I Stamped the Cello bag with the same stamp as on the outside of the shoe which looked quite nice.  This was also the first time I had used a Hat Pin from the Pretty’s Kit on a project.

For those of you wondering where I got the pattern……well I just searched the internet under “Paper Shoe Templates”  and there it was.  Although – there were quite a few different type of shoes.  I chose this one which is a Ellen Hutson pattern.