Archive for June, 2010
The Inkspiration challenge this week is a Sketch Challenge – I really enjoyed joining in last week – so thought I would give this one a go too. There was also a little “Add On” to the Challenge this week – which is to use something from your stash that you have been hoarding for a while. EASY – I have heaps of stuff like that!! This is the Sketch.
There are actually a few things on this card that I have had in my Stash for a while…..
Firstly the 3 Flowers from the Pretties Kit. I have had my Pretties Kit for about 2 years and have only just started to use the flowers. I have coloured the top two flowers and stamped on the largest one.
Secondly – the wide Twill Tape (which is under the Certainly Celery Ribbon). Here I have stamped on it. I have used it a couple of times – but it is one of those ribbons that I never use much.
I decided to make this a Z Fold Card – which luckily also fits with the sketch. That works well for me because the Class I am running next week is a Z Fold Class. So if you’re coming along – here is a preview of one of the projects. (Unless I change it between now and then)!
Another Just Add Ink week begins today with a new Challenge – Just Add Patterned Paper.
I did not know what to do with the Challenge this week – because there are so many beautiful Stampin Up Designer Series Papers – AND so so so many great things that you can do with them.
So after much humming and harring – I settled on a very simple card.
I got this layout from a Card I had seen about 2 or 3 years ago made by Pamela Smerker. And I really enjoyed having a go at Stitching on a Card for the Just Add Ink Challenge a few weeks ago – so I decided to embellish this one with stitching too.
Here is the link to the Just Add Ink Blog – so you can go and check out the other Design Team Just Add Patterned Paper projects. Don’t forget to play along with the Challenge too.
After having a couple of weeks without Classes – we kicked the classes off again last night by doing some Candle Wraps.
I first saw these done by fellow Team Member Jan Radu – as did Kerry another Team Member. Kerry said to me – how about doing a Candle Wraps class – so we did.
The first one we did was one that I had put together for one of the Un-convention Challenges in May. The Challenge was to use Old Olive, Chocolate Chip, More Mustard and Rich Razzleberry.
The next Candle Wrap was inspired by this Card designed by Kerry High. We did it at our Team Day in January. I really like it and look at it often – hence why it became my inspiration .
One thing to remember – if you decided to do something like this – is to make sure the Candle Wrap is removed when lighting the Candle…….cause it could be dangerous if it catches on Fire.
For the last few months I have been involved in a Secret Sister Group – where we all enter out name – get given a name and send stuff (cards & gifts) to that Person.
So that means I have been receiving some Happy Mail…..it’s so cool. The round has now finished and so I thought I would show you some of the things I have received from my Secret Sister – Richelle Fletcher.
Look at that Awesome Necklace….cool huh! And just my colours too.
Richelle sent this awesome Card for my Birthday.
The frame here has not photographed very well….it’s really cool. Glittery and beautiful.
Thank you Richelle – I love it all.
While I was Blog Surfing the other day I came across the Inkspiration Colour Challenge. I quite liked the sound of the colours and thought (since I’m being a Brayer’er at the moment)….Mmmm – I could Brayer those. So away I went.
I actually made a couple of Cards. And I like them both although this is more the look I was going for.
And the thing that I found interesting about this was that by the time I did my Brayer background, stamping and 3D imagey thing – I decided that I did not want to add any embellishments. So there it is… Just Ink & Paper!!
If you’re wondering – here’s the other card I did.
So I was going for the 3D kind of look here too….but I did not really work. I did it on Glossy Card – and spritz my flower image with water before I stamped it so it would slide around a bit. But as I say – it didn’t work. Also….NOTE TO SELF – Don’t Brayer on Glossy card again!!
Ohhh look what I did last night!
The girls came over to Stamp – cause I was HOME ALONE! What a great night we had.
My sister Nadine had done some Reflections projects recently so I wanted to have a go too – and I’m pretending to be a Brayer person at the moment so I combined the two to get this.
It’s So Saffron, Close to Cocoa and Baja Blue.
We are doing a Colour Challenge at Just Add Ink this week. The colours are not really ones that I would have put together – but once I started playing around I ended up with a few finished projects.
The colours are:
This week I have also had a go at the Joseph’s Coat Technique – which involves colouring a piece of Glossy Card with a couple of different inks and the embossing some bold images over it with Clear Embossing powder. Once you have done that you use a Darker ink to go over the top. So I used this technique on my Just Add Ink Colour Challenge card. Here it is.
So as you can see – these colours can be used in many different ways – and the Just Add Ink Design Team have made some fantastic projects that you must see. So visit Just Add Ink now – have a browse and then make a Challenge entry your self. See you there.