Brayering, Challenges, Just Add Ink

Bright Bursts of Colour – JAI # 53

Oh the most perfect Technique that I know of for Bright Bursts of Colour would have to be Joseph’s Coat.  It’s quite easy to do and very effective.  This is the card I put together for the JAI # 53 – Bright Bursts of Colour Challenge.

To make this card I started by rubbing some Tempting Turquoise, Daffodil Delight and Pumpkin Pie Ink onto some glossy cards.  Then I stamped and embossed the images using Versa-mark Ink and Clear Embossing Powder.  Using my Brayer and some Early Espresso Ink I covered the card totally and then rubbed off any excess ink to expose my Bursts of Colour.

Click the link to have a go at the Just Add Ink Bright Burst of Colour Challenge or view the Design Team entries.


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Challenges, Just Add Ink

Just Add Ink # 52 – Sketch Challenge

It’s Sketch Challenge Time at Just Add Ink.  Here is the Sketch.

Well I have to say – I struggled with this one a bit.  I messed about and put together about 5 different things and finally came up with my card……although I then realised – that it’s kinda not like the Sketch at all!  Whoops!  But it does have some of the elements…sort of.  Here it is….

The best part of this card is actually the glitter – which you can’t see in this photo – so here is a close up.

The Stamp Set is called Pony Party.  I’ve used Pear Pizzaz, Perfect Plum, So Saffron & Whisper White Card stock.

It’s such a girly stamp set – Sarah decided the card was her’s.  So I had to take a pic of her with the card too.

Challenges, Just Add Ink

Just Add Monochrome!

Monochromatic describes paintings, drawings, design, or photographs in one color or shades of one color.

Monochromatic colors are all the colors (tints, tones, and shades) of a single hue.

Example of Monochromatic color

Monochromatic color schemes are derived from a single base hue, and extended using its shades, tones and tints (that is, a hue modified by the addition of black, gray (black + white) and white.   As a result, the energy is more subtle and peaceful due to a lack of contrast of hue. Monochromatic color schemes may be considered boring unless there is diversity within the design.

So this is what I came up with…….

I’ve used Baja Breeze, Marina Mist, Very Vanilla and the Elegant Soiree Designer Series Papers.  The Ribbon is the Marina Mist 5/8″ Grosgrain.  I used the Scalloped Circle and Boho Blossom Punches to make the flower.   And the Butterflies are made with the Big Shot and the Beautiful Wings Die.

My fav part was the Glitter and Diamante’s- that I added at the end and I think it really finishes it all off nicely.

So go and check out the other Monochromatic Creations by the Just Add Ink Design Team.  Then make up a project yourself and submit your entry too.

Challenges, Just Add Ink

Just Add Ink # 50 – Colour Challenge

It’s Colour Challenge time at Just Add Ink this week.  Here are the colours…….

And here is what I did with them……

It just happens to be my Mum’s birthday tomorrow too – so I made this with her in mind. 

So I have used the Baroque Motifs and Wonderful Favourites Stamp Sets.  I made these flowers with the Fancy Flower Punch and some tissue paper.

So get your card, stamps & ink out and have a go.  You can post your submission here on Just Add Ink.

3D, Christmas, Gifts

Christmas Project # 1

Hey – Happy New Year everyone!    Hope you all had a great New Year Celebration.       We are already 3 days into the New Year and it’s back to work tomorrow for me.  As my husband said to me this morning….Time waits for No-one!I have been meaning to post a couple of Christmas Projects that I made last month – but wanted to wait until they had all be given to the people that I made them for… that they have been I can show you.

The first is a Christmas Decoration.  You may remember that I went to a Team Dinner at the end of November where we all exchanged Secret Santa gifts – Well….one of the ladies received one of these – and I really loved it, so had to case it.

Because it’s long – it’s kinda hard to photograph – so I have taken individual pic’s of each of the rosettes.

Here are the ones I made up – all packed up and ready to give out.  I really enjoyed making these and I think my Family & Friend liked them too.