Archive for April, 2013

JAI # 163 – A Fun Background

The idea for this weeks challenge was suggested by Nikki – and it’s a darn good one too.  The Design Team have put together some wonderful projects with Fun Backgrounds – a few of which you may want to try.  I certainly loved this Challenge.  Here is my project…..

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As you can see, I decided to use some DSP and weave my background.  This is such an effective technique and can be done many ways.  Not only can you use DSP but you can also use plain or embossed card stock or card stock you have stamped (either before or after you have done the weaving).

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So show us your Fun Background ideas at Just Add Ink – and also check out the Design Team Members projects.

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April 25, 2013 at 8:34 pm 9 comments

JAI # 162 – Technique Challenge

I have not posted anything for a couple of weeks for different reasons – but this week we have a great Just Add Ink challenge which I had heaps and heaps of fun putting together so I want to share it.

The Challenge is to use a Technique that you have not used before.  I chose to have a go at the Shaving Cream Technique.  At the time – to be honest – I did not even know what it was.  But I had had a few friends and people around me mention they wanted to have a go at it.  So off I went to find out about it.

After a bit of investigation and a trip to the Supermarket – I was ready.  Oh my – what alot of fun I had that afternoon……..we were up to our necks in Shaving cream – it was everywhere!!  But at least it smelt nice!

So what you do, is you get a plate (or I used a paper plate) and fill it with shaving cream.  Then although I know you will have urge to pick it up and plant it onsomeones face or head…..don’t!!  Get some re-inkers (different colours if you like) and put a few drops onto the shaving cream.  Then using a skewer or knife or fork – mix it up a bit to get the colours swirled around.  Once you are happy with it – get some card stock and press it into the foam.

Pull your cardstock out and wipe away any excess shaving cream with a paper towel.  You will find you have made some amazing patterned card.  It’s great!  And every piece you do is different.  I experimented with colours a bit and made some lovely patterns.  My 7 year old had a go too – it’s a great kids project too.  Anyway….enough chat – here is my project.

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I used Rich Razzleberry, Pretty in Pink and Perfect Plum on the flowers.  The leaves are Certainly Celery, More Mustard, So Saffron and Always Artichoke.   

So – have you got a technique you have been thinking about for a while?  Is there a technique that you want to have a go at?  Well – now is the time.  Go to Just Add Ink to see what the rest of the Design Team have put together – and then upload your technique project too.

April 18, 2013 at 8:38 pm 5 comments


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