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.
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.
Well I have had a whirlwind couple of weeks – there has been alot happening – so this is a longish post.
First up, after almost 11 years I decided it was time for me to move on from Computershare. So I made the big move and handed in my notice. I finished my time off with a large meeting that I had been working on for several months.
As I was working my final week at Computershare, a travel bubble was announced between Australia and NZ…..just in the nick of time for me….. as my Dad’s 80th Birthday party was coming up!!
I flew off to NZ for 10 days – surprising Dad and my friends too!
Nadine and I did some lovely walks and spent a small amount of time crafting – including making a card for this weeks Just Add Ink Challenge. If you look closely in the pics below, you will see my card in progress.
Our brother Lloyd arrived from Sydney and then it was time to head to Dad’s and surprise him. The next few days were busy with party organisation while Dad and Lloyd made some gates for Dad’s back yard.
Then party day arrived and we had a great time. It was great to catch up with family, Aunties, Uncles, Cousins and Friends. There was live music, a bowling competition (which we won!!) and lots of really great food.
In a cheeky moment I said to Sarah……do you know that I have an Aunty that looks like the Queen! Can you see her??
After a delayed flight Sarah and I returned to Perth safely (no quarantine required) which was very lucky and….just in the nick of time as I started a new job the following day.
First day on the new job I was issued with PPE including my new Boots. Cute aye?
And finally…here’s my card. I used a Sale-a-bration Stamp Set call A touch of Ink (now retired) with accents of Gold.
Follow this link to Just Add Ink to see the rest of the Design Team cards for this Sketch Challenge.
I made 2 versions – here is the other and also Dad’s Birthday card too.
The new Just Add Ink Challenge is up an running….it’s Just Add Steampunk and I suggested it, so I thought I better play along!
Here’s a little Google/wikipedia blurb to explain steampunk…..
Steampunk is Steam punk is a subgenre of science fiction or science fantasy that incorporates technology and aesthetic designs inspired by 19th-century industrial steam-powered machinery. Think Metallic, external plumbing, laced up corsets, top hats, monocles, cogs, wrought iron, candelabra’s, clocks.
Here is my card:
For my card, I also took inspiration from a card I saw that my friend Kim made.
Here are some other Steam Punk type projects that I have made.:
It would be great if you join this challenge. Go to Just Add Ink to participate and to see what everyone else is making.
This week the Just Add Ink Challenge is Mixed Media. As soon as I saw this Challenge I decided I wanted to put together a Canvas that will sit on an Easel, on my Craft desk.
The term “ mixed media” is quite broad and covers many types of arts and crafts. It can include collages, 3D elements, altered objects like books, boxes or tags. You can use pretty much anything when putting together a Mixed Media art work or card. Paints, paper, buttons, fabric, photos, brads, ribbons, chip board, inks, air dried clay and the list goes on.
I found an old canvas that I had lying around, and painted over whatever was on it, with some white paint. Then started to add all the different layers.
Embossing paste to create a bit of rustic texture, Stamped images and sponged ink, splatters of ink here and there, a bit of Vegas Gold Shimmer paint, DSP, Brusho’s, Wooden embellishments, die cuts of Sun Flowers and leaves, a metal brad, braided linen trim and punched Daisies.
While I was making the canvas, I also decided to make a similar card.
Visit us at Just Add Ink to join in this Challenge, share your Mixed Media projects with us and see the wonderful Mixed Media projects the Design Team have made.
Below are a couple more of my Mixed Media projects. On the left is a mix of Powertex, Chip board, air-dried clay, stenciling covered with Alchemy Art Waxes. On the right is a Powertex Triptych