Brayering, Just Add Ink, Man Cards

Just Add Ink #48 – Sketch Challenge

Forty Eight Challenges!!  Wow – And I have almost done them all……What a great lot of fun I have had doing them too.  Some have been a real real Challenge for me….and others just happened.  I hope you have enjoyed coming over (to my blog) to have a look. 

This weeks Challenge is a Sketch Challenge….so that means we have been given a Sketch and have made something to represent the Sketch.  Here it is..

I must admit…..I left this one till the last minute….and all the idea’s I originally had for it, I did not like and they ended up in the bin.  So, believe it or not – I turned to my scraps bin to try to find a pre-made image.  And I did….there is was – a brayering / reflection image I had done when I was showing some ladies how to do it.  So after playing around with it (a great deal) I decided it was the wrong shape……and then proceeded to start from scratch again!!

Here is the end result……

Decided on a Man Card.  And I had just received these Brads from a Secret Sister – so wanted to try them out.

Just Add Ink #48 is open for 2 weeks (due to the Silly Season), so we hope you will find some time to play along, maybe even get some inspiration to get those last minute Christmas cards.

So go check out what the Just Add Ink girls have put together for this Challenge – and then have a go yourself.

Brayering, Challenges, Just Add Ink

More…. Bling Bling!

Continuing with the Just Add Ink Bling Bling theme – cause there are just so many beautiful things you can do with Bing Bing……here’s another one for you.

When I made this – I had a Wedding Theme in mind…. although it’s probably a bit bold for a Wedding Card.

I’ve used Whisper White and Elegant Eggplant. 
I embossed the Medallion Stamp onto Whisper White card with a mix of Clear embossing powder and Dazzling Diamonds Glitter and then used my Brayer to go over the top with the  Elegant Eggplant. 

Then I layered it up on the card and add the White Organza Ribbon and Pearls.  Here is a close up.

Brayering, Challenges, Just Add Ink

Just Add….Sympathy

The Challenge at Just Add Ink this week is Just Add Sympathy.  Sympathy Card is actually something that I am asked to make quite often.  They are ones you want to have on hand ready to give at the right moment.

It did not take me long to put this together – cause the idea had been stored in my memory for some time.

So I masked of the circle and then used my brayer and Pocket Silhouettes stamp set to do this.  The colours are So Saffron, Pumpkin Pie, Rose Red & Chocolate chip.  The sentiment is from Sincere Salutations.

Go check out the Design Teams creations here.

Brayering, Card Classes

Brayer Class

If you have looked at my Blog lately – you’d know that I have recently learnt the Brayering Technique and love it.  After heaps of practice I decided it was time to share it with my ladies.   So tonight – we are doing a Brayer Class.

This is the first Card we are going to do.

I have used Lovely as a Tree stamp set and Baja Breeze, Tempting Turquoise, Night of Navy inks.

Here is our second card:

I really love how this turned out.  It’s the Baroque Motifs stamp set.  The ink colours are Old Olive, So Saffron, Pumpkin Pie and Rose Red. 

I have stamped some card with the Baroque Motifs Swirly stamp and then punched the Butterflies out.  The little flowers are Flower Fusion Felt Flowers.

Brayering, Card Classes, Challenges, Just Add Ink

Joseph’s Coat Technique Class

Gee – what a busy week I have had.  I’ve hardly even had time to play in my Craft Room.  Sad but True. 

I’ve just finished tonight’s Card Class but before I head off to Bed I thought I would quickly post the Cards we did here.

The first one is one I have already posted on this Blog on 18th June – as it was also one I did for a Just Add Ink Colour Challenge.

Here I have used Kiwi Kiss, Tempting Turquoise, Whisper White & Rich Razzleberry with Stamps from the Good Friend Stamp Set.

The other Card we did was one I did for a Team Challenge in June also.

This card is done in Night of Navy, Taken with Teal, So Saffron & Rose Red with the Medallion Stamp.

This is such a fabulous Technique.  Very effective and a great use of colour.  You should give it a go.  I’ll show you another one tomorrow.

Brayering, Challenges, Just Add Ink

Just Add Embossing

We are Embossing at Just Add Ink this week.  There are heaps of Techniques out there that require you to Emboss as part of the process so there are heaps of things you could do with this challenge.

For my card – I embossed with Clear Embossing Powder onto White Card – and then I Brayered some colour over the top.  Here it is.

Go and check out the Design Team Projects here.  And don’t forget to have a go at the Challenge too…..it’s lots of fun.

3D, Brayering, Gifts, Secret Sister

Secret Sister Parcel

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.

Brayering, Challenges

Just Ink and Paper

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.  

The colours are:

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!!

Brayering, Challenges, Just Add Ink, Scrapbooking

Just Add Ink – Colour Challenge

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.


I then used some of the off-cuts from that Card to put together another one.


Finally with these colours I did another Scrapbooking page.


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.

Brayering

Brayer Play

Well – here it is – my First (real) Brayered Card!


I have done a touch of Brayering before – but only with one colour.  This is the first time I have broken out of my comfort zone and used 3 colours!  Whoo hoo.  I know it’s simple but I am really wrapped with it.  My Brayering attempts in the past have ended up straight in the bin!  

 To do this I used the tips that Delys Cram gave us when we did the Just Add Ink Blog Hop in May. Thanks Delys.