February 9, 2017
The Just Add Ink Challenge this week allows us to combine a couple of things for our projects. The idea is to Choose Two! Hearts or Flowers or Butterflies. Here is the card I put together:
My idea was to try to use the pages from a colouring book in some way – so I die cut some Butterflies (and left them uncoloured). I used a floral DSP to add some colour too.
So go to Just Add Ink and check out all the great projects that also Just Add Two (Hearts, Flowers or Butterflies). And remember to share your project with us.
June 30, 2016
The Just Add Ink Challenge this week is “Just Add S” – suggested by Tina.
There are so many possibilities for this Challenge such as -Stamping, Scrunching, Stitching, Sponging, Stripes, Spots, Stars etc.
For my ‘S’ project, I chose to make a starburst with Designer Series Paper. It’s a great way to use up all those little scraps of paper and is fun to do.
To join us for this fun Challenge – Just Add ‘S’, go to Just Add Ink and share your project with us. Check out all the other wonderful S projects.
August 13, 2015
We have a sketch challenge at Just Add Ink this week. It’s a fairly simple sketch so there are lots and lots that you can do with it.
A couple of weeks ago, I made some Alcohol Ink background sheets to use in a class and a few people commented that they had not used that technique before – so I decided it was time we revisited the technique.
I used the technique on this weeks Challenge card.I am sure there are many many wonderful things you can do with this sketch. We love you to join our challenge and share your projects with us at Just Add Ink. While you are there, you can check out all the great Design Team projects too.
Below is a copy of the tutorial I did on the technique in 2010 for the Just Add Ink first ever Blog Hop (13 May 2010).
The Technique I am showing you today is the Ink & Alcohol Technique
Using Re-inkers, Isocol Alcohol, Glossy White Card and a Cotton Ball you can create funky and unique Backgrounds.
Step One – Squeeze some Isocol Alcohol (which you can buy from your Supermarket or Pharmacy) onto a Cotton Ball. Add some dots of Ink from your reinker onto the cotton ball. You can use several colours.
Step Two – Dab the ink onto Glossy White Card. It dries quickly – and you can go over the same area a couple of times if you wish.
This creates fabulous multi-coloured backgrounds which you can use on your projects.
Another option is to Stamp an image with Versamark and emboss it before covering with Alcohol Ink.
Once your Alcohol Ink has dried – polish off any excess ink with a Tissue. This really makes the image stand out.
July 23, 2015
Just Add Ink Challenge # 272 is Just Add……….Butterflies!!!
Well – I can guarantee from the outset that this is going to be a very very popular challenge. Let’s face it – we all LOVE butterflies. They are so intriguing and delicate – not to mention beautiful. So – get those craft things out and show us your Butterfly!
I used one of the Butterfly Thinlet Dies to create this. I decided I want to have a go at making an inlay butterfly. That means that I cut 3 Butterflies – one Black, one Orange and one White. Then I glued the Black outline down first on some card and then stuck all the little Orange and White bits into their rightful places. It’s fiddly and time-consuming – but I think the effect is worth it.
So here’s my complete card:
I made this for a very special person. Check out all the other beautiful Butterflies / projects at Just Add Ink – and show us yours too.
March 19, 2015
Welcome to another fun Just Add Ink challenge. This week as “Easter” is fast approaching, we thought it would be fun to “Just Add Eggs or Ovals”…
Here is my card:
What better time to use this weeks challenge and start those “Easter” projects or if that isn’t your thing, you can create what ever you like, as long as you add an Egg or and Oval to your project. And go to Just Add Ink to share it with us.
March 5, 2015
Hi, it’s time for another Just Add Ink challenge:
Nikki has chosen some beautiful photos to inspire you and get you on the way to create something to share with us.
I instantly saw those butterflies and the pattern on the bed linen……..here is my card.
I used silver thread to break up the black panel and put some vellum behind the Butterfly to add the Blue colour.
There are many different ways that these photos can inspire you and we’d love to see what you come up with or if you need further ideas on what you could create visit Just Add Ink