Big Shot, Challenges, Designer Series Paper (DSP), Forever Ferns, Just Add Ink

Just Add Ink Challenge # 569 – Just Add “N”

Hi ya, we had a glimpse of Summer this week with a couple of really lovely warm sunny days. Unfortunately it was back to showers, wind and coldness again today. But hopefully, that won’t last for long. It did get me thinking, that it kinda went with my Just Add Ink card (theme) this week.

The Just Add Ink Challenge is Just Add N. That could mean anything starting with N – be it a stamp set, colour or theme.

For my card I decided on the theme of “Nature”. Here is my card:

I used the Forever Fern stamp set and Forever Greenery DSP (retired).

As I took a few pic’s of my card, I noticed how lovely some of the plants in the garden were looking. I even ended up taking a few pics of them too. Look at the colours and glossiness!

If you would like to Just Add N this week – share your projects with us at Just Add Ink.

Big Shot, Birthday Cards, Designer Series Paper (DSP), Forever Ferns, Inspiration, Just Add Ink, Man Cards

Just Add Ink # 557 Inspiration Challenge

The Challenge this week at Just Add Ink is an Inspiration Challenge. The idea is to use this picture to inspire your crafting. There are so many things in this pic that you could pick up on…..the walls, the fireplace, the plants, the wooden elements and so much more.

The elements from the pic that I used were the white bricks, wood grain and plants. Here’s my card

The woodgrain DSP and Brick wall embossing folder that I used are now retired. I used several different die cuts and a couple of stamps too. I also decided to use different colours from black, browns and greens.

If you would like to have a go at this Challenge – go to Just Add Ink. There you will see other examples of projects for this challenge and also be able to share your project with us.

Challenges, Colour Combo, Forever Ferns, Just Add Ink

Just Add Ink Challenge # 555 – Colour Challenge

Since returning from NZ I have had a quiet couple of weeks. It didn’t help that I have had a pretty bad cold…..but I think things just caught up with me after my busy busy couple of weeks. Anyway, at the same time, it has been nice to have some quiet time.

I had a lovely day crafting at the weekend when I made this card for the Just Add Ink Colour Challenge. These colours were suggested by Rachael and are lovely.

I used the Forever Fern Stamp Set, Magenta Madness Ribbon and Just Jade dots

I also made another card with these colours using the Enjoy the Moment Stamp Set..

Here is the link to the Just Add Ink blog, where you can join this colour challenge too. You can also see many other lovely cards featuring this colour combo, that have been made by the Design Team.

Hmmm, think it’s time to plan another quiet crafty weekend!

3D, Big Shot, Challenges, Forever Ferns, Just Add Ink, Sunflowers

Just Add Ink Challenge # 515 – Mixed Media

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

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Just Add Ink Challenge # 514 – Colour Combo

Just Add Ink Challenge # 514 is a Colour Challenge. The colours are cool and fresh.

Here is the card that I made.

I coloured some Watercolour paper so that the colours all blended together. Once the paper had dried, I cut out some leaves. I also used the watercolour paper in the back ground.

I used the Forever Greenery dies for the Leaves and the Poppy Moments dies for the background.

To participate in this Challenge, follow the link to Just Add Ink.  You can also check out the other Design Team Sketch projects while you are there

Blog Host, Designer Series Paper (DSP), Forever Ferns, Sunflowers

Social Stamping – Change

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Hi Everyone,   it’s Social Stamping time again and the theme this week is “Change”

There definitely has been a lot of Changes over the past few months.  I’m sure you will agree, it has been a strange year so far.

  • I’ve stayed at home more
  • 16 weeks working from Home (with a few more to come)
  • Not seeing friends in person so much – but a lot of online contact
  • Zoom – took on a whole new meaning
  • My face to face Card Classes have moved Online – which has been fun!
    • Let’s just say, my technical knowledge and ability has been on a steep learning curve!
  • At work, Client and Shareholder Meetings have been Virtual and Online
    • I worked on one AGM where participants were in 4 different countries and 7 different time zones!
  • Home schooling was for everyone!  Parents LOVED it – not!
  • People are not so keen to greet each other physically now – elbow pumps are the thing!
  • Anytime anyone coughs or sneezes, they get the death stare from those around them

And I am sure there are many many other changes too.

For my card this week – I decided to make a card that changes.  I made a Shutter card using the Celebrate Sunflowers and Forever Greenery suites.

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The back ground changes when you pull the tab.

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In the background, I used the Forever Greenery and Flowers for Every Season DSP.

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This was a fun card to make – it kept me busy for quite a while.

So what changes have you seen or noticed through out this Covid / Isolation time?

If you started at the beginning of this Social stamping Blog Host, you have now hopped though to the last blog.  From here, you can go to the main post where you will find the full list of participants in the Hop.   Alternatively, click on the next button below and you will go to the Host of Social Stamping, Kelly Kent.

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Happy Stamping!

 

 

 

3D, Big Shot, Challenges, Designer Series Paper (DSP), Forever Ferns, Just Add Ink

Just Add Ink Challenge # 512 – Sketch

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At Just Add Ink this week, we have a Sketch Challenge.  Here is the card I made for the Challenge.

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As I looked at the Sketch, I wondered how I could make it more than just a card……so I came up with the idea of making it into a pocket card.

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The products I have used all come from the Forever Greenery Suite.

  • DSP = Forever Greenery
  • Stamps = Forever Fern
  • Dies = Forever Flourishing

JAI # 512b

JAI # 512

To participate in this Challenge, follow the link to Just Add Ink.  You can also check out the other Design Team Sketch projects while you are there.