Brayering, Challenges, Just Add Ink

JAI # 64 – Chocolate Wrapper Colour Combo

It’s Colour Combo time at Just Add Ink.  But this one’s a little different!

Normally – we at Just Add Ink tell you what colours to use……but this time you get to choose the colours.
And it will help if you have a particular chocolate bar that you love because the challenge is……..

To make a paper craft project inspired by your favourite chocolate bar wrapper.

So what’s it to be?  Mint, White, Dairy, Nutty, Caramel…….the list goes on.

For me – well I don’t really have a favourite chocolate…..I do prefer White Chocolate – so I chose the Cadbury Dream.

I used the Brayer to do the background in 2 x colours – Marina Mist and Tempting Turquoise.  Then I punched the Birds out in Chocolate Chip and Concord Crush.  I added a bit of Very Vanilla to represent the Dream!

What a fun Challenge……The Design Team thought so and have come up with some yummy creations for this week. You may have to hop on over to their blogs to see what wrappers they were inspired by.  Visit Just Add Ink here.

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Just Add Ink – Sketch Challenge # 59

It’s Sketch Challenge time at Just Add Ink this week. This is the Sketch……

And here is my Card……

These colours were my sisters idea.  While we were chatting at the beginning of the week, we were also carding……Nadine in NZ and me here in Perth.  We both completed some cards and chatted and decided on colours while talking to each other on the Web cam…..it was almost like being there.

So I asked her what colours shall I do….and she said – Wild Wus-a-bee and Concord crush.  I said you know it’s Wasabi aye?  She goes…… no I thought it was Wus-a-bee…..so we had a little giggle over that.

Anyway – as you can see, it inspired me to use these colours for this challenge.  I’ve used Inspired by Nature, Woodgrain and Basic Phrases.  This is the 3D technique which is very effective.

The Just Add Ink Design Team have made some fantastic Cards with this Sketch, so I urge you to go and have a look at them.  And don’t forget to have a go at this sketch yourself.

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Aus-NZ Challenge – February

The February Challenge with Kim and Nadine was to use the current In-colours which are Blushing Bride, Poppy Parade, Concord Crush, Peach Parfait and Pear Pizzazz.  Again – we all came up with total different projects.  Here they are:

Kim’s one came with Yummy’s!  She put together a Sweet Treat Cup Flower Card.

It’s sunny, bright and IRL glittery too.  Kim has used all of the In-colours on this card and they look fantastic.  The inside of the card is also stamped with a pretty design around it too. 

Nadine’s card was also Bright and vibrant.  She used the Brayering Technique and a mask.  Then did some silhouette stamping.

These colours look awesome together.

My project started as just a 3D box for each of them…..but then I decided that I need to use more colour – so I made some little cards to go inside the box which is bundled up in some Cellophane bags. 

Here are the Boxes…..the Pink went to Nadine and the Green to Kim.

And these are the cards.  I used the SAB Stamp Set, Sweet Summer.

Brayering, Challenges, Just Add Ink

Bright Bursts of Colour – JAI # 53

Oh the most perfect Technique that I know of for Bright Bursts of Colour would have to be Joseph’s Coat.  It’s quite easy to do and very effective.  This is the card I put together for the JAI # 53 – Bright Bursts of Colour Challenge.

To make this card I started by rubbing some Tempting Turquoise, Daffodil Delight and Pumpkin Pie Ink onto some glossy cards.  Then I stamped and embossed the images using Versa-mark Ink and Clear Embossing Powder.  Using my Brayer and some Early Espresso Ink I covered the card totally and then rubbed off any excess ink to expose my Bursts of Colour.

Click the link to have a go at the Just Add Ink Bright Burst of Colour Challenge or view the Design Team entries.

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.

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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.