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.

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.

Just Add Ink, Swaps, Team Events

SU Perth Regionals

I had a great day out today at the Stampin Up Perth Regionals.  It’s so nice to get together will like-minded friends to stamp and craft the day away. 

We saw loads of wonderful demonstrations and new techniques and ideas.  We also saw and played with new stamping products and colours.  It was great.  And I have a few pic’s to show you from my day.
From L to R – Alison, Me, Janet, Kerry & Jenny.  These lovely girls are in my downline.

The Klass Act Girls.  This is the Team that I belong too.  With our wonderful Leader Sarah Klass in the front (in the brown shirt to my left).

I was wrapped to catch up with these ladies…..we are all part of the Just Add Ink Design Team.  L to R Sarah, Jodene, Amanda, Me & Jan.

So as you can tell from these pics that a big part of Stampin Up and being a Demonstrator is meeting lovely people and making great Friends.

So what about the Stamping?   Ohh there was heaps of that.  We did some great Make n Takes using some of the new products and colours that have just been released.  So here they are.
This is a cute little Love Note card.



This is a lovely 6 x 6 Scrapbook page – I have stamped mine but not put it together yet because I want to put a pic on it first.

A cute box – which I have Stamped but not put together – so it would be easier to bring home. 

All of these projects use the Every Moment stamp set which is awesome for the Watercolouring and Masking techniques. 

When we go to a Stampin Up meeting most of us make up some cards to swap with others while we are there.  It’s a great way to meet each other – see new products, techniques and colour used and it also gives you a good amount of samples for you to show off. I made a few swaps to share.
Here are all my Swaps on the table before I left.
 This is the first one – I used the Big Shot to make the Background sheet.  The colours are Riding Hood Red, Wild Wasabi, River Rock.

This Brayered background is done in Baja Breeze and the Trees are stamped in Night of Navy.

This is another Brayered one…..which you might have seen before – cause I originally made it for a Just Add Ink Embossing Challenge in July.

The swaps I received were awesome.  And they will inspire me with great colour combos, techniques and layouts.  I’d like to say Thank you to all the ladies that swapped with me.  I received about 35 cards.  I have decided not to post them all today.  But will do another post soon showing you my swaps and other card ideas.

Challenges, Just Add Ink

Just Add Wheels

We are doing a Special Challenge this week at Just Add Ink – to correspond with the Helping Hudson Fundraiser.  Our challenge is to Just Add Wheels…..so this could be Stamped images, punches or Stampin-Around wheels.  Basically if it’s circular it fits the criteria!

Here is the card I did for the Challenge.

I’ve used the Wild About You and Short and Sweet Stamp Sets.  The colours are Brilliant Blue, So Saffron, Real Red, Glorious Green and Whisper White.

The Just Add Ink Design Team have made some amazing cards and projects for this challenge – so go and check them out here.  And have a go at Just Add Wheels yourself too.

At the Helping Hudson Website there are heaps of Wheely great Challenges and Tutorials that you can see or try that will also Help Hudson, so have a look there too.

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.

Challenges

Inkspirations Challenge # 33

As I said Yesterday – I have not had much time to play in the Craft
Room this week – but I did have a go at Makeesha’s Challenge.  It’s a Sketch Challenge this week.  This is the Sketch.

I decided to stick to my Joseph’s Coat Technique which we did in Card Class this week.  Here is the Card I did.

I used Good Friend Stamp Set, Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie, So Saffron & Chocolate Chip.  What do you think?

You can go and check out the other Challenge Entries here.

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.

Challenges, Just Add Ink

Just Add Ink – Colour Challenge

It’s Colour Challenge time at Just Add Ink this week.  The colours this week are sort of bright but kinda wintery too….well that’s how I put them together anyway.  Here they are:

The Design Team have come up with some amazing creations using these colours.  Due to changes in the way the DT works I get to have a week off this week – so you won’t see my card there as a DT member – but as a Challenge participant instead.  Fun huh!!

Here’s what I did with the colours.

So you can see that I am still playing with my Brayer.  And I have used the Butterfly stamp from Live Your Dream which is now a retired that I still love. 

Here’s the Just Add Ink link so you can go and check out the DT projects too.