August 29, 2013
Whoops – seems I neglected to actually publish this post a few weeks ago……so here it is now……
Here’s an interesting Challenge for you – Just Add Colouring.
The reason I said this is interesting is because when I was putting this card together I realised that I did not have many stamps that required colouring in. Most of my Stamps are the stamp and cut out (or stamp and your done) variety.
So after going through my stamp cupboard – I finally settled on the Fifth Avenue Floral stamp set. It is a retired stamp set but still a favourite one.
I chose a fairly soft colour scheme – Whisper White, Wisteria Wonder and Melon Mambo.
This Challenge is now closed (cause I forgot to post this on time) but you can still visit Just Add Ink.
June 16, 2011
We are colour in at Just Add Ink this week……..there are loads and loads of things that can be done with colouring in. I decided to take my inspiration this week from the Stampin Up Idea Books and Catalogues.
First I flicked through the Current Catty to find a colour combo. It’s from pages 50 & 51 of the current Catty. Concord Crush, Daffodil Delight, Old Olive and Baja Breeze.
Then I flicked through the 2007/2008 Catty to find a Layout on Page 95. HINT: I keep all my old Catties – cause they are great to use for ideas and inspiration. There are so many ideas to help get you started creating something new.
So here is the card that I came up with…….
I was amazed when colouring the flowers. I used one colour – Concord Crush and an Aqua Painter. I got such a range of colours from purple right through to pink! Wicked!
To see the other DT members creations and to submit you entry visit Just Add Ink.
March 24, 2011
Just Add Ink # 61 is pretty much just that……it’s called Just Add Stamps. Which really is Just Add Ink.
The idea around this Challenge is to only used Ink, Stamps and Card……no embellishments or accessories like Brads, Ribbons, Die Cuts, Punches etc.
For my card I got out a Stamp set that I have not Inked up in a while. But one that I really love. Fifth Avenue Floral. It’s perfect for stamping a large area with a couple of colours and is very effective. The shapes are lovely.
After stamping my Whisper White Panel I decided to cut if up a bit and separate the panels to create a window type effect – although I did not cut the panels the same size.
I used Certainly Celery, Night of Navy and Soft Suede.
March 3, 2011
Just over a year ago now the Just Add Ink Challenge Blog was launched by two amazing ladies – Amanda & Danielle.
Even before the site went live, Just Add Ink had become Amanda and Danielle’s baby. They both put an enormous amount of time and effort into Just Add Ink. I can only imagine how many hours they spent setting the Challenges, recruiting a Design Team, writing and posting on the Blog as well as participating in the Challenges too. Amanda & Danielle nurtured Just Add Ink and all of us, that have been part of it.
But now it is time for them to cut the apron strings.
To honor Amanda and Danielle – we at Just Add Ink decided to dedicate this weeks Challenge to them. So we have been busy CASING their work.
Here are the Cards I came up with…..along with the one’s I CASED.
We’d like you to Show Amanda & Danielle your interpretation of their work too – so go and check out the Challenge here on Just Add Ink
Just Add Ink has been left in the experienced hands of Delys and Bronwyn with the rest of the Design Team for support. So make sure you continue to join us and Just Add Ink.
I know that Amanda and Danielle will miss us and be back to play along. Thank you Amand and Danielle for the awesome site you have created. You both ROCK man!
July 22, 2010
Today I am showing you another of the Unconvention Projects. This one was presented to us by Caroline Colgan. I really enjoyed doing it – and decided to do it in a class too.
This is the one I did for Un-convention in May.
It’s a lovely project because the Pocket on the front of the Bag holds a little Card & Envelope that you can make to match. I filled this with a few goodies and then gave it to my friend Michelle. Luckily – she is also one of my Card Class Ladies…..cause after I gave it to her I said…..”Um – can I borrow the bag back in a few weeks to show as a class project”!! She laughed.
Last night we did the Class Project – and I am pretty sure the ladies liked them. They all did different colours. I did not get a pic of them all – but a do have pics of two more that I have done.
This one I did for MIL’s Birthday. The decoration design for this I got from one done by my friend Susan Joyce. I loved it…..Thanks Sue.
I put this together in the Class last night.
Sorry my pic’s are not too good…..but you get the idea, aye?
I’d like the say Thank you to Caroline Colgan for such a great project – that I have made several times now – and I know I will make lots more too.
June 22, 2010
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.
May 13, 2010
Welcolme to the first ever Just Add Ink Blog Hop brought to you by our amazing Design Team.
So here’s how it works…..There are 10 stops on our Blog Hop (Just Add Ink and each of our 9 Design Team members), but the hop is set up in a loop so it doesn’t matter where you start. All you need to do to follow along is click the blog hop button at the end of each post and you’ll be taken to the next stop! The cool part of that is that you can do the Blog Hop whenever you want.
Each week at Just Add Ink, we host a challenge, and this week we’ve incorporated it into our Blog Hop. So the challenge is for you to Just Add… A Technique From The Blog Hop. Easy! There are 9 fantastic techniques to choose from (with a tutorial to match); the hard part will be making the choice! Add your entry via Mr Linky on the Just Add Ink blog.
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.
I have used both of these pieces for my Card.
- Cut out flowers and punch the edges of the strip with the Eyelet Boarder Punch.
- Stamp the image with Pink Pirouette Ink into the Pink Pirouette Card. Sponge edges of Pink Pirouette Card with Pink Pirouette Ink.
- Use the Corner rounder punch to Round the corners of the Pink Pirouette Card.
- Fold the large Rich Razzleberry card in half.
- Punch out 3 or 4 Leaves of Kiwi Kiss with the Bird Punch.
- Attach the Ink Alcohol strip to a strip of Rich Razzleberry Card. Attach some Rich Razzleberry Ribbon over the Ink Alcohol strip.
- Adhere Whisper White & Rich Razzleberry Circles together.
- Adhere Rich Razzleberry/Ink Alcohol strip to Pink Pirouette Card.
- Attach 3 Old Olive Brads to bottom left corner of card.
- Adhere Pink Pirouette Card to main Rich Razzleberry Card.
- Adhere leaves to back of flowers.
- Using Dimensionals, stick flowers to Circle.
- Stamp a sentiment on scrap Whisper White Card with Rich Razzleberry ink.
- Punch out using Large Oval and sponge edges with Pink Pirouette Ink. Also punch a Scalloped Oval in Rich Razzleberry.
- Use Dimensionals to stick Sentiment Oval to Scalloped Oval.
- Use Dimensionals to stick Circle (with flowers on it) to Card.
- Adhere sentiment to Card.
Here’s my finished card.
So off you go…..join in the Challenge with any of the wonderful Techniques you see while on this Blog Hop. Have Fun!
Click on this button to continue the Blog Hop with Kirsty
or page down to see other cards I have done using the Ink & Alcohol Technique.