When I arrived in Rotterdam in March, it was the end of Winter and there were no leaves on the trees. During the following months, the trees and flowers bloomed. It was so lovely to see all the bright leaves.
One of my adventures was going to see the Tulip fields. I hired a bike and spent the day discovering the Haarlem area. It was a fabulous day – despite my sore bottom after about 5-6 hours on the bike.
Now I am back in Australia, and most of the leaves have gone from the trees. But I noticed there are a few leaves that are clinging to their trees and they are many different colour’s. So my card this week is based on Autumn leaves.
Also – can you see the leaves in the background of my photo? I actually took this pic at the Train Station (where I park my car on week days). There are piles and piles of leaves around – so I decided they would make a good background for this card.
For this card I used stamps from two Stamp sets: Floral Essence and Rooted in Nature. The DSP is Mosaic Mood Specialty DSP
It would be great if you could join us for this Season Challenge. Here is the link to Just Add Ink where you can join the Challenge and also see many other Just Add the Season projects from the Design Team.
It’s a Sketch Challenge that was suggested by Narelle.
Here is the card I made:
I made this for a friend who is turning 50 soon. She loves the colour green so I used a number of different shades of green on my card. I used a glitter embossing paste to add some detail to the background.Head to Just Add Ink to join this challenge and/or to check out what the Design Team have put together to provide you with inspiration.
The Just Add Ink Challenge this week is all about adding Vellum. Vellum is a great addition to cards and 3D projects. On my card today, I have die cut some leaves as an embellishment. My card is a CASE of a card from the current Stampin Up Annual Catalogue 2018-2019…..see page 9.
And below…..see my take on the card. Die cutting shapes with Vellum is a fun way to add it to your projects.
Looking back – I have used Vellum in my Just Add Ink Challenges for some time.
Below is the card I made in Just Add Ink Challenge # 2! I used the Vellum to make some flower petals…..
The challenge was to Just Add Hearts – so my idea was to have flower petals look like they were flying off and making Heart shapes.
Well here we are for the next Just Add Ink Challenge. # 428 is a Colour Challenge that is tropical, summery and I’m sure will inspire.
I think these are really pretty colours. Here is the card I made:
I used the Perennial Birthday Stamp set – which you may have worked out is my fav Stamp set at the moment. I am loving creating pretty floral cards with it.
Here is the link to Just Add Ink. Here, you can go and a look at the other Design Team Members projects and then have a go at the Challenge yourself. Don’t forget to come back and share your creations with us.
I love Challenges like this – because you can add texture in so many different ways. This time I used embossing paste with a stencil. I added some silver paint to is to colour it. I also added texture with the ribbon that I frayed, then stuck along the edge.
I often ask my husband what he thinks of some cards….and he always says…..it’s not manly if it has ribbon on it. so fraying the ribbon is really me trying to make it not look like ribbon! LOL!
I also really like how the cogs turned out. I used a bit of foil card to die cut them out.
Follow this link to Just Add Ink to share your textured creation with us. And check out all the other wonderful Design Team creations too.
We are doing a bright and vibrant Inspiration Challenge at Just Add Ink this week. Isn’t it pretty?
And it’s so versatile too. Being an Inspiration Challenge, you can use the pic to inspire you in any way – so the possibilities are endless. I made 2 cards, using similar ideas. I used a stencil to create my backgrounds and then embellished on top. Check out my cards below……..and then, go to Just Add Ink to check out more ideas from the Design Team.
Here’s the Just Add Ink Challenge this week # 416 Sketch as suggested by Patrice.
Sometimes, people ask me, “Where do you get your ideas from”?
Well….. Sketches are a great start for any card, so the layout of my card this week was where I started. For the rest of it – my inspiration came from a beautiful dress I saw an actress wearing (on TV).
It was stunning, far more sparkly and shimmery than what I have created – and it was more of an ice blue colour too. However, it gave me the idea to colour the die cut paper like this. The die cut paper is so delicate and pretty. Being White on one side and Vanilla on the other, means you can team is with any colour combo. Or even colour it, like I have here.
Here’s the link to Just Add Ink, so you can join the Challenge too.