Challenges, Just Add Ink

Just Add Ink Challenge # 465 – Add the Season

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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.

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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.

Birthday Cards, Challenges, Just Add Ink, Sketch Challenge

Just Add Ink Challenge # 447 Sketch Challenge

Hi ya, here is the next Just Add Ink Challenge.

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Here is the card I made:

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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.

3D, Big Shot, Challenges, Christmas, Just Add Ink

Just Add Ink Challenge # 439 – Gift Box

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Can you believe it!!   This is the last Just Add Ink Challenge for 2018!
Just Add a Gift Box is so appropriate for this time of year – and a perfect one for me to participate in because I had a couple of little gifts that I wanted to pack up for some friends.
Here is the first one………..

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I’ve had this tree die for a couple of years now and not really used it much.  For this Gift pouch the size of the die tree worked well.

Below are a couple of the other pouches that I made.

Inside are some little fabric folded shopping bags – which is something we all need to keep in our handbags these days.

These pouches were quick and fun to make and a perfect way to dress up a little gift.

This Just Add A Gift Box challenge runs for TWO WEEKS and closing on January 2nd.   Go to Just Add Ink to enter or check out all the other gift box ideas.

Happy Christmas everyone!

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Just Add Ink Challenge # 429 – Vellum!

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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.

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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.

You can find one of my popular Vellum projects in JAI # 125 – Just Add Winter where I made some Vellum Luminaries.   I also did this in a class Tea Light Class

Follow this link to the Vellum Luminaries – Tutorial

And below are a couple more examples of using Vellum…… Velum flowers and Butterflies.

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So, spend some time playing with Vellum this week….and share your projects with us at Just Add Ink

Birthday Cards, Colour Combo, Just Add Ink

Just Add Ink Challenge # 428…….Colour Challenge!!

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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:

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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.

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Just Add Ink # 424…. Just Add Texture!!

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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.

Challenges, Inspiration, Just Add Ink

Just Add Ink Challenge # 420 – Inspiration Challenge

We are doing a bright and vibrant Inspiration Challenge at Just Add Ink this week.    Isn’t it pretty?

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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.

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Which one do you like??