Friday, August 18, 2017

Just Add Ink #373...Stencils!

It's time for another fun challenge over at Just Add Ink  and this week Karren has challenged us to use "Stencils" on our projects...Fun!
So as l had yet to open my "Pattern Party Decorative Masks" this challenge was perfect!

I was tempted to use the embossing paste, but decided that Versamark and clear embossing powder suited the project l had in mind better.
To apply the Versamark ink l used a sponge dauber direct to the inkpad and went over the design a couple of times making sure it was nice and wet and then gave it a liberal coating of the clear embossing powder.
For some pretty detail l added some fussy cut flowers from the "Whole lot of Lovely" dsp and some leaves using the retired Bird Builder punch in Pear pizzazz and Gold Glimmer. The greeting is from the Sunshine Sayings stamp set.

Don't forget to pop over to the challenge blog and check out the fab creations from the rest of the design team.

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All supplies used are Stampin Up!

Friday, August 11, 2017

Just Add Ink #372...Colour!

Not sure where that week went, but its Friday again and that means a brand new challenge over at Just Add Ink.
This week we have one of my fave colour combinations to play with and wouldn't you know it, l drew a blank..:0( As l usually do when the creative mind goes walkabout l stick to a clean and simple style.

My project this week combines Dragonfly Dreams, Happiest of Days and the lovely marbled background stamp. Lots of  clear Wink of Stella on the bloom/leaves and Dragonfly body...It shows up a little clearer in the second pic.

Don't forget to pop over to the challenge blog and check out the gorgeous creations from rest of the design team.

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All supplies used are Stampin Up!

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Colour INKspiration #15

Hey there! Its time to share a new Colour INKspiration challenge and we have these gorgeous colours to play with!
I couldn't resist inking up another of the "Quirky Critters" to create one of a number of belated birthday cards l need to send out, l really don't know where the days go of late. I thought the older l got the slower life would be....ahh, nope! :0( But at least a belated card is better than not at all!

If you are following the hop, you would have arrived here from the lovely Rose Packer and her fab project.
You can join in the Colour INK fun by clicking on the link or banner above to be redirected to our Facebook page, ask to join and play along, we love seeing the variety of projects you all create!

Next on the hop is the wonderfully talented Lou Kitzelman and her stunning project!


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All supplies used are Stampin Up!

Monday, August 7, 2017

Stamp Review Crew....This Little Piggy!

 Stamp Review Crew

Welcome to Stamp Review crew  and our "This Little Piggy" blog hop. This set was definitely on my radar from the get go. It's super cute lineart images are perfect for colouring and work so well for many styles of projects.
I combined it with the "Whole Lot of Lovely" dsp and stamp set to create a cute card for a friend. The colours l used are Peekaboo Peach, Pear pizzazz, Black, white and a few gold details to add some sparkle!   To colour this little guy, l used a combination of retired Blendabilities in the pinks and pumpkins using the tip to tip technique.

If you are following the hop you would have arrived here from the very talented Juana Ambida and her inspiring project! If not you can follow the hop loop by clicking the "Next" banner below or you can start at the top by clicking the Stamp Review Crew link or banner above.

Next on the hop is the fabulously talented Dawn Tidd.

 Juana Ambida    Dawn

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All supplies used are Stampin Up!

Friday, August 4, 2017

Just Add Ink #371...Choose two!

Happy Friday friends! 

Over at Just Add Ink  this week Di has challenged us to choose two of the elements above on our projects. I have opted for "Kids & Patterned Paper" using "The Little One" stamp set and some retired Blushing Bride dsp.
The colours are a combination of Lemon Lime Twist, Powder Pink, Smoky slate & Whisper white. I really enjoyed creating with this set, as l find the small details and images are super cute to fussy cut and the little triangle, crosses and dash stamps are perfect for adding the extra details to a project.

Don't forget to pop over to challenge blog and check out the rest of the design teams fabulous inspiration.

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All supplies used are Stampin Up!

Friday, July 28, 2017

Just Add Ink #370...Sketch!

At Just Add Ink this week, we have a lovely simple sketch from Narelle and l had heaps of fun creating with this one and think it teamed well with the Marquee Messages and Happy Birthday Gorgeous sets.
Powder Pink and Pear pizzazz are a lovely combination combined with Black/White and Gold. The birthday banner was embossed with white E/P and l used my white gel pen to add detail to the arrow.

Lots of fab inspiration from the design team, so pop over to the challenge blog and check them out.

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All supplies used are Stampin Up!

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Colour INKspiration #14

 Colour INKspiration

Hey there! It's time for a brand new Colour INKspiration challenge.   

Colour INKspiration Crew consists of a team of talented Aussie and NZ Stampin' Up! ® Demonstrators that create projects based on Pinterest inspired colour swatches.
There’s also a Facebook group for Stampin' Up! ® enthusiasts who would like to share their paper craft projects using the colour combinations.
Here’s the deal - Every second and fourth Wednesday of the month at 7 pm (AEDT), a new colour swatch will be uploaded to the Facebook Colour INKspiration Group and the Colour INKspiration Crew will get the ball rolling by providing inspiration for each challenge with a blog hop. 
Members of the group have the option to join the Colour INKspiration 'Challenge' by uploading photos of their projects and can link back to their personal blog if they wish to.
Make sure you click on the Colour Inkspiration banner above and ask to join Colour INKspiration, add the group to your favourites and share it with your crafty friends so they can join in with the challenges too.

I had some inky fun with this group of colours and created a universe/galaxy effect for a fun birthday card.
Using Watercolour paper and the above inkpads, l used a sponge to randomly apply them. Once l was happy with those, l flicked some water over the whole thing to create some speckled light patches and also used some watered down white craft ink to splatter.
Once it was all dry l added lots of fine Dazzling detail spots to add a glittery effect.

If you are following the hop you would have arrived here from the lovely Rachel Palmieri and her super cute project.  Next on the hop is the talented and lovely Liz Gross.

 Liz Gross

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All supplies used are Stampin Up!

Friday, July 21, 2017

Just Add Ink #369...Inspiration!

This week over at Just Add InkRochelle has given us some lovely scenery style inspiration to play with.
The first thing that caught my eye was the colour gradient from the deep water, through the greenery to the soft sky.
Using Island Indigo-Emerald Envy and Pool Party l created a gradual gradient of the colours and having just received my "Quirky Critters" stamp set, l thought the "Narwhal" worked well with the watery scene.
To create the background l used the "Ink smooshing" technique. Using pool party first, l applied ink directly from my ink pad to a kraft mat, (a large piece of window sheet will work too) and spritzed it with water.
Then using a piece of window sheet/acetate, l laid it onto the ink puddle picking up some of the ink and then placed it onto my card panel using my fingers to rub (smooshing) it out across the card.
I then repeated those steps using Emerald Envy then Island Indigo.

To colour the Narwhal, l used blender pens and the SU watercolour pencils in Bermuda Bay & Basic Grey. He also got a liberal dose of Silver Details on his horn & spots.
Although its not noticeable in the pics, there is a very sparkly layer over the bottom half of the card to give a shimmery watery effect.

Excuse the overall tone of this next pic, but taking it at night on my kitchen bench captured the sparkle the best..:0)

Don't forget to pop over to the challenge blog to see the fabulous interpretations from the rest of the team.

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All supplies used are Stampin Up!

Friday, July 14, 2017

Just Add Ink #368..."Add a Twist"

Happy Friday folks!...It's almost the weekend...Yay! I hope you all have some fun things planned and find time to get creative..:0)

We have a fun new challenge happening over at Just Add Ink. This week Kelly has suggested we create a Christmas project using a Birthday set! l had just ordered the super cute "Happiest of Days" set and it has this super cute present image, l decided that was where l was headed.
I kept it CAS and let the vibrant pressie colours pop! These were coloured using the retired Blendabilities in the Cherry Cobbler and Wasabi colours.
I added some highlights using the Signo White gel pen and also added a couple of dots using the Ranger enamel Accents and SU Gold Details....Probably should have left well enough alone though, as the very last dot gave a cough and splutter as it came out and caused a rather odd shape..:0(
The Christmas sentiment was created with white E/P and the Labeler Alphabet.

The rest of the team have created some fabulous projects with heaps of inspiration using Birthday sets for Christmas, so make sure you pop over and check those out.

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All supplies are Stampin Up! unless noted.
(Ranger Enamel Accents)