Friday, September 22, 2023

Just Add Ink #671...Inspiration!


Happy Friday friends!

It's time for a new challenge over at Just Add Ink  and for this one Kerry has given us this lovely inspiration to create our projects with.

I just love the moody greens and decided it was perfect for creating a Christmas Card using the lovely NEW "Christmas Classics" bundle.

For this one l stuck to Mossy Meadow using tone on tone and adding Gold Glimmer and Gold thread (non SU) for sparkle.

The Gold Glimmer rectangle below the greeting was die cut with the retired stitched rectangle dies.

This one was so quick and easy, perfect for mass producing, exactly what l love for Christmas cards.

The design team have made some beautiful projects, so if you haven't already, click the link for loads of lovely inspiration.

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All supplies used are Stampin Up! (unless noted)


Wednesday, September 13, 2023

Colour INKspiration...#151


Evening all!

This weeks Colour INKspiration challenge colours are from Cathy and they are just dreamy!

I recently purchased the "Sea Turtle" stamps and thought l would give them a go with these colours. I used a combination of blending brushes and daubers to add the inks, trying to create a lifelike colour.

Earlier this year l had the opportunity to swim with these beautiful creatures and it was definitely a bucket list moment. To be able to walk directly off the beach and have them swim around you was just breathtaking and l cant wait to do it again.

To create the background, l inked up an acrylic block with Balmy Blue, spritzed with water and stamped directly to cardstock...Such a fun way to add colour without harsh lines.

To finish off l went with a simple Linen Thread knot and added some of the sweet Loose Silver Sequins to emulate some bubbles and diluted some of the inks and white for a speckled effect on the turtle.

I decided not to add a greeting to this one, as l'm not sure for what occasion l will use it, but it can easily be added at a later time.

INKspired to join in the challenge? Firstly check out the fabulous inspiration from the design team over in our facebook album and then create and load your project using the challenge colours.
You can also include Basic White, Very Vanilla, Basic Black, Crumb cake and Metallics.
If you are not already a member of our Facebook group, you can click on the link above to be redirected where you can request to join, get creating and add your project.

Thanks for stopping by!
All supplies used are Stampin Up!

Friday, September 8, 2023

Just Add Ink #669...Colour!


Happy Friday friends!

Over at Just Add Ink  Annie has given us this lovely colour combination to create with and it was fun!

Having just purchased the Trucking along bundle, l decided that would be my choice for this one. It's perfect for a more masculine card, of which l often find a little daunting to create.

Trucks were stamped in one of each of the colours and the palm tree beach toys were coloured using the Stampin Blends...I've added one of my favourite birthdays greetings from the Artistically Inked stamp set, l love the simple font and size of this one.

Lots of lovely projects from the team, so click the link above for a look at those.

Thanks for stopping by!

All supplies used are Stampin Up!

Friday, August 25, 2023

Just Add Ink #667...Sketch!


Happy Friday friends!

It's Just Add Ink challenge time and for this one Di has provided a great sketch to get us started.

The Timeless Arrangement bundle was my go to for this one and this is my very first play with it and l'm in love! It's so pretty and has loads of elements in stamps and dies, so very easy to create with.

To start with, l stamped the little circles roughly in the shape of the two circle elements in the sketch and added some soft shading in Soft Seafoam using blending brushes.
Using various foliage colours Mossy Meadow-Old Olive-Granny Apple Green-Soft Seafoam, l diecut a heap of bits, then stamped and coloured the flower images with Stampin Blends in Bubble Bath-Lemon Lolly-Mossy Meadow.

I then just started layering in rough circles to emulate the sketch and finished off with a greeting from the Artistically Inked stamp set & some Basic Rhinestones.

Lots of fabulous sketch inspiration from the team, so make sure you click the link if you haven't already.

Thanks for stopping by!

All supplies used are Stampin Up!