Friday, April 29, 2011

Just Add Ink #66

It's that time of year, when for one day "MUM" is No: 1, whether your a Mother, Grandmother or Daughter it is a day to remember or be remembered.
So in honour of that Just Add Ink have set a challenge to Just Add a Flower,
 All the girls on the DT have produced some Beautiful samples to get those creative juices flowing....

As Cherry Cobbler is one of my favourite SU colours, l went with that & Very Vanilla. using the Build a blossom stamps & Blossom petals punch, l stamped on Very Vanilla with Cherry cobbler & over stamped using the stamp-a-ma-jig with Bravo Burgundy & punched out the petals, the under layer of petals is Cobbler c/stock punched & run through the Crimper, for the leaves l used Pear & Old olive.
All of the petals & leaves copped a severe scrunching just to soften the look.
Using the Cobbler DSP l embossed it with the Framed Tulips Emb/folder & also used this on the Very Vanilla centre panel, to finish off l punched a Cobbler Decorative label & stamped my greeting from the "Well Scripted" stamp set & added the lovely "All a Flutter" butterfly, a couple of Basic Pearls and it was complete.

Wishing everyone a lovely Mothers Day.

Monday, April 25, 2011

Colouring Mediums.......

As I've said before Colouring is one of my favourite pastimes, so with that in mind l thought l would give the same stamp a whirl and try different mediums....

This one was done using Watercolour pencils...The colours for this are Pumpkin Pie, Bermuda Bay & Melon Mambo and the image was stamped on Watercolour paper.

And this one with Stampin-Up Markers and Aqua painter.........and the colour combo is, Night of Navy, So Saffron & Rich Razzleberry on Whisper White cardstock.

I really enjoyed using both, but l think l prefer the finished look of the Markers, l didn't over embellish the cards, rather leave them simple to keep the image as a feature.

Enjoy your day....

Friday, April 22, 2011

Just Add Ink Challenge # 65

The challenge for us this week is to add "MATESHIP/FRIENDSHIP" in honour of ANZAC DAY. (Australia and New Zealand Army Corps).

It is traditionally known as a day to remember those lives lost so many years past on 25th April 1915, during the 1st World War, it is a day when both Australia and New Zealand unite, just as they, our brave soldiers, known now as ANZAC'S  did, when they landed on the shores of Gallipoli, on a beach now known as ANZAC COVE.....

It is also a day to reflect on the many brave men & women, in all wars, that have given their lives to serve and protect our great nations..."lest we Forget".
I chose to go with Mateship as l had been given this image from a friend and thought that it was perfect for the image of an Aussie Bloke!  Not mine l might add!

Crumbcake-Real Red-Night of Navy-Whisper White C/stocks.
Hemp Twine & Jumbo Eyelet & Crop-a-dile.
Greeting (computer generated).

Have a safe and happy Easter & thanks for stopping by.

Monday, April 18, 2011

Brons Bags...

ok, so l mention in an earlier post that l had taken photos of a few things to share while on holidays...

These little cuties were inspired by Bronwyn Eastley, are they not just the cutest? you can view her lovely little 6x6 bags here addinktive designs, these are sure to become an addiction, l had intended only casing one! but just couldn't resist making more, as they are so easy!

Thanks for stopping by....Enjoy your week.

Friday, April 15, 2011

Just Add Ink Easter/Colour Combo Challenge #64

Easter-Chocolate = YUM! The Challenge for this week is to make a Card using your favourite "Chocolate Wrapper" for Inspiration........Not that I'm a huge  Chocolate fan, but l am partial to these little guy's when the urge hits........

"okay" yes l did eat the contents, but l can explain........No, l cant, l just got the urge while making my sample and totally forgot to wait till l took photo's!

Anyway here's what l came up with..pretty simple, but I'm sure once it's attached to Easter Eggs the offspring will be happy...If you want to see what the rest of the DT girls came up with here's the link..Just Add Ink                

Tempting Turquoise-Night of Navy-Pacific Point DSP.
Whisper white satin ribbon.
Night of Navy Ink & Button.
Tasteful Trim Die & Twine.
Well Scripted Stamp set.

Thanks for taking a peek....

Monday, April 11, 2011

A rose is a Rose...

At present l am in Cambodia, it is truly a beautiful place, unfortunately l am not so! it is and l have frizz that would put the Jackson five to shame and  a severe case of THANKLES,

Anyway before l left for hols l took some photo's of some of the cards l hadn't yet shared with you.
My baby girl was married last year in Bali and had a vintage kitchen tea, with all the trimmings, cupcakes, teapots, frilly aprons etc and this was her invite, let me tell you cutting out 35+ little deers was no picnic, but it was a great day, but unfortunatly l forgot to load a pic for you, it was all so vintage cute.

The next photos are of a project l made during Un-Convention on Stampin connection last year, now if memory serves me, l think it was a project set by Christine Healey, not 100% though.
This was such a fun project, l used one of  my fav DSP and stamp sets, that l am now hoarding for a rainy day! I love the notelets and it makes a lovely gift, it will easily hold 4 cards and envelopes.

Anyway, l just thought it was something to post while l was away and l'm off to do a "COOKS in TUKTUKS" cooking class this morning.

Thanks for popping in, enjoy your your week.

Friday, April 8, 2011

Just Add Ink #63

Well, what can l say about this weeks "Inspiration Photo" Challenge...Compliments of Delys, lt just makes me laugh everytime l look at it!..

The first thing that popped into my head looking at it was.."CIRCUS", so l went with that and here's my sample.......

                         This is way out of the norm for me, but enjoyable to make just the same!

The JUST ADD INK girls have some great inspiration for you and l hope you get time to play along too!

Fox and Friends-So happy for you.
Daffodil delight-Whisper white C/stock.
Marina mist-Old olive & Pear pizazz DSP.
Real red 1/4" Grosgrain ribbon.
Crimper-Pinking hearts border punch.
Lge & Small star & Scallop Border punch.
Soft Suede & Basic black Inks.

Have a lovely day & thanks for stopping by.

Friday, April 1, 2011

Just Add Ink #62...

This week Just Add Ink  have gone 3D, We were challenged to make a "Bag or Box", It's such a fun challenge and the possibilities are endless, you can hit the link  to see all the goodies the DT girls have come up with, they have been super busy creating some stunning sample inspiration to get you reaching for your c/stock & DSP.

I loved making this one, it seems lately that whenever l have a vintage theme in mind, l reach for Basic Black, Very Vanilla & crumbcake Colour Combo.
Once again l went with one of Joanne Leddy's Beautiful flowers, you can find her link in Febs Archives.
Can you guess what l used as the base for this box?......SU, Mini Milk Carton Die x2, pretty cute idea.
I had originally seen a variation here at stampartpapel, Martha has some great creations using this die, check out her blog if you get the wont be disappointed, she is one very talented lady!

So l hope you get a chance to play along with this weeks challenge and l look forward to seeing the results.

All a flutter-Artistic etchings.
Basic black-Very vanilla-Ink & C/stock
Love letter DSP.
Mini Milk Carton Die.
Decorative label punch-Eyelet border punch.
Twine-Champagne Shimmer Mist.
XL flower punch-5 petal flower & Boho flower punch.
Black brad.

Have a lovely weekend...thanks for dropping by.