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!

Wednesday, August 23, 2023

Colour INKspiration ...#150


Evening all, it's BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION time!

Over at Colour INKspiration challenges, Lou has given us this fabulous colour combination to celebrate our 150th challenge! This one will run for 3 wks, which gives you plenty of time to join in and celebrate with us!

It has been so much fun being a part of the design team from the very first challenge and watching it grow and become so popular. It's a lovely group from Aus & NZ and a very creative, supportive and talented bunch of crafters.

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.

I decided with the inspiration pic being so pretty, l would take my creating cue from that and inked up my fave flowers from the "Two Tone Fancy Flora" bundle.
To start l used a blending brush and some Pretty Peacock ink to add some colour to the panel and diecut using the large floral die from this bundle.
Flowers were stamped in a combination of Pumpkin Pie-Calypso Coral-Sweet Sorbet in first and second generation stamping.
Foliage is Old-Olive & Pretty Peacock. I've added a Linen Thread bow of sorts and some Basic Rhinestones coloured with Pumpkin Pie stampin blends.
As the die is not perfect sizing for our cardstocks, l added some Pumpkin Pie to cover the white edge and add extra colour.
Greeting is from the Share a Milkshake stamp set.

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

Friday, August 11, 2023

Just Add Ink #665...Clean & Simple!


Happy Friday friends!

This weeks fun Just Add Ink  challenge is from Fiona and she has challenged us to create a CAS project...pretty much my fave style of crafting!

I couldn't resist inking up and colouring the new to me By My Side stamps for this one. I started with a blended patch in Wild Wheat & Pecan Pie inks and a simple diecut from the Share a Milkshake dies.

The sweet image is coloured with Lemon Lime Twist - Wild Wheat blends and the skintone blends in SU500-SU800-Ivory & the colour lifter.

I also added some tiny hearts using the retired border punch and some finetip glue was added to the glasses.

Lots of lovely Clean & Simple projects from the team, so click the link for a peek at those.

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