Friday, April 25, 2014

Just Add Ink # 212 - Just Add a Colour Combo

Happy Anzac Day ~

How many of you Aussies and Kiwis were up early for the Dawn Service this morning?  It's usually bitterly cold but always lovely to see such a good turn out at the Australian War Memorial here in Canberra.

We have a gorgeous colour combo this week over at Just Add Ink, courtesy of Delys.  Using Baked Brown Sugar, Bermuda Bay, Crumb Cake and Very Vanilla here is my card.

If you'd like more info on the products I used to create this card please shoot me an email or leave a comment and I'll get back to you.  I'm keeping this short and sweet for the moment as I'm super tired.  I really shouldn't be as we've been enjoying two weeks of school holidays and I love the non routine of it - in saying that I do love when school goes back and we get our routine back.  I think it's just packing school lunch and constantly trying to come up with a decent variety of foods that drives me nuts.  I don't think I'm alone in that!

Pop over to JAI and check out the design team inspiration.  We've all created quite different cards this week and they really are lovely.  Get out your stamps, markers, whatever you love to use in your craft space and join the challenge fun with us.

Enjoy the long weekend and thanks so much for stopping by.

Friday, April 18, 2014

Just Add Ink # 211 - Just Add a Sketch

Happy Easter Friday ~

Ahhh bliss, I'm having a quiet day pottering in my craft room!  THAT hasn't happened in a very long time and I'm so looking forward to it.  Gorgeous Kid is off at a mate's house and the place is all mine. I'm ignoring the housework, and I got the washing up to date yesterday - bonus!

We have a new challenge over at Just Add Ink.  This week Paula gave us a sketch to play with.

Can you believe this is the FIRST time I've used any of my In Colour Ruffled Ribbon?  Talk about hoarding it just to look at!  To colour my flower I used a dauber and sponged Strawberry Slush ink, and Pear Pizzazz on the leaves - a different way to colour if you're short on time.  Even though I have the matching die I decided to fussy cut this one as my sponging had gone past the outer edge of the image.  The designer paper is from the SAB Sweet Sorbet range.

To check out the sketch, and lots more design team inspiration head over to JAI.  We'd love to have you to play along with us.

I hope you all have a really wonderful Easter and enjoy extra family time this long weekend.  Thanks for stopping by today.

Friday, April 11, 2014

Just Add Ink # 210 - Just Add Easter bags, boxes and baskets

Happy Friday to you all ~

We've been having an unusually wet week here in Canberra.  I don't think I've ever seen it looking so green.  Much nicer than the usual burnt brown.  It's been perfect crafting weather, but unfortunately for me I've been flat out busy all week and NO time to play!

I'm here to show you my latest Just Add Ink project.  Kim suggested we add Easter bags, boxes and baskets this week.  I made a punch art bunny similar to this one I made a few years ago.  I tried a landscape version this time - it makes him look like a little fatty though don't you think?

The little guy above has a tummy full of chocolate so he really is kinda fat I guess!  The gusseted bag of eggs is secured under the folded Top Note piece.  I used Very Vanilla and Soft Sky c/s.

The design team has come up with all sorts of different Easter bags, boxes and baskets this week so head over to JAI for some inspiration and join our challenge fun.  You may even get to tick a couple of gifts off your Easter list in the process!  Always a good thing.

Have a lovely weekend.

Friday, April 4, 2014

Just Add Ink #209 - Just Add Layers

Woohoo it's Friday again ~

Looks like we're in for a wet weekend.  The rain started last night and hasn't let up, although it isn't torrential - yet! Bit of a shame because I'm going on a Cruise this weekend as part of a friend's hen celebrations.  The wedding is in Fiji in a few weeks.

Something else that's exciting, well for me anyway is that I'm having all my hair cut off today.  I'm excited and a little bit nervous about it.  All that know me know I've had long hair all of my life.  BUT I'm over it and decided there is no point in half measures, may as well go all the way.  My main worry is that on a bad hair day I won't have the option of tying it back.  Yikes.

Anyway I'm sure you're all here to check out the new Just Add Ink challenge this week.  Delys wants us to add layers!  I find this a little challenging at the best of times.

Letting the gorgeous Watercolour Wonder dsp dictate my colour combo I've layered Island Indigo c/s on a Smoky Slate base.  I saw a fabulous flower over on Pinterest here and really wanted to make something similar.  As I don't have a Silhouette I had to go back to basics ... I cut a few Nestabilities Blossoms and 'softened' them using my bone folder.  I used a dauber to add Gumball Green ink to the edges, and then sprayed with Shimmer Mist which helped curl the petals up.  Finally I put Crystal Effects into the centre and added chunky glitter and some little clear beads - unfortunately the sparkly goodness can't be seen in my photo because I had to take the pic indoors at night.

So there you go, a few more layers than usual from me.  Pop over to JAI and see what the rest of the design team has created this week.  Hope you'll find some time to join the challenge fun.

Thanks for stopping by today ~ if the hair cut goes okay I may just share a pic.  If not, then I hope it grows back kinda quickly lol.  Enjoy your weekend!