Friday, October 20, 2017

Just Add Ink #382 Colour


Hello there,
I'm starting to get that feeling that Christmas is right around the corner? Know that one? And I have a grand total of three Christmas cards made! So any DT project that comes my way that can be turned towards Christmas card production will be! This week at Just Add Ink, Patrice has suggested, we Just Add a Colour Combo. Here's the colours.




I got to admit I struggled with these colours at first, they do look nice together, but my first impression is they are rather muted. I wasn't sure I could make them work for a Christmas card but I think I made it work.





I created a holly wreath with Fresh Fig leaves and Smoky Slate berries (I blinged these up with Dazzling Diamonds and 2-way glue to create glossy balls of sparkle). Then I fussy cut the wreath out and laid it over stripey DSP muted with vellum. A scatter of sequins finished it all off.

The Just Add Ink DT have a beautiful array of projects that showcase the colour combo and we'd love to see what you do too, so please join in the challenge.

Thanks for visiting,
Kim

Project Recipe:
To see and order any items used in today's project, just click on the items below to see them in my Online Store. You can order from me if you live anywhere in Australia. I would love to be your Demonstrator if you don't already have one. Please allow "Demonstrator contact" in your preferences so I can thank you properly when you place your order.


Product List
Neutrals Backgrounds Designer Series Paper Stack
Neutrals Backgrounds Designer Series Paper Stack
$37.95
Versamark Pad
$15.00
Aqua Painters
$20.00
Heat Tool
$50.00
Big Shot
$159.00






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Friday, October 13, 2017

Just Add Ink #381 Choose Two



Hello there,
well we are back home and back into the school routine for the last term of the year. Routine also means I had a day off to cook, do laundry and also some stamping (after a nearly two week drought that was really nice!). So it was time to make a card for Just Add Ink, this week we have a fun challenge for you. We want you to Just Choose Two. This time Jan has suggested our combo of..



In a funny way this was actually hard for me. But in the end I knew I wanted to pull out embossing paste again and well its truly hard for me not to use sequins so that is what I went with.




I think I must have been influenced by all the flowers abounding in our spring garden and the bright sunlight when I made this and even now it makes me happy to just look at it. I began with my background, brayering a layer of blue. Then tinted four small blobs of embossing paste with reinker (Powder Pink, Melon Mambo, Berry Burst and Tempting Turquoise). Using a stencil I carefully added the paste, in the four different colours, in a random scatter pattern. I wanted the paste to be a complementary accent to the flowers not to dominate the card. As I was making the card I decided a shaker for my bloom jar was a must and I filled that with an assortment of coloured sequins.

The JAI DT have created a gorgeous array of cards this week so do go check them out and then come back and join in the challenge!

Thanks for visiting,
Kim

Project Recipe:
To see and order any items used in today's project, just click on the items below to see them in my Online Store. You can order from me if you live anywhere in Australia. I would love to be your Demonstrator if you don't already have one. Please allow "Demonstrator contact" in your preferences so I can thank you properly when you place your order.

Product List
Blushing Bride Solid Baker's Twine
Blushing Bride Solid Baker's Twine
$5.25
Big Shot
$159.00