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Friday, July 21, 2017

Just Add Ink #369...Inspiration!




This week over at Just Add InkRochelle has given us some lovely scenery style inspiration to play with.
The first thing that caught my eye was the colour gradient from the deep water, through the greenery to the soft sky.
Using Island Indigo-Emerald Envy and Pool Party l created a gradual gradient of the colours and having just received my "Quirky Critters" stamp set, l thought the "Narwhal" worked well with the watery scene.
To colour him, l used blender pens and the SU watercolour pencils in Bermuda Bay & Basic Grey. He also got a liberal dose of Silver Details on his horn & spots.
Although its not noticeable in the pics, there is a very sparkly layer over the bottom half of the card to give a shimmery watery effect.


Excuse the overall tone of this next pic, but taking it at night on my kitchen bench captured the sparkle the best..:0)



Don't forget to pop over to the challenge blog to see the fabulous interpretations from the rest of the team.

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All supplies used are Stampin Up!

Friday, July 14, 2017

Just Add Ink #368..."Add a Twist"




Happy Friday folks!...It's almost the weekend...Yay! I hope you all have some fun things planned and find time to get creative..:0)

We have a fun new challenge happening over at Just Add Ink. This week Kelly has suggested we create a Christmas project using a Birthday set! Well..as l had just ordered the super cute "Happiest of Days" set and it has this super cute present image, l decided that was where l was headed.
I kept it CAS and let the vibrant pressie colours pop! These were coloured using the retired Blendabilities in the Cherry Cobbler and Wasabi colours.
I added some highlights using the Signo White gel pen and also added a couple of dots using the Ranger enamel Accents and SU Gold Details....Probably should have left well enough alone though, as the very last dot gave a cough and splutter as it came out and caused a rather odd shape..:0(
The Christmas sentiment was created with white E/P and the Labeler Alphabet.




The rest of the team have created some fabulous projects with heaps of inspiration using Birthday sets for Christmas, so make sure you pop over and check those out.

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All supplies are Stampin Up! unless noted.
(Ranger Enamel Accents)

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Colour INKspiration #13

 Colour INKspiration



It's time for a new Colour INKspiration challenge. 

For me the colours in this one just needed flowers. To create my pretty posy l used the Beautiful Bouquet bundle...This set is so versatile and l love the image sizes and shapes and all of the sentiments.
The flowers are stamped in Sweet Sugarplum & Fresh Fig, the stems are Lemon-Lime Twist and the leaves are Wild Wasabi.
I also created some soft texture in the background using the gorgeous new "Ruffled" embossing folder.

If you are happily hopping, you would have arrived here from the talented Tanya Bell and her gorgeous project. But if not you can continue the blog hop loop to see all of the inspiring creations from the the crew by clicking the "Next" banner below to continue hopping or you can click the Colour INKspiration banner or link above to be directed to our Facebook page where you can start at the top.

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Next on the hop is the super talented Kim Badelt 

 Kim Badelt

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All supplies used are Stampin Up!

Friday, July 7, 2017

Just Add Ink #367...Colour!




Happy Friday folks! It's time for a new challenge over at Just Add Ink and this week Patrice has given us a cool colour combination to work with.
I absolutely love the new Lemon Lime Twist, its so fresh and unlike any of the other greens in the Stampin Up colour palette.

These colours screamed a masculine card to me, so that's where l went combining them with the yummy new Burlap background stamp and Marquee messages.

I really wanted to add some sparkle. In an understated way of course, being masculine and all. So l used some rubbing alcohol and a few drops of Lemon-Lime Twist reinker and brushed it over some scraps of Dazzling diamonds & the old pale silver glimmer papers using various layers to get the colours l wanted. 
Once it was dry l punched a heap of little circle dots with the handheld punch and used the white gel pen to colour the remaining spots and added a drop of fine tip glue to those.


Here's what l used and you can see the variation of tones on the two different glimmer papers.


Don't forget to pop over and check out the awesomeness from the rest of the design team.

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All supplies used are stampin Up!

Friday, June 30, 2017

Just Add Ink #366...Just Add "A"




Over at Just Add Ink we have a fun new challenge from Tina. She has suggested we add "A" to our projects.
The first thing that popped into my mind was Animals and as l have been playing with inky techniques a little, l thought l would create an Aurora effect for this little guy from the "A little wild" set to do some stargazing.
It's clean, simple, super sparkly (hard to capture) and was a whole lot of fun!

Don't forget to stop by the challenge blog for lots of awesome inspiration from the rest of the design team.




SKY-How too!.... For those that have asked, here is what l did to create the the aurora/sky effect.

Watercolour paper.
Sponged in and ombre effect Tempting Turquoise-Island Indigo-Night of Navy.
Dip your fingers in a bowl of water and let drip onto inked area and then flick your fingers to remove remaining water and create a speckled effect.
Don't be tempted to heat dry, the longer you let the ink pigments wick out, the better and more natural the effect.
Once dry, l added some silver details for some fine sparkle and stars using silver glimmer paper and the retired star border punch...It had to have sparkles..:0)

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All supplies used are Stampin Up!


Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Colour INKspiration #12

 Colour INKspiration



Time to share a brand new Colour INKspiration challenge. This one is full of colours and you get to choose! As long as you use at least four in your project they can be any combination you like.

My colours are Night of Navy-Cajun Craze-Dapper Denim-Smoky Slate & Whisper White. I was very tempted to go for colours that l'm comfortable playing with, but decided to stretch myself and go for some of the more masculine tones and create a card for my nephew.
I actually created a couple of variations layering the 'Happy Birthday" over various backgrounds...As much as l like all three, l think my fave is the cleaner style of the white background.





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Next on the hop is another sweet friend and super talented creator Kim Badelt

 Kim Badelt

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All supplies used are Stampin Up! 

Friday, June 23, 2017

Just Add Ink #365...Sketch!



Happy Friday friends! It's time for a new Just Add Ink challenge. This week we have this fab sketch from Karren.
I opted to use an oval rather than rectangle and combined the Daisy punch with the Lovely Words thinlits to create a cute little friend card in crisp White & Dapper Denim.

As this was heading to a friend, l created a little gift box of Soy Melts using the mini acetate boxes to go with it.




The design team have created some lovely projects using the sketch, so pop over and check them out.

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All supplies used are Stampin Up!

Monday, June 19, 2017

Stamp Review Crew...Labeler Alphabet!

 Stamp Review Crew


Its  Stamp Review Crew time again and for this hop we are showcasing the "Labeler Alphabet" This is another recent purchase for me and let me say I'm just a bit perplexed as to why l waited so long...It's awesome!
Such a fun way to add personalized sentiments to your projects and l love the kind of rough old school look it creates.
Also on my project is another super cute new product from the new Stampin Up! catalogue called "A little wild" it comes with coordinating dies and is really fun for creating a variety of cards and gift packaging for the little people.
Mind you, l have some ideas in mind for some older age group projects that I'm itching to try, l just need 10 days in my week.

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Now you are off to be inspired by the talents of Karen Gooch

 Val Moody           Karen Gooch

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All supplies used are Stampin Up!