Friday, July 20, 2012

JAI 127 - Just Add Colour Challenge

This week at Just Add Ink we have a colour challenge, check it out

Well, that graphic is not the best, so we are working with Basic Black, Whisper White and a colour of your choice.  I've chosen Gold

I've used a new background set from The Craft's Meow, which I embossed with Gold EP.  I must admit, that although I made things harder for myself than I needed to by stamping in a clear ink on white paper (what was I thinking??), it was pretty easy to line up and I actually only stamped it 4 times.  The card was originally going to be landscape, but that wasn't really working so I flipped it.  Actually, this wasn't at all what my card was going to look like but I had a few 'technical difficulties' with my original idea so decided to cut my losses and move on.

Well, that's it from me, I'm scheduling this post after a day at home with a horrible head cold/flu thing and I need to go and lie down again.

Thanks for visiting - hope you have a wonderful weekend.  Oh, don't forget to check out what the rest of the Design Team have created.

Supplies Used - All Stampin' Up! unless noted otherwise
Stamps:  Retro Foundations (The Craft's Meow), Birthday Basics (PTI)
Ink:  Distress Embossing Ink (Ranger), Archival Black (Ranger)
Cardstock:  Whisper White, Basic Black, Brushed Gold
Accessories:  Heat Tool, Embossing Buddy, Gold EP

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Colour Q 145

Hi, here today with a card I made for Colour Q 145 Challenge.  Look at this beautiful inpiration photo

I love this floral Washi tape.  I had heaps of ideas running through my head as to what I was going to do for this challenge as I am participating in the Online Card Classes Stretch Your Stamps class and am suffering from inspiration overload.  This is what I ended up making, which is a total 180 from some of my original ideas, lol!

I'm pleased with the way it's turned out as it's quite different from my normal style. I've used Distress Inks for all the stamping, using techniques I learnt from Tim Holt's Creative Chemistry 101 class.

Well, I must be off - had a massive unplanned sleep in this morning and have wasted 1/2 the day already.

Thanks for visiting.

Supplies Used:
Stamps:  Nature's Moments (Tim Holtz - Stampers Anonymous)
Ink:  Shabby Shutters, Mustard Seed, Wild Honey, Walnut Stain, Embossing Distress Inks (Tim Holtz - Ranger)
Cardstock:  Pear Pizazz, Chocolate Chip, Whisper White (Stampin' Up!), Watercolour Paper (LSS)
Accessories:  Craft Mat (Ranger), Mister, Heat Tool, Embossing Buddy, White EP, Big Shot, Beautiful Wings Embosslit

Friday, July 6, 2012

JAI 125 - Just Add Winter

Hello and welcome.  This week's challenge at Just Add Ink is to Just Add Winter, which is quite apt, considering how cold and wet it is here at the moment.

I started off trying to make a paper craft project for this theme, but that didn't really work out.  Then on Sunday our ducted heating decided it would be a fantastic time NOT to work.  On Tuesday night, I had a brain wave as to what to do for this challenge, and this is what I made.

This is my very first MDS page.  I had the brainwave to document our lack of heating and I thought MDS would be the way to go since I don't normally scrapbook and I needed something quick as my deadline was looming and I didn't have enough time to get a photo printed out to make a paper version.

This heater is the one I normally use in my studio, and whilst it keeps the studio toasty warm whilst I'm down there, our house was freezing unless you were 12" away from it :)  I also couldn't believe that SO many stores were sold out of heaters.  Hello, it's still winter people!  I am pleased to report we are now toasty warm in the house as we were lucky enough to have a replacement unit installed today and my little heater can return to it's rightful place.

Well, that's it from me.  Be sure to check what the rest of the Design Team have come up with - lots of lovely creations for you.

Thanks for visiting and stay warm

Sunday, July 1, 2012

Colour Q 143


I had to make a couple of cards for birthday parties this weekend and the Colour Q combo was just perfect for one of them.  Check out the colours

And this is my card

Cute, hey???  I hope Harry's little friend liked it.

Must dash, got a list of things to do as long as my arm.  Enjoy the rest of your weekend.  Thanks for visiting.

Supplies Used:  All Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted
Stamps:  I Dig You, Best Dad Ever
Ink:  So Saffron, Poppy Parade, Pacific Point, Basic Grey, Distress Embossing Ink
Cardstock:  Whisper White, Basic Grey
Accessories:  Heat Tool, White EP, Silver Brads