Monday, October 29, 2012

JAI 141 Colour Challenge

Ooops.  In my hurry to get my streak ridden benches clean, I totally forgot to schedule my post for this week's challenge at Just Add Ink.  And since the weekend was a bust for free time, here I am posting now.

The challenge this week is a colour challenge, check them out

Aren't they pretty.   I decided to use my brand new stamp set - Summer Silhouettes to make my card for this week and this is how it turned out

I stamped the border image off once before stamping it on the card.  I like the  little extra detail it adds.  The sentiment is from the Made for You set, which is also new.  It was stamped with Distress Embossing Ink and embossed using Zing Brown Sugar embossing powder.  I used my favourite corner rounder to round the top corner.  The card is a note card sized card, same ones as SU! sells.  The proportions just looked a bit better. 

Harry gave this card to his teacher on Friday just gone as it was Teacher Appreciation Day. 

Well, I'm keeping it short & sweet tonight.

Thanks for visiting and I hope you can play along with us this week at Just Add Ink.

Supplies Used: 
Stamps:  Summer Silhouettes, Made for You (Stampin' Up!)
Ink:  Crumb Cake, Wisteria Wonder (Stampin' Up!), Distress Embossing Ink (Ranger)
Cardstock:  Very Vanilla (Stampin' Up!)
Accessories:  Heat Gun, Corner Rounder (retired) (Stampin' Up!), Brown Sugar embossing powder (Zing)

Friday, October 12, 2012

JAI #139 - Just Add Something Brand New

Hi there.  This week at Just Add Ink, Tina challenged us to use something brand new.  This threw me for a bit of a loop as I haven't bought any new crafting supplies since I placed my last order with SU! before resigning.  I couldn't really even remember what I ordered!  After wracking my brain I remembered that I had purchased Tim Holtz's Summer collection of Distress Inks recently and not used them yet.  This is what I made

I've used Picked Raspberry and Salty Ocean for the background - a technique I learnt during Tim's Creative Chemistry 101 course that I took earlier in the year.  Originally I thought it would end up being a birthday card but the sentiment that I wanted to use was just a little bit too big.  I wish the sentiment that I ended up using was just a bit bigger because it has become a little 'lost'.

I made the card base from watercolour paper because I wanted the panel to match the base.  It wasn't until about 20 minutes ago that I realised that I have completely covered it with ink and you wouldn't be able to tell what colour it was to begin with.  Der!!!!  I think I need a holiday.  It's hard to see, but I have actually scored a border all around the focal panel, just to add a bit of extra interest.

The image is from Tim's Nature's Moments stamp set and the sentiment is from SU's Teeny Tiny Sentiments.  Both have been stamped using Archival Black ink.

Don't forget to check out what the rest of the Design Team have designed for this challenge.  Lots of beautiful things to see!

Thanks for visiting and I hope you have a wonderful weekend.

Supplies Used:
Stamps:  Teeny Tiny Wishes - Stampin' Up!, Nature's Moments - Tim Holtz by Stampers Anonymous
Ink:  Picked Raspberry, Salty Ocean Distress Inks, Archival Black Ink
Cardstock:  Watercolour paper