Friday, July 19, 2013

JAI 174 - Colour Challenge

This week at Just Add Ink we have a colour challenge, using a few of the new 2013 - 2015 In Colours.  Check it out

I wasn't quite sure what I was going to do with colour combo and then I saw this week's challenge at CAS(E) this Sketch! and it reminded me of a couple of dies that I had purchased and not used yet.  Here's what I made

I must admit, I got a bit ahead of myself making this card.  I was trying to follow the sketch but after several tries of different backgrounds, none of which were working, I was nearly ready to admit defeat and give up.  As a last ditch effort, I decided to spray a scrap of Baked Brown Sugar cardstock with some Very Vanilla mist that I had made up previously.  It was just what I was looking for.  The sentiment is from the Sweet Essentials set, a set I must really love because I keep trying to order it, even though I already have it.  It has been embossed, but I tried so many different combinations that I can't remember exactly what this is.  I think it was stamped in Versamark and embossed with the Vanilla scented powder.  It's actually my 'test' piece, so I could see what it would look like before I stamped it directly on the cardstock, but I really liked it, so I left it as it was.

The bird was diecut from Coastal Cabana cardstock and then shaded with a bit of Costal Cabana ink to try and add a bit of depth to it.  I've also added a teeny tiny pearl for its eye, in keeping with the use of Very Vanilla.  I really like how it has turned out, considering I was ready to bin it.

Be sure to check out what the rest of the Design Team have come up with - plenty of beautiful samples for you to be inspired by.

Thanks for visiting.

Supplies Used:  Stampin' Up unless noted otherwise
Stamps:  Sweet Essentials
Ink:  Versamark, Coastal Cabana
Cardstock:  Baked Brown Sugar, Coastal Cabana
Accessories:  Big Shot, Very Vanilla reinker, Pearl, Sponge Dauber, Heat Tool, Vanilla Scented Embossing Powder, Mini Mister (Ranger), Woodland Branch die and Meadow Bird die (Memory Box), Quickie Glue Pen.

Friday, July 5, 2013

JAI #172 - Just Get Inspired!

Hello, this week at Just Add Ink, in celebration of the brand new Stampin' Up! catalogue going live in Australia/New Zealand, we are asking you to create something using the front cover of the catalogue as your inspiration

This is what I ended up making

This challenge started off a little hard for  me as I thought that I had a colour challenge this week and had something completely different in mind.  When I went to double check what the colours I needed to use were, I noticed that it had changed.  OMG, back to the drawing board.  I went looking for the Papaya Collage set that I thought I  owned.  Turns out I don't.  After a bit of searching through sets, I came across my PaperTrey Ink - Take Note set.  The frame was a bit small for a standard size card and also for the lined notepads that co-ordinated with this set so I used my paper cutter to trim it down to a size to suit the frame.  Then I went searching for something 'lacy' to represent the dress.  I didn't find anything lacy but I did find this new Chole stem from Memory Box - it's pretty, isn't it.

I embossed the frame in White EP and the Notes sentiment in Pool Party EP.  When I added the diecut, it looked a bit flat against the embossing so I added some Crystal Effects to it, after I had stuck it down.  Eeek!  It was a bit of a mission because of how fine the diecut is, but I was really happy with how it looked after it had dried.

Now to decide what to order now the catty has gone live.  This is the first time in 7 years that I haven't had my order planned and submitted.  Maybe this weekend I'll finally get some time to go through it to figure out what my 'must have's are.

Anyway, thanks for visiting and make sure you check out what the rest of the Design Team have come up with.

Supplies Used:  Stampin' Up! unless noted otherwise.
Stamps:  Take Note - Papertrey Ink
Ink:  Versamark
Cardstock:  So Saffron, Strawberry Slush
Accessories:  White Embossing Powder, Pool Party Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, Big Shot, Chole Stem - Memory Box, Sticky Strip, Crystal Effects.