Thursday, 20 September 2018

Just Add Ink #427 - Just Add a 'K'

Hi Everyone. Happy Friday! Hope you have a fabulous weekend in store. Maybe some crafting? This week at Just Add Ink we are all about K! 

Now I have to tell you I was stumped for quite a while. It didn't help that I had a dream about this challenge a few weeks ago and woke up quickly to write down my fantastic idea. When I became a bit more lucid I realised that adding Ketchup (as a painting technique) just wouldn't work! Somehow I overcame the urge to use that technique and came up with the Kind Kinetic Kris Kringle Kangaroo.

He is on a wobble spring ... check out him getting all kinetic-y here!

He is kind because he is wishing you everything on your list! The Signs of Santa stamp set were perfect to add the Christmas details to this cute fellow. I simply cut Santa's hat and list off and adorned the Kanga with them.

The trees are from Rooted in Nature. I stamped each tree several times before reinking to give the forest depth.

Oh and did you notice his shiny belly and hat trim? I painted some Frost White shimmer paint on.

Well that card was a bit of fun and sure beats my dreamy ketchup idea! The things that go on in my brain!

Make sure you pop on over to the Just Add Ink page to see how all the other Design Team members added K to their designs. Why not enter your own creation? We always love seeing them!

If you love colouring and want to learn some tips and tricks to get fantastic results you might be interested in our new module at Stamp In Confidence. It includes videos and written info to get you colouring like a professional. Read all about it here. The first content video is being released tomorrow!

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Stampin' Dreams Blog Hop - favourite technique - Little Twinkle

So somehow Spring has sprung here in Australia - where is this year going? Is it just me or is it whizzing past way too fast??? For our September Stampin' Dreams blog hop we all about our favourite techniques. I thought I'd go out on a bit of a tangent and show you my favourite design technique - coordination! It's not rocket science but I love matching my card with the gift I am giving someone. Stampin' Up! makes is super easy to do that.

Recently one of my favourite people gave birth to the most beautiful baby boy. Even before he was born I knew he had to be swathed in Coastal Cabana. Luckily Country Road was on the same wavelength. I bought this gorgeous bunny and rug, then made the card to match the colours.

The Little Twinkle stamp set was perfect to use for this Tri-fold Window card. The tutorial I used is by Bronwyn Eastley from AddINKtive designs. It folds flat to show off this great framed window.......

..... and then opens up for a bit of fun!

Just by using the colours from my gift - Coastal Cabana, Whisper White and Basic Black - I was able to make the perfectly coordinated card.

It's a tricky fold to photograph so I'll just show you some of it's best angles!

The back has a panel to write your message on too.

The little bunny is from the A Good Day stamp set. All he needed was a Coastal Cabana bow. Are getting the impression that this is one of my favourite colours????

Make sure you hop around to see the favourite techniques of everyone. Next up is Stephanie.


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