Thursday, 18 October 2018

Just Add Ink #431 - Just Add a sketch

It's sketch time for our challenge this week at Just Add Ink!
I had fun using up some bits and pieces from the Share What You Love Embellishment kit. When I say use up ...... I mean open the box and just use!

The kit has fabulous elements such as these gorgeous metal flowers.....

....... labels that made perfect pokey out bits and these tiny paper clips.

The County Home stamp set is really fabulous and versatile. It is perfect for adding to the floral arrangement to change things up a bit. I've stamped my image on Crumb Cake and then coloured in with Watercolour pencils. No need to wet them - you can just use like normal colouring pencils. The urn is coloured with Crumb Cake Stampin' Blends. This was a really fun sketch to use - I think I will use it to whip up some quick Christmas cards too!

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

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Monday, 15 October 2018

Stamp Review Crew - Dashing Deer

Welcome back to another Stamp Review Crew blog hop. The Stamp Review Crew is a group of Stampin' Up! demonstrators from around the world that get together on the 1st and 3rd Monday of each month for a blog hop. Each hop we showcase one stamp set and show you just how much you can do with it. Get ready for lots of inspiration and lots of reasons to use (or buy😊) this stamp set! Currently you are visiting Lou Kitzelman on the Sunshine Coast, Australia. Hi!

For this hop we are featuring Dashing Deer.

I have to tell you I am cutting it very fine for this hop. #gluestilldrying! I have had lots on and actually did not think that I would get a card finished in time. But you know what? The Dashing Deer stamp set is fabulous for whipping up quick cards that actually look like they took more time!

The gorgeous large deer stamp has a great filigree pattern. This is one of the Distinktive stamps from Stampin' Up!. There is a deeply etched image so you get a 2 tone effect. Cool hey! One inking and 2 colours!

I started off with the lovely copper and Coastal Cabana ribbon and used it as my colour scheme. Then it was as simple as stamping the deer, die cutting with the Detailed Deer thinlits and putting my card together.

Did you notice the cooper die cuts under my main panel? They are also in the Detailed Deer thinlits set. They are actually corner pieces which I have cut to make into a strip. It is a quick and easy design element to add.

The Dashing Deer stamp set has great sentiments in it as well - perfect for the inside of my card! And I just love the border stamp - really dresses up the inside of the card. Simple but elegant!

And then .... I had just enough time to crack open my gorgeous Striped Burlap Trim to make this simplified version.

The Crumb Cake and Cherry Cobbler colours in the ribbon made it easy to pick my colour scheme for my card! And I was really running out of time so I used the Classic Label punch to quickly punch out my sentiment.

Make sure you hop around to see what all the crew have done with this gorgeous stamp set. Next up is Mary. I can't wait to see what gorgeousness she has in store for us!


Wednesday, 10 October 2018

Colour INKspiration Challenge #43 Blog Hop

It's time for another Colour INKspiration challenge. For this one we are all about the current InColours. All you have to do is choose 1, 2, 3, 4 or all InColours + any Basics or metallics. Easy right!

Lovely Lipstick was my first colour of choice. It paired really nicely with Basic Black and Whisper White. 

Last week I showed you the start of my shimmerising phase. Yes people .... it's a real thing .... in my world. Find out how to make the Shimmer Spritz here. But the short story is - clear emboss some words then shimmer spritz away! The embossed parts resist the Shimmer Spritz and you get a fab effect. So now see why I am in a shimmerising phase???

For this version I have used Champagne Mist Shimmer paint in my spritz mix. I think it looks the best but it's one of those 'I look better in real life' situations!

I also tried Frost White but I wasn't as happy with the effect.

I love that I was able to use the Merry Christmas To All bundle for these birthday cards. The 'birthday' is from the Perennial Birthday stamp set. No masking necessary as the little label framelit cuts it out perfectly.

The photos really don't do the shimmery-ness justice but you can see the sparkle from this angle and just how well the emboss resist works.

My second colour scheme was Blueberry Bushel and Pineapple Punch. Super hard to photograph and I won't tell you how many pics I took!

INKspired to join the challenge? It's so easy. Firstly, get some INKspiration by hopping around to see what all of the Colour INKspiration Crew have to show you. Then you have 12 days from today to make and upload your creation to the Facebook Colour INKspiration Group. You don't have to have a blog to participate but if you do you can link back to your post. Make sure you use all of the challenge colours. You can also use Whisper White, Very Vanilla and Basic Black as well as Metallics. Not a member of the Facebook group yet? Just click here and ask to join Colour INKspiration, add the group to your favourites and share it with your crafty friends so they can join in the fun too. We can't wait to see what you create with these gorgeous colours.

We welcome 2 Guest Designers for this challenge, Anne Matasci who won challenge #CI41 and Jan Clothier who won our last challenge #CI42. Next up we have Jan so make sure you check out her fabulous card.

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