Friday, January 27, 2017

JAI #344 Inspiration

Well hello there!
Did you enjoy the Just Add Ink blog hop last week? I have discovered at least one new interactive fold I want to try! This week we are back to our regular schedule and we want you to Just Add Inspiration (from me).  Use the inspiration picture as your starting point - it might be the colours, layout or patterns that catch your eye. Here's the picture.

This picture just epitomises our summer weather right now - very bright and hot so I tried to capture the bright bleached colours and also reflect the layout.

You can see I tried to capture the layout and even some of the dominant patterns of the inspiration picture. I couldn't help taking that tiny hint of red from the band of the hat and turning that into a vibrant flower. I added lots of little touches of sparkle including splashes of wink of stella in the background, as well as swishing the flower petals with it, gleaming sequins and a Shimmery White backdrop. 

Hope you can join us, you might be experiencing the heat like me, or just dreaming of a summer to come! Don't forget to check out the rest of the projects from the DT too!

Thanks for visiting,

Recipe: All SU! unless otherwise noted
Stamps: Birthday Blooms, Diagonal Stripe, Thoughtful Banners
Cardstock: Whisper White (thick), Tempting Turquoise, Crumb Cake, Shimmery White
Ink: Real Red, Watermelon Wonder, Tempting Turquoise, Dapper Denim, Versamark
Accessories: Watercoloring paper, Layering Circles framelits, Classic Label punch, Neutrals stack DSP, White embossing powder, Real Red Baker's twine, Sponge Brayer, Aquapainter, Wink of Stella - Clear, Sparkling Clear sequins (Pretty Pink Posh), Fine tip glue pen, Tear and Tape

Friday, January 20, 2017

JAI #343 Just add pop up or interactive

Hello there and Happy New Year!
At Just Add Ink we are kicking 2017 off with our annual blog hop. This one is going to be a fun one! We want you to Just Add a Pop Up or Interactive element to your project this week.

You may have arrived from Shona Chambers blog or you can start with my blog and hop around to visit the rest of the design team, using the Next button located at the end of mine and the rest of the team's blog posts. Grab a cuppa and sit down for a fun and inspirational browse and please come back and link up your pop up/ interactive projects for us to see! Here's what I came up with - something special for my Miss who turns 12 very soon!

The front.

 Opening up - yes its a twist and pop card!

Fully open.

Some of the panel detail. 

This card proved to be a labour of love. Not so much the twist and pop mechanism but the fiddly masking and embossing detail that I put into it. There are plenty of tutorials for the "twist and pop" card around on the web - the one that I used you can find on Splitcoast Stampers here. As this was going to be my (baby) girls birthday card - it had to, of course, be special - so I clear embossed every layering detail on every ice cream to add some texture and shine. I couldn't add much bulk to the inside, hence the need to mask, but did add a tiny glossed up strawberry and cherry for some extra shiny detail (Fine tip glue pen dried overnight). The big panel of gold glimmer helps too of course ;) A sprinkle of sequins was all that was needed to finish off the front.

Now to continue hopping just click on the next button below. The many fabulous projects from the rest of the Just Add Ink team are waiting there to inspire you! 

Thanks for visiting and don't forget to join us in our first challenge for the year!

Recipe: All SU! unless otherwise noted
Stamps: Cool Treats, Labeler Alphabet
Cardstock: Pool Party, Watermelon Wonder, Whisper White, Pear Pizzazz
Ink: Pool Party, Watermelon Wonder, Flirty Flamingo, Peekaboo Peach, Crumb Cake, Chocolate Chip, Versamark
Accessories: Frozen Treats framelits, Large Number Framelits, Stitched Shapes framelits, Ovals Collection framelits (R), Tasty Treats Specialty DSP, Gold glimmer paper, Clear, gold and white embossing powder, Sprinkles embellishments, Fine tip glue pen, Dimensionals, Tear and tape

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