Friday, February 23, 2018

Just Add Ink #397 'H'



Hello there,
I have been flat out at work but trying to squeeze in some stamping whenever I get a chance! This week the squeezing worked, and so I have something to show you for the new Just Add Ink challenge. This week Tina is asking us to Just Add 'H'. 'H'? That means the main element of your project has to be something starting with 'H'. You could use a hippo, hearts or a house, or a technique like heat embossing, as long as it starts with 'H'. 



Here's what I came up with. 




I always need birthday cards, so I decided Hip Hip Hooray and Happy Birthday were a good start, then paired the sentiments up with a bunch of cute animals, looking out the windows of a house! To create my house I die cut out a series of staggered windows and then stencilled in brick detail. My little animals I coloured in using alcohol markers. I thought my little elephant should be awake if he was saying something so I selectively inked him up omitting his original eyes so I could add in new ones.  

The Just Add Ink team have a lots of fun 'H' projects to get you inspired so please drop by their blogs and then join in the challenge!

Thanks for visiting,
Kim

Project Recipe:

To see and order any items used in today's project, just click on the items below to see them in my Online Store. You can order from me if you live anywhere in Australia. I would love to be your Demonstrator if you don't already have one. Please allow "Demonstrator contact" in your preferences so I can thank you properly when you place your order.

Product List
Versamark Pad
$15.00
Heat Tool
$50.00
Big Shot
$159.00


No SU! product: Stitched Squares (Simon Says Stamp), Alcohol markers (Copic) to supplement SU! blend colours

Friday, February 16, 2018

Just Add Ink #396 Sketch



Hello there,
this week at Just Add Ink we want you to Just Add a Sketch, from me! Being a sketch you can use it for whatever purpose you need. I always need birthday cards, and you can't go past flowers on a birthday card, well for most people, so I decided to have another go at no line watercoloring.  Here's the sketch.




I wanted to try out Brushos, two ways. Here's how it turned out.





I created the blue background panel by sprinkling my watercoloring paper with powder and then spritzing it and letting the colour spread. However, for watercoloring my flowers I actually mixed powder on a block with water and then applied it with a paint brush. The colour is beautifully vibrant and you can dilute it very easily to get lighter shades. I actually used Brilliant Red but by diluting it got much more of a pinky tone. My first go at colouring is the flower on the inside, a little rough, but it was a good trial run for doing a better job on my second one which you see on the front of the card. I was reluctant to draw too much attention away from the flower so I finished off the front with some shimmery white stripes, that add lots of sparkle and texture.

Do go check out the rest of the design team for lots of fabulous inspiration! Then come back and join in the challenge.

Thanks for visiting,
Kim

Project Recipe:

To see and order any items used in today's project, just click on the items below to see them in my Online Store. You can order from me if you live anywhere in Australia. I would love to be your Demonstrator if you don't already have one. Please allow "Demonstrator contact" in your preferences so I can thank you properly when you place your order.

Product List
Versamark Pad
$15.00
Heat Tool
$50.00
Punch Corner Project Life
Punch Corner Project Life
$14.00
Big Shot
$159.00





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