Friday, 27 February 2015

JAI 252 sketch challenge - Indescribable Gift

It's time for another Just Add Ink challenge & this week we have a sketch for you.
Pretty easy & flexible, right? Well, as a gal who likes nice vertical or horizontal lines, my first thought was 'eeek, it's tilted!' I guess that's why it's called a challenge :-). So after having a think & rotating the sketch I came up with this...& it really was much easier than I thought.
The gorgeous blossom stamp from Indescribable Gift worked well with the sketch so I stamped it on white vellum card (my current obsession) & coloured the back of the image with rich razzleberry & old olive Blendabilities markers. Colouring on the vellum is so easy - no blending & gives a really pretty, soft look. I adhered the vellum onto Typeset DSP & blushing bride card (using a little fast fuse on all vellum corners). The sentiment (Chalk Talk) is stamped on vanilla card, coloured with wild wasabi Blendabilities, with a circle of vellum over the top to soften it. Last, I stamped the base with Gorgeous Grunge for some subtle texture & wrapped some baked brown sugar twine (best name ever).

See all the DT's challenge projects on the JAI blog. We'd love you to play along with the challenge & share your creation with us there too.

Thanks for visiting today. Mr colourmehappy really liked my finished card so I hope you do too. Leave me a comment if you do or you have any questions & pin away if you feel like it too.

Inky wishes, Di

PS: remember you can choose a free pack of Blendabilities markers as your Sale-a-bration reward with a $90 purchase until 31 March. See all the details here.

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Monday, 23 February 2015

Blackberry & pink flower birthday

Carrying on the blackberry bliss & label framelits theme from the anniversary cards in my last post, here's a pretty birthday card made with some of the larger framelits & my fave Flower Shop & Petite Petals flowers (try saying that quickly).
My card was inspired by one made by the lovely Cathy from my SU team. I hadn't teamed blackberry bliss with pink pirouette before, but they played very nicely together. The pierced border & patterned paper (Park Lane) top was popped with dimensions over the happy birthday panel (Age Awareness). I coloured the flowers with alcohol markers. I made a custom envie with some retired DSP too. You can probably see the raised layers in this pic too.
I really liked how this one turned out, so I hope you like it too. Thanks for visiting. Back soon with some more recent projects. Leave a comment if you have any questions or just to say hi.
Inky wishes, Di

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To see & 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.

Saturday, 21 February 2015

50 happy years - 2 golden anniversary cards

During December, both my lovely Mum & Dad in-law & one of my class lovelies celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary - how wonderful is that?
My aim was to create a soft, elegant card with of course some gold so I came up with these blackberry bliss, gold & vanilla creations.
This one was Mum & Dad's card. It's hard to see (late in the day photo - sorry), but I stamped the lace background (I Love  Lace) with gold encore ink & clear embossed it for glossy gold shine. Normally I'd have used versamark ink with gold embossing powder but to my shock & surprise I didn't have gold embossing powder (what!).  You can maybe see the embossing better in this close-up of the label framelits with gold foil layer.
My friend's card was similar. I didn't add the ribbon, but included a scallop edge (dotted scallop ribbon border punch).
Both cards looked so much prettier in real life, but hopefully you get the idea.
Thanks for stopping by today. Leave me a comment if you have any questions. Remember to pin & like the post if you enjoyed my project.
Inky wishes, Di

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