Friday, 24 July 2015

JAI 272 - Just Add Butterflies

Regulars here know of my butterfly obsession so there's no prizes for guessing that I suggested this week's new challenge theme at Just Add Ink - Just add butterflies Yay! Here's what I made:
It may look familiar because I adapted it from this pretty card I made & loved back in February. For this version I used the gorgeous new 3 step Watercolor Wings stamp set & die bundle with new in-colours, mint macaron & tip top taupe with blushing bride. I added more butterflies to the card base with the new butterfly embossing folder (Fluttering).
The sentiment is from a new (to Aus) stamp set called Endless Birthday Wishes. It's a photopolymer set with lots of lovely scripty & type style words, so it's super easy to make your own fun custom messages. I'm sure this one will be a fave of mine this year. See the message I created for the card inside in this pic.
The butterflies are very shimmery thanks to some Wink of Stella (non SU) brushed onto the small & vellum butterflies & to the taupe part of the large butterfly. You might see it better in this close-up.
I also made a matching bag & tag using our new gift bag punch board.
I used the 'medium' guide on the punch board for this bag, then embossed it using the Fluttering folder The butterfly is attached to a folded piece of vellum & is the same as the card version, minus the pearls. Instead I added a string of silver sequins. I also glued some silver foil to the peg for some added shine. You can see the matching set here (with a congrats version of the card).
Well that's all the butterflies I have for you today so flutter over to the JAI blog to see all the butterfly creations the whole team have shared.  We'd love you to make & share your own butterfly creation too. Thanks in advance for pinning my project or leaving me a comment if you liked it.
Inky wishes, Di

Supplies
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.
Note - Stamp sets & bundles noted below may be available in other mount options (eg wood, cling rubber or photopolymer). I have listed the option that I used. Please check the online store if your preference is different.

Friday, 10 July 2015

JAI 270 inspiration challenge - Christmas in July

Most Aussies know we have a great tradition of celebrating Christmas in July so the new JAI challenge is perfectly timed. The challenge is to use these pics as inspiration for your project.
I must admit it was definitely a challenge for me this week. Thinking about Christmas already was apparently a bit of a shock & I haven't done many pic challenges so I couldn't decide which or how many elements to use.  After much (over)thinking, this is what I came up with: a simple & graphic take on the pics, mainly using the tree & colours with a twist of bling.
Click on the pic to see the bling & patterns in more detail).
Tips & tricks
1. Punched & die cut paper layer using tree punch & Wondrous Wreath framelits  - I attached acetate to the paper back to add some support, then attached it to the glimmer paper with dimensionals to create some height & shadow. The acetate made it easy to add the red glimmer baubles too.
2. Bling - I sponged dazzling diamonds glimmer paper with old olive ink & punched some red glimmer baubles for the tree & to scatter on the paper.
Here's one more pic so you can maybe see the raised layer better. The glimmer looks less green in this one but it's much more like the first pic irl.
You'll love seeing what all the DT gals created for the challenge so check them out here. We'd love you to play along & add your own creation too.

Thanks for visiting & I hope you'll come back soon. Remember to comment & pin if you like my project.
Inky wishes, Di

Supplies
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.
Note - Stamp sets & bundles noted below may be available in other mount options (eg wood, cling rubber or photopolymer). I have listed the option that I used. Please check the online store if your preference is different.


Friday, 26 June 2015

JAI 268 sketch challenge - Birthday blossoms

It's new challenge time at Just Add Ink & Narelle has come up with this great sketch to try...
... & this is what I made, with just one stamp set!
This was my first play with some new goodies I've been dying to try, namely the Birthday Blossoms stamp set & Pretty Petals 6x6 DSP stack.
I stamped the flowers (watermelon wonder & calyspso coral) & leaves (old olive) on whisper white card & quickly watercoloured them with the same ink pads, trying to use as little water as possible since the stamped images aren't waterproof. You don't get the same blend-ability on whisper white as on watercolour paper but they still turn out ok if you work quickly. I fussy cut them, but you can punch them out with the co-ordinating pansy punch to make it even easier.
Then I worked on the other sketch elements, starting with a lovely floral print paper from the Pretty Petals pack (love!), watermelon wonder card panel & vanilla panel stamped with another floral image from Birthday Blossoms. I used a scrap of old olive textured card (retired) to add the sentiment - also from Birthday Blossoms. Finally I had to add some gold sequins to finish off the card - apparently I can't make anything without them at the moment ;-)

Birthday Blossoms is one of my top 5 new catalogue must haves as it includes so many sentiments I know I'll use heaps as well as pretty floral images (& you know I can't resist a pretty floral). I just have to show you them all & you'll see what I mean.
Anyhow, I hope you like my card. Thanks so much for leaving me a comment or pinning it if you do.
Please check out all the DT's creations here as they've really rocked the sketch with fab ideas. We'd love you to try the sketch & link your project too.
See you next time with a new project

Inky wishes, Di

Supplies
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.
Note - Stamp sets & bundles noted below may be available in other mount options (eg wood, cling rubber or photopolymer). I have listed the option that I used. Please check the online store if your preference is different.


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