Just Add Ink #258

This week’s challenge at Just Add Ink is to use this absolutely gorgeous colour combination:

Lots of pretty things you can do with those colours 🙂

My card this week features the ever popular and beautiful Blooming With Kindness stamp set.  I have sponged the Melon Mambo and Blackberry Bliss ink onto the stamp, to create the variations in colour, and then stamped the image two or three times so that it comes out lighter and lighter each time.
The Lace has had some Velvet trim threaded through, and both of those and the metal flower button come from the Artisan Embellishment Kit from the Occasions Catalogue.
Thanks again to the lovely ladies from the Just Add Ink team, for having me as their Guest Designer this month.
Make sure you pop on over to Just Add Ink and check out all the fabulous inspiration there.

Happy stamping!
Chris

Just Add Ink #257 Inspiration Challenge

I am feeling very honoured to have been asked to be a Guest Designer for the month of April with the Just Add Ink team.  I always love their challenges, and this week’s is an Inspiration Challenge.

I was in two minds with this one (well, maybe three or four actually), but in the end the pretty flowers and lace won out.


I have used some of the elements from the Artisan Embellishment Kit in the current Stampin’ Up! Occasions catalogue.  The beautiful roses Die cut layer has been spritzed with some gold (although it is a little difficult to see the gold in this photo).   Then I have used the Sahara Sand Lace Trim along the edges of the card, and also to make the lacey flower, which has the beautiful Resin Flower from the Artisan Embellishment Kit in the centre.

Make sure you check out the rest of the Design Teams projects for this week, and share your own with us, at Just Add Ink.
Happy Stamping!
Chris

Just Add Ink Sketch Challenge

I just love a sketch challenge…..

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So many ideas, so little time!  So, I thought I show you some new goodies which will be available at the end of the month in the Holiday catalogue – yep, lots of Christmas goodies!

The very cute Santa is from a new Photopolymer stamp set called Get Your Santa On.  As you can see, Stampin’ Up! polymer stamps stamp up nice and clearly, and are really easy to use. Santa has been coloured using Blendabilities.  I have also used a new patterned paper and the gorgeous punch which punches out all those little stars along the bottom.  Love it!

Make sure you head on over and check out all the inspiration and great ideas using the sketch at Just Add Ink.

Happy Stamping!
Chris

Just Add Ink Challenge

A quick post today to show the card I have made for this week’s Just Add Ink challenge.
My card again uses lots of new goodies from the soon-t0-be released new catalogue, but I am having so much fun playing with new stuff that I just can’t help myself! 🙂

 

The card uses a Project Life card which I have stamped the image onto, then done some paper piercing around the arrow to highlight it, and the cute bicycle image is from the new hostess stamp set Life’s Adventure.
Happy stamping!
Chris