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Just Add Ink Challenge # 15 - Sketch

Coffee for Tess

Here's my take on this week's sketch at Just Add Ink. I had so ... much fun putting this one together. It's a combination of an idea I've had for ages plus an idea from my lovely friend, Amanda.

I was waiting for the right time to make a card using the sentiment, "Chocolate, coffee, men - some things are better rich" and show the three said 'objects' but was always stuck for an idea on how I was going to 'stamp' the chocolate. Up until the last minute it was going to be a chocolate cupcake until I remembered about the DSP from 'Good Morning Sunshine' - perfect!

Amanda and I had talked about ways we could use 'Tess' other than with her collection of stamp supplies and she came up with the coffee cup and matching sentiment. So I blended the two ideas for this week's sketch.

I hope it brings a smile to your face!


JAI Challenge # 15 - Sketch




Chocolate made from Good Morning Sunshine DSP, Brushed Silver Cardstock …

Bron does 'Simple' - K. Werner's One Layer Card Challenge

# 1


# 2


I think # 1 has more appeal. What do you think?


I'm knee deep in SWAPS at the moment and at the same time I'm thinking about what to do for this week's Just Add Ink DTM submission! My last post which showed cards made from the Scallop Circle Die got me thinking about why I find it so difficult to do SIMPLE (They were SWAP reject ideas by the way).

I went to my computer and decided to upload the last two cards into my Splitcoast Gallery and I came across this card here. I really liked the simplicity of it and thought I'd ink up my new Hostess Level 2 Set - 'Asian Artistry' and give the idea a go!

I'm super duper pleased with myself that I did a ONE LAYERED CARD! Yay! I think I might even do a handful as SWAPS for people that love the clean and simple approach to card making. My question is whether or not I'll be able to leave them like that or add some paper piercing in the corners. Either way, they will still remain one layer. I think I kinda…

Two More Cards Made from the Scallop Circle Die

Vintage Thank You


Project Details:
Stamp Sets: Cute & Curly, Vintage Vogue, Very Vintage Wheel, Tiny Tags
Cardstock: Not Quite Navy, Kraft, Very Vanilla (Textured)
Ink: NQN, Sahara Sand
Accessories: Kraft Taffeta Ribbon, Half Back Pearl from Pretties Kit, Bella Bleu DSP, Scallop Circle Die, Medium Jewelry Tag, Eyelet Border Punch, Curly Label Punch, Jumbo Eyelet - Antique Brass, Crop-A-Dile, Crimper,Big Shot




Welcome Baby Girl


Project Details:
Stamp Set: Short & Sweet
Cardstock: Pink Pirouette
Ink: Close to Cocoa
Accessories: Paper Piercing Tool and Mat, Eyelet Border, Photo Corners, 1" Circle and 1 1/4" Circle Punches, Silver Brads, White Taffeta Ribbon, Candy Lane DSP, Big Shot

The inspiration for this card came from a Splitcoast Member's Gallery and the original idea can be traced to here.

This was the first time I had a play with my new Big Shot Die Cutting Machine. It's totally awesome!

My next dINKy chicks' stamping group will be making 3 quick and easy …

Vintage Girl - Tutorial on Faux Linen and Emerging Colour

Vintage Girl


Here's a tutorial I have put together to show you how to combine a few techniques to make a Vintage Picture/Scrapbook Page or Card.



Step1: Soak your crocheted flowers and twill tape in a bowl of coffee. Remove and let them dry. If you're in a hurry, use a heat gun to dry them (Don't get it too close to your embellishments).


Step 2: For the FAUX LINEN look, get a piece of White Glossy Cardstock and sandpaper it both ways - horizontally and vertically.


Step 3: Print out a photo or an image from your computer onto the cardstock.


Here's a close up of the image with the faux linen look. I downloaded this free image from the Graphics Fairy.


Step 4: Mask the image with a cut out and place the Wheel Guide over it ready to roll the 'Very Vintage' Wheel stamp over the top.


Step 5: Using a cartridge filled with a few drops of Sahara Sand Ink Refill, roll the wheel stamp across the masked picture.


Step 6: Repeat as many times as necessary to cover the area you…

Just Add Vintage - Challenge # 14 at Just Add Ink

Vintage Girl

This is my Vintage Theme inspired 'scrapbook' page made using a chipboard picture frame. It will be a present for Lisi when she opens her own shop called, 'Miss Vintage' in Perth, Tasmania, very soon!



The smaller crocheted flowers are from the retired SU Summer Mini Catalogue, but the large crocheted one was made especially for this project by my very talented friend, Andrea H (All of them, plus the twill tape was dyed with coffee). The rose was made by twisting twill tape onto cardstock secured by sticky strip. Amanda, at Just Add Ink, has a great tutorial on how to make these.


The hat pin and pearls are from the SU Pretties' Kit.


The ruffled ribbon is made from SU twill tape and gathered on the sewing machine.


The free image of the girl is from the Graphic's Fairy


Ink - Always Artichoke, Pink Pirouette and Sahara Sand
Stamp Sets - Baroque, Vintage Vogue, Very Vintage Jumbo Wheel, Heartfelt Thanks
DSP - Bella Rose


This is only a brief summary about how …

Scallop Circle Die Meets Rich Razzleberry

Scallop Circle Upsy Daisy Card




If you haven't already heard, there's a new mini catalogue out this month and it has some fantastic new products!!!

Last weekend, I started to play around with the new Scallop Circle Die, new Cottage Wall Designer Series Paper and the new colour, Rich Razzleberry. I'm in love! I'm fine tuning some ideas for SWAPS so they will be a bit quicker to make using my brand new Big Shot Machine! This card is not one of them but a first attempt!

I got out the old faithful 'Upsy Daisy' stamp instead of Vintage Vogue to see what it would look like!

I'll be back with more ....

Bron XX

Haute Tote Designer Bag

Haute Tote




I told you I'd be back with another one of these fantastic Haute Tote Designer Bags!

Here's one I made using the Candy Lane DSP, Chocolate Chip cardstock for contrast and Jumbo Brads. The clip attachment is non-SU from my jewellery stash.

I'm hooked!

The template from Creations by AR can be purchased here. Happy crafting.

Bronwyn

Just Add Ink Challenge # 13 - Colour

It's time for anotherCOLOURCHALLENGEat Just Add Ink. It's a lovely palette to work with and here's my take on this week's challenge! There's that little owl again!


Trendy Owl





Here's the Yummy Colour Combo for this Week




Lovin' the Top Note Die and Metal EdgeTags



Here are the Deets:
Stamp Sets: Fox & Friends, Trendy Trees, Funky Forest, Polka Dot, Think Happy Thoughts
Ink: Kiwi Kiss, Chocolate Chip and Barely Banana
Cardstock: Kiwi Kiss (textured), Barely Banana, Chocolate Chip, Whisper White
Accessories: Top Note Die, Metal Edge Tag, Crop-A-Dile, 1/4" Chocolate Chip Grosgrain Ribbon, Linen Thread, 1 1/4" & 1 3/8" Circle Punches, Dimensionals, Paper Piercing Tool and Mat, Stamp-a-ma-jig, DSP from Urban Garden, Bella Rose and Good Morning Sunshine.

Have a great weekend, Bronwyn.

Just Add Ink Challenge # 12 - Sketch

Altered Jewel CD Case to hold a Music/Gift Voucher


This Week's Sketch at Just Add Ink



With Gift Tag



Inside the Case - A Mini Envelope for some Money/Voucher and a 'CD' made from DSP





Here's my DT submission for this week's sketch challenge at Just Add Ink. While I was surfing the net I came across an idea to use an empty Jewel CD Case as a mini albumn. I decided to make it hold a voucher or money instead, as my daughter often gives Music Vouchers as birthday presents (She's nearly 17). I have an idea to convert a DVD case for movie tickets too. Stay tuned for that one.

Here are the Project Details:
Stamp Sets: Pocket Silhouettes, Think Happy Thoughts, Winter Post
Ink: Old Olive, Orchid Opulence, Rich Razzleberry
Cardstock: Rich Razzleberry, Orchid Opulence
Accessories: Cottage Wall DSP, XL Two-Step Bird Punch, Eyelet Border Punch, SU! Scallop Envelope Bigz Die, 3/4", 1" & 1 1/4" Circle Punches, Small Tag & Tag Punches, Circle Ice Rhinestone…

A Trip Down Memory Lane # 6 - Bugs 'n' Butterflies

Pick A Petal and Sprinkles


Priceless and So Swirly


Priceless



I should be creating some new stuff (Well I have but that's for JAI and SWAPS for Convention, so I can't post those things just yet!), but my mum's also staying with me at the moment and she's still fast asleep in the spare room, which happens to be my stamp room!! I've spent my early morning browsing through sites and purchased some more templates! I love 3D stuff. Can't wait to find the time to make some of them! Anyway, these cards will have to do for now!

It's funny to look back at cards I made a long time ago. Thank goodness a person can improve with practice, although I still have days when nothing seems to go right and my mojo takes a holiday!

Until next time,
Bronwyn XX