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Tea Time Thank You

Happy Sunday friends,

If you are in Melbourne you may be one of the fortunate ones enjoying a long weekend. I certainly am grateful for it. I’ve created a card using inspired by the Global Design Project challenge and Just Add Ink Just Choose Two challlenge.

My project composition began with a colour palette inspired by Kim Fee’s design. I then chose a stamp set which I hadn’t used in a while and depicted a similar layout to Kim’s. For my Just Two elements I’ve chosen Blending (of course!) and White.

I started off by stamping the tea cup in Pale Papaya on Basic White Cardstock and blending Pale Papaya ink over it. Then I added some additional shading and blending with Calypso Coral Stampin’ Blends along the right side of the cup. The leaves were stamped in Old Olive and then I blended Soft Sea Foam and Old Olive over it. With this, my focal element was decided now it was time to add all the other bits and pieces.

I blended the centre oval with Parakeet Party and Old Olive. The Old Olive checks added through a mask depicted the checks on the DSP of the inspiration design, with the black and white leaves inspired by the heat embossed sentiment from the original project.

I couldn’t go past a cute little gingham bow to bring all those elements together with a finishing touch of a few Opal Rounds.

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Sketchtember Challenge – Day 13 Good Feelings

It’s day 13 of my Sketchtember Challenge where I’m celebrating my birthday month with my favourite type of challenge – sketches!

My card has been inspired by this photo challenge at Just Add Ink Challenges JAI620. I loved the background on this photo and wanted to replicate the lighter look in the centre getting darker towards the outer edges. When I saw the photo I immediately thought ‘sunflowers’ (it was obviously my bad eyesight!) but I went with it because of the bright yellows.

The photo background had a blended look and I created that on the Cardstock by using Belnding Brushes and adding Tahitian Tide and Starry Sky ink onto Tahitian Tide Cardstock. Then I added Starry Sky through a mask to resemble the faint pattern you can see at the base of the inspiration photo.

I received the Good Feelings stamp set in a Swag Box during a Stampin’ Up! online event and hadn’t used it until this card. I chose one of the larger images to use for the focal point of my sketch. The sentiment was heat embossed in White and then I blended over it with Tahitian Tide which brought out the sentiment.

The sunflower was coloured with Stampin’ Blends and fussy cut to resemble the yellow flowers in the inspiration photo.

You could try out this card sketch and swap out the sentiment panel for some DSP or a stamped image and add a sentiment in place of the flower. I love the many ways you can interpret sketches and inspiration photos and get creative.

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Ink Blending using Different Mediums

I’m upto Day 8 of Martin’s Mayhem #30DayChristmasCardMakingChallenge. It’s a technique challenge using ink blending. There are various ways to do it and several tools that you can use to blend ink on your projects. Today I’m going to show you a few mediums which you can use for ink blending.

I’ve used a few techniques as well as some different tools to show you alternative ways to create this technique. I started off with a piece of Whisper White cardstock. Using a sponge brayer, I applied Blushing Bride ink, followed by Rococo Rose, Highland Heather and Seaside Spray. A Sponge Brayer gives you a smooth transition of colour. Each pack comes with 2 handles and 4 sponge rollers so you can interchange these. Just wash, dry and re-use.

I added some shadow and peaks on the snow using just the side of a sponge dauber in short flicking strokes. On this shaded background, I stamped the trees on top of the snow peaks.

For an extra element of ink blending, I die cut a label using the Tasteful Labels Dies and coloured it with Highland Heather and Seaside Spray Stampin’ Blends, blending the colours together. The label was then embossed with the Tasteful Textile embossing folder.

The deer from the Nature’s Beauty stamp set was stamped in Soft Suede ink. This was coloured with a combination of Crumb Cake and Light Soft Suede Stampin’ Blends.

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