31 October 2013

Just Add Ink Scrapbooking Challenge #22 - Sketch

Just in time again for the monthly JAI Scrapbooking Challenge with only a few hours to spare!  I flipped over and mirrored the sketch so that my tractor photo was facing towards the middle of the page instead of off it.  :)
This was a fun layout using the only Designer Series Paper I had left that had some red (Poppy Parade) in it.  The title was make using My Digital Studio which was fast and easy with the exact colours I needed.
Stamps: I Dig You, Gorgeous Grunge (Background)
Cardstock: Crumb Cake, Soft Suede, Pool Party, Very Vanilla, Everyday Enchantment DSP
Ink: Crumb Cake (Spritzer), Soft Suede
Accessories: Big Shot, Bitty Banners Framelits, Tasteful Trim Bigz Die, Large & Small Star Punches, Sponge Dauber, Very Vanilla Ribbon, Spritzing Tool, My Digital Studio

30 October 2013

Just Add Ink 188 - Grunge (Starburst Christmas Card)

Last week I received the latest copy of Stampin' Up!'s Impressions magazine which is sent to all demonstrators.  There was an article in it about the starburst technique which is very popular at the moment.  As soon as I saw how easy it was to make a template, I had to have a go and combine it with the latest weekly challenge at Just Add Ink!
 And this is the template I made which is 6x6 size.
Stamps: Gorgeous Grunge, Sassy Salutations
Cardstock: Whisper White, Pool Party, Island Indigo
Ink: Pool Party, Island Indigo, Bermuda Bay
Accessories: Rhinestones, Sponge Dauber, Dazzling Details Silver Sparkle

I then had to have a go using the same template on Designer Series paper, piecing it together.

They both turned out great (and I found another resourceful way of using up retired DSP scraps!), but I prefer the next one as I inked the edges of each individual piece.

Stamps: Word Play
Cardstock: Soft Suede, Baha Breeze, Very Vanilla, Elegant Soiree DSP
Ink: Soft Suede, Crumb Cake, Baha Breeze
Accessories: Big Shot, Honeycomb/Vintage Wallpaper Embossing Folders, Window Frames Collection Framelits, Dazzling Details Silver Sparkle, Crystal Effects, Sponge Dauber

I was a winner a JAI!

I didn't get around to posting this last week as our overhead telephone line was hit by a TRACTOR so we didn't have a phone or internet for a few days!

But just wanted to say a big thanks to the ladies at JAI who loved my Christmas Cotton Reel Wreath!

15 October 2013

JAI # 186 Inspiration Challenge - A Christmas Wreath

Well this project is a little (heaps) different for me!  It's an extremely eclectic mix of unusable bobbins, spools, reels, lace, buttons and ribbon along with Stampin' Up! retired Designer Series papers and a little stamping to boot!
Many of the cotton spools are VERY old, having come from sewing boxes which belonged to both of my Nana's.  What a wonderful way of being able to display and remember them, especially at Christmas time!
This challenge on JAI  was an inspiration challenge with the following photo of a gorgeous wreath:
Stamps:  Heart of Christmas, Gorgeous Grunge
Colours: Real Red, Old Olive, Baja Breeze, Very Vanilla, Crumb Cake
Main Accessories: Big Shot, Top Note Die, Ovals Collection Framelits, Linen Thread, Crumb Cake Tulle Ribbon, Chipboard, Wire, Sponge Dauber