Monday, July 22, 2013

Just Add Ink #174 - Chalk & Clay

Another fabulous challenge from the Just Add Ink Team this week had me keen to join along!  With gorgeous colours & new toys to play with, I created these little boxes:-

I used a chocolate mould to create the seahorse & cone shell from Simply Pressed Clay. They were coloured with an aquapainter & ink, then spritzed with shimmer spray.

Both the box lids & bases were stamped with images from the Going Grunge set & the sentiment panels came from the Chalk Talk set.

The best part (other than being able to give them to the two lovely ladies that I had lunch with today :) ), was that these sweet little boxes of Guylian chockies fitted perfectly inside. (I could say it was cleverly planned that way, but it was just a very happy coincidence!)

(oops, a fuzzy phone camera photo, but you get the idea!)  :)

You can play along in the Challenge & check out the wonderful inspiration from the JAI Team here:-

Project Components (all SU)
Baked Brown Sugar, Very Vanilla & Coastal Cabana cardstock, Baked Brown Sugar 
& Coastal Cabana inkpads, Chalk Talk stamp set & framelits, Going Grunge stamp set, 
Simply Pressed Clay, Pearls & dimensionals

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Just Add Ink #173 - Watercoloured Simply Sketched

This week the lovely ladies at JAI have a fantastic challenge of "Just Add Water".  Seeing as watercolouring is one of my all time, favourite techniques, I have created this card using my aquapainter & some gorgeous goodies from the new SU catty:-

The ruffled stretch trim is just divine ♥, so I decided I needed a double row! The cantaloupe cardstock has been spritzed with shimmer spray & the blooms have been washed with shimmer paint.  :)

The challenge is just about to end, but you can check out the fabulous DT samples & the gallery here.

Card Components (All SU except as noted)
Crisp Cantaloupe & Watercolour cardstock, Staz On & Crisp Cantaloupe Inkpads, Old Olive Marker, Blender Pen, Aquapainter, Simply Sketched Stamp Set, Crisp Cantaloupe Ruffled Stretch Trim, White Baker's Twine, Fancy Fan Embossing Folder, Frost White Shimmer Paint (retired), Corner Rounder Punch, Chalk Talk Framelit Dies, Vintage Faceted Button
Non SU - Rubbing Alcohol