Thursday, July 21, 2016

Just Add Ink # 321 - Just Add......Paper Piecing!!!

Hi,  Just Add Paper Piecing is the new challenge this week.....and I have to admit, I didn't really know what this was at first.......however, once I looked into it - I found out that it was a technique that I had used before.....I just didn't know it had a name!!

So what is it???

Paper Piercing originates from a quilting technique, where the quilter sews pieces of fabric onto a paper pattern.  This allows the sewer to work with small, intricate or uneven pieces of fabric.

In our case though, we use small or intricate pieces of paper or card .


Here is what the Design Team have come up with this week, to provide you with inspiration for this challenge.....





JUST ADD INK RULES
  • Create a card, layout or 3D project using our challenge as inspiration.
  • Link your post, NOT your whole blog back here.
  • Your project must be new, created for this challenge and combined with no more than 5 other challenges.
  • Please mention JUST ADD INK in your blog post and provide a link so others can come and join in the fun too.
  • Please DO NOT use your challenge entry as self promotion. We are here to have fun and encourage creativity.
  • We reserve the right to remove links that do not comply with the above guidelines.
  • The challenge closes each Wednesday at 10.00 pm (AEST) Australian Eastern Standard Time.



Just Add Ink # 320 Winners!!!

Hello, Thank you to everyone the played along with the Just Add Ink Challenge # 320 over the past week.  
It's always a delight to see how you use the sketch and then use different techniques and stamps to come up with so many wonderful cards.  

It's now time to reveal our Winner for this Challenge:


Here is what the Just Add Ink Design Team had to say:

"Such a fabulous and warm colour combination and so fun to create a shaker jar"

"A lovely use of colour and such a pretty card...Creative use of the sketch"

"Such a delightful shaker card. The little black accents really make the flowers pop"




Congratulations!

Here is your badge to wear on your blog.

Honorable Mentions for this week go to -

"Brilliant CAS card - love the pops of colour from the foil"

"A simple, but striking, design.  Great take on the sketch!"

"Love this CAS card with the shimmery sentiment"


Maura

"All round gorgeous card with a perfect combination of images, colour & layout"

"A stunning background effect and l love the bold black contrast"

"Her use of colour and pattern in her background is gorgeous and I love her focal bold, black butterfly!"


Be sure to click on their names and leave them some lovely comments.


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Friday, July 15, 2016

Just Add Ink #320.....Sketch!

Hello and welcome to another fun challenge here at Just Add Ink!

This week Tina has created a fabulous sketch that we can all use in our crafting projects in so many different ways.
The design team have put together some fun and creative ideas on how to use the sketch and we hope that you can join us and share yours too!

Here's the sketch:

JAI #320


Here is what the Design Team have come up with this week to provide you with inspiration...





JUST ADD INK RULES
  • Create a card, layout or 3D project using our challenge as inspiration.
  • Link your post, NOT your whole blog back here.
  • Your project must be new, created for this challenge and combined with no more than 5 other challenges.
  • Please mention JUST ADD INK in your blog post and provide a link so others can come and join in the fun too.
  • Please DO NOT use your challenge entry as self promotion. We are here to have fun and encourage creativity.
  • We reserve the right to remove links that do not comply with the above guidelines.
  • The challenge closes each Wednesday at 10.00 pm (AEST) Australian Eastern Standard Time.


Thursday, July 14, 2016

Just Add Ink # 319....Winners!

Hello there, it's time to announce the winners for our Inspiration challenge!

Thank you to everyone who played along - we really enjoyed seeing the different ways you incorporated wreathes and circles into your cards.  Both Christmas in July themed and otherwise as you inspire us too. But as always, we can only have one Top Pick and this week it goes to Lou Kitzelman for this elegant and fun creation:


 

Here's what some of the design team had to say...

How clever to make a spinner wreath!

Fabulous use of the medallion, love the creative take on the inspiration.

Lou's clever interactive use of the Moroccan medallion really caught my attention!
 



Congratulations!

Here is your badge to wear on your blog.

Honorable Mentions for this week go to -

 Emily E

Merry & Bright card

Her delicate wreath is just gorgeous.

Fabulous take on the inspiration picture! Such a lovely warm card!

Emily captured the theme, colours & feel of the inspiration pic with her beautiful CAS design.



flower circle.png 

Beautiful, elegant, card!

Lovely bold flowers create a wonderful centrepiece.  

I really like how she's used the masking technique to create central focal point! 



Be sure to click on their names and leave them some lovely comments.


Don't forget to come back at midnight to check out our next challenge!

Thanks for playing at Just Add Ink!


Don't forget to join us tomorrow for our next challenge

Friday, July 8, 2016

Just Add Ink #319...Inspiration

Hello there,
this week at Just Add Ink we have an inspiration challenge from Di. It's perfect for a Christmas in July project - if you want it to be that is. Use the inspiration photo to kick start your creation - which element, patterns or colours will inspire your creation? Here it is.


Here is what the Design Team have come up with this week to provide you with inspiration...





JUST ADD INK RULES
  • Create a card, layout or 3D project using our challenge as inspiration.
  • Link your post, NOT your whole blog back here.
  • Your project must be new, created for this challenge and combined with no more than 5 other challenges.
  • Please mention JUST ADD INK in your blog post and provide a link so others can come and join in the fun too.
  • Please DO NOT use your challenge entry as self promotion. We are here to have fun and encourage creativity.
  • We reserve the right to remove links that do not comply with the above guidelines.
  • The challenge closes each Wednesday at 10.00 pm (AEST) Australian Eastern Standard Time.




Thursday, July 7, 2016

Just Add Ink #318 ....Winners

It's time to announce the Just Add Ink winner!

WOW we were just delighted with all the amazing entries for our Just Add 'S' challenge last week. There were lots of popular S options including stars, stripes, sunbursts and sequins.  Thank you all for joining us. We really enjoyed seeing what you came up with. However, we had to choose just one as our top pick and this week we agreed that this stunning strawberry filled 3D card by  Bronwyn Eastley was the winner!


Here's what some of the design team had to say..

Love all the delicious looking strawberries!!

Loving all those strawberries and the amazing pop-up 'z' fold.

Such a clever creation, and those luscious strawberries look good enough to eat.


Congratulations!


Here is your badge to wear on your blog.


Honorable Mentions for this week go to -

Michelle Lupton


Here's what some of the design team had to say..

So bright and cheery and I love the patterned acetate.

A bright and fun card. Looks fabulous on the acetate for a different look.

What a stunning, bright and fun acetate card!


Jan Clothier


Here's what some of the design team had to say..

Loving the colour combo and and the combination of the swirls and stripes.

Love the soft watercolour stripes and swirly blooms.Very pretty.

Softly atmospheric this is such a appealing combination of swirls and stripes.


Be sure to click on their names and leave them some lovely comments.


Don't forget to come back at midnight to check out our next challenge!

Thanks for playing at Just Add Ink!



Don't forget to join us tomorrow for our next challenge

Friday, July 1, 2016

Just Add Ink #318..."Just Add S"

Happy first of July everyone!

It is time for another fun challenge here at Just Add Ink and this week Tina would like us to "Just Add S" to our projects.
This can be done in so many ways, for example -Sequins-Stars-Spots-Stripes-Ships and Silhouettes just to name a few. I'm sure you can think of some cool techniques starting with "S" too, but l'm not going to make it that easy for you..:0)
It's a simple and fun challenge that l'm sure will inspire lots of lovely creations from you all.


Here is what the Design Team have come up with this week to provide you with inspiration...





JUST ADD INK RULES
  • Create a card, layout or 3D project using our challenge as inspiration.
  • Link your post, NOT your whole blog back here.
  • Your project must be new, created for this challenge and combined with no more than 5 other challenges.
  • Please mention JUST ADD INK in your blog post and provide a link so others can come and join in the fun too.
  • Please DO NOT use your challenge entry as self promotion. We are here to have fun and encourage creativity.
  • We reserve the right to remove links that do not comply with the above guidelines.
  • The challenge closes each Wednesday at 10.00 pm (AEST) Australian Eastern Standard Time.