Friday, August 24, 2012



We have a wonderful sketch challenge at Just Add Ink this week.


And I needed to make a birthday card for my daughter and this is what I came up with.




She is a huge Harry Potter fan and we bought her everything Potter for her 11th birthday.  I wanted to make her a matching card too so I used this wonderful Tiddlyinks image called Wizardette.  I coloured her with copics to look like Hermione and used some dazzling diamonds and crystal effects too.  I tried to colour her scarf the correct Gryffindor colours and made banners to match.

She absolutely loved her card! She was so impressed with it!  :)


Ingredients :

Stamps : Wizardette (Tiddlyinks), Blowing Bubbles (MFT)

Card : basic grey, black, daffodil, real red, white

Ink : memento black

Other : square punch. corner rounder punch, crystal effects, dazzling diamonds, copics


Please take a look at what the rest of the JAI team created this week and I hope you find some “crafting time” and can join us.



Friday, August 10, 2012

Get Well Blues


This week at Just Add Ink the challenge is to Just Add Blue and Bling.

I decided to use my new stamp set Bordering on Romance and try colouring it with Stampin Up markers and a blender pen on watercolour paper. I’ve never tried that technique before.

I actually don’t have many markers and I wanted 3 blues.  The strange thing is that I do have my most favourite SU blues in a marker (Baja and NQN) and yet amazingly I decided to try some different blues for a change.  I must have been in a daring mood that day!!!

Anyway I used bashful blue, pacific point and night of navy.  I don’t think I have ever made a card with night of navy before and I’m not real sure about pacific point either actually.  But the gamble paid off, I love how this card turned out.




Ingredients :

Stamps : Bordering on Romance, Perfectly Penned

Card : night of navy, vanilla, subtles dsp stack, watercolour paper

Ink : stazon, crumb cake, markers (night of navy, bashful blue, pacific point, celery, olive)

Other : bashful blue taffeta ribbon (ret.) rhinestones, big shot, labels framelit, blender pen


These blues could never replace my favourites but I should use them more often because they’re beautiful too!  I hope you’ll take a look at what the rest of the JAI team came up with this week.  Join us and make a card with your favourite blues, or like me, try some blues you’ve been neglecting.