Just Add Ink #355 Sketch

Welcome to the weekly Just Add Ink challenge!

I love the rotation of challenges at Just Add Ink!  There’s always something new to try & inspire!

This week we’re making to a sketch designed by the super talented Narelle.

And you know sketches are one of my favourite types of challenges!

I’m a little scared to post products from the retirement list at the moment because they are selling out fast!!!

But when I made this card and checked the list, the Cupcakes & Carousel stamp set and DSP were still available!  And the DSP is on sale in the Australian market!!!

My apologies if they’ve disappeared since then.

My original plan was actually a Nailed It (tools) card – but that bundle is {ALL GONE}.

If you’d like to shop from the retirement list, make sure you place your order soon!


So….. this is my vintage themed carousel card….

I’m much better at clean edges and straight lines than I am at vintage, so this might not be as vintage as some…. but I did rough the edges!

And added Soft Suede ink over the Crushed Curry on the carousel before I stamped it.


Although the plan for this card was to feature retiring products, there’s a sneaky peek on this card….

Very Vanilla cardstock will soon come in T-H-I-C-K!!!  I can sense the excitement from the VV fans!

Visit the Just Add Ink blog to see the other Design Team samples and add your creation to our link up.

If you need to place a retirement list order, you can visit my online store.  The host code for April is JQENNDM4.

Happy stamping!


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I love the inspiration that challenges offer.

This week it was the sketch from Create with Connie & Mary that caught my attention when I was designing cards for my Tuesday class.

I love the idea of the three panels!

We used the Nailed It stamp set to create one panel, which once we’d finished stamping, we cut into 3 equal panels.

I love the Urban Underground suite.  Yellow, white & gray is one of my favourite colour trios!!!

And those little embellishments are unreal!

You should try out this sketch, it’s a great starting point for any card!


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Just Add Ink #350 Sketch

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It’s sketch time at Just Add Ink – one of my favourite types of challenges!

Just Add Ink #350

This sketch by Chantell is perfect for so many different card types – make sure to visit the Just Add Ink blog to see the wonderful creations from the design team.


When I was on camp – and making a few of my upcoming DT cards – I took the opportunity to have a play with some retired favourites.

It all started when I spied another of Caroline’s sets – this beautiful shoe from the “Fabulous You” stamp set from the 2013 era.

I wasn’t a set that I bought, but oh my – how lovely it is!

Just Add Ink #350 - Sketch. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

Although I try to blog using current products, I know you won’t mind if I occasionally stray and create something ‘fabulous’!

 

Just Add Ink #350 - Sketch. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

I’m sure you all have favourite stamps, inks & papers that you’ve kept (hoarded)!

I know a couple of stampers that are guarding this Petals & Paisleys DSP from the Holiday Catalogue!


Please join us on the Just Add Ink blog to see what the design team made of this sketch, and upload your own project!

I am looking forward to sending this card to someone fabulous!!!

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Just Add Ink #339 – Sketch

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I love a good sketch!  And for me, this is one of the best.  Thanks Narelle!!!

Just Add Ink #339 Sketch

This sketch has great simple elements that make it easy to layer up your favourite shapes into a unique card!

Make sure to visit the main Just Add Ink blog page – the design team has come up with some sensational examples of where this sketch can end up!


It’s still a non-traditional Christmas here at Papercraft HQ, so to go with the sketch, I’m trying out a Bermuda Bay & silver combination.

And my love affair with Santa’s reindeer continues.  I’m fond of a good silhouette!

And I’m even more exited because Santa and his reindeer are not retiring just yet!!!

Just Add Ink #339 - Sketch. Kelly Kent -mypapercraftjourney.com.

 


If you’ve got some time at the craft table, please join us for the Just Add Ink sketch challenge.

Anyone is welcome to play!  Extend your creativity and have some fun!!!

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Just Add Ink #335 – Sketch

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This week at Just Add Ink, we are creating using this great sketch by Tina.

Just Add Ink #335


Did I mention how much I love sketches???

I have used this one quite literally and created a sweet cupcake birthday card using some of my favourite colours.

Just Add Ink #335 - Sweet Cupcake Birthday. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.


It always amazes me how realistic and beautiful the 3-step stamping ends up being.

Just Add Ink #335 - Sweet Cupcake Birthday. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

The icing is Sweet Sugarplum & Blushing Brie and the cupcake wrapper is Crumb Cake & Soft Suede.

I used ‘stamping off’ for the Sweet Sugarplum & Crumb Cake to achieve some colour variations.

And of course – I finished it all off with a liberal dose of clear wink of stella glitter!


Please join us this week & enter a card or project you’ve created using the JAI sketch.  You can find the link-up here.

You’ll also want to check out the rest of the design team creations – so much inspiration!  And that’s why I love sketch challenges!!!

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CASEing the Catty #91

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Oh my – this week has really gotten away from me.  I can’t believe that the last time I posted was for last Sunday’s CASEing the Catty blog hop!

I’m back on track this week, so look forward to hearing lots from me!!!


Today we are CASEing the Birthday section of the catalogue (pages 10-25).

Images © Stampin' Up!

It was my birthday CASE card in June that earned me my place on the design team!!!

Today I wanted to use the catalogue to inspire the layout of my card.

CASEing the Catty #91 - Catalogue inspired sketch. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com

And then I used that sketch to make some more baby cards! They are all of sudden in short supply at my house!

Bonjour Beautiful…

CASEing the Catty #91 - Made with Love Bonjour Beautiful card. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com

And Hello Handsome (with the sketch in mirror image)…

CASEing the Catty #91 - Made with Love Hello Handsome card. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com


The sketch measurements (in inches) are:

  • Card base: half an A4 sheet (longways): 4-1/8″ x 5-7/8″
  • Main panel: 3-1/8″ x 5-5/8″
  • Skinny panel: 3/4″ x 5-5/8″

The star in the sketch outline indicates that a shape should go there.  It could be a star.  Or a balloon (as in the SU! catalogue), or a baby onesie (like mine from the Made with Love stamp set!).

The sentiments on my cards are from the Happy Happenings stamp set – I just love the cool & quirky options.

CASEing the Catty #91 - Catalogue inspired sketch. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com


Sketches are only the starting point for project inspiration.

So, if you’d like to rotate, flip or mirror the sketch (like I did for the baby boy card) – go ahead!

Want to add extra (like the ribbon at the bottom of my card) – go ahead!

You are only limited by your imagination {and the stamps in your stash!}.

I’d love for you to share a card you’ve made using this catalogue inspired sketch!

You may even like to enter your card into our monthly challenge…

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Next up on the hop for more catalogue inspired inspiration is the always fabulous (and chief organiser – thanks Bec) Rebecca Scurr.

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For those that enjoy hopping backwards, please visit the beautiful Rachel Palmieri.

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Thank you for supporting the CASEing the Catty Sunday blog hop.  I hope you find lots of inspiration!!!

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Sketch Time – JAI#310 & GDP#034

In this crazy world I call life, I have missed a few challenges of late due to time constraints.  Too much real life and not enough craft!  Now that doesn’t seem like a good balance does it?!?

Thankfully I managed to squeeze in some craft time over the past few days and I am entering this card for the Just Add Ink #310 sketch challenge {AND} the Global Design Project #034 sketch challenge.  Both challenge blogs have very similar elements in their sketches – how cool is that!?!


I’m not sure if it’s all above board to be merging sketches – so apologies if this forms a big challenge no-no, but I loved them both and didn’t want to choose one blog over the other for entry. They both inspired my final design.

I took the watercolour inspiration from the GDP blog and started to watercolour a JAI inspired circle (that didn’t work out by the way!).

I then cut out a large circle and used this as a template for my Gorgeous Grunge creation.  It’s a mix of Pool Party, Soft Sky & gold heat embossing.

JAI#310 & GDP#034 - Sketch Inspired. Gorgeous Grunge Dandelion Birthday Card. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

Because the template (made of cardstock) formed a raised edge, I didn’t get a perfect circle – it was more like a dandelion.  And the card was created from there!

JAI#310 & GDP#034 - Sketch Inspired. Gorgeous Grunge Dandelion Birthday Card. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

The final touch was inspired by Jessica Williams’ Artisan Design Team card during the week – gold thread hand-stitching.  It’s so luxurious and the perfect way to finish a ‘white space’ card like this.

Gold thread hand-stitching on my Gorgeous Grunge Dandelion card. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

The stitching took ages – but was very therapeutic.  There’s just something lovely about the symmetry of it!

Stitching on cards is one of my favourite finishes – I must do more of it!!!  Thankfully the metallic thread is carrying-over to the new catalogue.  I wonder what new colours will join in for 2016???  Just over 3 weeks til all the new catalogue questions are answered.  I can’t wait!  Kelly x

PS, a very Happy Mother’s Day to all my blog readers xxx

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