INKspired #129 Sketch Challenge

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Welcome to the first Sunday night INKspired Blog-Hop for 2021.Every year I start with lots of great notions and ideals of what the year ahead will bring. After the events of 2020 I'm hoping each and every one of us will have lots of love, health and happiness this coming year.
I have been playing along each fortnight with the INKspired Team members for some time now and our very own Teneale Williams never fails to create great sketches and colour combos to get us thinking outside of our comfort zone. I want to kick off the year by giving a big shout out to Teneale for all the hard work and dedication she puts in behind the scenes.  Thank you! 
If this is your first stop please don't forget to hop over to the other team players to see what they have created using this week's fantastic sketch. 


The Sketch


For my card this week I have used the Fine Art Floral Suite. I love how Stampin' Up! products all Coordinate making it so easy to create fabulous cards and 3d projects effortlessly. You can see the list of products I have used below. The New Mini Catalogue is full of amazing products and Im sure if you are like me you are going to have one very long wish list. LOL.  


My Card




# Stampin' Up! Wrapped Bouquet

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The 2021 Stampin' Up! Mini Catalogue is now live............
January is the most exciting time of the year because with every $90 you spend your earn free products. If you would like to know more or are new to Paper crafts, inks and Stamping I would be happy to add you to my customer list and to assist you with your paper crafting needs. Request your FREE copy of the catalogue by emailing me at ncmacey@hotmail.com  Be sure to include your name, address, and phone number. You can also download the catalogues by clicking the links on the right of my home page... 

This card is an example of the Beautiful Wrapped Bouquet Bundle! 


I used the Stampin’ Up! Wrapped Bouquet stamp set bundle from the January-June 2021 Mini Catalog to create this beautiful Birthday card in December for my sister but had to wait until she received it before I could show case it.  I really enjoyed making this card as it such a pretty stamp to colour using the Blends. The ornate frames added a little touch of softness . " Happy Stampin" 


Measurements
Card Base:  Gorgeous Grape 10.5 x 14.8cms
2nd Panel : Whisper White  10.3 x 14.6 kms
3 layer: Gorgeous Grape 10cms x 14.3 cms 

Inside Panel: Soft Sea Foam 13 x 9 cms
Whisper White: 12.8 x 8.8 cms


INKspired #128 Colour Challenge

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Hello crafty friends. Welcome to another Sunday night INKspired Blog-Hop! I hope you have had an enjoyable weekend and have managed to stay cool in the extreme temperatures we faced in NSW. I love being able to play long each fortnight with the INKspired Team members. If this is your first stop please hop over to the other team players to see what they have created using the awesome Colour Combo for this week. You may have arrived here from the lovely Katrina Healy who I'm sure has inspired you with what she has created using the Colour Combination below.

Are you excited about the 2021 January-June Mini Catalog? I have another sneak peek to show you. This time it's the gorgeous Stampin Up Floating & Fluttering Bundle and it's an absolute must have! My card was created using this bundle and the newly added Blending Brush tool that's going to be released in January as well. I cannot wait to show you how I made this card using some of these new products and an old technique known as Emboss Resist. 

My Card


I love to try and use all the colours mentioned in the challenges and by using the Emboss resist and our new blending brush I was able to create a lovely soft effect using them all. Because of the softness in the colours it was a little tricky to photograph. I used the same technique with another sneak peek only different colours. It's a really fun way to get creative, I urge you to give it ago. 
Now it's onto the lovely Julie Martin to see her creation using the same colour combo...

INKspired #127 Sketch Challenge

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Welcome to the Sunday night INKspired Blog-Hop! I love being able to play long each fortnight with the INKspired Team members. If this is your first stop please hop over to the other team players to see what they have created using another awesome sketch the very talented Teneale Williams has designed for us. You may have arrived here from the lovely Katrina Healy who I'm sure has inspired you with her awesome creation using the sketch below.

The Sketch

My card today takes little to no time to assembleToday’s card takes little to no time to assemble. I started with a base of Thick Whisper White cardstock. Next, I adhered a piece of Whale of a Time 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper to a piece of Pretty peacock cardstock. For my strip I decided to use a piece of the Pretty Peacock Cardstock and embossed it with using the Old World Paper 3D embossing folder. I punched the Whale out of another piece of the DSP and added a little touch of Wink of Stella and mount him on another different piece of the DSP. I then cut it using the 2nd smallest Stitched rectangle die. I loved that the Pool Party Sheer ribbon went so well with this set. It's one of my favourites. The Sentiment is from the Itty Bitty Birthdays Stamp set.



My Card



Now it's over the the lovely Julie Martin to see her creation this week.

The Spot Challenge #136 - Emboss Resist Challenge

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Hi Crafters and welcome to my blog.  This week  The Spot Challenge is Emboss Resist which is one of my favourite techniques. I learnt this fun way to put ink to paper in the first weeks of joining Stampin'Up! It's a technique that can be done lots of different ways. For my card this week I chose to use Black, White and Clear embossing powder to create some depth in my card. I hope you like it! 

I started by sponging some Crumb Cake and Petal Pink ink onto Whisper white Cardstock.  Then came the fun part! Using Versa Mark I stamped one of the images from the beautiful ENJOY THE MOMENT Stamp Set "which will be available in the upcoming January Mini Catalogue". 




 I used black embossing powder and the heat set it. Next I randomly stamped some of the other images in Versa Mark and this time used white embossing powder. To add a little more depth to my card I added the remaining images and again stamped in vera mark but this time I stamped into either crumb cake or soft suede then used clear embossing powder to add a hint of colour. To finish off I sponged over the embossed images again with Petal Pink to create the Emboss Resist as the Images that are heat set using embossing powder resist the ink. It's really a fun technique to do. 

INKspired #126 Colour Challenge

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Hello crafty friends. Welcome to another Sunday night INKspired Blog-Hop! for 2020. I hope you have had an enjoyable weekend. I love being able to play long each fortnight with the INKspired Team members. If this is your first stop please hop over to the other team players to see what they have created using the awesome Colour Combo for this week. You may have arrived here from the lovely Teresa Irwin who I'm sure has inspired you with what she has created using the Colour Combination below.

I love a colour challenge as it is designed to make you think outside the box. Barbara Williams really did well putting this colour combo together. I straight away thought Christmas and I used the Joyful Holly Stamp Set to create my card this week. 


The Joyous Holly stamp set is a “two step” set. This means that to complete the image, it has two parts.  In this set, the outline of the holly is step one and the inside of the holly leaves is step two.  If you haven’t tried this type of stamp, I urge you to give it a try.  It is really is a lot of fun and super easy when you have the Stamparatus to line it up. 

My Card


I always try to use all the colours in the combo. The Basic Grey was the tricky colour this week. Can you see where I have used it. I love seeing your comments, so don't forget to let me know what you think? Ok I'm going to let you know how I used them all..... 
1: Shaded Spruce as the base card. 2: My little trick (I learn't from my beautiful friend Teneale Williams) I have used a piece of DSP from the Tis The Season 6" x6" and my Markers to colour over the real red using (Merry Merlot) Basic Black (Basic Grey) Shaded Spruce on the Dark Green Lines and Just Jade on the light Green lines. Sneak but it works.. My Picture does show the true effect but it was super cool. The sentiment is from the Christmas is Gleaming stamp set stamped in Merry Merlot. I coloured the Pool Party Sheer ribbon in Merry Merlot too.  I really love this one as It's a bit different to a traditional Christmas card that I would Make. Now it's onto the lovely Julie Martin to see her creation using the same colour combo...

INKspired #125 Add Plaid inspired Scrap

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Welcome to the Sunday night INKspired Blog-Hop! I love being a member of INKspired Team and being able to showcase some fun creations for you. If this is your first stop please hop over to the other team players to see what they have created using the beautiful Plaid Designer Series Paper which is the product  Challenge Teneale Williams has selected for us this week. You may have arrived here from the lovely Teresa Irwin who I'm sure has inspired you with her awesome creation 



I have made a Christmas themed card using the Plaid Tidings Paper and Seaside Spray cardstock as my base card. I also used the cute Warm and Toasty - Stamp set. The little Polar

Bear was stamped using Momento ink onto Whisper White Cardstock and cut out. I then used the stitched rectangles Die and off set it using Melon Mambo Cardstock. The sentiment I used comes from the In The Pines Stamp Set and was a great fit. This pattern paper is prefect for any Christmas project, but it doesn't stop there. Use these fresh designs all year round.


My Card


Now it's over the the lovely Julie Martin to see her creation this week.