At Just Add Ink we always like to start the year off with a blog hop to showcase the first challenge of the year.
This year Rochelle has suggested we all "Just Add Something New". Now I know that won't be hard for the Stampin Up! demonstrators out there as the new Occasions catalogue and Sale-a-bration promotions have started! If you don't have anything new from SU! please join us using whatever new product you have and be sure to let us know what it is.
To make the blog hop extra special the design team have donated new SU! SAB items as prizes to the winner and two honorable mentions participants. Please note, to be eligible, you must create a "NEW" project using "SOMETHING NEW TO YOU" and leave a comment on all the design team blogs, be or become a JAI follower and blog your project exclusively linked to Just Add Ink. Any entrants that link to additional challenges will be disqualified. (The prizes are open to both international and AUS/NZ participants).
We look forward to kicking the year off with a celebration of new crafty goodness and inspiration and hope you will join the challenge with us.
I've decided that my 'something new' is both the Beautiful Ride stamp set (from the Occasions Catalogue) and the Perfectly Artistic DSP pack (from the Sale-A-Bration Catalogue). Recently, on a very hot night where there was nothing much on the TV, I stamped a few of the Beetle images on Watercolour Paper and sat and coloured them with my Stampin' Write Markers and Blender Pen. I decided to use one of them for this Hop, but when it came down to it I couldn't choose a favourite image to use, so I just used all three!
|Colours used: Basic Black, Blackberry Bliss, Soft Sky and Crumb Cake|
Stamp Sets: Beautiful Ride, Number Of Years
I love that this set is Photopolymer, which makes stamping the dog in the Blackberry Bliss version and the surf board in the Crushed Curry version super easy.
|Colours Used: Basic Black, Crushed Curry, Soft Sky, Cucumber Crush, Pacific Point and Basic Grey|
I hope the surf board on the inside looks like it's propped up against a wall, or similar. I was a little worried it looks a bit strange!
|Colours Used: Basic Black, Soft Sky, Watermelon Wonder, Smokey Slate|
Stamp Sets: Beautiful Ride, Work Of Art, Lighthearted Leaves
Whoops! I used Lighthearted Leaves before I realised it has retired.
Here are the three together. You can clearly see I've used the same layout for each, this was to keep things quick and simple. By the time I'd coloured the images and then fussy cut them, quick and simple was looking good! I've used the 'Watercolour' side of the DSP rather than the 'Marbled' side as I wanted the softer look for the background.
You can begin the blog hop here on my blog or at any of the other design team members blog posts. Just follow the hop by clicking on the back or previous buttons you will find at the bottom of all the design team posts. Or you can start Here at the beginning.
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Bye for now,