Friday, January 15, 2016

JAI #294: Just Add Something New Blog Hop

Hi!

http://just-add-ink.blogspot.com.au/2016/01/just-add-inkadd-something-new-blog-hop.html

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.


http://springblossommusings.blogspot.com.au/2016/01/just-add-ink-294-just-add-something-new.html
Before you go, don't forget that there are prizes on offer for this challenge, but you must follow a few easy guidelines to qualify. You can find these at the top of my post, or at the Just Add Ink blog.

Bye for now,

Tina

25 comments:

  1. Tina your cards are all gorgeous. You have used and coloured the images perfectly. Love them.
    Mary

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  2. Hi Tina - I vote for the Orange Love Bug car heading to the beach for some surfing!

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  3. Oh Tina, You've created a lovely trio of cards with Life is beautiful. I love the clean space around each one, and the decorated insides.

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  4. All three cards are rather cute! The Blackberry Bliss one is my favourite. Great job with the colouring and shading.

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  5. Who doesn't love a bug? Now I love this one even more!

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  6. Just can't pick a fave from these beauties, Tina. Fab colouring & the simple layout lets the cars really pop. Love. Happy blog hop!
    D :)

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  7. What a lovely set! The black mats really lift the cards and give them extra punch.

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  8. Gorgeous cards Tina. You've really done this stamp set justice.

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  9. Tina, I LOVE these cards! I think they might just be my favourites of all your creations, my friend.

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  10. Love these Tina! Are we choosing a favourite? Mine is the purple bug - so simple and lovely colouring. Can't wait for this set to land on my doorstep!!! Thanks for the inpsiration, Kelly x

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  11. OMG...love your card collection showcasing the *Bug*. Fabulous job! :)

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  12. Tina, I love your surf bug, especially how you have put the surfboard standing up on the inside!!! Love it!

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  13. Such a lovely trio of cards Tina! I couldn't pick a favourite - they are all beautifully coloured and I love the pairing with the DSP too! Xx

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  14. I love how individual these all are Tina even though so many elements are the same. I'm finding it hard to pick a favourite though (but the dog hanging out the window is super cute!) xxx

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  15. Having owned 3 VW Beetles in my lifetime, I so love this stamp set! Your three designs are so fun and your coloring is simply fantastic!

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  16. I love these 3 cards. It's amazing how one layout can look so different each time. I love this set and can't wait to use it with your ideas in mind. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  17. Tina such a fab showcase of this stamp set! I really adore that sweet little puppy in the first card :)

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  18. Your coloring and blending are superb!

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  19. Gorgeous cards, the colouring is AB FAB

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  20. Tina, if I could colour like this I'd buy this set for sure. I love it, but I know I can't do that gorgeous little VW justice the way you have. Such a lovely line up of cards - you had fun creating these didn't you? Lol. They are all fabulous. xxx

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  21. WOW!..These are totally awesome Tina, your colouring is divine, as are your colour choices, easy to see your heart went into these...Fabulous way to showcase that set. xx

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  22. Great cards Tina! You are a master with the colouring.

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  23. I didn't think I needed this stamp set. But you just confirmed my need for it. Onto the wishlist for the next order. Thakn you!

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