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Just Add Ink have a colour challenge this week.  My son’s birthday will be in the coming week and I thought these colours would be great for the mini clipboard I was going to decorate for him.

Stamps: Extreme Elements, Beware Pirates (retired)
Paper:   Garden Green,  Marina Mist, Early Espresso, Whisper White
Ink: Early Espresso, Marina Mist, Garden Green
Accessories:  Mini Clip Board, Notepad, Tombow Glue, Timeless Type Junior Alphabet die, pen

I started with a mini clipboard 12.5 cm x 19.3 cm.  I adhered some Early Espresso Cardstock to the mini clipboard with Tombow glue.  I then covered a notepad with some Garden Green cardstock.  Next, I adhered some Marina Mist cardstock to a notepad that came with the mini clipboard.  I stamped some Whisper White cardstock using one of the stamps from the Extreme Elements stamp set, using Marina Mist and Early Espresso Ink.  I adhered the stamped Whisper White cardstock to the Marina Mist cardstock that I adhered previously to the Notepad.  I stamped  one of the stamps from the Beware Pirate stamp set on to a piece of Whisper White cardstock.  I flicked the edges of the cardstock along the Marina Mist stamp pad to distress the edges slightly.  I then trimmed some Early Espresso to mount behind the Whisper White cardstock and then adhered it to the Notepad.  I also trimmed a strip of Marina Mist cardstock to form a loop for the pen and adhered it to the side of the back page of Notepad.  This keeps the pen with the notepad.  I then clipped the finished notepad to the clipboard.  To finish off the clipboard,  I adhered some Marina Mist letters for my son’s name.  I had cut out the letters using the Timeless Type Junior Alphabet die.

 There you have my take on this week’s challenge.  I now have to make a few more for my son’s friends that he invited to his birthday party next week.  I thought they would make nice surprises in the party gift bags.  I got the Notepad, Clipboard and pen for $2 dollars at a little shop down in Lilydale.

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Just Add Ink have a Sketch Challenge this week.  When I first looked at the sketch I was a bit stumped about how I was going to approach this sketch and then I decided to look through my stash of scrap papers and here is what I came up with.

Stamps: Apothecary
Paper:   Old Olive,  Jolly Holiday DSP (retired), Whisper White, Basic Black, Cherry Cobbler, Basic Gray
Ink: Cherry Cobbler
Accessories:  Owl Punch 1 ” Circle Punch, Paper Piercer, Glue Pen, Swiss Dot embossing folder, black marker

I started with some scrap Old Olive cardstock that was 9.5 cm x 30.5 cm.  I then trimmed and embossed some Whisper White cardstock to be slightly smaller than the base card and adhered it to the base card.  I then added the 1″ Cherry Cobbler circle, a piece of Jolly holiday DSP and a piece of Basic Gray cardstock.  I stamped the Birthday Greeting from the apothecary stamp set on to some scrap Whisper White cardstock and then added a slightly bigger piece of Old Olive as backing to the sentiment.  I added the sentiment to the base card.  I felt that the card seemed a bit simple, so I decided to tweak the card by piercing the corner of the grey cardstock.  It is better to think of these things before adhering to cardstock :).  As a result, the piercing did not look so clean so I used a black marker to define the holes better.  I then punched out what seemed like a million little black eyes using the Owl Punch.  I adhered the black dots over every second pierced hole.  I think the effect looks good.  I wouldn’t have thought of it, if I had pierced the paper before adhering it to cardstock.

 There you have my take on this week’s challenge. 

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