Tag: Masks

Sweet Flying Bird #247

Aug30Today’s project is again using linen cardstock.  I sprayed the background when cleaning out my misters from last week’s projects – spraying what was left in the spray to clean out my rich gold, aqua lagoon and golden mint and when they mix together you get this lovely green shade.

While still damp, I applied the Love Post Mask and Dreamweaver white embossing paste..  By applying it when damp, some of the colour seeps into the paste to soften the white starkness against the green

Once dry, I added a fineliner border and stamped a few circles on the Background from the IndigoBlu Boadicea set – and the wording comes from that set too.Aug30a

The dies were cut from a jade piece of card using Crafty Individuals Gilded Cage and Sweet Flying Bird dies.  I then tinted them with Distress Ink Walnut Stain and sprayed with water to intensify the colour.  They were still a little pale, so I dabbed them with archival black and the end result was quite an interesting patina style finish!

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Take Two! #243

Aug26I’m back again with the same stamp set and colour palette as yesterday, but today working onto a linen card.  Its always interesting to see how the cardstock changes the effect and colours of your inks and paints.  I’ve spritzed the card with Cosmic Shimmer Misters – Rich Gold, Golden Mint and Aqua Lagoon, but kept a lighter touch as I wanted to make the most of the textured surface of the cardstock.  Next I laid my Love Post mask over and sprayed again in the aqua. (more…)

Laugh #220

aug3A fun little piece today.  I all started with a quick demonstration last club night of the Distress Paints to show how you can blend them and create an interesting background.

I’ve worked (I think!) with Salty Ocean and Wild honey with a touch of green – probably Mowed Lawn (I forgot to make a note!).  I then used the cap of the paint into some red (festive berries) to add on some circles. (more…)

Inky Scrapbook Page #202

July16We are continuing with the scrapbooking theme this week at club, and the make and take will be using inking techniques on your scrapbook page.

We will transform a plain sheet of card using a mixture of masks, inks and paints and a little doodling to make it into a fab scrapbooking page. (more…)

Cow Parsley on Pastel #185

June28It makes a change for me to have to work a little differently with my stamps.  I usually do a lot of stamping onto coloured backgrounds, which is all well and good, but I know that those of you who are not confident with stamping sometimes worry about as you are committed to getting a good image onto a painted background.

As I was able to stamp some of the new designs of Woodware stamps whilst Annette our demonstrator was in store on Saturday, I have lots of black on white card images I can play with.

If I went in with the mister backgrounds, it was going to mute the image, so I decided to play with it a different way.

I started by applying texture paste through my script mask (Mini Art Is) onto some white card.  Once dry I sprayed it with chalk cosmic shimmer misters – yellow, pink and purple.

June28aThe image I have used is the Woodware Cow Parsley stamp.  I darkened up my stamped image with a black fineliner so it was a proper dark black (If I had the stamp to hand I would have stamped and embossed it in black).  I spent some time cutting around the image and the greeting.  The advantage of this technique is if I had stamped my cow parsley and wasn’t happy with the quality of the image, I could restamp it as many times as I needed to, so ideal for the beginner stamper still learning how to stamp.

I mounted both onto my backing piece using silicone glue so it stood forward from the background.  A final black mount really sets off the contrast.

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Big Purple Daisies #148

Well it was a morning of much head scratching, lots of counting to ten (and then some!) whilst I set up the new blog.  I am liking the bold clean lines of the new template and now that it is part of my website I’m hoping that lots more crafters will be able to find me too!  I would love to know what you think of the new design.

So after my techy morning, it got to the stage at lunchtime where I just had to create something…  an ideal escape for a little while away from the laptop!

I have just had a delivery of card.  I have been using it sparingly for the last couple of weeks because I was down to the bottom of my box – but hurrah – a delivery of 1000 sheet of A5 white matt and 1000 sheets of A6 high white glossy and some white linen card to play with too and for some reason when I have a huge stack of card on my desk it makes me feel just that little bit more creative!  I had run out of glossy – so that was my first grab.    It had to be something big and bold! (more…)

Welcome to the new blog!

Welcome, if you have found this new blog… it’s currently under construction whilst we add all the design elements we want.  Meanwhile, you can visit my old blog here.  This new blog will be live in the next couple of days and it will have daily posts of crafting creations and ideas.


This is me! in my Norfolk shop.   This is one of the pieces I have recently created!


I hope you will continue to join me on my creative journey!

happy crafting