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Sunday, 22 March 2015

First Steps into Art Journaling......

I've always said I don't see the point of journaling........ now I'm dabbling in it....... never say never eh!

I started of just testing some paint dabbers I bought recently, oh it's so much fun making splats with them...... lol.  So then I carried on and added more with ink splat stamps and finished of with a bit of random stamping with a Tim Holtz stamps.  I printed the wording of and cut it up.


I'm so in love with this place after spending our 30th wedding anniversary there, back in September, and I'm not a city person!  Now I can't wait to go back.......

I cut Lady Liberty, the skyline and the I♥NY shapes on my Cameo, which I then painted with acrylic paints. I made my own texture paste (pva glue and talc) and added it through a stencil.  I then added red and blue ink sprays, stamped randomly.  

Individual looks of each page.

Am I getting the hang of art journaling or what.  Seems a bit like scrapbooking to me..... lol.

Harlequin Background

Simple card here.  I stamped the background with a Harlequin stamp, then stamped the dandelions over that.  All stamps are from Inkylicious.  I cut the card shape with a die from Tattered Lace.

Saturday, 14 March 2015

Lavinia Stamps

The theme for March's challenge over on Lavinia Stamps is 'Add Some Gems'.

The stamp used is of course one of Lavinias, and I used Brushos to make the background.  The sentiment was cut with a die by Tattered Lace.

Tuesday, 3 March 2015

More Brushos.....

Just one colour used for this one, but I can't remember which one of the blues it is...... 

I sprayed the water on the card first then sprinkled the Brushos.  Stamps used are from Inkylicious and the raindrops are from Ryn, all stamped in black Versafine and heat embossed with clear embossing powder.

Spray Starch and Brushos

I've been playing with Brushos again, this time with spray starch and cling film. Love the effect this creates.

First I sprayed the card with the starch, then sprinkled the Brushos onto it, next I covered it with cling film, moving it around to create creases etc.  Give it about 30 minutes, then remove the cling film.  Once it was completely dry I stamped into it with Versamark and embossed with white embossing powder.

I'd like to enter this card into the present challenge at
Artistic Stamper - Spring (30th March)
Country View Challenges - Anything Goes (30th March)

Saturday, 28 February 2015

Brusho Tags

When I was playing with the Brushos at first, I used some small tags, here's 2 that I stamped and stenciled on.

No idea which colours I used here, was too happy sprinkling and spraying..... lol.  I used a stencil for the image by Crafters Workshop and it's called Mini Urban Landscape.  I inked through the stencil with Black Soot Distress Ink, the NYC was stamped with alphabet stamps from my Aunty's.

First I stamped with clear embossing powder onto the white tag, heat embossed it, then sprinkled black Brusho on the bottom half, love how it resists the embossing.  The birds were simply stamped with black Versafine.  All stamps are from Inkylicious.


I'm still enjoying playing with my Brushos, they're so addictive!.... lol.

Using a stamp from Inkylicious again stamps with Versafine and heat embossed with clear embossing powders.

I used just 2 colours on the background for this one, Gamborge and one of the reds, not sure which.  Once it was dry, I stamped a vine stamp and coloured it with Emerald Green Brusho.  I used a stamp by Dina Wakely for the bird which I stamped the twice, once on to the background to look like he's sitting on the branch, and again on a separate piece of card, which I coloured again with Brushos - Yellow and Turquoise.  I don't do painting watercolours, but did enjoy this.  I cut out the coloured bird and placed him over the one stamped on the background using just a little bit of glue gel.  I finished of stamping the vine at each side.

One I made earlier......

I made this card a week or so ago, but never got round to blogging it.

I used a die from Go Kreate to make the shape of my inky part, I used the negative park and inked though it onto a piece of card.  I used Adirondack inks, and brushes for blending them.  The image is a stamp from Inkylicious which was stamped with Versafind and heat embossed with clear embossing powder.  I'm not sure on the brand of the sentiment stamp as it was in a set I got from my Aunty's.

Thursday, 26 February 2015


My crafting friend KathyK introduced me to Brushos last weekend, to say I was impressed is an under statement, I love them!  So once I got home, I just had to order some, they arrived on Wednesday and I couldn't wait to start playing.  Here's my first complete card.

I used just 2 colours on this one, Purple and Turquoise.  I used my Tim Holtz spritzer to blow some air on the wet ink, which gave me the 'twig' effect.  Once the Brushos had dried I stamped the Dandelions with black Versamark then heat embossed with clear embossing powder.  I added just a tiny bit of glitter to finish it off.  The stamps used are from Inkylicious.

Friday, 20 February 2015

Winter Wonderland - Krafty Christmas

For our challenge this week, over on Winter Wonderland, the theme is 'Krafty Christmas', so we need to see Kraft card on your project, which doesn't have to be Christmas themed.  
We have 2 sponsors for this one -


Here's my DT card.

I'm loving this Bokeh technique at the moment and so easy to do.  The small snowflakes were cut with a punch, the large one with a die from DieSire, the sentiment is a digi, but I can't remember where from......  I used distress inks and adirondack inks for the background.

Wednesday, 11 February 2015

February Challenge at Lavinia Stamps (28.2.15)

This month challenge over on Lavinia Stamps is 'Bright & Beautiful'.

All stamps are by Lavinia, of course.  I stamped with Versafine and heat embossed with clear embossing powder, the inks don't smudge when adding the coloured inks that way.  I like to stamp first then add the colour, I know some do it the other way round.

Saturday, 7 February 2015

Same Stamp But Different

The main stamp used for these 3 cards is called Woodland Wonder and it's by Pennyblack.

I also used a lamppost stamp also by Pennyblack from the 'On The Town' set.  No moon on this one just the glow from the lamp.

Just using the stamp and masking of a moon.

Sunset/rise for this one, with a Deer stamp from Clarity.
Inks used on all of these cards a a mix of Distress Inks and Adirondacks.