A touch of Red


Hello everyone – it’s a lovely day today here in Leeds.  I have been for a walk and now it is time to do my blog post as I have a busy week ahead!

This project is for the Challenge over at IndigoBlu – A touch of Red.

Using post box red I made a background by laying the paint on my glass mat adding water and then laying my white card on top. I glued this on to some grey board and then mixed course texture paste with some post box red and randomly applied this through IndigoBlu texture stencil. I also used IndigoBlu harlequin stamp on the sides.

Using Jane I stamped with black stazon onto a tissue and used slapiton to place it on my background. I shaded her eyelids and lips and gave her some earrings. I made a window frame using a sizzix die and heat emblossed in gold and also red.

I die cut some flourishes and leaves, also a bird to finish my project.

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A hazy Summer Day

thumb_P1040168_1024Hi everyone, today I would like to share a project I made using distress inks, spectrum noir pencils, acrylic paint, IndigoBlu poppy border stencil, texture stencil and nature stamps.

I prepared a background using some sprays I made up from Cottage acrylic paint in various colours and randomly sprayed over some white card. I then applied white acrylic paint to the poppy border stencil then I sprayed over it randomly with  my acrylic paint sprays, flipped it over and using a brayer took a print from the stencil. Using spectrum noir pencils I shaded and enhanced the colour of the print. When dry I over stamped with distress inks and the nature stamps. Using the texture stencil I sponged white acrylic paint through the pattern. I stamped and cut individual words from the Nature 1 set and applied some distress, then coloured the edges before adhering on to the artwork. I also coloured the edges of the design before mounting it on to white card.


I would like to enter this project in the following challenges:

IndigoBlu Challenge January 2016 – Anything Goes!

Country View Crafts February – Make your own background

That Craft Place February – Anything Goes







This months theme at Clarity Stamp is Love so I thought I would try some altered heart in the shape of a heart in the traditional red.

First of all I sealed the mdf with white gesso and when dry, painted a coat of dark coloured acrylic paint, a layer of glue then when almost dry a top coat of cream acrylic paint and left it to crackle.I really like this effect.

I did a bit of spraying with red diluted acrylic paint and let it dry.  Using the Clarity wild grasses stencil I spread some coarse texture paste over it trying to get single grasses so I could build up my picture instead of using the stencil as a whole. I used the bubble stencil in a couple of places using red acrylic paint, flicked some red paint (shielding the grasses) and randomly adhered some beads.  I also painted the side of the heart in red. As I didn’t have a love word stamp I die-cut some letters in white card and placed them at the top of the heart.  Finally I pulled some satin ribbon through the hole at the top of the heart so I could hang it and attached a clarity butterfly which I had stamped on shrink plastic .

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Say it with flowers



Today I finished a birthday card to enter into Challenge 35 at Clarity Stamp – Say it with Flowers.

Resources:  Petals and stripes stencils, Shepherds Purse and butterfly stamps.  Texture paste, shaving foam, archival ink, black embossing powder, distress inks and aquamarkers.




A Christmas Story


Today I would like to share a card I have made for the Clarity Stamp Challenge No. 34 – A Christmas Story.

I used Clarity card and alcohol inks to create the background and when dry ran it through the E Bosser with the Clarity snowflake stencil.

The snowflakes were sanded down and white gesso applied with some stickles in the centre of each. With the rooftops mask I created the buildings  and then added some snow to the rooftops. Using Clarity stamps I stamped father christmas in his sleigh and Peace on Earth, flicked diluted white gesso over the whole background to create snowflakes, cut out a 25 and finally applied white gesso all around the edges.

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Winter Blues


It such a long time since I have had time to share a post and enter a challenge, so here goes!

I wish to enter the above card in Challenge 34 over at http://indigoblublogchallenge.blogspot.co.uk/ – Winter Blues.

I created the scene on the front of a card using IndigoBlu buildings stamp from the Snow Glob set and then cut out an arch with Tim Holtz Movers and Shapers Arches to create a frame.

I coloured the edges of the frame with distress ink to match the card front and using vodka martini metallic paint I stamped Noel and the snow flakes from the Seasons Greeting set. I edged the frame with vodka martini paint and adhered it to some snow covered acetate and then onto the card front.  I finished off with a white bow.

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Autumn Days


Challenge 32 over at IndigoBlu is Autumn Days which conjures up lovely warm colours.

In my entry I have used some watercolour card washed over with water which I then painted over with Bonfire, Banana Custard and Orange.  I then sprinkled a few grains of rice and placed wet clingfilm over it scrunching it up as I wrapped the card up.

Once dry I stamped up using Stag Cliffhanger, Nature 1 and an IndigoBlu clear stamp set given free with a stamping magazine. I used flitterglu to edge the card and applied some chocolate box gilding flake.

Thank you for stopping by and good luck everyone!