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Thursday, 19 September 2013

It's me......

Hi, sorry I have been a bit quiet this week, but I have been busy doing things that have to stay hush, hush for a while.....all exciting stuff....
Well, yesterday was workshop day in Hazel Grove and it was so good to catch up with everyone....as always, we did have such a laugh...
We had a new crafter....a gorgeous little black Kitten.....but Alex won't let me give it a home.....boo hoo...I thought it might help Tess with her phantom pregnancy......don't worry ....I was good and left it alone.....
We had a play with Mica Powders....I chose to use Perfect Pearls as I find them the best on the market and they have a built in binding agent...
This is the first card that we made....using a favourite stamp of mine from HobbyArt....the Border Poppy ....


We used gold embossing powder, mixed water with our mica powder and then painted with it...
The background uses Tumbled Glass Distress ink and the brilliant Cloud mask from Clarity....I have to say I have been using it on a lot of my cards recently...
Our second card, using the same stamp but creating a different effect...


We used smooth black card, VersaMark ink and then added the mica Powder with a paint brush....left this for a few moments and then buffed the area with a tissue...(I find tissue better that kitchen roll...it is less abrasive) 
Top Tip...if you put talc on your card first it help with the static, but also helps to show up where you have stamped...
These are some tags that I made as inspiration for other ways of using the stamp...


I have just treated myself to some Dylusions sprays...oh, I love them...I now have a spray booth....all in the name of research....just for you Rachel....
So I am off to play...
See you soon....Jo. X 


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