Monday, 3 February 2014

Marionette Monday

Well hello and how was your weekend? ...ours started off with the lock on our front door jamming on would not budge...the key wouldn't work, so all weekend we had to use the back door....and Adam finished work at 5am....!!!!!
We did manage to get a very good local locksmith to come and have a look today...and after some head shaking, some tutting and some 'well, I thought that would have worked!,' .....and many pennies later we have a new lock, new keys and more to the point a front door that I can open.....yah....
Anyway yesterday was Clarity Sunday ....did you manage to watch any of the shows? ....yes Mum ...I know you did....thanks for watching....
Oh I do love to see Nigel with Barbara ...they make a great team and Nigel was so funny. I think he is ready to move in with fellow DT member Lynne....well she does make exceedingly good cards....
It was great to see all the fabulous designs ...and if you missed them you can always find inspiration on the website..... 
As for me, I loved working with the Marionette stamps and stencil...

This was one of my cards, I used the stencil, sail boat blue Adirondack ink and the brilliant stencil brushes...the Marionettes were stamped in Memento ink and coloured with Graph It markers...

I stamped the hands, coloured them in and cut around the fingers....then added some small wooden sticks...

The strings were drawn free hand with a fine liner's quite spooky how real the hands look...
Right, I'm off to cook some food ....hungry boys and all that....
Thanks for taking the time to read this and leave comments...I do love to read them...and welcome to our new good to have you join us....
Call back soon...
Jo. X 


  1. Fab card, Jo - very cleverly done xx Glad you are all secure again now!

  2. This is fabulous Jo, love the stamps and the design.

    Linda xxx

  3. Love the effect - clever! :-) x

  4. Love this Jo and I agree the hands do look spooky but then again I find that marionettes are a little spooky too .... a scaredy cat I am but I still have bought them and have already got plans for them !! xx

  5. PHENOMENAL Jo...this is just so fantastic and interesting!!! Love it!!

  6. this is a super card jo. love it. you made that stage look so realistic. love your shading. brill xx

  7. Jo this card is amazing and beautifully executed. I love the way you've shaded the hands they're brilliant. I'd missed the fact that you'd used sticks - didn't notice that at all!
    Just fabulous x

  8. Thank you for adding me on fb, am glued to the screen on a clarity show and am always amazed at the fantastic cards that all the design team make. One day i hope i can be half as good as you all are.xx

  9. I love your work whatever you do, it's always divine...
    Me personally I find these pretty spooky! and clowns! Lol
    Crafty hugs xx

  10. Gorgeous card Jo. Such lovely colours and am loving those hands - just brill. Xxx

  11. Fabulous card Jo and adding the stick to tge hands...pure genius xx

  12. Another fabulous card Jo, very cleverly done x Lisa x

  13. Marionette Monday is a excellent card.......