Thursday, 10 April 2014

Chinese Lanterns take three.

Good morning, and how are you today.?

I am still not feeling too well and Mikey kept me up again but never mind, lipstick on and seize the day.

I have walked Tess, need to take Karl to the station, drop some samples off at the publishers and then get my stuff ready for going to Ally Pally tomorrow....packing up the craft bag takes the longest time!!!!

Anyway back to something crafty, now you know the Chinese Lanterns is my favourite Stencil from Clarity.

So we have used ink through it, and glue with gilding flakes. Today we are using the wonderful Perfect Pearls.( and if you are coming to Ally Pally we have a great show offer on...)

Here is the finished card....not easy to photograph please forgive me...

I started with a sheet of the black A5 silk coated ClarityCard, and taped the stencil in place with low tack tape.

Next I used VersaMark in and a small piece of cut'n'dry foam to ink through the stencil.

Take the stencil away and wash it, then start to add the perfect pearls with a paintbrush...oh there are some gorgeous colours.

I find it best if possible to leave the powder for a few moments . Stamp one of the words from the new word chains....I went for Magical.....then add more perfect pearls...

After a few moments , wipe off the excess powder....I do find that a soft handkerchief is best for this....Quilted kitchen roll can be a bit scratchy.....

Be really will work...

Some matting and layering and some ribbon...

And hey presto, let's have a closer look,


I do hope that you like this .

Better get on.....have a good weekend and see you soon

Much love and please be kind to each other.....

Hugs, Jo. X



  1. Beautiful effect with the pearls, Jo. I hope you have a great time at Ally Pally xx

  2. Hope both you and Mikey feel better as the day goes on just so you are right for London. Have a wonderful if busy time :) bet you come back with some Wheelies lol
    This card is Magical! (sorry couldn't resist!) the colours are beautiful

    Take care
    Chrissie x

  3. Hope you get better as the day goes on Jo.
    A stunning card as really is a great stencil isn't it! and so versatile in the way you use it! love and hugs xx

  4. Gorgeous card Jo.
    I hope all goes well at Ally Pally and you feel a bit better soon. Enjoy. Debbiex

  5. This is stunning Jo. I hope you have a fabulous time at Ally Pally. Get well soon too.
    Linda xxx

  6. Oh Jo, I was going to show mine of this mask today but will wait, we do get the same ideas some times, only the layout and words are the same, everything else totally different. I love how you have done this card and it really stands out, the colours are gorgeous. Sorry not seen you much, I know you are busy. Have a great time at Ally Pally - we have a whole week together soon anyway. Keep yer pecker up luv, eh watch it!! xxx

  7. oooo Jo - this looks fab - I always forget about mica powders - will have to try this! hugs rachel - p.s. hope you feel better soon xx

  8. hope you're all better for ally pally. this is stunning. the colours are so pretty xx

  9. Oh! Wow! This is truly stunning, love it.
    Have a great day

    Patricia x

  10. Morning Jo - just found a little time to visit blogland I saw this on FB - and its just fabulous. The colours are just to die for - I love pp . Have a fab weekend at Ally Pally xxxx

  11. Beautifully magical, I am waiting on the Chinese lanterns being delivered and I will certainly give it a go with my gold tone perfect pearls. I don't have coloured ones yet, but in time I shall. Denise x