Friday, 23 January 2015

Wings and Things.

Good Morning all, here we are , we made it to Friday....the dogs have just had a long walk down the frozen and crispy fields...and mad Eric is now it gives me time to have a chat.

Today it is a new Challenge over at the Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenge Blog...

The new Theme is Wings and Things.....and is hosted by my lovely friend Annie....

And sponsored by Sweet Lilac Flowers and Fresh Brewed Designs....

Why don't you pop over and see the brilliant work by the rest of the is my offering...


I started with this gorgeous Moonfairy Clarity stamp.( you need to use a permanent ink pad )



I stamped the wings once again.


Then using some Distress ink onto my craft mat , I began to watercolour the image....this is one of my favourite techniques....have you tried it?


See how the image takes shape...


And once the painting is finished....grab a piece of card or a tag and clean up your mat....


This is a brilliant way to create a 'free' background.....


Put that to one side and decorate it later .....

Meanwhile I stamped the word Dream from the word chains...


Back to the I added some more Distress ink,



Now , I liked that ...but it did need something out with Jo's Bubbles stencil....

Is it just me ....or does that remind you of Aero Chocolate. ?

I cut the wings out and decoupaged them , then added some clear Wink Of Stella , oh I do love these pens....

Look what a difference they make...


Dewdrops were a must....and a suitable backing paper..

My background paper came from the wonderful House Of Zandra....I added some Distress ink so that it all matched...


The lace is from Sweet Lilac Flowers, ....

The flowers are from their ' Darks...' offer pack...


I do love to just play ......sometimes this embellishment arranging bit takes me the longes time of the whole design...


I do hope you like what I have created and that you join in with the know Challenges are a brilliant way of sharing your work, making new friends and sometimes getting Mr. MoJo back....
Have a good weekend all,
Much love and hugs from me....
Oh and the Fish pie went down a treat , Adam even sent a text from work to say how much he enjoyed that is one to add to my short list of meals cooked by me.....
Stay safe and warm
Jo. xxxx




  1. This is beautiful Jo. Oh dear how many times have I just cleared up my ink mess off mat should have been making backgrounds. Not in future. The moon fairy is gorgeous and I love embellishments. xx

  2. Beautiful Jo, always loved that stamp

  3. Thanks for explaining how you did that lovely card. Why did you have to mention chocolate. I'm trying to be good. Now all I can think of is those malteasers in the kitchen. xxxxx

  4. Fabulous, Jo... as always...great tutorial too. This is still one of my favourite Clarity stamps and I did think of using it for this challenge but opted for my equal favourite stamps 'Garden Birds' or as I call them bluetits stamps. Hope we have a good response, certainly the inspiration fro the DTs is wonderful. xxx

  5. FABULOUS tutorial once again Jo!! What a beautiful card...I love the image and your colouring is fantastic!! The paper is so were right...the dew drops are a must!! Enjoy your weekend Jo!!
    Take care,

  6. Beautiful Jo. Really love how you have constructed this card - thanks for sharing how you made it. xx

  7. This is beautiful! Really super design and yes you're right it does look like aero! I love the moon fairy stamp, will have to add it to my Clarity list. I have entered the Clarity challenge again this month, its exciting sending off an entry. Xx

  8. oh i really enjoy colouring in with the inks and a damp brush. i pretend i'm painting....i'm sad i know. gorgeous, hugs xx

    1. You are not the only one...I do that too Thetesa...x

  9. Beautiful card. I love the bubbles and the drops. This is also a fave stamp that I need to add to my ever growing list! I've never come across 'wink of stella' great name and looks lovely. Have a great weekend and thanks for sharing. I am also aiming to get something into the clarity challenge but had asbestos removal from my flat today so everything is currently in boxes. I can't face unpacking them today after spending half the week packing them.

    1. Thanks for commenting Pam, I hope you get your flat sorted out and looking forward to seeing your entry in the Clarity Challenge...hugs...x

  10. what a wonderful make Jo - I adore the moon fairy - big hugs Rachel x

  11. Beautiful card Jo. Thank you for the tutorial too :)
    I keep thinking of chocolate though! X

  12. This is just gorgeous Jo - love how you coloured the image!

    Hugs, Vannessa

  13. Stunning card Jo!! Always love what you create!!

  14. OMGosh JO, this is beautiful...and I loved how you did all the inking...and I learned some great techniques here....stunning is a pleasure to be on the team with you all and your beautiful talent!!