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Tuesday, 7 April 2015

Bright and Beautiful

Good Morning, friends, family and blog followers, I hope you had a lovely Easter Weekend....are you back into work today? ...not easy is it when you know others are on holiday!!!! But luckily for me I love my job.....Karl was on call yesterday and Good Friday so I did some work too...well...if you call it work....I was making samples ready for this months workshop at C.J.CardCraft in Edgeley....( Sat 18th )

Today I am getting organised ready for tomorrow's workshops in Hazel Grove....and ladies we have lots to do.....need to work off all that chocolate!!!!

Did you catch Barbars Claritystamp shows on C&C on Sunday...? Brilliant as ever....great demos....and sell outs....wow....and such great samples from all the DT....

So something to share with you today....I thought we would go Bright and Beautiful with this one of my samples...

It features the gorgeous Wee Folk Fairies, and the new Woodpress letter box set.....http://www.claritystamp.co.uk/New-In/17955-/Remountable-Woodpress-Letters-Clear-Stamp-Set-+-MASK---As-Seen-On-TV

As you know I do love my Distress inks and use these colours so much...but this time I have used the Aqua Tints ....I do love these paints...they are so versatile and have so ...so many uses....in fact when I did a day workshop with them last month we still had techniques left to cover at the end,...

This background is just simple blending.....using damp watercolour card....a large flat brush....and a bit of elbow grease....See how easy the colours blend....great for a quick card...

Next the words....using Archival ink...First the box's...

Then the letters...(I do write mine out on copier paper first....to save mistakes)

Then the Fairies....and look they are perfect to use with the letters...

To create the moon I used Jo's Bubbles stencil and Brilliance ink on a mini blending tool....I stamped the stars using the same ink....I do love this effect........

The grasses just ground the design...

Some matting and layering.....and job done...well almost....notice the little blackbird....he is part of my personalised stamp.....


And the back of the card...

 

Thats it from me....I had better get on...lots to do....have a good day...and pop back soon....

Much love as always.....

Jo. xxxx

 

8 comments:

  1. Beautiful. It's been foggy here till midday for the past few days then turned out to be lovely. Hoping for the same again today. The hand made by stamps are lovely and seem to reflect the styles of the DTs. Happy crafting.

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    1. Hi....yes, sun out here now....need to finish crafting then out into the garden to pot some plants up...have a great afternoon...x

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  2. As ever clever and lovely...you are inspirational.

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    1. Oh Debby you do make me smile....thanks for such a wonderful comment...hope you are having a great day....hugs..x x

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  3. gorgeous make Jo - hope your class goes well - i know it will x

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  4. loving the vibrancy of the background. lovely composition and detail, hugs xx

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  5. Beautiful colours love the layout. Always enjoy checking in and seeing what you show us. Thank you. Xx

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  6. Love this Jo. I have resisted the aqua tints up to now, and then I see this beautiful vibrant card, and I'm thinking... shall I? shan't I? Thanks for sharing. Xxx

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