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Monday, 28 December 2015

Lovely days.

Good afternoon all and thanks for popping in....it is good to see you at this festive time,,,grab a drink, something to eat and pull up a chair......I do hope that you had a wonderful Christmas.

We had a lovely time and it was so good to spend quality family time,,,and we even had an extra visitor for Christmas lunch...good job that I had my emergency chair ready,,..

I have been busy today making samples ready for next weekend when Barbara will be on our screens once again.....they are all finished and ready for posting tomorrow morning...

So I thought it was a good time to make a cup of tea and have a catch up...

Here is one of my samples from Pauls last show on Hochanda

 

I do love the Bird Row stamps....and as you know I do love to Mix And Match my stencils...

Here is a closer look...

I started with a piece of stencil card and stamped the birds..then added their individual masks...

Then I taped my stencils into place.

First the oval one...

Followed by this fabulous new background one.

Next I added some Distress inks...yes I know ...my favourite colours...

 

I also added a border to match the wooden branch...and added colour to my birds using my Soectrum Noir pencils. ( always remember to leave some white area when colouring in..)

I didn't have the correct colour of card for some matting and layering..so I made my own from some white card and an Alcohol marker.

Then some classic little white dots...and yes ...I do use these so much...

I added the word News from the word chains...I thought it was very apt ....

You see ' it was the little bird who told me '

I really enjoyed making this card....

I wonder what the News is though.....better ask the little birdie..!!!!

Enjoy your evening.....I am off to tackle my ironing mountain....as Mikey is such a love and gave me two huge bags of washing for Christmas......Bless him,,,,,.

Love and hugs ...

Jo. xxx

 

8 comments:

  1. Gorgeous Jo, I also use markers for colour in the matt and layering xx

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  2. I really love this card , I must get those stamps and that new stencil ,. Thanks for sharing,.xxxx

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  3. Lovely card Jo, those little birds are so sweet! Love the stencilled background too. Xx

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  4. lovely card Jo. loving the oranges here. take care, hugs xx

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  5. Lovely card, Jo - glad you had a good Christmas xx

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  6. Thanks ladies for your lovely comments,,.good to catch up with you,..and thanks for your support....hugs...xxx

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  7. Lovely card, really like these new stencils. Hope to see some more of your samples on TV this Sunday. Xx

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  8. I love this card Jo. Another bright, inspiring example to brighten the day. It's chilly again and that storm is fast approaching. So glad you had a good Christmas and what a thoughtful gift from Mikey lol. xx

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