Monday, 14 March 2016

Another must have stamp.

Good afternoon all and thanks for popping back today. As promised yesterday , I am back with a tutorial on the Smooshing technique...

This is just such a fab way of making backgrounds, it is so quick and easy, but you can control where the colours go...

Here is my design today

Now this does work really well on Watercolour card , but today I have used Stencil card...three colours of Distress inks, a piece of acetate and some water.

You start by locating your is amazing how many times I loose mine...

Add some ink. ( one colour at a time )

Then spritz , turn over and begin Smooshing on your card ,

This starts to dry whilst you clean your acetate and add another colour

And then the third colour, I find it best to leave some white areas and to work on a larger piece of card so that I can then choose an area and cut it down...

That's the piece for today.

Next some stamping, and my favourite fern stamp from the Wee Foliage set. First and second generation stamping.

Then,,,,,here is a most wonderful little stamp.....a girl with a balloon.....

How cute is she????

You can find her here....

Next I added some more grass, by masking the little girl

A word from the word chains....yes Dream ...fits the bill.

Some matting and layering, and a little white highlight with a gel pen..

I really enjoyed making this, and I had been saving my little girl for a special occasion....she is just perfect for this sort of background....

Go on need to buy her...after all you don't get much for under a fiver these days...

I must get on, the sun is shinning today and my frogs are making music in my pond!!!! A real sign that Spring is just around the corner..

Thanks for pop back soon,

Much love and hugs.

Jo. xxx



  1. Love your smooshing, I've always used all colours at once but this is so much cleaner, not sure how to leave white tho lol. That little girl is gorgeous, a need..... xx

  2. Lovely Jo, but then I really do love all your creations. Thanks for explaining how you did this, it is a beautiful background. Acute stamp as well. xx

  3. I love your smooshing and much more controllable taking the acetate to paper (When you've found it). Sweet little stamp too. Xx

  4. Beautiful card Jo and yes, I love her xx

  5. Beautiful card Jo and yes, I love her xx

  6. this is a fab technique and you're right about the girl. i need her lol! hugs xx

  7. Oooooo like this very much xx

  8. lovely work Jo - I always smoosh on my craft mat lol!!! Hugs rachel x

  9. I love a bit of smooshing, you've done us smooshers proud with this one, its gorgeous and thanks for an easy to follow tutorial.

  10. Thanks Jo for this wonderful card and instruction . It's almost as good as having you here or me there .,have a great week .

  11. Fab technique Jo. I might try it later (it is I love the stamp too.
    Lovely card as always x

  12. Love it Jo. I'm definitely going to try schmoosing like this. It looks a great way to keep the colours cleaner and less muddy. Thanks for sharing. Xxx

  13. I love the smooshing technique! Great way to create the watercolour look. Love the stamping on this one too. Xx

  14. Ooh great technique Jo - just may have to use this 😄 Hugs xx