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Tuesday, 26 April 2016

Filigraphy Foliage.

Good afternoon all and thanks for popping in today. How is your week going? I have just got back from the post office, and have posted my next batch of samples....our Barbra is on Hochanda this coming Sunday and Monday....oh ...you need to see what she is bringing....I know...I would tell you if I could....shhhhh

Also did you see her blog yesterday? With the brilliant news that the very talented Tina Cox has joined the Clarity demonstration and design teams,,.now there is a very clever artist...

I have just managed to watch Pauls shows from Sunday...I am one of those who has lost Hochanda for a while,..so I am on Catch up...

I thought today I would share one of my samples with you,..

Now I did have to laugh at Paul and Ben when they were talking about this card....every time Ben said....whoever made this !!!!! I was jumping up and down shouting at my iPad....it was me,,,,It was me,,,,,,my name is on the back.....oh it was so funny,,,.Tess and Eric did give me some funny looks.

 

Now those of you who are regulars here know that I am a bit obsessed with the Smooshing technique,,,

Well this time I wondered what if I use the stencil instead of the acetate....now I haven't seen anyone else do this...but if they have ...well great minds think alike...

Sort of Stencil Smooshing...

So I chose two colours of Distress inks and rubbed them onto the back of the stencil and spritzed with some water.

Then turned the stencil over and put it directly onto a piece of stencil card and gave it a gentle press.

This is what I had when the stencil was removed. Oh I am liking this......I may just be using this again...

Next I used Black Archival ink and stamped the filigraphy foliage stamps into place.

I had a gap where the stalk was, so out with one of the line writing sentiment stamps....

Oh yes that looks better. A couple of hot air balloons and a little blackbird and my design was finished...

Now that was fun....

Here is another sample using the same stencil,

But look how different they look, I do love to use one stencil or stamps in so many different ways,,,it's just the way that my mind works....

Do you find that you do the same?

I have another busy week this week and must get on as it is our regular workshop day on Thursday at Grosvenor House Papers in Kendal, then Saturday is Manchester crafts and we are doing some mixed media,,,,..and I need to get things sorted ready for our first Clarity Belfast the following Saturday....I am so excited as it will be my first ever trip to Northern Ireland....not many sleeps left ladies....

Enjoy your evening all,

Much love as always

Jo. xxx

 

7 comments:

  1. Love the stencil smoosh idea. Must try it. Great use of the wording and great cards as always. 11 more sleeps to Clarity NI. All us ladies cannot wait x

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  2. Love your smooshing technique, definitely a must try. Loves to Tess and Eric xx

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  3. Do love this Jo - I see what you meant now about the stencil smooshing! I didn't really understand when you told me what you had done! Iknew it was yours as soon as I saw it! Xx

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  4. Do love this Jo - I see what you meant now about the stencil smooshing! I didn't really understand when you told me what you had done! Iknew it was yours as soon as I saw it! Xx

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  5. gorgeous makes Jo - and now Northern Ireland hey??? Brilliant! Enjoy xx

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  6. oh i was doing the same Jo as i recognised your cards. lov e both of them. that stencil smooshing is clever, hugs xx

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  7. Clever idea, I can see some smooshing in my future crafting! Have a great weekend. Xx

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