Friday, 15 April 2016


Good afternoon everyone, have you got that Friday feeling yet? It is all go here , getting ready for tomorrow's class in is our 2nd Birthday ...I really can't believe that we have been meeting every month now for two years.......oh where has the time gone,,?

Seriously though I have made some wonderful friends, such lovely ladies and gent ( I better not forget Peter) and boy oh boy have we had some laughs....

We have two new ladies joining us tomorrow, so I must try and be on my best behaviour.....( well for the first five minutes!!!)

We are going to have a play with some fabulous new Wee stamps from Clarity also we will be using stampboard....

Now although this product has been around for many years , it is new to me,,.and oh it is so addictive...

And so versatile, you can use so many different mediums on it, from dye based inks, shaving foam, alcohol inks, PanPastels, Grunge Paste, oh the list goes on....

A brilliant way of using all those wonderful products that we have in our stash...

So this afternoon , I thought I would have a little play...well it would have been rude not too...and this is what I came up with.

I must say that it is my lovely friend Yvonne that inspired me to use thanks are a gem...xxxx

I started by choosing a stamp, and then making a base of stampboards that would be just the right size...

I do love this Topiary Tree Clarity stamp....and olden but a golden one,,,,

I used a piece of double sided adhesive sheet on the back , to stick all the boards together.

Next I put a base coat of Distress ink down, I used Spiced Marmalade...( don't worry about the blending, at this stage you really just need a base coat )

Next I used the Trellis Stencil and some more Distress inks, followed by some water spritzing .

To pull it all together I added some brown DI around the edges. Then I gave it a quick blast with my heat tool.

I stamped the image using black Archival ink.

And then put with a scraper tool to add the white highlights. Now is it just me or does this remind you of when we were younger and made those scraper foil pictures?

As I wanted to create a tile effect I sprayed it with Crafters companion Spray and Shine,,,,you can use clear embossing powder or UTEE but as it is such a large area I went for the spray....

Here is a closer look

I really enjoyed making this, hope you like it too.

I have so many ideas buzzing around , I just need more time to play....but I had better get on packing my car...

And then cooking some food,

I hope you have a lovely weekend, whatever you have planned...

Take care all, much love and hugs

Jo. xxxx



  1. That's lovely Jo, I've not seen that stamp before, might have to look on the website and buy it. Enjoy your weekend, I am off to Spain for 3 weeks xx

    1. Thanks Carol and have a fabulous time in

  2. Thanks for the inspiration Jo. Love it.

    1. Thanks Naomi, hope you and your family are keeping well...see you next

  3. Great Idea Jo! And you always manage to find stamps I haven't got and now want!
    Have a great time tomorrow at your workshop! If your blog is anything to go by you will! Xxx

  4. Great Idea Jo! And you always manage to find stamps I haven't got and now want!
    Have a great time tomorrow at your workshop! If your blog is anything to go by you will! Xxx

  5. Beautiful Jo - I have quite a lot of stampboard bits somewhere so thanks for this - I also have that stamp!! Roll on tomorrow when Claritycumbria will be in full flow! Xx

  6. this is great. i need to try stampboard but don't want to invest in it without knowing if i'd like it, hugs xx
    have a great weekend xx

  7. This is lovely Jo. I haven't tried stampboard yet - it's on my list! Hope tomorrow goes well. Hugs xxx

  8. wonderful work Jo - have a wonderful day tomorrow and say hello from me to everybody! Hugs rachel x

  9. Lovely! Miss meeting up with you ��. Hope you're doing well. Give my love to the ladies. Will try & catch up with you soon ��Xxx

  10. Never used stamp board, I like what you have done with it though. Also like the project from Thursday with the wee animals, mine arrived this morning along with my word chain alphabet. Xx

  11. Isn't stamp board fab! I love working with it and creating tiny little pieces of art.

  12. Thanks everyone for your lovely comments, and I do urge you to try stampboard is official , I am addicted to

  13. Wow Jo I don't think you needed my inspiration, this is amazing. Hope everyone enjoyed using it - it's a joy!
    Love what you've done. Lots of love xxxx