Tuesday, 12 November 2013

Toadstool Tuesday...

Evening all, how's your day been? I've been getting ready for our craft workshops tomorrow...I really look forward to seeing all my lovely friends and one of them has a special Birthday.....woohoo!
Well tonight, I'm sharing my take on the theme "splatter techniques" 
This is my entry into the Challenge blog over at Craft Stamper...
You can check it out HERE
As you know I come up with many of my ideas at 3am....I don't know why...but there we have it...
I knew that I wanted to use my favourite toadstool stamp from Clarity and I was going to use a wax crayon resist technique....this was to be a homage to the workshop I recently attended run by the very talented and lovely Eileen Godwin...

It all started well and I stamped the image in black Versafine ink on the reverse of Centura apply the wax crayon...that's where it went wrong...the little pixies had been up to mischief in the night and hidden my crayon....(you know what it is like.....craft stash that disappears !!!) so I just carried on and put my thinking cap on......
I used my VersaMark pen and added highlight....then Clear embossing powder and used my heat gun.
Next I applied the distress inks in block colour...Mowed Lawn....Fired Brick and Spiced Marmalade....splattered a little water and then dabbed with kitchen roll...
Next I blended some Brushed Corduroy around the edges to frame the work.
I took my Distress stain...again Brushed Corduroy and put some onto my mat...I also put some white Acrylic paint onto my mat....I picked some up with a paint brush and in turn splattered a little on the card....I wanted quite a subtle effect....(small 
Then I stamped some Clarity words, cut them, added some black pen...I did the 'heart monitor line edge' ...I also added a similar line to the surround of the design.
Some Bakers twine, a metal embellishment, some matting and layering and job done...
One finishing trick is just to buff over the resist with a piece of really does bring it up nice and white...

So this is my take on Splatter....what do you think? And I would love to see yours....
That's it from me for to walk Tess....
Crafty hugs...Jo. X 


  1. This is fabulous Jo, love the gorgeous colours and those toadstools.

    Linda xxx

  2. What I think? I think this is totaly amazing! Wonderful colour (exactly what we need in this cold November days!) and brilliant design! YOU ROCK!
    xoxo SanDee1899

  3. Jo,... it's brill. Love it all and the colours are JUST ME !!!!
    Thanks for the mention ... very kind.
    Eileen xxx

  4. Great card Jo and the colours are great - thanks for sharing what you did xx