Friday, 30 May 2014


Good morning all and welcome to Friday.

Today is a new challenge over at the Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenge blog and the new theme is ....Outdoors.....

So here is my inspiration, I do hope that you like it...

I started by using the A5 washing line stencil from Clarity.

Attach the stencil to your card using low tack masking tape and then begin to sponge in the colour. I used Slate Adirondack Ink.

Start off gently and then build up some shade and depth.

Then remove the mask.

Add some sky using the cloud mask, a sponge and cloudy blue Adirondack ink.

Now some matting and layering and highlights with a white gel pen.

On a separate piece of card stamp out the blustery day stamp.

Add some colour using Watercolour pencils.

Attack this to the card and add some bakers twine, a bow and some hat pins.

I do think that the blustery day stamp and the washing line stencil go really well together.

If you would like to enter the challenge or even have a look at the other DT inspiration just pop along to the blog here......

Thanks for looking in today, I am off to the publishers with some card samples and remember that Barbara is on t.v. On Sunday with the Clarity show 9-11am....

Enjoy your weekend ...

Love and hugs

Jo. X



  1. Absolutely gorgeous Jo. Love your shading and touches of white.
    The little girl in blustery day is one of my favourites. Have a great weekend xxx

  2. Lovely card Jo. I agree this stencil and stamp go well together. Looking forward to seeing your samples on Sunday's Clarity show. x

  3. This is fabulous Jo! Really like it! Looking forward to Sunday's show and seeing what you made with the new stuff! xx

  4. Beautiful Jo and a great step by step. The combination of the stamp and stencils in inspired. xxxx

  5. loving that mask. brilliant x

  6. Amazing card Jo. Thank you for the inspiration and the step by step.

  7. Fab card Jo. That stamps goes perfectly with those stencils. Love it!

    I look forward to seeing your samples on Sunday. x

  8. Wonderful card ,loved it the first time I saw it .... you are so clever at mixing your stamps and stencils .... my problem is I forget what I have got how awful is that? I do love that little blustery day stamp. :) xx

  9. Gorgeous card and another wonderful tutorial.
    Linda xxx

  10. FABULOUS Jo!!! What a wonderful always!!! I think I'll call you "Fussy and Fancy's Queen of Technique"!! Have a great weekend Jo!!

    1. Oh thanks so much Beth....your comment did make me smile...have a good weekend...hugs...Jo. X

  11. fab card Lo. the stencil and stamp work so well together as you so rightly said. and the colours you used are so gentle. love it xx

  12. This is gorgeous Jo and I didn't know Clarity Stamps did stencils like this. Both you and Annie have inspired to give them a go!

    Hugs, Vannessa x

  13. Lovely I do love it when you give a full tutorial ancient old bars like me need it spelt out. Have a great weekend!