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Wednesday, 8 July 2015

First Christmas Card...

Good morning all, oh my goodness this week is whizzing so fast....a little bit like the products on the Clarity show on Sunday....wow....what a show....

Today I thought I would share one of my samples with you it uses the wonderful new Christmas stamps....

The Wee Folk and The Word Chains....and yes these are another must have.....

The background was made the week before when I was getting ready for the workshops using the Spectrum Aqua Markers...we used the pens to create cards using watercolour painting techniques....

Using the craft mat as a painting palate...

This is then spritzed with water and mopped up....

You can add Perfect Pearls to the mat along with the water......now this does give a lovely effect...Look at the shimmer....

I have quite a stash of these backgrounds now....ready for that ' quick card'

 

Just decide on an area, trim to size and stamp up....using Archival ink...some second generation stamping ....

Some matting and layering and card made....

It is always good creating backgrounds from mopping up....it is like getting it for free.....

And we all like that...

Must get on....Karl has been in London and is home tonight....and I still have lots to do.....

Enjoy your day...

Love and hugs...

Jo. xxxx

 

17 comments:

Emma Burns said...

Ooh this is lovely. I love your background techniques. I was given a very lovely gift from a very lovely lady, of a set of these aqua markers..... I have not used them yet... But you have certainly inspired me to do so. I think I need a bit of inkyness. Thank you for sharing your lovely work. Hugs to you and Karl. Xxxxxx

Barbara Finch said...

Do love that goose Jo - well worth a place on the wall, that background is so beautiful. Xx

Saintly Lisa said...

Lovely cards Jo, fabulous backgrounds too, love them both and as for the stamps.....I think they are all MUST haves! See you soon xx

Chrissie Roberts said...

Another lovely card Jo. Hoping you and the 'boys' plus Tess are well x

ps 'boys' includes Eric :)

Linda Page said...

Another fab card Jo - these pends are great for this type of work x

Jo Rice said...

Hi Emma, oh you do make me smile...thanks for your lovely comments, and I am looking forward to seeing your makes....hugs...xxx

Jo Rice said...

Thanks Barbara, hope your foot is on the mend.....hugs..xxx

Jo Rice said...

Thanks Lisa.....good job I have ordered a truck full....love to you and your Mum...xx

Jo Rice said...

Thanks Chrissie...not bad here thanks, Adam called back to hospital , they misread his X-ray and he has a broken finger....may need an op......all good fun....love to you and Don from Bolied Rice!!!!!! Hugs...xx

Jo Rice said...

Thanks Linda....and after all it is all Your fault that I bought them.....ha.ha.ha...hugs...xx

rachel said...

a wonderful make Jo - great idea! Hugs rachel x

Jo Rice said...

Thanks Rachel, you are very kind...hugs...xxx

Theresa said...

another brilliant make. love this. some more stamps to buy. will it ever end? hugs xx

Jeanette Butler said...
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Jeanette Butler said...

Lovely card Jo. I need to be braver with the pile of backgrounds I have as I worry that I'll spoil them with my stamping or design. These new stamps are so tempting but will have to wait until I am back at work and have an income. Love Jeanette xx

Jeanette Butler said...

First comment didn't publish so I wrote another and then suddenly there were two. So deleted one xx

SueJ said...

Great card and technique Jo.