Friday, 22 January 2016

Our Home,,,

Good afternoon all, and first of all welcome to our new followers....I always get so excited when we have new pull up a chair and make yourselves at home,,,

How has your day been ? Good I hope....

I have been getting ready for tomorrow's workshops in Edgeley....we have a card and a crafty project to make I am so pleased with both especially how the project has worked out....we have two new crafters booked in too . It is always great to meet new crafty friends...

So today I thought I would share another one of my samples from Barbara's last show on HOCHANDA tv...

I really loved making this one,,,as you know , I have a bit of a thing for stencils..

This uses the new Texture Super is so versatile....and can be found on the Clarity web

I started with a piece of stencil really is my go to card of choice..

And I stamped one of the new Wee made a mask for it using a post it note..but I am sure that I noticed on Barbara's blog the other day that Jim has now made masks to go with the stamps...

I made a border using copier paper and brushed some Sail Boat blue ink into the space.

I find it easier to turn my work through 90degrees , it is just a quirk of mine .....sorry...

Next using the texture stencil I added some Mustard seed DI, and then cleaned my stencil.

Then I proceeded to add more colour

And more, until I was happy

The pattern really did remind me off the old Lava lamps that we used to have.....

I do find it important to clean the stencil when changing inks so that the colours stay true and don't go muddy.

When the paper is removed , this is what I had....

I then added some colour to the house using Spectrum Noir pencils, and some shading using Charcoal pencils...

The words are from the word chains....and are stamped in Black Archival ink..

Some matting and layering and all that was left to do was to add some glossy accents to the Windows...

It is these little finishing touches that make all the difference...

I am going to make this background again using different colours and see if I can make animal print paper...

Before I go I just want to remind you that our Paul Church is on HOCHANDA this Sunday 10am , 2pm and 5pm...... I do love his shows , and I will be watching with my coffee and cake,,,

Right I had better get on, still got to pack my bags, then cook the meal....and walk the dogs...

Enjoy your weekend .....

Much love and hugs.

Jo. xxx



  1. Lovely Jo - I do love the wee houses and this is such a cheery background! Xx

  2. Lovely Jo - I do love the wee houses and this is such a cheery background! Xx

  3. Super way to use the new stencil, very colourful. I have been using my new colour burst powders, I sound like someone watching fireworks when I do the spritzing lots of ooooo and aarrrrr! Have a good weekend. XX

  4. Lovely card Jo. I still have a lava lamp somewhere lol Love the colours, but then your colours always work beautifully
    Enjoy your weekend xx

  5. Lovely card Jo. Enjoy your weekend xx

  6. Lovely card Jo. Enjoy your weekend xx

  7. this is gorgeous - I love it to pieces Jo! Enjoy your day tomorrow!big hugs Rachel x

  8. Lovely artwork. Yes, I love these wee houses too xx

  9. Such a fun and cheerful card. Love the colour combo and yes, I was thinking lava lamp too. Have a good crating day tomorrow. Those new ladies don't know what treats lay in store for them. Love and hugs, Jeanette xxxx

  10. So cool Jo, love the effect. Have a super weekend.

  11. Many thanks ladies for your lovely comments...I really appreciate them all...have a lovely