Tuesday, 23 October 2018

Bright and Beautiful

Good morning everyone,..
Another lovely dog walk this morning , 
although I do believe it is going to get quite a lot colder later this week...
Hope we don’t get snow in Anglesey this Saturday 
Today I am sharing with you  a little play that I had yesterday.

I have had this fantastic stamp on my craft table for weeks...
And I have been desperate to use it 

It has been designed by the very talented Tracy Evans...

I started with a couple of Distress Oxide inks...

And two pieces of card 

Next I added some blue ink , 
Followed by green , 
remember to dry your card in between each application of ink .
When dry I edged both pieces of card with Bundled Sage Oxide ink. 

Next I added the large lollipop sticks....
Yes , my latest🤣
Gave them  a dry brush of white  gesso 

Then added some colour to them with the oxides. 

I stamped my image on the don’t worry , 
They are quite uneven.   ,
So the stamping isn’t perfect...
But we don’t need it to be...
It will all be fine...

I repeated the stamping on separate card...

Added some colour and cut out the dragonfly . 

Next came some know I always need some splatting 
This time I used a black Inka Gold...
Remember to add some water before putting the jar away 

When dry , I added some white work with a Posca Pen 

Followed by a black Sharpie line and some matting and layering . 

I decoupaged the dragonfly, plus some hessian for extra detail. 

The sentiment and the glossy Accents just complete the design 

I really enjoyed making this 

Just look at all the detail on the stamp 

And the best bit is that there are lots of other parts of this stamp that I haven’t used yet...
I feel another play coming on..

I hope you have a lovely Tuesday planned , 
We have Elliot coming to play 
So grandma better get a move on...

Take care all
Much love and hugs 
Jo. xxxxx


  1. It's such a thrill for me to see you use my stamps and then to get to come to your blog and see all the wonderful detail, I absolutely love the colours and how your incorporated the lolllipop sticks. Love love love. Thanks so much Jo for showcasing my stamps so beautifully . Tracy ❤️❤️😘

    1. It is my pleasure Tracy, I love your stamp designs, and they are great fun to work glad that you like what I have done

  2. Gorgeous work Jo...really love this stamp and your splash of colour has really brightened up the day. Hugs rachel xx

  3. I love it Jo. Looking forward to the workshop on Saturday x