Tuesday, 30 October 2018


Good morning everyone and thanks for popping in. 
Another cold and frosty dog walk today , so 
I am just having a nice warm brew whilst I catch up with you. 
Hope you had a good weekend, 
We had a wonderful time in Anglesey, 
And we have a wonderful new venue, 
A light, airy, clean , warm hall...
Perfect for workshops...
Plenty of parking and a great kitchen...
It is already booked for next April..

Today I am going to share with you a tutorial 
Using this wonderful stamp from Lavinia Stamps. 

This really is an 
Eye catching design....!!!
Sorry.... couldn’t resist it 

I started with my background 
And began to add distress Oxide inks and water. 
Heating inbetween each colour 

This is such fun to do 
And very addictive..

When dry I edged with some more purple...
(Homage to Karen and Anne ) 

Next the stamping in black VersaFine Clare ink 

Then I added some detail to the background 

Deepened the edges by adding some black ink...
This really frames it well 

Some splats of Black Inka gold...
Now, you know how I love my splats...

I then added the words these are from a Christmas verse from Lavinia, 
Some silver gel pen and some dots of white acrylic paint. 

I hope you can see the shimmer , 
She is so beautiful .
Some gems just add the finishing detail,,,

I must get on, I am off to pick Elliot up , 
He has a Halloween party at nursery tomorrow,,,
And I have our Hazel Grove workshops..
No trick or treating there...

My little pumpkin....

Take care all, 
Much love and hugs 
Jo. xxx


Gwyneth said...

Great to see how you layered up the lovely background. Fab card.

Jan said...

Thank you jo for your wonderful tutorial . So helpful to those of us so far away . He's a snuggle pumpkin your little grandson . Happy Halloween . Jan

Chrissie Roberts said...

Stunning card Lots Jo. No trick or treats?? Plenty of double trouble though!! Enjoy Halloween. Elliott is a really handsome little chap. Take care (hugs) xx