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Monday, 14 January 2019

Blooming good fun

Good afternoon all, 
Thanks for popping in today. 
I hope you had a lovely weekend.
We went out for lunch with friends on Saturday and 
then we had Sunday afternoon with a couple of friends popping round for a brew and a catch up. 
Last night Mikey arrived back home for a few weeks, he has started Jury Service today , 
So we don’t know how long her will be staying...
Hope his first day is going well, he was quite nervous this morning. 
Today I have something exciting to share with you .
You know how I love to play around with inky backgrounds. 

Well the very talented and lovely lady that is Eileen Godwin , posted a link about a technique that I haven’t 
seen before. 
So I had to have a look , 
There is a great You Tube video 
The Treasures of Many 
At Karin’s Corner.
Now I think this is going to be a very popular technique, so thanks to both ladies for highlighting it. 

I was suppose to be doing workshop prep this morning , 
but I had a play instead. 

Here is what I came up with 



Now my background didn’t come out quite as vibrant as Eileen’s but I love it anyway..
Here is how the design took shape. 



For this technique a photo paper is used, I used the coated silk card from Clarity. 

Distress Oxide inks work really well, add them to your mat one colour at a time 
Spritz, then dab your card in the ink. 
Not too much water though. 


Remember to dry the card before adding the next colour of ink. 


I blended some ink on to the card stock 


And also added some splats...


After drying I added some more ink 


The just wipe the card stock with a wet wipe, 
The photo doesn’t show it up really , but the right hand side has been wiped. 
Can you see, it looks more vibrant and shiny. 

You really need to try this at home to see for yourself. 




Next I got out my stamps and stencils from Aall and Create 



And started to build up my background 
Layer after layer 



Adding a moon mask, some Sharpie pen and some Inka splats. 



On separate card , I stamped this lovely flower ( designed by Tracy Evans , you know I am a big fan of hers ) 
Added some colour with my new pencils, and cut it out. 



To finish off I added some doodles, White splats and liquid glass. 



I really enjoyed making this, 
It still amazes me what we can make from a white piece of card. 

Better get back to workshop prep, 
Take care all.

Much love and hugs 
Jo, xxx












10 comments:

  1. Love this Jo, will have a play tomorrow

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  2. Lovely Jo. Like the way you did the background I might have to try that. Hope you are all ok and Mikey gets on ok with jury service. xx

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    1. Thanks Lynne, the background is very addictive...one you and yours are keeping well...xx

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  3. Just read Eileen's post about this technique this morning! Must give it a go! I'm in need of something to kick start me!!😀xx

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    1. I am kicking you now Mrs...lol...maybe we will practice at our next Cumbria class xxxx

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  4. Never thought of clarity card, can't wait to try this. Love all your background layers, and I just love Tracy's stamps too. Really beautiful card xx

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  5. Beautiful card, I have loads of backgrounds that I have done on photo paper didn't know it was an actual technique! Not like me to be ahead of the times! XX

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  6. Great card love the colours. Will have a play as soon as I can get some suitable photo paper.
    Mxx

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  7. Hi Jo just what to say love your work can I ask were can I get the stamping plate you use when stamping the flexible ones

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