Friday, 28 June 2019

Flowers and Gears

Good afternoon all, 
I do hope your Friday is going well. 
It is a lovely sunny day here and I have spent the morning taking 
little Jenson for a lovely walk. 
We are now home and relaxing 

He is nearly 5 months old now, bless him. 

Today I am going to share one of my recent tv samples with you. 
It uses the stamp set #195 Flowers and Gears by Olga Heldwein 
from AALL & Create. 

And it matches the breadboard that I created too, 
A gift and a matching card, what a lovely idea. 

Here is how I created the card. 

I started by stamping in brown ink and using clear embossing powder. 
Notice the ink smudge in the lower right hand corner. 
Don’t worry , we will hide it later 

Next I painted the design using distress Oxide inks and water. 

Then spritzed it with more water, I do love doing this. 
Some extra splats of ink, see how the smudge of ink has disappeared.

I added the sentiment and some splats of brown ink. 
Followed by some cog stamping. Just to add more detail in the background. 

The finishing touches were some white ink to highlight areas, and charcoal pencil 
to add shade. 
What a difference these make. 
Here is a closer look. 


I do love floral stamps, and these have so much detail. 
I had better go, 
Nappy changing time.

Have a lovely weekend all. 
Thanks once again for all your support 
Much love and hugs 
Jo xxx


  1. This is beautiful Jo, what a difference the highlight and shading makes. A perfect gift with the gorgeous pyrography too. Enjoy your day with Jenson such a cutie x

  2. Hello Jo :) That is a beautiful gift, you are so clever. Lovely photo of Jenson. He is the image of big brother!! We are off for lunch at the Guy Fawkes to celebrate 44 years of marriage!! Doesn't time fly? Stay safe.
    Big ((hugs) xx

  3. Wonderful card and gift Jo. The stamps are beautiful, Jenson looks such a happy contented baby xx

  4. Beautiful inspiration as always. Hope you're doing ok , sending big loves to Eric hope he's doing ok xxx

  5. Jo, both of your samples are stunning - you are so clever with your pyrography, so very professional. But, little Jenson has won my heart today, he is so adorable and such a happy little chappie! Hugs, Anne xxx

  6. Fantastic Jo - this is a lovely stamp and you've used it beautifully to make the card and decorate the breadboard.
    So good to see Jenson looking so well and happy after his illness. Xxx