Sunday 28 December 2014

Puffing Sharpies


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I hope you’ve all had a fabulous Christmas & that Santa was kind.

My crafting experiments continue. The bin beside my little workstation is overflowing with disasters but I am, thankfully, having some success.

My card today was made using the Mini Aspen Trees template from Crafters Workshop & ‘puffing’ black & silver Sharpies pens with my Tim Holtz marker spritzer tool.
The white foliage is a Memory Box die, ‘Gentle leaf’, & the flowers are from one of the Papermania Capsule collections.

Enjoy your New Year celebrations.
See you next year.

Tuesday 16 December 2014

And now….

…for something completely different.


I have several new craft BFFs.
The first is Liquitex Gloss Super Heavy Gel. Smeared over a stencil (this is a mini Cell Theory template from Crafter’s Workshop) you can create some beautiful effects. It goes on white but dries clear and because I wanted to use my second BFFs, Brusho paints, I’ve used satin silk art card which allows the paint to move about a bit before drying.


These little pots of powdered paints are amazing.
Everyone seems to just poke a hole in the pot lid in order to dispense the powder. It’s truly magical stuff & the mix of colours in some of the pots is quite unusual….

PicMonkey Collage

The gel takes a couple of hours or so to dry properly & then you’re ready to play.
On this one I spritzed the card with water & then shook out a few sprinkles of Leaf Green & Turquoise Brushos. Trust me….a LITTLE goes a long way, these paints should last forever!
A quick puff with my third BFF, the Tim Holtz Distress Tim Holtz Distress Marker Spritzer tool (minus any pens) just to move the paint around et voila!

PicMonkey Collage

Lush isn’t it?
Leave it to dry then my top tip would be to give it a quick coating of hairspray just to seal the colours. This paint is VERY intense & will temporarily stain your mitts & I do find it still rubs off a bit even when dry so I just hairspray to be sure.


Here’s my finished card.
There’s a lot of playing experimenting going on on my craft desk at the mo’, using all manner of things I’ve never used before, including embossing paste, masking fluid, stencils, shaving foam & more brusho paint techniques.
Until next time….XXX



Tuesday 9 December 2014



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Seasonal Greetings everyone, I hope you’re all well.
I’m still working my way thru’ my crafty stash, playing with bits n’ bobs that that have hardly been touched or seen the light of day…Tsk! Tsk!
This was a butterfly stamp set from craftwork Cards, bought yonks ago.

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My gardening jobs are now coming to an end for the year so I’m hoping to get some serious ‘playtime’ over the festive period with my pre-Christmas treat to myself.
Gonna have a go at some mixed-media art & scrapbooking.
Have a great week….stay warm.

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