Tuesday, 27 May 2014

Visible Image May Challenge....Anything Goes.

Good Morning Everyone Hope today finds you well after the long Bank Holiday weekend. Here is a card I made At Our Art Crafters Workshop Last Thursday using the new stash of Visible Image stamps I bought . I would like to enter this into the Visible Image May challenge, Anything goes. Hope you like it thank you for looking x

Monday, 26 May 2014

Workshop Arty Crafter's May Part 2!

It was a small but select workshop with many ill or away ....but those who came have a good time we did the whack technique and over stamping with Hobby Art and Visible Image but are good for both these techniques as both are clear so you can see where to stamp and where to whack the ink.  Here are a few of the cards we made. 

                                                                 I hope you like them

Sunday, 25 May 2014

May! What a very busy Month

I love May I think it's my favourite month of the year  spring and the longer evenings, warmer weather, I seem to have had card making fever and not just cards either! have been making a project for hobby art but that will be revealed on June 6th! .....not giving anything else away you will have to watch this space.
So on to May's cards I have been a bit naughty .....just a teeny tiny bit !

Opps ! They just fell in to my basket.

With that I set about making a few cards with these and a few other Visible Image stamps I already had. I added with a Splodge Away stencil and came up with this card.

With my South West Arty Crafter's Workshop in mind I thought it would be a nice change to use these with a technique I was taught years ag, which since pro-markers seems to have been forgotten.  You need to do this with water based markers as they don't dry to quickly.   This is one time when alcohol markers wont work.

This is the effect

                                                           Can you see the feather's?
                                                          Let me give you a closer look.
                                                  The stamps used here are by Tim Holtz

So to achieve this effect what I did was.... Take the stamp you are using... I inked mine all over with distress ink Antique Linen, then taking a distress marker with the brush end.  Tap the pen over the stamp I used Broken China and Stormy Sky on here. keep tapping randomly,  then stamp the beauty of this is you never get the same effect twice.

Look at the different colours in the Darkroom Door Butterfly and you can see the effect in the Hobby Art Sketchy Flowers ..... Nice I think so ! The thank you is Visible Image .....just to show you you CAN combine your stamps and still get a really nice card.  Below are a few more samples.

Tuesday, 6 May 2014


                                                         Hard at craft....errr I mean work!

                                                          Karen Clare aka The Clock Lady

                                                                   Before the reveal                                  

  From Left to Right
      Karen. Terri. Jane and Yvonne.

Well Saturday dawned as I set of at a very early hour to catch the train to Bristol to meet up with a group of lovely crafty friends. To learn something called the Tarmac Technique.....waiting at Bristol Templemeads station was Pete, Jane's Husband to take me to their lovely home where Karen was waiting to take us on our crafty Journey of tamacing.....we had a fab day is was so good to meet up with Jane and Karen again but also Yvonne and Terri too, and to meet Jan and Edwina we did have so much fun getting messy and inky who would have thought that when the Tarmac was wiped away and a tiny amount of treasured gold was added I would have ended up with something like this.

Such a lovely day and a stunning technique thank you for sharing Karen we must do something like this again soon