Friday 8 July 2022

Blending In

 The theme for the latest Shopping Our Stash challenge is **Blending In**  where they would like to see some ink blending incorporated into a project.  I've made a set of four little 'Thanks' note cards (two of each design) which I thought could make a nice small gift.  I've blended Distress inks through a stencil using a blending brush and also blended the same inks onto the die cut flowers but this time with a sponge to get a slightly deeper colour.  These flowers were die cut from a piece of card which was a 'failed' print from the Gelli plate - came out a bit patchy and rather than ditch it I decided to see if I could find a way of using it - never throw anything away 😉😉

Stencil - from Lavinia Stamps
Flowers - Wildflower dies by Tim Holtz, Sizzix
Thanks - die which was a free gift (positive and negative so quite handy).

Wednesday 6 July 2022


 Some die cutting for a change on today's card and also some stamping.  The banner was cut from a piece of card which I'd stencilled.  The flowers were stamped and coloured before lightly stamping some text to add a bit of interest.  The white flowers were die cut and everything was arranged onto a piece of dandelion background paper.

Background and Flowers - Dandelion DSP,  stamp and die set by Stampin' Up (retired)

Sunday 3 July 2022

Allsorts Challenge #683

 Time for another Allsorts Challenge again and this time the main theme is **Flora and/or Fauna** with an option of *Anything Goes*.  This was a great opportunity for me to use one of my Gelli plate backgrounds and I've built up a little scene which covers the challenge.   I just trimmed the background to size and added a selection of stamps and some sponged ink - what a lovely way to spend a morning. As always there is plenty of inspiration from the design team and a prize for a  lucky winner.

Background made using Brushos and a Gelli plate
Stamps - from Card-IO with the addition of a floral one which was a freebie from way back