Saturday, 12 April 2014


Happy Saturday everyone!

I know some of you will be at Ally Pally this weekend - I hope you have a great time - it is always inspiring to go and see other people's work.  It was at a craft show at the NEC that I first saw Barbara Gray doing her thing with torn bits of paper and a brayer - I was amazed at the wonderful effects she could create.  I am still amazed by her work, she is a constant source of inspiration for me.  I hope those of you going to AP manage to watch her in action.

My card today is another of my samples for the TV last weekend.  I have used the new word chains, the 'boy and birds' and the branch that went with it in the set.
I decided to have a bit of a change and work on a buff coloured card, rather than white or cream

I squished a few colours of distress ink on to a glass mat, (a blending mat would work too!) and spritzed them lightly with water, then used this as a palette to ink up the word stamps and stamp them on the card.
You get a mixture of colours and a slightly blurry effect.
Tear the sides then ink the edges
I stamped the boy with the fab new colours of archival ink I think this is cornflower and added the branch at the top and bottom.
Tear the sides and ink the edges.
Repeat for the word.
I mounted this all onto a white base card, but it looked too stark, so I stamped round the edges with the branch and shaded with old paper distress ink to soften it a bit.

I hope you like it.  As always, thanks very much for your visit - don't forget to comment, I enjoy reading them!
Have a great weekend
Janet xx


  1. Lovely artwork, the buff card works really well. I love nothing more than playing with ink pads, a glass mat and a water spritzer :-) x

  2. looks really effective and sounds pretty easy to achieve. might just give it a go xx

  3. Another beautiful card! Love the words stamped in the background! :)

  4. Its another lovely card ,xx

  5. Stunning card Janet, and such a great effect. Hope you are well ....hugs...Jo. X

  6. Lovely card Janet - and I recognise the technique from our last workshop. x

  7. I adore all your recent cards Janet, fab! Elaine x


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