Thursday, 10 April 2014

Tangled Lanterns

Good morning folks!

It is a beautiful day here in rural Norfolk, and being a Thursday, it is my day off work, so I am at home to enjoy it. - Yay!!

I might get out and do a bit of gardening (long overdue!!)
Today's card is done with one of the lovely new floral stencils from Clarity, this one is Chinese Lanterns

I attached the stencil to a piece of card.
I squished some colours of distress inks on a glass mat, then lightly spritzed them with water.
I used a damp, natural sponge to pick up the ink and apply it to through the stencil
I did the same (without the stencil) round the edge of my base card too
Remove the stencil and wait for it to dry, then using a black fine line pen, I just squiggled over everything!
I made it darker at the bottom of each lantern to add a bit of shade
Cut to size , mat on to black then add to the base card.

I hope you like it!

Enjoy your day and thanks very much for stopping by
Janet xxx


  1. I do like it Janet... it is very pretty! I especially like the squiggles.... I bet they were fun to do!!

  2. Wow that is so effective! xxx

  3. The effect is super Janet, love it.

  4. Oh Janet this is fab, I love the effect that you have created with the sponge. Oh and off course I adore this stencil. Hugs. X

  5. Wow Janet that looks amazing! So effective! Xx

  6. What an unusual and effective card. Love the colours and the pen work.

  7. Love it Janet. I will definitely try that one. So effective

  8. Love it Janet. I will definitely try that one. So effective

  9. Janet - this is fantastic - and you set me off - lol - I saw this on facebook but didn't have time to stop by here to leave you a comment - but like Arnie I am back lol.

    This truly inspired me and I had two toppers that I had done from this stencil so I just had to have a play so thank you - its now Saturday so I hope you are either having either another day off or you are having a lovely crafty day with your workshops ladies xxx

    1. Thank you Linda, I hope we get to see the results! I am not working today, but have got to prep cards for a workshop later in the week. have a lovely day xx

  10. Great card Janet - love the squiggle technique. x


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