Monday, 23 January 2017

Sending you Sunshine

Hello and thank you for joining me today.

Here in Norfolk, we have a lovely spot of sunshine, I have the back door open so I can hear the birds twittering away, so what better card to share than the one we made at the Claritystampers East workshops over the last two weekends.

Before I do that though, I just want to pay tribute to a lovely lady who died recently - Jayne Nestorenko.  Many of you will know Jayne and from reading all the tributes about her on fb, it seems she was the one who started many people on the road to card making.  I went to a couple of her workshops when she visited Norwich many years ago and we did Fantasy Film and Fibres and Twinkling H2Os.  She was also known for her medallion stamps and glitter!  It was lovely to hear her voice on Hochanda a while back during the launch of her fabulous winter scenes stamps.  How wonderful for her to know that her designs had been turned into stamps and Groovi plates and were well loved by many people.
Rest in Peace Jayne, you will be sorely missed!

All the cards we did were simple designs, I haven't had much energy following the cold I had over new year, so kept to the basics for this workshop!
I used the arch aperture stencil and added some shaded lilac distress ink, then sponged some seedless preserves over the top.
Keep the stencil in place, then add the sun rays coming in from one side and add yellow then orange.  Remove the sun rays stencil (keep the arch on place) and add more yellow.
Stamp the flower from the meadow grasses set in place, then colour in.
Using a fine black pen, doodle round the frame and add a bit of ground for the flower.
Stamp 'Sending you Sunshine' and mount onto  backing card.
Nice and easy!

I originally did the same thing but with a circle aperture - this one is waiting for a different greeting..

I hope the sun is shining where you are,
Take care,
Janet xx


  1. These are lovely! Looking forward to seeing you soon! Chrissie xxx

  2. had a nice day making these - you are lucky if it is warm, just about got up to +2 here, cat firmly ensconced on the storage heater!


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