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Thursday, 31 March 2016

Be Unique, Be Creative

Hello my crafting friends, hope today finds you all safe and well. Well down here in the South East its another beautiful day, full of sunshine, a bit chili but very little wind so quite nice.

I had a bit of play time yesterday so put this together, was not sure how it was going to turn out as I just went along adding things on as I went, I don't think it turned out too bad lol! At least it gives you all a break from Skeletons & Skulls eh Ang? lol! At least for a little while...!!!

I started with a piece of paper stained with a tea bag, yes I did say a tea bag, these old tricks still work lol! I stamped all over with Sheena's Script stamp using Tim Holtz Distress Ink Ground Espresso then ran it through one of the Crafter's Companion Textures Embossing Folders Wind, the embossed areas I inked with Chipped Sapphire.

With a piece of White card and Sheena's Decorative Stencil Sackcloth I spread Galleria Modelling Paste over the top and left to dry. Do wash your stencil straight away to remove all residue of the paste, I just rinsed it under warm water. Once dry I painted over the top with Aquatints Bright & Beautiful Blue then when that was dry painted over the top again with Aquatints landscape Light Brown.

Using some stamps from Crafter's Companion Textures Words To Inspire Set 1 I stamped 'Be Unique' and 'Be Creative' onto White card using Stazon Black Ink then painted over the top with Aquatints Bright & Beautiful Blue, I put these to one side.

In my stash I found some die cuts that I had cut out of White card with Creative Expressions Sue Wilson dies Italian Collection Calabria and French Collection Corner Boarder & Tag, I placed the boarder along the bottom third of the sackcloth card, wrapped it round the back and stuck this down with Foam tape onto the 'wind & script' background. I die cut some Leafy Flourish from Crafter's Companion Sara Davies Signature Collection, I placed these along the bottom of the card and in the top left corner, in my stash I found some flowers that had been cut using Spellbinders Delicate Asters so I placed these on top of the leafy flourishes. I cut the Calabria die cut in half so I could place half on top of the Boarder strip but I did not like it being White so as the center of the flowers had gems from Queen & Co Twinkle Goosebumps Self Adhesive Orange stones on them and one of the flowers was Orange I decided to keep the colour and painted the half circle with Aquatints Bright & Beautiful Orange.

Out of Gold Miri card and Kraft card I die cut the little bird from Crafter's Companion Sara Davies Signature Collection 'Wing of Love'. With this you can use the legs as legs for the bird or as I have done as a little branch for the bird to sit on, I cut the wings out of the Kraft card so they stood out on the miri card. I added a little Black stone on for his eye then placed him as seen on the card.

I inked the edge of the word with Aquatint Essentials Black and placed them on the card as seen. To finish the card I added a little Butterfly that had been painted Orange & Blue with Pebeo Iridescent paints.

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I hope you like this little creation and thank you for looking, Jacquie xxx


  1. Fabulous looking acrd Jacquie. Love the background design. Hugs Jennifer xxx

  2. Love it I'll be using tea bags in my next project

  3. Gorgeous card with so many beautiful details and vibrant colours!
    Thank you so much for joining in our Crazy For Colour challenge at Anything But Cute! Branka DT x

  4. Lovely spring card with so many gorgeous details! Thank you for joining our Crazy For Color Challenge at Anything But Cute. Hugs! Sara Emily DT

  5. Fabulous card Jacquie! Love all the wonderful colours and elements you used here! Everything just pops off the page, and your mixed media background is fantastic!! Thank you so much for joining us at Anything But Cute for our 'Crazy For Colour' challenge! Hugs, Pamellia DT :)

  6. Hi Jacquie
    Yes, this is a a very pretty girlie bit of loveliness.
    Do different brands of teabags give different colours of brown? Sorry, little things and little minds lol!
    Ang x

  7. Thank you so much for joining our Crazy for Colors challenge at Anything But Cute!
    Samra DT
    Paper Talk with Samra


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