Tuesday, 25 November 2014

surprise surprise!

Hello Hello Hello,  
Ecky thump its been yonks since I manage to blog that wasn't for the Claritystamp Challenge but just for me!

Its been a busy old year one way and another but there is light at the end of the tunnel!  I think I have nearly finished my numerous Christmas cards  just need to finish a few off and do some inserts.

So before I do that I finished this at the weekend and I thought I would share it with you.

I had been having a session with me brusho's - I have got some of the wax but don't really know what I am doing with it as this is the only session I did with it, anyway I got Jo's bubble stencil and I put some brusho crystal through the holes.  sprayed with water and dried.  I then put the stencil back on and sponges some of the wax through it .  I then added some black brusho around the edges , sprayed with water and left to dry overnight.

The next day I rinsed it under the tap and was left with what just screamed sky at me.

I left it on my table for a few days and just kept looking at it,  I decided to add some trees, still not quite right - the moon needed something so out came the heron.  I then decided to add some more trees but more in the foreground but as I had already done the ones in first generation ink I decided to use black embossing powder to make them stand out.  I matted it onto some black card but it needed a lift so using the same colours of brusho's, I did another piece to mat and layer onto 

I quite like it but would be very interested to see what you think or am I just going mad?

Saturday, 1 November 2014


OMG I cannot believe we have got to the beginning of November and  I haven't even started making my Christmas cards yet.(starting to panic now)  These months are just flying by.

So what have I been up to since my last blog - oh I must get better at blogging, the trouble is a lot of stuff I do I cannot share and then I am in an atc, gift tag and inches club and I could share these but I always forget to take piccies lol - anyway back to what I have been up to ?  October has just gone in a whirlwind it started with a trip to Gibraltar to visit my youngest which sadly meant missing Port Sunny show anyway grumpy decided that we should go away (he cannot fly so no Gib for him) for my birthday so I arrived back on Monday and set off for a week in Wales on the Friday, in between I had orders to make and workshops to plan.  we booked Friday to Friday which meant I could then go to the Clarity Northwest class in Preston the day after we arrived back and then the following day - it just had to be done - jumped in the car along with my Sister in Law and off we went to Doncaster Dome to the craft show there.  We had a lovely time and of course Sam and Jo were both there as were their brand new stencils - both of them had grins like Cheshire cats, needless to say I got them both then I had workshop on the Wednesday at Craftrange followed by a demo day on Thursday  this last week over in Fleetwood for the Crafty Company.

Enough waffle I am really here to talk about my piece for the November challenge over on the Claritystamp challenge blog.

We had some more fabulous entries again last month so wonder what on earth people will think of for the theme of TRAVEL

I also bought these three little ships at Doncaster so felt I just had to use the bubble stencil and the ships.  I used the gelli plate with ink with a ghost from one print overlaid with a print from another I used a bit of copy paper to make the horizon and a bit of ink, and used the word chains to make the word - so useful those word chains just a case of masking and inking .