Monday, 14 October 2019

Tissue Paper Printing for PaperArtsy

Hello and welcome to another sneek peek!

We have a great new theme over at PaperArtsy - Stamp Carving!
I am sharing a project tonight and have used some lovely stamps which look as though they have been hand carved (..... not really cheating!) and they look fabulous stamped on the gelli plate and transferred to tissue paper.


If you want to find out more then please do join me over at PaperArtsy.
Hope to see you there!

Jennie x

Friday, 4 October 2019

Inky Wings

Hello and welcome!

We have a fabulous new challenge over at A Vintage Journey which starts today. The lovely Annie is our host this month and she is challenging us to create along the theme of Inky Wings.


Make any project you like! as long as ink and wings are included in some way. This includes backgrounds, stamped images, art journals and portions of your project coloured with any kind of ink. So get creative within our preferred styles of vintage, shabby, mixed media, art journalling, industrial, timeworn or steampunk.

As always my fellow Creative Guides have created some amazing projects so hop on over to A Vintage Journey to hear more about our challenge from Annie and to be inspired!


I decided to use this challenge as means of challenging myself to go "back to basics" and create with my lovey Distress Inks which I seem to have neglected recently. 

I gathered a few of my favourite colours: Broken China, Peeled Paint, Fossilized Amber and Cracked Pistachio and went back to the good old Wrinkle Free Distress Technique and created my background for the tag. Then I stamped my all time favourite stamp in black ink.


There's a little background stamping with Vintage Photo Distress Ink and I mopped up the inks on my matt with my ribbon. Everything I always used to do but hadn't in a while!


I made a separate layer of the wings which I inked delicately with the same inks and then spritzed with Perfect Pearls Biscotti Mist (I had to really hunt for that in the drawer!)


Finally I used a quote from one of Alison's (Words & Pictures) new stamp set "Travel and Journeys" which sits well over the background stamping.


So a bit of a trip down memory lane but a good challenge to get my Distress Ink mojo back again! 

I do hope you will join us in this month's challenge and perhaps like me get out some of the old favourites you haven't used in a while.

Have a great weekend and hopefully some crafting fun!

Jennie x



Tuesday, 1 October 2019

One Sheet Pocket Wallet

Hello and welcome to the first day of October!

A new month seems to come up with alarming regularity! And .... as it is a new month we have a new challenge over at Mini Album Makers. It is my turn to share the tutorial on the blog later in the month so I am only giving you a sneak peek today of my make for this month.


In my view you can never have enough little wallets with lots of flaps and pockets and this is a little beauty. It is one we made many many years ago in Shetland Scrapbookers when we were very keen to just use one sheet of 12 x 12 paper and I thought I would remake it using some old photographs of my parents.


So if  you would like to see how this comes together then join me later in the month for all the details including a cutting/folding plan.


In the meantime do hop on over to the Mini Album Makers Challenge blog where my fellow teamies have some amazing mini albums to inspire you.

As always thank you for joining me today.

Jennie x