Wednesday, 11 May 2016

Many Thanks!

Ever since the weather turned nice I have had a hard time staying in my craft room.
I just want to be outside enjoying the sun, warm temps. My garden needed some well deserved attention and the patio was screaming for the planters to be filled with flowers.

I did manage to sit down and make a few Thank You cards for my daughter to give to her co-workers
at the lab she is finishing her practicum up at. It felt good to get messy & I may just find myself back in the craft room again today. It is delightfully sunny outside though. ;)

Here is one of the finished cards ~ you'll just have to stick around until the end of this post to see the other three.

I started with my favourite 140lb cold press watercolour paper,
Peacock Feathers Distress Spray & a floral stencil (Sorry, I have no idea what company it is from. Its an oldie but a goodie).

After spraying the stain I gave it a quick 2 spritzes of mist before flipping the stencil over onto a second piece of watercolour paper and rolling my paper towel over it.
I repeated the same technique on 2 more pieces of watercolour paper but used Wilted Violet
Distress Spray & Tim Holtz Gothic Layering Stencil.
I inked the edges of all the cards using the coordinating Distress Inks & my round blending tool
Next I added some random stamping before applying some Dylusion Paint through a stencil with some blending foam.
All that was left to do was to add my sentiment and emboss it with fine detail embossing powders.


  1. Fabulous use of this technique!! Looks like you had fun - and great trio of cards! xxx Lynn

  2. Gorgeous cards Julia ,fabulous colours and love the stencils you used! I hear you on the outside calling issue, not much creativity happening in my studio but the garden is looking good ! Deb xo


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