It hardly seems a moment since
Christmas and here we are about
to celebrate Easter - four days off
work, how lovely. The first holiday
of the year and much looked
forward to I don't doubt........
Jane Castle has brought in a
delightful card to start us off:
"The card I'm sharing with you today
could be used for so many different occasions
it's one worth having ready made as
a stand-by. ( maybe more than one!)
I began by colouring a 15cm x 15cm card blank
with paint and ink.
Next using the Toad Hall I painted a piece of
smooth white card.
Once dry I brushed on some matt medium
and added some scrumbled tissue paper.
To make sure the tissue paper was attached
without any air bubbles I brushed over the top
with a little more matt medium.
When this was completely dry -- (it's easy to tell as
it will no longer be sticky!), I made a wash with
1 part water to 1 part Chartreuse paint
and brushed this over.
Being a translucent paint the darker
colour underneath still shows through.
Finally when this was just dry I brushed over
some Cosmic Shimmers Mica Powder.
This is what I stamped my chickens and sentiment
on but first I decided on the size I wanted my
embellishments to be.
They all measure the same 5.5cm x 4cm,
2 landscape and 2 portrait.
I made a paper window of the size so
I could choose where I needed to cut after
stamping and heat embossing.
The 4 pieces of card were then mounted onto
some black mirri card before attaching to the card.
A flower was added from my stash of 'ready-mades',
to break up the greens.
I like the texture the scrumbled tissue paper
gives and it's good fun to get a little 'inky
and messy' now and again!
Thanks for stopping by today,
hope you have a good week and
enjoy your crafting X."
A really effective card Jane,
than you very much
Those Joggles quirky birds
would be fun here, as indeed
would Lin Brown's birds for
PaperArtsy. Both sets are
half price too!