Friday, 11 March 2016

Circles - Neil Walker

Good Morning,

How are we all?

My computer has decided to die on me
and I'm finishing
this post from my iPad so I apologise
now if this text is different from the rest of 
the post.  I bought myself an Apple MacBook
a little while ago but have not quite
mastered the differences between Windows
and Apple when writing these posts.
The actual text is not so bad but the 
resizing photos is giving me some problems! 
I hate change!! Still might have to get on with 
it now!

So this week we gave the DT the word 
this was because on 5th March 1963, the Hula 
Hoop received its patent after being 
invented in 1958!  Bet you didn't know that! 

Neil will start us off......

Rather than a finished project this week I
 thought I'd share a way of making a pretty
 cool background paper. I've done this in
 my journal though I think it would be pretty
 good as a card background paper.

Use the mask and Distress ink to begin to add a
 random set of circles to your page.

Repeat with another couple of colours. Use
 the corner section of the mask to add detail
 to the corners.

Ink up the Cover a card stamp with the
 same colours Distress ink and add random
 stamping to the page. Keep the stamp off a block
 and just press parts of it onto the page.

Cover the whole page with a lighter colour
 Distress Ink and begin to add more stamped
 images using the Seth Apter stamps.
 (I love these!) in Archival ink.

Layer upon layer of circle goodness.....

Use the Tim Holtz masks and Ground Expresso 
ink to fill in any gaps and add more detail.

Edge the page in Ground Expresso and you
 are finished. I've done this page in my Journal
 but I think it would make a cool background
 paper for cards too. I may just have to wander
 down to the studio again and try a couple of
 different colour combinations for cards.......

Neil used -


  1. Love your bits of trivia. Great pages Neil. Hugz

  2. Fantastic pages. I love the mask you used. I have put it on my wish list.

  3. Fabulous pages! Love these oodles of stamping.

  4. Loving these pages Neil. Great colors. And who doesn't like a circle?


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