Monday, 11 September 2017

Good Friends.

Good evening All,

Apologies for not blogging for a few days as I've been rather busy recently but I'm back again.   Thank you all so much for your lovely comments on my last blog, I do appreciate the time you have taken to read my blog and comment.

Tonight I have another card which I have made for my friend Jane's charity coffee morning this month.   I have used a beautiful stamp from Clarity Stamps, which I have had in my crafty stash for some years but it is just such a cute design.   I have also used some Imagination Craft's Starlight paint and Mixed Media Spray Inks.   I hope you like this one and it cheers everyone up after all this dull, dreary wet weather we are having at the moment.   I also hope my friends and followers in the U.S.A. are safe and well after hurricane Irma created havoc, my heart goes out to all those people who have suffered.   Mother Nature can be  formidable at times.

Well let's get started shall we.   Cut a square of white card 5"x5."   Colour this with the light blue, light green and Sunshine Mixed Media Spray Inks, beginning with the blue at the top, blending in some green,  then yellow at the bottom, blending the colours into each other, giving yellow for the sand, light green for the sea, blending into blue for the sky.   Add a little yellow to the top.

Take a tiny amount of the Silver/Gold Starlight paint and water it down, then brush lightly over the yellow sand.

When dry, stamp  the boy/girl image where the sand meets the sea, using a black ink pad.

Paint the sun in the top right corner, dry brushing the rays of the sun, using the Silver/Gold Starlight paint.

Colour a piece of card with the Weathered Wood Distress Ink, then with a thin, watered down layer of the Silver/Gold Starlight paint.

When this is dry, die-cut the shells and starfish from it, using the Marianne set of dies.   Glue these to the sand using silicone glue.

Stamp the sentiment in the top left-hand corner using a black ink pad.   Add little highlights to the children and the sea in the circle, using a white pen.   Matt this onto a black matt and then onto the base card.

For this card I didn't want to make a seaside scene, I just wanted to give the impression of a scene by using the appropriate colours, as the focal point is the children in the circle, I do hope it has worked.

That's all from me for now, enjoy the rest of your week and I will be back again quite soon.   Thanks once again for visiting my blog.   Take care of yourselves.

                                                                   Love and rainbows,

                                                              Crafty Hugs,  Jennifer xx.


  1. It is a fabulous card, Jennifer. I love the sentiment and the beautiful image. Thank you for the instructions, my friend.

  2. Wonderful card Jennifer, love the soft colours and the lovely image, beautifully designed, Kate x

  3. Gorgeous card Jennifer, love the cute image and wonderful scene you have created.
    Linda xxx