Wednesday, 20 January 2016

700 ..... have I really rambled on that many times!!

Happy Wednesday to you,

Yes, there's been 700 of these ..... blog posts from little old me!! It's surprising what I find to blog about!
How's your week going?
The good news is I don't feel quite as bad as yesterday ..... looks like whatever it is isn't planning on sticking around .... thank goodness!!!  Unlike hubby who's coughing and sneezing all over the place ..... I'm staying well out of his way!!!

Anyhow  .... on to the crafty stuff.
I'm having a bit of a Clarity fest at the moment ..... and why not I say!!!  I've shared some stamped designs with you ..... but what about all those fab stencils!

This is the gorgeous  Wild Grasses 1 A5 stencil, used on top of a piece of inky background card I found in my stash.

I used some Dusty Concord Distress ink first ....... brushed through the stencil to create the background flowers, then I used some black texture paste through the same design over the top.

Once the paste was dry I added a touch of gold gilding wax over the flower heads to give a little shimmer

and then finished off using one of those Word Chains again (told you they're handy stamps to have!)

Here's a quick canvas using the same stencil .....

I simply brayered some Fresco Finish Acrylic Paints onto an 8x8 canvas ........ adding a little at a time until I was happy with the look .... love the texture that comes through

I then used white texture paste through the stencil to add my design

Once the paste was dry, I placed the stencil back on and this time added some colour using my Distress inks ......

A touch of glitter glue here and there adds a bit of sparkle, and to finish off I added some paint splats
over the canvas ......

and a little bit more interest by using the edge of a credit card to add some painted lines

A nice black canvas to mount is on really makes the design pop ..... I think so anyway.

Thanks for popping by ..... enjoy the rest of your day.

Lauren's had her first driving lesson today ..... one of the birthday presents from her boyfriend!  I need to find out when the next one is ....... and remember to stay off the roads!!!

Cheerio until next time



  1. Woohoo Linda - 700! Wow, well done to you! And just so you know... you don't ramble. Your cards today are beautiful, as always! I wish Lauren well with the lessons too... Hugs, Anne xx

  2. LOVE that stencil ... espeically how you've used it with your first piece (some sponged, and some embossing paste). Give a real sense of depth. Both are beautiful designs Linda. Congrats on your 700th post! :) xx


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