Sunday, 6 August 2017

Ahhh ..... tissue!

Happy Sunday evening folks ......

Our weekend is almost over ....... I hope you've had a good one.
It's been lovely and relaxing here .... for a change!

It's time to get another challenge underway, with the Happy Little Stampers Mixed Media Challenge

The theme for August is all about Tissue Paper.  It's not something I use regularly but, when I do play around with it it's always fun!
There's lots of ways to use tissue ...... stamp onto it and then apply it to MDF, wood, canvas or your cards and journals. This gives a really nice delicate effect.
Use Bleeding Art tissue to apply colour to your projects .... this works great on canvas or watercolour card, makes fab background pieces.
Or ...... watercolour just plain white tissue paper, like I've done for my inspiration piece here ......

This fun technique is a favourite of one of my Blog buddies .... the lovely Loll Thompson. She's been using tissue a lot recently .... check out her YouTube video for some great ideas.

Inspired by Loll's techniques I used Distress Inks to watercolour my tissue paper ..... smooshed the ink directly onto my craft sheet, spritzed with water and then laid the piece of white tissue paper on the top to soak up the colour

Once it was dry ..... it doesn't take long ...... I scrunched up the tissue, opened it out again and then stuck it down onto a piece of white cardstock, using IndigoBlu's Slap It On as my adhesive ..... this makes it easier to work with.

You can see I left all the creases in the tissue and even added a few more as I glued it down ...  this gives a great texture.

Whilst this was drying I die cut my birds (CUTplorations For the Birds dies) once from plain white cardstock and once from black.  I then layered the two together off set ever so slightly to give a shadow effect ......

I also die cut a stitched frame and cut the tissue down to size so that it would fit behind the frame with the die cut birds on the top.

I added a stamped sentiment underneath ......

And a little stamped banner to the top ...... just look at all that lovely texture from the tissue paper

I had a piece of the coloured tissue left over so .... for the inside of the card I stamped part of my greeting .......

and used the tissue to die cut the rest ......... I don't like to waste anything as you know!

Don't forget as with all the HLS Challenges, there's a prize for the challenge winner ...... a $20 Gift Certificate to spend in the HLS Store .... so get creating!

Thanks for popping by ..... enjoy what's left of your weekend.
It's been very quiet here today ..... no family Sunday lunch.  I think both of the kids have been making the most of their time at home.  Lauren has had her first full day off in two weeks so she spent the day with the little man and Robbie, and Chris well .... he's had a tough week, bless him!  He's been watching the builders tear his pub apart ...... eeeek!
The Prospect closed it's doors last Saturday night and is undergoing a huge re-furb.  Floors have been taken out, the pool table's gone, all the decor and the TV.......... and the walls are currently a nice shade of bright green apparently! Thankfully it's only the undercoat! 
It's all supposed to be finished by the end of the month ..... re-opening night is scheduled for Thursday 31st August ........ we're looking forward to that.

Have a great week.
Cheerio until next time .......


  1. beautiful, the birds are such a wonderful contrast against your background, love how you finished the inside
    Barb Housner

  2. I LOVE your tissue paper textured background for your die cut birds, Linda. I agree Loll's video is awesome! TFS your beauty my friend. Hugs

  3. Great use of the tissue paper Linda, I love your base colours, it makes those beautiful birds stand out wonderfully well. A gorgeous card! Hugs, Anne xx

  4. I really need to try this technique, I keep seeing Loll's gorgeous cards and now your stunning one I love the white die cuts against the tissue background
    Hugs Kaz xx

  5. Sweet! Love the colours of your watercoloured tissue paper, Linda. Great texture from all the creases and crumbles. Looks so perfect with all the white accents. Love the black shadow on the birds! xx


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