Yesterday I shared several cards made using Bleedin Art Tissue.
Once the ink has been bled from the tissue onto cardstock you are left with some pieces of tissue which have the most amazing patterns on them. Along with the majority of hardcore crafters I hate waste, and so here are a few cards made with some of that patterned tissue stuck onto some DSSSticker sheet.
I stamped and embossed onto this piece,
and then used thin undiluted bleach to remove the colour from the embossed image.
Another piece that I stamped and embossed onto once the tissue was stuck to the sticker sheet.
Just a small strip on this card........I told you that I can't stand waste. I added a little gilding wax to this which highlights the fabulous texture in the paper.
An incredibly old card here, probably made during my first encounter with Bleedin Art tissue way back in the days of The Craft Barn and fabulous wood mounted stamps from Magenta. I might just add a die cut sentiment to this one. They weren't around when this was made!!
I am making a very concerted effort to wade my way through the hundreds of cards that I have to share with you.
With that in mind here are a few cards made using Bleedin Art Tissue.
It can be quite messy on the hands, but it makes the most amazing backgrounds. It is tissue paper that bleeds colour when sprayed with water, so a few torn pieces sandwiched between a couple of pieces of wet card can give you two fabulous backgrounds.
It is also easy to just place a couple of strips of the tissue on a piece of wet card to create an easy background for a stamped and embossed image.
Once the background was dry I stamped and embossed the poppies onto it and then used bleach to remove the colour from the tissue before colouring the flowers how I wanted them.
Another bit of background and some simple stamped images on this card.
I do wish we would get some sunshine so that my crafty mojo might put in a return appearance. It's a good job that I have got so many cards to share with you, as I certainly haven't been making many just recently. Oh well, there is always tomorrow.......and the next day.
One of the problems with becoming a pensioner, is that those people that have looked after you for most of your life, like your doctor, dentist and optician, have become old too.
My optician has finally retired. He has looked after me since I was 12, so I suppose it was bound to happen lol. He was also very proud of the fact that he had looked after the eye health of my Grandparents, Mother, Sister, Children and Grandchildren. Five generations of us, I bet that's not something that many people can boast about.
It seemed only fitting that we sent a card, so my sister chose this one from my stash.
I used a fabulous Clarity die along with some extra die cut foliage,
and backgrounds created using my Gelli Plate.
I suppose that means that I will now have to find someone new. I do so hate change. Thankfully I only recently had my eyes tested, so I will worry about that problem at a later date.
Sometimes I get sent something to play with in my Design Team box, that I find hard to put down. This happened recently with a beautiful 3D Embossing Folder from Creative Expressions.
I spent ages trying out a variety of techniques that I have picked up over the years. None of them were particularly complicated, but they highlighted the fabulous detail to be found on the embossing folder.
There are loads of samples, but it would take me a week if I tried to write about each one, so I will just leave you with a picture heavy post and a suggestion that you message me if there is anything that you would like me to explain.
Total for 2012 - 141 cards Total for 2013 - 131 cards Total for 2014 - 154 cards Cards carried into 2015 - 51 cards Cards carried into 2016 - 122 Carried forward into 2017 - 80 cards 6 cards loaned to CE Carried forward into 2018 - 127 cards Carried forward into 2019 - 172 cards Carried forward into 2020 - 283 cards Jan - 8 cards Feb - 6 cards Total - 297 cards
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I am a self confessed 'Stampaholic' living with my family in Surrey.
I am known as the 'Granny in the Attic' and have seven Grandchildren
Megan(21), Reece(18), the twins Saskia and Ciaran(13), Emma (5) and Chloe (3) and Jack (2)
I work full time in a BP Simply Foods petrol station and then craft in
my spare time.
I have written two books. The first on Teabag Folding and the second on
Rubber Stamping, both for Search Press.
I have written numerous articles in the past for magazines including Craft Stamper, Quick Cards Made Easy and Cardmaking and Papercraft.
I teach classes in Purley and have
demonstrated at many of the major Stamp Shows.
I have designed for Hobby Art Imagination Stamps, Stamp Addicts and Clarity. Several of my cards have featured on each of their TV shows.
I am lucky enough to make samples Jane Gill who still designs stamps for Woodware who are now part of Creative Expressions. I am now on the Creative Expressions DT.
I love to try and join in with the challenge blogs and was part of the DT at
Crafty Cardmakers for several years.