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Are You A Clean & Simple Card Maker (Less Is More)

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Are You A Clean & Simple Card Maker (Less Is More)

 Well Hello,  I often ask myself this question, the answer though isn't always the same. I gravitate to the idea of clean and simple, less is more but this can prove tricky. So over the last few weeks, I've looked at all my cards and placed them in different piles. Good and  Not so Good.( what is pleasing to the eye to me) This has helped me work out what my style is. Today's card is as clean and simple, as I feel comfortable with. So card makers go further, to achieve this look. Some like busy cards, our style...

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Another Look At Water Colouring With Distress Ink, Changing Your Sub Straights...….. What Happens ?

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Another Look At Water Colouring With Distress Ink, Changing Your Sub Straights...….. What Happens ?

Good Morning / Afternoon or Maybe Evening. Welcome A few weeks ago, I wrote a blog on using your Distress Inks to water colour with, and how easy the result were. I fell in love with the technique and have many more examples planned. I decided to change my water paper as Bristol (Strathmore) can work out expensive and many of you including me have far more standard water colour paper. I didn't expect any real difference, but I was very wrong! Here's both card projects. The top is on standard water colour paper smooth side and the bottom Bristol Smooth. When working on...

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Are You Like Me, Struggling With Water Colouring Your Images. I found a much easier way! Using the latest Release from Colorado Craft Company.

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Are You Like Me, Struggling With Water Colouring Your Images. I found a much easier way! Using the latest Release from Colorado Craft Company.

Good Morning, or Afternoon depending on when your reading this, Well Easter is finally here and Spring has sprung!  I hope you're all keeping well. I have really struggled with water colouring over the years, I recently was watching a video by Cathy Zielske. She explained she also struggles but had been told that Distress inkpad's give you ,a easier way to achieve the look. So I thought lets give this a go. Here Is the Result.   Products Bunnies and Robin Stamp Set (Colorado Craft Company) https://www.bumbleberrys.co.uk/collections/colorado-craft-company/products/anita-jeram-3-bunnies-robin Obsidian Ink  Black  (Altenew) Or Versafine Onyx Black https://www.bumbleberrys.co.uk/collections/altenew/products/obsidian-pigment-ink Distress Ink Pads...

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My Favourite Things Slumbering Sloths, Using Slim line Dies from Waffle Flower.

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My Favourite Things Slumbering Sloths, Using Slim line Dies from Waffle Flower.

 Well Hello,  How are we doing? I found with the lock down at present in the uk, I'm able to spend a lot more time sorting out and crafting in my craft room. I will  be doing a video shortly on storage and items, you can use to house your crafty stash. Well, back to today, and those adorable sloths by MFT.   Products My Favourite Things Slumbering Sloths Stamp https://www.bumbleberrys.co.uk/collections/my-favorite-things/products/slumbering-sloths Waffle Flower Slim Window Trio Die https://www.bumbleberrys.co.uk/collections/waffle-flower/products/slimline-window-trio-die?variant=33157505187922 Distress Ink (Tumbled Glass, Blueprint Sketch, and Seedless Preserve) Neenah 80 lb or 110 lb card stock  Card Black 8 1/2 x...

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Using Stamps & Mask / Stencils To Create A Water Coloured Affect With Zig Clean Colour Markers.

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Using Stamps &  Mask / Stencils To Create A Water Coloured Affect With Zig Clean Colour Markers.

 Hello Crafty Friends, Moving on from my Christmas projects, I been noticing a new tread of stencil and masks. I thought I try one from Altenew .  Products Altenew Eucalyptus Jar Stamp https://www.bumbleberrys.co.uk/collections/altenew/products/eucalyptus-jar-stamp-set Altenew Eucalyptus Jar Mask https://www.bumbleberrys.co.uk/collections/altenew/products/eucalyptus-jar-mask-stencil Zig Clean Colour Markers  (mid green, olive green,light blue,cobalt blue, and blue grey) Memento Ink Pad in Pistachio Versamark Ink Pad White Embossing Powder Distress Oxide Ink Pad ( crushed olive) Gansai Tambi  Starry Nights (red gold) Nuvo Drops (copper penny)   Method Stamp and emboss in white embossing powder. and using the zig pens to water colour your image. Then stamp...

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