Thursday, 31 October 2013

Thursday's Blog is always blue...

Here's one Martyn and I did together in the Classroom on TV last time, using the Jigsaw Puzzle Stamp and the Winter Wonderland. Both sets are very versatile, and very popular! It's never hard for me to find something blue; I guess blue is just bluetiful!
Ready for a simple step-by-step?
All you need is

Stamp the jigsaw puzzle in Cobalt on Theuva Card.
Cover up all 4 sides with post-Its
Stamp the Winter Wonderland into place. Blot lightly on copy paper first, for a mottled effect.
add the trees and deer....
Sponge Cloudy blue around the edges. Add a few hillocks, and shadow under the deer.
Coat the whole area with Versamark.
Remove the post-its.
Cover with Clear embossing powder.
Dust off excess speckles.
Heat emboss from underneath.
Flatten and admire!
Cut the Snowflake stencil into 2!
Position the 2 parts above and below the Winter Scene.
Load the stencil brush with Cloudy blue
(and believe me when I tell you : these brushes of ours are pretty spectacular,)
Carefully dust the snowflake stencil with cloudy blue stencil brush.
Remove stencil to reveal a subtle, ghosty snowflake background. Very very cool.
Do a waltz around the edge with the little snowflake stamp. Ink up in black Archival and start stamping:
123 ink 123 ink 123 ink. Just keep travelling round all four edges.
Pretty straightforward really. And it didn't take long. and it's pretty. And it's blue!


  1. He looks so regal! And you are so naughty - taunting a technique! - me thinking fibre and iron used - but .......???? i shall be glued to TV - Now I really must away to work! xx

  2. What a beautiful card Barbara. The kingfisher looks great fab in fibres.

    I loved working with that set too. That and the rather large stencil were my faves. Looking forward to the shows. x

  3. So looking forward to this weekends TV... Love this stamp xxx ps. Your early bl g worked! Xxx

  4. This looks lovely think I might have to try and fit that stamp and stencil into my collection it"s stunning.

  5. Good morning ' early bird' ......great stamp and stencil ....your work looks really lush....looking forward to seeing how you created it....see you at the weekend....x

  6. Defintely fibres have been used then a fantastic stencil I would hazard a guess made by ' Clarity ' of course and some brayering going on in there too maybe ???? .....

  7. Good morning,
    I love the puzzle of keeping a few tricks hidden to keep us interested. You clever girl you. I am now set to watch the shows and see the secrets. Thanks.

  8. Morning Barbara....
    If a woodpecker could peck wood?
    As I know that a woodpecker should!
    How much wood would a woodpecker peck?
    If a woodpecker could peck wood!
    Lovely technique look forward to Sunday x

  9. this is seriously fabulous can't wait ..... till Sunday .................oooooooh sure it'll be well worth it bet Lynne has done something beautiful too xxxx excited Annie

  10. Stunning of course, we will be tuned in. How beautiful.

  11. Love this, and absolutely loved working with this and all the new stamps! Looking forward to see what else you've come up with for the weekend, break a leg xx

  12. O No another " must have " stamp and stencil best not tell Peter xx see you Sunday, so to speak x

  13. Looking forward to my Clarity weekend xx

  14. Hi Barbara, love the look of that image it looks like metal, stunning card. hugs Shirleyxxxx

  15. Another beautiful creation. I want to know how to make the background! Stunning x

  16. You little tease!!!
    Love the new Bird stamp though Barbara and I agree it does look like a metal xxx

  17. And there's a twist in one of my projects using this set, so tune in to find out what it is :-) xx

  18. oooh this looks great, see you at the weekend then x

  19. I shall be there glued to the box xx

  20. Looks great. Can't wait for shows at the weekend. x

  21. I loved watching this demo on the last classroom. The way you break it all down makes it look so much easier and so achievable, an excellent teacher indeed x

  22. Hi Barb,

    Gorgeous card. Just love the background. Thanks for the tutorials. X

  23. so looking forward to this weekend will try this my be today x

  24. While Thursdays are never blue, I am loving this card... What fun this will be to make. Your talent is endless and makes me smile. Thanks

  25. I can't believe it's Thursday already! This as ever is smashing! And Martyn did extremely well on the show with you! xx

  26. Lovely card AND just spied your masks in a folder on your work-surface in one of the pics. What a great idea! Looks like copy paper in an A4 sleeve if I'm not mistaken! I'll have to give it a go!! :)

  27. Loved this one and Martyn did so well for a newbie xx

  28. Love this set and what a beautiful card thank you for sharing your inspiration.


Thank you for your kind messages and I hope you get inspiration from my ramblings.

Barb x