Friday, 9 December 2016


Hi folks

It's ages since we had a release of goody boxes but they are finally here 
and we had lots of goodies to pop in for you.

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Hallo Everyone

Here we are and it is Friday again!


Crafty Field is with us today
to share her lovely project
with us, so sit back, relax
and enjoy

 I like Collage, so very arty don't you think? 
But rather than spend lots of time gluing beautiful papers on top of each other, 
I selected one of the many Collage stamps available to do the work for me.

This is a quick and easy way to get the look of collage... 
Of course I couldn't leave it at that 
and introduced one variable that made the process more messy 
but SO rewarding!

I used a stiff brush (hog hair/oil brush) to apply the powder to the stamp. 
Since there is no water or ink to hold the Brushos I press hard with the brush.

Now I spray water on the stamp, the finer the mist the better. 
Also to minimise the powders being blown away I try to let the 
water fall on the stamp and not spray directly on it.

This is the stamp after the first impression.
 It looks like there isn't enough powder doesn't it?
 And yet...

... see how many prints I did!

I first used watercolour paper and the prints in the photo are numbered
 in order of stamping. 

I did add a bit of powder each time 
but only on the areas that were a bit faint.

This is cold press paper and the grain is slightly too pronounced 
to render the beautiful detail of the stamp. 

I had to try with standard cardstock...
I cleaned the stamp completely 
before applying the powders as before.

 Those are the result on the cardstock. 

Note that I have not added any powder at all between impressions, 
just water, and obtained 4 decent prints

 (the central motif on the fifth one below is hardly visible).

I am now considering packaging the prints into a cards & envelope gift. 
Same design and yet each individual!

I finished one card with twine and a simple die cut with a sentiment
also by Crafty Individuals.


And it would be a lot more difficult to create the vivid look of the inks with inkpads... Yes, I tried!

I hope you like this project and if so, have a go, it is great fun!

Materials used:

Thank you Crafty Field

A different take on Collage 
but one that works very well
as a card

Catch you all tomorrow

Mickie xx

Thursday, 8 December 2016



Morning everyone!

Are you beginning to panic?
To help you stay calm we
have a lovely collage for you
today from

Karen Gist:

Gently remove the book covers from the ring bound spine.
Cover them with pieces of printed paper using matt medium

I have an old dictionary and a ready reckoner
that I use for this

Collage small pieces of patterned paper onto
some copier paper

I used scraps that I have but you could use any
type of paper, magazines, etc

Paint over the covers with DecoArt Cobalt Teal Hue
As it is a transparent paint, the print shoes through

Stamp the smallest stamp from the set using Stazon
and when dry flick some white acrylic over the top

While this is drying stamp and emboss the large flower
head and the stem onto the patterned paper collage 
Cut out and glue to the cover

Replace the covers onto the ring bound spine and
decorate with ribbon and beads as shown.

I attached the beads by threading them onto cotton 
adding a line of Liquid Glass and then laying the
beads over the top before carefully pulling out the cotton.  

It is such a quick and easy way of going it.

Materials used:

Thank you Karen

I think this would make a lovely gift
and not just for Christmas.........

See you tomorrow

Mickie xx