Thursday, June 10, 2010

Get Well Soon

I could do with one of these right now.  I have been struck down with a cold for the second time in just over a month!  As you can probably guess, I'm not the nicest person to be around at the minute - but on the up-side it is a great excuse for not doing a whole heap around the house, and it is totally counted as resting when you sit and craft ;)

This little guy is my favourite Kaszazz stamp to watercolour.  This time I tried out the technique I wrote about in my last post, using distress inks to paint.  I'm not sure that it is such a great technique to use on a large area like this gorgeous bear because it is hard to control the shading when you have to keep refilling the brush with colour (the first brush strokes are dark, which fades as the colour seeps out of the tip), however, I'm sure you could get a great result over a large area if you filled the aquabrush with diluted re-inker and just go over the areas you want darker.

This stamp makes for a simple single layer card, or alternately it looks great as a cut out window surrounded by patterned paper.  The petals on the flower are covered with Rock Candy Distress Stickles which gives a shimmery salty/sugary look.

Thanks for checking out my card :)

3 More Volunteers Needed!!!
I still need 3 people to trial my new handmade pins before I start up selling them.  I will need feedback as to what you like about it, what you aren't that fond of, and a picture of how you use the pin you are sent, that I can then use on the new blog (page, card or other project).  The feedback will need to be emailed to me by the end of the month, which should give you at least 2 weeks to use the pin and take a picture - just bear this in mind if you are applying.   If you are interested in getting one free to trial, email me at with your name and address so I can send it to you.  Feel free to share this with anyone you think may be interested.  Thank you to those who have already forwarded me your info :)


  1. wow Rachel he is a cutie! maybe you could use him to enter some challenges over at :) I'm sure he would fit right in xx

  2. He's cute!What i tend to do is put the distressed ink onto asmall palatte or dish and just fill pen with water.Thenuse ink that way but always wipe brush first on spare papr to get excess off that way you can get better i found doing it as you did i had smae probs.
    Thanks for sharing cute wee bear
    hugs judex


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