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Archive for January, 2011

GG Tags

Back in September 2010 around 50 likeminded crafters met up at the Blackwell Grange Hotel in Darlington to attend a Weekend Crafting Retreat organised by Glenda Waterworth. We arrived on the Friday afternoon and crafted like mad until Sunday teatime. Bliss!

We were all shattered at the end of it all but it was sooooo enjoyable.

Here are a few of the 50 Tags I took to swap with the other wonderful ladies.


GG Tag Swap January 2011

The Graphicus Guild Swap for January was either a Tag or an ATC. I chose to do a tag and this was a Post Card sized Tag. I coloured it with Distress Inks in Milled Lavender and Dusty Concord and stamped it with the Hydrangea Stamp from Elusive Images in Dusty Concord.

The sentiment, silvery frame and diamante brads are  from  Stampin Up! and the ribbon and Tassels are from a range by Laurence Llewellyn-Bowen that have been in my stash fro some time. The pearls were also a general stash item.Graphicus Guild Swap January 2011

Masking Techniques

Snowman Tag

Landscape & Trees

Snowmen & Trees

Santa Tag

Fairy Meadow

Autumnal Card














These bits and pieces were made during the Masking Class and used several types of mask. Some used a duplicate of the stamped image and some used a torn piece of paper for the hills and meadow floor.

The Fairy Meadow used both, as did the Snowmen and Trees. The Santa Tag used a pre-made Tim Holtz mask and the Autumnal Card was made by using a torn mask for the meadow floor and then random coloured grasses etc stamped over the top.

Resist Techniques 2

Clear Embossing Resist

Clear Embossing Resist

Joseph's Coat

Joseph's Coat

Clear Embossing Resist

Trees stamped with Versamark and embossed in Clear EP. Colours rubbed over the top and the image is revealed.





Josephs Coat

The card was coloured using light inks and then an image was stamped with versamark and clear embossed . A darker colour Di was wiped over the card and ‘took’ where there was no embossing. A wipe again revealed the colour under the embossing.

Resist Techniques 1

Versamark Resist


Versamark Resist plus Heat Embossing

Versamark Resist. The image was stamped with Versamark onto a glossy coated card and then Distress Ink in Corduroy was brayered over the top. The Versamark resist the ink so when you wipe gently over the surface the ink is removed from the white image. If you use a coloured card then you are left with the colour of the base card showing through.

Versamark Resist plus Heat Embossing

I stamped the sentiment and embossed it with Silver EP. I then stamped the branches with Versamark and then brayered blue DI over the whole piece. The Versamark and the Silver Embossing both resisted the blue ink.

Bleach Painting

This card was made as a piece of homework from an online class run by Glenda Waterworth through My Creative Classroom called ‘Rubber Stamping- Terrific Techniques’.

Bleached Harlequin Rose Card

The Harlequin Rose(Elusive Images) was Stamped onto brown card and embossed in Gold detail embossing powder.Thin bleach was used to paint out parts of the flower.
Different card reacts in a different way so you don’t know what you are getting until it dries.

Mounted onto white card stamped with a rose leaf , again embossed in gold, and then mounted onto a navy panel. The base card is another piece of the same brown card that the image was stamped on.

The Sentiment was stamped and mounted as before.

The Rose Tag was coloured with two colours of Di and then stamped and embossed in Gold EP before being painted with bleach.

The bleach worked differently on each of the two colours of  ink.

I will post more images from the class ‘homework’.

Bleached Rose Tag

ROSES from Stamped Images or Die-Cut shapes


This pdf is an amalgamation of 3 pages I downloaded from a blog by Marlene O’Connor  who is a US Stampin Up! Demonstrator, and two cards I made from them.

The instructions work with any 6-petalled blossom shape.