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Hi, Welcome to my Blog. I'm an avid crafter; Scrapbooking, Cards, ATCs, Tags, Altered Books, Art Journaling, Décopatch, Knitting, Crochet, and Embroidery amongst other things. I live in Surrey, UK with my husband and son. For exercise I play badminton and I have been Geocaching since 2009 and now and again Pokémon Go. I run UK based on-line papercraft and stitchers groups.

Monday, 10 June 2013

Craft Club & Summer of Colour #1

At Craft Club today we did glitter paste through stencils. It was the table I missed at their sister club the other week so I was well pleased. The glitter paste we used was from Glitz Craft and the colours were gorgeous.

The stencil I did first was a Christmas one - well I have to start sometime. I needed to add a bit of distress ink first to get the outline, then I glitter pasted the central parts of the trees. The reveal of the stencil was rather satisfying.

I then did an Art Nouveau stencil, which I cut in half and made up the pink card and had this rose left over so it might just make its way onto my June pages for 12 Months in View as the flower of the month is a rose.

I followed this by doing the Wild Flower stencil. After that I covered a few butterfly and dragonfly embellishments with the paste too. Time just flew by today so I gathered a few card blanks, patterned papers and ribbons so I could complete the cards at home.









I found I missed a few bits on the embellishments so I used distress inks to fill in and to edge them.


I was looking at the green dragonfly and realised that The Summer of Colour colour pallet this week was Citron Green & Turquoise so I just had to use one of them.

I have decided to make twinches for this year, it is amazing what you can fit on a twinchie.

Oh and one lady today thought I was slacking with my blog lately so I hope this is quick enough this time - LOL.

36 comments:

Ashtead Cardmakers said...

Your tree card is on our blog now too - before the finishing touches were added! Love your other cards too.

Netty said...

great idea for the SOC, Annette x

Gloria in CA said...

Hi BJ. What a great idea. Your work came out awesome. thanks.

Leslie said...

All that detail on a 2" card. And I thought an ATC was pretty small. Looks great!

Kristin said...

Oh yes! Love that idea - and your first twinchie is just beautiful! LOVE that glittery dragonfly and the trim! Looking forward to more, thank you! xo

peggy gatto said...

what fun!!!

Tracy said...

What a sparkly post! I admire people who are able to cram so much loveliness on to a small canvas. A postcard is the smallest I've got down to :)

Anne Manda said...

Lovely cards, very pretty! <3

Yolanda said...

That ribbon is a terrific touch. Lots of great textures in this one. It is amazing all you can get on a twinchie!

Kim said...

Love your Summer of Color with the dragonfly!!

froebelsternchen Susi said...

such a HAPPY post! Adorable cards!

Linda said...

lovely projects! I especially love your twinchie for SOC3; it is amazing how much you can put on such a miniature substrate :)

Anne said...

You have been busy BJ and ith fabulous results. The twinchie is great!! (Worried about mine for our swap now ) I think you are doing a whole lot better with your blogging than I am. Anne x

Tracey Fletcher King said...

your workj is all so neat and skillful... I would make a hash of such detailed work... love it... and happy week 1 of SOC

Shahrul Niza said...

Adorable sparkly dragon fly!!!. Love that green :). I need to find out more about twinchies, it looks fun!.

Maria Ontiveros said...

Nice twinchie! I'm going to make postcards for summer of color. My week 1 creation will be posted on Friday.
Rinda

Belinda said...

What lovely ATCs. I am always amazed how much beauty can be captured on such a small canvas.

The cards are amazing on your desk. Love the monochromatic sympathy cards. I need to make one and that is very inspirational.

Thanks for sharing.

Belinda (#88)

bellefrogworks said...

Super sparkly and summery!! So cute.

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...


Well, no more vying for Number 1 on Kristin's list. I'm not nearly as quick as you. BUT, I have to admit, my citron and yours look suspiciously the same color. I thought mine was from my scanner, but maybe that's the true color of this CS.

Halle said...

Love that you are doing twinches. I've never tackled that size. Such a fun color combo to start off with!

Manon Visser said...

So nice to meet you and your art! I will be back next week. I thought I already commented because I saw this yesterday I think if I did I apologise but it got me to admire it twice lol :)

Maria said...

Absolutely lovely!

Monique said...

Love your little dragon fly and flowers.
xx

Christine said...

love your take on the SOC theme!

sugar Creek said...

OOh glitter paste sounds fun! Love your glittery dragon fly!

Sharon Fritchman said...

I love them all! Your dragonfly on your last card for the SOC is wonderful!!!!

NatashaMay said...

Looking great! Love the dragonfly. :)

Mandy said...

Sweet cards...x

Julie Ann Lee said...

A truly lovely post. I adore that Art Nouveau rose; it reminded me of Rene Mackintosh. I also really like the dragon fly one: dragon flies, moths, anything with gossamer wings I love. Julie Ann xx

stefanie stark said...

Your card ideas and the colors and the technique look great. I love the glittering dragonfly!

Natasha said...

Looks like you had a lot of fun! Love your twinchie. I have never heard of them before I will need to go google! :)

dawn said...

How pretty this is, great job with the colors. Can't wait to see more of these next week!

Carmen said...

I can't believe someone told you you were slacking! :P Cheek.

I love that you are doing twinchies - I love the idea of them but haven't tried them yet. I may have to - I can imagine a frame filled up with them would look gorgeous!

Carmen - SoC #110

Denise said...

Pretty ! If I'm not already,I am following you creative Sister.Denise of Coffeeberry Cottage

AnnieC said...

Love the idea of Twinchies and this one is just gorgeous! :o)

Kimberly Hogan said...

I've never heard of a Twinchie until now, I'm looking forward to seeing more. I think that is one of the things I'm most excited about with SOC, seeing new things. :)