Tuesday, 31 March 2015

Grow by Donna Gray

Hello everyone,

Donna here today with a creation on PaperArtsy greyboard for you.


Here’s What I Did:


I took a greyboard and sprayed it with Liquitex paint spray but this colour and finish can easily be achieved by painting or spraying with inks.
Then I took some Grunge Paste and spread it through a Crafters Workshop stencil and then dried with the heat gun.
Take a DecoArt Media Mister spray and just lightly spritz so you get the ‘run’ effect, dry once again.
I then took Dina Wakley’s Positive Women set and just stamped the grungy dot stamp randomly over the background with black Archival ink.
Next I took one of the women from the set and some of my own carved stamps and stamped on white card using a mixture of Memento/Chalk and Brilliance inks.
I then coloured Dina’s image in with Promarkers and added a text paper cutting from my stash for added contrast.
Cut out your stamped images and adhere to the greyboard. I added a little painted heart and a Tim Holtz Chit Chat Sticker for the finishing touch……all done, time to grow!


Supplies Used: 


Hope you like it
Donna x

Monday, 30 March 2015

May We Be Strong Women by Amanda Southern

Hi Everyone

I have a painty project for you today and  I’ve had the Gelli Plate out again. If you haven’t tried it I can highly recommend it, it’s a fun and addictive way to make your backgrounds, you’ll have loads of them, I do!!! Here is just one of them.

Here’s how I made it:- 


Firstly, as I mentioned above is to make a background with your Gelli Plate, I have used the 8” x 10” Gelli Plate. For this one I just brayed on the colours I wanted from Dina Wakleys acrylic paints (lime, turquoise, magenta & lemon).
I stamped some texture onto my background using Dina Wakleys “Grunge Dots”, “Textures” and “Star”.
I then gathered up some scraps of pieces that I had lying around that matched the colour scheme. I tore it, stitched it and punched holes into it. I then layered it up onto my gelli print background.
I then added more stamping again using Dina Wakley stamps “Primative Icons”.
I also added one of Tim Holtz Elementary Flash Cards and chose the word “What”.
I then flicked white Indian Ink on to add a little contrast. 
All I needed now was my main focus images. Again these are Dina Wakley stamps “From the Past”.

I stamped them using black Archival ink onto a lined page effect designer paper. Once stamped I just added a brush stroke of 3 of the 4 colours of paint I had used using a flat bristled paintbrush.
I then cut them out and added them to my project with 3D glue gel. 
It was then all matted onto black card and an 8 x 8 card blank.

Items Used:-

“Grunge Dots” – Dina Wakley
“Star” – Dina Wakley
Indian Ink – White
Hope you like it

Sunday, 29 March 2015

With Love by Lynne Moncrieff


In need of an anniversary card I remembered that I had a pretty Gelli print from when I created a batch last year where I used a panel of lace to create the print. 

This made for speedy work in compiling this card.



PaperArtsy Fresco Finish Chalk Acrylics:- Sage, Nougat and Vintage Lace
Ranger Archival Wendy Vecchi Potting Soil Ink Pad
Extras:- Lace, lace roses, paper flower, pattern paper scrap.



If making the Gelli Print from scratch:-

Apply all Frescos to the Gelli Plate and working with a panel of lace the size of the plate, pull a print. 


Adhere print to cardbase, layering lace across mid-section.

Stamp the two hearts from With Love onto scrap of painted cardstock. Ink up love only from the With Love stamp, stamping onto a paper punched tag shape. Embellish the card with lace roses, lace scraps and paper flower.



Until next time,


Saturday, 28 March 2015

Easter Chick by Donna Ratcliff


Morning all! I thought I’d use one of the little Scribbly Birds as a little Easter chick to make a seasonal card for you all this week.

What I used

Tim Holtz Layering Stencils - Doily, Schoolhouse
Brown Pen
White Card, White Card Blank

What I did….

1. I stamped the bird in brown ink in the bottom corner of a 6” square piece of white card and painted him with Mustard Seed Distress ink… 

2. Then I stamped the bird again onto a scrap bit of paper and cut out to create a mask to cover my painted bird.
3. Holding the mask in place I blended various colours of Distress around the bird and also added some stencilled details using the Tim Holtz Layering stencils.
4. To create the wording I used the Schoolhouse Stencil and a brown pen, cut the words out in banner shapes, coloured the background to tone and glued in place.
5. Then I simply ran the brown inkpad around the edge of the whole piece and mounted onto a white card blank. After that I decided to add a few doodled eggs…….well you have to have eggs at Easter!!
Hope you have a lovely weekend and see you next week

Donna xx

Friday, 27 March 2015

Far To Fly by Fliss Goodwin


Hi there, I have a very quick and simple card to share this week in some bright and zingy colours ideal to send to someone about to spread their wings and fly.



Distress Inks – Salty Ocean, Ripe Persimmon
Distress Stains – Squeezed Lemonade, Peacock Feathers, Salty Ocean, Ripe Persimmon
Dark Blue Card



·       Cut a piece of smooth card around 14cm square and stamp the chevron design across the lower half, starting with the orange ink slightly off centre and then stamping either side with the blue ink.

·       Stamp your chosen bird on smooth card with the cobalt Archival ink and paint with the Distress stains. Cut the bird out leaving a tiny border.

·       Stamp the spread your wings text directly on the decorated paper on the left hand side using the cobalt ink. Add the paper to a dark blue mat and stick to your chosen card blank. Stick the bird on as shown to finish.


As you now see, very simple!

Don’t forget to check out the challenge blog at 8am as we have a new challenge for you today.


See you next week.


Fliss x

Thursday, 26 March 2015

Journal Tags by Carol Fox


I like to do pockets for tags in my journals. I do this for two reasons as it gives me somewhere to write that is hidden from view and I also like the way the tags look sticking out the top and sides of the journal.

I have a journal that is nearly complete apart from a few tags to finish for it, so today I have done three tags for it and co-ordinated them to match the page that they will stick out of.

What I did



I used my Gelli Plate to do my main backgrounds and started with these two masks and these five colour paints.


I used the three Media paints to give me my main colour and then used the Satin paints with the masks to give me a pattern.


I did all my stamping with black Archival ink. I stamped my main image first, masked this off before adding the rest of the images. I use these Dylusions Stamps “Write Between the Lines” a lot on my journal tags as they give a nice space to write in and go so well with most of my images. I also recently visited the shop at That’s Crafty and I found my must have set of stamps at the moment Primas “Coffe Stains”  - at only £5.99 they are a very useful set to have in your stash.

I finished my tags with a few hand drawn lines and doodles round the edges.

I used


Carol x
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