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Easy Peasy Lemon Squeezy

Evening Everyone,
Not much happening on the crafting front here again I’m afraid, so I thought that I would share a couple of cards that I made for the Hobby Art DT retreat way back in November.
Wow that seems such a long time ago now.
We spent a fabulous weekend sharing ideas with one another and doing far too much eating lol.


Jenny asked us all to share something with the rest of the Team, so I chose a quick and easy background technique, which is also a great way to use up ink that is left on your craft sheet after sponging.


Like all crafters I hate to waste anything so I keep a stash of card scraps on my desk ready to mop up any leftover ink.


I used some of these scraps to create these cards adding stamping, colouring and even a bit of stencilling before attaching them to plain white card stock.
Easy, peasy, lemon squeezy as the Grandkids would say.
Hugs Kimx

Happy Birthday Mum

Evening Everyone
It’s my turn on the blog again, although I must confess that it is much later than originally intended.
Today is my wonderful Mum’s 84th Birthday so here is a card for her, made of course with some fabulous Hobby Art stamps.
mum 01
The Vase of Flowers has been stamped and embossed on to watercolour card and then coloured using what I refer to as the ‘Wet Watercolour Technique’
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Make the cardstock very wet and then ‘drop’ ink onto it using a fairly large brush. You can be as random or presise with your colour placement as you like, but because the cardstock is wet the colours tend to bleed into one another.
The card can be left to dry, or if you are like me and are impatient, then you can dry it with a heat tool before die cutting a shape from it.
mum 03
The sentiment down the right hand side is one of my all time favourite Hobby Art stamps and is permanently on my craft table.
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I added some Glossy Accents to the vase which has been painted with more dye based inks once the ‘wet’ panel has dried.
I’m going to have to rely on Becki to add all the stamp codes and links for me or this will be yet another day in the posting lol.
Until next time.
Hugs Kimx