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Technique: Kitchen roll and Brusho

This is a simple way to create a patterned sheet that can be used as a background panel or for die-cutting sentiments or flowers or butterflies or whatever takes your fancy... All you need is some kitchen roll, a water spritzer and one or more pigment powders (Brusho, Ken Oliver Colour Burst, PaperArtsy Infusions etc),… Continue reading Technique: Kitchen roll and Brusho

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Technique: Feather leaves

I like heat embossing and I like Copic colouring, but they don’t get on too well together. With the possible exception of clear embossing powder, the usual advice is that colouring over embossing powder will damage your nibs. But I wanted to be able to use the two together, so it was time for an… Continue reading Technique: Feather leaves

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Easter: Bunny and eggs

I’ve been so disconnected recently that I nearly missed the start of the latest Daily Marker 30 Day Colouring Challenge. This is challenge number seven and I’ve taken part in all the previous ones; I haven’t always coloured every day, but it’s always been fun, not only creating, but also seeing what everyone else is… Continue reading Easter: Bunny and eggs

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Blank: Green pixie

Another catch-up post; this card was originally made on February 25th as part of the Daily Marker 30 Day Colouring Challenge. I love Some Odd Girl stamp designs, and this pixie is so cute she deserved to star on a nice simple background. How: The pixie was coloured with Copic markers and then fussy cut… Continue reading Blank: Green pixie

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Technique: Faux textured metal backgrounds

What: Testing out a new technique for creating backgrounds with Distress ink, Perfect Pearls and an embossing folder. (Note to self: remember to actually post things and not just leave them in my drafts folder.) Inspired by: Jennifer McGuire’s faux textured metal paper tutorial. How: This is a surprisingly straightforward technique. Mask off around the… Continue reading Technique: Faux textured metal backgrounds