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Saturday, 13 February 2016

Believe in fairies

A while ago I spent some time making my own sprays from various things, some cheap metallic paints, luna lights paints and some cheap acrylic paints, after the initial play they just got pushed away in a cupboard, came across them yesterday and thought I'd have another play. I never have a plan, just let things evolve, so sprayed three different colours, some embossing paste stencilling, bits of background stamping , the text is stamped on tissue paper and applied with gel medium and finally (with some trepidation in case it went wrong!) I stamped the fairy, she's a freebie from a magazine ,I nearly didn't keep it but glad I did now.

I'd like to enter a few challenges

Country View Challenges - make your own background        
Creative Artiste Challenge - anything goes with mixed media
Altered Eclectics - anything goes                                              
                           Happy Little Stampers mixed media challenge - paint                                         
          Stamps and Stencils  -splatter, spritz and smoosh                               
                                Rhedds Creative Spirit  - Anything goes    
                                Simon says Stamp  - spritz and spray
                                Vintage Stamping (Flonzcraft) - splatters and drips  
                                Craft Stamper Challenges - technique Text Me


  1. Absolutely love it Joan !! It's so nice to just go where your mind takes you instead of having a fixed plan.

    Would be interested to know what paste you used for the stenciling asd it's kept nice and white, so many go translucent as they dry.

    B x

  2. Back again Joan as I suddenly remembers I saw mention of FlonzCraft Vintage Stamping Challenges and then forgot to thank you for joining in.

    B x

  3. This is beautiful, Joan. I love the purples and greens together. Thanks for playing along at HLS MM challenge.

  4. This is fabulous Joan. It's such an interesting background with lots of different dimensions. I really like the colour combination too :)

  5. Gorgeous! Love the colours and the combination of paste, stamping, and text. Thanks so much for joining us at Happy Little Stampers.

  6. Love this wonderful card Joan. The colours you made and used on the background look fantastic.
    Yvonne xx

  7. Gorgeous artwork Joan, the colours and whole design of this is fabulous! I would frame it!! :-)

    thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge
    Lols x x x

  8. What a beautifully designed card, Joan! I love your colour combo and such an awesome background! Simply stunning!
    Thank you so much for joining in our February challenge at Stamps and Stencils! Branka DT

  9. Your sprays look amazing! I keep wanting to do that but I just get too scared :) May give it a try now! Great work! Thanks for sharing with us at Rhedd's Creative Spirit this month! Nanette, DT

  10. Your creation is gorgeous
    thanks for joining our challenge at
    Debbie DT

  11. Joan this turned out gorgeous... Love your handmade colors... The sentiment is beautiful thank you for creating with us at Rhedds Creative Spirit

  12. Fabulous project idea and stunning too -
    Thank you for sharing with us over at Altered Eclectics this month and hope to see you again in future challenges.

    Handcrafted by Ellapu
    Mother Hen for Altered Eclectics
    Mother Hen for Eclectic Ellapu
    DT Rhedd's Creative Spirit

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  14. WOW - this mixed media inky card really appeals to me. Aren't you clever mixing up your own inks too!

    Hugs, Sarn xxx

  15. This is beautiful Joan. What super colours. Barbxx

  16. Stunning canvas. Very pretty project. Thank you for joining us at Altered Eclectics this month. Hope to see you back here again soon. Judy DT

  17. Gorgeous piece of work you have created I love it...
    Thank you so much for entering our challenge over at Creative Artiste Mixed Media Challenge Blog, we hope to see you join in again...

    Hugs Rhonda DT & Owner

  18. beautiful canvas - very pretty. Thank you for joining us at Creative Artiste this month. Hope to see you back here again soon. Judy DT

  19. Joan, this is such a beautiful project, exactly why I love stamping! You've layered the images and colors perfectly. I adore this project! Thanks so much for sharing this with us at Stamps & Stencils. <3 Autumn

  20. Beautiful work. Thanks for joining the "Paint" Challenge at HLS last month. Carol DT x


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