No this is not a post about seeing ghosts with distress oxides inks! LoL! If it was I wouldn't even try it! Its about how I created the background of my card by water stamping onto a card I previously coloured with Distress Oxide inks, the latest inks everyone is raving about. Tim Holtz Distress … Continue reading Ghosting with Distress Oxides – Video & Giveaway!
"Trompe-l'œil is an art technique that uses realistic imagery to create the optical illusion that the depicted objects exist in three dimensions." - Wikipedia. OK... my card is not that sophisticated, but I was going for that effect! I used to think using design paper on hand made cards was "cheating", and so I put away … Continue reading Trompe l’Oeil
Today is the first day of a brand new challenge, starting the 18th of each month, over at CAS-ual Fridays new blog "Calling All Sistahs"! I'm part of their design team called the "Encouragement Squad". Why are we called this? Go on over to the blog here to find out more and join in the fun... and perhaps … Continue reading Calling All Sistahs – New Encouragement Challenge
Everyone is yelling it at their top of their voices here in Germany, and everywhere else where they might be lucky enough not to have anymore snow. There's a great Spring coloured post by my friend Dalit over at her blog My Piece of Craft where she showcases some ways to decorate a Spring table with … Continue reading Spring is here!
I visited the Tate Modern in London when I was there 1 month ago and among the amazing paintings there, this one was my favourite and I wanted to share it with you. Richard Hamilton's "The citizen". Its not cause he has such a hot bod (no really!), but because there is so much dignity … Continue reading Beauty from despair