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Tuesday, 24 September 2013

A Bit More JOFY ...

These flowers are just gorgeous!  I love cone flowers in real life and have them in my garden but it is a constant battle to keep the plant, let alone get a bloom as they are high on the list of favourite foods for slugs!!

What I have found with these stamps is that they stamp beautifully every time and they seem to look good coloured in any combination which is a great as it takes the pressure of finding shades with will work.

I made this card for my daughter and it was the last of the 3 cards needed for my triple team.  She's a very girly girl so I decided that pink with crystals would be a perfect combo.

I decided to combine her card with my DT piece for our new challenge at Try it on Tuesday, which this fortnight is 'Going Dotty'

I started by using crackleglaze over bubblegum acrylic paint on the corrugated card before adding the white top layer.  I am fascinated by the speed it crackles up - the effect is so cool.  I love that you can make bigger or smaller cracks depending on the paint thickness.  
I kept my crackles quite small and I wiped a few areas to expose more of the pink.

I coloured my blooms with DI using the pads with water and also the distress markers. 

The dotty background was make using more DI with a great circular mask.  I then used a new stamp by Stampotique to add all the flower words.

It would be great to see all your dotty entries this fortnight so get your spots and dots ready and join in with this fun challenge.



  1. LOVELY how you used the theme, gorgeous result! What a beautiful stamp as well! I am still trying to hold the JOFI stamps off, but they are difficult to resist!
    xxx Ellie xxx

    1. I was the same, but so glad I've finally gone for them as they are FAB to use! xx

  2. A beautiful card, so much work, I too love the stamps but they are new me. Hugs Bee

  3. A real bright happy card. I do love the Joffy images.

  4. A beautiful card Alexa, lovely in pink with the crystals. Get your daughter loves it.
    We are going to Swanage next weekend and apparently Blues weekend so it sounds good fun.
    Lovely to meet you at the workshop the other weekend.
    hugs {brenda} x0x

  5. This is really pretty, so pleasant to look at - I'm impressed! Love everything about it actually!

  6. I love your artsy mixture of textures and patterns in this piece. Blessings!


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