Thursday, 20 February 2020

SF 2020 February Blog Hop - Favourites...

Good afternoon, today I am joining the Stampin' Friends Blog Hop where we are celebrating our 'favourites'.  How do you choose, I have a different favourite every day, depending on which stamp set I am playing with!!!  You may have joined me from Rachael or starting the hop here but welcome and thanks for dropping by.

I had to choose one and I recently held a lovely class using the Beautiful Moments stamp set which I have chosen to share with you today.

We made a watercolour frame using the three main images plus an image taken from the Beautiful You stamp set.  These images are just so beautiful and suitable for most ages, so yes both these stamp sets are my favourites for many reasons.

We used various mediums to create our finished piece.  Some were coloured using watercolour pencils, some Stampin' Markers and others ink direct from the pad all applied with a Blender Pen or watercolour brush.  The ladies at the class were quite apprehensive to start with but it was lovely to see the looks on their faces as their frame started to come together.

As always, I produce a small display of items to inspire the class and here is one of the cards that formed part of the display.  You can see a few more here.

I hope you like my projects and I am now going to pass you on to Teri who I am sure has something beautiful to share with you.

There is a list of hoppers at the end of this page should you get lost along the way.

I love to hear from you so please leave me a comment, it means a lot.

Happy Hoppin'


Roll Call

Jo Blackman (UK) - you are here

Sunday, 9 February 2020

Kre8tors Blog Hop - Love/Romance...

Good morning and welcome to the Kre8tors Blog Hop for February.  Today I am joining an amazing group of Stampin' Up! Demonstrators from around the world to bring to you everything Love and Romance.  

You may have joined me from Ximena or starting your journey here but it is good to have you either way.

I must confess this is not my favourite subject however, when I think of Love and Romance I always think back to our 10th wedding anniversary when my husband surprised me with a trip to Paris.  I just loved Paris so much, especially the Eiffel Tower, and it has always stayed with me.  To date we are yet to make a return trip but maybe one day (we have been married 21 years in March!)

I therefore had to use the Parisian Beauty and Forever Blossoms stamps for my project.

Here is my card...

I created a background using various stamps from the Parisian Beauty stamps in Crumb Cake ink and lightly sponged the edges, adding some accents in Early Espresso.

I originally cut the Eiffel Tower in silver foil but it was quite 'bright' so I knocked it back a little by painting over it in Gesso paint (the canvas priming paint) before gently rubbing some of the paint away to reveal the silver underneath.  It just seemed to make it more romantic somehow!  The flowers were stamped in Early Espresso and the Stampin' Blends used to add some colour.  Finally the greeting was heat embossed in white on to Early Espresso card.

Here are a couple of close ups where you can see what I mean about the Eiffel Tower.

I hope you have enjoyed my project today.  I love to receive feedback so please leave me a comment to let me know what you think.

If you want to find out more about the amazing products that Stampin' Up! has to offer, not to mention the amazing opportunities of becoming a demonstrator then please get in touch, I am here to help.

I am now going to pass you on to Alexandra who I am sure has something lovely to share with you today.

Happy Stampin'


Roll Call List
Jo Blackman - you are here

Saturday, 8 February 2020

Stamp 'n Hop February Blog Hop - Colouring...

Thank you for dropping by.  Today I am hopping with the Stamp 'n Hop blog hop along with other demonstrators from around the World.

You may have joined me from Angela or starting the hop here but either way, thank you for hopping along and I hope we manage to inspire you a bit today.

The subject of our hop is colouring.  I love colouring so I was delighted to take part.

I recently held a workshop using watercolouring techniques and the beautiful new stamp set from the Mini Catalogue called Beautiful Moments.  It has three gorgeous images.

I made a series of 6 cards using these images, 3 of which I am sharing with you today.

These images are surprisingly quick to colour or paint and make such beautiful cards, suitable for many occasions.

I love to hear your feedback so please let me know what you think by leaving a comment.

If you are interested in learning more about Stampin' Up! and the other amazing stamps and goodies we have to offer then please get in touch.

I hope you have enjoyed my projects and I am now going to pass you on to Melinda who I am sure has something beautiful to share with you.

Happy Stampin'


Roll Call

Jo Blackman (UK) - you are here

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