15 November 2013

Getting Inky

Hi everyone and apologies for the prolonged absence (been hard at work on samples and stuff). First I'd like to say thank you from the bottom of my heart for the kind messages so many of you have sent following the news that I've made it onto The Craft Stamper DT 2014. To say I'm nervous is an understatement - have you seen who designs for them?! It's an awesome line up and I'll be working hard to live up to them.

Thought I'd show you the card made for my youngest's birthday. With no specific passions currently I went with his favourite colour instead, which actually makes it perfect for entry into Hels Sheridan's Sunday Stamper challenge - Red this week!

This started by a bit of staring at some stamps and a bit of blank glossy card waiting for inspiration to hit. Finally it did, and on went some alcohol inks, promptly followed by a banner stencil and some blending solution. Next I added coordinating Distress Paints to some dotty paper before cutting it into another couple of banners. The last banners were created by using translucent embossing paste through another stencil before covering them with gilding wax. A spot of fineliner pen work helped to make each layer really stand out.

To add to the party birthday theme I stamped some of the mini blueprints onto vellum, re-stamped them on Coredinations card and added a little dimension with some Distress Stains. Finally the sentiment was stamped into gold UTEE.

As there are a number of different inky variations going on here I'm also going to enter it into the current

And finally, my youngest also gets in on the act himself having created a mini masterpiece for his art homework. He'd already created a magnificent distressed background with an old teabag, some brown paper and paint. To complete the spread he grabbed a few stamps, a couple of stencils and my inks and set to work. What a chip of the old block! Even his art teacher held up his work for the rest of the class to see and he was a very happy bunny. Bless him, I'm so proud!

Right, I'm off, but not for long. Tomorrow morning I've got a Step by Step for you over at Frilly and Funkie and it would be great to see you there. For now have a good weekend and take care of yourselves, Jenny xxx


  1. Great card, and well done on your DT call up, well deserved, no need to be nervous, you'll be great.

    Sam xxx

  2. Jenny
    That is the most amazing news - you so deserve such recognition, it is absolutely wonderful, I could not be mroe delighted that you have achieved this.
    That berry red is sumptuous, happy birthday to your youngest and here we can see that the artistic talents are deep within your family, love the background achieved, little wonder the art teacher shared it with all the class.

  3. Fabulous card Jenny. You will bring new ideas to Craft Stamper and I look forward to seeing them too. I see another artist looming in the family too. Great work. Hugs Rita xxx

  4. Fabulous card Jenny. You will bring new ideas to Craft Stamper and I look forward to seeing them too. I see another artist looming in the family too. Great work. Hugs Rita xxx

  5. Hi Jenny.Firstly, a very well-deserved congratulations on your new DT position.I do get this magazine and will be looking forward to seeing your work featured. The card is very striking with its red, gold, white and black. The blueprint stamps are great! First time I've seen these. Also love your son's art assignment.... well done! Have a great weekend. Cheers, Di

  6. Wow Jenny! Many congratulations on your wonderful Craft Stamper news which I managed to miss.
    Don't be too nervous as your creations are so lovely and are sure to go down really well.
    Looking forward to seeing what you create and sorry for being a bad blogger lately.
    Hugs, Fliss xx

  7. Fabulous card .. LOVE IT... and congrats again on making the CS DT... am so chuffed for you hun, well deserved indeedily. Thanks for joining in with the Sunday Stamper x

  8. Your beautiful red card is proof of how and why you've ended up on the Craft Stamper design team, Jennie. Congratulations! You'll be fine!

    Love your son's journal page - artistic talent obviously runs in the family.

  9. Hi Jenny, Huge Congratulations to you joining the design team at Craft Stamper, very well deserved your talants are endless, and I look forward to seeing your projects in print. I like the rich reds in your card, and love how you have given your gold sentiment depth I guess you have die cut this or embossed or both, however you have done it, it looks good. Hugs Mo x

  10. Jenny, you will rock their world with your incredible talent and fit right in! What a great birthday card in red! Love what you have done with the blueprint stamps! Very cool! You son certainly is a chip off the old block! What great journal pages indeed! Have a great weekend! Hugs!

  11. Congratulations, well deserved look forward to seeing your fantastic work in print. I buy that magazine now and again, will be be looking through and buying the ones you feature in.
    Love your wonderful card great textures and design.
    I see your son has inherited some of your wonderful talent, a great journal page.
    Have a wonderful weekend

    Patricia xxx

  12. congrats on the craft stamper call, they have some fun things on their pages

  13. That is brilliant - many congratulations on your news about Craft Stamper. I look forward to seeing your first project (and many more of course) as this magazine is a regular for me.

  14. An impressive collaged card Jenny and of course: Congratulations!!!
    Have a nice weekend, Alie :-)

  15. Fear not dear Jenny, your talent more than matches those on the CS DT already and I so look forward to seeing your work in print! You deserve this accolade. Love your beautiful card (what's not to love about red!), the layout is fantastic and as for your Son - wow, wow, wow, a chip off the (not so) old block indeed! He is wonderfully talented. Hugs, Anne x

  16. These are fantastic news, my biggest congratulations - well deserved :) Your such a talented lady.
    Your birthday card looks gorgeous and I'm sure your youngest is loving it. ... And he's very talented, too. A great creation.

  17. First, I have to tell you how much I admire your card. That's my favorite birthday image and you did a fabulous job of using it with the red. And the gold! Oh my goodness that gold sentiment is gorgeous!! But what really struck me about this post was your son's FABULOUS project! He did such a great job! Please tell him that his work is much appreciated. Lovely! And last, thank you for joining us this week for the Simon Says Stamp Monday challenge. I really enjoyed visiting your blog and seeing TWO beautiful projects! ~Michelle

  18. Fantastic Jenny - love every bit of it!

  19. Belated congratulations Jenny a well deserved addition to the CS Mag. Can't wait to see your first project I am sure you will blow us all away.

    Your boy will love this card and you can't go wrong adding his fave colour.

    Better watch out sweets your son's artwork is brilliant. Don't let CS get wind of him lol. What better teacher than his Mum.

    Crafty hugs from Shirl x x

  20. Oh, congrats on your new DT, Jenny. Your works are just so fabulous and amazing. :)

  21. Congrats on your new DT! The card is beautiful with the reds and white. Your son's art work if fantastic! Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge.

  22. Beautiful card! Congrats with your youngest and again with making the CS DT! So cool! Thank you so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. Hugs, Sandra

  23. Well how on earth did I miss this !! Huge Congratulations Jenny and I am absolutely thrilled for you xx A marvellous achievement xx Great journal piece by your son too...definitely a chip off the old block.

    Huge Hugs

    Annie x

  24. Congratulations, Jenny, on that spectacular team assignment! How fabulous!! Love this festive card, and I'm very impressed with your son's journal pages!!

  25. Hi Jenny, Just been having a catch up - Congratulations on the DT post with Craft Stamper, looking forward to seeing your projects there.
    A brilliant piece of work by your son, he certainly is a chip of the old block!
    Avril xx


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