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Try Stampin on Tuesday – Spritz and Smoosh

On Sunday I taught this fun new (to me) Technique at my Papercrafters Day. My ladies loved the effects you could get and a couple tried it there and then! I will share more samples with you later in the week. It was based on a few different tutorials I have seen which all had different names but the basic technique for all of them seems to be SPRITZ  and SMOOSH so that’s what I’m calling it!

I was playing around with it a little and created that central design and then thought “Hey thats pretty similar to the Try Stampin On Tuesday sketch” so that was how I finished it.


So the basic idea with this one was that I used my markers on an acrylic block to create layers of colour  to create this scene, then gave it a spritz of water with my Stampin’ Spritzer (these have a lovely fine mist) and then Smooshed it onto the card. SimpleP1020571


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Crowned Glory



I learnt this design from my friend Christine and thought it was about time to pull it out again. It is a lot simpler design than Chris taught me but I think it works

It might be hard to see but the top of the card is acetate here is what the inside look like. I used the crown from Artistic Etchings which coordinates so well with the  Elementary Elegance set.


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Gotta share…….

BIG BIRD in all his glory! My daughter has a friend helping her build a bird house and she wanted to give him a little something relating to birds. I have been working on some of these lolly leg creations today for my Christmas Giftables Class on November 6th and she liked them too so I suggested a Big Bird one. Of course it had to be done NOW!! so I have just finished it for her hence the dodgy night time photos.

My lovely friend Anj had been here tonight doing some stamping and left us with some M and Ms which Zoe swiftly sorted and turned into Big Birds legs. They are stacked in some skinny acetate bags. Then through the magic of Punch Art I created his body and feet. I should have taken a photo of inside his beak cos he even has the Big Bird tongue and mouth to match. Not too shabby eh! I hope her friend enjoys Big Bird.