Sunday 15 May 2016


Morning everyone just! It's a lovely sunny day here in Essex but there are black clouds above so who knows how the day will pan out weather wise.  I just wanted to say that I'm sorry I haven't been around much. I'm feeling very stressed at the moment as work is in its final stage of takeover where we get to find out what jobs we actually have and who will do what. It's been a tedious process as well as very stredssful. It has also triggered many of my defence mechanisms. We all have them, behaviours we use to defend ourselves from negative feelings which have been triggered by the event or situation one is in. In my case those feeling are abandonment, and rejection. Anyway distancing myself is a way I cope.  Anyway the reason for my post is to share something I feel quite proud of. My first project to be in a magazine Craft Stamper. It's only a readers submission but I was still very excited when it got accepted. Here it is 

STAMPS: Paper Artsy-ESN16.

INKS:       Ranger-Archival ink Black, Watering Can.

OTHER:   Paper Artsy-Fresco Acrylic Paint, Mint Prawn Haystack and Concrete with a little Slate mixed in; We R Memory Keepers-Sew Easy; Tonic Studios-Paper DistresserDecoArt Stencil-Andy Skinner, French Elements 




Inspired by the Paris theme, saw Images of Parisian walkways and sophisticated women drinking coffee, in shabby little cafés.


This fixed in my mind, I took out my Fresco Acrylic paints from Paper Artsy and with some cut ‘n’ dry smooched the paint across the card letting the colours blend. I let this dry while I worked on the next layer.


Distressing the edges of a smaller piece of card gave it the shabby look I was afterbringing my vision to the card. I used the same colours paints for the stencil letting the paint run out before reloading; this gave more interest as the words faded away and would tie it the card background. 


I used the word Paris from Electica SN1from Paper Artsy for the smaller background, and stamped it at the top in Black Inkas well as adding some script randomly in Watering Canfinished the stamping using the main feature from the SN16 as she fitted my vision of the woman drinking coffee. I added a sentiment, and to finish it off, using o poky tool went around the card piecing holes which I then stitched in a matching thread.


Here are some pics of the process





And of course here is the pic of the card in the Craft Stamper. 
I hope you like it! 
Take care for now 
Hugs Debs xx


  1. hope you get some good news about the job soon Debs, it's a very unsettling feeling I know. the card is gorgeous - and well done!

  2. Gorgeous make debs .. hope the stress ebbs away very soon. Hugs rachel x

  3. Take care Debs and hope all works out okay for you xx


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