Distress Oxides

Honey Doo Crafts Workshop June 2018

I thought that I would share photos of the cards that I made at the June Honey Doo Crafts workshop on Friday. In addition to making some beautiful cards it also gave me the opportunity to catch up with Amanda, Kay and Martin from Honey Doo Crafts.  They are such a friendly team and work hard to ensure that every attendee gets the most out of the workshop no matter…


Steel Magnolia

I thought that I would share two birthday cards using the Steel Magnolia stamp set from Honey Doo Crafts demonstrating some Distress Oxide techniques. I stamped the Magnolia stamp onto a square of white card using Versamark ink and silver heat embossing powder in opposite corners and stamped the sentiment onto a scrap of white card. I then painted the images with Pebeo Drawing Gum and allowed them to dry…


Wine and Grapes

These cards use the Wine and Grapes stamp set by Honey Doo Crafts combined with their Vintage sentiment stamp and the A Bottle of Vine stamp set which was featured in my previous post. As with the A Bottle of Vine cards I started by stamping the images and sentiments onto white card using Onyx Black Ink and heat embossing using clear embossing powder. I then coloured the images using…


A Bottle of Vine

This set of cards are all variations on a theme using the A Bottle of Vine stamp set by Honey Doo Crafts combined with sentiments from the Just the One stamp set and Wine and Grapes stamp set. I started by stamping the images and sentiments onto white card using Onyx Black Ink and heat embossing using clear embossing powder. I then coloured the images using the ColourTint by Spectrum…


Forget-Me-Knot

This beautiful Forget-Me-Knot stamp set is perfect not only for birthday cards with it’s beautiful Happy Birthday sentiment but also thinking of you cards or for just because cards. As with many of my cards I started by batch stamping the feature image multiple times on white card with the Versafine Smokey Gray ink and heat embossing with clear embossing powder. For the butterfly version I mixed the White Opal,…


Butterflies and Flowers Corner

This card started as a messy experiment with Distress Oxides, a water spray and Pixie Power which turned into a very beautiful card with what my husband calls a “cosmic background”. I started by splodging Wilted Violet and Fossilized Amber Distress Oxide Ink Pads onto a non-porous craft mat, spritzed with a water spray and then dipped 2 sheets of white card into the inky puddles. If you are not…


Honey Doo Crafts Workshop March 2018

As you may have noticed I am a huge fan of Honey Doo Crafts and love attending their workshops. The March workshop gave me the opportunity to experiment with Distress Oxide ink pads which are my new favourite for creating backgrounds. Not only do they blend easily with a mini smoothie sponges they react with water to create interesting designs. For the vellum flower card we spritzed our blended designs…


Time Flies & Aqua Markers

My darling husband bought me the entire Aqua Marker’s collection for my birthday last week and I have been experimenting with glycerine technique that I saw Sheena Douglass demonstrate at a craft show in Telford. I have previously struggled with some of the other inking techniques that I have tried as I can never quite get the shading right. For example, I could not get the shading right on this…