Spectrum Noir

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 Path to Somewhere

The A Path to Somewhere stamp by Honey Doo Crafts is perfect for those difficult cards such as Thinking of You, Sympathy or birthday cards for people who enjoy walking. I started each card by stamping the A Path to Somewhere Stamp onto white card using Smokey Gray Versafine ink and clear embossing powder. I then coloured the images using Aqua Markers scribbled onto a non porous craft mat and…


Cards for Men – Sheds

I am sure that I am not the only card maker who find making cards for men difficult so I thought that I would share these shed cards that I have made using the Lili of the Valley In the Shed stamp and some of the Autumn Morning Signature Collection by Sara Davies. I bought this stamp as an unmounted rubber  stamp from a craft fair a few years ago…


Card Making & Papercraft Competition – Part 2

I thought that I would share the second card that I made for the recent Cardmaking & Papercraft Competition. I assume that the fact I have not heard anything yet means that I have not been successful but I am confident that the standard of my card entries improve each year. When I was trying to develop my entries I found it inspiring looking back at previous blog posts as…


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…