Wednesday, 8 June 2011

The secrets are revealed!

Good morning, my poor neglected blogging friends! Did you think I'd got lost? I think that the absence of blog posts arises because I get deeply engrossed in the Clarity Stamp DT work and, because it has to be kept secret until after the TV show, I forget to post anything. Hmmmm, I'll have to give some thought to what I can do about that.

Anyhoo, I thought I'd show you the ones I made for the last show. Here's number 1:

I created this one by stamping with Versamark on to Triple Silk paper. It's something I've had for years and bought from a supplier that has since closed down but basically it's a semi-gloss paper and I could probably get the same or similar effect from Claritycard. When the Versamark had dried a little, I sponged on Adirondack Pool, Stream, Denim and Eggplant. I then stamped with Versamark again but this time applied Moonglow embossing powders in various colours. I do love the effect of layering stamp designs in this way and it's some time since I used the technique. The double frame was inspired by a blog post I saw but I'm blowed if I can remember where so, apologies to whoever originated this type of design.

Here's number 2:

I felt very much at home creating this one because it allowed me to use my lovely Copics. I had great fun with them on this design but the colouring took me well over 5 hours in total! The ribbon and beads are from my stash.
Well, I'll leave it there for today, otherwise this post could become like War and Peace but I hope you enjoyed looking at these two and I'll see you again soon.



  1. Great cards Diane, the agapanthus was my favourite of the whole show and the colouring on the Home Sweet home sample is to die for, love them both. ( Trying for the forth time to post this!!!) Anne M

  2. Both exquisite cards but the first one is my fave! You really have been making some fabulous stuff.
    Love Jo x
    ps sorry I didn't post your comment but I never include the little'un's faces or names on my blog but thanks so much for your care and for what you said.You're a love!

  3. oh wow Diane I love the effect on that top one its so dreamy looking...two gorgeous cards
    Mina xxx


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