Tuesday 20 October 2015


Just a short post by me tonight, full of cold again, and ready to go and lie down!!  Not many words, just some lovely craftwork by Lynne and Gio.  Firstly as a follow on to my last post here are Lynne's beautiful makes with our new Christmas stamps, followed by some close-ups...

We are also delighted to say that Lynne has some more of her lovely work in the new issue of Stampers' Sampler.  I have my copy, and the trees from CI-429, and the Magical Reindeer, look stunning in print.  Well done again Lynne.

My next work of art is by Gio, and I just love this fabulous altered clock (and card to match), with instructions too - yay!

Steps in pictures.....

Followed by the wording by Gio....

-Cut to size a circle from white cardstock
-Pour some mica powders on the non-stick mat and spray water
-Swish the cardstock on to the mat
-Set aside to dry
-Clean the mat with a piece of lace
-Stamp using the CI-430 background stamp
-Stamp the focal image from CI-441 on silk card
-Color the image with Gelatos and a waterbrush
-Cover the dress with glue
-Sprinkled it with mica flakes
-Mount the stamped images to the clock
-Glue the lace to the metal pieces
-Cover the lace with gel medium or clear gesso
-Colour the littlest piece with alcohol ink
-Mount the clock
-Add the sentiment and bits of lace

That's all for tonight folks,

Back soon,

Jean x


Dora said...

all the creations are very creative done.
beautiful! thank you for the pictures to let it show.
So nice to watch.
kind regards, Dora

jac777 said...

All fabulous :) Hope you feel better soon. x

rachel said...

hope you feel better soon Jean - great work from Lynne and Gio - amazing!!! Hugs rachel x

Gerrina said...

Just so great both! So different, but both so inspirational! Have a colourfull week!

Flo Langley said...

Gorgeous makes from Lynne and Gio. Fab tut. from Gio. TFS.
Flo x

Flo Langley said...

Hope you are feeling better soon Jean.
Flo x

Alice (scrAPpamondo) said...

Wonderful creations!
Gio's clock is just stunning!! Such a creative and clever way to alter this thing! And with really fabulous colours!! Love so much the texture gived by the lace cover!

Cocofolies said...

Thank you for sharing Jean, fab tute and clock from Gio, and I love Lynne's sweet Christmas samples too! lovely work by both!!
Hope you feel better soon, I'm also out of shape at the moment with arthrosis that really hurts. That must be the cold weather starting..
Take care, hugs xx

Craftyfield said...

Beautiful makes! Cold/flu season has started and I expect to fall ill any minute now as the rest of the household is already coughing and sneezing away...

Jean Hardy said...

Yes the boys had it first, and the youngest said he was far too ill to go to work, and I said you can't stay off because of a mere cold, poor thing! Now I know how he felt!! Ha ha x

nefertiti/Sylvie said...

So delicate Christmas cards from Lynne and gorgeous clock from Gio!!!!!Bravo!

Anonymous said...

Stunning creation from Gio!
Jean, hope you are managing throw off that cold.

Gio said...

I hope you feel better soon Jean! I love the vintage style of Lynne, so gorgeous!