Thursday, 1 March 2018

A Pretty Curious Creature

Good morning and happy Thursday - welcome to March! It's my turn to choose the theme for the new Country View Crafts challenge, and I've gone for a really easy one -  Postcards. So anything you like, the only rule is that it has to measure 6 x 4 (inches). Here's mine.

Last week I was lucky enough to attend the Stitches trade show in Birmingham, and while I was there PaperArtsy were running some training courses which I was REALLY happy to attend. One was with the lovely Raquel of Scrapcosy fame and she taught this class. 

What I MUST point out is that both Raquel and Leandra (Mrs PaperArtsy) are both happy for me to share these techniques. I always feel a bit iffy blogging about something I've learned on a course, but that is what these were for. So anything good is all Raquel, anything that's a bit wonky I'm claiming as my own ;-)

 First of all we made a background with 2 colours of Distress Oxides on a craft mat. At home I used 3 on a piece of card slightly smaller that 6x4. The colour was just smeared onto the mat and spritzed.
 Next came the exciting part. Do you remember when we all rushed out and bought Micro Glaze - well now we got the chance to use it. I must admit that mine is the original Judikins wax, I must have had it 10 years and it's still as good as new (and still in my top drawer - result!) The stencil just goes on top and you put a small amount of the glaze through.

Next you swoosh through another colour of D Oxide, I used Broken China and the glaze acts as a resist.

Stamping time now - I've used the beautiful seahorses and part of the sentiment stamp from set 12, and the compass from set 11. My two fossil fishes are mini's. I then matted this onto black card, so it's now 6x4.
I enjoyed this class SO much, and learned loads this is a link to Raquel's YouTube channel, you must check it out and subscribe.
I'm entering my Curious Creature into the PaperArtsy Watercolour challenge - it would be rude not to :-) 

So please, join in with our challenge, remember the only rule is it must be 6x4, have a wonderful March, and thanks very much for looking xx


  1. Gorgeous postcard, love those wonderful colours, and the shine. Hugs, Valerie

  2. A lovely postcard Sue and yes the glaze is fab isn't it. I love the new PA stamps. A great theme for March but perhaps with the weather we should have gone for Christmas cards! Keep warm,hugs xxx

  3. It's gorgeous Sue! I love the background and those new stamps.
    Alison xx

  4. Fab card Sue and thanks for reminding me about that technique too as it’s a good one
    Donna xx

  5. Beautiful work Sue - so jealous of your class - that would have been fabulous! I love your choice of theme - how wonderful! Big hugs rachel xx

  6. Fabulous card, Sue!!! I love the background colours and all the stencilling and stamping on it!!! And I love seahorses!!! Big hugs

  7. Great card, Sue! The technique you used looks fab. I would love to join in a course, but it is too far away for me :-(
    Hugs Evelyn

  8. Beautiful Sue ! Great technique, must try. Yes, I have a pot of distress glaze too !
    Corrie x

  9. Me too... I have the original Judikins glaze! Wonderful technique and great results, no obvious wonky bits either, Sue!

  10. Lovely colours Sue, great techniques, love the use of the mini's in the background.

  11. Fabulous postcard and technique, willl have a go at that.Oxides are my new fav thing at the moment bought some Tim Holtz distress stickles cheap in a sale but dont know what to do with them yet.x

  12. Great theme Sue.... and I can't wait to try this technique again! I love your postcard.

  13. This is fabulous. Not only is the technique really effective and the beautiful Scrapcosy seahorse is showcased on the postcard but you have also used my favourite fossil fish stamps. Love it!

  14. Great technique - thank you for sharing - great postcard love all the yummy layers xx

  15. Such a beautiful postcard! The colours look amazing with the seahorse image and sequins - wonderful 😁. Thanks for the inspiration and wishing you a Happy Weekend! J 😊


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