Wednesday, 23 May 2012

WOYWW - 23 May 2012

I can't believe it is Wednesday again, and this week there is a difference.  The sun is due to shine & we might have the hottest day of the year so far :)  Yesterday we reached 24oC: the washing dried in no time & we cut the lawn.

I have not got creative with the way in which i have taken the picture of my workdesk today, but it's contents are very creative LOL.  To see more examples of Creativity (or to just be nosy) have a look at the Stamping Ground Blog.

I have had an idea for a while but I was trying to think how to make it work, I think I have now figured it out!  I cut out the 'Tree' from my Memory Box die & I wanted to use the cutout as a mask.  I had tried to use acetate sheets, but they were all creased & did not cut fully :(  I then decided to just use card stock, this did work.

Then using my distress inks I had a play on a left over bit of paper... I tried using my 'Cut & Dry Felt' but only managed to damage the die cut, so I decided to use the little 'finger foam thing' (I can't remember the real name' from Stampin' Up) to apply the ink - this did work well :)

After trying this technique with both the negative & positive image I think I prefer the effect of the Positive image (using Scattered Straw ink).


  1. It all sounds very complicated to me but glad you got the result you wanted in the end. Looks good
    Famfa 126

  2. I like the positive version best too - looks very effective.

    Toni xx

  3. Great stencilling! and now you have a fab coloured die cut too!! Trish #51

  4. looks like you had fun experimenting
    have a fab woyww
    kay #33

  5. Definately like the straw colored one! The lenghts that we go through for our craft! Thanks for sharing! Have a great woyww!-Amanda x89

  6. fabulous stencilling.. Love that tree.. great ink choice! it all looks fab... Hugs May x x x#30

  7. Looks fab, I think you've done a grand job with the die. Take care & enjoy WOYWW, hoping your Thursday is a lovely one! Zo xx 80

  8. I think you're thinking of the "sponge dauber", lol! Funny name, isn't it! Loving your trees.

    Jeannie #75

  9. Love the tree die stencil.You could use Pan Pastels to gently go over the die template.Leaves a lovely soft image. I have just got started using Pan Pastels.I LOVE them!!
    Judy #5

  10. Yep I agree the positive looks the best, good to see people go outside the norm and try something different.

    Eliza #49