Thursday, 3 August 2017

Chalk Clouds and the lovely Woodware Travel Background

Hi Bloggers.

I have a demo card from my last set of Hochanda shows for you today. I have already blogged this in a different colourway (here) but this is so pretty, I thought it derserved it's day on the blog -

I've used one of my mopped up waste ink backgrounds - Chalk Clouds in Enchanted Blossom, Sweet Violet, Gentle Lavender and Terracotta.

I stamped the Woodware Travel Background on top using Onyx Black Versafine Ink. I trimmed my piece and edged with Terracotta Chalk Cloud using a Smoothie.

I wrapped a piece of Sheer Iridescent Ribbon around the bottom section and them matted onto Black Card and popped onto a Coconut White Card blank.

I added CS White Gesso to an Arty Heart Pop-em. Once dry, I added Terracotta Chalk Cloud and then pounced through a section of the Celtic Vine Mask with Gentle Lavender Chalk Cloud. I edged the Pop-em with Enchanted Blossom Chalk Cloud.

I made a couple of flowers out of more of my mopped up waste ink background using Sue Wilson's Sweet Williams Die Set.

I completed my card by adding a 5mm Black Pearl to the centre of the flowers.

Francoise Read has shows on Hochanda today at 11am, 3pm and 7pm with the cute stamp sets from her Christmas release. I'm offering 10% discount on items from the shows that I have in stock on my website. You can find them here. Offer applies till midnight today only or while stocks last. Discount will be applied automatically at checkout.

Thanks for stopping by.

Free card with all website orders over £10 (ask for one in the comments box at checkout).


  1. Morning Julia, love the card, especially the colours, the inks do work so well together. Have a great day all. Bx

  2. The background is a lovely colour. Overall a great effect.

  3. Good Morning Julia
    Love the card in this colourway.Great card.
    Jan x

  4. Great card Julia and agree the colourway is so pretty
    Marion S x

  5. Morning Julia, lovely card today

    Stay safe, healthy and happy, hugs, June Smith xxx

  6. Love this card Julia very pretty
    Thank you love June horrocks xxxxx

  7. Lovely card, very pretty.


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  9. Hi Julia
    A beautiful card and great mopped up background.
    B xx

  10. Morning Julia,
    Love your mopped up card.

  11. Morning Julia, I love this colour combination and together with this beautiful stamp produces a fabulous card.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  12. Love that background, Julia.

    Anne (Northampton)

  13. Hi Julia. Another winner with me. SueL x

  14. Good Morning Julia .. such a beautiful card this morning and glad you shared it with us. Looking forward to watching Francoise to day as I have the day of work. Thank you to you for saving Woodware.... Wendy

  15. A most unusual card, but nonetheless lovely, not something I can say I have made...thank you Julia for the the 'mop up' background...luv Ursula xx

  16. Beautiful work Julia.
    Elaine H X

  17. Hello Julia.

    Lovely Card. I really like this colourway. Thanks for sharing.

    Best wishes

  18. What a beautiful stamp I love all the different fonts

  19. Just beautiful Julia, Thank you.

  20. Hi Julia

    This really is a beautiful design. Love the colour combo

    June x

  21. Gorgeous background Julia and love the travel stamp you've used. Beautiful card Xx

  22. Lovely card Julia. Thank you.


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