Thursday, 24 March 2016

Do I smell cake ?

Hello everyone, 

For my DT post for Inkadinkadutchies today I have made a mini art journal. This will be my last DT post for Inkadinkadutchies/Lost Coast Designs. I had a lot of fun but it is time to move on ! 
I want to thank Esther from Inkadinkadutchies and Linda from Lost Coast Designs for their generosity and support. Maybe our paths will cross again some time ! 

I saw this background technique on You Tube and had to try it. It is called Watercolour lifting with heat embossing, it is by Jennifer McGuire and you will find it HERE

You start with a piece of water colour paper and colour it with a water soluble material. I used Distress Inks but you could also use watercolours, or water colour markers. 
When this has dried you stamp on it with VersaMark ink and heat emboss it with clear embossing powder. Next you spritz the whole thing with water and leaver it for a little while. Then use a piece of kitchen towel to lift off the colour. Repeat if necessary. You get this really cool effect. I like it, must do it again. 
Anyway, I stamped the bride and coloured her sparingly, cut her out and adhered her to my background. I also rubbed a black Archival ink pad along the edges of the water colour panel. Lastly I stamped the sentiment and cut it into strips. I adhered it to my panel, doodled around the letters and then finally glued the panel into my small art journal. 

I used the following stamps:

You can get these stamps at Lost Coast Designs if you live outside Europe. If you live in Europe you can get them from Inkadinkadutchies. If they do not have them in stock, they will be able to order them for you. 

Thank you so much for stopping by today !  


  1. Fabulous background and technique and love your mini journal page xxx

  2. Such a fun card with great techniques in the background! Your makes always make me smile!

  3. LOL, that is a brilliant sentiment and is great fun paired with the vintage bride.
    I am sure they will miss you so much, you create such amazing art.