Saturday 11 June 2011

Our Very Own Tim!!!!!!!!!!

I know how many of you adore Sir Tim but I met the next best thing, our very own English version of Tim,  Neil, he was one of the demonstrators at the Craft Barn Extravaganza last weekend and had some really brilliant tips.

So for once I thought I would give one a go before I forget how to do it LOL. Neil showed us how to make some backing papers with Distress Stains, which I don't have so thought I would try with Distress Re-inkers it kinda worked but only having four colours I was a bit limited on what to put together and used loads of ink. I then went down the mister route and put a few drops of Faded Jeans re-inker into a mister with water and used that, it came out quite well really although I think I NEED those Distress Stains.

I also had a bit of a problem with mu UTEE, and am wondering if it has a use by date cause instead of drying clear it dried really cloudy with a bit of a silvery hue! Very Strange! Still I added Silver Buff anyway so I guess that didnt really matter too much. I then added Bedazzle Beads to finish the paper off.

Looking at the paper, it just had to be a water scene of some description so got out some of the stamps that I got from the Paradise Retreat Weekend that haven't seen ink yet!!!!!!!

This Seadragon is an Elusive Image Design isnt it gorgeous, you can get this at Chocolate Baroque Why haven't I inked it before me wonders! I coloured it with Copics and then triple embossed it.

The pearls I made myself too, they are literally clear glue dots that I blobbed onto my craft mat and left over night to dry, I was originally going to colour them with perfect pearls but thought they looked like air bubbles just plain.

If you go to Neil's Blog he has a tutorial on the paper up and some of his fab work for you to drool over.

And whilst your there you can be real envious cos i am going to go to two yep thats right two lessons with him at the Craft Barn. Gloat Gloat.


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Hugs Beccy


  1. So beautiful Beccy.

    Hugs Riet.xx

  2. Love your improvising but OH YEAH, you DO NEED those stains. They are just fabulous.

    Sam xxx

  3. Just gorgeous Beccy and the effect on the background looks stunning. I'm going to pop over and check out Neil's site to see how it's done. The Seadragon is beautifully coloured and I've no idea why you waited so long to use it. Great idea with the pop dots, however I didn't know that they actually died....I caught up with the couple of photos that you've posted of Mason. He really is a happy chubby bubby, just precious...As always your art work is so inspirational. *Hugs*

  4. gorgeous card thanks for joining us at PTW hugs Jill xx


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