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Wednesday, 31 January 2018

All Worries Wash Away (by Judith)

Hello everyone, I am closing out the month with a couple more watery creations for you, using the sea themed stamp sets that we have been showcasing all month.

My first card was created by making a background using Distress Inks in shades of blue, yellow, pink and green. I stamped the shells from the Seaside Dreams stamp set, and masked the image before adding the second image behind. I painted both images and then added some pencil detail and white highlights. Finally, I stamped the sentiment onto three pieces of scrap card, and attached these to the background.

For my second card, I used a background from my stash that had been made by painting Brushos over the background with lots of water to make a colour wash. Sea salt had been sprinkled over the top and left to dry, which had created small bubbles randomly over the background.

I added some stencilling using coordinating Distress Ink, and stamped the small seahorse using first and second generation stamping. I added some stamping along the bottom using stamps from the Mermaid Queen and Underwater stamp sets. The bubbles were created by dipping a pen lid into white acrylic paint, and pressing it onto the background.

I stamped the large seahorse onto a scrap of card, another background left over from a previous project, and cut the image out, leaving a small border around the edge. I attached the image to the background, and added a sentiment from the Seaside Dreams stamp set. Finally, I edged the background with teal ink, before adhering it to a white card blank.

We hope that you have enjoyed our nautical creations this month, and hope that they have inspired you to try some of our ideas yourselves. Look out for some floral inspiration next month, based on the sell out shows at the beginning of January on Hochanda.

Don't forget that there is a callout for new members for our Guest Design Team. Do check out the post on the Shop Blog for details of how to apply. The deadline is 23rd February, so there is plenty of time to apply. We are a really friendly Team to work with, and you could get to see some of your designs on the TV!

Thanks for stopping by,

Judith xx


  1. Two stunning cards and I absolutely adore the second one with the Seahorses. Great stamping, layout and such beautiful colours. Happy crafting, Sandra x

  2. Wow!!!! Amazing!!! How beautiful are these cards!! Love so much the backgrounds and the fabulous scene you have created with the CB stamps!!

  3. So beautiful - and what a great sentiment on the first one ;)

  4. These are gorgeous Judith, love the backgrounds and wonderful seahorses.
    Linda xxx

  5. Two amazing cards, backgrounds and designs are gorgeous, Kate x x

  6. Two fabulous underwater scenes Judith and the colours are so bright and pretty, and love the mix of images with the beautiful underwater foliage and the shells, and the lovely seahorses, and all wonderfully coloured. x

  7. Both so beautiful and dreamy!


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