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Wednesday, 14 July 2021

A Smooth Sea (By Doreen O'Brien)

Hello everyone, we have another Guest Design Team Member joining the Team today, and we are sure that you will all give her a big welcome. We asked Doreen to tell us a little bit about herself and she has included a photograph:


Doreen O'Brien Bio

Lives in Chesterfield, Derbyshire

I have been crafting most of my life wth knitting and crochet I started papercrafting seriously when I started my blog back in 2009. I found lots of stamp companies Chocolate Baroque being one of them. The first stamp I bought I remember was Rose Stem Script. I love nothing better than getting inky making cards and journals.

I am married with three children and three grandchildren any spare time is spent walking in the countryside.


Hello Doreen here showing my first of 3 blog posts for this month.

I first made a background using PanPastels and masking off for the moon.
Stamped the ship from Seashell Collage using Black Versafine ink.
Added some birds.
With a fine brush and some water carefully removed some of the PanPastel from beneath the ship to form waves.
When I was happy with the results, I sprayed a fixative to set the PanPastel.
I then added the sentiment.

Well that's all from me for now, see you soon with another blog post.


  1. Wow, I LOVE this card. Great work Doreen. By the way: have you got a blog? I would like to follow you and see more of your creations!
    Lia xx

    1. Thank you Lia my blog is

  2. Wow so beautiful. Greeting Marja

  3. Always such wonderful and beautiful work Doreen.
    Faith x

  4. I absolutely adore Doreen's work and I have said on many occasions that she is the queen of Pan Pastels. It's lovely to see what Doreen is making with your lovely CB stamps x

  5. Wow! Such amazing scene you created for the lovely sailboat! Stunning!!
    Congrats for your GD!

  6. So good to see you here Doreen! Welcome to the team!

  7. Congratulations on joing the the team Doreen, and I love your atmospheric scene with the silhouette ship and you have captured the moonlight over the water brilliantly. x

  8. Lovely card and well done joining the team


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