Sunday, 13 July 2014

Inspired by Keren Baker

I am a huge fan of Keren Baker’s style of crafting, she makes CAS cards and projects look very easy. Over at the Paper Artsy Blog this week it has been her turn to play. I loved what she created here.

My version hasn’t turned out as well but it is the first time i have played with this technique, should get better as i practice more.


Used three colours of Distress Inks at random, i like to do random every now and again, you discover what does and doesn’t work. Seedless Preserves, Chipped Sapphire and Spiced Marmalade.

Used a That Special Touch leaf stencil as i don’t own the one Keren used. Added too much ink and water to the stencil as when it was spritzed with water it looked nothing like Kerens image lol. Used it anyway and i think it looks okay so far.

Took some of the excess and used on the reverse of the card, this is what it should have looked like, much more subtle. Dried the ink off with a paper towel which removes some of the colour and made them a little more pastel.

Used Darcy Wilkinson’s stamp set EDY07 coloured with Inktense Pencils (this price is amazing for the 72 tin, i am not being sponsored by anyone to say this, they are usually around the £100 or more mark).

Glazed the flower basket with clear Rainbow Glaze, added some washi tape of birds and the world and used just one word from EDY07 set as thought it would be too much to add the whole sentiment.

Have kept the card flat as made for a birthday which is coming up very soon and have to post it.

Thanks for dropping by.

Looking forward to your comments.



  1. I do like your less subtle background and the Darcy image looks gorgeous. It's a beautiful card. X

  2. I really like both backgrounds the colours look great together. The basket looks fab and I live the little birds xx

  3. Works great if you ask me, I really like the colours you chose, they worked well together, super card! Isn't it great trying new techniques? I'm a bit addicted too, have a lovely week MOH :D x

  4. Well i love the background, I thought it was marbled at first. You made the hanging basket and frame look really classy and i adore how you added the birds, especially the ones sitting on the text. Will add this post to the FB page.

  5. I had the same problem with my spritzing! Love how you finished the card too, good choice of stamps.
    Just wished you hadn't mentioned that bargain, I am having trouble resisting!!!

  6. It's a gorgeous card- love the combo of colours and I actually like the way you've done the stencilling. It's different and beautiful. Glad you like what I do! xx

  7. Fabulous card, love the colours chosen and the use of Darcy stamps, inspired!

  8. You chose great colours & stamps, fab card! xxx