Saturday, 29 April 2017

Spray inks at the ready!

I'm having one of those days where I want to make something but I don't know what! Looking at the gorgeous background pieces made using the pixie dust last week I can't help feeling they should be used.

So many colours to choose from! Mmmm.

The nice thing about Woodware stamps is that as part of the packaging they come with an image of the stamp design on a piece of acetate. I have referred to this little sheet many times in choosing colours for my cards. about this colour...

Doesn't the lemon in the centre of the card set off the Eiffel Tower nicely. The background for this piece was made using Dylusions Paints. I will show you more designs with this paint later in the week.

For now I decide to use some ink sprays, mixed bold colours that will look great under the collage of the Eiffel Tower. Working on an A4 piece of card means there will be enough background for 4 cards.

To allow the three colours to leak into each other I sprayed water over the sheet to dampen it. Leaving some of the background white means I can add an additional colour later if I like (sponge distress ink, chalk, pixie dust, add another image or word.)

Because of the variation in colour each image is going to look different, they will make a lovely gift set of cards.

Cut round the 4 designs, this is my favourite.

From here I can simply mount the design or customise it - edge it with pretty scissors or ink, add a few accent beads, glitter, glaze the clock add a butterfly lots of choices what are you waiting for!

Stamp Paris Collage code FRS638
Cosmic Shimmer Ink Sprays in Aqua Breeze, Magenta and Grape Crush
Dylusions Paint in Pure Sunshine, Fresh Lime and Cut Grass
Dixie Dust in Aqua Lagoon, Purple Violet and Golden Mint

All available from A Maze of Memories telephone number 01844 208996 or email


  1. Lovely ideas Nina and super colour ways. Must try this technique. Chris J

  2. What great ideas Nina, and such pretty colours. I love the way you have used one piece of A4 card to create a set of four cards. Christina x