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Tuesday 12 August 2014

Believe in Magic!

Hi friends.......hope your Tuesday's going well!
I've been a bit fed up with my crafting lately, a bit fed up of making cards if I'm honest.
Don't get me wrong I do still love to craft but I seem to make endless amounts of
cards.......more than we ever need really and what with Mr Mojo disappearing
for weeks on end I've been looking at trying other crafts.....hence my bits of jewellery.
Making bracelets etc for my lot is easy, I know what they like & they usually like
whatever I make......but it's not ALL I want to make sooooo.....I've taken the plunge
& had myself a little play with some distress inks & some mica powders and guess what
 happened......I LOVE playing inky & dirty lol......this feels like ME! I know I'm a complete
 novice, there's so much to learn but there's some fab crafty bloggers out there offering loads
 of inspiration & tips......and I can't wait to learn more, think I'm gonna be addicted
to Youtube before long! 
So this is my 1st (that I dare to share) make, a little kraft tag that I spritzed with some
distress inks, I stamped the image, coloured with pencils & wow, colouring on kraft is so
 different.....but I kinda like it! I used a Copic fineliner to doodle the black around the edges,
sprayed some mica pearly powdery stuff over the whole thing then added some seam binding
that I swooshed through the inky mess on my desk.......well, the colour was way too
pretty too waste.......then I heat dried it to make it all crinkly.....and that's it!
Would love to know what you think.......but be gentle with me lol!
Phew, sorry for the long post.....thanks for calling......see you tomorrow!


  1. Ooh this is SO pretty Jo!! I love the sparkly shimmer! the image looks gorgeous and I love the border! the beautiful bow finishes it off perfectly!
    I've been trying to get messy with some acrylics… trying to do a plaque but I made a total mess of it!! so I'm gonna turn it over and have another go on the other side just for practice!! ;-)
    Hope you have a lovely evening!
    Big Hugs
    Sue xx

  2. Jo its great to play and try out different crafty things and your tag is a small piece of art sweetie !! In playing we bring out our creativity and find our mojo again !! Mine is always having his hols......:)

    hugs Diane xx

  3. Oh Jo how wonderful is your creation this is just so beautiful and perfect in every way it's good to try other crafrs but when the mojo goes it can take time to return take care xxxx

  4. wow super little kraft tag Jo ... just love the colours you have used ... hope you continue to enjoy getting inky and dirty lol ... hope you are having a great week ... happy crafting and love sandy xx

  5. woohoo Jo - so glad you've dipped your toe into the inky messy side of craft - I very rarely do clean stuff any more - there's too much stuff to be discovered and played with - its addictive though Jo - and I've never been more broke in my life - but never happier either!!!! Love your make - hope its the first of many!!!! Hugs rachel xx

  6. This is a fabulous tag Jo, it's fun to try something new sometimes and it sounds like you really enjoyed yourself! I love your colour choices and your distressed ribbon is perfect.

  7. Great tag Jo, love all the sparkly shimmer going on. I've been getting inky too of's good to try something different. Carol x

  8. Playing with inks is fun isn't it... I don't do it often enough! Love your shimmery tag hun, it looks fab :o) Hugs, Lisa x

  9. Love the shimmer and the lovely inkyness of it. Is that a word? lol

    I think you will do well with this kind of art. It is so very creative and suits you to a tee.
    But don't stop your jewelry making cuz I love those posts!


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