Friday, 3 May 2013


Good morning everyone.
I hope you are all well and feeling good.
Weather here is dull and damp :-(

I had a play as planned with my Mica powders, pastes and glitters. Some things were successful,  some not.

The pink tag is one I love. I coloured with Distress Inks (Spun Sugar, Victorian Velvet and Worn Lipstick) then stamped the Inkyliscious sentiment on using black Archival Ink.  I then added sparkle with Mica Powders brushed liberally all over. It's a shame I can't catch the sparkle in a photo.
I used a Papermania butterfly punch, coloured it with DIs and Mica and made the flower and coloured the same way.
I really like it and have given it to Emma as she is starting her exam season for a good luck charm. She loved it.

I also tried paper blocking on another tag, but no Stabilo pencil so looks a bit scrappy.  I then mixed some paste with a peachy acrylic paint and roughly scraped over it with some peaks for texture.  I then added some Mica and stamped again. The stamping just didn't work at all. Should I stamp first? Probably.

After that, I then used a Crafters Workshop mask and acetate. I applied the supplied adhesive and then glittered the mask. I turned the glittered piece to smooth side out and will attach to an A6 card and the sentiment will be stamped soon.

So all in all I liked 2 out of the 3 things and will play some more. (Ria, will be watching for your step by step of your canvases!)

Thanks for looking and I hope you like them.


  1. Fabulous, the top one is our favourite.

  2. Love, love, love!!! The middle is my fav!
    Glad ur finding a way to enjoy the weather! :p
    Mo xxx

  3. Dull and damp, Alison! It's pouring down here - I can only hope things will improve over the weekend. Love the results of your playtime with micas, etc. All three are great but if I was forced I'd say the one in the centre is my favourite :) Have a great, if soggy, weekend. Hugs, Elizabeth xx

  4. The bottom one is my favorite, Alison. I love all those sparkly flowers!

    The middle one is beautiful too, and is perfect for Emma, not just for exams, but as inspiration for her every time things get rough!

    I like the effects on the top one too. It's very artsy looking and interesting.

  5. These are gorgeous Alison. I love them all. The colours and textures are beautiful and I love the sentiment
    Sue xx

  6. These are beautiful Alison, such a lot of work going into them, I love all the different textures and colours. Horrible day here, hasn't stopped raining all day, doesn't bode well for the weekend. You have a good one, kate x

  7. These are great Alison - if I had to choose it would be a toss up between the last two.

  8. Nice tags Alison good to see the different mediums
    jacqui x

  9. these are all so gorgeous alison.stunning colours :D

    xx coops xx

  10. They are all gorgeous, Alison! I love the paper blocking and pretty glittery ones!

  11. These are gorgeous Alison. Well done for having some playing time and getting great results too!

  12. Love all the glitter and sparkle!!! Bravo!

  13. Great playing and results. Love them all. xx Flora

  14. beautiful card! I love sparkly things!