Sunday 5 June 2016


I was so excited yesterday to receive my order of Giovanna Zara's new stencils.  The full range is available through DaWanda and you can see her great project ideas and tutorials on her blog. In line with her ethos, the packaging is all recyclable (or more likely upcyclable as nothing gets wasted), and each one comes with a sheet of very pretty backing paper which will get put to good use.


I've made a lot of backgrounds ready to go so they'll be appearing on my blog over the next few days as I get them made into cards.  Most of the backgrounds were made by stamping Distress Ink pads on a craft sheet, spritzing and dipping the card in the ink, then using the stencils with the corresponding inks over the top.

Now to see if I can get all of the ink off my fingers before work tomorrow!


  1. Ah, your samples are so striking, Claire, you made a great use of those stencils and I mean it. It didn't occur to me that back of the package could be used, maybe I can print it in a better quality paper. Good idea, thank you, Claire!

    1. Thank you. I think the backing paper is fine for stamping on. There's a use for everything!

  2. Fabulous! Love your use of Gio's stencil! Great colours combo and doodling!

  3. Oh, that's fabulous samples with Gio's new stencils!!!! I love them!! :)
    By the way, doing a little walk on your blog that I am discovering I think, I see many mixedmedia lovely works... I love your last cards and pages for the Craft Barn dictionary challenge, they are all really superb, even fabulous!
    Wishing you a lovey creative day,
    crafty hugs from France Coco x

  4. Thank you so much. I have also visited your blog and am inspired by your wonderful projects. I have subscribed so that I can follow your arty adventures xxx


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