Jenny Lawrence

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Ashford, Kent, United Kingdom
Hi and welcome to cardsarus blog spot My name is Jenny Lawrence and I live in Kent. My dear and wonderful husband Tony passed away in March 2019 We had been married for 36 years. I also lost my first Husband to the big C when I was quite young. I have 3 children and 3 stepchildren. 12 Grandchildren and 5 Great Granddaughters and 3 Great Grandsons. I have been card making for about 25 years. I have made things all my life as my Mum and Grand Mother taught me lots of hobbies. I have made my own clothes, knitted garments, hand embroidered items of clothing, and crocheted items too. I love to bake my own cakes as well.

Friday, 1 July 2022



Hi and welcome to all my very talented and craft loving friends.


It's the first of the month yet again and time for a new challenge over at


Your host for this challenge is the lovely Carole and she would like to see Inky Backgrounds on your creations this month.

Here is what I made for my DT.


This is a 5"x7" size tent style crd.

I started by rubbing Blue Print Sketch Distress Oxide Ink down my card stock and then I stencilled a leaf design with Cracked Pistachio Distress Oxide Ink.

I then sprayed the inked design with water and some white pearl mica I made up in a spray bottle. Which doesn't show up much in the photo.

I then cut out my sentiment 5 times out of white card stock and glued together.

Lastly I splattered white gesso watered down for some speckles.

Thank you so much for your visit and precious time.

I really appreciate every visit and wonderful comment you make.

Lots of crafty love.  JENNY.




meg said...

Hi Jenny hope you are feeling much better,love your background design and choice of colours,the sentiment a fabulous focal point

Aquarius said...

The sentiment really stands out well against that lovely Distress Oxide background

Rainey's Craft Room said...

A lovely background, I don't use my stencils enough - I should get them out and have a play I think.

Chris said...

Love that gorgeous inky background Jenny, beautiful stencilling in such lovely shades of blue, the bold white layerd sentiment really pops against it! A fabulouse clean and striking design.

Patricia Howarth said...

Hi Jenny, I hope you are feeling a bit better.
I love this background and especially the leafy stencilling, gorgeous.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Wendy L said...

Gorgeous Jenny, I do love easel cards, xx

Sarah said...

What a brilliant technique and such gorgeous colours Jenny. Love the addition of the droplets and the pretty image inside. Hope you are feeling better xx

Furrbster said...

Gorgeous! The use of the gesso works fabulously,

Hugz Tinz

Liz said...

Beautiful card Jenny, the background is fabulous, xx