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 4 Great Granddaughters and 2 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.

Wednesday, 31 May 2017


Hi and welcome to all my very talented friends, and visitors.

So glad it's a little cooler at the moment, and I do hope the weather where ever you live is being kind to you all.

I try in my crafting life to try lots of different types of crafting skills I have not tried before.
So today I have card that I have been working on over a few days.
My new skills I have tried are inking backgrounds, and stencilling.

 Sorry this is a long winded explanation of how I created this card.
This is a 8"x8" size card.
I started by putting DI Worn Lipstick, Peacock Feathers, Cracked Pistachio, and Dusty Concord on my glass matt added water and dabbed my card into the wet inks.
I did this about 5 times drying it in between with my heat gun till I liked it.
I then sprinkled water over it and dried it again. 
Buy this time my new Distress Oxide inks turned up from my order. 
So inked the edges with Worn Lipstick DOI.
I then stamped a words background stamp all over it with London Fog Ink.
On the front I stamped some Dragonflies with Cracked Pistachio DOI.
I then used a stencil from Imagination Crafts with the bird and the branches, and Inked it with Tuxedo Black Ink.
I also stencilled around the edges with Imagination Crafts Agean Starlights Paint.
I then used a Glitter gel pen on the branches and the bird.
I inked some more card with DOI Worn Lipstick, Cracked Pistachio, Broken China, and stencilled another bird, and decoupaged it.
Made my flowers with a cheap die and hand cut and coloured my leaves.
Nearly forgot to say I used Snippets to make the bird, flowers, and leaves so I will be joining my playground friends in the Snippets plaground with this.

Hope you like my dabble into inked backgrounds.
Lots of crafty love.  JENNY. 

I would like to enter this into the following challenges. 


Sue said...

This is so fabulous my dear fairy godmother!!! I don't get much time to dabble but I would love to try mixed media and getting into an inky mess..maybe I should just let the 'boys' in my craft room LOL lots of huggles for us all in the J Household ..Sue xxxxxxxxxxxxx

Kathleen said...

Well it was certainly worth the time and effort, a lovely creation.

Kath x

pam said...

wonderful card Jenny, lots of time and effete on this card design, but so worth it looks amazing!.
Hugs Pam x

Sarah said...

A delicious inky card Jenny!! Love the pretty colours and you can really see the chalky oxide inks. Those flowers are really lovely too and balance the lovely bird perfectly xx

Jean said...

I love the pretty ink colours and subtle stamping you used to make this super background Jenny. All of your elements add up to a beautiful crad.
Jean x

Chris said...

Jenny this looks amazing! So good to try new techniques and step out of the comfort zone...especially when the result is as beautiful as this! Fabulous work.

Lisa said...

Oh wow, this is amazing!! The colors are so gorgeous!! I love the bird and branches!! What a beautiful card this is!! I love, love it!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

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meg said...

Wonderful make Jenny the colours are glorious

Cara said...

Stunning card. Love the pop of pink and your flowers are gorgeous x

Di said...

Oh Jenny, this is absolutely fabulous! Love the backgrounds- just perfect! And the flowers are such a lovely touch.

Thank you for joining in with the Snippets Playground!


Di xx

MRS DUCK said...

Hi Jenny
What smashing backgrounds. Don't do much inking as I don't do messy lol! But, I'd forgotten the fab things you can do with inks.
Best wishes.
Ang x

Maarit at Violets Corner said...

Such a fabulous card Jenny, the colours are so beautiful.

Love and hugs

Megan J said...

Hi Jenny, a gorgeous card, love the background and those handmade flowers are stunning, thank you for skipping in to Snippets playground this fortnight, good luck in the draw... have a wonderful week... Megan GD

Claire said...

The background is so pretty, well worth the effort and the flowers add a hot tropical feel to the card x

Christine Harrop said...

What a fabulous job you have made of this background Jenny. It's amazing! I wish I had the patience to try something like this!! You do it so well. Hugs Christine xx