Thursday, 21 March 2013


Funny how I love paper-piecing and do that quite regularly, but I hardly ever do decoupage, however


is this weeks challenge over at MAWTT set by Kim & I have to say I'm really pleased she set it cause I've had so much fun with this technique the last few weeks!

This is the first time I've really played around with this technique since I was shown in at a class a few years ago.  Ok, so I've raised sections of images before, but not triple layered different elements of the same image to create depth, so this was a relatively new technique to me.

To start off with I had to buy the silicon glue - just bought the cheaper Do-Craft Stick-It variety, which worked well for me other than the fact I could have been doing with a narrower tip to the tube for thinner parts on the image.  (I'd be interested to hear what you guys use and what the difference is in the glue if you go for the more expensive Pinflair kind.)

So, my card... PB image, Nitwit papers by LOTV and colouring by Promarker.

The challenge this week at MAWTT is sponsored by Sir Stampalot who are offering the winner this lovely creative kit shown below, (They also have a sale on at the moment!)

So check out what the rest of the DT did here, then join us in this fantastic challenge.


PB@Allsorts - One For The Boys
Stamping Sensations - The Great Outdoors
Sketch n Stash - Sketch 109 - This poor stamp has been sadly neglected for over a year, shamefully I've had it that long and this is only it's first use!
Creative Card Crew - Masculine
I Love Promarkers - Anything Goes
Addicted To Stamps - Make Your Mark - I used Promarkers
Crafty Ribbons - Challenge 41 - One for the boys


Doreen said...

Beautiful...gorgeous image and

Squirrel x said...

Oh just gorgeous hun - loving that cuddly bear! Hugs Sxx

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Great card, love Popcorn he is so sweet!
hugs shell xx

Sue - bearhouse said...

Gorgeous card Janice. I love the cute image and the layering looks fabulous.
Regarding silicon glue, I sometimes squirt a little bit onto some scrap card and then use a cocktail stick to pick up small amounts of it.
Sue xx

Debs said...

Gorgeous card Janice - the image is adorable and your layering looks fabulous.
I use either Pinflair or Colall 3D Glue Gel from Crafter's Companion and use a syringe for application - that way you can control the amount you want to apply. For smaller trickier places I use the end of my pokey tool :o)
Hope this helps.
Debs xx

Carole said...

lovely soft colours Janice.
I might take a few pennies with me!!!
Great pics in your last post
Carole xXx

Sue said...

Aww this is really sweet Janice - what a cute scene and the decoupage really brings it to life! love your soft colouring - it's perfect with those gorgeous papers! :-)
Hope you have a lovely day!
Big hugs
Sue xx

Whisper said...

Great to see you using a PB !!! and guess what i haven't got this one, so i'll be chatting you up for you to stamp me up some :-), great layout and papers too, luv Sam x

Hazel (Didos) said...

Ah this is so sweet, what an adorable card, Love the decoupage. I use Pinflair glue as cant stand the smell of silicone glue and hate peeling of the backs of 3D foam!!!
You can use a cocktail stick and a bit of the glue for the smaller parts by taking the glue out with and adding it with said cocktail stick, (did that make any sense!!)

Love Hazelxo

Wendy Fraser said...

So adorable, love the image. Thanks for joining us at I Love Promarkers xx

pinky said...

I love your gorgeous male card. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Ribbons.

pinky said...

Thanks for joining us at Stamping Sensations too.

Marita said...

Gorgeous card and the image is so cute♥. Love the papers and colour combo♥.

Hugs, Marita

Nonni said...

Beautiful layout and I love your coloring. Thanks for joining us at ATSM this week!

Sue said...

What a sweet card! Your colouring and layout are lovely. Thank you for joining us at ATSM.

Kim. said...

This is gorgeous, the layering turned out really well and I am so pleased you enjoyed doing it. Thanks for sharing your inspiration.
Kim xXx

Tammy said...

Adorable card Janice! I love that sweet image and your beautiful layers!!
Hugs, Tammy

McCrafty's Cards said...

Gorgeous card, I like the adorable image, Thanks for joining in with us at Sketch N Stash, Good Luck.
Kevin xx

xxxtglxxx said...

Gorgeous cute card Janice! :)



DesignerDiva said...

A great card J, I love that cure bear and get you 'triple layering' lol!!
Adore your knitting on the OBAG card too, sorry I didn't get around to commen earlier, I was away at my mums and had a bit of an accident on the way home - my tyre blew up while I was speeding along about scared me to death!!!
Fortunately I'm here to tell the tale
Hugs Laurie xx

Leikkaan Mervi said...

Hi, beautiful layering with the image, fabulous card for a boy.
Thank you for sharing at Penny Black and More, good luck;-))m

Angelique said...

So cute!. Wonderfull image, beautiful colouring. Love those papers.
Thank you for joining us at Creative Card Crew


brenda said...

Totally delightful Janice, such pretty colours and a lovely hint of Spring.

Thank you so much for joining in at Stamping Sensations and PB&M challenges this month.

B x

debby4000 said...

Absolutely adorable and gorgeous. Has for silicone glue, I use craft creation one with orange writing. Because I use thin card stock I find lots of other makes leave a watermark especially pinflair. I also use a cocktail stick to lift tiny bits of silicone for the tiny pieces.

Lynne K said...

So adorable, Janice, and beautifully made! I's perfect for our Great Outdoors theme at Stamping Sensations. Thanks for sharing it with us, and good luck.


coops said...

so gorgeous janice.fab image and design and i love your colours :D

xx coops xx

Claire said...

This is a little cutie Janice. Hugs, Claire x

Shana Gaff said...

Awe what a sweet teddy. Your coloring looks great! Thanks for playing at ATSM. :)

linda said...

aww, such a cute teddy image and a sweet card; i love how you've created dimension with your decoupage technique. thank you so much for playing along with us at penny black and more this month.

Kylie said...

I LOVE this! Beautifully layered and coloured. Just gorgeous. Thanks so much for playing along at ATSM! xx

Cheryl said...

Beautiful! Love the textures & colors :) Thanks for joining us at Creative Card Crew!

Sheena said...

Great card - the decoupage looks fantastic!

Thanks for joining the challenge at the Creative Card Crew.


Denise @ kc242 said...

Cute masculine card! Thanks so much for joining The creative card crew!

susiestacey said...

Hi Janice, can not believe l have not commented on this one...slap my wrists. Gorgeous card, love the PB stamp you have used and just perfect for the challenge.
Thank you for joining the One For the Boys challenge over at Penny Black & More @ Allsorts and good luck x Susan x