Her Spirit Was Strong

Hello! It’s a rainy day here in Wales, so Jane’s latest inspiration is just perfect for today! Featuring our sassy rain lady and Dream Big quote, this card has a fabulous inky feel with a touch of sparkle…

Good Afternoon,

January always seems to be a long month. Christmas seems long ago and spring still seems a long way away.As I walked down to Dotty’s Teahouse in the High Street of Carshalton, I decided to look for some sparkle and shine and even on such a dull, dreary day I spotted some of Mother Nature’s sparkle and shine on the plants;

rain sparkling on the winter aconite..

on the plucky viburnum flowers..

and on new shoots..

So for this week’s design team inspiration, I went with the sparkling rain theme using the fab Sparkle in the Rain stamp set

silhouette - lady - umbrella - stamp


The background is a stencilled ink one using the Grungy Union Jack stencil

grungy - uk flag - stencil - union jack

I added some distress oxides to my card

then stenciled salty ocean and squeezed lemonade oxides through the stencil


These photos are quite dark you will see the true colours in my finished photos.


I stamped the rain in blue Archival ink

and then I added my lady by embossing her in blue and also stamping the quote ‘Dream Big’

dream big - quote - stamp

dream big - card

You can see that I masked and split the words. The top words are stamped and embossed in black, and the unrivalled in green glitter

Our Christmas/Winter challenge on Facebook runs until the end of January, a couple of weeks left to make something and be in with a chance of winning the £40 voucher to spend! The winner is selected by random so everyone has an equal winning chance.

Back soon.

Bye for now,

Jane x

Gorgeous  inspiration Jane, thank you ♡
Our lady looks fabulous embossed in that pale blue, all shiny against the matt of the oxides in the background. The sparkle of the sentiment really finishes it off perfectly!

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