Bleach for the stars

Craft packages ordered =1, craft packages received =1 – well a visit to Hobbycraft

I can’t believe that I managed a visit to Hobbycraft and was in and out, with purchases, in just forty minutes. I know I’ve been feeling a bit off colour all week but I didn’t think it was serious. Since they changed the store layout it’s much easier for Mr Beez to track me down and boot me out! In the old days I could double back on myself and buy myself a bit more time, not to mention several more pounds worth of stash, but you can’t do that so easily now. Neither is it so easy to join the back of the queue, to make it look like you intend to leave, and then sneak off for a few more things you “forgot.” I’ve also found that using the line “well, if you just give me 15 more minutes it’ll save a whole special visit,” doesn’t seem to work as it once did. The best ploy is to ask if he can see if he can find a particular item that is, of course, right at the back of the shop. You just have to cross your fingers and hope that there isn’t a helpful member of staff about.

When I made my spring twinchies earlier in the week I said I wanted to make a couple more. Now I have made some, but these were not quite what I had in mind:


I wanted to use stamping so I could link them up with the Sunday Stampers squares theme, but then ended up playing with my new Stampotique moon stamp and came up with these instead. Apologies for the pics – first there was bright sun and then clouds and rain, neither of which were helpful.


The blue one was made by using some blue cardstock to which I applied Seedless Preserves and Chipped Sapphire disttress inks. I spritzed with water to get the mottled effect. I stamped the moon and the fairy, which is a different stamp, with black Archival. Originally I was going to use paper piecing to get the moon to stand out but then decided to play with some bleach. I painted the bleach inside the moon and this is the effect I got – love how this worked. I then added some white pen “stars ” and a little silver glitter around the edge.


Now you crafters know how it is. You do something and then you think ” I wonder what would happen if…” So I just happened to have some twinches that I had coloured earlier in the week. I used Ripe Persimmon and Seedless Preserves (that colour just goes with everything). I spritzed  with water and bleached and glittered as before. Look how cool that moon is.


Once again these are lightweight twinchies that I shall endeavour to incorporate into a card. I wish I’d had time to play with some other colour combos. One of the astonishing things about these is how similar the positioning is – no gadgetry involved just good old fashioned luck. However, I will admit to being a bit smitten with the new Inkadinkadoo gears gadgets for stamps that they’ve been showing on Create and Craft. If you haven’t seen it, and like stamping, be sure to take a look.


Bleach for the stars — 4 Comments

  1. This is fabulous, I love everything about it, the colours, the stamp, the glitz, the white stars. (I was wondering what pen you use to make them?)

    Dionne xx

    • Hi Dionne and thanks for you lovely comments. That pen is a Posca which I got from Hobbycraft but I think a lot of people use white gel. Somtimes the Posca seems to get absorbed, but not always – as on this occasion! x

  2. fabby tiles, love that stamp muchly… also loving your cunningness when shopping for stash… I shall have to adopt that method lol Thanks for joining in with the Sunday Stamper x

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