Sunday, 17 April 2016

Deco Wallpaper...

Happy Sunday

Firstly thank you all for the wonderful support I received yesterday on my first altered art pieces.  I cant wait to try and get not too messy this afternoon at 5pm on Hochanda!

That said don't forget I am also launching the justrite stamps and dies One Day Special on Hochanda at 7pm as well, hopefully there will be time between shows to wash my hands and change!  Today's card is another of the demos I have prepped for the shows.  I really feel that this is very reminiscent of Victorian or early turn of the century ( I daren't say William Morris) wallpaper.

I used a collection of the stamps in the Lilies and butterflies clear stamp site along with Vintage labels 10 and the stitched oval and flourishes die set.  I also used a selection of the mini distress inks, that I have on the show, to do all the stamping with the new technique I learnt form Julia Watts of getting a soft shade on the stamps with these.

This will be demonstrated so tune in if you want more info on this and the triple stamping technique I used to make the card!

Remember you can catch Hochanda on Sky channel 663, Freest as well as online at



  1. Hi John.
    Thank you a lovely card.
    Take care and have lots of fun Kitty.

  2. Morning John, lovely card today, looking forward to the show's later xx

  3. Hi John,
    Bright and beautiful this moSo cheerful.
    Anne M xxx

  4. Morning John,
    I was looking at the pictures of today's card and thought it looked a bit like a William Morris design. Then reading you saying the same lol.
    I do love this style the card is stunning .
    I need to set my HD box to record your shows, my Husband isn't keen on watching craft shows. I could make him sit in the other room though lol.
    Enjoy your preparations and doing 3 hours of shows in a run as well. Good luck I can't wait to see your demos.

  5. Wow!!!! John this is absolutely stunning ,love the colours and the stamps.

    I wish hochanda was back online so I could record the show,I'll have to wait until tomorrow to watch it on the iPad with catchup tv

  6. Lovely fresh card for us today. Love the colours and stamping. Good luck with the shows and I hope to watch on the tablet. Luv jxxx

  7. Hi John, this card is gorgeous I love triple stamping and really must do it more, so effective. Your stamping and colouring is great. Have a good day. Bx

  8. Hi John. You have a busy day. Good luck with the shows - hope to catch a bit, but awkward today. Love this card.jan

  9. Lovely card, very pretty.


  10. Adore this card John and will be watching tonight , looking forward to your demos as you are always brilliant!

  11. Good morning John,
    Thank you for another lovely card, wallpaper does Spring to mind to.
    Looking forward to tonight's shows, will watch and record for future reference.
    Love and crafty hugs
    Tina T xxx

  12. So beautiful! Love it! Will definitely be watching later today to see your demo John.

  13. Beautiful card John. I am looking forward to all your shows tonight. You are going to be so busy. Love Rosemarie x

  14. Hi John
    A lovely card, I can't wait to see the demos and techniques on your shows, just off to set up the recorder so I don't miss anything.
    B xx

  15. Beautiful card John love it thank you see you later
    Love June Horrocks xxxxx

  16. I've set TV to record just in case I think you can say it's a nudge to William Morris It is a lovey card

  17. Hi John
    What a gorgeous card, looks so decadent, that triple stamping technique is always a winning look, see you later on Hochanda X X X

  18. Hi John. Granddaughters 4th birthday today so I have a party to go to, but as soon as I can slip away, don't worry, I will. Recorder all set as a back up. SueL x

  19. Morning John,
    Love the colours you have used very spring like.

  20. Hi John, fabulous card.
    Nancyd xx

  21. I did this technique with Sue some time ago and you have reminded my about it. A beautiful card, John. Will have to watch the shows on catch up.

    Anne (Northampton)

  22. Hi John, what a completely different card today to those on yesterdays post. I can't choose which style I like best! I will have to make sure I tune into your TV show to see what else you have come up with.


  23. Lovely John, very feminine.
    Love Val x

  24. Oh John this is lovely so different to yesterdays post but just as stunning.

  25. This is just stunning John! And yes, I loved your mixed media piece too...

  26. I can appreciate the mention of William Morris having visted the museum several times when my brother lived across from the street from the museum. I like the design although it is a little busy to my taste.


  27. WONDERFUL CARD JOHN, love the colours and the design - very fresh.
    Hugs, Rose

  28. Gorgeous card John. Love everything about it. Thanks for sharing this and your inspiration.

  29. beautiful card will try to watch later ,Laura O

  30. Hi John, This card is truly gorgeous !! I love how you have got the stamping following onto the three levels, I remember seeing Sue do this technique a while ago, but of course I have already forgotten how !! haha.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  31. Great colours and stamping - really stunning card.
    many thanks,
    Sue Mac

  32. Hi John,
    Beautiful card and I love blue and yellow together, it's a combination I have in the garden such a lot.
    Thanks for sharing,

  33. Hi John
    Love this colour combination, beautiful card.

  34. Love the colours and beautiful stamps. I hope you have had a good weekend.
    Linda xxx

  35. Eh up John
    I think of William Morris designs as more symmetrical, somehow, but I adore this card and the colours are delightfully bold and cheerful.
    Will try and watch and hope there's not the usual buffering.
    Go get em tiger!
    Ang x

  36. Another fab card, very eye catching and I love the stamping.
    Am just off to catch up with the shows.

  37. Hi John, wonderful colours you have used on this card, really brings the stamps to life,

    Stay safe, healthy and happy, hugs, June Smith xxx

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