Wednesday, 14 August 2013

Normal Service is Resumed . . . . . Technicolour Duck is Back!!!

Good morning Duckies. Hope you are all ticketyboo. I am feeling heaps better so thanks for all of your good wishes. My voice is still a bit Aled Jones (pre-puberty) but its getting there.
As you can see, its back to the sunglasses.

Now, I made a few purchases at The Great British Craft Festival on Saturday, fortified with throat lozenges and a Kit Kat (its a balanced diet as I had one in each hand LOL!!!) Here are the goodies on my desk . . . . . . . . . . .

You may notice the Apple Blossom Radiant Rain Spray. I wanted to have a go at the shaving foam again as I had tried with paler colours (I know, whoda thought it hahaha) but wasn't happy.

See Sue Wilson's tutorial on her blog if you are not familiar with the technique.

I used the Apple Blossom and swirled it with a pencil (I'm sure there is a special tool to do it that costs £20 but a pencil did the job) and this was the piece of card I ended up with . . . . . .

I trimmed it to fit as a mat on a 5x7 white card blank. I wanted to keep as much of the background showing as possible as I liked the pattern, so I simply stamped and heat embossed the sentiment, added some pink organza ribbon and a blinged up turquoise SB Les Papillon.

I know that its bold and bright but its what I needed after feeling that my nose was going to explode and my throat was like the bottom of a bird cage.

Hope I haven't frightened you all off LOL!!! Have a wonderful day.

Ang x


  1. Beautiful Ang, glad you're feeling better! The beauty of the background really sets off the sentiment.
    John xx

  2. Hi My Little Duck hope you are soon quacking good!

    I love the card but feel the butterfly would have been better in pink or white probably white I feel the blue is a little harsh but that's just me I love the shaving foam technique it creates some gorgeous backgrounds but I have to say considering you are sicky poo it's great you did anything my lovely! :) Your background has turned out beautifully.

    Crafty Hugs]
    Heather xx

  3. This looks great, I have seen this but never tried it myself. I have to agree with Heather about the butterfly though, maybe white?. Never too sick to craft LOL. xxxx

  4. Wow me little Duckett i love this ,i have not tried the shaving foam thingy yet, i will have to put it on my shopping list ,

    I hope you continue to improve and feel better until you are a quacking and a clacking with the rest of the ducks on the pond.

    Take Care
    Elaine H X

  5. It's wonderful what a can of shaving foam can achieve. I did buy a can when Sue showed this technique but it's another thing yet to try. I think you've inspired me today to have a go.
    All your purchases look great and is that a gelli plate I see?
    Glad your feeling better.
    Love Val x

  6. Morning Ang,
    Glad to hear you are feeling better. Have to agree with Heather the blue butterfly looks too stark does not seem to blend very well, like your background.

  7. Wow - what a wonderful and bright card (it would brighten up anyone's day) the design you have ended up with from the shaving foam technique is brilliant xx it looks like a large abstract background stamp has been used xx I agree it need the background to show cos it is simply luvly xx GailT xx

  8. S pleased to hear that you are feeling so much better Ang, summer colds are the worst, takes longer to get rid of them.

    Fab card, no idea what the shaving foam thing is although I've noticed a tut. for it on Sue's blog.

    Wonderful colour and design, take care, hugs Kate x

  9. Glad your feeling better Ang, Hazel and I were talking about you this morning over our coffee saying how absolutely miserable you came across in your writings, we really felt for you.
    However I can see you are back bright and busy "feathered" again.
    This is stunning like a "work of art" that background is amazing. I would have been framing just that and hanging it on my wall.
    Happy Crafting

    Patricia xxx


  10. Good afternoon Ang. Glad you are feeling better, now I love your back ground on this card, but like the others I think a pink,purple or white butterfly might had just made it more wow, but again I am don't make cards. But on the whole I love your card.

    Hazels xxx

  11. Hi Ang, WOW what a woman can do with shaving foam!!! You have created a gorgeous background and the ribbon and butterfly brings it all together.

    Wilma x x x

  12. Hi Ang, wow gorgeous or what? Love the shaving foam technique and you've done a cracking job here, it looks amazing. Hope your feeling better soon
    Claire xx
    PS Popped in to say I use Maimeri matte gel medium to stick tissue with, its fab stuff and sticks most things if you're doing canvases etc

  13. Hi Ang, Bit belated as I did my reading early yesterday and have been on the go all day today and only just got to putting on the computer. So glad you are over the worst of your cold and what a super creation you have made. Like some others not quite sure about the butterfly but I see all the turquoise glitter in your stash so a bit of this might do the trick??? I will await your creations with your new stamps and masks in due course. Best wishes Jackie

  14. Hi Ang,
    so glad your feeling a little better. Great purchases.
    Love you bright and cheerful card. Great technic used on this.
    Have a wonderful crafty evening.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  15. Great card! Love that background!!

  16. Hope you are better today
    Thank you for the info on the Organza ribbon. I use loads of it, so does Hazel so I will pass that on to her as well.
    Have a good day

    Patricia xxx

  17. Hey Ang - that's Southern talk for hello! Your background is very pretty -- I must give this a go!