Sunday, 26 February 2017

Violet, you're turning violet!

...or is it violetta? We're on a purply, pink theme today and I couldn't resist a favourite quote from Charlie and the Chocolate factory. I've been lucky enough to get some of the new infusion colours and I love Violetta and Sleight Blue together....and I also like Sleight Blue with a little bit of Green Man....and Sleight Blue with Olive Tree....I think you get the picture. Thought I'd share a few of cards I've made in my effort to be more organised this year.

First up I've used Tracy Scott stamps, under stamping in violet (making terms up now but I mean I've stamped under and out from the cut out images).

Pretty sure this is violet but it may have a touch of magenta in this sample too.

A little stamping with infusions first...more about that in a post in a few weeks.

I used sparkling snow embossing powder to add  a bit of pop and I do like how the walnut stain contrasts with the other colours.

...and there's more. I shared a snippet of this ATC on instagram, I made it using infusions and alcohol from a technique in one of  series of videos that Raquel of Scrapcosy has made - Link here

 It's in my 'grimoire'

I used frosting glaze underneath and added some gold alcohol ink, before using Lin Brown stamps.

Before my last card I thought I'd share an experiment or how I turned a mess into something I rather like.

I stencilled some gold and pearl paint through a stencil and sprinkled on Violetta and Sleight Blue. I'll certainly use it but my favourite part was turning the stencil over to print from it.

I wanted to press it down and thought I'd use a baby wipe to just wipe over the stencil....What a cool effect, infusions are always unpredictable and I love that you can get such joyful surprises.

A few more samples on different paper, the ones on the right are the alcohol technique on yupo.

Lastly a little Lynne Perella. I was lucky enough to get a crafty gift voucher at Christmas and this is one of the new stamp sets I bought.

I love the spiders web on her forehead!

Thanks so much for stopping by, I'll be back soon with a few more cards but in grungier colours and using Seth's stamps.

Thanks again, enjoy the rest of your weekend. x


  1. Wow, amazing effects and great projects, Cathy x

  2. I love that spidery web too! Awesome experimenting. Understamping with infusions is deffo a thing!! Ask Helen Chilton! Xxx

  3. Oh what amazing creations, all, dear Ruth. You surely created magic and beauty with the Infusions, the first card is stunning, looking like flowers sprinkled with frosty snow glitte, and I love the ,WISH card, and your L.Perella one too, and OH your experiments are gorgeous, all, as well!! I already ordered the new Infusions :-) Hugs,Dorthe

  4. Absolutely amazing work, Ruth. You have inspired me so much! I have the whole set of new Infusions colours on order and as soon as I am better (recently come out of hospital) I will have something really fun to look forward to. The colours are fabulous and I love how you've done the first card. Really sensational.


  5. Gorgeous xx Love this technique xx

  6. Oh Ruth! I just love your art play!! These Infusions are just the bomb! I just got mine and can't wait to play!
    I am looking at your journal above and wondering how you made it? I love the different papers you used- is this a previous post?
    And I never even noticed those tiny spider webs in the new Perrella stamp- how cool!

    1. Hi Jackie, I can't give you the how to as it was a France Papillon class but I mention it here Thankyou xx

  7. Looks like someone's been having fun. Thanks for sharing it with us. Happy crafty week, Angela xXx

  8. Gorgeous backgrounds, I love the different textures & the finished card & ATC are stunning.

  9. The silver stamping over the Violetta explosions looks just stunning - what an amazing festive card. Love the ATC (and how you've photographed it against the book), as well as your lovely card with probably my favourite of the new stamps.
    Alison x

  10. More magical infusions work Ruth, and I agree with Alison above, wow, that silver over the violetta looks incredible, all of the other pieces look amazing too, and you have made me look at that LP stamp with totally new eyes.... stunning work here again!


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