Ink Smooshing & Embossing Resist Technique {video}

by Lesley Oman on 25 August, 2015

Hello my inky friends

I have a video today showcasing another inky technique using distress inks. I used this technique in a previous video (click here to see it) but have coupled this up with an embossing resist made with the negative of a die cut.

I find this technique rather therapeutic, and i love the way the embossing resist creates a bright white pop against the colourful background.

enjoy the video! :-)


hello everyone!

i am going a little bit artsyfartsy with this card today! :-)
I usually tend to make cards with white backgrounds, or at least with a lot of white space, but sometimes i simply want to mix it up and have colour, CoLoUR, COLOUR!!

For today’s card, I use my distress inks in a fun technique to create a watercolour effect background. It is lots of fun!

Check out the video!

thanks for looking!


Monkey In The Clouds {video}

by Lesley Oman on 8 August, 2015

Firstly, THANK YOU to everyone who has shown love on Instagram. You all make me smile!

When i finally jumped onto the copic marker bandwagon, i was desperate to try them out on the Mama Elephant stamps – i am in love with their critters! This little guy was my first attempt- it took me ages, because i was so cautious and pernickety, but i think he was worth it in the end. I love how he turned out!

I made a quick video to showcase how i made the card for this little guy – its a bit short, and rather fast paced, pretty much because Piper and Craig came into the craft room and started chatting so i had to edit some bits out. Watch out for the sudden appearance of a Piper picked gift on the desk!

Enjoy the video, and please give me a thumbs up if you like it.

I used a selection of stamps from hero arts, wplus9 and mama elephant for this card, as well as dies from mama elephant and lawn fawn. These two companies are by far my most favourite manufacturers at the moment! LOVE ‘EM!

Thanks for stopping by – Have a great day!


Hello everyone.

Its been a while since i have blogged- a little since we have been on two trips, but mostly because my full time job has become super busy, so evenings leave little energy for creating. But it looks like we might be seeing light at the end of the tunnel. Yippeeee!

I have a video to share today, with copic markers. I am always SO VERY late to jump onto the trendy bandwagon, but never mind. :-) I have been having fun playing around, and love the final blended result. I am still a beginner, so not an expert by any stretch of the imagination- all tips gracefully welcome!

This card is bright, cute, and not overly girly – a perfect one for a boy i think. I didn’t have a polaroid die (although you can buy them) so i simply used the rectangle and square dies i already have to create a similar effect.

The dino stamps are from Woodware and are called Dino Friends, and i uses Milo’s ABCs stamps from Lawn Fawn to create the word Dinomite. For the rest of the greeting i used Double Sayings, Paula Pascual stamps by Personal Impressions.

Here’s the video – enjoy. And please don’t forget to give it a thumbs up if you like it. thaaaaanks!