Friday, 2 August 2013

Time To Dream by Fliss Goodwin


Hi there, another week and time seems to have flown by too. I have a fairly simple creation for you today featuring a background made with one of the most useful tools you could have and I know you all have several of these in your craft stash. I’m talking about the humble acrylic block! As they come in all sorts of sizes, they’re really fabulous for applying ink and my card features the use I like the most.

Here’s What You Need: 

Distress Inks – Crushed Olive, Squeezed Lemonade, Mustard Seed, Dried Marigold,
                       Ripe Persimmon, Picked Raspberry
White Card Blank
Acrylic Block (mine is approximately 10x15cm)

Here’s How To: 

·       Cut a piece of white card slightly larger than your acrylic block. Next apply ink to the acrylic block direct from the inkpads. I started off with Crushed Olive at the base and then used the remaining colours lightest first, applying ink up the block one after the other, ending with the bright pink.

·       Press the block inked side down on to the piece of card, making sure to press firmly. Remove the block and spread the colour a little with cosmetic sponges. You can press the block on again if necessary.

·       Next, to obtain the grungy look I have you need to clean off the block and then apply each colour in turn, pressing onto the inked card and moving it about a little, cleaning in between colours and you’ll see a mottled effect start to appear. You’ll now have a bright rainbow of colour on your card.

·       When you’re happy with the colour, stamp the flight of butterflies and the time to dream sentiment on the panel with the black ink. Trim as necessary and add to a mat of black card. Stick the panel on to the card blank, slightly off centre.

Have a great weekend,

Fliss x


  1. Such a dramatic card - the acrylic block technique in those hot colours works perfectly with the black. Wonderful!

  2. That's lovely, Fliss - the sky you've created with your block is just beautiful, and the butterflies are great against it.
    Alison x

  3. Ridiculously I haven't tried this yet Fliss. Will give it a bash later. Love the effect. Hugs, Jenny x

  4. That's nice I wish I do something simple. Yea time flies its the start of month and once you reached week 3 you wondered where has all gone.
    I hope to more expermental crafting.


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