Category Archives: Color therapy

DT: Back to Basics and Beyond: salt technique

Howdy readers…

This week we have a technique based challenge over at Back to Basics and Beyond … salt technique.

I haven’t used salt with my watercolours as a background very often so it was fun to experiment and ended up with three panels…

I cut them down and used each in a different way. One I used an indigo Blu stamp set and heat embossed the fish and the sentiment.

I then added a little more colour onto the fish using distress oxide and my waterbrush.

Then I added layers under the panel in contrasting colours including the ribbon and the pearls.

Now the second card I kept quite simple with a silhouette stamp and added gold edging and some patterned paper and then sequins to finish.

Then the final one I used as a piece of actual patterned paper.

I added the stamped image and some other layers of patterned paper. I added the kraft tag to balance the kraft in the coffee cup colouring.

Love all three of these cards… And love being reminded of what a lovely effect the addition of salt is to the watercolour background.

Can’t wait to see how everyone else used the salt technique in their creations! Here is the blog.

Happy crafting!


Lindsay Mason Cat in Hat ATC swap (330-332)

I decided very last minute to join in with Lindsay Mason’s ATC swap in August where the theme was Cats In Hats. Of course I had to go straight to the original cat in the hat. 

Here are my three ATCs…

As you will see they are all similar but none are the same. I chose some stripey paper from the stash and tore it to create a layer on each of the ATC bases. 

I then added some gesso and added some subtle stamping with a Kaisercraft stamp. 

Then I added a strip of bookprint that I coloured with some distress oxide lightly. 

Then for all three I chose a different scrap from the bits and bobs box and added them. I added doodles and then added the printed Cat in the Hat images using pinflair glue gel to add dimension. 

I then handwrote the quote and added that too. 

Love how all three came out and Happy I made the last minute decision to join in this swap. 

Happy crafting!


Scrapbooking with Helen

Today I had a day of crafting with my lovely friend Helen who had some lovely scrapbook pages to inspire us. 

Here are the three I made (there is one in progress awaiting photos) … 

All of them were using the Color Theory suite of papers, cards and Colourful seasons stamp set for the stamping elements. 

I love how these all turned out. Lovely colourful pages full of interest. 

Thanks so much Helen. 

Happy crafting!