Just For Fun – Favourite technique

This weeks challenge over at Just For Fun, chosen by the lovely Neet,  is “to use your favourite technique”.   To be honest I am not hot on the names of the techniques and I hope one of the cards below will fit the challenge.  For full details of the challenge, all the fab entries and inspirational pieces click on the JFF link about.

  It probably is not technically correct but it is a take on the bandana technique.

For this I stamped onto glossy card, coloured in felt pens.  I fixed it with some spray fixitive and painted on the white lines.  If you look at the butterfly you can see where I painted the lines before I sprayed the fixitive…..Oooops! lol! My brain is somewhere else at the moment!

Really enjoyed the challenge.  It was a bit of a blast from the past this challenge.  I am so used to stamping onto wood and fabric it has made a nice change to revisit some old ideas.

Just before I go, one technique I do like, is  the soot technique.  That is what I originally wanted to do for this weeks challenge.  After I set fire to two pieces of card,  through not paying attention,  I gave up! lol!

Best Wishes Florence

34 Comments

  1. Sandra

    Hi Florence very stunning cards and great techniques, never thought of using felt tip pens like that it so works. Hope you and Freddie are well. Off to google the soot technique now. Hugs Sandra XX

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    1. Florence

      Hi Sandra. I have just seen your other comment. Really is great to hear from you. Thank you for stopping by and for your lovely comments.
      Regards Florence xx

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    1. Florence

      Hi Lynne. Sorry I missed this comment. Always lovely to hear from you you. Thank you for stopping by and for your kind words. They are very much appreciated.
      Regards Florence xx

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  2. Janet

    Hi Florence,gorgeous cards,my favourite is the second one ,loving the colours.Not to sure about the SOOT technique ummmm!!! you have me thinking about that.
    Janet x

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    1. Florence

      Hi Janet. Have a bucket of water near by if you try it! lol!. Great to hear from you. Thank you for stopping by and for your lovely comments.
      Regards Florence xx

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  3. Ephemera

    Fabulous cards both stunningly different. Love the vibrancy of the second one and the white highlights are so effective. Haven’t heard of any of these techniques before, I’m a bit lacking in that dept. Soot technique the mind boggles, now you will have to blog about it to put me out of my misery. XX

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    1. Florence

      Hey up Paula! LOL! I think it will be a long time before I try the soot T. again! lol! Always lovely to hear from you. Thank you for stopping by and for your kind words.
      Regards Florence xx

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  4. neet

    Spent ages writing a comment, came to post and Chrome said it could not find you. Hope this one comes through.
    Thanks for putting up with me and my themes this month, thought you were not going to be there this week, so glad you got in at the last minute – miss you.
    Two lovely cards – the first is so delicate and I love the colours (and the technique which I must try) and the second is so striking.
    Brill work as always Florence – Hugs, Neet x

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    1. Florence

      Hello my friend. The themes have been great. I am pleased that I did manage (by the skin of my teeth) to get my entry in for this challenge. I didn’t want to miss another one. Thank you for stopping by and for your lovely comments. Always great to hear from you.
      Regards Florence xx

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  5. Zoe Sanderson

    I’ve not tried the soot technique for the reason’s you explain LOL. What can I say about your cards they are stunners. Love the butterfly and background very graceful, the second well it just rocks and pops. Thank you for being with us again at Just for Fun XOXO Zoe

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    1. Florence

      Hi Zoe. Hope all is well. I will try the soot technique outside next time! lol! Thank you for popping in and for your lovely comments.
      Regards Florence xx

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  6. Von

    Well what can I say two super cards 🙂 love that rose background got to laugh about the soot one though lol it’s happened to me too
    Thank you for revisiting your favourite techniques with us at Just for Fun
    Von xxx

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    1. Florence

      Hi Von. Thank goodness it is not just me! lol! Great to hear from you. Thank you for stopping by and for your lovely comments.
      Regards Florence xx

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    1. Florence

      Hi Alison. Normality has returned! Hope all is well with you. Thank you for stopping by and for your lovely comments. Always great to hear from you.
      Regards Florence x x

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  7. Suze Bain

    Wow Florence, these are fab, I’ve never even thought to use ordinary felt tip pens; your second card is stunning (you are so artistic!) and what on earth is the soot technique? I’ve learned lots coming to visit you today! Thank you! Suze xx

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    1. Florence

      Hi Suze, A quick answer to the soot technqiue is when you take a piece of glossy card stock (gloss side facing downwards) and hold it and move it over a burning candle letting soot acumulate on the card. You then stamp into the soot. If you google the technique there are quite a few tutorials to have a look at. If you have a problem let me know. Thank you Suze for your lovely comments. At the end of the day it is all about sharing ideas. Always great to hear from you.
      Regards Florence xx

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  8. chrissie

    Really beautiful cards. I am off to see what bandana technique is because I haven’t heard of it lol

    xxx

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    1. Florence

      Hi Chrissie. I am sure you have found the technique by now but if you haven’t there is a good tutorial, by Sam, on the Technique Zone. Great to hear from you. Thank you for stopping by and for your lovely comments.
      Regards Florence xx

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    1. Florence

      Hi Cecilia. Hope all is well after your travels. Great to hear from you. Thank you for stopping by and for your lovely comments.
      Regards Florence x

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  9. Chica Andaluza

    Still chuckling over you setting fire to things – hope we won´t have to call the “Bomberos!” All gorgeous as ever and I particularly love the colours in the second card.,

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    1. Florence

      Hi T, Oooo call them out! Have you seen them lately! lol! Great to hear from you. Thank you for popping in and for your lovely comments.
      Regards Florence x

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    1. Florence

      Hi Lucy. I am with you on the technique names. Great to hear from you. Thank you for stopping by and for your lovely comments.
      Regards Florence xx

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