13 Feb 2016

Guess who I saw flying over London!

I thought I caught a glimpse of Mary Poppins flying over my rooftop recently, so I made this little picture!

I created the background with bleeding art tissue. I searched on google images for a solid silhouette of London's skyline. When I found just the right one I printed it onto card. Then I took my time to very carefully cut it out to create a stencil. There are many skyline images of Paris, New York etc, so you can travel the world in your pictures!

I placed the stencil on the bottom of the card, using masking tape to hold it in place. I swept black ink into the stencil using a make up sponge. Then I lightly added a calligraphy text stamp to the background.

This background was the result.

The background was quite dark in places, and I wasn't sure if the Mary stamp would show up very well. So I stamped her onto a separate piece of card and then cut her out.

The stamp is Silhouette Lady with Umbrella from Lost Coast Designs

The calligraphy stamp is from Artisitic Stamper

Thank you so very much for taking the time to look.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges.

Craft Stamper Take a Technique Text Me

Country View Challenges Make Your Own Background



  1. Oh this is so darn lovely and unique. Thanks for playing with us at TIMI challenge :-)

  2. Very nice piece of work! Thanks for linking to your Bleeding Art Tissue post - this was new to me!
    I love the Mary Poppins stamp you used and the colour palette suits to London and Mary Poppins very well in my mind.

  3. I love this! Thanks for joining us at the Craft Stamper Challenge x

  4. Gorgeous project, thanks for joing in with the Craft Stamper Challenge, Elizabeth x

  5. Many congratulations on your well deserved win over at Craft Stamper. This card is absolutely fabulous. I love the background you've created and the colours that you've used are just perfect. You've done an amazing job making that stencil and I'll definitely be trying out that idea so many thanks for the inspiration. I've just become your newest follower so that I can enjoy more of your future creations :)

    1. Thank you so very much that is very kind of you. I have seen many of your beautiful cards in the challenges and they are always so lovely. I especially like your fairy ones!
      Thanks again

  6. This is such a beautiful design and project, Jannet! Love the "Mary Poppins!" Biggest congrats on your win at Craft Stamper! <3 Hugs, Autumn

    1. Thank you so much. Your project is so beautiful, I was very lucky to be the winner.

  7. I didn't realise this was bleeding tissue, great results! A well deserved win for this imaginative piece...


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