Wednesday, 31 May 2017

Sweet Poppy Stencils

Sweet Poppy Stencils are on Hochanda!

Lucy recently bought some more of the wonderful stencils from Sweet Poppy Stencils to Hochanda and here are some samples of the stencils she took onto the Show
One of my favourites has always been the Poppy so here are a selection of samples of this and other stencils she will be taking with her
Poppy Stencil stamped through with Archival Ink onto a Distress Oxide Ink background

Zen Flowers with Distress Inks

Zen Flowers decoupaged the flower head
TALL TREES with Butterfly background

Friday, 26 May 2017

Workshop Samples

Three Cards - one stamp!

I am tutoring a Workshop ( places remain on 6th July only)   using a lovely background stamp from Chocolate Baroque.  We will be using the stamp on Parchment, Watercolourcard and super smooth card with different mediums.  Here are some samples for ideas similar to what we will be making
Parchement with white work and mounted onto Creative Expression double pierced die cut square card


Pencil work

I'll add other other samples for inspiration later on

Tuesday, 18 April 2017

Day Three - Sweet PoppyStencils

Day three showcasing the latest release from Sweet Poppy Stencils

Tree of Seasons
Pearlescent paste and mica powders, heated and left to cool for a few minutes and then buffed up after brushing off surplus

Chinese Lanterns with Black Glossy paste.

Delphiniums with translucent paste and mica powders. Heated whilst still wet to add texture


Monday, 17 April 2017

Day Two Sweet Poppy Stencils

Day Two samples of Sweet Poppy Stencils
This is the Foliage Stencil
Pearlescent paste with Glitters

Delphiniums with the larger Humming Bird  in pearlescent paste which is outlined with a Molotow Chrome pen which works beautifully on the Sweet Poppy pastes.
Mica powders in various shades.
Die cut fence panel and liquid glass for dew drops


Creative Expression die for card edge
Sweet Poppy Foliage  and the small Humming Bird

Creative Expressions frame in black card
Delphinium stencil in white paste and then I created an "ombre" effect using various shades of mica powder.
Sentiment from my die stash

Sweet Poppy Stencil: Delphiniums

Sunday, 16 April 2017

Sweet Poppy Stencils - latest release 2017

Day One

for the next three days I will be showcasing my samples for the latest release from Sweet Poppy

Background with distress inks.
Glosst Black Paste for the stencil. I used the tips of he Tree of Seasons to add interest at he sides and bottom.
Tall Trees

Sweet Poppy Stencil: Tree of Seasons

Pan Pastel background. Stamped with Chinese lantern stamp from Lavinia Stamps.
White Glossy stencil paste  through the stencil =from the Craft Station = Sweet Poppy Stencils

Sweet Poppy Stencil: Chinese Lanterns

Embossed a die to create the background. Translucent past and silver glitter
Sweet Poppy Stencil: Foliage
Here's the link for the products

Tuesday, 28 February 2017

Die Cutting Essentials

Sample for a Make and Take at our Craft Group

Die and stamp were given with Die Cutting Essentials latest Issue. This is an example of a Make and Take the Ladies will be making in next month's meeting if they wish.
Pebbles using Liquid Pearls from a technique I saw Sue Wilson/ Creative Expressions demonstrate.

Saturday, 18 February 2017

Workshop results!

What an enjoyable afternoon on our (mainly) Cardio stamps Workshop

A very productive afternoon stamping away at The Craft Room in Maidstone. The best bit is I get to do it all over  again with more Ladies ( mo men at the moment!) in a couple of weeks time!


Great results from everyone!

Monday, 13 February 2017

Workshop samples

Allhallows Workshop

Inclement weather stopped play at Eileen's Workshop on Saturday so we had "homework" to finish!

Distress Inks, Invisible Image stamps and at home I used Chocolate Baroque Stamps for a similar effect in order to finish my cards.

double embossed cog die cut with my favourite Platinum WoW EP.

Wednesday, 8 February 2017

Chocolate Baroque

Painting my Chocolate Baroque Images

I love painting and have been giving my Gansai Tambi Watercolours an airing. What better way than in conjunction with a Chocolate Baroque image.  The large background stamps work really well as a main image too and with water brush painting can be really quick to make a card! I heat embossed with WOW EP - one of my favourite colour is  Platinum - quite subtle silvery tones but you can see easily for colouring!

Ranger Enamels and Cosmic Pearl GLue for the "pebble" effect

More pebbles sprinkled with glitter and a Chocolate Baroque Butterfly
  stamped onto parchment
Another background stamp with die cut sentiment.
Here are links for the stamps I have used.