Saturday 22 June 2013

Sweet-Poppy Stencil - Willow Tree

Sweet Poppy Stencil - Willow Tree

I made this card using a Sweet Poppy Stencil ( you may have seen this one and all the fabulous new ones  on Create and Craft today!   + all the fantastic Design Team samples!!)
Used the pearlescent paste and whilst wet " dusted" some gold Perfect Pearls. The moisture from the paste absorbs the colour - it looks great. Please be patient and leave your work to dry - only from experience if you have a dab at can guess what happens!!
Dry brushed PP's around the bottom of the tree for a little more detail.    ~~~~~~~~~~

Thursday 20 June 2013

Mask, Gilding Wax and Candi flower

Today's Card

A few techniques on this card. For starters I used a Splodgaway mask to create the background  on Linen effect card from Papermill. Easy
Next I used several shades of gilding wax on the doily. Easy
I made the flower from Candi. Cut a small circle of plain paper as a base and put a circle of Cosmic Shimmer round the outside edge but keeping on the paper
. Each piece of Candi is pinched in half with pointed tweezers  and working from the outside in, assemble the  flower. Best to start each round with an odd number. eg. pieces. More Candi in each round gives a bigger flower. A brad, pearl gem or a blob of Liquid Pearls to finish the centre.
If anyone is interested I can post a  "how to" in photographic stages. It's a lot easier than it sounds ( or I wouldn't be doing them!!)

Tuesday 18 June 2013

Acetate and Alchohol Inks

Tag using alchohol Inks and heat Resistant Acetate

 Background was prepared using A/Inks and heat dried. Stamped words and heat embossed. Heat resistant acetate was stamped  and covered with white embossing powder. Brads on the 4 corners and and ribbon addded to finishvthe tag.

Card using alchohol Inks and heat Resistant Acetate
 Card topper was prepared by Swirling glossy accents in a random pattern and edging a  border.Chose 3 inks to blob onto the acetate, trying to keep the inks within the border. Cut a piece of tissue paper a bit larger than the card, screw up tightly and then undo. Carefully place the tisse over the entire inked area. Depending on how messy you want to be ( or not!) put your latex gloves on or fold a piece of kitchen paper into a tight wad and dab all over the tissue to make contact with the acetate. Leave to dry - preferably overnight.
Hint - make a piece larger than you want as you then need to stamp 3 flowers to decoupage.
 On my card I stamped a negative  direct onto the topper and then  positive for the flowers to cut out. I used a brad for the centre on this sample.Other finishes available!
Stamped background words and mounted the topper.
senitment added to finish.

Saturday 15 June 2013

Eileens Saturday Workshop


Cards from Saturday's Workshop

Hello again. Thought I would share two of todays pieces from Eileens Workshop
This first card is stamped and coloured with crayons. I  varied a little by adding some Liquid Pearls and as the butterfly was a little dark, decided to stamp with Distress Inks in Spiced Marmalade and Brick on card offcuts to cut and decoupage. Then blended crayoning. Clear embossed the smaller butterflies to add a little dimension. Matt and layered with black card to highlight.

The second card is based on a 6" square card, but obviously you can adjust the size to your choice. First I "flicked" artists mask onto the blank card and left to dry for an hour or so.The top square was distressed to create the background. Rubbed the dried mask off which leaves the white bits and bobs on the card (very technical I know!!)
 Stamped the poppy and butterfly onto the card using Versafine. Also stamped the poppy onto card offcuts and decoupaged after colouring. Used DI's on my SplodgeMat and blended shades of red. Assembled and them used glossy accents to finish. Used a sentiment on the next layer and edged with Frayed Burlap. Chose a green to matt and layer the card to finish. Glossy accents really add a super finish....
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Have a good weekend all

Wednesday 12 June 2013


June Twinchie

I stamped background with a Stamp Barn foliage stamp. Butterfly was stamped onto an offcut and then coloured using Promarkers with Liquid Pearls to add  highlights to the flower and the butterfly.

I am entering this Twinchie into the Twinchies June Challenge

Friday 7 June 2013

Lavender - Stamping with Lavinina Stamps
Created this tag using PanPastels to create the background mountains, moon and sky effects.
Embossed a folder to create a frame effect.
Used Lavinia Stamps Poppies, Bee and Fairies. A Lavinia tree forms the foliage round the edge.
I am entering this tag into the June Lavinia Stamp Challenge - Lovely Lavender

Thursday 6 June 2013

Bee Happy!

Quick card - free papers


Made this card using free papers from a magazine. Quite self explanatory but used DI's round backing paper and ribbons and the compulsory liquid pearls to finish!

Wednesday 5 June 2013

Gilding Wax and Decoupage

Hello to you all this lovely sunny day
Made this card at a Tuesday Group I go to in Maidstone.
Embossed card and then random PanPastelled. Decided to try gilding wax on the top to see what happened and was really happy with the results! Gold, red and autumn bronze waxes. Matted with silver mirror card and white card edged with Distress Ink. Stamped a Sheena Douglass flower and cut out and again PP'd them. Highlighted edges with Liquid Pearls and a pearl to finish them mounted onto the card with silicone.
What do you think?