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Saturday, 16 April 2016

Forever Yours

This lovely image is from the Day of the Dead stamp set by Sheena Douglass, and is called Forever Yours.
I coloured the image with Spectrum Noir Blending Pencils, I love them.... lol.  The background is just ink sprays sprayed randomly onto a piece of card.  I then sponged ink through Sheenas Ornate Finishes stencil.  The frame is from the £ shop and was grey, I gave it a coat of black Gesso and added some black gilding wax to make the patterns pop.  The flowers are also from the same set of stamps and called Floral Fiesta.  I used the left over card from the backing, just stamped onto it and cut out.
Thanks for looking.
xx

Dream & Inspire Canvass

I haven't made a canvass for quite a while and I fancied a change from cards, so here it is.
 This one measures 24 x 29 cm, and I started by just adding any random bits and bobs.  That's what I love about doing these, you can add anything at all.  And I love looking at other peoples picking out what they've used. I also added some texture paste through a stencil.  Once that part was finished, I gave it all a coat of black Gesso.  For the colour I used Pebeo Dyna Acrylic paints, just added with a paintbrush.  The colours remind me of the colours you see in oily puddles.... lol.
And here's some close ups of the bits I used.




Thanks for looking.
xx

Wednesday, 13 April 2016

Glitter It! with Lavinia

This months challenge over on Lavinia Stamps is Glitter It!  Well you can't have fairies without glitter can you..... lol.
I started of by making the background with Aquatints from the Bright & Beautiful set. Then simply stamped up with various Lavinia stamps, added some white spots to the flowers and finished off with lots of glitter.
Thanks for looking. xx

Sunday, 10 April 2016

Love Never Dies

I've not done any of this inky stuff for quite a while.  I started this heart a while ago, and it never got finished.  So this week I got it back out and finally finished it off.  I love looking at mixed media pieces, there's always so much to look at and it's interesting to see what people have used.



It started of as just a plain mdf heart.  I gave it a coat of Gesso, then added all the bits and pieces, there's bits of everything, washers, screws, paper clips, buttons beads, a bottle top, flowers, dominos and of course a coin.  I always add at least one coin when I do this kind of thing.  Once I'd finished adding the bits  I added texture paste through a stencil.  Once it was all dry, out came the ink sprays and I just went for it..... lol.  Lastly I added some Pebeo Dyna paint with a sponge very randomly and finished off with some silver Gilding Wax.  I heat embossed the skull and sentiments with silver and coloured the flowers on the skull with the same Pebeo Dyna paint. (stamps by Sheena Douglass) Now I need to find somewhere in my craft room to hang it!
Thanks for looking.
xx

Saturday, 9 April 2016

Butterfly Tag

I blend 2 Distress Inks, Twisted Citroen and Fossilised Amber.  I used the water droplet stamp from Inkylicious and stamped them first lightly with Fossiblised Amber, then again with Versafine Smokey Grey.  I then heat embossed the butterflies from Sheena Douglass and coloured them with the same Distress Inks.  I used a white gel pen to add the white spots to the water droplets and finsihed off with 2 sentiment stamps from the same butterfly set.
Thanks for looking.
xx

Crazy Bird Birthday

This card is for my Great Great Nephews 3rd birthday on Tuesday.  I get a bit stuck doing cards for youngsters since I don't really do 'Cute' anymore, but I think these fun birds are great for any age.
I started by inking up the background with Distress Inks in Salty Ocean and Tumbled Glass, and splashed on some water to leave the white splodges.  I then ran it through an embossing folder, and applied some Pebeo Gilding Wax to the raised parts.  I coloured the Crazy Bird with Distress Ink Markers and positioned him so he's standing on the sentiment, which is computer generated.
Thanks for looking.
xx

Monday, 4 April 2016

A Couple of Tags..........

These stamps are by Sheena Douglass and I used Spectrum Noir Blending Pencils to add the colour.  For the tag, I blended 2 Distress Inks - Chipped Sapphire and Tumbled Glass.  I then splashed water over it and dabbed it off to give the white spots, I love doing that..... lol.  I then used a script stamp from a Tim Holtz set and at the bottom I inked through one of Sheenas stencils. 

The stamps used on this one are also by Sheena Douglass.  I cut the skull and hat from the matching dies, stamped the skull and hat in Adirondack Sunset Orange.  Then I blended 2 Adirondack ink, Sunset Orange and Citrus over the skull.  I then ran it through and embossing folder and added some gilding wax to the raised parts.  I used a wet paintbrush to pull in some of the stamped ink for the hat.  The flowers were coloured with the Citrus ink and cut out.  For the background I blended the same inks and stamped over with more Sheena stamps.
Thanks for looking.
xx

Tuesday, 29 March 2016

Poppies

I was raking through one of my boxes of stamps the other day and came across this one, never used and still sealed, shocking I know...... lol, but how many of us have done the exact same thing.  The stamps are by Sheena Douglass and the set is called Poppies & Daisies.  I stamped in Versafine onto Sheena Stamping card, then used Distress ink to colour the image - Seedless Preserve, and Adirondack - Oregano.  Finally all mounted up onto a gate fold card, with an embossed base.
Thanks for looking.
xx

Saturday, 26 March 2016

Best Wishes.......

I made the background with Aquatints brushed onto water colour card, I love this effect.  Then I stamped the flowers with a Sheena Douglass stamp from the Floral Fiesta set, I stamped in Versafine.  Then I used the faux bleaching technique to lift the colour from the flowers.  All you do is apply water with your paint brush and plain water, dabbing with a piece of kitchen roll till you're happy with the effect.  Then I splashed the water over the whole piece which left white spots, again it removes the inks.  This works with any water based ink.  The sentiment is from a Stamps U Love set.
Thanks for looking.
xx

Friday, 25 March 2016

Forever Yours by Sheena

I love this stamp, but it took me 3 times to colour and be happy with the end result...... lol.
I tried colouring this image with Distress Inks, but couldn't get a result I was happy with.  So I dusted off my ProMarkers, they've been very neglected for quite a long time now as I very rarely colour an image anymore.  Anyway, they came up trumps, as always..... lol.   For the background I spritzed a piece of cardstock with water, then scrunched it all up until I was happy with all the wrinkles and creases.  Once it was dry, I spritzed the cardstock with various ink sprays, sorry I don't have the colours but they're a mix of Cosmic Shimmers and Dylusions.  Once I had the effect I wanted I dried it off with the heat gun then spritzed again, but with just plain water with a bit of mica powder added, to give it a pearly sheen.  Once it was all dry, I ironed it as flat as possible. The flowers are cut with Sheena's dies  from the Day Of The Dead collection, stamped over then with the matching stamps, then added some silver Gilding Wax (Pebeo)  The leaves were cut with a Sue Wilson die, then it was all mounted onto a canvass, which I have coated with black Gesso and rubbed some silver Gilding Wax over.
Thanks for looking.
xx

Monday, 21 March 2016

Alcohol Inks and a bit of Sheena

I'm still playing with The Day Of The Dead stamps by Sheena Douglass.
I've used an alcohol ink background for this one.  Just dropping the ink onto the photo paper and blowing it around a bit with a spritzer.  I cut the skull out and heat embossed it in silver and attached it to the background with glue gel to give it some height, then stamped the corners using Stazon ink.
Thanks for looking.
xx

Sunday, 20 March 2016

Day of the Dead Stamps by Sheena Douglass

Another projects us these fab stamps.  This is for my sons 19th Birthday next week.  He plays the guitar so thought it was perfect.  It just needs the sentiment adding.
I started by inking the background with Distress Inks in Rusty Hinge and Vintage Photo and Adirondak Pesto.  Once that was done, I stamped around the edges with the music stamp, then I used the Skull die and just inked through it, to get the ghost like faces, then I ran it though an embossing folding and added some Gilding Wax when it was done.
Now for the toppers, they're all cut with the Dies from this set then stamped.  I cut the guitar and hat from black card, and coated with the 3 different colours of Gilding Wax, Silver, Empire Gold and Renaissance Gold.  These dies are brilliant as you can cut them and pose the skeleton however you want.  I just had to add the cat too.... lol.
Thanks for looking.
xx