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Saturday, 24 April 2010

Glenda's giveaway

Glenda is giving away some fabulous stamps over on her blog and some of them will be a real must have rather than a want. I have chosen to show you the Royal Fleur de Lys but there are a few others that will inspire you and one sheet that will be invaluable and that is the sympathy sheet. The crosses and words are just beautiful and so very useable, so go on over and take a look.

Wednesday, 21 April 2010

Bah! Humbug! Challenge #14

Over on Bah! Humbug! this week is Santa Paws, the ladies have requested we use something cute with paws.

I have used a stamp that isn't really a christmas stamp but have made it into one by the colouring and adding the words. It is a bit plain but when I tried to add a few other bits it just looked wrong so this is how it is staying, I've used a spellbinders die and mounted that onto foam pads and then put the stamped image on with pinflair glue added a sticker greeting and it's finished. A quick one this week as time seems to be running away with me.

Sunday, 18 April 2010

Sheena Douglass Workshop #2

This is the second card I'm showing you today from my day yesterday, this is done with cosmic shimmer paints directly onto the stamp and then once on the card misted to blur the image, the same image was then stamped onto the card and embossed and painted with the same colours. Do you see a theme with the flowers, there were other stamps available but I just loved the lupins! Sorry I can't remember which set of paints they are but are quite a prety range.

CD Sunday Challenge No1 - Wings and Things

Good morning all, today is the launch of the new challenge blog CD Sunday, the theme this week is Wings and Things so this has loads of scope to ease you in gently, what do you think you will do? Well I've chosen a fairy but it could easily be birds, butterflies, or even aircraft if you have to make a man card.

I chose this image because it is the first image I printed from the Victorian Companian cd from Joanna Sheen, the backing paper is from a bundle I got quite a while ago at Costco and was such a bargain, approx 200 double sided sheets for about £20 so if you have a card I know they still have them. I punched a strip with a Martha Stewart punch which seem to be everywhere at the moment but they are such good quality it's not surprising and coloured a ribbon with promarkers to tie it in with the colour, finally I used some Flora Doodle flowers which I have been keeping for the right thing and what better event than the launch of a new challenge!

I do hope you can support Wendy and dust off those cd's which tend to sit on the shelf half forgotten and if you need insiration have a look at what the rest of the design team have done, it will have you reaching for your cd's we hope.

Sheena Douglass Workshop

Yesterday I went to a workshop run by the very talented Sheena Douglass, what a blast and oh my gosh how I wish I was even halfway there.

This is one of the cards we made and I know it looks a bit flat because it is scanned but it is really quite a pretty card even though it looks very brown, the day was centred around alcohol inks and was great to play.
This card has a background stamped and then coated with mica powders, but because the ones we got were from the antique collection the colours show in the light, once we had put the powders on we spritzed with water and left it until we got the look we wanted then dried it with a heat gun. The topper was made using a die cut for the topper and this was coloured with the alcohol inks, we then stamped a small flower onto the smallest piece of card which was already cut for us by Sheena's wonderful hubby Russ and just used an almost dry paintbrush to pull the paint out a bit to give it some shadow. This was layered onto the gold layer which we had sanded to give it a distressed look.

I'll be showing you some more things over the next few days but if you haven't been to one of her workshops I suggest you go on one if you can, mind you there will be a queue as most people there will be wanting to go again very soon.


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