Friday, 27 February 2015

Stencil card

Helloooo :). Today I thought I'd share a stencil card that I made last year for one of the classes that I took at The Glitter Pot last year.

This is made using Imagination Crafts Sparkle Gel along with a couple of their stencils namely Wild Flowers and Apple Blossom.
I also embellished with some stamping using a Hobby Art stamp set called Just For You. The background was achieved with Distress inkpads.
 I also coloured the Sparkle Gel using a combination of Copics and mica powders.
In due course I will be offering to make this card as an all day class from my home. If anyone is interested please email me.

Toodles for now.................

Friday, 20 February 2015

One colour of Brusho

Helloooooooo again!!  Today I thought I'd share three really simple cards that were created just with one colour of Brusho (Grey) and a black inkpad.

I am SO proud that I can now do quick cards -lol!!  And it's all thanks to Brusho paints as they honestly do all the work and effects for you. These cards were all created onto The Craft Barn's plain smooth card - I wanted to show that you don't always need to use watercolour card with them - different types of card will actually give you different effects making the paints even more versatile :).

First up is a closer look at the tall card -
The stamps used here are from a Stampendous stamp set called Bold Sprigs. You can see from the closer photo below that I also added some stamping with a grey inkpad as well as the black one and added some white dots to the black stamping using a Sakura white pen.

Next up is the square card with only very simple stamping on it using that same Bold Sprigs stamp set.
 And as you can see from the close up photo below I chose to outline the black imagery this time with the white pen.
 Lastly this card shows how you can achieve a really quick wintery looking card - this time using a Woodware stamp set called Winter Trees.
With this card I added some Shabby White embossing enamel to the 'snow area'.
Well that's all for today. If anyone wants to see the fabulous Brusho powders in action I'll be back demoing at The Craft Barn on Saturday March 7th.


Sunday, 15 February 2015

More Buzzy Bees

As promised I'm back again with part two of the bee cards that I made using the new bee stamp collection set by Jo Firth Young.

This time I stamped, coloured and cut out lots of the little bees and incorporated the bee hive!  The backgrounds were made using the same techniques as in the previous post. All the stamps used are from this one stamp set.
 A closer look.
And here's the second card this time using one of the new mini wording stamps which of course goes perfectly with the stamp set.
 A closer look at the wording.

Friday, 13 February 2015

The Buzzing of the Bees

Hi everyone. As promised I am back to show you a couple of the  cards that I made using one of the new stamp collections by Jo Firth Young.

First up is a 6x6" square card using the big and little bees from the bee stamp set all of which I cut out and shaped the bodies a bit before gluing them to the card. The background was achieved using a yellow and orange distress ink and some of the background stamps from the same set.

 A closer look at the bees that I coloured with Copics.

And here's a smaller version - this time I added some background stamping in black and added some cut out hexagons as well as the bees.

I'll be back again soon to show another couple of bee cards made with this fabulous set by Jo - you can check out the stamp set here which is already available at The Craft Barn.


Wednesday, 11 February 2015

Brusho and a DT Call

Oh my goodness!!!!  I really cannot believe how long it has been since I last posted!!  Personally I blame my laptop - I was just getting into the swing of things of posting again and it conked out!!

I've now got a replacement but I've been really busy creating stuff - for the last couple of  months I've been busy with designing some stuff back for Craft Stamper - actually I have an article in this months magazine using a JOFY stamp set and the fabulous Spectrum Noir blendable pencils from Crafter's Companion. Personally I haven't seen the magazine yet but I've heard that it is in there!!

Last Saturday I was at The Craft Barn demonstrating with the fantastic Brusho paints.  They are a watercolour powder like no other - the effects you can get with these with no effort at all are just amazing!!  Love, love, LOVE them - I'll be back at The Craft Barn in March demoing them again and then I have a class there using them later on in the month.

Here's a taster of one of the most simple things you can do with them -
Literally just sprinkle the Emerald Green paint down one side of the panel - spritz the watercolour powder with water and then stamp some imagery. Easy!!
The stamps are from the Bold Sprigs stamp set by Stampendous.  Quick cards here I come!!

I've loads more card samples to show you using these amazing paints but I'll save them for some more blog posts!!

Meanwhile I must tell you that Crafter's Companion have just issued a Design Team Call - you can find out all about it here.

I'll be back again very soon to show you some card samples that I've created with one of Jofy's latest stamp releases!!  I was SO excited to be asked - you can find her latest stamp designs over on Jo's blog.