Friday, 25 November 2011

Luminarte Radiant Rain and foils: Last Sneaky peek before lift off!

Hello Peeps,

All you need is Love - and that seems a fitting finale  before Sheena's Radiant Rain shows on Create and Craft on Monday 28 November.

2 cards to share today, both on the theme of love. The first is using the gorgeous radiant rain sprays on tissue paper which, when coloured, was backed with silver paper. The hearts are from the fab Sticky two mini foil set and the whole lot was then clear embossed.

Love, love, love

All you need is love
The second card is made using the 12 x 12 existencil  with embossing paste and radiant rain sprays. Another  existencil  was used for the leaves on core'dinations card  from the super assortment pack (it is massive!) and run through my trusty cuttlebug! Finally just a couple more foils from the same mini foil pack as before.

If you haven't  found it already do pop over to Sheena's blog and  watch the excellent tutorials she has now posted on using radiant rains - 2 projects from start to finish, brilliant!

Please leave a comment and let me know what you think..

Have a peaceful and crafty weekend xx

Thursday, 24 November 2011

Simply seashore Sneaky peek day 4

Hello there ....

Well, seems a bit quiet with everyone gone to the Craftaganza... but were still here andI  thought I would share  something that is just clean and simple - a little card made using the new ocean foil kit  . I just adore the coloured foils in this pack.

Sheena will be demoing all these great new products on Create and Craft on 28 November (4 shows). I have booked the sofa and remote control already!!

Have a fabulous day!
Simply Seashore using Creative Imaginations mini foil kit

Wednesday, 23 November 2011

Today's sneaky peek - thanks Aileen and Catherine!

Hi there

Well, as there were 2 suggestions I decided to choose them both - thanks Aileen and Catherine! . Aileen's choice first:

This one was made using some fab new stencils as well as the Luminarte Radiant rain mists that Sheena Douglass is launching on Create and Craft on 28th November. (Check out this Crafters Companion link for the amazing Existencil 12 x12 stencils!) I used embossing paste over the stencil and then sprayed the Neenah  card with 2 of the radiant rain mists in jasmine and ginger peach.

The central panel is using a pink core-dinations card stock  sprayed with wine and roses as are the vellum butterflies ( I added a touch of silver glitter spray to make them extra sparkly!!)

Butterfly love

The second peek is Catherine's choice: For this one I used another existencil stencil but this time a 6 x 6 that I embossed onto core-dinations card stock and spritzed with ginger peach and edged using distress inks. I'm sure you will recognise the leaf embellishments as being Sheena's Autumn Leaves set. I am particularly pleased with the central image made using the olive vine radiant rain dabber on the back of a beech leaf I grabbed from the garden and whilst out there I snaffled a bit of garden twine in place of the ribbon!  The sentiment is another Sheena set - this time Seasons Branches

To everything a season

Anyhow that's all for now - thanks for taking the time to look - as ever any comments are warmly welcomed!

Take care of you x

Tuesday, 22 November 2011

Today's sneaky peek - tomorrow you choose!

Hi there folks

Still getting messy - though streak of pink in hair is fading to a baby pink (Note to self - do NOT run inky fingers through hair!) Today's offering Autumn Garland  was inspired by the plane tree in the road outside my house - the colours this year were just stunning weren't they? It came out pretty well, The leaves could not be simpler ...I sprayed Luminarte Radiant Rain onto crunched up tissue paper and then stuck that (shimmer side up) onto silver paper. The leaves were then cut out using spellbinders.

The sentiment is from Sheena's Autumn leaves stamp and finally a few dots of glossy accents for raindrops! This one is  really shimmery in real life :-)

Autumn Leaves

So...I have 8 further samples and was going to do 3/4 more sneeky peeks. I can't decide which so I thought I'd ask you to choose. Please leave me a comment with the title that takes your fancy! They are

1.Arts and crafts style tile
2.Love, Love,Love
3.Simply rosebay willowherb
4.Butterfly love
5. Beech and butterfly
6 Manic deco rose
7. Seashore
8 To everything a season

One of these is a wildcard ( no Luminarte spray but just the gorgeous foils!)

Have a crafty day!

Monday, 21 November 2011

Sneaky Peek time again!

Hi there!

Well, I have green hands and a fetching pink streak in my hair but have never been happier! For this second set of samples for the sensational Sheena I got to play with the new  Luminarte Radiant Rain Shimmering Mists and colour concentrates from Creative Imaginations ( and some fab foils  and stencils too...but more about those later in the week!)

Sheena said play and so I have! Being a real novice with these I have had great fun experimenting with effects and one of my favourites was using crunched tissue paper which when dry was then stuck on silver paper (Letratac on the silver paper then stick the tissue onto that). So here is the first play....

mystic fern ( from Optimism set) on tissue.

The fern was  embossed using Sheena WOW powder ( brass sparkle)  and the whole lot double embossed in clear embossing powder. (I love this result, it reminds me of Josephine Wall colours and I am thinking that there must be a way of turning it into jewellery....) The backing sheet is the wrong side of centura pearl which really is a perfect surface for distress inks and big and juicy ink pads .

I had 4 colour sprays to play with: ginger peach - a yellow, wine and roses - a purple, autumn leaf - brown/gold and jasmine - a deep pink colour and  4 concentrates (dabbers) ginger peach, wine and roses, jasmine and olive vine - a green.

Sheena will be using these in her show - 28 Nov on C&C  - happy, happy!

Please leave a comment - feedback is always welcome!


Sunday, 13 November 2011

Today I have been mostly.... or when did I think it would be a good idea to make all the Christmas Cards?

Hello...well, even lil' old house mouse is losing its appeal right now... about 40 or so cards in  and so many more to go. I never did get the hang of batch card making so each one becomes its own little project.

Here are a couple on a different theme - though anyone eagle eyed will spot the Sheena addition on card 3!
Happy crafting!x

House Mouse and MCS Printable ribbon :-)

A little Holly and Ivy Decoupage

Spot the Sheena! :-)