Thursday, 22 August 2013

OMG!!! Sheena's new stamps are FLYING!!!

Good morning all..

Phew, just caught Sheena's first show on Create and Craft! (She's on again at 4 p.m. but what will be left???) However the Magical new stamps are on Crafters Companions site  together with the spectrum noirs that I used in this sample.

Today I thought I'd do a quick "how to" on the Spectrum Noir background I used for this card as its one of my favourite techniques:

The card is made using Neenah card and this is the how!:

First choose the Spectrums you want and a refill bottle of blending solution and scribble random blocks of colour

Now - here's the technical bit...
 - drop the blending solution onto the scribble until you are happy!

Trim the card and darken the edges with a bit of distress ink (Chipped sapphire or black soot or both together works well!

Finally you might even want to bling it up with a little Luminarte Pourable!! (I used Egyptian Gold)

There  you have it ...simples. To complete the card I embossed that gorgeous bird of prey with black embossing powder  and used a little more  blending solution to lighten the wings together with a little white acrylic paint. The card was finished using some ribbon and  a sentiment,  the ink well and feather on shrink plastic...

Do hope this was of interest  - have a great day xxx

Tuesday, 20 August 2013

We have show times!! Next sneak peek of Sheena's New Stamps

Hi Guys

Reet, show times on Thursday 22nd August on Create and Craft are 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. so now you can set recording devices or annex the remote control!

Been a busy little day today so I am going to jump right in and share my next sneak peek. This one is a bit of fun and was a last minute addition to my samples: It is using elements mainly from the Honesty and Knowledge stamp sets. It has all been done on black card and using just  3 main H2O's :Ocean Wave, Mallard Green ( from Basic Rainbow Set)   and Sandollar (Shades of you set).

So here it is... a homage to Diagon Alley perhaps?? ;-)

Apols for the slightly dodgy pic - it was late at night ( well very early in the morning!)

Tomorrow I am (currently ) planning to share a card with a short "how to" for a spectrum noir background... as its a while since i have done one and it is such an effective technique!

Till then chums


Monday, 19 August 2013

Sneak Peek number 3 Sheena's Magical stamps

Well, good evening!

Create and Craft are still keeping the actual show times a closely guarded secret - perhaps they fear the website will melt down under the rush to get this gorgeous collection or that there may be no stock left for the shows !!! Rest assured i will let you know as soon as I hear and in the meantime just keep  Thursday free ;-) !!!

A quick post tonight and an alternative version of Honesty - really these stamps are very versatile! In the background you will see an enchanted door, leaves, honesty and a quite wonderful mushroom stamp (fly agaric unless I'm mistaken!!)

So here it is with one of my favourite distress ink backgrounds and a figure painted using H20's.

I do hope you love this collection as much as I have

More tomoz !!

Sunday, 18 August 2013

Day 2 Sneaky Peaks - Sheena's Most Magical stamps

Morning on this lazy Sunday morning: Day 2 sneak peek....

Well, show samples are almost done ahead of Sheena's shows on Create and Craft next Thursday 22nd: Still no times as yet - but I will post them as soon as they are available.

I have been having a bit of a straighten up as only a 6" square of my desk  remained visible and I had got to the stage of being unable to see things ; you know that - "but I was just using the (scissors, dusty concord ink pad, glue syringe)." ,"It was just in my hand.", "It must be here ..." , "Someone MUST have moved it..." despite the fact NO-ONE else would dare to enter unless bearing coffee, chocolate or cake... (Not necessarily in that order or separately!)

I would say tidy up but that would be a lie... and to quote Harry Potter "I must not tell lies." ( Anyone else watch Order of the Phoenix last night?)

Anyway enough of this "punch drunk with card making" meander and onto today's card!

Made with the Sheena's new Honesty stamp set I LOVE the serenity and medieval look of this woman: The iridescent dress is fusible fibre and seems to work well with the auburn locks!  The background is distress ink on centura pearl card and pewter pourable  - very mystical!!

Whatever you do this Sunday have a good one


Saturday, 17 August 2013

Mystical , Magical: Sheena sneak peeks

My goodness - time is flying by! I am delighted to be able to share some sneak peeks over the next few days from THE best ever new stamps from Sheena: Think Magical, Mysterious, Mystical , White Queen feel :-). The set is 4 A5 plates and like all of Sheena's stamps they work wonderfully together! Look out for Sheena's show on Create and Craft this Thursday 22 August.

I thought I would start with the chalice; this is a BIG stamp ( 4" tall) and one of many sentiments. The background is another of the stamps, a rose briar corner overstamped on a Sheena style distress ink and pourables background  ( heads up they are on special offer currently with Crafter's Companion)

So a quick, dramatic easel card - alternative wedding or anniversary card perhaps?

Let me know what you might use the chalice for :-). More tomoz

Have a chilled weekend