Thursday, 19 September 2013

Well, tomorrow's the Day - Join Sheena at mid-day for the Pick of the Week!

Well, it is finally here chums! The amazing oriental collection launches tomorrow at mid-day on Create and Craft. As well as the gorgeous stamps and folders I hear that there are some mega deals on Spectrums and possibly the e-bosser too - but you may have to be quick!!

Today's card uses all of the above! The background is the fabulous A4 Sakura folder used with Centura Pearl (on the wrong side). The lanterns and blossom has been embossed onto Crafters Companion heat resistant acetate. I used the spectrum noirs to colour the acetate on the right side. Then I turned it over to stamp the blossom detail on the lanterns using a black stazon and finally backed the embossed images with a layer of white acrylic paint . That's it!

Sheena's samples and those of the DT are amazing - if you want a look head over to the Gallery on Crafters Companions website here

Enjoy the shows

Love n hugs

Wednesday, 18 September 2013

Penultimate day of sneak peeks ahead of Sheena's PICK OF THE WEEK!!

Well, hot of the press is the news that the "pick of the weekend" has morphed into a pick of the week!
So far the known show times are:

Friday 20 September 12 p.m., 3p.m. and 5 p.m.
Saturday 8 a.m., 1 p.m. and 5 p.m.
Sunday 9 a.m., 4 p.m. and 6 p.m.
Monday 4p.m. and 7p.m.

So this means many more demos and tips from Sheena!!! Happy days hey?

Today I am sharing a card which has the most gorgeous sentiment " In the cherry blossom's shade there is no such thing as a stranger." Just lovely. The card itself has been made using the A4 maple leaf folder , a selection of the papers and the bird stamp from the Silhouette stamp sheet. The topper ( which is a shaker) has been made by cutting away the teal background on the paper.

The Jersey Boys was great fun last night  . As you can see my pal and I were both grinning like crazy in this post show snap taken by my hubbie! To quote "Oh what a night!" December 63 :-)

Till tomorrow xx

Tuesday, 17 September 2013

Sneak Peeks Day 2 ... just 2 more to go before lift off!

Hi All

Thanks for all the feedback - you certainly seem to be loving the Orientals range! Very quick post from me as off, up town, to see Jersey Boys with hubbie and best pal from  Oz, YAY! Today I thought I'd share this... something very different to yesterday's card but the friend theme seemed appropriate!

All the papers are from the paper pack ( I said they were lush didn't I? But then I am a sucker for that teal colour.) I love the coin stamp and well, that cherry tree was just crying out for flowersoft! The fan embellie is made from the papers and using my trusty Ultimate Pro!

Hope you like and hope you popped over to see my DT pals cards too. (click here for links to the Inkoids Hall of Fame!)

Till tomorrow

Monday, 16 September 2013

Happy Monday...well it might be!!

Evening all!

Have I got news for you? Well - yes as it goes, I have! This week our Sheena will be working her little cotton socks off for a 3 day extravaganza in TV land on Create and Craft - this Friday, Saturday and Sunday.  Stars of the show will be a brand new, most awesome, set of stamps WITH embossing folders AND papers and a special something else too!

The DT's samples are, quite frankly, AMAZING and well worth a trip here  to Sheena's blog to pick up all their blog links and have a nose.

I have SO many lush samples to share but, where start? This might be a good place as it combines stamps, folders and speccies amongst other things and, apart from the ribbon, it is all part of the new launch.

The background is embossed and debossed mirri using a lush A4 folder- with a spectrum noir tint and the topper - well, what fun! There are 3 layers of acetate: Layer one - spectrum noir background. layer 2 2 embossed koi - painted on the reverse with Dragons Dance Primary elements and the final top layer is embossed acetate  with gorgeous water ripple folder 7 x 5". I think it gives the impression that the fish are in the water.

I can't wait to share more with you each day this week and work love to know what you think

Laters ;-)

Monday, 9 September 2013

My little up-cycled Christmas Box

Hi guys

This post is primarily for a couple of people who asked how my little Christmas box, below was created.

I used:
"From our home to yours stamp" Sheena Douglass Winter Sketchies series
Pebeo High Viscosity acrylic paint - white
Pebeo Mat Gel
Pebeo Black Gesso
H2O's Carnivale set
Pebeo Bindex
Fantasy paints
Spectrum noirs

Acetate, and a box (in fact its an i- pod box that I decided to give a makeover!!

How I did it:

1. Cover box in black gesso - leave to dry and meanwhile
2. Take sheet of acetate and using cool set fantasy paints cover the acetate with your choice of Pebeo fantasy prism and moon paints - Put to one side to do its thing and dry ( about 24 hours)
3. Cover stamp with black Stazon: Mix equal parts white acrylic paint and mat gel and using palette knife fill stamp generously  and leave to dry ( also 24 hours).

After 24 hours:

4. Carefully peel stamp away to reveal house embellishment. I used a couple of blue spectrum noirs to add shading.
5. Use sponge to dab box  top and base with H2O's to create a marbled effect - I used Teal, Mediterranean and Meridian from the Carnivale set
5. I used a little Pebeo Gliding Wax in Silver on the edges and corners of the base. ( Tip: when dry I sprayed inside of box lid and base with Spray and Shine to seal it and prevent any scratches)
6. Stick house embellishment to lid using Bindex. I added a bit of Pebeo Modelling Paste mixed with a little H2O's at the front like a snow drift .
7. When  lid is  dry  - I used a  Versamark pad and UTEE to cover lid top ( mine has 5 layers of UTEE)
8. Finally cut 4 panels from the fantasy paint covered acetate and stick to the sides of the lid using bindex.

So there it is ... my little Christmas box!

Hope this is clear - however any questions let me know and I will try my best to answer them.

Love n stuff