Friday, 18 August 2017

Lavinia Stamps, Distress Inks and a Memory Box Woodland Oval Die - Picture Tutorial

 Yo! Crafty Friends
Here is the requested Tutorial and list of materials
I've used, as promised, regarding the above cards.
The Base Card ( the image of the die is cut into the front of this) Overall dimensions 11cms x 14.5 cms and is 
White Linen card stock from PapermillDirect.
The Distress inks were blended, using blending tools, onto the Lavinia Stamps new Multifarious White Card
 flipping BRILLIANT for blending! 
The card 'topper' size is 10 x 14 cms
Just slightly smaller than the base card.
Squeezed Lemonade DI blended  right in the middle

 Peacock DI blended all the way around the outside.
 Aim for a deep colour and blend towards the yellow 
but avoid the middle.
Blend Picked Raspberry over the top of the blue 
and don't worry if you get a few lines. 
The next step with your Stencil will get rid of those.
Blend towards the middle using LOTS of ink
 but again, avoid the yellow core! 

( blend a small amount of Chipped Sapphire DI 
around the edges to darken a little if you want)
Take a Mini Mister and a stencil ( this is an Andy Skinner Stencil )
The other Stencil I've used is from 
Memory Box called Radio Waves.
Mist some water onto your mat, lay the stencil in the water and Mist some more water from the spray, onto the top of the stencil. 

 Lay the wet Stencil down on top of the 
inked card and gently cover and press down
 with some kitchen towel. 
You are aiming for a 'water bleached' look 
and, to be fair, first time, you may over do
 the water or not add enough.
This part may need a bit of practice (sic) until you get the
 look you want and a 'feel' for the technique. 
But hey! Ink up again, its only a bit of card!

Dry your Art Work with a heat gun  before Stamping.
 I stamped with Versafine Onyx Black, the Lavinia Stamps
 Spellbound Fairy on one card and 
 After Cutting the Woodland Oval image into my 
White Linen Card base it was bring on the Glue!

Glue your stamped Image inside the card base 
 behind the Die Cut Shape 

 Finally ... I lined all of the inside of the base card
 with pretty papers to match the colours
 I've used for my main image on the front. 
I also stamped a few Lavinia Stamps Stars ! 

Hope all this is easy to follow 
please ask if you have questions
Eileen xx

Friday, 11 August 2017

Sweet Poppy Stencils On Hochanda TV Today - My Samples.

Sweet Poppy Stencils have two shows on 
Hochanda TV today at 12 noon and 4pm
I've had a super time playing with new Stencils, 
Metallic Paints, Crackle Media and ... 
Cement Balls, both large and small !
  Have a great show Lucy Ellis xx

Thank you for looking over my Blog today. 
Back soon 
Eileen x

Sunday, 6 August 2017

Rochester August Workshop Group One - The Results

Yesterdays Workshop was a BLAST
 Fun, laughter and fantastic Art Work 
from the Group One Crew
 mainly featuring Visible Image Stamps
Thank you ladies I loved it all !

 Limited Places left for a repeat of 
this Workshop on Saturday 12th
Please email me for details.

Friday, 4 August 2017

Rochester Workshop August 2017 - Samples One and Two

Just a quick Blog post to share
 the samples with you, for my
 Rochester Workshop tomorrow. 
Distress inks and Visible Image stamps. 

Emails for this workshops 'list to bring' have gone out
 for Group One, but please also 
 bring along a Score board and a Black Sharpie Pen .
Back soon.
Eileen x

Tuesday, 1 August 2017

The August 2017 Lavinia Stamps Challenge 'Blue and Orange Hues' - Starts Today!

  The NEW Lavinia Stamps Challenge for August is now 
LIVE on Facebook.
Our theme this month is ' Blue and Orange Hues '
 Pop over to the Lavinia Stamps Facebook Page  and join in.  
You could win a Lavinia Stamps Voucher worth £40 ! 

I've used the beautiful ' Chinese Lantern ' for my DT sample.
 Along with the very pretty, tiny magical stars 
  The White 'beads' were created using Rangers Enamel Accents
 Don't forget to 'like' the Lavinia Stamps
 Facebook Page to receive all the 
latest information and inspiration!
Thanks for looking at my Blog today 
Good Luck in the challenge !
Eileen x

Wednesday, 19 July 2017

Lavinia Stamps and Brusho Paints - Moments Like These

Hello... are you a great fan of
 Lavinia Stamps ...I am !
 I love Brusho Paints as well and I've
found they make a great combination.

Today I'm sharing three cards with you
 all using the same technique. 
Brusho Paints, some bleach or Milton fluid
plus a ruler and a black ink pen!

The Stamps I've used are
Top Card - Moments Like These
Tree Card - Sacred Tree 
Fairy Card - Spellbound 

I've had a huge response on Facebook
 regarding the cards.
Thank you Facebook Friends x
Plus, requests to do a You Tube Tutorial.

 I will, as soon as I find some time!
Many thanks for your interest
and for looking at my Blog today
Eileen xx 

Friday, 14 July 2017

Rochester Workshops July 2017 - The Results

Good Morning. Today I would like to share with you
 the Art Work my ladies created during my July Workshops. 
Some of the MOST stunning work EVER!
So much fun. Happy days.
and .... delicious cakes and Quiches
 made by Barbara Cleggett. xx 
Well, I cannot share the baking, cos we scoffed it all!

Fantastic Art Work Ladies
thank you for your company.
One final Picture... Sheila's homework !  
Fabulous Work Sheila x

Eileen xxx