Monday, 11 August 2014

Moody blues

Good afternoon, peeps! ..... and at least it's a dry one if windy and cool - better for crafting methinks!

I thought I'd show you another of the samples for wor Sheena's new stamp collection being launched on Create and Craft TV tomorrow:

Updated showtimes:  1.00 and 6.00 p.m.

This is another one using the 'All Aboard' stamp set and I've used multiple shades of Distress Ink sponged on to Sheena Card - I used Chipped Sapphire, Stormy Sky, Pine Needles and Seedless Preserves and then, after stamping the design with Stazon, I faux bleached areas of the design to show where the light would be cast.  You've probably seen Sheena do this before and it's a very simple but effective technique.  The car is from the 'Visitor' stamp plate from the Village Mystery collection, which was stamped separately, cut out and mounted on 3D glue gel.  The sentiment is from the 'Rosemary and Thyme' plate from the same collection.

Well I'll definitely be tuned in to Sky channel 671 tomorrow at the appropriate times and I hope you will too.

Thank you for looking today.


Sunday, 10 August 2014

Happy Sunday!

Good afternoon, peeps!

Well, here in Yorkshire the sun is definitely missing from our Sunday but here on the card I've created for wor Sheena's new A5 stamp release on Tuesday 12 August on Create and Craft TV the sky is blue:

The image here, which is stamped and embossed on to heat resistant acetate is all one stamp and the sentiment is on the same sheet as well as other images.  I wanted it to look like the train was projecting out of the card so I coloured the front of the acetate with Spectrum Noir pens and then painted the image from the back with white Gesso.  The acetate is then curved over the background card, which has been dipped into various shades of blue Distress Inks squidged on to the craft sheet and sprayed with water.  The final piece has then been mounted onto a piece of black card that had been painted thickly with white Gesso to create some texture and then overpainted with shades of blue and green Twinkling H2Os.

Sheena's shows are on at 1.00 and 8.00 p.m. on Tuesday so do tune in to see her demos and the fabulous new stamp designs.

Thank you for looking today.


Saturday, 9 August 2014

Vintage style

Good evening, peeps!

I should have created this post earlier but it's been a majorly (is that a word?) busy day so I'm a bit late on parade.

Anyhoo, I wanted to show you one of the samples I created with one of the new A5 stamp sets that wor Sheena is launching on Tuesday next 12 August - it's not called the 'glorious twelfth' without reason!!  It looks like she's on at 1.00 and 8.00 p.m. and I'm sure that she'll have some amazing techniques and samples to demonstrate for you.  Here's one that has a real vintage feel to it:

The vintage look is created with Vintage Photo and Peeled Paint Distress Ink given a watercolour look with the use of a damp brush.  Rather 'Brief Encounter' methinks!

See you tomorrow, peeps and thank you for looking today.


Sunday, 20 July 2014

The ghost of Christmas past....

.... well it looked a little like that to me!

Good afternoon, peeps!  I'm a little late checking in today, I've been cleaning - sorry for the bad language there but...well, you have to occasionally don't you?!

Anyhoo, the reason this looked like the ghost of Christmas past to me is that it's a vintage image and it's produced by embossing vellum and colouring from the back giving it a pastel, slightly faded look:

The snow is Stampendous Frantage Chunky White Embossing Enamel heated from the reverse side and I thought that the Victorian looking post box from the Christmas is Coming plate went perfectly with this Figgy Pudding Lane folder image, which is mounted on mirri card so as not to dull the image at all.  The sentiment is from one of Sheena's new stamp plates that are being launched along with 8 wonderful new embossing folder designs from tomorrow on Create and Craft TV as part of a 4 Day Deal promotion.  Here are the show times:

Monday 21 July at 8.00 a.m., 1.00, 6.00 and 8.00 p.m.
Tuesday 22 July at 9.00 a.m. and 6.00 p.m.
Wednesday 23 July at 2.00 and 9.00 p.m.
Thursday 24 July at 1.00 and 5.00 p.m.

of course they can change so do watch the TV schedules each day in case.

Thank yu for looking today.


Saturday, 19 July 2014

They're peeking back at us!

Good morning, peeps!

I think these deer must be curious about the launch of wor Sheena's new stamps and embossing folders because they're doing sneaky peeks back at us from their forest home!

Don't worry, I haven't quite lost it totally but we Inkoids are always talking about 'sneak peeks' at forthcoming releases and it rather looks like the deer are taking a sneak peek at us in this card!

To create this card, I first brayered the Holly embossing folder with Versamark and, after it had been through the eBosser, I heat embossed the holly pattern.  I then cut between the holly twig pattern to create the two halves, which I pushed apart to create the aperture.  Multiple shades of green Distress Ink were then used to colour the holly and I also used the Distress Ink to paint the stamped holly leaves that are mounted with Collall 3D Gel on top of the embossed panels.  The trees from one of the new A5 stamp plates (Country Christmas) were stamped on to the background card, again using Distress Ink and the deer were coloured with Spectrum Noir pens, cut out separately and mounted 3D.

I seem to be a bit tuck on traditional Christmas colours this year but I hope you like it.

Sheena's shows are:

Monday 21 July at 8.00 a.m., 1.00, 6.00 and 8.00 p.m.
Tuesday 22 July at 9.00 a.m. and 6.00 p.m.
Wednesday 23 July at 2.00 and 9.00 p.m.
Thursday 24 July at 1.00 and 5.00 p.m.

If the insomnia bites, there are quite a few repeats of shows in the middle of the night too!

Thank you for looking today and I'll be back tomorrow to show you another sample.


Friday, 18 July 2014

Sneaky Peek number 2

Good afternoon, peeps!  I've just popped in for a quick post between food shopping and a visit to the hairdresser - well I'd hate wor Sheena to see me looking unkempt when I'm watching her on TV next week!!

I've just checked the Create and Craft TV schedule and Sheena's new stamps and embossing folders will be launched at 8.00 a.m. on Monday 21 July with further shows at 1.00 p.m. and 6.00 p.m.  Since it's a 4 Day Deal, we can look forward to more shows after that and I'll keep you posted with the times of those.

Here's today's peek at what you have coming up:

This is made from two of the embossing folders.  The main feature is 'Snowy Rooftops' which I embossed on to a Luminarte H2O background with both white and black embossing powders and then the one with the bow tied around it is 'Evergreen', which is just embossed and then treated with the Silver Gilding Wax.

I'll see you again tomorrow, peeps but thank you for looking today.


Thursday, 17 July 2014

Have you heard.....?

....that wor Sheena is back on your TV screens this coming Monday 21 July and it's a Four Day Deal!!

Sheena is launching a new set of 8 (yes 8!) embossing folders with a Christmas theme and new stamps as well during the four days.  I'll keep you posted regarding show times as soon as they are published but the C & C TV Schedule site is revealing nothing at the moment.

Anyhoo, here is a taster from me just to whet your appetite!

This one features one of the images from the new stamps coloured with Spectrum Noir pens (also on the show).  This is a very versatile image since this doesn't have to be Christmas - take away the snow and you could have a wedding anniversary card, Valentine greeting or any number of things.  The red background features the Holly embossing folder, which I've also heat embossed with gold embossing powder to highlight the pattern.  Wondering how it's done?  If you tune in to Sheena's shows it could be one of the techniques she covers.

Thanks for looking today and I'll see you again tomorrow.