Thursday, 18 September 2014

There be dragons here.....

Good morning, peeps and here I am with the second sneaky peek at wor Sheena's new stamp collection.

It certainly looks as though this chap has been burning up the place - it's a good job that rocks don't burn or he'd have nothing to stand on!

This is a wonderful fantasy collection that includes the gargoyle I showed you yesterday as well as a phoenix, mermaid, angel and a ghost ship that will be marvellous for those of you who celebrate Halloween.

Sheena's show is at 9.00 a.m. tomorrow so do watch on Sky 674 to see some great techniques demonstrated!

Thank you for looking today.


Wednesday, 17 September 2014

An unusual one

Good morning, peeps!

Don't ask me where the inspiration for this combination of images came from but I think there must be some dark recesses in my brain somewhere!  Anyhoo, the stamps themselves are wonderful and they are, of course, from the lovely and talented Sheena Douglass who will be appearing on Create and Craft TV on Friday morning 19 September at 9.00 a.m.

The gargoyle, flames and sentiment are from the new series of stamps that Sheena will be launching on Friday and, as you can probably guess, they have a fantasy theme.  Also on the show will be the stamps from the A Little Bit Magical collection and it is some of those that I've incorporated here.

I do hope you're able to watch the show on Friday, there will be some wonderful artwork from my teamies and some amazing demos from the lady herself.

Thank you for looking today and I would love it if you have time to leave me a comment.


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.