Saturday, 21 September 2013

In these shoes?

Good afternoon, peeps!

Do you remember that song by Kirsty McColl?  It seemed like an appropriate title for this post because I thought I'd give you a close-up of these:

Sheena has a fabulous display for her Pick of the Week (I hope you've been watching!) but these little babies seem to mostly hide behind the caption.

They're made from papier mache under that lovely Pebeo Iridescent Acrylic paint that's part of the set of 40 tubes in that long, long box!

I always think of this type of shoe as geisha shoes but apparently the correct name is 'okobo'.  I'm sorry I can't guide you to a place where you can buy these because I picked them up in a branch of Michael's in San Diego a few years back but these fabulous new stamps from Sheena gave me the perfect opportunity to use them.

Enjoy the shows - I don't think these wonderful collection will last the week so, if you're planning on making a purchase, I should do it soon!


Thursday, 19 September 2013

A Paper Kimono

Good afternoon, peeps!

You may have seen from my previous posts that wor Sheena is introducing some Designer Papers into her range for the 'A Little Bit Oriental' collection, which launches as a Pick of the Week on C & C TV tomorrow.  Yes, peeps, only one more sleep to go!

Here is a card that I made to showcase the papers where the main image is a kimono:

I found lots of illustrations of kimonos on t'Internet and this was one of them.  It was really easy to draw because it's all straight lines except for the curves on the sleeves, then it was just a case of putting it all together rather like a jigsaw puzzle!  The cherry blossom silhouette stamp and the oriental characters are all part of the stamp plates you'll see tomorrow.

Show times are:
Friday 20th:  12.00 p.m., 3.00 p.m. & 5.00 p.m.
Saturday 21st:  8.00 a.m., 1.00 p.m. & 5.00 p.m.
Sunday 22nd:  9.00 a.m., 4.00 p.m. & 6.00 p.m.
Monday 4.00 p.m. & 7.00 p.m.

As always, do check the timings on the C & C website because sometimes they seem to change at a moment's notice and if you decide to buy, frankly, I should get in early because this lot is just going to sprout wings, I'm sure.

I'll be back tomorrow with some more pics.


Wednesday, 18 September 2013

A bit more Oriental

Good morning, peeps and a lovely fine and sunny morning it is too!

Today, I thought I'd show you some of the lantern images in wor Sheena's latest collection coming to a screen near you on Friday, Saturday and Sunday on Create and Craft's Pick of the Week (it's been extended from a Pick of the Weekend!!)  The collection includes not just stamps but fabulous embossing folders and Designer Papers too!  You'll find it hard to know what to use first because it's all fabulous!

The background was created using first a layer of smooshed on Distress Ink in Antique Linen, Shaded Lilac, Tumbled Glass and Spun Sugar all applied to the matte side of Centura Pearl Card.  I then used the two cherry blossom branch stamps inked with Versamark all over the card.  I brushed the Tahiti Dreams set of Primary Elements over the Versamark images and followed that by dabbing a damp sponge all over the card (you know the one you've seen Sheena use with bits pulled out of it!).  When the card was dry, I put it through the Cherry Blossom Embossing Folder and just rubbed the Silver Pebeo Gilding Wax lightly over the embossed flowers and slightly more liberally around the edges.

The brackets in the corners were stamped on silver card and cut out.  The cherry blossom stamp was stamped and embossed in black on to Heat Resistant Acetate then painted from the back with the Pebeo Studio Acrylics.  I coloured the lanterns with Copics but the Spectrum Noirs would do just as good a job and you'll find them on special promotion on the shows!

It's hard to see the background paper in this piccie but it's one of the ones from the paper pad that's part of the collection and it has blue koi carp printed on it.

I do hope you'll be watching along with me over the weekend and beyond.  The timings at the moment 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.

However, I should watch the C & C website in case there are changes to this info.

Thanks for looking today.


Tuesday, 17 September 2013

A little bit Oriental

Good morning, peeps!  I think Autumn is creeping up on us and it's getting chillier.  However, in this little scene the weather is lovely!

Apart from using acetate masks to create the mountains and moon and the Silhouette Wildflowers (including the butterfly) in the foreground, everything else is from wor Sheena's new Little Bit Oriental range which is to be launched on Create and Craft TV over Friday, Saturday and Sunday in a Pick of the Weekend feature.  There are A4 and 5" x 7" embossing folders and Designer Papers as well as the stamp plates and lots of other exciting goodies as well so something for everyone in this launch.  You can see that I've used one of the embossing folders to create the base layer of this card and enhanced it with the wonderful Pebeo Gilding Wax, which I absolutely love.

The shows on Friday are at 8.00 a.m., 1.00 and 6.00 p.m.  I'll have to update you on the ones over the rest of the weekend but I know that 9 shows in all are scheduled - yee-haa!  I'll be watching and I'll see you again tomorrow with another sneaky peek at this gorgeousness!

Thank you for looking today.