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.