Tuesday, 30 September 2014


Good morning, peeps!

Well I promised I'd be back today with another sneaky peek at the lovely stamps wor Sheena has been drawing to help launch the equally lovely Spectrum Noir Aquatint Inks on a Weekender feature starting this Saturday on Create and Craft TV.

So here's a ghostly one then!  I stamped this beautiful Viking ship in sparkly silver embossing powder, which gave this shadowy look against a background produced with the Beautifully Grunge set of Aquatints with the addition of the silver from the Essentials set.  I've even used the silver ink to stamp the Best Friend Swirls around the edges.  I just painted it on to the stamp with a flat brush - easy-peasy!

The sentiment is from one of the new stamp sheets too.

I do hope you'll join me in watching the Weekender shows starting (I believe) at either 8.00 or 9.00 a.m. on Saturday morning - sorry to be vague but the times aren't yet published on C & C's website.  Whatever, the shows will be full of beautiful art from Sheena and my teamies and wonderful demos from the lady herself - see you there!

Thank you for looking and do leave me a comment if you have time.


Monday, 29 September 2014

I've been bursting to tell you about these!

Good afternoon, peeps!

Yes, I've been so excited about this new addition to the Spectrum Noir stable - it's Spectrum Noir Aquatint Inks!  They're a watercolour ink that has the most vibrant and intense colours but also beautiful pastels as well.  These liquid water paints can be mixed to create bespoke colours and they will blend together seamlessly.

In terms of what you can use them for it's probably easier to list what you can't use them for because they're so versatile.  My fellow Inkoids and I will be showing you projects all of this week until the paints themselves are launched on Create and Craft TV by the lovely lady herself, Sheena Douglass in a Weekender event.  That means that shows start at 9.00 a.m. on Saturday morning and continue through the weekend - I'll update you with times as soon as I hear them.

Anyhoo, without more ado, here is the first card from me:

It's something totally different for me but it was great fun to do.  The Aquatints come in packs of six colours and the packs include paint brushes and six pipettes.  I used the pipettes to drop colour on to the Sheena Stamping Card and then blew each blot around with some of that compressed air in an aerosol can.  I tried just blowing through a straw but the compressed air produced more spidery splats, which I preferred.  The sentiment is from one of Sheena's new stamp plates that are also being launched on the show and the black splats are from the Ageing Beautifully plate.

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



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.