Friday, 8 May 2015

A good day to show you this one

Good afternoon, peeps!

No, I'm not referring to Election results in my title but to the fact that it's VE Day and poppies seem appropriate for the occasion.  The chap whose photograph is on my card is my Grandfather and whilst the picture dates back to the First World War and not the second it's still a homage to all our fighting forces.  Anyhoo, without more ado, here is the first poppy card that I made as a sample for wor Sheena's forthcoming Weekender Event on Create and Craft TV, where she'll be launching her new Perfect Partner Victorian Florals:

The background of the card is created with Sheena's Poppies and Daisies stamp and the Simply Scriptly stamp.

My other poppy card is very different (and not just the colour!):

I hope you liked my cards today and thank you for looking.  Don't forget to tune in for the shows tomorrow (9.00 a,m, 12.00 and 6.00 p.m.) and Sunday (11.00 a.m., 2.00 and 7.00 p.m.) or set the recorder if you're busy.  My fellow Inkoids have made some amazing samples!


Thursday, 7 May 2015

Pansies are for Loving Thoughts

Good afternoon, peeps!  I'm a bit later than planned with today's flowers from the wonderful new Victorian Florals Collection by wor Sheena.  This collection is being launched in the Weekender Event on Create and Craft TV this Saturday and Sunday.  At the moment the show times are:

Saturday - 0.00 a.m., 12.00 and 6.00 p.m.
Sunday - 11.00 a.m., 2.00 and 7.00 p.m.

Today I've chosen the Pansies, a flower that I love so I looked up the meaning of the flower and it represents 'loving thoughts'......aaah!  There's probably not enough of those around......anyhoo, on with the artwork:

For this card, my pansies are the purple and yellow variety and I thought I'd create a background for them using the Daisy Chain Border embossing folder, which I painted with Spectrum Noir Aquatints then faux bleached the colour out of the daisies and just painted the centres yellow.  The pansies on both of these cards are also painted with the Aquatints.

This card has the same flowers but a very different look and colour scheme:

The background for this one was created with Distress Inks and then 'splatted' with water and blotted to remove the colour.  I also used Forest Moss Distress Ink to sponge through the Shady Meadow Stencil.

Well, I hope you've enjoyed today's loving thoughts from me and I'll see you again tomorrow - only two more sleeps before the shows start!

Thank you for looking today.


Wednesday, 6 May 2015

Victorian Florals

Good morning, peeps!

Well hasn't it been a long time since I was here?  I'm sorry about that but I'm back with some fabulous new designs from wor Sheena, who has been busy producing these wonderful Victorian Florals in the form of lovely new rubbah and dies to match.  These are going to be the main feature in a Weekender event this coming Saturday and Sunday on Create and Craft TV (Channel 674 on Sky but also on Virgin, Freeview and Freesat).

Here is my first offering using the Sweet William flowers:

This is just a small papier mache box primed with Pebeo Gesso and then painted with Luminarte Silks.  There is just the one flower head on this,which reflects it's size and the flowers are coloured with Spectrum Noir Pencils.

Here's how it looks from the front:

I added the lace to give it that real Victorian look and you can just see the little satin bow peeking out from behind the sentiment, which is also a part of the stamp set.

Create and Craft are being a bit vague at the moment about the times of the shows but I believe the first one is at 9.00 a.m. on Saturday and there are several shows over the two days ..... that's if the stock lasts, of course!

Thanks for looking today - I'd love it if you'd leave a comment and let me know what you think of my little trinket box and I'll see you tomorrow with some different flowers.