Wednesday 13 August 2014

Dragons Dream TIO #173 The Letter "O" and Rust!

This time over at the Dragons Dream TIO Julie has chosen the theme of the letter "O" and Rust for our tags. Now I have to say this one got me thinking, what on earth could I use for the letter "O"?
Finally at last, after much searching I remembered the Tim Holtz Blueprint stamps with an oak leaf and acorn, phew!!!!!
My base tag has been inked with a mix of Distress Ink with Eton Mess Mega Flakes added to the bottom of the tag.
The acorn and leaves were stamped using Distress Inks and water brushed, for a little more shading, with the same inks.
The rust around the edge of the tag is Bright Copper Sparkle Medium from Imagination Crafts.
We love to see what you create following our recipe, just follow the link and as always please don't forget to use at least one real stamp on your tag.
Elizabeth x

Friday 8 August 2014

Craft Stamper Magazine's Take It Make It Challenge for August - Favourite Technique of the Year !

A little more inspiration for our challenge over at the Craft Stamper Blog favourite techniques. I was inspired by the fabulous Helen Chiltern stamping with embossing folders back in the March issue of this year.
I used two different Darice folders, two very bright Distress inks, watercolour card, and Sarah's Choice stamps from IndigBlu, stamped out in archival ink.
There's plenty of time left to choose your favourite technique, get creative and enter the challenge. Please leave a direct link to the post on your blog and don't forget to include stamping on your project.
The winner will not only receive some Sarah Hurley goodies but they will also be published in the Craft Stamper magazine, how cool is that?
So get stamping!
Elizabeth xxx

Friday 1 August 2014

Craft Stamper Magazine's Take It Make It Challenge for August - Favourite Technique of the Year !

Can't believe it's August over at the Craft Stamper's Take It Make It Challenge this year has flown by so quickly, and how many amazing projects have there been in the magazine so far this year, and that's the choice you have to make!
Which out of all the techniques in the magazine has been your favourite so far? Hard to choose I know, but one that stood out for me was Helen Chiltern's "Into The Fold" from the March issue, a technique using your embossing folders as stamps!! How simple, but it opens up a whole new set of stamps, and if there are no letters or numbers on there, you can use both sides of the folder for this technique, doubling up the possibilities.
So I started off with the Cuttlebug cogs folder inked up with Shabby Shutters and Tumbled Glass, placed the card over the top and pressed it down to pick up the image, I then re-inked the folder with Mowed lawn and Salty Ocean, two slightly darker shades, and staggered the image to create a shaded effect with the cogs. The last folder I used on the top is Hessian form Crafters Companion inked up in Salty Ocean.
Helen stamped and cut out her images to go over the top, but I decided to stamp straight on to my background with a selection of Tim Holtz stamps using Archival Ink.

So check out your back copies of the Craft Stamper Magazine from this year so far and get stamping!! There's a fabulous prize up for grabs and the winner will have their work published in the magazine, how cool is that!! Please remember to link your projects directly to the blog and of course use some real stamping on there.

I am thrilled to be staying on the Craft Stamper DT for another six month term from September, and looking forward to working alongside my amazing team mates, and seeing all your fantastic artwork.

Elizabeth x