Wednesday 30 September 2015

Dragons Dream TIO #201 - Four!

It's Julie Ann's turn to take the lead over at the Dragons Dream TIO, and she has chosen the number four to be used on your tags.

I decided to use a dictionary page with the word on for this round, unfortunately the writing was way to small to read, so out came the number four stamp from IndigoBlu's Design Numbers set! I can see that one lol.

I used Slap It On Matt Medium to adhere the page to my tag, and gave it a top coat to seal it before using a watered down layer of GeeSoGood over the top. Once that was dried I stamped out the butterfly from the Discover Your Passion stamp set and coloured it in using Lyra Polycolour pencils. I highlighted the word "four" with lines, then added the number stamp using Jet Black Archival ink. To finish off I added shade around everything using a pale lilac pencil to make the butterflies float above the page.

Hope you can join in with us this time around, happy crafting.

Elizabeth x

Wednesday 16 September 2015

Dragons Dream TIO #200 - No 9

I can't believe that we have reached our 200th challenge over at the TIO, it doesn't seem that long ago that Frankie decided to start the challenge and I proudly joined as a team member.
You can catch up with Frankie on the Jewellery Maker channel where she is a guest designer, making her fabulous Steampunk creations.

So this time around the fabulous Gabrielle has chosen the number 9 which I struggled with, then I remembered a stitch in time.........saves nine - or at least I hope that's how it goes :)

So with Kaisercraft papers and stamps, distress inks and IndigoBlu's GeeSoGood my tag came together.

So hop over to the Dragons Dream TIO blog via the link on my sidebar and join in!

Elizabeth x

Friday 11 September 2015

Craft Stamper Magazine's Take It Make It Challenge - Take a Stamp!

The new challenge over at the Craft Stamper Blog is well underway and we have some amazing entries already.

I've re-discovered my Art Journal, which I started a couple of years ago, there are still plenty of empty pages (shame on me, although I am using other journals) so it's time to get creating again, this time around with an assortment of IndigoBlu stamps.

I've used the Lotus flower and stamps from the Grand TourII sheet, and Dutch Doobadoo stencil along with several shades of Distress Inks, and of course a layer of GeeSoGood.

I doodled around the edge of the page with a Micron pen and created shading around the flowers with a soft pencil.

My mission for today is to complete the opposite page :)

Happy Crafting
Elizabeth x

Thursday 10 September 2015

Art Journal Re-Vamp

 I decided to give my Art Journal a re-vamp, when I did the cover originally it was black with metallic blue and silver, and very dark.
So after a coat of GeeSoGood Gesso and adding lots of elements that were left over from a Finnabair workshop I did at IndigoBlu earlier this year, along with a few flowers and buttons from my stash. I decided this time around I wanted a pastel colours for my journal.
  I used several layers of IndigoBlu's Cottage Garden paints in the gorgeous Grandma's Teacup and Townhouse Teal shades, diluted with water and spritzed onto the cover. Then after drying spritzed again with the gorgeous Snow White metallic paint, for a pearl sheen along the right hand side.
To finish off I applied a little Vodka Martini metallic paint using a dry brush to the edges of some of the embellishments, so when the light catches them they have a beautiful metallic lustre.

So there's my re-vamped cover and I promise to fill the rest of the pages and share them :)

Happy Crafting
Elizabeth x

Monday 7 September 2015

IndigoBlu Vintage Poppies

It's my turn to share a project over at the IndigoBlu Blog where you will find step by step instructions, along with a shopping list of all the products that you need to make my Vintage Poppies card.

And for the canny crafters who like a bargain, if you watch any of my programmes on the British Craft Network over the next few weeks, you will find a product code for 10% discount and free P&P.

Happy Crafting

Elizabeth xxx

Friday 4 September 2015

British Craft Network for IndigoBlu :)

I've got my first programme for IndigoBlu on the British Craft Network Saturday 5th September at 4pm.

I'll be showcasing the fabuous Christmas Compendium Mixed Media Paper Stack, along with some other of my favourite products, hints and tips.

Hope you can join me for the first of my shows, bloopers and all!!
Happy Crafting
Elizabeth x

Craft Stampers Take It Make It Challenge September - Take A Stamp

Our challenge this month over at the Craft Stamper Magazine is to "Take a Stamp" as easy as that, we want to see stamping on your projects. Leave us a direct link back to your single piece of artwork, and link back to the blog, and we can pay you a visit for a closer look.

As always we have an amazing prize up for grabs and also the chance to have your artwork featured in the magazine, so get stamping!!

A fabulous stamp plate and two gorgeous stencils are up for grabs!!

I've used one of the Poppy's from the Poppycock set from IndigoBlu stamped out in using Distress Ink onto a shaded Distress Ink background, and water brushed to move the colour around. The flourish was stamped out in Archival Jet Black and Stazon Studio Glaze Jet Black was added to the centres to create the stamens. To finish off I added some shading around the edge of the petals using a soft pencil, then blended it in using my finger, and finally a sentiment from the Poppy Meadow set.

Pop on over to the blog for more inspiration from the fabulous Craft Stamper team, and join in!!!

Elizabeth x

Frosted Designs September Challenge - Back to School

Our challenge this month over at the Frosted Designs blog is "Back to School" It's been a long time since I've had to sort out new books and uniforms, but I remember all those last minute trips for bit's that we had forgotten, great fun!

I've used a scrap piece of paper for my backgound and I can't remember where it is from, sorry, it was the script that drew me to it, along with the lovely distressed colours.

This is one of the Gorjuss Girl stamps and she looks like she is al ready for school with that stack of books! I coloured her with ProMarkers, fussy cut her out and added her with foam pads to make her stand out from the background.

These flowers have been in my stash forever! I think they were from Lakeland Plastic back when they used to have a craft section.

So there you have it "Back to School" is our theme for the whole month, so why not pop over via the link and join in, you could even win a fabulous prize!!

Happy Crafting

It's been

Wednesday 2 September 2015

Dragons Dream TIO #199 - Number "3"

 Catherine has chosen the number "3" for our new challenge over at The Dragons Dream TIO this time, how you use it is up to you, as long as you have at least one real stamp on tag.
I've used some left over bits from Kaisercrafts "On Stage" collection 6 1/2" paper pad, along with some Stampers Anonymous stamps.
A spattering of white GeeSoGood, a few sequins and a few blobs of brass perfect pearls finish it off.

Hop over via the ink on my sidebar and check out what the rest of the fabulous team have created, and join in!

Elizabeth x