Tuesday 22 December 2015

A Sprinkle of Imagination 12 Blogs of Christmas

I was very excited to be asked to take part in this years blog hop over at A Sprinkle of Imagination
They have some fabulous products in their shop including these gorgeous Relics and Artifacts from Prima, which I love!
I started my canvas by creating a textured background using mesh ribbon and smooth texture paste, once that was dry I gave it a coat of gesso and let that dry before stamping the Prima Doily with Versamark and embossing with clear powder. Then I added layers of inks and Perfect Pearls over the top of the whole canvas.  I spritzed the wings with a selection of inks and left them to dry before adding Sheffield Steel Megaflakes to highlight the feathers, and gluing the heart and wins to the canvas. Once that was dry I added pearls and gems for some sparkle, and spritzed again over the top with Perfect Pearls.
I've had the metal letters for ages and I love the look of the bare metal against the cool blues, so finally they have a home.
So there you have it, my new canvas which is actually on my workroom wall to remind me to spread my wings and fly a little!!

You can check out A Sprinkle of Imagination's great shop HERE

Have a Merry Christmas,
Elizabeth x

Friday 11 December 2015

Craft Stampers Take It Make It Challenge December - Take a Technique

A little more festive inspiration for our December challenge over at Craft Stamper Blog where we would like you to share your frosty, icy or festive creations with us for a chance of winning a fabulous prize of £25 from Polkadoodles.
I have painted my Triptych with black GeeSsoGood and then stamped over the top with the large Vintage Flourish from IndigoBlu using the very gorgeous Aladdin Cottage Garden Metallic paint. Once that was dry I then stamped over again but this time using FlitterGlu and Chariot of Fire Megaflakes.
The Madonna and Child is one of the new Christmas stamps brought out in 2015 and looks stunning using the flakes. As you burnish the flake the texture of the wood shows through, adding another dimension to the project.

Elizabeth x

Monday 7 December 2015

IndigoBlu CHA Sneaky Peep

It's my turn to share some sneaky peeps over at the IndigoBlu Blog today.
I made my scrapbook page using some of the beautiful new papers and stamps that will be launching to the trade at the CHA in January. For a closer look of how I made it, pop over to the IndigoBlu blog.

Have a great day.
Elizabeth x

Friday 4 December 2015

Craft Stamper Take It Make It Challenge December - Take a Technique

Here we are with the launch of our December challenge over at the Craft Stamper Blog our theme this time around is to "Take a Technique" and make your project icy, wintry or Christmasy (I know it's not a real word)!!
We have been sponsored this time by Polkadoodles who have very kindly put up a prize of £25 to spend on their goodies.
The technique I've chosen to use is one of my favourites, Megaflakes and FlitterGlu. I love the effect of gilding it adds something magical to a project, for very little extra cost.

I've used the Design Alphabet stamps, Christmas Compendium papers and the very gorgeous Morris Dance Megaflakes, all from IndigoBlu.

And of course Christmas wouldn't be Christmas without bells on!!!

Check out the challenge terms and conditions on the blog page, and make a little something to enter, using stamping of course. Along with the great Polkadoodles prize another lucky winner will have their chance to be featured in the Craft Stamper magazine itself, how cool is that!!

Happy Crafting
Elizabeth x