Wednesday 16 March 2016

Amazing for IndigoBlu

I love the Lost Family Collection from Indigoblu the images are fabulous and perfect for mixed media projects. I die cut this very dapper Policeman to follow the curves in the design of the After Morris Collection paper, and added lots of layers of texture. And did I mention we are having a little blog hop over at The IndigoBlu Blog with a fab prize of a full set of the Colour Me Flower stamps up for grabs.

Here's how my project started.

With this gorgeous sheet of patterned paper, well when I say paper, it's coated so you get a fabulous resist when you apply watered down GeeSsoGood.
Which means you can add lots of layers of products, without the paper going soggy!

These two sheets have been sat on my desk for months. They were left over from another project and have been stamped in FlitterGlu using the gorgeous Vintage Flourish stamp and covered in yummy Chocolate Box MegaFlakes
I distressed the edges and layered them onto my base sheet.

 Then I added a piece of scrap paper and crumped and distress one of the 6" square Cartography papers, that had a light coating of GeeSoGood over it.

  After adhering all of the paper layers, I added a strip of hessian, some die cut cogs, a clock and a wooden wood along with the image of the Policeman.

Using a scrap of card to cover over the main image I flicked watered down White GeeSsoGood Black GeeSsoGood and a little watered down Goldfinger Metallic Paint for a little sheen.

So there he is in all his glory a very proud looking Policeman.
Happy Crafting
Elizabeth x

Friday 11 March 2016

Craft Stamper Magazines Take It Make It Challenge March 2016 - Take a Stamp

Just a little reminder that our current challenge over at the Craft Stamper Magazine Blog is to "Take a Stamp" and we have a great prize of 20euros from our fabulous sponsor.
I started with an A5 canvas board and added a dictionary page using Slap It On,  once it was dry I gave it a coat of watered down white GeeSsoGood.
I added some colour using Caran d'Ache pastels in a random pattern, then water brushed over the top to blend them together.
Once they were dry I added some of the Tiny Background stamps using Hickory Smoke Distress Ink. Then I added the doily, butterfly and sentiments stamps from the Fantasy Floral set of stamps by IndigoBlu, using Versamark and heat embossed with Wow's Super Fine Ebony powder.

I added some paint drips with the yummy watered down Lime Marmalade Cottage Garden paint, and some markings with the end of a pencil in white GeeSsoGood.

An idea inspired by the fabulous Wendy Vecchi.

I hope I've inspired you to create a little something and join in, hop over via the link and you will find lots more inspiration from the rest of the Design Team, along with full instructions of how to play along.

Have fun.
Elizabeth x

Monday 7 March 2016

Elegant in Pearls for IndigoBlu

It's my turn to share a project today over at the IndigoBlu Blog where I've been having a play with the beautiful new Elsie stamp, the After Morris papers and a little fussy cutting.

To have a closer look pop over via the link for the step by step instructions.

Elizabeth x

Friday 4 March 2016

Craft Stamper Take It Make It Challenge - March 2016 - Take A Stamp

It's time to start the March challenge over at The Craft Stamper Blog where we would like you to use stamping on your project.

Our winner this time will get to choose 20euro's worth of products from our fabulous sponsor Basement Studio.

 I've used a section from the new Kibble Kits background stamp from IndigoBlu, which has been spritzed with a mixture of paints, and added to a background created from the Tasty Textures stamped out in Distress Ink, love those stamps!

So get creating using stamps and follow the instructions on the challenge blog to link your project and you could be in with a chance of winning a great prize or even featuring in the magazine itself.

Good Luck, Elizabeth x