Monday 18 April 2016

For the Love of the Roses

I love this new Roses Stencil from IndigoBlu and I just can't stop using it on everything!!

I cut a piece of Kraft card just slightly smaller than A5, distressed the edges and then gave it a light coat of diluted White GeeSsoGood Once this was dry I stencilled some of the Fine Texture Paste quite thickly through through the stencil.

When you heat up a thicker layer of the paste it puffs up and gives lots of extra texture, just be careful not to pop any bubbles. Next I spritzed some of the gorgeous new Kingfisher Metallic Paint onto the centre of each flower, and adding some splatters across the whole of the card.

Then with the Raven Black Metallic Paint I added more splatters and some shading around a few edges of the Rose petals for extra depth.

I finished off by adding some of the Golden Glass Bead Gel around the edges of some of the petals, so when the light catches them it gives a lovely shimmer, along with the metallic paint.

And finished with a little "Love" spritzed with the Kingfisher Metallic Paint.

Hope you enjoyed my project, don't forget there are more fabulous pieces from some of my other team mates, check out the IndigoBlu blog for the links.

Happy Crafting
Elizabeth x

Wednesday 13 April 2016

Kroma Crackle Notebook

 I thought I'd share the notebook that a decorated for myself using IndigoBlu's Kroma Crackle

I used  a cheap hard backed book and gave the front cover a couple of coats of White GeeSsoGood making sure they had dried in-between. Then I painted a coat of Townhouse Teal Cottage Garden paint. After letting that dry I swiped all over the paint with FlitterGlu and painted over the top with with the yummy new Marshmallow paint mixed in with the Kroma Crackle 

Then I carefully used my heat tool to activate the crackles, being careful not to melt the book cover itself.
Once all the gorgeous crackles had formed I gave the cover a coat of the new Gloss Slap-It-On to seal it and also to stop any more crackles from forming.

To finish off I used a sentiment from the Floral Fantasy  stamp set and added sequins and gems from my stash along with a couple of ribbon scraps.

Happy Crafting.
Elizabeth x

Tuesday 12 April 2016

Resin Pieces for IndigoBlu

 I though I'd share a few of the resin pieces I made for IndigoBlu.

 I'd never used resin before and it was super easy, the hardest part was deciding what to put in the frames.

I used a mixture of papers, the covers from the front of the paper packs are just the right size. Stamped images, gems and glitters.

I'll share some more later.
Elizabeth x

Friday 8 April 2016

Craft Stamper's April Challenge - Spring Flowers

Just a little reminder the the new challenge for April over at The Craft Stamper Magazine Blog is up and running.
We want you to share your Spring Flower Projects with us and as always we have an amazing prize up for grabs. This time we are sponsored by Traplet Publications :) who have very generously put up not one, but all six of Kate Cranes DVD's for get creating using your stamps, and join in. Follow the link to find out how to enter.

I've used the gorgeous After Morris papers, along with the Anemone stamped and coloured in using Ruby Slippers and Goldfinger Metallic paints, die cut and layered for a 3d effect. The sentiment is from the Floral Fantasy stamp set, stamped in black Archival, cut out and edged in Worn Lipstick Distress Ink.

Have fun, Elizabeth x

Thursday 7 April 2016

Because I'm Happy...................

It's my turn to share  a project over at the IndigoBlu Blog  today. I am just loving the new stencils and paint colours :)

Elizabeth x

Friday 1 April 2016

Craft Stampers Take It Make It Challenge April 2016 - Spring Flowers

Spring is in the air over at the Craft Stamper Blog where we would like you to use Spring Flowers on your projects.

I stamped out IndigoBlu's Colour Me Anemone in Crushed Olive Distress Ink six times onto white tissue paper, die cut them with TH Tattered Florals and then layered them up. After a scrunching they look very flower like :)

The background is made from After Morris paper, which had been distressed around the edge, and covered with a coat of diluted white GeeSsoGood, then using one of the Tiny Background stamps and Crushed Olive Distress ink more colour was added over the top. The Marianne Craftable dies makes a fabulous circle to frame the sentiment taken from the Floral Fantasy stamp set. Then to finish off the Butterflies from the same set were stamped in black Archival, cut out and brushed over with a little Crushed Olive to bring the colours together.

Then after adding the flowers, butterflies, sequins and pearls, a little splattering of diluted Black GeeSsoGood was added to loose a little of the clean feel.  You will find heaps more inspiration from the rest of fabulous DT over a the blog.

Traplet are sponsoring us this month and we have an amazing prize up for grabs (wish I could enter) not one of Kate Cranes amazing DVD's but all six!!!!!!!
So think Spring Flowers and get stamping, check out the link above to find full instructions on how to enter. You could also be in with a chance to have your artwork featured in the magazine itself, how cool would that be.

Good Luck
Elizabeth x