Friday 26 August 2016

The Key to my Heart and Indigoblu back on Hochanda Sunday 28th August at 2pm and 5pm

I've been having a great time working with the new range of papers and stamps from IndigoBlu. They are launching on Sunday with Kay Halliwell-Sutton on Hochanda at 2pm and 5pm, and I think it could be yet another sell-out situation!

I love creating a faux rust technique using Indigoblu's Cottage Garden paints and coarse texture paste, so easy to do and so effective. I have to say a huge thank you after having been inspired by the fabulous Maxine Jones for that one.

So the key to my rusty old heart is safe under the careful watch of the beautiful Miss Austin!!

Friday 19 August 2016

Kaisercrafts Barber Shoppe Collection

Loving this collection from Kaisercraft, lot's to fussy cut out. This dapper chap came from a full sheet of fabulous images.

As always there are great word strips along the bottom edge of the papers.

This chap came from the same sheet, along with the great pieces of ephemera.

And check out the gorgeous background of Moustaches, Glasses and hats, fabulous!

There's so much to cut out and use that the only embellishments I added were some die cut cogs and a couple of 3D gel drops.

 Love the weathered wood sheet, it's such gorgeous shades of blues, greens and cream.

 And the playing cards make great embellishments, and are easy to cut out :)

Have got to say this is one of my favourite collections so far of the year!!

If you want a closer look then come and say hi at Burleydam Garden Center Saturday 20th August, I'll be demoing from 10am till 4pm.

Elizabeth x

Thursday 18 August 2016

Don't Wait For The Moments........

Hi I'm back with another magical canvas this time using the beautiful new Jewel stamp from IndigoBlu

 I started by adding Fine Modelling Paste through the gorgeous new Butterfly stencil. In the center I added one half of the wings (all will become clear) and down each side I added the beautiful floral spray. Once the paste was dry I gave the whole canvas a coat of White GeeSsoGood and set it aside to dry.

I created a masterboard using a mixture of colours blended roughly together on a piece of white card stock. Once that was dry I stamped out a selection of Butterflies and one of the sentiments from the Floral Fantasy Stamp Set

After stamping out Jewel using Onyx Black Versafine, I carefully cut him out, and cut off his horn to create a horse. I watercoloured him using the new Luscious Pigment Powders and after giving him a quick blast with a heat gun I added Unicorn Sparkles to his mane and tail. I cut the sentiment into strips and cut out a selection of the Butterflies, ready to add on to the canvas.

Starting at the center of the canvas I added Marshmallow blending out towards the edge with Coastal Walk and Kingfisher Blue Cottage Garden paints.

Then working from my Luscious pallet I added a mixture of the gorgeous orange, red and purple by using them to watercolour over the texture paste. The colours are just so beautiful and the shimmer has a real wow factor! I then added my beautiful bespoke horse, with the butterfly wings behind him, giving an illusion that he is flying. Using the pink and purple Luscious I gave the wings a hint of colour.

I added butterflies inbetween the lines of the sentiment and some splatters using both the black and white GeeSooGood, and edged around the canvas using Black Soot Distress ink to frame the picture.

See you soon.

Elizabeth x

Wednesday 17 August 2016

Kaisercraft Christmas Wishes Collection

Sharing a couple of samples made with the gorgeous  new Christmas Wishes Collection from Kaisercraft.  They are such pretty soft pastel colours with a real vintage feel to the designs.

I'll be demoing this and the Barber Shoppe Collection at Burleydam on the Wirral this coming Saturday 20th August.

Elizabeth x

Friday 12 August 2016

Craft Stamper Take It Make It Challenge August 2016 - Take a Stencil/Mask

Good morning and welcome to a little reminder for the Craft Stampers Take It Make It Challenge where we want you to share your projects using Masks/Stencils alongside your stamps.

I've had great fun creating master boards this week to use in up-coming projects. I like to keep a little pile of them ready for using, it also makes me work with different colour schemes from my normal blues!! I've used one of Trish Latimer's fabulous new whimsical stamps, alongside IndigoBlu's Itsy Bitsy Background stamps and a quote from the Boadicea stamp set. I also used the new start stencil from IndigoBlu

So there's plenty of time to enter and a fabulous prize up for grabs.
We have four fabulous new stencils designed by our very own Giovanna for the winner.  You can check out Giovanna's shop HERE

So please read the entry rules, make sure there is stamping and stencilling on your project and join in with us, we love seeing your artwork!

Elizabeth x

Saturday 6 August 2016

Country House Retreat for IndigoBlu

It's my turn over at the IndigoBlu Blog to share a project, pop on over via the link for a closer look.

Friday 5 August 2016

Craft Stamper Take It Make It Challenge August 2016 - Techniques - Stencils

It's time for a new challenge over at the Craft Stamper Magazine's Blog where we would like to see you using "Stencils" alongside your stamped projects. I had great fun creating my background with IndigoBlu's paints and stunning new Luscious powders.

I used the Tiny and Teeny background stamps and of course the new Start stencil with white GeeSsoGood through, and for some contrast some black distress ink. The stars with the wording on are from 7Dots Messy Head collection, from A Sprinkle of Imagination. An this fabulous "Word Girl" stamp is designed by our very own amazing Trish Latimer

As always we have a fabulous prize up for grabs and a chance to be featured in the magazine, so please read the entry instructions carefully!!!!

We have four fabulous new stencils designed by our very own Giovanna for the winner.  You can check out Giovanna's shop HERE

So please read the entry rules, make sure there is stamping and stencilling on your project and join in with us, we love seeing your artwork!

Have fun
Elizabeth x

Wednesday 3 August 2016

Frilly and Funkie By the Sea

As you know I love anything Seaside related, so when I saw this challenge over at Frilly and Funkie I just couldn't resist joining in.

I started the canvas back in June but was never quite happy with it, even though it's full of lot's of lovely papers and embellishments, it just wasn't right.

I'd bought a magazine from Practical Publishing that came with papers, dies, stamps etc so my initial plan was to use these to make a card using the bathing belle, which I did. Then came the lightbulb moment!!!!!!!

How fab would that be as the focal point on my "never quite finished" canvas........job done another UFO completed, and a new canvas destined for my seaside themed sun room.