Saturday 18 March 2017

Flowers are the Life - IndigoBlu

Good morning from the cold, wet and windy Welsh coast. Days like these are just perfect for a good crafting session in the warm, with plenty of hot drinks and biscuits!

I think we have all fallen in love with the new Victorian Garden set of stamps, they are absolutely gorgeous, and as always Kay finds the perfect sentiments to accompany the designs.

I started off by blending four shades of Luscious Powders to a Bockingford tag, letting it dry, and then adding another layer over the top. See how the colour becomes richer with the extra layer.

Whilst the second layer of Luscious Powders were still wet, I flicked water over the top, and left it to do it's own thing.

As it's drying out it creates the most beautiful patterns with the Luscious Powders they are almost like snowflakes, now there's another idea!!

Once the tag had completely dried out, I stamped out the Dandelion from the Victorian Garden Stamp Set three times, and heat embossed them using a fine white embossing powder from Stampendous.

Then with the small flower stamp, added some floating seeds being carried away on the breeze. These were also heat embossed with the fine white powder. This is such a useful stamp as it could be snow, stars or all sorts of things.

I wanted the tag to have a soft pretty look, so I decided to stamp the sentiment using Hydrangea Blue Stazon ink, as Black would have been too hard. I edged around the tag with the same ink, to tie the colours together.

Next using the 2in1 Glue Pen from Stix2 I added some Unicorn Sparkles. The pen nib is so fine and is just perfect for adding details exactly where you want them. If you haven't tried one, then you definitely need to, they are a must!

I hope you have a great weekend, happy crafting.

Elizabeth x

Friday 10 March 2017

Craft Stamper Magazine - March Challenge Reminder

Just a little reminder that the new challenge has already started over at the Craft Stamper Magazine Blog where we would love you to share you stamped projects with us. I've been decorating my Junk and Disorderly Journal cover, with lots of texture, megaflakes, paints, luscious and of course some beautiful new stamps from IndigoBlu.

How pretty are these delicate flowers.

 So there she is my Butterfly Bride, and the back cover of the journal is my homage to Monet and his beautiful Waterlilies.

And how could I not include drips..........

So get stamping and join in over at the challenge blog. There's a fabulous prize up for grabs and also the chance to be featured in the magazine.

I just love this prize from Dali Art.

Happy Crafting.
Elizabeth x

Monday 6 March 2017

Friday 3 March 2017

Craft Stampers Take It Make It Challenge March 2017

Welcome to the start of the March Challenge over at the Craft Stamper Magazine Blog where we want you to share your projects using stamping with us, to be in with a fabulous prize.

This month we are sponsored by Daliart and we have a set of stamps and two stencils up for grabs.

Aren't they gorgeous!

So check out the instructions on how to enter over on the blog and get creating. Not only is there a fabulous prize but also the chance to be featured in the magazine it's self.

My project is one of the new Junk and Disorderly Journal's from IndigoBlu. I started work on the cover whilst at the Stitches Trade show at the NEC so sadly don't have any step by step pictures. It combines the Feather Stencil, Texture Paste, Mindfulness Stamp Set, Bubbles Background and of course lots of Luscious Powders, my little addiction ;) and just a few sequins..........

Happy Crafting
Elizabeth x

Wednesday 1 March 2017

Kaisercrafts Wildflower Collection March 2017

Just a few of the samples made with Kaisercrafts Wildflowers Collection for the Stitches Trade Show that was held at the NEC a week or so ago. I absolutely love this collection, it's so pretty and one of the new Kaisercraft releases for March.

Elizabeth x