Friday, 28 September 2012
When you have covered all of the gaps, peel off the stencil and you are left with the stencil image which then needs to dry before putting onto your chosen background card.
I inked up my background papers first so that I had the background all ready to go before applying the paste/medium.
The flowers were the Big Bloomers range from DoCrafts whick I inked in various colours - this card can be seen on my Gallery on the DoCrafts website. Just click the word "Gallery" to see my creations. I am regularly updating my DoCrafts Gallery so please go over and take a look now and again for more crafty creations.
Tuesday, 25 September 2012
The background is scrunched up Co-Ordinations cardstock which I then embossed and a gold gilding rubbed over the top. The Dragonfly is from the Sheena Douglass set of silhouette stamps. I stamped the Dragonfly twice, firstly onto vellum then added mica powders. I then restamped it again onto dark cardstock and added three layers of Glow in the Dark WoW Embossing Powder so that the body then glows when placed in the dark. Both images were coloured with inks and mica powders.
The vellum wings were cut out and then added on top of the cardstock Dragonfly and to add dimension, flowers and embellishments were also added to give depth to the piece.
The Glow in the Dark powders can be used for a variety of things not just card-making but also things around the house - key fobs for instance (one for hubby there I think as he's always losing his keys) and with Halloween coming up then the opportunities to use this powder are endless. Try it out and have fun...........
Thursday, 20 September 2012
Wednesday, 12 September 2012
They work well with all sorts of backgrounds too.
Iv'e used a Butterfly stamp on Vellum for this card and distressed the background papers using foils, embossing powders and inks.
I must, must, must go now and start making my samples for my next DeoCafts Demo's this weekend. I'm at Trelawney Garden Centre in Barnstaple on Saturday with Scrapbooking and craft techniques , and Trago Mills, Newton Abbot on Sunday with Card-Making and Jewellery. Hope to see you there if you can make it.
Sunday, 9 September 2012
Thank you so much Jenny and Tina (the Manager) for keeping it a secret. You really did make my day as they say.
What a lovely gesture. I didn't realise that customers appreciated my demo's so much.
What a lovely, lovely surprise - the flowers are absolutely beautiful.
Monday, 3 September 2012
As anyone who knows me well, I get inspiration from anywhere and everywhere.
I mostly get my inspiration from Nature which is almost a religion for me - but this time, whilst holding a Painting Workshop, I was inspired by the curtains hanging in the Workshop Hall. Yes really.....
The curtains had a host of autumn colours, and as I love trees, leaves and scenes, I was inspired to create a quick canvas to use as a wall-hanging using the ideas taken from the curtains and the lovely colours. I'm a "Jack of all Crafty Trades" but master of none and love any kind of painting, card-making and all other crafts. You name it and I have probably tried it.
Iv'e been a bit naughty lately and purchased some of Sheena Douglass's silhouette stamps from Create and Craft.
Although I design my own range of stamps already I couldn't resist the lovely silhouette stamps that Sheena had produced so reached deep down into my crafty pocket and now I can't wait for Mr Postie to deliver them to my door so I can have a play and experiment to see what I can come up with.
My own range of stamps are dusted off too so watch this space for more scenic views and something a bit different using my (and Sheena's) stamps. I may use them to compliment one another too which will be interesting. Sheena's trees will go so well with my landscape backgrounds. To see more of my crafty images please go to My Gallery on my website.
The next time you are out and about, take some time to really look around you. Get down close to the grass and you will wonder at the beautiful complexity of a simple daisy. Pick up a handful of pebbles, wet them or varnish them to reveal the wonderful colours. We all need to take time to not just look at things but actually see them. Enjoy.....