Friday, 22 August 2014

Christmas is coming -

Christmas Cards - time to start my Xmas makes.

Iv'e begun making my personal Christmas Cards at last.  I usually end up making cards for all my Demonstration first but this year I thought I would get more organised.

Here's one of the first....

I love these Dies. You can do so much with them. More to come very soon....

Monday, 18 August 2014

A sneaky peek at my Imagination Crafts Blog tutorial for August

Hi again

Here's a sneaky peek at my Imagination Crafts Blog tutorial for August.

Iv'e made something simple that we could all use around the house. Take a look at the blog to see the full tutorial. Click here for details.

Happy crafting and see you all again soon.

Friday, 15 August 2014

Sepia Wall Hanging For Imagination Crafts Inspiration post

Hi again

For my mid-month August Inspiration post Iv'e created a Wall-hanging that would be suitable for any bathroom.

I decided to use my Gelli plate again to create positive and negative images in ink. I also blended the ink to give it more depth once I'd made a print on the card.

I used a brown distress ink pad and a blue ink pad to create the background. I added more blue to the edges to give the impression of depth.

Try using part of the stencil as I did with the middle section ie the Beach Huts.
The background to these pictures is some left over mount board I had with holes punched into the sides and garden twine knotted in each corner to make it look rustic.

Why not experiment with your stencils and see what you can come up with by stencilling through them with ink or paint as well as using them with Sparkle Medium.

Products used:         Stencil - Lighthouse
                                            Beach huts
                                            Distress Inks.

Wednesday, 13 August 2014

Felt and Beads Bracelet

Hi all,

Iv'e been making jewellery again lately and mixing it with my other craft stash.

This bracelet was made using some felt, ribbon, seed beads and crystal beads. More to come very soon...

Tuesday, 12 August 2014

Time for a craft clear out I think...

Hi again

Iv'e  been rooting through some of my old cards and having a tidy up this week. I found these three still in my craft stash. Time to have a big clear out I think and make room for more makes.

Friday, 1 August 2014

Imagination Crafts August Challenge

"Summer" - Imagination Crafts August Challenge.

For the August Imagination Crafts Challenge from I have made another  canvas.

I used my Gelli plate to create the scene by inking up the whole stencil then placing it face down onto the Gelli-plate and transfered the image onto the plate. A print was then taken. 

The background canvas was painted and clouds added - my You Tube tutorial will show you how.  Just click  here.   I then added Sparkle Mediium to the bottom of the canvas using the Beach Hut scene stencil masked off in parts to create the huts. I also spread Sparkle Medium onto the canvas with the knife to create the sand. 

A string ribbon was added to the printed image on the cardand birds too using Black Stars Sparkle medium. I then inked the sides of the canvas to add depth. 

The products I used were

Sparkle Medium: Rose Shimmer
                               Black Stars

Stencils Beach Huts