Wednesday, 18 January 2017

Our Favourite Stamps

Two more of my favourite IndigoBlu stamps for you today. The  background stamp is called Bubbles Background and the A5 stamp set is called Under The Sea

I started with one of my favourite techniques of adding diluted Luscious Powders directly to my background stamp. I spritzed a piece of water colour card and stamped onto it a couple of times to create a full background.

Next I stamped out some of the fish from the set using Black Versafine ink onto a piece of Perfect White Stamping Card. I made sure it was dry before carefully adding colour using the Luscious powders. Remember the stamping card has a coating and doesn't like to get wet, so try not to soak it too much.

Once the fish were dry I cut them out, and ran a coloured pencil around the edge to get rid of any white lines.

I stamped out one of the sentiments from the set and cut that out by hand. Then I spotted this yummy purple card in my stash, it is just the right colour to add a couple of mat's to the project.

To finish off I matted the background and sentiment on to the purple card. Then it was just a case of assembling everything together onto  a C5 white card blank, and adding a few sequins for a little more sparkle, not that you need any more, the Luscious is stunning in real life.

Happy Crafting
Elizabeth x

Friday, 13 January 2017

Craft Stamper Magazines Take It Make It January Challenge

Just a little reminder that the Take It Make It challenge is in full swing over at the Craft Stamper Magazine Blog We've had lots of great entries already and you will find loads of inspiration from the rest of the Design Team over on the blog.

I just love the new Cherry Tree Lane collection from Kaisercraft. There are beautiful vintage style papers with soft colours, postmarks, typewriters, telephones and one of my all time favourites, the leather look paper.  It's perfect for making a journal cover, and as you know I am obsessed with books!

The co-ordinating stamps are perfect for creating your own background or creating a main focal point.

So get stamping, follow the simple instructions on the blog and get that project entered for a chance of winning a fabulous prize!

Elizabeth x

Friday, 6 January 2017

The Butterfly Collector for IndigoBlu

It's my turn to share a project over at the IndigoBlu Blog today.

Craft Stamper Magazine - Take It Make It Challenge January 2017 - Take A Stamp

It's our first challenge of the year over at the Craft Stamper Magazine Blog where we would love to see you projects which include stamping on them.
I've used the Big Butterfly stamp from IndigoBlu first stamped out onto watercolour card using the Luscious Powders and spritzed with water. Then once the images were dry going back in and stamping over the top with Stone Grey Stazon Ink.

I went back in again this time with the Honeycomb Background stamp and Twisted Citron Distress Ink, to create a framework for the Butterflies to hold onto. Just look at the shimmer from the Luscious Powders.......yummy!

As always we have a fabulous sponsor and this time around we have the fabulous ....

Not only do you have the chance to win a fantastic set of stamps......

But also the chance to be featured in the magazine it's self, how cool would that be.

So get creative, add stamping on your project and follow the simple instructions over on the blog to join in the fun, you never know, you could be a winner!

Elizabeth x

Am very excited to have a little something in the magazine myself this month :)

Monday, 19 December 2016

Very Excited ......

So very excited to have been chosen as the winner of the Home For The Holidays Challenge over at the Frilly and Funkie blog, with my Christmas Journal.

Sunday, 18 December 2016

Feeling Thankful

Over at the IndigoBlu Blog this month we are all sharing our projects about feeling thankful. I am extremely thankful for the amazing opportunities that have come my way this year, and the incredibly talented artist's that I've had the pleasure of working with in this year's journey.

I love looking at Pinterest for idea's and tutorials, and one of my many boards holds quotes, so with this in mind I decided to create a book to keep all my favourite thankful quotes in, so when I'm having a down day, I can give myself a little reminder of why life is good!

I started with an in-expensive chipboard album and gave the covers a coat of White GeeSsoGood to seal the board. Once it was dry I cut Damaged Damask paper to cover the outside of the front and back covers, and Damaged Dots paper to cover the inside.

On the outside of the covers I stencilled through the Script Stencil with White GeeSsoGood once this was dry I repeated the process on the inside using the Damaged Damask Stencil

When the covers were completely dry, I sanded around the edges to get rid of any excess paper and also to give a distressed look.

I stamped out a quote from the Grand Tour II Stamp Set and cut it out using one of the Spellbinders labels dies. I also cut a flourish out and inked around the edges of both using Blueprint Sketch Distress Ink.

I wanted a small image for the front of the book, but the Lost Family cards were a little too big, so I cut out the picture from the front of the packet, it was the perfect size. All she needed was a little colour adding with coloured pencils.

I used a scrap piece of fabric to create a background and arranged the sentiment, die-cuts and image over the top of it, perfect.

The book has lots of pages ready to add the inspirational quotes onto as and when I find them.

Elizabeth x

Friday, 9 December 2016

Craft Stamper Magazine Take It Make It Challenge - Take A Theme - Snow and Ice

Just a little reminder that the current challenge over at the Craft Stamper Magazine Blog is underway. We would love you to share your Snow and Ice themed projects with us, just please remember to follow the entry guidelines and have stamping on your project somewhere :)

We have a great prize up for grabs from the.....
And as always one lucky person will have the chance to be featured in the magazine it's self, how cool would that be!

I've had fun with one of our very own Trish Latimer's Whimseygirl Two stamp. She makes a perfect Angel with lashings of Unicorn Sparkles and oodles of sequins, you know I love a sequin......
And with stencil numbers from the Tim Holtz thinlits collection, a few doodles from me and a little Evergreen Bough Distress Ink, she is all set for Christmas.

See you at the challenge.
Elizabeth x