Wednesday, 28 September 2016
I always love to see the fabulous projects over at Sandee & Amelie's Steampunk Challenge but always run out of time to enter into it. So making amends today with my Steampunkesque canvas and entering :)
I've used IndigoBlu's Steampunkesque Mixed Media Paper Stack which was torn and collaged onto the background, before I gave it a coat of diluted GeeSsoGood. I die-cut a stack of cogs and added them to the canvas, tucking them into the papers so they peep out. I added some of the very gorgeous Copper Lux Mix from Stampendous. I love the big chunks of Mica mixed with the sparkle. Once that had dried I painted the cogs first with a coat of Kingfisher Blue Metallic paint, then Miss Moneypenny Metallic paint and after making sure that both coats were dry, went over the top of the cogs and the edge of the canvas with Black GeeSsoGood on a piece of foam, to bring out the texture and also dirty the cogs up and loos a little of the metallic sheen.
After die-cutting the TH Bird and Cage out of scrap card I added cogs back and front, and a little of the coarse texture paste, before giving it the same paint treatment as the cogs on the canvas.
I added a few beads on jump rings to the bottom of the cage and made a chain at the top, before adding it on black foam pads to the canvas along with a sentiment made up from odd words on my worktable.
I have great fun making this, and it gave my mojo a kick start.
Sunday, 18 September 2016
Happy Sunday and welcome to a festive make for IndigoBlu using the beautiful Angel from the Peace on Earth stamp set.
I started by trimming a piece of the new 12" square Damaged Dots paper (ups not released yet) to
5 1/2" square, distressed the edges and gave it a wash of diluted White GeeSsoGood Then I took a strip of paper measuring 1 1/2" by 5 1/2" from the new 12" Damaged Damask, and that's not relased yet either...........Check out the One Day Special on Hochanda launching 8pm on Saturday 24th September for the details. I also distressed the edges of that piece as well, and gave it a colour wash. Once that was dry I stencilled Super Thick Slap It On through the gorgeous new Damaged Damask stencil and set it aside to dry.
I stamped out my Angel onto a piece of Perfect White Stamping Card and added some colour with Neocolour pencils, before fussy cutting her out.
I stamped out the sentiment from the Sparkle and Glisten stamp set in jet black Archival ink on to my strip of distressed card, mounted it onto a slightly larger piece and sandwiched distressed muslin in-between the layers for added texture.
Now that the base layer had dried, I added everything onto a 6" square card blank. It looked great as it was with the shine from the embossing, but by adding a little Luscious the pattern of the texture really pops through.
The muslin looks so pretty with the diluted Luscious, the sheen is so soft. I also added more colour to my Angel with a mixture of Luscious powders, and also some gorgeous Unicorn Sparkles to her wings, before adding her on black foam pads to raise her up from the fabric.
To finish off I couldn't resist a little splattering of Black GeeSsoGood some sequins and some blobs of stickles.
Friday, 9 September 2016
Just a little reminder that the September challenge over at the Craft Stamper Magazine Blog has started. We have a fabulous prize up for grabs, so get stamping and join in!!
As always there's a great prize up for grabs, this time around it's three great stamps from Visible Image, so what are you waiting for!
I've used the new Steampunkesque papers and stamps from IndigoBlu I love the images and as always Kay always add's great words/sentiments to the stamp sets.
Tuesday, 6 September 2016
Friday, 2 September 2016
Our new challenge over at the Craft Stamper Magazine Blog has started and we would love you to share your stamped projects. I love these new Steampunkesque stamps from IndigoBlu and have teamed them up with their Teeny and Tiny Background stamps, and gorgeous new Damaged Dots papers.
We have a fabulous sponsor as always, just check out this great prize that's up for grabs. Three sets of cool stamps!
As well as being in with a chance of being published in the magazines itself, so get creating, add stamping to your project, follow the instructions on the blog to enter your project, and have fun!
Friday, 26 August 2016
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
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.