Friday, 14 April 2017

Craft Stamper's Take It Make It Challenge Reminder

It's reminder time over at the Craft Stamper Magazine Blog where the challenge has been open for a week now, how fast has that gone! I am just in love with the new Distress Oxides from Tim Holtz, and have teamed them up with one of his new stamp releases, Sea Life.

I created a background on one of the large Ranger tags, then stamped out all the critters in Black Archival Ink.

After fussy cutting them out I set them to one side whilst I inked up a 5 3/4" sheet from the Vintage Shabby pad, using the Distress Oxides. I spritzed with a little water to get the ink moving, then quickly dried with a heat tool before the paper moved too much.

I added a little coarse texture paste around the background, and added diluted Purple Luscious powders over the top.
Then after arranging some of the sealife on the background, which was now mounted onto a 6" square White card, I added some of the Chit Chat stickers.

Never doubt your instinct, something I live by!!!!!

How cool is this Fella.....

So check out the guide for entering the challenge via the link at the top of this post, get stamping and enter for a chance of a fabulous set of stamps from Visible Image and even the chance to be featured in the magazine it's self.

Have fun,
Elizabeth x

Friday, 7 April 2017

Craft Stamper Magazine Take It Make It Challenge April 2017

It's time for our new challenge over at the Craft Stamper Magazine Blog where we would love you to share your stamped projects with us.

This time around we are sponsored by Visible Image with a fabulous prize of three stamp sets, yes all three sets.

Not only do you have the chance of winning this fabulous price, but you could also feature in the magazine it's self.

So what to do - check out the guideline on the blog, follow the instructions, get stamping and join in!!!

Elizabeth x

Thursday, 6 April 2017

Dreams Come True

It's my turn today to share a project over at the Indigoblu Blog Just follow the link for the full tutorial.

Happy Crafting
Elizabeth x

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

Saturday, 18 February 2017

Open Your Heart

February is the month of love for us all here at IndigoBlu and I just love this sentiment by Maya Angelou part of the new Mindfulness stamp set. The beautiful Butterfly stamp is also part of the set, and we all know Butterflies are a sign of new beginnings and love.

I started by trimming a piece of Perfect White Stamping card down to a 7 1/2" square. I stamped out the sentiment in Black Versafine before matting it onto a piece of 7 3/4" black card to create a frame, and adding it on to my 8" card base.

My plan was to use Butterflies stamped out in FlitterGlu and Chariot of Fire Megaflakes used over the top. But that all changed when I was having a play with the Luscious Powders on a piece of Black Stamping card. I dropped the stamp a couple of times, but that really didn't matter as I was cutting the Butterflies out anyway. I love testing out all the possible colour combinations of the powders.

I splattered some of the diluted Luscious carefully on to my card base, before planning where I would place my now fussy cut Butterflies.

The splatters give a gentle sheen to the card, and a subtle background for the Butterflies to sit on.

Hope you are enjoying using the new powders, don't forget to share your makes with us over at the IndigoBlu Facebook page, we love to see your projects.

Have Fun
Elizabeth x

Friday, 10 February 2017

Craft Stamper Magazine - Take It Make It Challenge February Reminder

Sharing another page from my art journal today, and hopefully a little more inspiration to join us over at the Craft Stamper Blog Challenge where we love to see your stamped projects.

I've been playing with paper scraps, gesso and lots of gorgeous Luscious sprays from IndigoBlu along with some of the new Dinkie and Sentiment stamps, and of course the Big Butterfly which I love and use so often.

There's a fabulous prize for the winner of the challenge,along with the chance to be featured in the magazine it's self. So what's to loose, get creating, add stamping and please make sure you follow the entry guidelines, to be in with a chance to win!