Thursday, 13 February 2014

Coventry Workshop Sample # 3...... and the other two as well! ....UPDATED

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Coventry Workshop - February 2014.
UPDATE....  Card #1 was created using some torn paper and Distress inks, various colours, plus the Wild Flower Stamp from Lavinia Stamps.
Tear some copy paper to resemble hills or mountains.
Place it down over your work, then use a small sponge with some Distress inks and dab away, moving  the 'Hills' as you go, up the page!
Needs some practice but the results can be brilliant and so quick.

How to Create Card #2
Take some Centura Pearl card stock, the reverse, white side, and keeping your fingers VERY clean, plonk various colours of Distress Inks straight down, from the pads, onto a large acrylic block.
Spray some water onto the block allowing the inks to 'mingle' and after masking off the bottom of your white card to keep it clean, 'Squidge' the block down onto the card.
Dry with a heat gun.
Ink up the Designs by Ryn Water Droplet Stamp, and stamp over the top of your inked background.
I added a ribbon to neaten off the bottom edge of the inked section.
Die cut some Butterflies. ( Sizzix /Hero Arts set used here)
Colour them with Distress inks and stamp them with the Water Droplet stamps.
Arrange the butterflies as you like and attach them with sticky pads.The sentiment stamp is from Sheena Douglass.
 Card #3
Centura Pearl card stock. The reverse, white side.
Blend various colours of Distress inks onto your card stock.
Remove the roller from a Speedball Brayer and wrap torn masking tape around it.
Snap it back into place and spray the brayer with water, lots of it!
Roll it quickly, a few times, over your inked background pressing down the brayer as you go. Dry with a heat gun.
Stamp and layer your images ( Sheena Douglass flowers feature here) and finally make a few holes wherever you want with a big bite or hole punch and mat over the top of some white card so you can see the white colour coming through.
Please email me with any questions.
Thanks for looking today. Have fun 
Eileen xx


  1. Good morning Eileen, these are all just fab-u-lous dahling I love them. Have a safe journey sounds like the wind has abated, hope the weather stays calm for you. X

  2. Safe journey Eileen. So wish I could join you all. Have a great day and can't wait to see your results xxxx

  3. Safe journey up. Have a great time with all your Workshoppers! Lovely sample. x

  4. Enjoying your creations Eileen! Very inspiring as always! xMiranda

  5. another stunner - your use of colour is so delightful Eileen - love it! hugs rachel x

  6. Take good care of yourself Eileen - and enjoy your stay xxx

  7. Another beautiful card, love the vibrant colours! Enjoy your workshop!
    Linda xxx

  8. Just super, love the raindrops on the butterflies and the strong contrast of bright colour with the white. You are amazing.

  9. Stunning cards as ever Eileen, I love them all. Hugs Jennifer xx

  10. Three lovely samples Eileen, and the last one with the beautifully layered hills in different colours, and the pretty wild flower stamp makes a really gorgeous scene. I'm sure your workshop will go well. x

  11. Hey Eileen. Happy Valentine's Day! I hope you had a safe trip and are enjoying some time with your family :) These are gorgeous samples!!! The mountains in the first took my breath away. Just love how you did them! I'll post the second to Facebook now too. Thanks a bunch :)

  12. All three are gorgeous Eileen, love the colours :) Hugs, Shirleyxx

  13. Wow these are soooooooo pretty. Wonderful colors. Just have to keep on looking. Anneke.

  14. Love the second one Eileen, how do you get the raindrops looking so realistic. xx

  15. Thanks for sharing these techniques with everyone Eileen. Your cards are always amazing. Hugs Jennifer xx


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