Sunday 13 February 2011

LOTV Stamps and Copic Markers

Hello, I hope you are having a super weekend . My friend Karen came to visit me yesterday and while we had a 'gossip' we made some cards.

The Child and Puppy on a Swing is from Lili Of The Valley range.
This style of card making is not usual for me but I have so many 'cute' stamps that were just sitting in a drawer! .... and I am loving trying to make my cards look pretty!

See you all soon .Thanks for dropping by today. Eileen xxx

Tuesday 1 February 2011

The Black Magic Technique with Anita and Clarity Stamps.

Clarity Leafy Swirl Stamp.

Hi, I have learnt a new technique today, it's called 'The Black Magic Technique'

I had great fun and have a couple of examples to show you here.

I have used an Anita's Stamp on the completed card and the 'topper' that I am hoping to make into a card soon is an old favourite from Clarity Stamps 'Leafy Swirl'
 The technique is so easy to do and has been around for a number of years but I have not seen it very often.

You need a 'solid' image stamp and black card stock along with White Pigment ink.

Stamp your image onto your black card using the white ink and allow to dry. Use a heat gun if you wish.

Then using colouring pencils, colour your image in and finally 'highlight' any areas you like with a white gel pen. That's it! Job done! Easy or wot?

I found Watercolour pencils were very good to use but my Polychromos Pencils and some Sansodor were better. You can get great results with ordinary and metallic pencils too! 

I love the effect ....what about you?

Thanks for looking today.

See you soon, enjoy your week and happy crafting.

Eileen x