Tuesday 27 December 2011

Black Magic Technique with Indigo Blu Stamps = Fat Pages!

Black Magic!

This is a 4in x 4in Fat Page that I'm entering into the Fat Pages With Attitude Challenge
Why not enter a Fat Page into the challenge? ...they are great fun to make.

I stamped the Butterfly, from Indigo Blu Stamps, four times onto black card stock with Adirondack Snow Cap PIGMENT ink.

Making sure the ink was dry,  I coloured each Butterfly with colouring pencils and then highlighed some areas of the images with a White Gel Pen.

I love this black magic technique .... have a go it's so easy!
Thanks for popping by today Xx

Be back soon
Eileen xx

Monday 26 December 2011

My New Indigo Blu Stamps, Adirondack Inks and a Brayer

Evening all

My lovely friend  Melissa gave me these, Indigo Blu stamps, along with some other crafty goodies for Christmas ... They are so gorgeous.

As you can see, I've kept to the 'Blue' theme and used my Brayer, Cloudy Blue, Sailboat Blue and Denim Adirondack Inks for the background then stamped the Indigo Blu flowers with Versafine Majestic Blue Pigment Ink.

Nice tone on tone for Boxing Day !  Cracking!  ( I adore Gavin and Stacey !)

 I am entering this for Lets Create Challenges 

Quick card and easy to do ... good fun.
Thanks for stopping by my blog and a HUGE thank you to Melissa for my presents Xx

Friday 23 December 2011

Distressed Inks, Gesso, a few Marianne Creatables Dies, a Clarity Stamp and some News!!

Hello everybody, not long now until the big day!

Are you ready? I am...almost!

I needed a change from making cards at the moment so I decided to make this Tag/Door Hanger!

I used a Going Places Cricut Cartridge and my Cricut Expression Machine to cut the Tag from Grunge Paper.

Then it was 'lets get all messy' with one coat of Gesso, which I dried with a heat gun, then a coat or two of white acrylic paint that was left to dry naturally for a few hours.

With a couple of bits of Cut 'n Dry foam I sponged the tag with various shades of Green Distressed Inks as a background.

I stencilled with Fire Brick Red Distressed Ink over the top using a Spellbinders Impressabilities Flourish Stencil. 

The quote from Shakespeare, was stamped using a Clarity stamp.
Apart from the Dark Green rose leaves all the other embellishments were made with Marianne Creatables Dies.

I have listed them here:
Leaves Set
Flower and Leaf Set
Decorative Elegance Set
English Rose Dies
Mini Poinsettia Die
Forest Branch
Garden Branch   Phew.... I think that's the lot ! 
I 'rolled' the Roses around in the White Paint ( paint everywhere! rock 'n roll!) then added some curled wire and a gem stone or two.... job done!

All of the die cut embellishments were attached to the card with glue from my Hot Glue Gun.

I loved making this Tag/Door Hanger.  Mmmmm .... think I will make some more. 

Now ... I would like to share some news with you that I am so pleased and excited about!

I applied for and have been invited to be, a Design Team Member for the PanPastel Uk Challenge Blog
Other team members that I am looking forward to working with, are, Kerry ( DT Leader) 
Lindsay , Linda , Gillian ,Brenda and Claire. Some seriously talented people!

Please have a look at their fantastic blogs. 

Playing with new crafty items is right up my street and I can't wait to get my hands on these super  PanPastel Products .  

Watch this space !

Thanks for stopping by and looking at my blog.

I will be posting again before Christmas so see you soon ! 

Eileen xxx


Thursday 15 December 2011

Whimsy Stamp = A pretty Card for Sue.

A card for a lovely lady from her husband Mike x
Hello my crafty mates ..

This card was made by me, for my friend Mike to give to his lovely wife Sue for Christmas.

Mike, along with another good friend, Trev, met me today for lunch ( Mike paid !) and we had a good chat catching up on old times! Pictures of me having a few cuddles.... here!

After leaving 'the lads'! .... I went crafty shopping....for glue!

I will update this post tomorrow with more details about the card ... gotta rush now cos we have visitors!
This image is coloured with Copics
Update 21/12/11
Sorry folks, all the information I had written about making this card, including the list of the Copic Marker colours I've used,was all lost when I dropped my other lappy! :(

I've received some lovely comments and emails about this card, many thanks to you all for taking the time and trouble to leave a comment or message.

SheelaghD asked about the flowers I've used.
The flowers on this card were all purchased from Wild Orchid Crafts

However, I do use dies to make some of my flowers I will try to ensure that I put the name of each die I use on each post that I blog … Thank you for the kind comment about my work that you left me Sheelagh x

I hope you are all organised for Christmas!

Thank you  for popping by today

Sue, I am so pleased you like the card !

Just in case anyone is wondering why I placed a silver charm of a Camera on the front its 'cos Sue received an early Christmas Present from Mike of a ......????????     answers on a postcard please!

See you soon

Eileen xxx

Wednesday 14 December 2011

Distressed Inks and Spellbinders Butterflies = A Fat Page!

Morning all

Are you suffering from Christmas Card making fatigue? Cos I am !

I love all the bling and the glitter but as I started making my cards for the goodwill season so early... I wanted a change.... and this is it !

Pretty Flowers from a Personal Impressions stamp I have had for years. It has no name but is number P1501P
Painted with Distressed inks and I made the frame using  my Classic Large Square Nestabilities.

Three of my favourite Shapeabilities Butterflies and it's job done for the new Fat Pages Challenge
Please email me at eileen@ken-godwin.com if you have any questions.
Have a super week ...see you soon and many thanks for popping by to have a look at my blog Xxx