Saturday 27 April 2013

Lavinia Stamps and Distress Inks

Morning all .. I'm posting a Lavinia Stamps card today. Have you entered the Lavinia Stamps Challenge yet?
You could win a Voucher worth £40 to spend on some super stamps, so get crafting and enter today while there is still time! 
This card was quick and so easy to make... two Lavinia Stamps, Mustard Seed and Crushed Olive Distress inks and Versafine Onyx Black ink for the images.
Have a good weekend everyone. My best friend Karen Buckle is coming to visit me for a crafty day and we will be playing with Sweet Poppy Stencils and Dimension Paste. I'll share what we make next week.
Thanks for popping by today and for the very kind comments you leave for me to read X
Eileen xxx

Friday 26 April 2013

SplodgeAway Mask,Tim Holtz Rosette and a Clarity Stamp.

Hi ho Bloggers.
This card was posted in February 
but it's on the SplodgeAway Blog today... so here it is again.
'Team SplodgeAway' .. I miss you too!  
This card is huge, 9"x 9" with quite a few layers on it.
Dylusions Spray inks, Blue and Brown.
SplodgeAway Mask used as a stencil with Distress Inks.
The Clarity Leafy Swirl Stamp and a few die cuts
 including a Tim Holtz Rosette Die along with
 a pretty Quickutz Butterfly die.

 The Rosettes were created using plain white paper 
 sprayed with the Dylusions inks then stamped over the top 
with the same Clarity stamp before I die cut them.
a few gems plonked on here and there... job done!
Thanks for looking today
 Back soon with the Samples I've been making all week for my Distress Ink Workshop class on Saturday .
Looking forward to that.
    Eileen x

Thursday 25 April 2013

Tim Holtz 'Pediments' Die for ... Rudolph Day!

Ho ho ho bloggers... just a quickie to show you my entry for Sarn's Rudolph Day Challenge. Pop over and join in the fun.
My Tag is all things 'TIM'......... A #8 Tag, covered in some Metallic Tape that I pinched off a roll that hubby has in his office......don't ask!  Then I ran the Metallic covered Tag through my eBosser in a Sizzix Alterations Christmas Embossing folder.... lovely raised lettering!
Sloshed Alcohol inks over the whole project and finally distressed it with a distressing block 'thingy'!

I covered two of the 'Pediments' die cuts from the Tim Holtz 'Pediments Die' with more metallic tape and sloshed the alcohol inks over them too.

Finally, I attached one die cut to the top of the tag and one to the bottom .

Job done.
Back soon with a pretty card ........... made with Lavinia stamps.
Thank you for looking today
Eileen xxx

Wednesday 24 April 2013

Sweet Poppy Stencils and .......Micro Beads!

Yo ho bloggers... been playing with Distress inks, a pot of Translucent Paste a Sweet Poppy Stencil and some clear Micro beads.
Loads of fun.
I positioned the stencil, stuck it down using lo tac masking tape and with Fired Brick and Barn Door distress inks I applied the ink to the image through the stencil with some blending foam.

I removed the stencil and dried the inks with a heat gun. After cleaning the stencil attach it back into place and tape it firmly down again.

I applied Translucent Paste from Sweet Poppy Stencils and after very carefully removing the stencil, covered the image with the clear Micro Beads.
Please leave to dry for several hours .... the paste will dry clear to reveal your super colours ... do not be tempted to touch!
Thanks for looking today .. back later with a tag and a brand new die, it's lush! 
Eileen xx 

Monday 22 April 2013

'That Special Touch of ...... Mask' Distress inks and More !

Hi ya bloggers... phew! what a brilliant weekend I've had.
F1 Grand Prix, The Allhallows Crop (made this card there) and my stepdaughter, Andrea, ran and finished the London Marathon! 
We could not be there but we tracked her progress all the way on the net and we are so proud. She lost her mum to cancer last year and is raising funds, £5.500 so far, for the Weald of Kent Hospice who were and still are magnificent with total support during very dark days for her and the family.

Okay, this card was made using a 'That Special Touch of ...Mask' from Clevercut UK . I masked off bits of the mask and stuck it down with very lo tac masking tape. Then using Wild Honey, Crushed Olive and a touch of Fired Brick distress inks and foam pads, I coloured the image through the mask.

I removed the mask and dried the inks with a heat gun.  After cleaning the mask I attached it back into place and taped it firmly down again.
I applied Translucent Paste from Sweet Poppy Stencils  and after very carefully removing the mask, I covered the image with clear Micro Beads that are also available in a large pot from Sweet Poppy Stencils
I plonked the mask back into water and then waited WITHOUT TOUCHING for the paste medium to dry and go clear .. this took several hours for the colours to show as brightly as they do...... I was a good girl! Mat and layer on to card stock and I added a Rub On word.
I'm so pleased with the result I'm going to do some more. 
Thank you for your visit to my blog today.
Back soon
Eileen xx 

Friday 19 April 2013

Designs By Ryn.... New Rain Drops Set Stamps and Distress Stains

Morning bloggers...I've had fun today! More rain outside.... but best stick yer 'shades' on to look at this Tag!
Picked Raspberry, Squeezed Lemonade and Peacock Feathers Distress Stains were used to create this Tag, along with a Dylusions circles mask and some white Dimensional Paste from Sweet Poppy Stencils.

The stamped images are the fabulous new 'Rain Drop Set  available from the lovely Ryn, then I added some 'sprinkles' of Fran-tage Shabby White EP here and there.
The Seam binding was coloured with Distress Stains after misting it with water and scrunching it up! 

Thanks for looking today, have a good weekend.
F1 racing on the TV for me on Sunday and tomorrow will be great as I'm spending the day with lots of crafty friends at The Allhallows Crop.
I'm a lucky little crafter! 
Take care
Eileen xxx  

Thursday 18 April 2013

PanPastels and Lavinia Stamps

Hi ho bloggers... PanPastels used for this card and all the images are from Lavinia Stamps. I love Tracey's designs.

Have you entered the Lavinia Stamps Challenge  yet?
You could win some Vouchers to spend worth £40 ... go on over and get in there!

I'll be back soon ... I'm full of crafty ideas this week .. shame most of them go in the bin! 
Take care and thanks for your support  x
Eileen xxx  

Wednesday 17 April 2013

Designs By Ryn. New....'Rising Bubbles' Stamp and more!

Just a quick post to show you some NEW stamps from Designs by Ryn.
The background of my first Tag was created by 'sloshing' on some Distress Inks and then heavily misting a ''That Special Touch Of ...... Mask' with water, laying the mask onto the tag and with some kitchen paper over the top, gently pressing it down into the tag.
The Mask I've used here is called 'Crackle'.
Lift off the mask then dry your project with a heat gun. It makes a cool background! Then I stamped my images, Rising Bubbles and Butterfly Fish, using Versafine black ink for the bubbles and Versamark ink and Gold EP for the fish.  
Finally, I painted the fish with some distress Stains. 
BTW ... please remember to use an anti static pad before you stamp with the Versamark or your EP will cling to your project in places you will not want it to cling!

The backgrounds on the two book-marks were created in the same manner and the flower is the very beautiful African Daisy.
I heat embossed with White EP on one book-mark and Gold EP on the other. Ryn has sent me a few new stunning, clever, stamps ... so keep looking over the next week or so for more samples.

All of the ladies that are part of Ryn's DT have super blogs, including Ryn herself, along with great skills. Look for the links to them on my side bar! 
Thank you for looking today and a warm welcome to some new followers that have kindly joined my blog .... thank you for your interest.
Eileen xx  

Tuesday 16 April 2013

April Distress Inks Workshop... result!

 My April Distress Inks Workshop was fantastic fun, with lots of laughter and great some stunning work from all my 'students'! What a super day we had ! 
Eileen. xxx

Wednesday 10 April 2013

Workshop Samples for my Distress Inks Class on Saturday

Yo ho bloggers... the ladies attending my Distress Inks Workshop on Saturday will be making all of the above projects, providing we don't run out of time!
We will be using some bleach, embossing folders, embossing powders, a brayer, stencils, die cut shapes, stamps together with with various types of inks pads and of course....... Distress Inks.
Going to be fun..... bring it on!
Eileen xxx  

Saturday 6 April 2013

Distress Inks on a Cork Tile Tag!

My husband has promised to re-decorate our front porch and get rid of all the cork tiles that I HATE .... mind you, I stripped off a few from the wall to help him along ... and they look better on my blog!

Distress inks, Dylusions Leaves stamp, along with some flower stamps from the Sheena Douglass range
Going to 'rip' off a few more tiles! 

Have a good weekend 
Eileen xxx  

Friday 5 April 2013

Distress Inks and 'That Special Touch Of....' Mask

Hi ho all you bloggers! I was nearly too late for this super challenge from Craft Stamper Magazine blog .
Phew... just in time, it finishes at midnight tonight! 
Pop over and have a look ... some super entries and this Tag is mine.

Rusty Hinge and Mustard Seed distress inks background, then it's all systems go for the Faux Airbrushing Technique, this months theme, using one of the 'that Special Touch of ' masks and various colours of Distress Inks.

The butterflies were cut then stamped using a Sizzix Stamp and Die-Cut set. Add a few black dots, some white ribbon coloured with Distress Stains and that's it .... job done!
Thank you for popping over today .
Back soon.  
Have a good weekend.
Eileen xx

Show Us Your Twinchies Challenge .... 'Spring'

It's Twinchie Challenge time again, so come on........
Our theme this month is 'Spring' ... I hope it arrives for real soon! 
All of my sample Twinchies have been made using Distress inks and Lavinia Stamps
I stamped the image using Versamark ink and then heat embossed with White Embossing powder. 
A 'Twinchie' is a 2" x 2" square 'work of art' that you can turn into a set of toppers for your cards like this....

Or anything you like! and the Twinchie Challenge is good fun ... so see you there then!
Just want to thank all my new followers for their interest in my blog, great to see you here.
Many, many thanks X
Eileen xx