Saturday 21 September 2013

Art Journal Page with Designs By Ryn Stamps and a new Tim Holtz Stencil

Hi di hi little bloggers! I've had a super day today at the Allhallows Crop ... so much laughter and lots of inky stuff ! 
With little help from my friends, Karen and Sue T, I managed to create a page in my large, brand new, Dylusions Creative Journal!

 Distress Pens, Distress Stains and a Tim Holtz Stencil, along with some stamps from Designs by Ryn and white dimensional paste.

 I enjoyed my day and I'm already looking forward to my visit to Ally Pally tomorrow. Got to be up bright and early in the morning! 
Thank you for looking today..... See you soon.
Eileen xx

Friday 20 September 2013

Sweet Poppy Stencils and Distress Inks.

Morning Bloggers. If you are going to London, as I am, this weekend to visit the Big Stamp Show at Ally Pally, don't forget to go along to the Sweet Poppy Stencils and Lavinia Stamps stands at the show.
There will be some brand NEW Zentangle Stamps to purchase from Lavinia Stamps and always loads of goodies to see at Sweet Poppy Stencils.
Me and my crafty pals are all taking BIG bags!

Have a great weekend and thanks for popping by my blog today. 
You can find the technique I've used to create this card HERE!
Eileen xxx

Tuesday 17 September 2013

Designs by Ryn Stamps, Distress Stains and Dylusions Stencil.

Evening all you bloggers! 
I've had a fab time today playing with Ryn's fantastic stamps, some very colourful Distress Stains and one of my favourite Dylusions Stencils...... along with some white dimensional paste! 

Didn't take long .. I'm quite pleased with the result. 

Thanks for looking at my blog today.
Art Journal time tomorrow..... if I get to play again! 
Eileen xx

Monday 16 September 2013

White Wax Crayon Technique and some fantastic news!

Hi ho Crafty Pals, I'm such a happy little blogger today!
I've been lucky enough to win some fantastic stamps from 
Just cannot explain how overjoyed I am.  I adore Wendy's products and have quite a few!
So lucky... Might win the lottery tonight as well!
Back to my card... I taught this White Wax Crayon Technique to my Workshop class last Saturday. Quick, easy but very 'eye' catching!
Stamp your line image with Versafine or Archival black ink onto the reverse, white side, of some Centura Pearl card stock.
Cover some of the lines of the image with the White Wax crayon. This action, of course, forms a resist!
Then randomly plonk on some Distress inks using a blending tool, taking care not to take care! 
When dry, polish off some of the colour from the surface of your card to allow the White Wax to show more clearly.
That's it really ... I blended some more Distress ink colour around the outside of the main image and Aged Mahogany Distress ink around all the outside edges. Mat and layer .. job done ! 
This card is for my friend Mike who needs cheering up after an operation on his poorly knee. Get well soon Mike ! x
Eileen xxx

Sunday 15 September 2013

September Workshop Pictures ... a Happy, happy day!

Evening Bloggers and crafty pals.
I'm sharing some pictures with you today, that I took yesterday at my September workshop.
Such a brilliant time ... I cannot explain how much I enjoyed it all.
I'm still buzzing ... thank you ladies for some more happy memories!

Here are the fabulous cards they made! ......

Thursday 12 September 2013

Designs by Ryn Stamps with a Wendy Vecchi Stencil.

Afternoon Bloggers!
I had a play today with a Wendy Vecchi stencil. 
Some white dimensional paste, distress Stains and 
When the paste had dried I shoved on some 
Treasure Gold gilding wax. So love that stuff!

I added some American seam binding that 
I'd scrunched up before misting with water 
then coloured with the same shade of distress stains.

Rock'n Roll ... all done! 
Thanks for popping by 
 I need to post my last Workshop Sample
that will be tomorrow now!
Eileen xx

Wednesday 11 September 2013

September Workshop Sample #2

Evening Bloggers!
This little card is Sample #2 
for my Workshop 'Students' on Saturday.
A Distress Inks and White Wax Crayon technique.
Quick and easy for Christmas and a bit different!
The stamp was sent to me as a gift, by a lovely lady, Sharon, who lives in America. I love him Sharon. Thank you X
I'll give you more details about how I created this card next week. Don't want to spoil the surprise for my students! lol 
Update; Check out this post for the technique used for this card.
 Thanks for looking at my blog today.
Eileen xxx

Tuesday 3 September 2013

September 2013 Workshop Sample #1

Hello crafty pals! I see I have some new followers!
Smashing stuff! .. Welcome and a huge 
thank you for your interest in my blog x
This card was created using Lavinia Stamps and Distress inks.
NO brayers were hurt whilst making this card
Cos I didn't use one! 
I'll tell you more about this project
 after my September workshop!
Thank you for popping over to look at my blog today.
Back soon.
Eileen x

Monday 2 September 2013

Wendy Vecchi Stamps,Stencils and New Archival Inks = A Page in my Art Journal.

Me again bloggers!
I've been playing with loads of 
Wendy Vecchi products.
Stamps, Stencils and some of the new colours from the Wendy Vecchi Archival Inks Range.
 The RenArt Spritzer along with Distress inks and Distress markers created the background.
 Archival inks were brushed through the stencils.
Bish, bash, bosh with the stamps!
 Job done and all great fun!
Thanks for looking today
Have a good week.
Eileen xx

Sunday 1 September 2013

Lavinia Stamps Challenge #7... Add a Flower.

Morning Bloggers
Starts today!
You could win a voucher 
to spend on Lavinia Stamps 
 So pop over and enter ASAP!
My DT sample was created using Distress inks and three images from Lavinia Stamps plus a 'shadow' circle stamp that I've had for years!
I'll be back soon.
Thanks for looking today
Eileen xxx