Friday 25 October 2013

Imagination Crafts Stencils, Distress Inks and some Sparkle Gel Medium.

 Hi ho Bloggers. 
A quick post to share with you a few cards, using some products from Imagination Crafts

My first card was created with a stencil, some very pretty back ground paper designed by Tracey Dutton from Lavinia Stamps and some Sparkle Medium Glimmer Gel Paste, along with various colours of Distress inks.
I attached the stencil to my background paper with some Lo tac masking tape, it's a good quality weight paper, and coloured the image through the stencil with the Distress Inks.
Remove the stencil and dry the inks with a heat gun. Tape the stencil back over the image and apply the Gel Medium through the stencil.
Remove the stencil and allow the image to dry for
several hours... don't touch!  Pop your stencil into water to clean.

Imagination Crafts have a fabulous selection of stencils on their web site and I used some of them for all the samples posted here. Check out more of their products on QVC too!
Both the Holly and Butterfly cards were created using the same technique as above but after applying the Gel Medium and removing the stencil, I tipped Micro Beads over the image.
These cards took longer to dry but I really love this 'look'!

My final card this morning (another post using Sparkle Gel later) again features the beautiful background papers, a stencil with the same image to match the paper and some black dimensional paste I had in my stash.

Thank you for popping by my blog to look. I'll be posting some small cards later, that I created with various colours of the Sparkle Mediums along with some brass Christmas Stencils that I've had for YEARS and were FREE with various magazines I bet you have some in your crafty stash too! 
Eileen xxx

Wednesday 23 October 2013

Designs by Ryn NEW Stamps and Distress inks.

Hi Bloggers! Quick post today, to share a card I've made, using some more of Ryn's new stamps.
The Spiral Set, was stamped onto the reverse, white side, of Centura Pearl card stock, using Versamark ink and heat embossed with white embossing powder. Then I created the colourful background with a solid circle shadow stamp and loads of Distress Inks over the top of the main images. After the Distress inks were dry, I polished the Spiral images with some kitchen towel, this removed the residue of the inks. A few dots with some black and white Rangers Enamel and a diecut Birthday die. Job done!
Loved making this. 
Thanks for looking at my Blog today.
See you soon.
Eileen xx 

Monday 21 October 2013

Coventry Workshop Sample ... Distress Inks, Stampendous Stamp and a White Wax Crayon.

Hello bloggers, A quick post today, to share with  you, one of the sample projects, that my crafty visitors to my Coventry Workshop, will be making on Tuesday 29th October.
I've used this White Wax Crayon Technique before, at one of my Rochester Workshops and my 'students' loved it! 
The stamp is 'Ranunculus Field' from Stampendous. One of my favourite Stamps.
See this post for a 'How to do' tutorial for this technique and here for another example.
Thanks for popping by my Blog today.
Back tomorrow
Eileen xx

Sunday 20 October 2013

Sweet Poppy Stencils ...... on Create and Craft TV in November!

Yo ho! Bloggers.. I see NEW followers! ... Thank you so much for your interest in my Blog.... makes my day! X
A fantastic, Sweet Poppy Stencils show, will be on your TV screens again soon ... In November, on Sky 671, Create and Craft TV shopping channel. I'll let you know the time, I promise.
Lucy, from Sweet Poppy Stencils, will be doing the most amazing demonstrations! You won't want to miss it!
The fabulous Stencil I've used here is Agapanthus, a design by Tracey Dutton of Lavinia Stamps and you can see I've stamped a couple of the Lavinia Stamps, Dandelions as well. 
Some Gold, Dimensional Paste, also from the Sweet Poppy Stencils web store HERE ... fabulous stuff and it's job done! 
Thanks for looking today. Enjoy your Sunday... back tomorrow with a very colourful card!
Eileen xx

Thursday 17 October 2013

Lavinia Stamps ..... Some lovely NEW Zentangle Stamp Designs.

Hello Bloggers! A quick Tag today, to show off some brand NEW Stamps from LAVINIA STAMPS. 
Zen Tree and Zen Plant on a Distress Inks background, using Ripe Persimmon and Mustard Seed colours. 
A little bleach here and there plus Rangers Liquid Enamel in both black and white.
Some small Lavinia stars, a  quick dash of glitter .... done and dusted.
Don't forget to pop over and see our Lavinia Stamps Challenge Blog
If you enter, you could win a WHOPPING £40 Voucher to spend on Lavinia Stamps!  
Thanks for looking today please come back tomorrow for a Sweet Poppy Stencil card.
Eileen xx

Wednesday 16 October 2013

Designs by Ryn... NEW STAMPS!

Morning Bloggers.... Today, I'm sharing a Tag with you, that I created using some NEW stamps from Designs By Ryn. Find her website HERE!

They are the most fabulous stamps and I'm looking forward to sharing more sample projects with you.
The main texture on this tag was created with a Tim Holtz Texture Fade embossing folder called 'Ink Splats'. After running it through my Big-shot, I painted the Tag with white Gesso, then dried it with a heat gun, before blending various colours of Distress inks to produce this background. Then I stamped Ryn's new Compound Leaf with black Versafine Ink.. a few bits of  tarting up here and there, some American Seam Binding coloured with Distress Stains and that's it, job done.
Lavinia Stamps, New Stamp Designs tomorrow .... please come back and have a look. It's all happening here!
Thanks for popping by today and cheers to you all for the super emails and comments. XXx
Eileen xxx 

Monday 14 October 2013

October 2013, Rochester Workshops... Both of 'em and Holly begging for a cheese Roll!

Me and Elaine 
  Hello Bloggers 
I'm sharing some pictures with you today, that were taken over the weekend at my Workshops.
What smashing days and super results.
Ladies, I loved, loved, loved every minute!
Thank you for your company, Barbara's fantastic cake and quiche.
Plus the jars of Jam .. Oh yes..... and the Fruit Gums! 

Holly, trying to 'Mug' a cheese roll from Margaret!

Sunday 'Art Journal Day '

Me and Sarn

Me, doing some work!
Thank you for popping by today.
I will do another post and blog all of the Blog Links from both classes, as soon as everyone has had a chance to post their projects.
Fantastic time.... happy days 
Eileen xx

Thursday 10 October 2013

Rochester Workshop Samples - #2 and #3 for Saturday 12th October.

Hi ho Bloggers!
Two Workshop Samples here
that my crafty visitors will be 
creating at my workshop on Saturday.
I'll tell you how I made them next week ;) 

Thanks for popping over to my blog today.
Back soon.
Eileen xxx

Saturday 5 October 2013

Rochester Workshop - Saturday 12th.... Sample #1....

Yo ho all you Bloggers! 
This is Sample #1 for my crafty visitors to make, at my Saturday Techniques Based Workshop, on the 12th October.
Tim Holtz Stamps along with a Wendy Vecchi Stencil and Acrylic Paints.
Sample #2 to be posted soon ! Have a good weekend and cheers to you for popping by to look at my blog x
Eileen xxx

Wednesday 2 October 2013

Art Journal Page.... with the fabulous Andy Skinner 'SkullDuggery' Stencil

Morning bloggers.
I've been having fun with my Art Journal Pages again!
A Dylusions Journal, some Distress Markers and a Copic Air Brushing system thingy that I bought at Ally Pally, plus a few Stencils.(Please beware that the ink from the markers does not last long if you are using them with this system!)
The Skull stencil, Oooooo so handsome! is 'Skullduggery' by Andy Skinner.
I also added the stripes from a Tim Holtz Stencil.
I love my holidays away in the caravan.It's crafting every day... the weather is sunny... but who cares!! 
Have a good week and thanks for popping by
Eileen x

Tuesday 1 October 2013

Lavinia Stamps Challenge # 8

Morning bloggers. A new challenge from Lavinia Stamps starts today! You could win a WHOPPING £40 voucher to spend in the Lavinia Stamps web shop. Pop over and see the super inspiration
from our Design Team and get crafting! 
The theme is 'Autumn Colours'
I used the very pretty Maple Leaf stamp on my first card along with a Sweet Poppy Stencil in the same design.
I attached the stencil to my White linen card stock and coloured the leaves through the stencil with Distress Inks.
Remove the stencil and dry the inks with a heat gun.  
After cleaning the stencil I attached it back into place and taped it firmly down again with some lo tac tape.  
Apply Translucent Paste  then very carefully remove the stencil and cover the image with clear Micro Beads.
Leave the card to dry overnight .... don't be tempted to touch!

My second card to share with you is the lovely leaf stamp, stamped using various colours of distress inks... quick and very easy to do.
The sentiment on the card is a 'Rub On'.
Thanks for looking today and don't forget to enter the Challenge you could win the super prize! 
Eileen xx