Tuesday 28 January 2014

Sweet Poppy Stencils on Create and Craft TV Today!

Yo ho Bloggers.
Two projects to share with you today. 
One created with Distress Inks, along with a
Tim Holtz Stencil for the background.
I've been enjoying an On-line Stencil Class 
This is where I got the idea from for this card.
 Plus the beautiful 
Sweet Poppy Stencil The Oriental Lily .
There's a Sweet Poppy Stencils Show on 
Create and Craft TV at 1pm and  6pm TODAY.  
 I'll be watching! 

I've used PanPastels for the
 background of this clock . 
The Stencil is Wild Flowers 
A very pretty design from Lavinia Stamps.
The stamps are also from Lavinia Stamps 
 Back soon... thanks for looking today.
Eileen xx

Sunday 26 January 2014

Altered Art Ikea Mirror with Paint and Bitumen ...A Fabulous Karen Clare Workshop

I went to a Workshop today.
It was hosted by the very talented and lovely lady 
 Super fun and I had the MOST amazing time.
We were totally gob-smacked by the 'easy' but stunning techniques we were shown by Karen, that produced fantastic results.
Acrylic paints, Embossed card-stock, 
along with some bitumen and white spirit.
Thank you Karen it was a BLAST! 
Eileen xxx

Thursday 23 January 2014

I've Taken A Stroll Over to You Tube With Lavinia Stamps!

Morning Bloggers and visitors.
Thanks for popping over to my Blog today.
Two cards to show you
Same design but in different colours.
The top card is my favourite.
Lake Mist, Pebble and Slate Adirondack inks,
 blended for the background
Plus Wendy Vecchi Archival inks,various colours.

This card and the colours I've used is on.... 
Oh my, was I excited and nervous at the same time!
So much fun! 
See you soon.
Eileen xxxx

Tuesday 21 January 2014

Oak House Studio Challenge ... a Postcard to myself !


Hey... pop over to Oak House Studio Blog 
 and you could win a super prize!
Design a Postcard to Yourself.... stroll on over
 and get all the details. 
My postcard was created using some lush Colour Chemistry Inks plus a fabulous Leaf Stamp from the
 I've had the sentiment/ message stamp for years in my stash! 
I think it's a very sensible message! 
Thanks for looking today 
Back soon .
Eileen xx

Sunday 19 January 2014

Designs By Ryn Rising Bubbles Stamps... for my Journal Page.

Morning Bloggers.
I had a fun day with my crafty mates at the Allhallows Crop yesterday.
It was 'playtime' with loads of stash. Some things worked, others didn't. My rubbish BIN was full by the end of the day!
This page, in my small Journal, was created using Inktense Blocks for the background, before stamping some circles and heat embossing them in White EP.

A Tim Holtz Stencil and Wendy Vecchi Archival Inks, along with a  
Tim Holtz sentiment stamp and Designs by Ryn Rising Bubbles  
I love 'em! 

Thanks to all my friends at the crop for a very happy day X 
Thank you for checking out my blog today.
Eileen x

Thursday 16 January 2014

Gelatos,Gesso and a PaperArtsy Stamp

Me again Bloggers! 
Another Journal page that I created
 whilst at my Workshop, last Sunday.
This page was painted first with Gesso.
When that was dry, I added a layer of  
White acrylic paint.
After making sure the paint base was dry 
I applied various colours of
 Gelatos stick paints over the top,
 added some water and allowed the colours to drip.
My friend, Chris Hearn had nicer 'drips' than the rest of us.
Chris reckoned we were all suffering from 
 Drip Envy!
More drying then Distress inks applied through a Tim Holtz Stencil.
The main stamped images are 
from PaperArtsy
Thanks for popping over to my Blog. 
Enjoy your day
Eileen xx 

Wednesday 15 January 2014

Designs By Ryn Water Droplet Stamps and PaperArtsy Fresco Chalk Paints

Morning Bloggers and followers.
I had a fun time at my Art Journal Class last Sunday.
This page, in my small journal, was created using 
 PaperArtsy Fresco Finish Chalk paints 

I 'scraped on' various colours of the transparent shades, from the Fresco range, using a small credit card size, piece of plastic, then added a few dabs of their white opaque paint
 and scraped that about too!

Lovely medium to work with.
Thank you for the super comments on my post yesterday.

I'll be back tomorrow with another page from my Journal.
Thanks for popping over to look at my Blog today.
Eileen xx

Tuesday 14 January 2014

January 2014 Rochester Workshop = The Results

I was bribed to smile for the camera!
The January Workshop was a super, busy, fun day!
My ladies created some fantastic cards!

Got to get it right... or Eileen will show off!

Eyes down ... keep going!

"Barbara... there's a Ferret in my bag!" ......... " Really? why haven't I got one then!"
Huh ! ... typical... stand up for a minute and someone nicks yer chair!

Keep working girls.... she's watching!
Eyes down... carry on crafting!

" Be careful Ann... you know there's no cake if its not straight!"

Well done ladies... a happy crafting day 
Thank you ! 
Eileen xx

Wednesday 8 January 2014

A Huge Butterfly Stamp,Distress Markers and the Thumping Technique!

Yo ho Bloggers just a quick post to share
 a fabulous technique that I found on the
I ordered this beautiful Butterfly Stamp
called Swallowtail and it arrived today.
I used Distress Markers and some 
Scattered Straw Distress Inks.
What a cracker! 
Thanks for looking today
Back soon 
Eileen xx

Tuesday 7 January 2014

January 2014 Workshop Sample #3

Afternoon Bloggers and followers.
This is the third and final sample
for my first Workshop of 2014.
Saturday 11th January. Rochester Kent.
 I've really enjoyed making all the samples
 and cannot wait to see my crafty friends.
Plus scoff the cake Barbara Cleggett 
has made for us!

Update on the technique used for this card.
Blend two colours of Distress ink, through a stencil image, that has been placed down onto some Centura Pearl card stock (reverse, white side) using some cut 'n dry foam. 
Stamp your image over the top, with one of the distress colours you have already chosen to use on the stencil, so you achieve this 'tone on tone' look.
Stamp a few flower images onto some spare white card stock with Black Archival or Versafine Black Onyx ink and colour your images with more Distress inks.. cut them out and plonk 'em on!
Ta dah!
Eileen xxx

Monday 6 January 2014

January 2014 Workshop # 2

Hi ho Bloggers and followers.
This is my second sample
for my first Workshop of 2014.
Saturday 11th January. Rochester Kent.
This card sample showcases a fabulous stamp from 
I'll update all my sample posts with details 
regarding the techniques I used, on Monday 13th.
Back tomorrow with the last sample.
Update on the technique used for this card.
The Clematis Tower Stamp from Oak House Studios 
was stamped onto the reverse, white side, of some Centura Pearl card stock with Black Archival Ink. 
I painted the flowers with Masking Fluid ( use an OLD paint brush!) then left it to dry for an hour or two before blending distress inks over the top. I dabbed the background here and there with a baby wipe, to remove some of the inks for added texture.
When the colours are dry, rub off the masking fluid, using your finger, from the flower heads, to reveal the white card stock underneath. More Flower were stamped onto plain,white card then cut out and layered on top.
Eileen xxx

Sunday 5 January 2014

January 2014 Workshop Sample #1

 Hello all you Bloggers and followers.
I'm busy prepping this week
for my first Workshop of 2014.
Saturday 11th January. Rochester Kent.
The workshop is sold out so
 I'm  going to be busy, keeping order!!!!
This is sample #1
Sample 2# tomorrow, Some flower Power!
Have a good week.
Stay safe and dry during these awful storms.
Quick update on the technique for this card.
Centura Pearl card stock embossed using a
Tim Holtz Texture fades embossing folder.
 Distress inks blended over the top on the 
WHITE, reverse side. Dry with a heat gun
then outline the letters with a white ink pen.
The Heart dies cuts were coloured 
with distress inks and images were stamp with Black Versafine or Archival Inks. 
Eileen xx

Wednesday 1 January 2014

Lavinia Challenge #1 ... Credit Card Background And Some Glitter!

Happy New Year all you bloggers and followers.
This Tag is my DT sample for the new 
Lavinia Stamps Challenge that starts today.
Add some Glitter 
We are now accepting EMAIL ENTRIES 
Please tell all your crafty friends, that do not have a blog, that they might win a 
Voucher for a WHOPPING £40 
if they make a project using Lavinia Stamps images.
(Please READ our Rules on the challenge Blog)
Then enter it into our challenge.
The background of this tag was 
NOT made using my Gelli Plate. 
No.... it was created using the item you might use to BUY your Gelli Plate with
A CREDIT CARD  ( or, as in this case, my Co-op membership card.... along with some paint !)
Back soon ... enjoy your day.
Eileen xxxx