Tuesday 29 December 2015

Designs By Georgina Circle Masks, Donna Downey Butterfly, on a Round Canvas.

Morning all....just a quick share today. Lots of crafty stuff to do!
A large 30cm Round Canvas Board, Distress Inks through some Designs by Georgina Circle Masks, a Donna Downey Butterfly Stencil, plus some 'tarting up' with a few stamps, white and gold ink pens, a bit of flicking with watered down Black Gesso, using a paint brush....

......and finally, a LOT of white paint, brushed on to cover up all the mistakes, fingerprints and other ''stains'' I managed to get all over my art work !

Back tomorrow with a Sweet Poppy Stencil Canvas.
Thank you for looking at my Blog today.
Eileen x

Monday 28 December 2015

Crealies Modern Patchwork Dies No1 and Hero Arts Butterflies = A Thank You Card.

Yo! Christmas is almost over. I hope you had a good one, I did.  Now......I'm exhausted, a few pounds heavier and I'm the proud owner of an empty bank account. Good fun though! 
I made this card before Christmas 'cos I just got fed up with making Christmas cards and longed for the Spring to return!

Its very straight forward. I've cut all of the White circles and shapes from the Crealies Modern Patchwork Dies, set No1 ( Oyster Stamps sell this Crealies Die Set) using Bazzill Card Stock. Then I positioned and layered them up on top of a black card base, cut with a Circle Grand Nestabilities Die.
The Butterflies, that I've plonked on the top, are from a Hero Arts set called ''Butterfly And Flower Stamp And Cuts. DC147'' I've used various colours of Bazzill card stock to cut, then stamped on top of each one using my MISTI to position and stamp accurately in Black Versafine ink. The MISTI is avaiable to preorder, in the UK, from Oyster Stamps. Job done.
Thanks for popping over to my Blog today. Back tomorrow with a Canvas to share with you.
If you have any questions please get in touch I'll always answer and help if I can. 
Eileen xx.

Tuesday 15 December 2015

Sweet Poppy Stencils together with Lavinia Stamps and PanPastels.

Yo!.. I'm back to share two cards with you, both featuring PanPastel backgrounds along with
Sweet Poppy Stencils and Lavinia Stamps.
The stamps are called  Zen Thistles and coordinate nicely with the Zen Thistles Sweet Poppy Stencil. Both the Stamps and Stencils are designs from the very talented Tracy Dutton. The two little Fairies are also from Lavinia Stamps.
Both cards share the same technique. A PanPastel background, stamped using Versafine Black inks and the Lavinia Stamps images and then, when totally dry, I applied white dimensional paste through the stencil and allowed it to dry before matting and laying.

My second card was created in exactly the same way using the Sweet Poppy Agapanthus Stencil and Lavinia Stamps Dandelions.
Thanks for popping along to look again today and I'll be back tomorrow!
Eileen xx

Rochester Workshop December 2015 Group Two - The Results

Today I'm sharing the fabulous Master-boards Art Work, from the Group Two ladies that attended my December Workshop last Saturday. It was a smaller group than the weekend before, but still as lively!
Fantastic fun, the time just flew by and we all scoffed Barbara Cleggett's Glorious Baking!
I enjoyed every minute and hid a load of mince pies to take home!

Thanks for looking today. Such colourful, amazing, pretty samples of Art Work...they are all fab! 
I'll be back later with some cards I've made using Sweet Poppy Stencils.
Eileen xxx

Monday 7 December 2015

Rochester Workshop December 2015 Group One - The Results

Yo! Last Saturday I hosted one of my December Workshops in Rochester and it was a humdinger of a day!
Had so much fun as I shared my Master-Board Technique with the Group One Ladies and Eric.  I've had so many emails requesting a You-Tube Tutorial on this, so I promise I will film one January latest, earlier if I get time... In the meantime look at this little lot of gorgeous colour! Thank you ladies and Eric for a smashing, happy, spangly day!

Looking forward to Saturday 12th and the Workshop for my Group Two Ladies... a couple of places left if you wish to book, please email me ... eileen@ken-godwin.com

Sunday 29 November 2015

Rochester Workshops - December 2015 Samples.

Triptych  8'' x 8'' Card from a Master-board background.  After Christmas, when things are a little easier and I'm not so busy, I will be filming a You -Tube of this very easy technique. Rochester Workshop classes  5th and 12th December, now booking, limited places.

Thank you for looking at my Blog today .. I  appreciate all the support you give me, very much  xxxx
Eileen x

Monday 23 November 2015

Crealies Modern Patchwork Dies - No 7 and No 8

Hello everyone. I'm pleased to share two cards with you today that I created using stunning Crealies Dies and Stamps.
Card one features the Modern Patchwork Die No 8.

Various shapes cut from the set of dies, were layered onto the main circle from the set, AFTER, I had created the background of colours with Distress Inks. I used a couple of the smaller circles, cutting out 'negative shapes' from copier paper, these shapes then acted as my stencils. Finally I got to work with some fabulous little stamps from the Crealies 'Bits and Pieces' Range.
The Eye and the Art word stamps are from a Studio 490 Set.

The second card uses Die Cut Shapes from the Modern Patchwork Die No 7. Again, using the circle shapes from the No 8 set as stencils along with Distress inks.
The sentiment stamp is from Chocolate Baroque .
I had great fun with the Crealies Dies, they are so versatile. You will find them at Oyster Stamps in the UK.
Thanks for looking today
Eileen xx

Thursday 19 November 2015

MISTI Stamp Press - Bokeh Technique.

I've been playing with a MISTI Stamp press today, from Oyster Stamps. The background was created using my favourite Circle Stamps from Oak House Studio (mounted on normal acrylic blocks) along with various Memento Inks and White Pigment ink for the Bokeh Technique ( see You Tube for this ) MISTI came in handy for the accurate positioning of the other stamps I've featured here from my stash. Quick and easy !

Thanks for looking today
Back soon.
Eileen xxx

Wednesday 18 November 2015

Rochester Workshop November 2015 - Group Two Results

My Rochester, Group Two, Workshop last Saturday another 'spangley' busy day!
More Christmas Toppers, much laughter and chit -chat as we worked  plus yummy cakes from Barbara Cleggett and Bob!  Thanks everyone for making it so enjoyable!

 Didn't they do well!
Thanks for looking today
Back soon. Eileen xxx