Wednesday 30 August 2017

Visible Image 'Live Life Now' Stamp and Distress Oxide Inks

Yo..... All you Crafty Bloggers and Followers.
 Its been raining hard here in North Kent
 so I've been forced to remain at my Craft Desk all day! 
As I've just joined the Design Team at Visible Image
it was a super excuse to play!


The beautiful Butterfly from the 'Live life Now' set 
 and one of the stamps from the 'Visometry' Set 
 as a background feature.

 It's been a super day!
A few lines with a black ink pen and a ruler
 plus some sequins and white dots
Job done!  
Back soon and 
thanks for popping over to my Blog today
Eileen xx

Sunday 27 August 2017

Rochester Workshops September 2017 - Sample Two

Hello Crafty friends.
I'm sharing a card today using Imagination Crafts Stencils
 and a few other products, that we will be creating at 
my September 2017 Workshops.
Limited places available for 2nd and 9th September.
 My classes are held in the Allhallows Village Hall
 twelve miles north of Rochester, Kent. for more details
 Thank you for looking today x


Thursday 24 August 2017

Rochester Workshop September 2017 - Sample One

 I'm featuring some super Imagination Crafts
 products during my September Workshop.
I love the ''Art Stamps'' and this is my first sample
 using the 'Perfume Bottles'. 
Please email me for details - limited places
Back soon with Sample Two which
will mean...  getting inky with Stencils!  
Eileen xx

Lavinia Stamps Show on Hochanda TV - Today!

Lavinia Stamps will be on Hochanda TV today.
Two Shows, 8am and again at 2pm. Brand NEW stamps. 
Watch us live on Sky 663, Freesat 817
 Freeview 85 and in HD Online.
Amazing designs from Tracey Dutton,
Here are all my Samples for the show. 

Thanks for looking today 
Enjoy the Shows
Eileen x 

Friday 18 August 2017

Lavinia Stamps, Distress Inks and a Memory Box Woodland Oval Die - Picture Tutorial

 Yo! Crafty Friends
Here is the requested Tutorial and list of materials
I've used, as promised, regarding the above cards.
The Base Card ( the image of the die is cut into the front of this) Overall dimensions 11cms x 14.5 cms and is 
White Linen card stock from PapermillDirect.
The Distress inks were blended, using blending tools, onto the Lavinia Stamps new Multifarious White Card
 flipping BRILLIANT for blending! 
The card 'topper' size is 10 x 14 cms
Just slightly smaller than the base card.
Squeezed Lemonade DI blended  right in the middle

 Peacock DI blended all the way around the outside.
 Aim for a deep colour and blend towards the yellow 
but avoid the middle.
Blend Picked Raspberry over the top of the blue 
and don't worry if you get a few lines. 
The next step with your Stencil will get rid of those.
Blend towards the middle using LOTS of ink
 but again, avoid the yellow core! 

( blend a small amount of Chipped Sapphire DI 
around the edges to darken a little if you want)
Take a Mini Mister and a stencil ( this is an Andy Skinner Stencil )
The other Stencil I've used is from 
Memory Box called Radio Waves.
Mist some water onto your mat, lay the stencil in the water and Mist some more water from the spray, onto the top of the stencil. 

 Lay the wet Stencil down on top of the 
inked card and gently cover and press down
 with some kitchen towel. 
You are aiming for a 'water bleached' look 
and, to be fair, first time, you may over do
 the water or not add enough.
This part may need a bit of practice (sic) until you get the
 look you want and a 'feel' for the technique. 
But hey! Ink up again, its only a bit of card!

Dry your Art Work with a heat gun  before Stamping.
 I stamped with Versafine Onyx Black, the Lavinia Stamps
 Spellbound Fairy on one card and 
 After Cutting the Woodland Oval image into my 
White Linen Card base it was bring on the Glue!

Glue your stamped Image inside the card base 
 behind the Die Cut Shape 

 Finally ... I lined all of the inside of the base card
 with pretty papers to match the colours
 I've used for my main image on the front. 
I also stamped a few Lavinia Stamps Stars ! 

Hope all this is easy to follow 
please ask if you have questions
Eileen xx

Friday 11 August 2017

Sweet Poppy Stencils On Hochanda TV Today - My Samples.

Sweet Poppy Stencils have two shows on 
Hochanda TV today at 12 noon and 4pm
I've had a super time playing with new Stencils, 
Metallic Paints, Crackle Media and ... 
Cement Balls, both large and small !
  Have a great show Lucy Ellis xx

Thank you for looking over my Blog today. 
Back soon 
Eileen x

Sunday 6 August 2017

Rochester August Workshop Group One - The Results

Yesterdays Workshop was a BLAST
 Fun, laughter and fantastic Art Work 
from the Group One Crew
 mainly featuring Visible Image Stamps
Thank you ladies I loved it all !

 Limited Places left for a repeat of 
this Workshop on Saturday 12th
Please email me for details.

Friday 4 August 2017

Rochester Workshop August 2017 - Samples One and Two

Just a quick Blog post to share
 the samples with you, for my
 Rochester Workshop tomorrow. 
Distress inks and Visible Image stamps. 

Emails for this workshops 'list to bring' have gone out
 for Group One, but please also 
 bring along a Score board and a Black Sharpie Pen .
Back soon.
Eileen x

Tuesday 1 August 2017

The August 2017 Lavinia Stamps Challenge 'Blue and Orange Hues' - Starts Today!

  The NEW Lavinia Stamps Challenge for August is now 
LIVE on Facebook.
Our theme this month is ' Blue and Orange Hues '
 Pop over to the Lavinia Stamps Facebook Page  and join in.  
You could win a Lavinia Stamps Voucher worth £40 ! 

I've used the beautiful ' Chinese Lantern ' for my DT sample.
 Along with the very pretty, tiny magical stars 
  The White 'beads' were created using Rangers Enamel Accents
 Don't forget to 'like' the Lavinia Stamps
 Facebook Page to receive all the 
latest information and inspiration!
Thanks for looking at my Blog today 
Good Luck in the challenge !
Eileen x