Tuesday, 1 November 2011

Humphrey with no snow

good evening  my friends
this is a card i tried to upload in time for Halloween so here it is on November the 1st
right what have i used
my little Humphrey stamp
once i had inked the stamp i wiped off the snow flakes with a cotton bud  bit fiddly but it worked stamped and coloured in with my spectrum noir pens ,then ran it through with my new Darcie  folder from Crafters companion
once it was embossed i  went in with my distress inks spiced marmalade and shabby shutter  i then added some crystal glitter with glue pen just for that frosty look on the webs matted onto some brown mirri card from my stash then onto core-dination then onto a pre printed paper from nit wits used some spotty ribbon from Joanna Sheen
i do hope you like how it turned out
thank you for popping by
hugs linda xxx

A little something in blue Humphrey

hi everyone 
a quick little card made from my favourite Humphrey image
i coloured him in with spectrum noir pens used my Barbara Grey corner stamp to add a surround for the image inked up in
weathered wood distressing ink
then i went around the edge  my pad must have had a little  bit of brown ink on
what a happy accident 
it tied in with his boots matted onto gold miri card then onto core-dination card stock and  a checked backing paper from nit wits  which i had stencilled the snow flakes in same distressing inks  to get a shadow look
added some gold mirri snow flakes and card candi to finish
i hope your having a great day
thank you for popping by today
hugs linda xxx

testing blog


I'm testing live writer   please bare with me ….ok it’s more than likely been around for ever but  it’s all new to me

had so much trouble with blogger and my post and pictures going AWOL over past few days

it’s driving me crazy …. so I'm taking peoples advice and giving it a bash

have no idea what I'm doing so headache city…. here i come lol

please bare with me if you can  

once i get my head around this new gadget …!

normal service will resume … fingers crossed for me

so far i have found out how to upload picture and new text  button as for anything else lol not got there yet!!!!

would you please be so kind and let me know if you can see  little calendar images?

thank you for popping by today

hugs linda xxx 


Sunday, 30 October 2011

finished painting

here is the finished painting using the step by step from earlier post
i hope you approve it's already to frame...
hugs linda xxx

how to create a picture with the new Sheena Douglass lake side stamps

 how to create a  picture for your home 
with the new sketchy stamps from Sheena
this is a 8" x10"
as you will see i have cut a piece of water colour card  larger than the size i need then with  bog standard masking tape i made a frame to the required size that fits the mount in the frame
make sure you stick it firmly down  on the inside edges so that the water colours don't bleed under but really this wont matter as it will be covered by a mount

right here goes  
starting nearly at the top of the paper
as you can see i have used the mountains for my distance i stamped it twice  don't worry about the join you will be painting over it
i used versa fine smokey grey ink   for my water coloured images it's softer than black and takes the water colours paints very well if you  heat set  it...

middle distance 
 now i stamped the tree set on the left

yet again building up the scene  
your going to think hello!!!!  they don't work  but hold your horses it will all come together 

then with the separate branch image  i added more to the top of the tree 
now get your pencil yep a simple pencil!!!!and join it all together 
see  the image below

 see it does work!!  
just extend the tree  at the base and at the top of the tree 
then again  the land with the group of trees and add some extra clumps of grass 
your now ready to start painting
i hope you will try this it would make a fantastic gift  for anyone  once framed
have a great day 
hugs linda xxx

last day of sneaky peeps

here  is a little water colour using just the boats and a sentiment
honestly these stamps are so versatile they all mix and match perfectly
they are so good

and finally heat embossing the little silhouette makes some super quick card
but so effective on the inside i used the sentiment that says remember when
well i hope you have enjoyed my sneaky peeps of Sheena's new sketchy range
as much as i have enjoyed  using the images
do try and catch the shows with Sheena today on create and craft  today
9am...11am...and 3pm
thank you for popping by today
hugs linda xxxx
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