Friday, 15 November 2013

Sheena Douglass New Coastal stamps

hi there Crafters
so it's nearly Launch time for 
New Sheena Douglass
Coastal Stamps

 my card for today 

i used Distressing inks on this one 
stamped the sand dune with distress markers
then colored a strip of card with more distressing inks  
stamped the Puffin and bird in black 
then removed  the color from the puffin with clean water
matted and layered onto brown mirri and core-dination card
a little bit of ribbon and a wooden button to finish off
i think 
that full flash of color draws your eye to the puffin
thanks for dropping by 
hugs linda xxx

Wednesday, 13 November 2013

More Silks and the beautiful Sheena Douglass stamps

Hi there crafters
 more from the silks for you today 
set 6 Christmas colors with Ice

for this box of crackers i used set 6  straight from the jar onto Neenah with cut and dry foam
randomly sponged all three colors how easy is that to make backgrounds no muddy colors cut out the crackers with a tonic die then made the box with my Ultimate box board 

but this is the exciting bit

you can change the colors with the Ice
it's a very understated  color in the jar that holds pure magic
i made a very watery puddle of each of the colors from set 6 then added the ice
so you would be able to get the full spectrum  of color tones by just adding water and ice 
be careful with your colors they are very concentrated in colour a little goes a heck of along way!

made the background by dropping all 3 colors onto card then let them mingle together
once it was dry i added a tiny bit more color to each puddle dropped on the darker color and blew out with a straw to get that coral effect  the shells were stamped onto the patterned card then heat embossed with clear cut out and dipped in frantage

 i altered a paper mache box with the same colors to match the card

there is a lot going on with this little box that doesn't show in the picture
i have used modelling paste and the waste die cut branch from my card
cut out the shells that i stamped and decorated the sides and lid using 3d Gel
from Crafters Companion
 i did paint the inside with the red from set 6 just one coat straight from the jar 
no need to do any under painting 
just one coat covered the brown how great is that 
and finally another card 
using the shells Ice and distressing inks
the ice acts as a resist to the inks and with very little effort you can get some fabulous effects in no time at all
thank you for dropping by 
hugs linda x

Tuesday, 12 November 2013

Have you heard the Buzz Silk have hit the building

Hi there crafters
 i have been quite for few days
 when that happens it's because im playing with crafting goodies

 will be staring along side the 
Luminart Silks
 launching over on 
Create and Craft the 16th November
your in for some exciting times with the Silks

 thought i would chat about the Silks

when they arrived i thought OK paint in a pot !!!
 this couldn't have been further from the truth
 they are concentrated color glazes with mica that are water soluble so easy clean up
they don't buckle paper when applied to even a page from a book and
dry very quickly too 

i got set 6  and set 4 to play with
set 6 are to me Christmas colors
Cardinal red Mallard green Emperor's Gold
set 4 are Autumnal with long side a jar of the Ice 
these are swatches are straight from the pots from set 6
 to card stock see how they glimmer
they can be layered on top of one another you don't get mud 
a dream to work with they truly are 
i love them 
great for card makers scrap booker's and artist
in fact the possibilities of Silk are endless you can go direct to stamp with the silks sponge and stencil with no bleed under too
 throw silks with all the other crafting goodies from your stash                                                    the world is your oyster 

so you have seen the silks 
now for my card using 
the Coastal Stamps from Sheena using set 4
 i made the background paper with the colors from set 4 then stamped out the image with memento inks colored with my spectrum noirs and added the ice over the top to  give it some sparkle
the best bit was  after applying the ice i went back into darken some area's off the boat with my pens how great is that you can use pens over the silks the anchor was a dull silver  die cut 
so i added the 3 colors on top and heat embossed in clear  for that extra shine
 simply matted and layered onto black card  
Crafters Companion with dew drops to finish
i do hope you will join me again 
thanks for dropping by
hugs linda x