Wednesday, 5 April 2017

Temptingly tropical Peacocks - 2 versions of the same card

Good Afternoon all

Today I have 2 versions of the same card to show you.

I love the temptingly tropical stamps and in particular the Peacock, the first version is using Aqua tints painted on in wiggly stripes and sprayed with a little water to blend.  I dried off the ink and used an anti static bag and stamped on the peacock feathers and coloured in the eye detail with pure aqua tint colour to make it pop.  I cut the card down to 7" square and stamped the peacock head and the sentiment on the spare card and used a white pen to highlight the eye area and more pure aquatint on the head and body. I added the Peacock head and the sentiment to the card and mounted it onto some teal Centura pearl card and onto a white 8x8 card blank.

The second version is using the Tim Holtz Distress oxide inks, I luuuuuuurve these very much!
They give a lovely creamy chalky texture

I used a sponge to add the colour to a A4 piece of Sheena Stamping card and sprayed with water to blend a little more and dried off.  I used my anti static bag and stamped and embossed the peacock feathers in black and coloured in the eyes.  I did sponge on a little more which took off some of the embossing powder but I liked the distressed look it gave and where it has gone a little pale I used a pen to ink in the line. The card was cut down to 7" square.  The peacock head and sentiment was stamped onto spare card and the oxide inks used to enhance the colours.  I mounted it on black card and added 2 layers of ribbon before adding the sentiment and head, before adding to an 8" card blank.

Thank you so much for visiting my little blog and I hope I have given you some inspiration to play with all your stamps and inks, until the next time xx

Thursday, 23 March 2017

Temptingly Tropical - Sheena Douglass Samples

Good Afternoon all

Better late than never, here are my Sheena Samples for the Temptingly Tropical shows

Kraft card based stamped in Pebeo Crème Pearl, the hibiscus flower stamped and masked 4 times and the hummingbirds stamped embossed and cut out.

Pebeo Crème paints, create a flower stencil, and aquablend pencils

Peacock feathers stamps and embossed on acetate and coloured from behind with the Pebeo crème paints, dragonfly body from the perfect partners range, corrugated cardboard backing with the paper taken off and stamped and gilding waxed.  The frame was also stamped with the peacock feather and embossed and gilding wax.

Pebeo crème paints sponged onto the frame, the images were stamped with archival brown and coloured with the Aqua pencils

Pebeo crème paints scraped on using a palette knife, leaves from the love birds added to the branches and coloured with the pebeo crème, glossy accents as the water drops.

a clean and simple card with the love birds coloured using the Aqua blend pencils.

Many thanks

Jenny x

Monday, 27 February 2017

Sheena Douglass - Create a Flower Launch

Well what a weekend wow wow and wow.

The shows were fabulous and the stock flew, Here are my samples, if you would like any more info on any of my makes please let me know.

Silk flower and canvas leaves

Copper and leather swirls

Stamped and embossed in white and inked

Painted silk and Lace large flower smaller paper wired ones
Butterfly made from leaves

Painted and stamped background and hessian and paper leaves

Copper sheet and faux leather leaves and a wired centre with swirls and mini clock parts
Stencilled background and frame

Faux leather necklace and hand made box

Stencilled and modelling paste and inks
flowers made with card

a painted passata jar with concrete paste and felt flowers all wired and double sided

Faux leather brooch stamped and hand made box

Copy paper painted and wired petals with leaves 

Leaf Stencil in 2 colours and red is the barking mad stencil
mixed media cut out and stamped flower

Friday, 17 February 2017

Sheena Douglass Word Stamps

Good morning all

I thought I would put all my samples for the word shows in one post.  All are using the Crafters companion 8x8 folders and sparkle pens and Sheena's new word stamps

A thin layer of modelling paste and 3 of the folders pressed into it,
 looks a bit like snake skin

Stamped background  and embossed

Stamped and embossed, flower from the accents on the word stamps

Embossed and Copper embossing powder, flower made from the accent
on the word stamps


Stamped and embossing powder and embossed

Stamped, Embossing powder and embossed

Modelling past with the wood grain folder pressed into it, Distress inks,
Dragonfly from the perfect partners,
 and flower made with the accent on the word stamps

inked and embossed

inked and embossed, butterfly from Day of the dead stamps

inked and embossed

Thank you for visiting and hope to see you next time x

Friday, 10 February 2017

Sheena Douglas new words stamps

Good morning all

The year is racing ahead and as usual I am behind with my blogging, Apologies!!

Sheena Douglass has new word stamps out on Monday 13 February on Hochanda starting at 8pm for a One day Special, along with Crafters Companion 8x8 embossing folders and Spectrum Noir sparkle pens.

My first sample I have shown is using the wood embossing folder and gold/biscuit and green sparkle pens with shades of brown distress inks

I have thinly spread embossing paste on the frame and pressed the folder into the paste, let it dry and coloured with the distress inks and some sparkle.

The middle section is the gold and biscuit sparkle pen and the accent from the stamp sheet stamped in a design and the word stamped and embossed on the sparkly gold background and layered.  I used the accent stamp to make a small flower and the dragonfly from the Perfect partners set.

I will be back with more samples over the weekend, thank you for visiting and have a fab Friday xx

Monday, 9 January 2017

Celebrations of any sort - 18th birthday card

Good Evening all
The card I am showing today was made for a Celebrations of any sort challenge post on Sheena Douglass Inkettes site and also for an 18th birthday in a couple of weeks.


 The background was inked with spiced marmalade and picked raspberry distress inks through Sheena's groovy 60's stencil and then spiced marmalade blended in between.

 I used Sheena's Day of the Dead Music embossing folder twice and then ran the picked raspberry ink over the top to bring out the embossing
 This was a background made with the Pebeo marker pens and blended and then picked raspberry ink blended round the edges as shown below
 I stamped the groovy girls in Archival ink - don't worry if it doesn't stamp cleanly as once they are cut out they will be inked again
 The girls were cut out and inked the edges in black then used versamark on them and embossed in black
A piece of white card was edged with a raspberry sparkle pen and edged with a black pebeo marker, put that on the blended pen background and edged that too with a black pebeo marker
The numbers were from my chipboard crafty stash and coloured with the sparkle pen and the sentiments were embossed in black and embossed
Thank you for visiting and hope to see you again xx

Wednesday, 21 December 2016

Metallic and Sparkle Rock!

Good Afternoon

Hope you got to see Sheena's shows on Monday and Tuesday this week, the techniques were fab, always great to learn new ones

Here are my samples for the show and my original samples as well

Original Samples

Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog and I hope to see you again soon xx