Friday 21 May 2021

Hibiscus & Butterflies Skull

 Our DT member Irene Carolan sent us this sample and we were struck by the way that she has coloured around the image as well as inside the image.
So we decided to duplicate the look but Vicky and I chose 2 different mediums.
Both images were stamped in black onto Kraft card

I chose to colour mine with Polychromos pencils

and Vicky chose Brushables, pigment pens.

Obviously I did not spend as much time on mine as you can see that Irene did on hers, building up layers of colour with her pencils. 
But you will see me demonstrate one of these on The Craft Store TV at 3pm on Saturday 22nd May.

Geisha Skully

 Geisha Skully will be making her debut in our show on The Craft Store TV on Saturday 22nd May at 3pm along with several other designs by Teri Sherman.
The top card is stamped onto Inchies and watercoloured
the bottom card is stamped onto craft card and coloured with chalk pencils.

Thursday 20 May 2021

Keeping it Simple

 Keeping it simple with only 3 different Versafine inkpads and 3 stamps.
Wisteria, Bee and Thinking of you.
Because of their solid style the inkpad does all the work.
They are stamped onto a sealed surface card which keeps the ink vibrant.

Monday 17 May 2021

Colourful Mod Garden

 This one took me quite a while but I really wanted to have the Mod Garden with different coloured tops on so I coloured the stamp with water based pens but could only colour a couple at a time and then stamp, hence why it took quite a while.
The butterfly is stamped onto acetate and coloured on the reverse with Diamond Glaze and mica powders.

Wednesday 12 May 2021

Mod Bloom in Amazing Glaze

 Did you catch our show on The Craft Store TV yesterday?
This is one of the cards I made using our Mod Blooms.
I covered the Twinchie in 3 layers of Amazing Glaze and then 2 layers of Gold embossing powder before inking with Pink Cosmos Stazon Pigment and stamping into the hot embossing powder.
The dragonfly is in the set with the Mod Bloom.

Friday 30 April 2021

Twinchie Scenes

 If you watched our last show on The Craft Store ( 20th April) you will have seen these cards.
The top card is one I made for The Craft Store YouTube tutorial.
For both cards I stamped onto Twinchies with our Scenic Sailing and on the top one I also used one of our Hot Air Balloons.
I stamped the boats and balloon first and then masked them with our Eclipse Masking Tape before stamping the Scene.
I then masked the scene before inking the sky with Tumbled Glass Distress Oxide and stamping some clouds from our Dottiness set.
After removing all the masks I coloured with Aquacrayons.
Once dry I inked with a clear inkpad and applied two layers of Amazing Glaze to give the glazed tile finish.

Thursday 15 April 2021

Thatched Cottage with roses

 Firstly stamp the small Poppies multiple times, masking each one with Eclipse Masking tape as you go.  And then stamp the Thatched Cottage.
Remove all masks and colour

Tuesday 13 April 2021

The Queen of Shrink

 Did you hear Yiannis on The Craft Store during our show on Monday - he called me 
The Queen of Shrink
Apparently I need to get a T-shirt with my new name on.  Can I buy one or do I need to make one?

I was shrinking Poppies at the time but I haven't photographed that card yet so here is a necklace I made with black shrink plastic and our grunge flowers stamped with a glitter acrylic paint.

Friday 2 April 2021

Happy Easter

 I hope you have a wonderful Easter weekend and manage to see at least some of your family (in the garden, obviously).  And maybe indulge in a little chocolate
This card was created with our Easter Chicks rubber stamp set.

Wednesday 24 March 2021

Shrink Plaster Easter Eggs

 The little bunny is from our Easter Friends set, designed by Sherry West 
The eggs from our Egg Trio are all stamped onto white shrink plastic with Stazon Pigment inkpads and then some coloured with Brushables.
The greeting is from our Birthday Greetings clear stamp set.
The brolly is from our Fancy Brolly stamp set.
The border is hand drawn with a black fine liner pen.

Sunday 21 March 2021

Acetate Butterflies

 Brenda Weatherill created this card for us using the Old World Swallowtail stamp and also 
the Beautiful Butterfly sentiment stamp.
The butterflies are stamped onto acetate.

Saturday 20 March 2021

As seen on TV

 This is the card that I made on TV earlier this week, well I shrunk the butterfly.
This is our Old World Swallowtail butterfly designed by JudiKins, stamped onto sanded shrink plastic in Grey Stazon Pigment and coloured on the reverse with Brushables.
The background stamps are stamped with the same grey inkpad - 
The background has been splattered with a watered down version of the orange brushable ink.

Friday 19 March 2021

Bunny Buddies

 These 2 little guys are from our Easter Friends stamp set, designed by Sherry West.
Card created by Irene Carolan.

Thursday 18 March 2021

Easter Friends

 Have you seen our Easter Friends designed by Sherry West, aren't they adorable.
This card was created by DT member Irene Carolan and coloured with alcohol pens.

Wednesday 17 March 2021

Shrink Plastic

Wow, it has been a long time since I was on here last - apologies.
Earlier today I was on Hochanda TV and this is 2 of my demo cards.

The top card is intaglio style - white shrink plastic 8.5cm square (anti-static bag) shrunk and then stamped into with our Round Illusion stamp using Stazon Pigment in pink and purple.

The bottom card is one of the new Easter Friends and some Easter Eggs on gold and silver shrink plastic.
I stamped on the gold shrink with grey Stazon pigment and on the silver shrink with pink Stazon pigment.
Before shrinking the gold eggs I coloured the details with a sparkle paint which not only give them sparkle but once shrunk also gives them a raised pattern.