Friday, 24 April 2015

Spring is in the air over at Frosted Designs

Our new challenge over at Frosted Designs is being headed by Kathleen with her choice of "Spring". Spring has finally reached us in the UK, and there are flowers everywhere!!!

I was lucky enough to spend last weekend over at the IndigoBly HQ in Retford, Nottingham and the weather was just beautiful, so I managed to snap a few photo's of the gorgeous flower beds at the hotel where I stayed.

I've used papers from Kaisercraft's "O So Lovely" collection and alphabet is from Rusty Pickle.

As always we have a fabulous prize up for grabs, so get those Spring entries linked up to the challenge, with a direct link back to your blog!!!

At the time this post goes live I'll be back over at IndigoBlu HQ for a full day class with Finnabair, can't wait :)

Happy Crafting

Wednesday, 15 April 2015

Dragons Dream TIO "Blue and Words"

It's my turn to host the challenge over at the Dragons Dream TIO and I would love to see you use "Blue and Words" on your tags along with as usual at least one real stamp.

The background of my tag was created with a couple of different shades of blue paint, with a spritzing of Snow White paint over the top. I love these Doily stamps that Finnabair designed for Prima, they were going to be white but I couldn't find my white embossing powder, so I stamped them out using chipped sapphire distress ink, which I think I prefer, then to finish off I added some of the Tim Holtz remnant rubs over the top.

We would love you to join in with us this time around, just click on the link and please use at least one real stamp on your tag.

Elizabeth x

Friday, 10 April 2015

Craft Stamper Take It Make It Challenge - 'Take A Technique' Colour!

There's still time to get your entries in for the Craft Stampers Take It Make It Challenge where we want you to "Take a Technique" - Colour! No deep, dark grungy colours, keep it bright and cheerful :) and of course please use stamps!!
Leave us a direct link to your artwork and link back to the Craft Stamper Blog. There is a fabulous prize up for grabs from our sponsor's IndigoBlu of two new stamp plates.

My background is made using ripe persimmon,picked raspberry and mustard seed distress inks, blended and then water splashed over the top. The stamps are JOFY and coloured in with Prisma pencils, love them!

So get stamping, keep it bright and get joining in!!!!

Elizabeth x

Frosted Designs - Splatter!

This time around at Frosted Designs HeeSun has chosen the theme of "Splatters" to be incorporated on your projects.
I love these new papers from IndigoBlu, they are designed to be used in mixed media and take paint and gesso brilliantly, without buckling. This sheet started out as shade of cream and brown, but a few layers of paint later became, gold and lilac.

The stamp was designed by the uber talented Limor Webber for IndigoBlu and is called "Dramatic Eye" this is the small version. The word is from another set designed by Limor and this is a cheeky peek lol, but it is a gorgeous set!!!
There are lots of paint splatters in shades of metallic purple and gold, but unfortunately the sheen doesn't show up very well on camera.
Hop over to the blog and check out the amazing artwork from my team mates, I'm sure they will inspire you to join in, and don't forget we have a fabulous prize up for grabs as well!!!

Thursday, 9 April 2015

IndigoBlu Challenge April - Over the Edge!

The challenge over at IndigoBlu this month is "Over the Edge" so stamping on or over the edge of your project.
This is one of the newer stamps called "Dramatic Eye" designed by Limor Webber for IndigoBlu and is available in two different sizes.
The background is a mixture of IndigoBlu's metallic paints and Lyra Polycolour pencils over the top, to create shading, and the illusion of a face, very spooky!
Hop over via the link and check out what the rest of the demonstrator team have created, and why not have a go yourself, there is a fab prize up for grabs!!!!

Elizabeth x

Friday, 3 April 2015

Craft Stamper Take It Make It Challenge April - 'Take A Technique' Colour!

Our challenge over at the Craft Stamper Magazine this month is to use colour, so the world is your Rainbow, just no monochrome or dark projects please, bright colours only!!!
I've shaded a piece of IndigoBlu's Perfect Stamping card with Mowed Lawn and Peacock Feathers Distress Inks, they blend together beautifully on that card. Then using Peacock Feathers stamped the wide lace from IndigoBlu's Nottingham Lace set across the bottom.
The butterflies were stamped onto a piece of turquoise card, cut out and yellow Pan Pastels added to the inner wings.
Both the sentiment and the butterflies are from Kaisercraft.

As always we have a fabulous sponsor, this time around it's IndigoBlu with some of their gorgeous new stamps up for grabs!!!

So we would like to see bright projects this month, you don't have to use the whole rainbow, just please remember to use stamps on your project, leave us a direct link to your artwork, and link back to us at the Craft Stamper Blog for a chance of winning.

Good Luck
Elizabeth x

Thursday, 2 April 2015

O So Lovely!!!

 One of Kaisercrafts new collections this month is O So Lovely, and what a perfect name for this collection, it is just gorgeous. I just added a little sparkle around the edge of the flowers on this paper, one of the index cards and I had beautiful card all ready to go!!!
The lace border die is one of my favourites and also from Kaisercraft, you get two different dies in the set, and they cut and emboss beautifully.

Better get some work done now, I love my job ;)

Elizabeth x

Kaisercraft Design Team 2015 Entry

Three of my favourite projects made with fabulous Kaisercraft products.

Wednesday, 1 April 2015

Dragons Dream TIO - A Rainbow of Colours

Our theme over at the Dragons Dream TIO is a "Rainbow of Colours" we would love to see bright colours and at least one real stamp on your tags.

I created my background from Martha Stewart acrylic paints, smooshed on a work mat to create texture, and blend the colours slightly together.

The "Lost in Thought" stamp is from IndigoBlu and coloured using Lyra Polycolour pencils.