Thursday, 25 June 2015

BoBunny - Garden Journal Collection

I love my DT box from Jones Crafts, Nottingham this month, it was absolutely crammed with gorgeous products. Candy Box Crafts have brought out a new stand for Distress Inks that holds 60 of the pads. As with all of their products it was so simple to put together as all the pieces have letter's to match up, and then add a little glue it couldn't be simpler!

The new Garden Journal papers from BoBunny are just yummy, soft beautiful greys, creams, pinks and teal, all with a garden theme including birds, journal pages, eggs and plants.

I gave my stand a colour wash of watered down gesso and finally decided to use the beautiful grey feather paper to decorate the outside. Then to add a little more colour and to loose the very clean look, brushed over some evergreen bough distress ink, perfect, now I have a very pretty shabby chic ink pad stand.

Finally time to print out new colour labels from Sir Tim and get my rainbow of inks in their new home :)

Elizabeth x

Friday, 19 June 2015

There Ain't No Cure for the Summertime Blues over at Frosted Designs

Well my summertime blues have arrived along with the rain here in Wales, fingers crossed the sun will make an appearance soon!

Our theme this time over at Frosted Designs has been chosen by the fabulous Tommy Jo, Summertime Blues, so lots of blue, seaside, summer flowers. As I live at the seaside and love everything beachy or nautical, is just perfect for me. I made my calendar using papers from Kaisercrafts Sandy Toes collection along with a die cut seahorse from my friend Caroline.
He was heat embossed using Wow Neutral Shimmer and a little evergreen bough distress ink brushed along his back.

So that's out theme, why not come over and join in with our challenge, and beat those summertime blues!

Wednesday, 17 June 2015

IndigoBlu Belle

I am unbelievably proud and excited to announce that I'm one of the lucky members of the new IndigoBlu International Design Team It's a great honour to be working alongside so many amazing and talented designers from all around the world.
We have exciting times ahead, lots of new products and new techniques that I can't wait to share with everybody.

Elizabeth x

Friday, 12 June 2015

Craft Stamper Take It Make It Challenge - Take A Technique - Texture

Our challenge is well underway over at the Craft Stamper Magazine Blog and we've had some fabulous entries already, who are all in with a chance of winning £20 worth of Rubber Dance Stamps or having their artwork in print in the magazine.

Our theme is "Texture" so using scraps of both paper and fabric ribbons I created my background, along with Whimberry Pie and Snow White paints from IndigoBlu love those two colours together, they are so soft.

The Poppies were also stamped out in Whimberry Pie and water coloured with it as well, before spritzing the whole lots with Snow White, and layering up onto a white card base.

So get your thinking caps on add some texture to your project along with some stamping of course, leave a direct link back to your submitted entry then we can pay your blog a visit for a closer look.

Good luck, Elizabeth x

Friday, 5 June 2015

Craft Stamper's Take It Make It Challenge June - Take A Technique - Texture

It's time for another new challenge over at the Craft Stamper Magazine Blog and this month is a technique, so we would to see "Texture" on your stamped projects.

We have a fabulous sponsor Rubber Dance who have donated a fantastic prize of £20 worth of stamps!

So get creating using texture on your stamped projects, add a direct link to your piece of artwork so we can visit, and please don't forget to link back to the Craft Stamper Blog You can enter upto three pieces of artwork, just one per post please!

My texture has been created using the gorgeous thick metallic paints from IndigoBlu the pattern reminded me of seaweed. So out came the "Under The Sea" stamp collection which work perfectly with my background and also my new Oceana Corner die from Memory Box.
I added colour to the fish, seahorses and corner die with the metallic paints, it's such a shame that you can't see the sheen from the paint in the photo.

There is lots more inspiration from the rest of the DT on the blog to get you started :) and don't forget one lucky person will also have their project in print in a future copy of the magazine, so please keep your artwork in a safe place.

Happy Crafting
Elizabeth x

Thursday, 4 June 2015

IndigoBlu Challenge - Pocket Full of Posies

The current challenge over at the IndigoBlu Challenge Blog is a Pocket Full of Posies, which fit's the bill perfectly for the newly released Poppy stamps.

I've created a scrapbook page using a the script paper from the Fontastic 12"x12" pack, torn and then inked around the edges, before adding it onto a piece of 12" square black cardstock.

The Spellbinders swirly leaf die is the perfect size for the Poppycock Poppies, which were stamped out in Archival ink on to pink tissue paper, layered up, scrunched, then finished off with a little glitter added to the centres.

The beautiful new stamps can all be found HERE  on the IndigoBlu website, along with the fabulous paper packs.

Don't forget the winner of the challenge gets a fabulous prize as well!!

Elizabeth x