Wednesday, 27 January 2016

Mission Inspiration January 2016

I thought I'd join in Mike Deakin's Mission Inspiration Facebook Group Challenge something a little different for me.
So armed with my list of 10 ingredients this is the double page spread I created for January.

I used scraps of patterned papers, torn strips of dictionary and collage elements from a magazine to start the page.
Coated with a diluted layer of GeeSsoGood and given a blast of heat before adding colour with Townhouse Teal and Cinderella Paints form Indigoblu, and a Chartreuse Prismacolour pencil.

Then using two of the stamps from the new Tasty Textures stamp plate from IndigoBlu, added more colour with Peacock Feathers and Picked Raspberry Distress Inks.
To finish off I added a phrase with die-cut letters, made some marks with white GeeSsoGood using the side of a Slim Jim block, and then added some doodling with a Micron pen.
I splattered some watered down Cinderella metallic paint, which gives a shine when the light hits it and added a little more colour with a pink Prismacolour pencil.

I really enjoyed the challenge this month, can't wait to check out February's.

Elizabeth x

Monday, 18 January 2016

IndigoBlu Colour This Canvas

I've been having a play again with the new flower stamps from IndigoBlu 
They are fabulous crisp clean images when stamped out, and just scream to have colour added, hence the name of the series "Colour This".

I started off by giving a 14" square canvas a couple of coats of black Gee-Sso-Good to create a flat matt background to showcase the flowers, which were stamped out and heated embossed with a fine black embossing powder before adding colour with some Caran d' Ache permanent colour pencils. Then to intensify the colour and add some metallic sheen, I painted over the top with a watered down mixture of Cinderella Metallic Paint blending out towards the edge of the petals. I trimmed the edges and matted onto black card stock.

Then it was back to the canvas and using the new Tasty Textures Stamps to create a background for the flowers using FlitterGlu and the very gorgeous Copper Kettle MegaFlakes.

I love the texture when you use flake onto a canvas, it catches on the fibres and gives a lovely distressed look to a project.

Then it was just a case of working out where to arrange the Flowers, and attach then to the canvas. I like to use the wider double sided red tape for this as it's much stronger, and adding a word from the Plume Stamp Set in Megaflake to finish off. And it looks like I've created a map of the UK with my flake ;)

Elizabeth x

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Friday, 15 January 2016

Craft Stamper Magazine Take It Make It Challenge January 2016 - Take A Stamp

A little reminder that the Craft Stampers Take It Make It Challenge for January is to "Take a Stamp" and with a fabulous prize up for grabs, why wouldn't you!
Check out the guidelines on the Craft Stamper blog, add stamping onto your project and leave us a direct link back to your artwork, along with a link back to our blog.
You could be in with a chance of winning a fabulous prize or even a chance to be featured in an upcoming copy of the magazine itself, how cool would that be.

I've been playing with Distress Inks and stamps from IndigoBlu's Grand Tour II and also Grand Tour III and also one of the new stamp sets Tasty Textures which compliments the matching stencil beautifully.

So get stamping and join in the fun.

Elizabeth x

Tuesday, 12 January 2016

IndigoBlu's new Colour Me Collection

These are the new Colour Me collection of stamps launched by IndigoBlu to the Trade this month.
There's a Peony, Dahlia, Iris and Daisy which are all fabulous for using any of your colouring mediums with.

I stamped mine out and heat embossed using a fine black embossing powder, before adding colour with watered down Emerald City Metallic Paint and Sleeping Beauty Metallic Paint 

Once they were dry, I trimmed around the edges and added them to a 6" Box Canvas which had been painted with a couple of coats of Black Gee Sso Good I love the contrast between the metallic shine and the flat matt black.

It's a wild stormy day here in North Wales, perfect crafting weather!

Elizabeth x

Friday, 8 January 2016

Craft Stamper Take It Make It Challenge January 2016 - Take a Stamp

Here we go with the first challenge of the year over at the Craft Stamper Magazine Blog where we like you to "Take a Stamp" and get creating a project.
As always we have a fabulous prize up for grabs as well as a chance to be featured in the magazine.
Our sponsors this time around are:-
Who for magpies like me have some fabulous sparkly goodies :)

Elizabeth x

Thursday, 7 January 2016

A Quick and Easy Vintage Card for IndigoBlu

It's my turn to share over at the IndigoBlu Blog with a quick and easy Vintage card. Pop over for the full project.

Elizabeth x