Wednesday, 17 February 2016

Just Lovely - for Indigoblu

I'm sharing an IndigoBlu project today made with some of the lovely new goodies that have been released recently.

I chose a sheet from the 12"x12" Grand Tour Mixed Media Stack to use as my base, and left over pieces of Cartography Mixed Media Cardstock in various sizes, with the edges distressed to create a textured base to one side of the page.

 After gluing down the pieces I added some texture through the Flourishes Stencil and also with my finger around some of the edges of the card, for added texture.
 After a quick blast with a heat tool I added a few embellishments and then gave the whole page a coat of White GeeSsoGood, making sure the embellishments had a good covering.
Once this was dry I added some of the text and texture stamps from the Tasty Textures Stamp Set using Potting Soil Archival Ink.  I then diluted some of the gorgeous new Marshmallow Cottage Garden Paint 1part paint to 5parts water in a spray bottle, gave it a good shake to make sure it was totally mixed, and spritzed across where the embellishments, papers and texture paste was.
 I find it's better to build up the colour with lots of fine layers when spritzing, you have more control that way. The beautiful young lady is from the Lost Family Collection a selection of postcards perfect for mixed media projects. I cut around her and then added some colour to her hairband and flowers, before adding her to a die-cut frame, that had been coated with White GeeSsoGood and highlighted with Sheffield Steel Megaflakes Then it was just a case of building everything up on top of the embellishments, and adding flowers, pearls and gems for a little sparkle, along with  a little splattering of Lime Marmalade Cottage Garden Paint (available soon) and some watered down White GeeSsoGood.
See you soon,
Elizabeth x

Friday, 12 February 2016

Craft Stamper Take It Make It Chalenge February - Take a Technique - Text Me!

We are a week into our new challenge over at The Craft Stampers Blog
where the theme this time is "Text Me" we want you to use text backgrounds on your project along with of course your stamps.

We have a fabulous prize up for grabs along with a chance for one lucky winner to be featured in the magazine itself, how cool would that be!
So follow the link and check out all you need to know about entering your artwork and more about the prize, and a discounts available!!!

have fun.

I've used these fab new stamps designed by Mike Deakin for IndigoBlu, coloured using some of their new shades of paint, and added to a dictionary page background, that had a quick wash of gesso over it.

Elizabeth x

Friday, 5 February 2016

Pretty In Pink !!

It's my turn to share a project over at the IndigoBlu Blog so here's sneaky peek off some of the new goodies I've used. To find out more about the new releases, head on over and check out the full project.
Happy Friday.
Elizabeth x

Craft Stamper Take It Make It Challenge - February 2016 - Take A Technique: 'Text Me'

Here we are with a new challenge over at The Craft Stamper Magazine Blog can you believe we are in February already!
So our challenge this month is "Take a Technique" and we would like to see you using "Text" on your projects, not just words or sentiments, but lines of text, think background stamps :)

Our sponsor: A Sprinkle Of Imagination has put up an incredible prize:
 Also... ASOI are offering an extra 10% off for blog readers! The code is CSBlog10% and will work from 5-25th of February, with a minimum £5 spend excluding P&P.
As usual one lucky winner will have their profile published in the magazine, so exciting!

I couldn't resist using some of the stamps from IndigoBlu that have just been released. I love this Chemistry Lab Set

And the paint, erm well, that is so new you have to wait for it ;)  but I can tell you it's gel texture, and it's fabulous.
So get creating, follow the guidelines on the blog, add text and real stamps on your project and join in, you never know, you could be the winner of a great prize!!

Elizabeth x