Wednesday, 18 October 2017
Last Saturday I had a great IndigoBlu workshop with 22 lovely Ladies who all created beautiful tissue boxes, and lots of painty backgrounds.
They all had a set of new stamps, but shock horror, no ink pads.................yes we did lots of paint techniques no ink allowed!!
Working on a 5 1/2" square of kraftcard we dry brushed White GeeSsoGood, followed by a colour.
Then using a strip of scrap card dipped in to the White GeeSsoGood we created lines.
Then using the colour we had chosen, we used whatever was net to us on our workspace. I used a paint pot lid for a large circle, the base of my glue for a smaller circle outline and the lid for a full circle.
To finished off I added splatters of white to mine. The putting into practise what they had learnt everyone got painty and created some fabulous backgrounds, all ready for their stamped images to sit on.
So there you have it lots of painty backgrounds, lots of fun and no ink allowed!!
Cottage Garden Paints
Friday, 13 October 2017
It's reminder day over at the Craft Stamper Magazine Blog where you will find lots of inspiration from the Design Team, guidelines for how to enter the challenge and check out the fabulous prize that's up for grabs!!
See you over there.
Friday, 6 October 2017
It's time for a new challenge over at the Craft Stamper Magazine Blog and as always we have a fabulous prize up for grabs, along with the chance of being featured in the magazine.
This time around we are sponsored by Indigoblu and have not one but three fabulous stamp sets up for grabs.
So check out the terns and conditions, get stamping and join in for a chance to grab a fantastic prize!
Monday, 18 September 2017
A frosty offering from me today using the new Flower Power stamp from IndigoBlu.
I stamped out the image in Gothic Purple Stazon ink onto a piece of 5 1/2" square watercolour card.
Then I started adding colour to the image with Luscious Powders, starting first with the beautiful Coral and building up the depth with Orange, Penny Dreadful, Raspberry and Verdigris.
After making sure everything was dry, I then went over some of the flower centres and shading lines using a Pigma Micron pen, to give more definition. I also added a hand written sentiment.
Next I added a piece of double sided adhesive sheet cut to size, ready to add my Unicorn Sparkles on.
So now my Autumnal flowers have a gentle frosty sparkle and were ready to mount onto a co-ordinating matt on a 6" square white card blank.
Friday, 8 September 2017
Just a little reminder that the challenge over at the Craft Stamper Magazine Blog is underway, with lots of fabulous entries already.
There's still plenty of time to enter to be in with a chance of winning a fabulous prize or even to be featured in the magazine it's self, so check out the entry rules and get creating!
Please do remember to add stamping to your project, after all we are a stamping challenge ;) and have fun.
I've water coloured and doodled with white Gelly Roll, in my Midori sized sketchbook, then added a sentiment with Onyx Black Versafine along with dinkie bubbles and numbers in water colour paint.
Wednesday, 6 September 2017
I was very proud and super excited when Kay and Alfie asked me to be their International Design Team Lead for another year over at IndigoBlu. We have yet another amazing team lined up for this year, and I can't wait to start sharing all their gorgeous artwork with you.
Here's a sneaky peek at my first post over on the IndigoBlu Blog this morning.
Friday, 1 September 2017
I've created something quick and simple for the launch of the September Challenge over at the Craft Stamper Blog using a watercolour wash background, and some of the beautiful floral stamps from IndigoBlu's Victorian Garden stamp set. Simple but effective.
We have a fabulous prize up for grabs from Uniko check out these gorgeous sets.
All you have to do is share your projects that include stamping on them with us over at the Craft Stamper Blog
Not only do we have the fabulous prize of those gorgeous stamps up for grabs, but as always there's a chance to be featured in the magazine as well, so cool!
Please take a moment first though to check out the entry requirements, we have so many stunning entries that can't be judged as they don't have the right links etc so please do check the rules out before linking your project.
So check out the details, get creating and enter for a chance to win!
Friday, 11 August 2017
Just a little reminder that the challenge over at the Craft Stamper Magazine Blog for August is live and waiting for you to enter!
There's a fabulous prize up for grabs as well as a chance to feature in the magazine, how cool is that!!
So get creating, follow the link above and be in with a chance to win. Please do check out the entry requirements before linking your project, it's so sad when we have to disqualify fabulous entries.
Friday, 4 August 2017
It's a new month and another new challenge has started at the Craft Stamper Magazine Blog.
Where we would love you to share your projects that include stamping with us. We have a fabulous prize up for grabs, and as always the chance to be featured in the magazine it's self.
I've used the Mermaid stamp set by Santoro, added colour with my Koi watercolours, a sentiment using my Prisma Micron pen and I of course I had to add a few extra lashes around her eyes!
So to be in with a chance of winning, check out the entry details over on the blog (via the link above) and get creating, and just look at the fab prize you could win!
From our great sponsors this month :-
Wow who wouldn't want a chance of winning those fabulous goodies!
Happy Crafting, Elizabeth x
Friday, 14 July 2017
Just a little reminder that the challenge is under way over at the Craft Stamper Magazine Blog where we would love you to share your stamped projects with us.
As always we have an amazing prize up for grabs along with the chance to be featured in the magazine it's self.
So get creating, add stamping and enter!!!
Friday, 7 July 2017
It's a new month and the start of a new challenge over at the Craft Stamper Magazine Blog where we would love you to share your stamped projects with us.
This time around we are sponsored by STAMPlorations and have a wonder prize from them up for grabs, three fantastic stamp sets.
And if that's not enough to get the creative juices flowing you could also be in with a chance of being featured in the magazine it's self, how cool is that!
So follow the link to check out the entry conditions, get stamping and enter, after all you have to be in it to win it!!!
Friday, 9 June 2017
Just a quick reminder that the June Challenge is underway over at the Craft Stamper Magazine Blog where we would love you to share your stamped projects with us. Check out the instructions for entry on the blog via the link above and get creating.
Not only do we have a fabulous prize up for grabs from Just Jolande, but also the chance to be featured in the magazine it's self.
So have fun creating!
Friday, 2 June 2017
It's time again for the start of another fabulous new challenge over at the Craft Stamper Magazine Blog where we would love you to share your stamped projects with us. As always we have a fabulous prize up for grabs along with the chance to be in the magazine it's self.
We are being sponsored by Just Jolande and have a fabulous set of stamps and a really cool stencil, check out that fish!
So get creating, make sure you have stamping on your project and follow the guidelines for entry on the blog.
Wednesday, 24 May 2017
These are the Worker Bee's, you may not notice the work of one lone Bee, but when strength and support are needed, the Worker Bee's pull together and support one another.
You will find these Bee's all over my home town of Manchester, from the litter bins to the mosaic floors of the Town Hall. They represent the hard working proud people of the City.
I couldn't think of a better saying at this time, love is the honey for these Worker Bee's.
Saturday, 13 May 2017
I always, always forget to share pictures of the samples I make for Kay Halliwell-Sutton's shows on Hochanda.
So this young lady was created for the One Day Special launching Saturday 13th May at 8pm, there will be further shows on Sunday at 9am, 12noon, 4pm and the last show will be at 7pm.
Friday, 12 May 2017
Good Morning, just a little reminder that the May challenge is under way over at the Craft Stamper Magazine Blog where we would love you to share your projects which include stamping on them. I've been doodling Mermaids "James Burke" style again and using the Ecoline Ink Brush pens to colour them in. Love these water based ink pens as they are so versatile. I've drawn, waterbrushed and stamped using them, and not lost any of the gorgeous rich colour.
Once they are dry you can work over the top with Paint pens and Micron Fineliners to add in extra details. Just remember if the colour get wet again, they will move!
I've added one of the new sentiments from IndigoBlu's Dreams Come True stamp set, the fonts are beautiful, and I wish I could write like that!
So get stamping and join in the fun. We have a fabulous prize up for grabs as well as the chance to be in the magazine it's self, how cool would that be!
Please check out the entry details before adding your link, and have fun creating.