Friday, 22 May 2015

I've been doing bits of MDF decorating over the last few weeks but decided to have a go at finishing a number off. The paints and decoupage sheets were from "Vintage Chic" by Debbie Moore, The crackle paints etc and mdf shapes were from creative expressions. ( although the wooden box is from Woodware)

The one above is crackle using cosmic shimmer products and clarity stamp.
The one below mixed the chalk paint with dreamweaver's regular embossing paste to give a lighter shade when used over the dreamweaver stencil

Below I have used the psint through a mask and then stamped with it to give a shadow to the stampedimage. I then used the Lea-bility daisy over it

Below shows trying different effects on the top of my distress ink storage boxes. The top one is just sanded the one below used the cosmic shimmer crackle glaze with the Vintage chic paints. It didn't work quite so well as with the cosmic shimmer paints on the blue tag above

Sunday, 17 May 2015

I've had 2 jobs to do this week - the first was to do some "cute cards" ready for that workshop and the second was to have a good sort out to try to create more space - not an easy task at all!!!
I must admit I lacked inspiration when tackling the cards. I wanted to use the new animals from Woodware and then I wasn't sure so I must admit I did take inspiration from the woodware catalogue and adapt their ideas for their stamps. I then looked to see what I else I had on the shelves and found some Kanban stamps of animals that hadn't sold so I decided to divide the pack up so I could sell them individually and use one myself for the rolling flower card. In my sorting out I came across the "Peter Rabbit" sheets - printouts from the CD I had and since I still had a copy of this on the shelf decided to use this for the forth card. Then I stumbled across a folder with bits of the honey bee stamped and cut out so I decided this would also make another option for this workshop. I like doing the bee with a wire spiral behind so it bounces about. The dandelion which we have everywhere at the moment in gardens, hedgerows and fields have inspired my use of it - made from the creative expressions cornflower die. It seemed to suit these types of card!

MDF shapes are my next project so Ill be sharing those with you next

Monday, 11 May 2015

This week I've had a look at using a new creative expressions die in different ways with different flowers. Same colour scheme ...

now I'm wondering what else I have done this week and don't seem to have got a lot done so sorry not a lot else to show you hopefully more next week

Friday, 1 May 2015

Boats & bikes

The new dreamweaver clipper boat and the stamp from woodware inspired half of this workshop. The clipper boat was done with paste and metallic f/x powders. I used a number of backgrounds created with the "creative palette " from Stampendous - great for using up old paints! I also added to the board a couple of sailing boats from last year - in case people want a more modern approach.

The feeling we needed something else for men I added bikes. The motorbike is a Marianne die and the trials bike a cheery lyn die. These were the main  items to use but I got carried away with the backgrounds and tried tractors and landrovers on them also. I found a topper sheet with a young cyclist so added that to make sure I had covered all age groups.