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Thursday, 2 July 2015

New Lavinia Stamps Challenge Starts Today!


Morning everyone. Today is the start of a new challenge from Lavinia Stamps.
You could win a Voucher worth a WHOPPING £40 to spend in the Lavinia Stamps Web shop. 

Both cards here, feature distress inks and stencils for the backgrounds, along with the Poppy Pods and Large Poppy Stamps from Lavinia Stamps
Visit our Lavinia Stamps Challenge Blog and see the super inspiration from the Design Team and get crafting!
You don't need a Blog. We accept Email Entries.
Thanks for popping over to my blog today. 
Back soon.
Eileen xx

Tuesday, 30 June 2015

Donna Downey Stencils and Brusho Paints.

Donna Downey Stencils and Brusho Paints

Phew! What a week so far and its only Tuesday. Lots of exciting crafty stuff coming along for me, so thought I best get Blogging while I have the time.
Quick post today to share some work that I completed recently.

Donna Downey Stencil, Brusho Paints... and a Snail Stamp!
 Sorry about the rush... got to dash!

Brusho Paints.  
Any questions, send me an email. I'll be happy to answer you if I can help.
Thanks for looking today.
 Eileen xx

Thursday, 25 June 2015

Rochester Workshops - July 2015. Pencil Box Samples.




MDF Pencil Box Samples for my Rochester Workshops in July.
Saturday 4th July and Saturday 11th July ... I'm looking forwrd to this one!










Not finished yet... there will be more!
Thanks for popping over to my Blog to look
Eileen xxx

Joggles - Tulips Stencil and Black Brusho Paint.

A quick 'how to' from me today. This canvas was fun to make and I 'm off to do another one!
Grab a 10 x 8 inch Canvas, a Joggles Tulip Stencil ( Oyster Stamps) some transparent dimensional paste, from Sweet Poppy Stencils and a couple of pots of Brusho Paints, Yellow and Black.
Mix some yellow Brusho Paint with the paste on your heat mat or a tile. Tape down the stencil onto your Canvas and apply the paste through the stencil... let it dry. Takes ages but worth it.


Oi.. Don't touch!
When its dry, add puddles of water with a clean brush all around the image... then shake on TINY amounts of Black Brusho Paint crystals and move your Canvas around so it dribbles everywhere, that's the paint, not you!
Spray here and there with water and, if you feel like it, let it dribble some more. Don't forget, you can always knock back any areas you don't like with a baby wipe... Add a few black splatters - Job done!... let it dry (NO heat guns!) and spray when completely dry with Spray and Shine. Have a go - its fun!

Thanks for looking today.
Eileen xx

Tuesday, 23 June 2015

Bleeding Art Tissue Technique plus a Donna Downey Stencil - Painted Flowers.

Hello everyone, a quick post to share this canvas with you. The 'Bleeding Art Tissue' technique on a 10 x 8 inch Canvas, along with a Donna Downey Stencil called Painted Flowers, available from Oyster Stamps.
I love this technique it is so easy to do. See my You Tube Tutorial HERE.


Thanks for looking today. I'm so busy I'm not sure if its Christmas day or Christmas pud!
Oh, I've just remembered ......its JUNE!
Have a good week.
Eileen xx

Wednesday, 17 June 2015

Crealies Patchwork Dies - Plus Two Stamps and a Stencil.

Hello everyone.
I was delighted to be asked to do a Guest Blog Post on the Crealies Blog.
I love their new Patchwork Dies, so decided to use three of them.
My first card is my favourite and features the Crealies Patchwork Die Number 3.


After cutting the shapes using Watercolour Card, I positioned three of the larger sections together then stamped and embossed my image with WOW, Bright White, Embossing Powder. It's a beautiful Stamp from Altenew Stamps called Persian Motifs. The image was coloured using Aqua Marker Pens.

This card, with a very cute cat from Stampendous Stamps, was cut using Patchwork Dies Number 2.
I'm still playing with these dies and finding so many different shapes and patterns to try.
I'm keeping it simple to begin with but they are so much fun!


My last cards feature my favourite and I believe, the most versatile of the Patchwork Dies, Number 1.
As you can see, I've used the same pretty stamp, from Altenew Stamps called Persian Motifs. in a different colour, for one of them.


After cutting the shapes, I stuck some Lo tac tape onto the back of two of the sections, to hold them together, then turned them over and placed a Donna Downey Stencil, Poppy Fields, down on top of the card stock.I inked the image with red pigment inks and keeping the stencil in place, applied some Sparkle Gel from Imagination Crafts through the stencil. It takes a while to dry!
Thank you for popping over to read this post and a huge thank you to Crealies for asking me to share my cards with you today. I'm planning a couple of Workshops in September, using the Patchwork Dies... I'll let you know how they go.
Back soon
Eileen xx

Monday, 15 June 2015

Rochester Workshop June 2015 - Group Two - The Results

 
Hello. A quick post to share the fabulous results from my Group Two, Rochester Workshop, last Saturday.
Some canvasses are finished and others are still work in progress.  What an amazing day with stunning results... I'm over the moon!









Thank you so much for popping over to my Blog to look ... what clever and talented ladies I have in both of  my Workshop groups. STARS... all of you xxx
Back later today..... !
Eileen xxx

Thursday, 11 June 2015

Rochester Workshop June 2015. Group One - The Results.



Hello and good morning. A quick post to share the fabulous results from my Group One, Rochester Workshop, last Saturday.
Some canvasses are finished and others are still work in progress. We all had a brilliant time.
It was SO messy but such a lovely, happy day.
















Group Two Ladies, its your turn this Saturday.
I cannot wait!
Eileen xx

Tuesday, 2 June 2015

Three Artist Trading Cards.

Just a quick post to share three ATC's with you that I've made this morning.
The first one, on the left, is Distress Stains splattered onto an ATC Stamp-Board from Oak House Studios and the Eye stamp is from Red Lead.


The second, is also on an ATC Stamp-Board, with a background of rainbow colours created with Adirondack Inks, a Tim Holtz Stamp and Designs by Ryn Water Droplets Stamp.


My final sample is a ATC Canvas Board, again using Distress Stains, along with a Crealies small circles stencil and an Andy Skinner Stamp from The Artistic Stamper.

I've enjoyed playing today and thank you for popping over to my Blog.  
Please give ATC's a go 'cos they are so much fun.
Eileen xx