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Monday, 2 March 2015

Flowers just for you

Good Morning Crafters

We hope you have had a lovely weekend and now we are into March.

Spring hopefully is just around the corner, the nights are drawing out.

Today we have a beautiful tutorial by Amy.


 Stencil Tile Petal
Sparkle Medium Candy Floss, Periwinkle, Amethyst

Freesia Border Decoupage Stamp Set

Other materials
White card stock
Light blue card stock
Distress inks faded jeans, dusty concord, shaded lilac, picked raspberry

Lilac & pink pearl gems.



Begin by folding an A4 sheet of white card in half to make your card blank. 
Cut a piece of light blue card & inked around the edges with faded jeans distress ink. This was then mat onto the card blank.
Place the tile petal stencil on a piece of white card and using a palette knife apply candy floss sparkle medium over just the flower part of the design. 
You may feel happier masking the other areas so as not to apply medium in unwanted places.






Allowing drying time & cleaning the stencil in between, repeat the process using periwinkle and then the amethyst sparkle medium.





On 2 separate pieces of white card using the same stencil and again only using the flower part of the design applied the sparkle medium. Apply all 3 colours starting with the amethyst in the centre followed by the periwinkle and then the candy floss for the points of the flowers.




Once dry cut out both flowers leaving only the petals on the second, then shape the petals to give dimension inked around the edges with picked raspberry and glued it into place on top of the first flower.



Using the stencil again with the same distress inks as before fill the white spaces on the background leaving a space bottom right for the flower.





Stamp the Just For You sentiment from the Freesia Border Decoupage stamp set to the top right of the background using dusty concord distress ink and then adhere the flower in place.

Finally, add lilac pearl gems to the centres of the flowers.

Thank you for visiting and we hope you enjoyed the tutorial.

Friday, 27 February 2015

Dream

Good Morning Crafters

We have today a tutorial from Shilpa to share with you!

We hope you enjoy and look forward to hearing your thoughts





Step by step Tutorial



Stamp Decoupage Hanging basket on white card with Ranger jet black Archival ink. Colour the image with watercolour pencils- (pink and lavender) and water brush pen.


On vintage design paper apply modelling paste with stencil at one of the corner. Let it dry completely.


Spritz inks with pink and Lavender colours. Let it dry in between the colour layers.
Next, stamp with archival ink and texture  stamps


I've used flowers and swirls from same Imagination Crafts decoupage stamp set in the background.


Create layers with flowers, flourishes, cheese cloth, chipboard piece. Add tiny wooden birdcage and bird. apply pink Gelatos at all edges of base paper.

What do you think?
Isn't this just wonderful, I will definitely be having a go at this.

Thank you for visiting!

Monday, 23 February 2015

New Beginnings

Good Morning Crafters

Happy Monday to your all!

Today we have a tutorial to share with you from Carol.

Imagination Products used:

Tile Stencil



Stamp image on tissue paper with Memento ink. 
Colour on the front with Promarkers. 
To ensure snowdrops show white paint on the reverse with white acrylic paint. 
"New Beginnings" is computer generated and printed onto tissue paper....
(attach a small piece of tissue to an A4 sheet of copy paper with stencil tape and run through the printer as normal.



 Journal pages have been roughly painted with white acrylic, then once dry inked up with various distress inks. 
 Using the same distress inks to stamp various stamps over the background.
Stencil and texture paste used in two corners and everything left to dry thoroughly overnight.
Various sentiment stamps and date stamp were stamped onto tissue with Archival ink.
 Image and sentiments were placed on the journal then attached with gel medium.


Splats were stamped in black Archival ink and using a toothbrush to splatter some white distress paint.

I love these pages and I hope it has inspired you all.

Thanks for visiting Today!

Sunday, 22 February 2015

Blog Candy Winner

Good Morning Crafters

We would like to welcome all our new followers to the blog.
Thank you for joining us and we hope you attain lots of inspiration from our
tutorials created for you by our design team.

Today we are announcing the winner of our blog candy
Thank you to everyone who joined in.

Random Org chose the winner so without further ado...


The winner is...

Gwen Marsden

Congratulations Gwen, please contact me (Linda) with your address so I can send your prize to you.

Once again thank you so much everyone for your continued support.




Saturday, 21 February 2015

Celebratory Blog Candy

Good Afternoon Crafters

Today we are celebrating the launch of our brand new website.

The link to the new website is here.

To celebrate we are giving away blog candy to one lucky follower


To be in with a chance of winning you need to do the following:

1. Be a follower of our blog
2. Leave a comment
3. Like our Facebook Page
4. Add your name to the inLinkz

The winner will be chosen by Random Org. on Saturday 21 February 2015

Good Luck!
Linda xxx



Friday, 20 February 2015

Bird Cage Canvas

Good Morning Crafters

How are you all today and have you managed to craft.

Today we have Samantha Wade's  sharing her canvas tutorial with you all.



Mixed Media is huge at the moment so I thought I would show you my take on creating a canvas.

Using a 12.5cm x 18cm canvas, add Gesso for a base coat.

The panel stencils from Imagination Crafts are perfect.

This one is Birds in a Cage and I have used used texture paste which gives it dimension


Added texture with scraps from your stash.
I have used lace, cheesecloth, chipboard and flowers glued on the a coat of Gesso over them all.


Added some glass glitters in the corners, texture paste to sides
then spray inks in shades of blue, green and brown to add a shimmer to finish.

 To finish, highlight the cage, chipboard and embellishments with gliding wax.



Isn't this fabulous! If you do have a go, please share on our Facebook Page so we can see.

Enjoy your day and thanks for visiting 

Monday, 16 February 2015

Taj Mahal

Good Morning Crafters

We are at the NEC for the Trade Show until Tomorrow!

Monday already, we sure hope you enjoyed your weekend.

Today we have a beautiful card tutorial created by Rachel.

Imagination Crafts Products

Taj Mahal Stencil
Red Gilt Gilding Flakes


Collect together the Taj Mahal stencil, gilding flakes and double sided sticky paper.


Pull first side off the sticky paper and apply the stencil.


Add the flakes and rub until shiny using a piece of foam.



Remove excess flakes back into a container.


Remove the stencil to reveal sticky background


Add Glitter too the sticky parts - alternatively you could add sparkle medium.


Remove the second side of the sticky paper and position over black card leaving a border.


Mat and layer onto your card.

Thank you for visiting today.