Tuesday, 21 April 2015

De Stempelinkel - Tribalish Tag


Morning all, It's time again over at De Stempelwinkel for a little share.
I have a little tribalish tag to share using the Decoart Media Fluids and stamps from De Stempelinkel.
It would be great to see you over there xx.

Wednesday, 15 April 2015

De Stempelwinkel - ATC With A Twist




Morning all and thank you for stopping by x.
It's my turn over at De Stempelwinkel today.
I'm working on a new ATC mixed media workshop at the moment and this is my first play at trying something a little different.
My ATC was kindly cut for me by That's Crafty from Acrylic. I used Decoart Media Fluids for my back ground and black Stazon ink for my stamping.
You can see the full ATC over on the De Stempelwinkel and you can see how the image is hovering over the background.
Thanks as always for stopping by xx

I would like to enter this atc into the challenge over at Wicked Wednesdays atc challenge. The theme is groovy Chicks. 

Thursday, 9 April 2015

De Stempelwinkel - Salvation And Fly stamp board ovals



Today I am sharing these stamp board ovals on the De Stempelwinkel blog, I normally share just a teaser but I really fancied playing along with the Simon Says Stamp Monday challenge, their theme is 'A', my 'A' is Alcohol Inks. It's been a while since I have played along in a challenge and I am feeling out of the loop what with the house move and life generally happening ;)
You can find more info on what I did on the De Stempelwinkel designers blog xx
thanks for stopping by. xx



Monday, 6 April 2015

WARNING - Not For Everyone ;) Haunted Design House - Going Green Brett Weldele style



So is everyone making the most of their long weekend? Now I know this little post won't be for some of you so just skip past ;)
It's the first Monday of the month and this means it is time to get your creep on over at Haunted Design House.
The theme this month is 'Going Green' and this can be interpreted in any way you like (just keep it creepy/gothic) ;)
I first saw this stamp set from Bret Weldele at the Stitches trade show in Feb and new I had to have it when it hit the shops, since then I have been itching to use it as I am a huge zombie and horror fan as well as a massive comic book fan, It's well worth checking out Brett's art.
Can you tell I'm a fan?
Ok, back to the challenge at hand, Obviously my green is my little zombie, but you can create something using re cycled products, we love to see people thinking outside the box.
I started with a Tando-Creative Mixed Media Board and coated it with white acrylic paint.
I added washes of several greens to get a base colour and stamped the zombie with archival ink.


I used Phthalo Blue and a tiny bit of Dioxadine Purple  around the edge to help frame my zombie, I also watered down the Phthalo Blue to paint the jacket and some watered down Burnt Orange.  Some  hi lights were added with white and a little blood was added to the teeth, I also added the barb wire crown.
The alphabet stamp set is from De Stempelwinkel, I was almost done here but it just did not feel finished.


I decided to tone the bg down a little with some Transparent Yellow Oxide, masked the zombie off and used the Media Acrylic Misters to add my blood splatters, The joker was not standing out enough so it was re stamped with embossing ink and some Frantage embossing bowder was added. Finally the edges were distressed with black archival ink and a couple of coats of Satin Varnish were added.
All the painty products used are from the Decoart Media Line.

Thanks for stopping by, we would love to see you join us over at Haunted Design House you have a whole month to take part.









Sunday, 29 March 2015

De Stempelwinkel - Brusho's Media Board


Morning.
Another quick post today, I'm over at De Stempelwinkel sharing a little Tando-Creative Mixed Media Board using Brusho's and the Hibiscus stamp from Designs By Ryn, De Stempelwinkel are now stocking her designs. xx
Thanks for stopping by. xxx.

Tuesday, 17 March 2015

De Stempelwinkel - Vintage Botabical ATC's


Morning all and thank you for stopping by. I have a set of Vintage Botanical ATC's over on the De Stempelwinkel blog. You can find lots more pictures and a little what's what of how they were made. If you have  time I would love to see you over there.


Tuesday, 10 March 2015

De Stempelwinkel - Green Man Tag

 
Morning. I hope you are all keeping well? I'm at De Stempelwinkel today sharing my Tando-Creative media board tag. I have used Decoart Fluid Acrylics and stamps from De Stempelwinkel.
If you have time it would be great to see you there.
You can also catch me on my new Facebook Page Speshink.
Thanks for stopping by xx.  

Wednesday, 4 March 2015

De Stempelwinkel and Haunted Design House Mini Canvas

 
Morning all, Ok, so I am being a little cheeky today and my little canvas is pulling double duty.
It's my turn over at De Stempelwinkel today, you can find more pics and a little of what I did over on their blog. If you have time it would be great to see you over there. xx.
 
It's also that time where Haunted Design House start their monthly challenge, our theme for March Is 'The Naughty Corner'
Now this can mean what ever you want it to mean, you can create something a little bit naughty or make something with corners, my corners are those of the canvas ;)
Just remember no Cute, unless it's horrible cute ;) xx
If you fancy getting your creep on we would love to see you join us in the dungeon.


Thursday, 26 February 2015

De Stempelwinkel - Caution Canvas Board

 
A quick post this morning as It's my turn over at De Stempelwinkel and I have painted a 3x3 canvas board.
I have used stamps from De Stempelwinkel and the Decoart Media fluids, acrylic misters and Andy Skinners new stencils.
I have also just started a Facebook page for Speshink, I would love to see you over there.
Thanks for stopping by xx

Friday, 20 February 2015

De Stempelwinkel and Stitches Trade Show round up

 
Morning all, thanks for stopping by I'm killing two birds with one post here today, first up is a little peak of my make over at De Stempelwinkel, I made this whilst I was demoing at the CHSI trade show where I was on the Decoart stand demoing the Chalk finish paints.
You can find the full piece over on the De Stempelwinkel blog, I used Stamps from De Stempelwinkel, Decoart chalk paints and the New Andy Skinner Stencils (coming real soon)
If you have some time it would be great to see you over there xxxx.
 


 
 
 
A few pics from the make and takes.
Thanks for everyone that stopped by and had a play.
 
And now for a little peak at what's coming out soon.
 
High Gloss D├ęcor Paint
 
Some brights added to the Metalic Lustres
 

And some very cool Decoupage Papers, I love the bottom two rows.
 
A couple of pieces I painted for the stand using the Chalk Paints, Ill be posting more about the samples in the next couple of days over on my shabby blog
Spesh-chic along with pics of the make and takes.
 
 

 
The Infamous Andy Skinner helping show off my side board to all it's potential.
 
I need to say a great big thanks to Decoart for the opportunity they gave me at the show, It was a lot of fun, I got to demo alongside Andy and Lindsay Mason, we had a blast, lots of laughs and I got to meet lots of new people as well as catching up with old crafty friends, some of whom I met for the first time at the show. Thanks to all of you that stopped by.
I even managed to book a few more classes, Ill add details as soon as I get them ;) xx
 
 
I have just started a facebook page and I would love to have you join me there. It will be a little more upto date and Ill be sharing other posts and links that wont make it to the blog xx
you can find me at Speshink aka Mark Gould
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


Saturday, 14 February 2015

De Stempelwinkel - Valentines Canvas

 
Morning all, Thanks for stopping by, It's my turn to share something over at the De Stempelwinkel blog today and as it is Valentines day I thought I would make Kelly a little Canvas as I really do not like making cards ;)
I used the Decoart Media line and stamps from De Stempelwinkel store to create the mini canvas.
If you have time it would be great to see you over there.
We have also just started our new challenge on the challenge blog, The theme this time is Red, you can find all the details on the De Stempelwinkel blog.
xx.
I will hopefully be back tomorrow with some pics from the Stitches trade show where I am lucky enough to be demoing the chalk finish paints for Decoart.

Monday, 9 February 2015

De stempelwinkel- Painted Bottles Clean And Simple and Class photos.

 
A little clean and simple make for me over at De Stempelwinkel today using Decoart's Chalk Finish Paint for glass (you can bake this in the oven for a durable dishwasher safe finish) and Stamps that are available from De Stempelwinkel, Links can be found on my post over at De Stempelwinkel.
If you have time it would be great to see you over there and remember we now have a new challenge blog running, the theme at the moment is Winter and there is a prize for the winner each challenge. Details can be found at the top of the sidebaron the De Stempelwinkel page.
 
Now some of you have probable seen these pics before as I put them on Facebook last night but here are the results from Sundays class in Daventry with Ali-craft. A very busy day but lots of fun, thank you to all the ladies and gent that came along. I ove how everybodys piece is so different although each step and technique was the same.
 






 
29 participants in total and one busy day but we all got there ;) I had loads of fun and managed to put a few faces to people I know on Facebook or have seen at other shows.
The class was a 12" canvas and we used products from the Decoart Media Line and the brand new (about to be released) Andy Skinner Stencils. I'm a big fan of this release as the designs lend themselves to so many different types of project.
If you are interested in any of my classes you can find a schedule at the top of the page, Ill be in Southampton and Newcastle soon.
 
Thanks for stopping by xx
 
 

Wednesday, 4 February 2015

Haunted Design House - It's A Love Hate Thing





 
Finally I am back and playing again in the Dungeon that Is Haunted Design House. There are a few differences to the challenges this year, the challenges are now monthly and you can enter up to three times a month. For all the details you can find them on the blog.
The theme for Feb is Love/Hate and as always you can interpret the theme any way you want (just as long as it's not cute) ;)
My piece was made in an Andy Skinner workshop and uses the Decoart Media fluids and mediums as well as some Tim Holtz embellishments.
To see what else our DT have created for inspiration head on over, there will also now be a mid way inspiration reminder so keep popping back to see what's new.
So if you are like me and you like to let your wilder darker side out to play every now and then it would be great to see you in the dungeon xxx.
 
 
 

Monday, 2 February 2015

De Stempelwinkel - Tick Tock ATC

 
Afternoon, Just a quickie, I am sharing an ATC over at De Stempelwinkel today. I have used the Decoart Media Fluids, Embossing powder from Stampendous and stamps from De Stempelwinkel.
Thanks for stopping by x

Tuesday, 27 January 2015

De Stempel Winkel - Media Board Tag

 
Thanks for stopping by. It's once again my turn over at De Stempelwinkel to share a little something.
I have a Tando-Creative mixed media board tag using Decoart Media Fluids.
Thanks for stopping by.