Thursday, 16 June 2016

Summer Fun With Nathalie Kalbach and Stampendous Blog Hop

Morning all and thanks as always for stopping by.
Today I have a little share using one of Nathalie Kalbach's new foam stamp sets from Stampendous.
I have used the elephant set.

In the set you get a sturdy foam stamp, one side for stamping a silhouette the other has a patterned surface, you also get a cling rubber stamp that fits perfectly over the silhouette and to top it of there is also a stencil.

I have made a wall hanging using some off cuts of 3"x 1" timber and some left over tile baton.
The wood has been painted using Decoart Chalky Finish Paints, I started with a coat of Heritage followed by a coat of Rouge sanding between coats to get a nicely faded distressed look.

Using some Stazon Ink I stamped using the foam stamp on the patterned side top and bottom of the piece of wood.

In the middle I stamped using the cling mount rubber stamp, again using Stazon ink.

I have had this Hindu style stencil from Stencil girl a little while and have been waiting for the right project to use it. The stenciling was done with Decoarts Carbon Chalky Finish Paint.

Some Decorative stamping with Stampendous's Decorative Boarder Stamp.

The hands were also stenciled and are from The Crafters Workshop.

Using some panel pins the planks were pinned to the tile baton ready for hanning.
To finish everything was given a couple of coats of Decoart Media Satin Varnish.

For full details of the hop and to see more creations from the Stampendous DT Follow the LINK, (There are even some fab prizes up for grabs)

Tuesday, 14 June 2016

Decoart Media Blog - Gothic Candle Wall Piece

Afternoon, I'm sharing a tutorial post on the Decoart Media Blog today. I have taken a junk shop find and up cycled it using Decoart Media Fluids and some Chunky Copper embossing powder from Stampendous.
You can find the full post, lots of pics and step by step by clicking the link above. 
It would be great to see you there. xx

Thursday, 9 June 2016

Making Cards Magazine May Edition

Thanks for stopping by, A little post today as I can now share my first submission as a contributor to Making Cards Magazine. I was lucky enough to be in the May edition and i would like to thank Sally and the team for having me on board, I look forward to the next time xx.
I used Tando-Creative Media Boards to create my cards and I have used Decoart Media Fluids and stamps from Carabelle Studios.

Im also busy working on a little teaching trip to California this August, Fingers crossed I will have some news soon.
Before then I will be at 
30 July......Daisy Jewels and Crafts in Coventry 
31 July......Crafty Bunch in Telford 

and later in the year i will be at Pickwell Farm 1st October

Thanks for stopping by. 
If you have any questions or would like to book me for a workshop you can contact me on Facebook xx.
Thanks for stopping by xx.