Tuesday, 18 October 2016

Stampendous! 31 Days of Halloween Blog Hop Door Hanger.

Morning all, I am back sharing a second make for Stampendous as they take part in the 31 Days of Halloween blog hop.

Stampendous Products Used:

Embossing Powder: Deep Impressions Seasonings

Other Items:
Tando Creative Door Hanger

Today I have decorated a door hanger from Tando-Creative using modeling paste through stencils to create texture and Media Fluids to add colour.

After a base coat of Tinting Base to give a nice clean white surface to work off of colour was added using greens and yellows to create a blended look some dashes of orange and purple were also applied for some contrast.

I applied the embossing powder around the edge randomly and on top of the raised areas to help add balance to the embossed Pentangle.

The Pentangle was gifted to me a few years ago from my crafty buddy Lisa, can't believe it's taken me this long to use it ;)  and thank you x
The Pentangle was dabbed into an embossing ink pad and the powder applied. I love the variation in tones and colour that the Stampendous aged embossing powders have.

The door hanger was finished with a coat of Triple Thick Varnish which gives a high gloss almost lacquer like finish. The pentagram was glued in place to finish things off.

Thanks as always for stopping by. Remember to check the stampendous blog for all the details of the 31 Days of Halloween blog hop, Stampendous have even put up a prize pack for those that comment throughout the hop xx.

Tuesday, 11 October 2016

Stampendous 31 Days Of Halloween

Posting a little late today but I am here sharing my make for Stampendous as part of the 31 Days of Halloween blog hop,
Full details of all the people taking part in the hop can be found on the Stampendous Blog so if you fancy some halloween inspired crafting why not take a peak. xx

I have used an 8 inch mdf square and made a shabby grungy wall hanging using Decoart Media products and stamps and stencils from Stampendous.

Stencil: Small Damask and Fleur de Lis 

The Skeleton lady has been stamped on tissue paper using Stazon ink and glued down using Decoart decoupage glue. using colour washes has removed the out line of the paper that was visible before.

Decoart Modeling paste applied through the stencil and some Decoart media crackle paint added for age and texture.

Thank you for stopping by. Keep checking back on the Stampendous blog for the daily participants in the 31 Days of Halloween blog hop. 

Friday, 7 October 2016

Cards,Cards and more Cards Making Cards Magazine October

So how is everyone doing?
As I am busy gearing up for my Mixed Media classes in California at the end of the month things have been crazy busy here but I can now share this little set of cards I made for Making Cards Magazine for their October issue, The November issue hits the shelves today.
I went for  a fresh looking vintage shabby style and have used Decoart Media Fluids, Tando-Creative Media Boards and stamps from Stampendous, Carabelle Studio, Stampers Anonymous  and Artistic Stamper 

There is a full step by step for each card in the magazine and you can get back issues direct from Making Cards Magazine incase you missed out x

While I was in the card making mind set I have also turned my hand to my Favourite time of the year, Halloween.
I have used the Tando-Creative media boards again as they hold up to paints and mediums brilliantly and more can be achieved than with a standard card blank.

I have used Decoart Media Fluids and Misters and Copics for the Skeleton card.
Stamps are from Stampendous, Brett Weldele (zombie) and Viva Las Vegas Stamps Skeletons.

Thanks as always for stopping by, Hopefully I will see some of you in California (details can be found in the classes section at the top of the page) and I'll see some more of you at Novembers Ministry of Mixology hosted and organised by Andy Skinner and Tando-Creative.
I am really looking forward to an exciting run of events building up to the new year.
If you are at a lose end on the 15th October I will be down at Pickwell Farm in Southampton teaching my vintage circus box class.