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.
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