Monday 25 June 2018

Morning all, and as always a big thanks for stopping by. Today Neil Walker  is sharing a colorful apron he has made using my Sailor Jim stamp, available from my shop at the top of the page or through Chocolate Baroque Here.

Good morning friends.
My turn on the Mark Gould DT this week sees me heading sea side.....
I decided to add some interest to a plain white craft apron that I have had knocking about for a while now, just waiting for inspiration. Which arrived in the form of Mark's Sailor Jim

This was a fun project to do and I took things very casually.
To start I used Infusions to add some colours blends and dried it off.

The focal image was stamped onto the fabric and onto white card (cut out to create a mask)

With the paper mask in place the background was filled in with a random assortment of my stamps from The Artistic Stamper..

Painting on fabric has it's own challenges so I just decided I was not going to get too hung up on staying in the lines.  I used DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics to paint with. Sailor Jim is the focal point of course so I spent  more time  painting him

Then just some simple highlighting and fun to tie the background together.

I added the sentiment using a Sharpie

I hope you like it. I had a good time making it. Sailor Jim is available HERE

Thank you for stopping by, Head back next Monday to see a new creation from the Speshink DT. xxx

Monday 18 June 2018

Speshink DT Louise - The Gent and The Aviator Monochrome.

Morning all and thanks you for stopping by. 
Today Louise is back with us and sharing a couple of fantastic makes using my 'The Gent' stamp and 'The Aviator'.
My stamps can be found on my Etsy Store Here or on the 

Louise's first project is a monochrome black and white card that was ideal for fathers day. xx

Keeping this card black and white gave this a simple finish i really like.

  1. Taking a 15x21cm bit of card I rounded off the edges with a corner punch.
  2. Masking off the Gent stamp with masking tape i covered the wreath frame and then inked with versafine onyx black. Removing the tape i stamped out the Gent on the card.
  3. Then covering the stamped image with a mask made from a post it note, stamp out the gears in the background. I used a Chocolate Baroque Stamp June Gears in versafine Smokey Gray
  4. At the base of the gent i stamped over the mask using a Top Hat watches stamp from Creative Expressions CER014 in onyx black.
  5. The watches were stamps from the Top Hat set. I stamped them onto some card and cut each watch 11 in total the largest is a stampede nostalgic pocket watch stamp A2528D. I then layered and glued them around the Gent.
  6. The Phrase "Time is not measured by clocks but by moments " i printed out and added as the finishing touch. 

Keeping with the black and white Monochrome Louise has also created this beautiful card using my Aviator stamp.

  1. I firstly took a square piece of card, and stamped the image of the Aviator in black versafine to the right of the square. Then using a black watercolour paint, watered down, painted shading into the image
  2. Once the paint was dry, i masked the image with a post it note.  Along the bottom and right hand edge I stamped in black a frame. The stamp used for this is a Kate Pertiest Autumn Leaves on the edge AL3040
  3. To finish the image,i stamped "be unique" to the left, using a Crafter Companion Stamp "Words to Inspire" set 1 TXT.ST.INSP1
  4. Mounting the square onto black card it was glued to a 7x7 card  and hey Pesto ..

Again thank you everyone for stopping by. Head back next Monday to see something new from the Speshink Design Team. xxx

Monday 11 June 2018

Design Team - Gloria Sailor Jim Journal Page.

Morning all, I hope you all had a lovely weekend?
we are back to the start with our Design Team Members as today,
It's Gloria's turn to! 

I'm back today with an art journal page I made using
the Sailor image from Spesh Ink.

I began with a loose sheet insert for my journal made of kraft card stock.
I inked up my new Skinner stamps and used them as my background.
To finish off the background, I added some distress oxides in black soot and
walnut stain. Splashed some water on it, and let it dry.  

I colored the sailor using Copic markers, and then I fussy cut him out.
I decided to cut off his hat to see how he looked, and inspiration struck!

I started going through my stash of cogs and schtuff to see what I could
arrange spilling out of his head. I decided to keep it relatively simple with 
only a few odds and ends. I used a couple colors and layers of embossing powder
to cover the previously hot pink arrow. I think it looks like turquoise now. 

I added the word, 'journey' and used NuVo drops in black to color it,
and turquoise drops to dot the 'j'.

I used a chipboard piece for more interest, and some distress crayons
for some depth and contrast to finish it all off. 

I am thrilled with how this guy turned out!
This would be a great image to use for any masculine themed card.


Monday 4 June 2018

Speshink Dt Saadia

Process steps: 

I applied white gesso to the pages of my Jane Davenport journal
followed by, modelling paste through a TCW stencil.
Then, I colored the pages with Marabu Art Sprays.

After that, I applied Dina Wakley media paints through 
The Crafters workshop stencil.  
Next, I decoupaged floral napkins in some areas.

Then, I glued die cut elements from the Tim Holtz Sizzix Mixed Media die set.
I stamped the Gypsy Rose stamp with Jet Black Archival ink on watercolor paper  
and colored the image with Kuretaki Gansai Tambi watercolors. 
Finally I glued some butterflies and sentiments from Tim Holtz stickers. 

 I hope you like it.