Thursday, 20 June 2013

No Scissors required

Do you ever just want to do a quick journaling page, card or a project but you don't want to spend ages cutting out images or figures.
If that's the case get yourself some Art Masking Fluid. It's brill.
Just stamp up the images on your page with Archival ink or any waterproof pad. Then paint on the Masking fluid where you want the spray, ink or paint to resist.

Stamp your image.

Paint with the Art Masking Fluid.

Spray the pages, here I have used Dylusions Ink Sprays.

Waste not want not. Folded the pages together.

Please excuse the stamping on the JOFY stamps, only the reverse side of the page is heavily textured.

Start to peel off the Masking Fluid, which is nearly as satisfying as pulling PVA off you hands. 

Both pages before the fun begins.

I have painted the JOFY flowers and Dylusions ladies and tree with Dr Ph Martin's Bombay inks the colours are very vibrant and easy to use. Distress inks have been blended through the Corn Flower Stencil.

Sorry there are no links to the products on our shop, normally Jamie would do that for me, but I wanted to do a quick blog entry, so please excuse spelling mistakes and incorrect grammar, but I'm sure you get the gist of it.

Thanks for stopping by.


Tuesday, 11 June 2013

Fathers Day

Just a reminder it's Fathers Day this weekend, I have made a few card's using the new Pocket Watch Frame by Tim Holtz from Sizzix.

But it doesn't just have to be used for a male theme, change the colour and it could be used to hold family photo's, wedding's or birth and because it is a Bigz die it will cut out quite thick card or Grunge Board.

I also made a pocket watch and decorated the inside with Olde Curiosity Shoppe papers, the flying pig and star fish have been cut out and raised on little foam pads. I fitted a acetate cover as the glass part. When it's not being photographed it stands nicely on a mini easel.

The bezel of the watch has been embossed with a Tim Holtz Texture Fade and coloured with Treasure Gold highlighting the different levels.

This card has been stamped using the Crafty Individuals Steampunk Stamp CI 305. The pocket watch frame is embossed with the Diamond Plate and Riveted Metal Folder Sizzix folder. 

The Dial is stamped using Paper Artsy Hot Pick 1107 and coloured with Tea Dye Distress ink. The back ground is stamped using the same Crafty Individual stamp but I used Bundled sage for a change and I was pleased with the colour. 

With a bit of luck I might be able to produce some better photo's after attending one of our workshop's where Jamie is going to be explaining how to use your camera to get the best out of it. So if you have a nice camera and fancy a fun packed weekend come and join us. After we have taken some photo's we will be turning them into a canvas, so check out the workshops here.

Love to see you


Monday, 3 June 2013

Wonderful Weekend

Splendiferous is how I would describe my weekend and not only because it was another glorious couple of days.

But here is somebody that doesn't like mornings, Mischievous Malcom from the Dylusions stamp from Ranger.

The new stamps are brilliant, Dyan has designed them so you can mix them up and use different heads on different bodies to make your own original layout.
The background for the card is the New Sizzix Texture Fade & Trades embossing folder Blueprint & Gears set by Tim Holtz. I have coloured the card with Scattered straw Distress Ink on the background then Peeled Paint on the raised areas. The quote is from the Say it how it is stamp.

Here are a couple of pages I created in my Dylusions Journal. The screaming baby has Ruby Rainbows Body and the glass case is from the Monster Mash stamp all coloured with Dylusions Inks.

Just having fun stamping spraying and generally getting messy.

We have had in more brilliant stock at the shop. Poor Jamie is spending all his time trying to get the new products onto the internet, that's the great thing about having a shop there's more space to fill. But at this rate we will be wanting bigger premises.

I just had to have a set of the Dr Ph. Martin's Bombay Inks. You can buy them individually but I wanted them all. You can create brilliant backgrounds, paint with them and of course you can do calligraphy. There's many more uses but that's all I have had time for.

The flowers are from Paper Artsy's Eclectica 03 range Lin Brown 01, and the leaves from Dylusions Around the edge stamp and painted with Golden Cobalt Teal.

Same idea paint the background with the Dr P.H.Martins Inks in square's or waves, the picture below has been covered with Paper Artsy Snowflake paint around the leaves I drew. The bubbles are from the JOFY 09 stamp. We have the Dr P.H. Martin Inks in stock now at the shop, they will be online as soon as Jamies added all the new Golden items ;)

On Saturday I attended a Textile Workshop at the Old Loom Shop in Cromford Mill.

It was run by the lovely Mary Macdonald where we learnt Batik, Felt and Applique. I wanted to learn some different crafts, but one's that could be used in conjunction with what I already do.

So here are a few photo's of the starting points. Hopefully these are the beginnings of a journal cover, where there will lots of different layers and embellishments.




This is quite scary when you have to cut through two layers of calico to reveal the bottom layer.

That was my weekend hope you had a enjoyable time as well.
Sharon xxx