Monday, 23 October 2017

A card for the Sheena's Inkettes challenge last month......

Good morning to you!

Today is a scheduled post as I am on holiday down in my beloved Cornwall.

This is a card that I made to support Alison for last month's Sheena's Inkettes Facebook challenge of bright backgrounds and silhouettes.

Just HAD TO use my favourite Sheena stencil of all time (It's a Dogs Life) because of my own two beautiful Golden Retrievers.  So, I made this in to a sort of Cornwall scene if you will.  The beautiful sunset with my boys playing by the water as they do!

The sky has been created using Sheena's new sparkle pens (they really are fantastic colours) and I have cut the vegetation believe it or not from the vegetables and herbs from Sheena's die collections!!!!! - Where there's a will and all that!!!

All the rest of the stamps are also Sheena's.

Hope you like this one - I love it (but that's because it's got "my boys" on it of course!!!!

Thanks for stopping by,

Leanne xxx

Saturday, 21 October 2017

Oooh.... are you scared............?

Good morning!

Here I am with the second of my Halloween makes for you - this time, again using the new Visible Image stencil "Skull Shadow" accompanied by all Visible Image stamps.

Now, this one I was very pleased with as I wanted to give a relief to the skull without the use of texture paste and I think I nailed it!!!!  This image is completely flat to the touch apart from the texture sand that is dotted around the edges.

OK, how did I get there?  Again, this is using the gelli plate.  Firstly I rolled some ink on to the plate with my brayer, then laid the stencil on the top.  I wiped away most of the ink that was laying around the exposed bits on the gelli plate (this of course, left the ink underneath the stencil only).  So, I lifted the stencil off and could just about see the outline of the skull so placed down my card stock and rubbed the back and lifted - with me so far?  I then dotted the sand texture paste around the card stock and allowed to thoroughly dry.  So, at this point it was looking rather messy but I hung in there and carried on!!!  So, black gesso was then painted all around the background of the skull and over the sand texture paste and again, allowed to dry.  Some gilding wax was rubbed to show the relief and some white gesso was painted in to the eye socket and nose which importantly gave that skull more depth.

Added some Visible Image stamps and the sentiment "Immortal".

There, hope I haven't frightened you off!!!!!

Great use of the gelli plate when wanting texture and depth.

Thanks for stopping by today.

Leanne xxx

I shall share this with my friends over on the Visible Image Facebook page:-

and on the Ink Art Designs Facebook page:-

Friday, 20 October 2017

The last of my samples for Sheena Douglass and her new sparkle pens and sketchy stamps.....

Good morning!

Here are the last two samples that I made for Sheena's launch of her new sketchy stamps and sparkle pens on Hochanda a couple of weeks or so ago.

The first one I have used her new sparkle pens and have blended those down to make that lovely sky and the second one I have used the sparkle pens and diluted them slightly to paint in the scene with them. I particularly like the second one as it's an all on one layer card.

Hope you've liked seeing this collection over the past three weeks.  Over the next month, on Fridays, I shall share with you my makes for the new Stacey Barras circus stamps from Crafters Companion - you'll like those, nice and bright and cheerful!!!

In between the Fridays, I shall be posting lots of other makes that I have done so that you can try and keep up with me!!!!! - It's quite a journey at the moment and it's at quite a pace too!!!! Do keep up!!!!

Thanks for stopping by,
Leanne xxx

Wednesday, 18 October 2017

Mid month reminder for Close to Nature at Penny Black and More challenges.......

Good morning!!!

Well here I am with your mid month reminder for our current challenge of Close to Nature over at Penny Black and More challenges.

Here I have used the following Penny Black stamps and stencil:-

30-419 "happy wishes" - having used just the word "friends"
25-019 "leaf frolic" stencil
30-068 "trims" - leaf flourishes and bally flowers
30-417 "delicate silhouettes" - black and white flowers
40-137 "brick wall"
40-099 "soft wings"

For the background I have used distress ink and I have coloured the butterfly with diluted aqua markers, finishing off the butterfly with glossy accents (seen on the second photograph).

Don't forget that there are prizes to be won so pop on over to Penny Black and More challenges - there's still plenty of time to enter this months challenge;

Thanks for stopping by,
Leanne xxx

Monday, 16 October 2017

Visible Image playtime! .....


This is a make that I've done between art calls using the Visible Image Jellyfish set (Dare To Swim).

Had lots of fun with this one using lots of inks!!!!  I have doubled stamped the jellyfish "tails" to give you the feeling of movement through the water.

Lots of masking was involved with this one, note the extra white bubbles that have been stamped on and the white fish in the top left hand corner.  I particularly like the netting stamps and all of the weeds on this one that I've used too.

A busy card with lots going on!

Thanks for stopping by,

Leanne xxx

Saturday, 14 October 2017

Trying out the new Visible Image Stencils..........

Morning folks!

Well, Halloween is fast approaching so that means that I will be posting a couple of "spooky" makes leading up to it!

I had great fun experimenting with two of the new Visible Image stencils (Fibres and Skull Shadow) on this one accompanied by Visible Image stamps.

I have achieved the effect of the bone on the skull using my gelli plate and have ghosted in part of the face of the skull (that isn't on the stencil) to form a "full head".

It was quite hard to get the effect of the light lighting up the eye socket on the photo but I think I've got enough here for you!  I have painted the eye socket with Pebeo iridescent gold paint to give me that beautiful shine.

The back layer of moths is the waste from cutting out the stamped moth and using that waste as a stencil.

There, a glimmer of light in the skull!

Happy with this one and great fun!

Hope you like it too, it's amazing the different effects you can achieve with your gelli plate.

Thanks for stopping by today,

Leanne xxx

I will share this make with my friends on the Visible Image Facebook page:-

and on the Ink Art Designs Facebook page:-

Friday, 13 October 2017

Two samples for Hochanda with Sheena's new sparkle pens and sketchy stamps.........

Good morning!!

Today I'm sharing two more samples that I made for Sheena Douglass for her recent Hochanda shows  launching her new sparkle pens and sketchy stamps.

Lots of ink has been thrown at these two!  The first one I tried to give the perspective of peering through in to the scene and double stamped the sprigs around the outside of the "hole", added the beautiful butterfly to add depth to the art work.

The second one is using the same butterfly as in the first piece but having left one of them completely uncoloured.  

Hope you like these, thanks for stopping by today,

Leanne xxx