Saturday, 18 November 2017

Penny Black mid month reminder for our theme of "Flower Power".....

Good morning!

Well, where is November going? - Dare I say it, it will soon be Christmas!!!!

We are half way through November and that means that it's your mid month reminder for our challenge over at Penny Black and More for "Flower Power".

Prizes to be won so lots of motivation to enter and check out the wonderful inspirational art work from the design team too.

This piece has used Penny Black stamps 30-419 Happy Wishes and 40-547 Flower Lanterns.

Stamped and coloured with aqua markers.

Hope you like it! You've got until the end of the month to enter this challenge -

Good Luck!

Leanne xxx

Friday, 17 November 2017

Something different! - A sample for Stacey Barras's new circus stamp collection.....

Good morning!!!

Well, I hope I haven't frightened you to death this morning!!!

Boy, did I have fun with this sample!

I started with a paper mache face mask (just a cheap mask you can find in the shops that ties at the back with elastic) and went to town with my circus stamps, mod podge and tissue paper and acrylic paints!

I have used lots of the circus stamp range all over the mask.

Check out all the colourful pom pons, tickets and stars - there is so much to see on this mask, very busy and lively but it shouts carnival and circus don't you think?!!!!

Unfortunately, this sample wasn't shown on Hochanda - probably just in case they were frightened of scaring people but I thought I'd share my work here with you instead!!!

Thanks for stopping by today,

Leanne xxx

Wednesday, 15 November 2017

A real treat today, my favourite Call of the Wild sample! .......

Good morning!

Well I'm going to say it before you do - "look at this beauty"!!!!  Can you tell that I was impressed with myself with this one?!!!!

I thought that this deserved recognition on it's own today.

Having received an awful lot of attention on social media and on the television I'm introducing you to the "not so normal" golden eagle stamp in the new Sheena Douglass Call of the Wild collection!!

I have stamped this one directly using sparkle pens for the intense colour (I didn't want to lose any of the colour and it just wouldn't have been intense enough if I'd used my aqua markers).  Then I have blended out the colours with my paintbrush, blowing the final paint around the image with a straw.

Obviously this seems a simple technique but great care must be used when choosing your colours or you will end up with "mud' or no depth so easily achievable if you do some thinking before you get going!!!

I do hope that you like this image as much as I do, I think it brought a breath of fresh air to an image that was shouting for the usual browns and whites of the "normal" golden eagle.

Thanks for stopping by today,

Leanne xxx

Monday, 13 November 2017

Two more samples for Donna Ratcliff with Crafters Companion - it's steampunk!!

Good morning to you!!

Here I am as promised with more of Donna Ratcliff's new steampunk collection shown on Hochanda.

These two cards I have grouped together for you as they use the same steampunk flowers.

Now, these show you just how different you can be with your designs don't they!!  That first creation is so grungey and typical of steampunk metallic colours.  With the use of hitch fasteners in the corners and a totally "worn" steampunk feel and the second one is in total contrast to the first with browns and skin-like tones from the use of the Spectrum Noir Illustrator pens (the figure collection).

I was really pleased with these samples, hope you like them too.

Thanks for stopping by today,

Leanne xxx

Saturday, 11 November 2017

We Will Remember Them..............

Good morning,

At the going down of the sun and in the morning,

We will remember them.......


Friday, 10 November 2017

Two more samples for Stacey Barras and Crafters Companion.............

Good morning!!

Here I am with two more of my samples made for Stacey Barras using her new circus stamps with Crafters Companion.

The first one is a twisted easel card that I have created with lots of distress oxide for the background (I have stamped with the distress oxide as well as using it for the background colour).  I finished this off with a lovely large jewel at the top of the carousel horse.

The second piece was one of my favourites from this collection, the vintage elephant stamp and here I have stamped him three times with his ball standing on his box.  Having kept the background very muted I went for some bold colour with alcohol pens and was very happy with the result that I got.

Hope you like these samples,

Thanks for stopping by today,

Leanne xxx

Wednesday, 8 November 2017

Now this is a first for me - fabric painting!! .....and a finished rucksack bag!

Good morning!!!

Well I think it's very clear to say, I've been very very busy in my crafting life just recently - are you keeping up with me??  I do hope so!!!!

What I'm sharing with you today was an absolute first for me - stamping on to fabric and fabric painting!

I have used Pebeo setacolor fabric paints on all of these panels and it's a fine, dark grey denim fabric being used.

The challenge this time was to paint six panels of a rucksack that was to be stitched in to the bag after I had done my art work - showing how Sheena Douglass's stamps not only work superbly for normal paper crafting but how they can be used for fabric painting too.

So today I'm showing you all six fabric panels that I completed and although it is much more time consuming than obviously painting straight on to card stock or paper, it is very satisfying and relaxing once you get going.

There is lots of masking on some of these and that was done by using normal copy paper sprayed with a tiny bit of stick and spray (or you could use any repositionable spray glue).

I finished each piece with some brushed effects to help lift those images off of the fabric a bit.

Here is the finished sewn bag!!!! Rather blew me away when I saw it all sewn together !!

Hope you like this today, something a little different for you but still with my love of rubber stamping!!!

Thanks for stopping by,

Leanne xxx