Friday, January 27, 2017

Happy Birthday

Howdy I am sharing my DT card for My Mum's Craft Shop.

So for today's card \|I have used one of the new stamps from My Favourite Things - Floral Fantasy Background and white embossed it.  I coloured it with distressed inks, blending the colours into each other.  
I added the wording which is also from My Favourite Things - Cause for Celebration. I also added some splodges which are from the MFT Distressed Patterns set and a few sequins to finish.

Hoe you like.


Saturday, January 21, 2017

Sneaky peek

Hi everybody...thought I would show you a wee sneaky peek!

I am super excited to share my news that I have been asked to join the Design Team for Papercraft Essentials...can't quite believe it!!

I have made 6 cards to be featured in the next edition which goes on sale on 9th February.

Here's a wee taster of what's to watch out for the magazine!


Friday, January 13, 2017

My Mum's Craft Shop DT Card

Good morning everybody, today I'm sharing my DT card for My Mum's Craft Shop.

For today's card I have used MFT - Wavy Colouring book Background stamp, I bought this before Christmas but didn't get round to using it until now....I think it's quite trendy.

I stamped and white embossed the stamp and the randomly coloured using my zig clean color brush pens.  I then added a wash of water over the full image which blended out the colour making it quite soft and subtle.

I then die cut the sentiment which is also from My Favourite Things called Hello Beautiful.  I added a few sequins to finish.


Friday, January 06, 2017

Spectrum Noir Tutorial

And now for something completely different.....

I thought I would show something different for this months tutorial, so here is my tutorial on how to paint or marble a ceramic mug using alcohol inks.
For this project you will need some Spectrum Noir Alcohol ink, rubbing alcohol and mod podge.  I have used IB1, IB2 and BT1 inks.


First I cleaned the mug, and stuck some tape around the lip to protect from the ink, and then painted it with the rubbing alcohol. I then loaded my paintbrush with some of the ink and painted around the bottom of the mug, I held the mug by the handle and moved it around to swirl the ink.


I then added another colour of ink and repeated the step above. 


Again, repeating the steps above I added a third colour of ink.


I left the mug to the side to let the ink dry off and then I added a coat of mod podge to seal the ink.  I only had the glitter mod podge which actually has given the mug a nice sparkle.


Here's the finished mug from both sides.


Pop over to the Spectrum Noir Blog for more inspiration.


Tuesday, January 03, 2017

My first DT card of 2017

Hi first DT card of 2017!!

Today is my last day before going back to work tomorrow s I made a point of spending most of the day crafting!

I bought this stamp just before Christmas as I thought it was quite versatile and I could do lots with it...I haven't used all of the stamps in the set only the main one, still practising with the others.

The stamp is from Concorde and 9th and is called Hello Lovely.  I stamped onto watercolour card and white embossed.  I coloured the image using my Spectrum Noir Aquablend pencils, I started with the lighter shades and then gradually added until I got the shade I wanted...I wanted it to look quite soft.

I stamped some splodges and the sentiment which are from the same set and then added a few sequins to finish.

Pop over to the Spectrum Noir Blog for more inspiration.

Happy Little Stampers - watercolour challenge
Penny Black and More - anything goes
Allsorts - something new (new stamp)
Cute Card Thursday - anything goes
Brown sugar - anything goes
Simon Says Stamp - anything goes
Wordart Wednesday - anything goes


Spectrum Noir January Challenge

Hi everybody...have you seen the challenge the first challenge of 2017 over on the Spectrum Noir Facebook page??

This month's theme is "use a colouring book or page".  All you have to do is use some of the Spectrum Noir products.

I have used a page from the Colorista Exquisite Florals book and coloured the page with Colorista pens.

You can also pop over to the Spectrum Noir blog to find out loads of tips and techniques on using all your Spectrum Noir products.