Saturday, 9 July 2011

Sheena Douglass Stamps

at long last i can show you some of what i have been doing these past few weeks
you might have read in past post its been busy busy busy ....but im having geart fun...

here is a card i made using the Sheena Douglass as seen in the screen range of stamps Sheena will be on TV next week show casing these and other stamps
they are truly stunning stamps with all the detail going on they are top quality...

to start i printed off a floral backing paper from a cd i have........... i caunt remember which one sorry...
then increased the colour and printed off another sheet onto pearlised card stock from crafters companion cut out the shapes with nestie decal oval. then i water coloured the stamped image and distressed the edges with worn lipstick from tim holtzs made a lace boarder with MS punch added the pearl hearts peel offs then made a floral spray the flowers are from wild orchid...
thank you for popping by today
hugs linda xxxx
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Friday, 8 July 2011

did you get them

by now i hope you have got your new Popcorn Pals....Stamps and CD's from Crafters Companion
i had so much fun playing with  these stamps and the cds
thank you for popping by
hugs linda xxx

Race Day

Our Lovely Sheena Douglass will be hitting your TV screen next week with some of her as seen on screen stamp range
they are fabulous stamps making a lovely focal point on any card
so keep checking the skedule on create and craft

with this card i thought dreamy days gone by
so i set to and distressed the card blank butterfly's and the decal ovals with tim holtz inks
water coloured in the stamp image then cut her out to decoupage onto the ovals
added a touch of glass glitter to the lace bows and brolly just for that bit of sparkle
i hope you approve
hugs linda xxx
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launch day has arrived

Popcorn Pals are available from Crafters Companion TODAY
you will be one of the first to play with these darling stamps and cds

the gingham papers are from the cd matted and layered onto pearlised card stock from crafters companion
peel offs and buttons with water colour paper and paints your away here i made a little scene water coloured it in then once dry added
some Flower Soft just for that added dimension.. so it's time to party..........
thank you for popping by today
hugs linda xxx
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Thursday, 7 July 2011

time for tea

good morning everyone

not long now to wait for the launch of theses darling little stamps and CDS from Crafters Companion

i had to make a tea pot card with this little stamp .... with all the warm weather we have been getting here ..the strawberries and cream tea's came to mind so i took this picture out in my garden on a really hot sunny day doesn't she look pretty out there with all the flowers

i cut out the tea pot shape and covered it in a sheet of backing paper from CD1 made some lace boarder with a ms punch the little heart lace is the self adesive paper i had in my stash a few crystal gems some crystal glitter ... i made the small rosebud spray with ribbon

thank you for dropping by
hugs linda xxx
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Wednesday, 6 July 2011

Cherry Blossom Popcorn Pal

ok you lucky crafters im spoiling you today
here is a project i made after i had done the water colour image from my tutorial yesterday
well ! i couldnt leave her not finished she is such a sweet image you can get this little darling over at Crafters Companion
as you will see this carton is taller than the ones i made you might like to see Here all i did was use one sheet of A3 card stock.... 3 sheets of back ground papers from CD2 popcorn pals Double CD tim holtz fired brick distressing inks a small flower punch/leaf, some pearls and small piece of satin ribbon  coloured with pro markers so i had a near perfect colour match to her dress and some glass glitter  nestie die
do try these cartons they make lovely gift  boxes for any occasion
hugs linda xxx
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Sneaky Peep 3 Popcorn Pals

good morning everyone its been raining none stop here since late last night..
the rain is very welcome cooled down to just right level..
so what have i been doing Sneaky Peep 3
here is a card/gift set i made with the little extras from the New Exculsive stamp plate from Crafters Companion

i used the core-dination card stock from crafters companion  to matt and layer the stamped water coloured images ...i wanted really bright colours.... it was perfect just what i needed to make this card.
has you will see its all the primary colours perfect for the little people in our lives teamed with the sweetie container these stamps will make a lovely card/gift for a little girl or boy what ever the occasion......
 thank you for popping by today
hugs linda x

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Tuesday, 5 July 2011

Tutrorial in water colour Skin tones for stamping

here are things you will need
paints any kind of water colour paints will do  most basic brands will have the colours 
you will need brush water colour paper mixing plate  clean water  tissue  
ok stamp your image  with versa fine ink and lets get mixing
you will  need 
the colours are yellow ochre and alziaron crimson
as you will see i use a white china mixing dish  its best to mix on white  you get a true colour 
a white plate will do just as well  look at the puddles of paint  its not thick but you can still see the white showing through

so wash out your brush and mix the two colours together having the water on clean brush it will water down the strength of mix take a look at the left hand side you will see how pale this mix looks

so lets paint in this lovely image of the popcorn new stamps range

now bring into the mix more paint from the first puddles of colour  this will strengthen the colour just go around the edges
if you get harsh lines on the edge just get some clean water on your brush and go all over the area leave to dry it should all settle down and blend its self 
you must leave it to dry  on every layer 
Little Tip  If the paper feels cold its still damp
if it feels like your body temperature its dry
you can speed up drying time with heat gun 

now with tip of your brush pick up some Alizarin crimson from your first puddle  add the blush to cheeks
wash out the brush  wipe off water from brush on tissue and with damp brush go around the edge to soften the area around the cheeks

we need to make some SHADOW colour
 this is cobolt blue alizarin crimson and burnt umber this is the darkest brown you will have

mix them all together  you will get a mucky purple colour this is your shadow colour 
Dont Panic this mix will go over any colour  strange as it seems 

once you have added your shadow around the edges
 wash out your brush and pick up the very first flesh colour mix and go over all the area leave to dry
 i do hope this  tutorial helps colouring your images using water colour paints
 please do if you have time leave a comment i do read every one
thank you for popping by
hugs linda xxx

sneaky peep 2 Popcorn Pals

OK here is Sneaky Peep 2 of the Popcorn Pals new Double Cd and Stamp range from Crafters Companion   
if i was you i would put my trainers on ready for the rush they are counting down  lol ....

Good morning every one its going to be another hot day here so have lots to do befor it gets too hot...

here is the card i made to go with the milk carton and holder this is such a cute stamp i loved playing with her...
i stamped her in versa fine smokey grey then water coloured her in used the nestie dies for shape and all these beautifull paper are from CD1 cordination papers section they are yummy........ i matted and layered onto some card from my stash and coloured the ribbon in with promarkers for a perfect match then just a few gems and a bit of crystal glitter for that bit of sparkle.. all on a 8x8" blank card. together with the milk carton holder box set you will have the perfect gift idea

thank you for popping in today

hugs linda xxx
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Monday, 4 July 2011

Milk Cartons and Holder Tutorial

 you will need
7 pieces of A4 Card stock in total to complete this project.

Stage 1 you will need 4 A4 sheets of card stock for the cartons
score @ 2-3/4"...5-1/2"....8-1/4"...11"

Stage 2 with card turned as in the picture
score @ 2-3/4".turn card and score again at the 2-3/4" mark

 stage 3
cut away  the 2 small wedges as per picture and cut all the wedges to center score lines

 stage 4   fold and score all the score lines.
and trim top edges on first and third wedge  this will be the top of you cartons
At This Point i decorated as it was flat it was less Fiddly.....
then i assembled the cartons once they were all finished
i punched two holes in the rounded wedges ready for ribbon the other two flaps you just fold in...

Stage 5  Holder  base
 this is just a piece of card cut to 8x8"
then scored around all sides at 1" and assembled as you would any box

stage 6 the handle

you need 2 pieces of A4 i cut these together so that i would have them both the same
 i used a nestie die cut for the opening but a punch would do if your card stock isn't very thick
i ran this through a couple of times
i glued them both together up to the score line see image..........leaving below the score lines open
open out the flaps then i glued both into the holder base in the center
i hope i have remembered it all ....
 there is a video on you tube you can watch on making up the cartons but i forgot to save the link sorry
there you have it
one lovely gift idea
thank you for popping by
hugs linda xxx

Sneaky Peep at

Popcorn Pals from Crafters Companion New range of  4 Stamp sets and a Double CD 

coming to you very soon! the launch date  is the 8th of July please do pop over to Crafters Companion News and Inspiration blog 
for more details please click the  Crafters Companion badge on my side bar to be redirected for this Exclusive set of Popcorn Pals

 i can now share with you......  what has been keeping me quite for past few days lol..... aren't they little Darlings.......

WOW.......... i have only scratched the surface on CD its packed to the top with yet again beautifull backing papers toppers and  so much more ...... Sara and the team have woven their magic..........

i got 2 stamp plates to play with.....these little characters are the  extra's on the plate...  just too cute for words  they arrived last week and since then i have been stamping and painting like crazy.... love them..... the ideas keep coming .........poor sara will have far more samples than she asked for lol

over the next few days hopefully i can share what i have been making .....using the stamps and cd so do keep dropping by and please do let me know what you think ......

so here goes .............. i made a milk carton type container and 4 gift boxes. 
i got the measurments for the cartons from you tube...... but had to make my own holder from scratch
 useing the boxer board from crafters companion ..... that really did make my life easy....  just measure  score cut stick job done  had a  little production line going i can tell you  lol.......
the boxes and  holder all  fit onto A4 card stock which was very handy...........

the spotty paper is from CD1.. yet again there are some lovely papers on the CDS very versatile....

i distressed around the edges with Tim Holts broken china distressing ink..spellbinders dies, water colour card and paints, flora doodles flowers, satin ribbon and pearls  coloured with pro markers  and a corner chomper to round off my box edges...
i have made a card to match that will be add tomorrow with the main character from one of the stamp plates

thank you so much for dropping by today
hugs linda x
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