Wednesday, 13 November 2013

More Silks and the beautiful Sheena Douglass stamps

Hi there crafters
 more from the silks for you today 
set 6 Christmas colors with Ice

for this box of crackers i used set 6  straight from the jar onto Neenah with cut and dry foam
randomly sponged all three colors how easy is that to make backgrounds no muddy colors cut out the crackers with a tonic die then made the box with my Ultimate box board 

but this is the exciting bit

you can change the colors with the Ice
it's a very understated  color in the jar that holds pure magic
i made a very watery puddle of each of the colors from set 6 then added the ice
so you would be able to get the full spectrum  of color tones by just adding water and ice 
be careful with your colors they are very concentrated in colour a little goes a heck of along way!

made the background by dropping all 3 colors onto card then let them mingle together
once it was dry i added a tiny bit more color to each puddle dropped on the darker color and blew out with a straw to get that coral effect  the shells were stamped onto the patterned card then heat embossed with clear cut out and dipped in frantage

 i altered a paper mache box with the same colors to match the card

there is a lot going on with this little box that doesn't show in the picture
i have used modelling paste and the waste die cut branch from my card
cut out the shells that i stamped and decorated the sides and lid using 3d Gel
from Crafters Companion
 i did paint the inside with the red from set 6 just one coat straight from the jar 
no need to do any under painting 
just one coat covered the brown how great is that 
and finally another card 
using the shells Ice and distressing inks
the ice acts as a resist to the inks and with very little effort you can get some fabulous effects in no time at all
thank you for dropping by 
hugs linda x


pauline said...

love them ,making Xmas crackers was my first job when i left school xxx

Linda Simpson said...

WOW Linda these are all stunning! I do love the colours and can't wait to see the show on Friday.

Linda xxxx

ps I hope you and yours are well.

julie_woolston said...

These are stunning Linda, absolutely love them.
Hugs Julie xxx

Fiona C said...

Just beautiful Linda - I particularly love the delicate colours of the treasure box and matching card xx

jane stillman said...

Absolutely fabulous,love the card and the box