Friday, 27 May 2016

Impression Obsession - Dawn Heald

Hello everyone,

Hope you are all well, are getting
ready for the Bank Holiday weekend?
Hope you have something nice planned!!

Well, this week we are featuring an 
old favourite....
Impression Obsession stamps.
It is always nice to go back over products
which we haven't used for a while!

Dawn is going to kick off the posts this week...

Dawn says -

This week I've made simple but striking
 pictures. They can be used as cards or
 wall art. I've used one for a card and
 two ready for frames. I'd got the idea
 from a painted canvas art seen a long time
 ago on an Internet search and it stuck
 with me. I knew I wanted to take a colouring
 in pattern approach and when looking
 through the fabulous range of Impression
 Obsession stamps the light bulb went ping,
 on not off.

To make something like this,
Trim white card to size you want. Stamp
 the Cover A Card stamps as shown. If 
repeat stamping like I did don't worry if
 the join isn't perfect, just go in with
 a fine pen and join up the stamped background lines.

Next using the stamps and masks to
 make silhouettes. 
stamp the air balloon image right over
 the background stamp.
Using the stencil, draw around the images.
If you really want to you could mask 
these images before stamping the background.
 However I didn't as I was happy if any lines
 did show through. But they didn't.

Next up colour the images you want as
 silhouettes with black pencil, then black
 alcohol marker, then go over again with
 black pencil and finish by rubbing over with
 a paper stump. This will leave a dense
 black smooth silhouette.

Then colour in the background with colours.
 I coloured first with pen then over again
 with pencils. Doing this really made
 the background bright and vibrant.

Trim if necessary and mount onto white and
 then black card or onto a white A5 card blank.

Products Dawn used -
Coloured Pencils

What a fab background this makes!
So colourful.
Thank you Dawn,

Ok, I'll be back tomorrow with
another project.

Jane x

Tuesday, 24 May 2016

Two Weekly Challenge Winner

Morning all,

Welcome to winners Tuesday!

Can't believe how quickly these weeks
are flying by and how often i am saying
this......but where does the time go??

So here we are again, it's Tuesday
and time to announce our latest winner!

Your task for this challenge was Sunshine,
16 fabulous entries, thank you.

Mr Random Generator has been put
to use again and this time he has picked... 4....

Marianne's Craftroom

Congratulations Marianne, please contact me at
so that I can send you your prize!

Thank you all for entering and taking the
trouble to play along with our
challenges!  we couldn't do it without you.

See you soon,

Jane x

Sunday, 22 May 2016

Two Weekly Challenge

Good morning everyone,

How are we all this morning?
Good I hope.

The Two Weekly Challenge is here with
us again already.
I really am running out of ideas!
I know how you like these challenges so
I've put my thinking cap on and......
........nothing!! Ha ha....

So what shall we have this time,
hmmmm the DT have been looking
at papers.....still nothing...... how about......your project
which can be anything, must contain 
two different papers somewhere in it.
The papers can be made by yourself
or ready made papers.  But there
must be two different papers used 

Yes, that shouldn't be too hard
for you brilliant Challengers!

The rules.... well you have two weeks,
entry via the link which will close at
midnight on Sunday 5th June.
As many entries as you like but they must include
 those two papers.
If you can't use the link send your pics to 
and I will add them for you.
The winner will be picked by Random
Generator and announced on Tuesday
7th June.  A prize of a £10 voucher 
will be up for grabs!

So off you go and weave your magic....

See you soon, 

Jane x