Tuesday, 28 April 2015

creative stamping 24 - In Bloom

You get an extra post this week since I hadn't shown the pictures for this week's workshops. I have had a busy few days finishing these since the magazine only came in at the end of last week. Once again I have used some of our new die cuts with them.
 I have used the Elizabeth Craft Lattice tag in a couple of ways and one of the pivot cards The pink die cuts are from the Sue Wilson range.

The next post will be on boats and bikes at the end of the week.

Monday, 27 April 2015

Jewellery & Embellishments from die cuts

I have had a play with the dies from Elizabeth craft and their shimmer sheets to create pendants etc that could be used in any situation.

Then I used Nellie's bracelet dies. Nellie has produced some imitation leather which gives a lovely soft bracelet (the black one) but I also used them with felt (red bits) and foam. These will be great for using with the children as well as yourselves.

I have put a wokshop down for this week but also one in half term so that anyone who wants to bring children or granchildren along to craft with them can

Friday, 17 April 2015

Dreamweaver stencils with Stampendous products

This week, inspired by the fact that Stampendous has now purchased Dreamweaver stencils I decided to plan my stencil workshop around using products from both companies. I started with the celtic cross stencil and putting "Seasonings" embossing enamel over and heating but not fully so that some texture shows. I just love these crosses.

I have then used backgrounds prepared using the stampendous "Creative Palette" and old paints (emulsions &acrylics), and then pasted the stencil using various types of paste including sludge paste (a mixture of all your odds and ends of paste). over this I have either used mica powders ( Dreamweavers metallic f/x) or various elements of the frantage powders etc, The paste is a great holder for the frantage elements. The frantage powders are heated.
I love this idea but feel some are better than others with colours and backgrounds chosen. I will try and get more examples before the workshop.

Saturday, 11 April 2015

I have been busy with workshops this week but managed to try some ideas for the dies with matching stamps workshop. The stamps and dies are from creative expressions. Some are new and some are from last year.

The other workshop for this week is using the dies for shaped cards. We have used the stepper card die  a few times recently so I collated a few ideas as shown across the top of this picture. New is the lattice tag die which can be seen better on my last post. Then we have pivot and accordion cards from last year. Hopefully there will be time to do more variations with these before the workshop.

The final  picture show a combination of the above and includes all of the items we will be using this week.
from last year

Wednesday, 1 April 2015

Last week I was busy preparing for our demo weekend. Below are some of the things we did with the new products. The first was using the lattice tag from Elizabeth Craft designs in different ways. I didn't have time to get too elaborate but I wanted to show different ways of using his die set.

Then I looked at using some of the new dies from creative expressions.

and then I played with the Cornflower die to see what different flowers I could make. (excluding daisy which was a different die!)