Sunday, 22 September 2013

Happy Sunday

Hello, we'll its glorious sunshine in Lincolnshire, but I'm at work all weekend, so I hope it lasts.  
This is a quick post today, but I just thought I would share a few samples that I made for Sheena, using her new oriental stamps. 

Bye, have to go. 

Hugs Caroline xxx

Thursday, 19 September 2013

Another box sneak peak

Good evening, well tomorrow is Sheenas Oriental launch, and it's now a pick of the week, and not a pick of the weekend........brilliant!!!!.  So don't forget to tune in tomorrow from midday to catch the shows.

This is another box I have done, but as you can see its different from what I normally do.  

It's made of MDF, and I have covered, distressed, embossed and paper pierced it.  

Sorry it's a quick blog tonight.

Take care and I'll post again tomorrow

Thanks for stopping by. 

Love Caroline xxx

Wednesday, 18 September 2013

Sneaky peak time again

Good morning.  Well the sun is out, but there is a nip in the air, so it seems a good day to get tucked away in the craft room.........any excuse really!!!.
Anyhow, I thought I would share another of my samples for Sheena's new oriental range.  Yes, it's a box again.  You know I love making boxes, but this is the first time i have used acetate on one.  It was quite a simple one, as the papers I used on the side (from Sheena) were quite busy anyway, and I didn't want to loose the effect of them.  (Sorry photos are not the best).
The paper mâché box is painted in emulsion, all 4 side a mat and layered with gold mirror card and the papers, with ribbon tucked behind.  Gold card candy were in each of the corners.  

For the lid, centura pearl was distressed with fired brick, faded jeans and brushed corduroy (using the colours from the paper), and blended.  Using one of the branch stamps, I stamped multiple times using Stayzon. Once I was happy, I then faux bleached some area, just by taking a damp brush and removing some of the distress ink.  This adds shade to the image and lightens areas ( my favourite technique at the moment).

I then stamped some lanterns onto heat resistant acetate, embossed and added glitter to them.  Once dry I turned the acetate over and used brads to attach to the faux bleached background.  Some ribbon was added to the outside of the lid, and some embellishments added to the ribbon and corners of the lid.

I hope you like it and get to see this and all the other Inkoids fantastic samples on Create and Craft over the weekend.  

Don't forget to check out all the other Inkoids blogs, just follow the links from Sheenas blog.  Anyway back to the craft room

Bye Caroline xx

Tuesday, 17 September 2013

Sneak peak

Hello.  Well I have exciting news that I have to share.  Sheena Douglass will be back on Create and Craft on Friday, Saturday and Sunday!!!!!!!!!!.  Yes, 3 days in a row.........showing you all a new Oriental collection, but not just stamps, oh no, there are also backing papers and embossing folders!!!!.  Wait until you see them all, they are fantastic.

Now my first sneak peak is using the stamps and embossing folders.  This is a large card and using clear embossing powder I have stamped the leaf image on to the base of the card, mat and layered and then distressed centura pearl card, and added some bling using primary pigments, followed by a spritzing of water.  Once fully dry, I have stamped the images, and using the primary pigments coloured the lanterns.  
On the other side of the card, I have used the lantern embossing folder on black card stock, then waxed over the top with silver, again some mat and layering, then 3 larger lanterns added and coloured with primary pigments.  

I cannot wait for everyone to see this new Oriental range.  Don't forget to watch. 

I will be back tomorrow with another sneak peak.

Big hugs Caroline xxx

Saturday, 7 September 2013

2nd day of Christmas

Hello again.  I just thought I would show you another sneaky peak for Sheena.  Don't forget to tune in to Create and Craft on Monday at 9am and 3pm to see the lady herself showing you some fantastic demos.

This is another box of mine. 
The box is painted in emulsion and then the edges distressed with Broken China.  The stamps a from Sheena's Little Bit Festive range.  The images are stamped and then embossed. A bit of masking had to take place to extend the village scene, and then the whole image was coloured using H2O's.  the snow at the bottom of the image is acrylic paint, and glitter was added to the mistletoe. A greeting was added and some snowflakes were die cut and ace behind the greeting.  Some holly was stamped and coloured with H2O's and then added using 3d glue.
Some clear gems were added around the edge of the lid. Ribbons and an embellishment were added around the side of the lid.

Around all four sides of the box the "Let it snow"stamp was stamped in Broken China, and the sides distressed.  Two snowmen were stamped, embossed and coloured in H2O's and added.

I hope you all like this box, as it was a challenge.
Thanks for stopping by.  Xxxxxxx

Friday, 6 September 2013

It's Christmas!!!!!!!


Well, it's not Christmas yet obviously, but the countdown has begun, and in 110 sleeps time, that special day will be here!!!!. To just try and get you in the mood for making some cards, even though summer has only just finished, Sheena will be back on Create and Craft on Monday, sharing some Christmas ideas with you.  Please tune in at 9am, and 3pm to see her fantastic demos.

Here is my first sneak peak for you.

I think this would make a great present.  The box is made using Christmas Visitors and Mistletoe, from the Little Bit Festive stamp range.

The main image of the robin on the box lid was coloured using Copics, and then cut out.  Mistletoe was stamped around the edge of Neenah card, coloured with Copics and then distressed with Fired Brick.  The robin was glued using Collal.  The holly at the bottom of the image was glued on and after matting and layering then glossy accents was applied to the holly and the robins red breast.  Ribbon was attached to the sides of the lid, and an embellishment applied over the join.
Again mistletoe was stamped and coloured on the sides of the box and sentiments too, and matted and layered as the lid was. 

The mistletoe image was stamped onto tissue paper, which covered the candle I made, using the same image as the box.

This was again coloured with Copics and heated onto the candle.  A ribbon and embellishments were attached to the bottom.

I hope you all like this, and keep an eye out for some more sneak peaks.

Have a good weekend.

Hugs Caroline xxx