Saturday, 24 March 2018

Paint fusion samples for Sheena Douglass..............

Good morning!

Today I'm sharing some art work that I've done for Sheena Douglass using her paint fusion stamps and paints.

All these samples were created for HSN (Home Shopping Network) in America.

Have a browse - see what you think......

The first one is an 8 x 8 card, the rest are on small mdf board shapes and the last one is a paper mache heart shaped box.

Paint fusion is the mixture of more than one colour of paint (usually an acrylic base) on your paint brush and painting with the two colours at once - hence, fusing the paint colours together - paint fusion.  Sheena has some ranges of stamps that you stamp first and then paint fusion over them to form what you can see here.  For those of you that have never tried this before, it does take practice but you can buy practice sheets too that show you how the strokes can work together.

A small insight in to what I've been up to recently!

Hope you like it,

Thanks for stopping by today,
Leanne xxxx

Sunday, 18 March 2018

Mid month reminder for Penny Black and More Challenges.

Good morning!

Here I am with some inspiration for our mid month reminder over at Penny Black and More Challenges for our theme this month of "Feature a Creature".

Stamped with versa fine black and grey inks and embossed with clear embossing powder I started with the Penny Black stamp 40-567 "Restful".

I have then coloured in the scenery with my Spectrum aqua pens and taken out some of the colour to form the clouds.  The sentiment is from Penny Black 30 - 416 "Happy thoughts" and the deer are from Penny Black 30-261 "Natures friends" which I have cut out and applied with 3d glue gel.

Please come over and join us at Penny Black and More Challenges for this months challenge of "Feature a Creature" BUT PLEASE REMEMBER THAT THE MAIN FOCAL IMAGE OF YOUR CREATION MUST BE A HAND STAMPED IMAGE - NO DIGITAL IMAGES ALLOWED.

There are prizes to be won for the winners!!!!

Many thanks for stopping by today,
Leanne xxxx

Monday, 12 March 2018

Stay on the path you have chosen..........

Hi there!

I had great fun creating this one!  With a little forward planning, stage by stage this card came together.

I've made this card for the Allsorts Challenge this week of fairy tales and with the help of Sheena Douglass's lovely stamps I've produced Little Red Riding Hood walking through the woods to Grandma's house with big bad Mr Wolf looking on.

The little girl is quite an old stamp of Sheena's and the spooky house has been out quite a while now too but the wolf is a recent release from Sheena's Call of the Wild set.

That wonderful intence darkness of the woods has been created using sparkle pens with colour lifted out.  The wolf was stamped on to the sparkle pens and the ink lifted from him then covered in glossy accents to give him some dimension.  The house was actually stamped first, covered in drawing gum and the sparkle pens drifted straight over the top, then the drawing gum rubbed away.

With a bit of creativity and imagination, I have tried to give light to the house from Little Red Riding Hoods lamp with the use of distress ink working with the lifted colour from the trees and the sparkle pens.

The trees have been created using a Clarity Stamp stencil and black soot distress oxide before the lifting of the colour from the tree trunks -hope I'm making sense!!!!.

I will enter this in to this weeks Allsorts challenge of fairy tales and nursery rhymes:-

Hope you like it!

Thanks for stopping by today,
Leanne xxxx

Wednesday, 7 March 2018

For International Womens Day..........

Good morning!

Thought I'd join in again at Allsorts this week with my entry for their feminine theme of "Ladies Only" in recognition of International Womens Day tomorrow.

I have made an easel card for this one with lovely light blues.  The main stamped image is a favourite of mine from Stampin Up! and all the stamps here are from their Beautiful You sets. I just love this image, I think it gives a great feeling of freedom, strength and happiness in one hit!

I have popped on a close up here for you to show that I also cut the main mat in the shape of the International Womens Day symbol (it's the medical symbol for female - the circle with the cross coming off at the bottom).

Backing papers are from Phil Martin and a Tattered Lace beautiful lacey round die cut mat too.

Finished with a soft white ribbon to keep it feeling nice and feminine.

Lets get women recognised and live with passion ladies!!!!

Hope you like it, I'll enter this in to this weeks Allsorts Challenge of "Ladies Only":-

Thanks for stopping by,
Leanne xxx

Sunday, 4 March 2018

New theme at Penny Black and More Challenges "Feature a Creature".

Good morning!!!

Well, it's the first Sunday in March so it's time for a new theme over at Penny Black and More Challenges and this month the new theme is "Feature a Creature".

I have used a few sets of Penny Black stamps on this creation so I'll list them for you:-

30-417 Delicate silhouettes
51-127 Illuminate
30-095 Flower festival
30-416 Happy thoughts
3699K Get-together

I have coloured this card top to bottom using Spectrum aqua pens.

Hope you like this one and please come over and join us at Penny Black and More Challenges.  There are prizes for the winners too!


Best of luck!

Thanks for stopping by,
Leanne xxxx

Monday, 26 February 2018

I spy with my little eye something beginning with "B" at Allsorts..........

Hi there my friends!

Well, last week saw me turn 46 years old (oh dear!) and my very special friend Sandra sent me this lovely new lightbulb set from Inkylicious for my birthday (thank you so much special lady).

So, seeing that the challenge theme this week at Allsorts Challenges is "I spy with my little eye something beginning with B" I thought what about my new bulb stamp!  So I coupled it with the lovely daffodils which were a release by John Lockwood with Creative Expressions so I've got two lots of bulbs - a lightbulb and daffodils!!!!

I've created a background here with distress oxides having masked off the bulb itself and then having made a mask around the bulb I added the daffodils inside the bulb.  

Acryclic paint was used for the spin art background.

The flowers are also new from Inkylicious (also sent to me from Sandra).

The grass at the bottom and the sentiment at the top are also from John lockwood with Creative Expressions and I've had those a while now.

I'd like to thank Sandra for being so generous, thoughtful and as kind as she ever is - you made my day!

Thanks for stopping by today,
Leanne xx

I'd like to enter this in to the Allsorts Challenge of I spy with my little eye something beginning with B:-

Monday, 19 February 2018

There are always flowers for those who want to see them..........


Thought I'd join in with the Challenge this week over at Allsorts Challenges with their new theme this week of "handmade flowers".

Now, I've had this stamp a while and only used it a handful of times so out it came! It's called through the tunnel by Paper Rose and the sentiment is a Paperartsy one.

I have used sparkle pens for the background and lifted the colour out.

The flowers are the new paper quilling flower dies by Crafters Companion - the centres of the flowers have been quilled too.   I have touched the edges with Salty Ocean distress ink on these. Thought they looked nice on the banks of the railway as the train comes through!.

Thanks for stopping by today,
Leanne xxx

I will enter this in to this weeks Allsorts Challenge of handmade flowers:-