Wednesday, 21 March 2018

All that Glitters...

Happy Wednseady,

Tomorrow night I am launching a brand new product on Hochanda as the One Day Special at 6pm.  I thought I would share a few sneak peaks of the brand new Innovative Diamonds form Izink an amazing Glitter paint and paste in one and the best part is it is permanent on virtually any surface!

I've used a selection of my Brand New Stencils designed specifically to work with the diamonds or for your usual mask / stencil techniques.  I have some fab demos lined up (hopefully!)

Above is the Hummingbird from the Animals set and opposite is made using dies form the Butterflies set.  The top design is on card the next is on a fabric bag.

Finally for today my Unicorn Sparkle using the diamonds straight onto a mirror ( so difficult to photo)

Hopefully you can tune in tomorrow at 6pm or 8pm or throughout Friday ( Stock permitting!)


Tuesday, 20 March 2018

More Foil...

Happy Tuesday,

I had a fab day yesterday taring techniques in the Izink range as well as learning some great new ideas from the other fab demonstrators at the event!  I thought I would share another card made mixing Izink and GoPress hot foiling machine!

I made a background using the izink pigment dropper inks in Topaz, silver and amethyst onto acetate.  I then dried this with my heat gun to make sure it was totally dry.  I then added this to the GoPress with silver foil and a couple of hot foil stamps from Couture Creations.

Ive found that on these dark atmospheric background the foliage really shines where as standard stamping just disappears  It also gives a professional finish.

I cut the dragonfly detail dies in white and again, as like yesterdays card, added coloured acetate solid dragonflies over the top.

A frame of mirror card cut with the Press Cut stitch dot rectangle dies with a thin layer of black to finish.


Monday, 19 March 2018

Mixing it up...

Happy Monday,

Today I am helping;ping at a workshop for retailers for the Go Press foiling machine and the fantastic Izink range so I thought i would share this card that I recently workshopped at Mountain Ash crafts as it combines the two!

I used a combination of my acetate technique using the Izink pigment dropper inks and the foiling machine.  II used my gerbera lattice die to foil the heat resident acetate that I had coloured.

I used one of the Couture Creations hot foil stamps to foil the sentiment onto the coloured acetate cutting it out with my With Love tag die set.

I added a couple of layers of frames and, of course, some of the dragonflies cut in silver mirror card topped with the coloured acetate!


Sunday, 18 March 2018

Spring Soft...

Happy Sunday,

A more relaxing card today using the same simple die as yesterday but with a simple yellow and white colour combination, perfect for spring I thought?!?

I simply cut the Gerbera Circle in white card and shaded it with yellow izink pigment ink pad.  I cut the matching circle outline dies and shaded the edges with the yellow to give some definition.

A simple bow ( large of course) and a lock to finish.


Saturday, 17 March 2018

Too Bright?...

Happy Saturday,

last day at the NEC toady and I thought i would share another sample from yesterdays show on Hochanda, it was so much fun filming in fort of an audience!

The question is, is today's card and colour choice too bright? I like the boldness of the design against the hessian but let me know what you think?!?


Friday, 16 March 2018

Live from the NEC...

Happy Friday,

Today I am doing Hochanda TV show live from the NEC crafts show at 11am.  Therefore I wanted to share my a favourite card made with the dies on the show ( there are also some fab new products as well)

This card uses my pigment ink on acetate technique with simple white die cuts over the background the drama is created with the pop of colours!

I used the Gerbera Circle as well as the Gerbera panel die on this card with  large bow and small dragonfly which isn't really needed!

Dont forget I will be on stand G30 the Art of Craft all day so pop along and say hi!


Thursday, 15 March 2018

NEC Shows...

Happy Thursday,

I will be demonstrating on stand G30 for the next three days on the Art of Craft stand at the Hobbycrafts show at the NEC.  If you are going why not opt along and say Hi?

Todays card is a sample I have made for the Hochanda show I have live from the NEC tomorrow, this show will focus on the fame dies form may Gerbera daisy collection something i just didn't get to demo on the launch show and I really wanted to show how these can be used.

The show is at 11am tomorrow so tune into see how this and many other cards were made!