Sunday, 30 August 2015

Weekly Challenge


Sunday is here again and it's time 
to announce another Weekly Challenge!

You do seem to be enjoying the Challenges 
and it is great to see your entries.  Please
keep them coming!

So what shall we have for this week??

I think you can guess.....
well, come on, it's got to be 
what else could it be??
So yes, I'm going to give you one word...
What you do is up to you....
Stamps, Die cuts, Inks, Pens.........

You know the rules, one week for as many
entries as you like.  Entry via the link
if possible otherwise email your pic to me
The link will close at midnight 6th September.

The winner will be announced on Tuesday 
8th September and will receive a £10 
gift voucher.  As always Mr Random Generator
will pick out the winner!

Don't forget September is with us on Tuesday 
so if you haven't entered your August
Calendar project yet, you had better get 
your skates on..... where did that saying come 
from I wonder??

I'll see you Tuesday!

Jane x

Saturday, 29 August 2015

Animal magic - Rachel Snook

Happy Weekend everyone,

Gosh where are the weeks going??

Enjoy your Bank holiday weekend,
hope you are doing something special!

Don't forget to get your August Calendar
picture to the link by midnight Monday,
September is with us on Tuesday.
Goodness that means the school holidays
are nearly over!

Well, today is our last post for Animal Magic,
Rachel is here with us to show you
her project!

Paint the two large bodies of the owl on
both sides using Chalk Paint.

The body part with the ears, paint with Nougat
on both sides.

Cover one side of each of the nose sections
with Versamark Ink and coat with the
Mahogany Glitter Embossing Powder.
Use heat gun to set and repeat process if
necessary to get even coverage.

Using Versamark Ink, coverthe eyes and coat
with Aurora Viola Black Embossing Powder.
Heat set.
The colour will look black but when it catches the
light it will give a violet shine.
When cool, colour around the edges of the
eyes with black ink to cover the edges.
Using a cocktail stick and a tiny amount of
Chalk Paint add the whites to both eyes.

Paint the wooden peg with Nougat Paint and
set aside to dry.

Take the parts of the owl that will form the face
and wings, using Versamark Ink and Seasonings
Embossing Enamel, cover both wings twice to ensure
a smooth coverage.
Repeat a third time but while you are melting
the powder and it is still movable,
take a cocktail stick and feather
slightly through the enamel, you will find this
brings some of the darker colour out, thus
giving the illusion of feathers!

Leave to cool.
Add a thin coat of Gold Interference Paint
to the larger back section of the owl and to the 
top section on the face.  This will highlight 
the bird.  Using your finger add a little of the 
paint onto the nose section.  This will add 
dimensional shine to the Mahogany Embossing 
Attach the features of the owl with Pinflair 
glue or other strong adhesive.  Leave to set.
Line the peg up between the large sections of the
owls and glue. Allow the glue to dry.

Add the two top parts of the bird,
lining up as required and allow to set.
You now have an owl peg!!
Instead of a peg you could cut the owl shape
from magnetic sheet to make 2 magnets.

Wow, thank you Rachel, how nice is that??

If you want to have a go, this is what
you'll need -

Embossing Powders -
PaperArtsy Paint - Chalk, Nougat

Wooden Clothes Peg
Cocktail Sticks
Paint Brushes

So that is it for another week,

I shall be back tomorrow with our 
new Weekly Challenge.
What do you think it is going to be??

Jane x 

Friday, 28 August 2015

Animal Magic - Dawn Heald

Good morning all,

Welcome do day two of our
Animal Magic posts.

Today we have Dawn.

Dawn says ....

Hi all, well when given our topic for this week 
it just had to be cats for me. Our family
 includes four adopted house cats who we 
love dearly even with their own quirks and 
funny ways. This stamp set is fabulous. You
 can do so much with them, colour, paper piece,
 zentangle inside the outlines and they are a 
really good size so easy to cut out. They come 
looking all demure with eyelids closed, I've
 drawn in the eyes and whiskers!

To make this card -

I sprayed some Irresistible Texture Sprays in 
purples, red and pink on a craft mat and smooched
 some white card into it and lifted straight up.
 This dried with fabulous colour and texture. 

Then I stamped my cats on to this, drew some
 eyes and whiskers and cut out.

For the base card - masking off with a
 strip of paper,
 I laid the circles stencil on top and lightly sprayed 
through Pear Tart Irresistible texture spray. When
 dry I put the stencil back on and applied Squeezed
 Lemonade Distress ink.

 And inking the strip
 area too which I then stamped across with
 the paw print stamp with green Stazon. I
 wiped over with some kitchen roll to remove
 any ink from the sprayed areas.

Next,  I die cut the largest heart and applied glue
 and gilding flakes. This was added to the 
card base with foam pads. Then I simply added
 my cats on top. I've stamped the sentiment
 inside -  'You're the cats whiskers'.

Aah how cute is that?
I'm loving the versatility of these 
Irresistible Texture Sprays!

Products Dawn used -

Pear Tart, Lady Bug, Lulu Lavender, Angel Pink, Sweet Plum. 
Stazon Ink - Olive Green, Jet black
Distress Ink - Squeezed Lemonade

From stash, black and white pens.

So that is our post for today,
I shall be back again tomorrow,

See you then,

Jane x