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Saturday, 24 September 2016

AMOR ETERNO

Morning my crafting friends, hope this finds you all safe and well. I had a request from my daughter last week to make a DOTD wedding card as her friends were having a Mexican themed wedding so here is what I made, it was originally A4 size as we wanted the skeletons on the side but it seemed to big for a wedding card so made it into an Gatefold card. My apologies got to Ang lol! ...


This was the front, I did not want it too fussy so kept to the corner and edge stamps with sentiments and just added a few flowers.



For the inside I chose Creative Expressions Foundation card Rich Plum and Silver Miri card for the layering, although the main colours had to be Pink & Blue I chose these as contrasts.


So I got my Rich Plum card and embossed it with the Sheena Douglass Indian Lattice Embossing Folder so it had some texture. 

I made each skeleton from Sheena Douglass day of the Dead Range of Perfect Partners up in a certain pose, the man with his top hat and cane the woman with her veil and flowers. I even coloured their boots to go with the colour scheme lol!



For the main feature inside I chose the Sheena Douglass DOTD Union of Souls stamp, I got a piece of White card and stamped the couple on then painted Pebeo Drawing Gum over the top, let it dry before I coloured the background with Aquatints Pastels to get the light Blue & Pink then I removed the Drawing Gum.




Using Aquablend pencils I coloured in the couple keeping to the colour theme but adding a little Purple in certain places. Once coloured I ran it through the Sheena Douglass DOTD Frame Embossing Folder, this just fitted round the couple perfectly, I decided not to colour over the embossed area as I did not want the focus lost from the couple and the beautiful deep embossing you get from these folders made it stand out anyway. I matted this onto some Silver Miri card. 

For the inside I matted with the Silver Miri card and Rich Plum  Embossed card but before I stuck down the Rich Plum card I wrapped some Vintage Lace Ribbon round the bottom, not only did this give it a slight vintage look and filled up the empty space but I think the pattern of the lace went well with the DOTD theme. I glued this down in place then added the couple so the bottom of the card just covered the top edge of the Lace.

There you have the finished card. I am happy to say the recipients absolutely loved it and are getting it framed.

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact me.

Thank you for looking, Jacquie xxx

Monday, 19 September 2016

Spirited

Hello crafters, its my turn for the inspiration post on the Facebook Inkettes Page, this is a page especially for fans of Sheena Douglass where they can display their creations, every week there are two creations from the DT showing how Sheena's stamps work together, today it was my turn so this is what I created...


I started with my square piece of White stamping card and stamped the beautiful Arch from the Happiness stamp and painted over this with Drawing Gum. Once dry I stamped the Castle Ruins and again painted over this with Drawing Gum. I turned the card round so I had the sky in front of me and with a sponge (old kitchen one cut up will do) I sponged on some of the Pink/Red from the Bright & Beautiful set of Aquatints followed by the beautiful Blue from the same set. I then cleaned the sponge and sponged over again with the damp sponge just to blend the inks then left to dry.

I turned the card back round and brushed over the bottom area with water using a wide brush then with the three Greens from Aquatints B&B, Pastel & Landscape I painted these over the top using a wet brush again to blend the Greens until you have the look you want then leave to dry.

Once it was dry I removed the drawing gum and coloured in the ruins with Aquablend Pencils using a grey first followed by some beige & browns. I then painted over them with a damp paintbrush to blend the colours.

It is then you can touch up any little bits you may have missed because of the drawing gum going over the stamp line, just remember to blend the same as you did originally.

I decided a moon was in order so I drew a circle using a White water colour pencil then started to faux bleach it out a bit at a time so not to soak the paper, I could not get all the colour out but I liked it that way as it looked like it was hidden behind the clouds lol!

Now if you have a moon the light must be shining on something so I took a White Gel pen and just went round the edge of the ruins drawing a very fine line. 

I inked round the edge with Black Soot distress ink then stamped the sentiment from the Falling feathers stamp set with Versafine on the lawn area.   I matted and layered it onto some Black card then the White base card and there you have the finished card.  



Items used:

Sheena Douglass Little Bit Sketchy Stamps Happiness; Falling Feathers and Castle Ruins.
Sheena Douglass White Stamping Card
Aquatints Bright & Beautiful; Landscape & Pastels
Aquablend Pencils Essentials & Naturals
Versafine Ink Pad Black
White Gel Pen
Pebeo Drawing Gum
Tim Holtz Distress Ink Black Soot





Monday, 5 September 2016

More DOTD samples

Hello my crafting friends, thank you again for all your kind comments, they are much appreciated. 

Today I am posting the rest of my sample for Sheena's DOTD Embossing Folders, unfortunately they were not left with Sheenas neighbor as arranged, for some reason DPD never left them so Sheena did not get them in time for the shows so I am posting them all on here...SORRY ANG LOL!


the packaging embossed with skulls folder & sanded back


Music folder in background with Haunted castle embossed & sanded back on packaging 


Skulls folder in background. Web folder embossed & rubbed with guilded wax with one painted flower added


rose folder in background. Frame round senorita


two folders, haunted castle & lightening. Castle cut out and placed on top of lightening


Rose folder in background, music folder painted and sanded back on black card


Vines folder, Card painted with aquatints then paint spread with brayer on folder and put through machine.


Hope you like them

Thank you for looking, Jacquie xxx

Thursday, 1 September 2016

DOTD Embossing Folders 1

Morning my fellow bloggers, its that time again when our lovely Sheena has some new Embossing folders coming out, the shows are on Saturday 3rd September on Hochanda at 11am, 1pm, 3pm & 5pm.

May I take this opportunity to thank those of you who have been and stayed with me along the way and always leave a wonderful comment even when I don't always comment on your posts, I really do appreciate it Ang, Karen, Wendy, Pamellia, Jennifer, Christine, Jenny & Janice. THANK YOU.

Here are some of my samples to entice you, sorry no instructions as I am back at work today but if anyone wants any please do not hesitate to get in touch. There will be more over the coming days lol!







Thank you for looking, Jacquie xxx

Friday, 26 August 2016

Perfect Partners Scenic Winter Shows on Hochanda TODAY! Starting at 10am

Morning my crafting friends today our Sheena is on Hochanda starting from 10am showcasing her new and wonderful Perfect Partners Scenic Winter, these have been such a joy to work with. Rather than just comment on one I thought I would show you a few others I have made, if you want instructions on how they were done then please do not hesitate to ask and include your e-mail and I will get back to you.

All the backgrounds have been done with Aquatints and all the stamped images and dies have been coloured with Aquablend pencils.

A nice simple card

Want something special, great Christmas Wedding card

Beautiful Christmas Easel card

Lovely reflection

Not all for Christmas, another Wedding card


Do try and view at least one of the shows so that you may see all the stunning creations by the rest of the Design Team.

Thank you for looking, Jacquie xxx