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Friday 22 February 2019

Blazing Poppies

Products used; White card stock, Spectrum Noir Harmony Water Reactive Ink Pads, Spectrum Noir Aquablend Watercolour Pencils, Versafine Ink Pad Back, Gel Glue, PVA glue, Heartfelt Creations Blazing Poppy Die & Stamp, Heartfelt Creations Blazing Poppy Stems Stamp, Creative Expressions French Collection Burgundy Die, Black Sparkly Gems, Red Mirri Card.

Instructions; Card base, white card stock A4 size folded in half to form A5 base card (6" x 8.5") with side fold. Cut a piece of Red Mirri card 5.5" x 8" adhere to base card. Cut a piece of red paper 5" x 7.5" and ink round the edge with Harmony Water reactive ink pad Chinese Red. On this paper stamp the Heartfelt Creations Blazing Poppy Stems using Black Versafine Ink and colour in using Spectrum Noir Aquablend Watercolour Pencils. Adhere this to the mirri card using red liner tape.

Stamp the Heartfelt Creations Blazing Poppy Stamp onto white card stock and colour with Harmony Water Reactive inks Chinese Red & Bordeaux. Then place the die Heartfelt Creations Blazing Poppy in position over the top and die cut.
Shape the flowers using a flower shape tool, adhere the smaller petals on top of the larger ones with gel glue to make the flowers and put to one side to dry.

Die cut two Heartfelt Creations Regal Boarders & Pockets with the straight edge and die cut one Creative Expressions French Collection Burgundy omitting the center piece, put these to one side.
Make a banner out of Red Mirri card and cut more of the Red paper to fit inside the banner, ink the edge of the red paper as before, stamp onto this the Heartfelt Creations Heartfelt Wishes sentiment 'Happy Birthday' then adhere the red paper to the mirri card banner using gel glue, adhere the flat end of this inside the Burgundy die so the banner comes up and over the edge of the die. Adhere the two Regal Boarders & Pockets dies to the top and bottom of the card as seen using PVA glue then adhere the burgundy die with banner under the top die cut so you can still see the stamped Blazing Poppy Stems underneath.
Place a Black sparkly gem in the center of your poppies, arrange and adhere them with gel glue to the side of the card so they cover the edge of the Burgundy die and banner.

Thank you for looking Jacquie xxx

Sunday 2 April 2017

Remember When Part One!

Hello my crafting friends, sorry for the long absence yet again! Did you see Sheena's Remember When collection, wasn't they amazing designs? Here I am going to show you some of my samples for the shows and a quick run down of what I used for each sample. I will show the rest another day.

The roof tops are one of my favourites and these along with the Chimney would make great 'New Home' cards I think, something different to what you can normally buy. For my sample I I first did the sky with Aquatints mixing some of the pastel colours and letting it dry. For the roof tops I ran the stencil through the e bosser to emboss it then painted it with Pebeo Creme Paints Cinnamon, Taupe & Mine colours and a little Black Acrylic. You can add some Black to make colours a little darker if you wish. I painted these.going from light to dark as if the chimneys were in shadow. I then heat embossed a little Black cat, cut it out and placed it on the roof. I added some smoke coming out of the Chimney using Pebeo Creme Paints Linen & Mine to finish the card off.

I put some Pebeo Concrete Paste through the stencil onto Black card and once dry painted it with Pebeo creme paints, I mixed the Red and Orange together until I got the shade of Red that I wanted for her hair. I left the text just as it was with the paste, meaning I did not paint it white at all.I distressed the edge of the card to make it look more like a tatty poster. For the Woman, I stamped her, painted her with the same paints and cut her out. For the background I ran some card through the Brick Wall embossing folder then painted it with Pebeo Creme Cinnamon. I put it all together as if the Woman is pondering over the poster. Adding a sentiment at the bottom to finish the card. This was A4 size card, quite a large card to accommodate the stencil.

I first coloured my card with distress inks using Rusty Hinge at the top and Pumice stone at the bottom I then ran it through the stencil to emboss and whilst in the stencil coloured the windows with Hickory smoke and the boys with Black Soot. I stamped the boy, painted him with Pebeo Creme Paints, putting some watered down Brown on him to make him look a little muddy, then cut him out and placed him in front of the boys then added the sentiment to finish.

I painted a piece of card with Pebeo Creme paints using two different Blues and adding some White Pearl, I painted a moon using the White Pearl up in the corner.Once dry I stamped my Santa and sleigh going across the moon and coloured using a Black marker pen. Using more card I embossed the stencil, cut it out and painted it with Pebeo Creme paints using Cinnamon, Black and Silver, I added the silver where the moon may have shone on the bricks, I also added two chimney pots on top. I placed this on top of my background, This could be made to look more Christmassy by adding snow on the roof tops and you have all that lovely brick work to add a sentiment of your choice.

If you want to know more please leave a message in the comment box and I will answer it there or email me. 

Thank you for looking, Jacquie xxx

Friday 3 March 2017

Create a Flower Peacock Canvas

Hello my crafty friends, I have been asked to do a tutorial on how I made my Peacock canvas using Sheenas Create a Flower dies so here it finally is...

First cut out the small balloon petals from about four sheets of A4 card, I used Centura Pearl and used 47 small petals. I also cut one large Balloon petal, 7 medium Pointed Petals and 6 small Pointed Petals.

On each petal, using the co-ordinating stamp set, stamp with Versamark and heat emboss using White embossing powder

I painted the background of my canvas using Matt navy Blue & Matt Fir Green once dry I placed the petals on top how I wanted them to sit for a rough idea where to stencil my leaves, its a good idea to take a photo to refer back to later on. I cut the round bits off the end of all petals before gluing them onto the canvas.

I decided to change my background to a teal colour by mixing together Pebeo Creme Paints Matt Navy Blue & Matt Fir Green. Once dry you can start stenciling on some leaves, I mixed a little Yellow to the Green to lighten the colour, here I used Sheena's Create a Flower Stencil Take Your Leaf. Using a White watercolor pencil I drew a column for the Peacock to sit on, other ideas were a wall, fence or bench.

I continued to stencil more leaves where I wanted them using the light green mix as well as the Fir Green over the top of some petals to add depth and some leaves using just Fir Green to look like they were at the back in the shadow.

Using the Matt Glazier & Matt Mine colour paints I painted the Column, using a little of the Matt Mine and Matt Glazier to add shadow.

This needed about three coats to cover the background.

I then painted over parts of the column with the Matt Mine to add more depth.

Once the background is all finished I drew some feet on the top of the column and painted them flesh colour then gradually added the petals to make up the body of the Peacock first, for the petal used as the head I pinched the ends together and stuck together with hot glue to form a beak. I decided to add feathers as a base for the petals to make the tail of the Peacock more realistic, so I glued the feathers onto the canvas first, using a hot glue gun, bringing them round the bottom to add shape to the tail. Take your time doing this as a lot of feathers can get ruined by the glue, just glue the back of the quiff part of the feathers not the feathers themselves. I then hot glued the petals one by one on top of the feathers spacing them out like a basket weave effect. Put plenty of glue on these as they are sticking mainly to the feathers and not the canvas, I held them down for a few seconds to give them chance to take hold and even then had to re-glue some the next day as they came loose. I added a small feather to the top of the Peacocks head and a Black gem for its eye.

A close up of the petals on top of the feathers, let some feather come over the petals for a natural look. I obtained the feather online, you will need quite a lot, I used around 50-60 large fluffy feathers but it depends on how big you want to make it. 

If there is any other information you require please do not hesitate to ask in the comments box or by email.

Thank you for looking, Jacquie xxx

Sunday 26 February 2017

Sheenas creations Create a Flower

For my third and last post today I am showing my creations for this weekends wow on Hochanda showcasing Sheena Douglass amazing Create a Flower Mixed media dies, stamps and stencils using Pebeo Creme Paints and a range of different materials.

Once again if there are any you would like featured in a separate post with instructions on how it was made then please ask in the comments box below. I have already been asked about my Peacock so this will feature later this week.

Thank you for looking, Jacquie xxx

Sheenas creations WORDS

Hello again, I am like a bus none arrive for ages then all come at once lol! This is the second post of three today, yes I did say three, after these future posts will be on individual makes that you want info on.

Second up is WORDS these are all made using the wonderful Texture Embossing Folders from Crafters Companion, Spectrum Noir Sparkle Pens and Sheena Douglass amazing WORD stamps. If you require any further information on any of these samples please comment and ask on this post and I will post it over the next couple of weeks.

Next up will be Create a Flower

Thank you for looking, Jacquie xxx