Friday, 13 February 2015

Craft Stamper - February reminder - Take a technique

Hi everyone,

It's reminder time over on the Craft Stamper Challenge blog, and our theme this month is 'Take a technique', and the technique is stencilling.

All we want to see is some stencilling and stamping on your card, we'd love you to take part, and we have some great stamps up for grabs with our sponsor this month, Paperbabe Stamps.

This is my reminder piece, I made this on a demonstration day with some lovely ladies at Birds in the Barn last weekend in Essex, and thought I'd use it to show you.

I used Indigoblu's Rose blush stamp, and used the 'flinkie' technique, where you ink up part of the stamp, then put flitterglu on the parts you would like to add flake to.  Stamp it, wait for the ink to dry slightly (the flitterglu will remain tacky), and then add your flakes as you normally would, to the edges.

I then masked the flower's off, and added Indigoblu's diamond stencil over the top.  I used shaded lilac distress ink to brush through the stencil, and leave the trellis effect.  It's then just matted and layered, and the sentiment added.

If you'd like to enter just hop across HERE.

Thank you for visiting. xx


Monday, 9 February 2015

Stampotique Designer's challenge - Citrus colours..

Hi all,

I spotted a fab challenge on the Stampotique Designer's blog this week and the theme is citrus colours, so I thought I would enter one of my makes as I've never entered before, not sure why, I LOVE stampotique stamps!

It's not even like me to blog for myself and not the teams I'm part of, but wanted to share this with you as it's probably my favourite make of my own.

I immediately thought of red grapefruit, oranges, lemons and limes....... oh ok.... and maybe chocolate... lol.  I'm not a fruit lover myself!  The colours are fab though, lime green is my fave colour anyway.

I think sometimes you just don't get time to do the stuff you'd like to, so today - I am!!

Hope you like it. Hop across and see the inspiration and the other entries on the Stampotique blog.

Best Wishes,

Nikki K.