Friday, 20 October 2017

The last of my samples for Sheena Douglass and her new sparkle pens and sketchy stamps.....



Good morning!

Here are the last two samples that I made for Sheena's launch of her new sketchy stamps and sparkle pens on Hochanda a couple of weeks or so ago.

The first one I have used her new sparkle pens and have blended those down to make that lovely sky and the second one I have used the sparkle pens and diluted them slightly to paint in the scene with them. I particularly like the second one as it's an all on one layer card.

Hope you've liked seeing this collection over the past three weeks.  Over the next month, on Fridays, I shall share with you my makes for the new Stacey Barras circus stamps from Crafters Companion - you'll like those, nice and bright and cheerful!!!

In between the Fridays, I shall be posting lots of other makes that I have done so that you can try and keep up with me!!!!! - It's quite a journey at the moment and it's at quite a pace too!!!! Do keep up!!!!

Thanks for stopping by,
Leanne xxx

Wednesday, 18 October 2017

Mid month reminder for Close to Nature at Penny Black and More challenges.......



Good morning!!!

Well here I am with your mid month reminder for our current challenge of Close to Nature over at Penny Black and More challenges.

Here I have used the following Penny Black stamps and stencil:-

30-419 "happy wishes" - having used just the word "friends"
25-019 "leaf frolic" stencil
30-068 "trims" - leaf flourishes and bally flowers
30-417 "delicate silhouettes" - black and white flowers
40-137 "brick wall"
40-099 "soft wings"

For the background I have used distress ink and I have coloured the butterfly with diluted aqua markers, finishing off the butterfly with glossy accents (seen on the second photograph).

Don't forget that there are prizes to be won so pop on over to Penny Black and More challenges - there's still plenty of time to enter this months challenge;


Thanks for stopping by,
Leanne xxx


Monday, 16 October 2017

Visible Image playtime! .....


Morning!!

This is a make that I've done between art calls using the Visible Image Jellyfish set (Dare To Swim).

Had lots of fun with this one using lots of inks!!!!  I have doubled stamped the jellyfish "tails" to give you the feeling of movement through the water.

Lots of masking was involved with this one, note the extra white bubbles that have been stamped on and the white fish in the top left hand corner.  I particularly like the netting stamps and all of the weeds on this one that I've used too.

A busy card with lots going on!

Thanks for stopping by,

Leanne xxx

Saturday, 14 October 2017

Trying out the new Visible Image Stencils..........


Morning folks!

Well, Halloween is fast approaching so that means that I will be posting a couple of "spooky" makes leading up to it!

I had great fun experimenting with two of the new Visible Image stencils (Fibres and Skull Shadow) on this one accompanied by Visible Image stamps.

I have achieved the effect of the bone on the skull using my gelli plate and have ghosted in part of the face of the skull (that isn't on the stencil) to form a "full head".

It was quite hard to get the effect of the light lighting up the eye socket on the photo but I think I've got enough here for you!  I have painted the eye socket with Pebeo iridescent gold paint to give me that beautiful shine.

The back layer of moths is the waste from cutting out the stamped moth and using that waste as a stencil.

There, a glimmer of light in the skull!

Happy with this one and great fun!

Hope you like it too, it's amazing the different effects you can achieve with your gelli plate.

Thanks for stopping by today,

Leanne xxx

I will share this make with my friends on the Visible Image Facebook page:-

and on the Ink Art Designs Facebook page:-


Friday, 13 October 2017

Two samples for Hochanda with Sheena's new sparkle pens and sketchy stamps.........



Good morning!!

Today I'm sharing two more samples that I made for Sheena Douglass for her recent Hochanda shows  launching her new sparkle pens and sketchy stamps.

Lots of ink has been thrown at these two!  The first one I tried to give the perspective of peering through in to the scene and double stamped the sprigs around the outside of the "hole", added the beautiful butterfly to add depth to the art work.

The second one is using the same butterfly as in the first piece but having left one of them completely uncoloured.  

Hope you like these, thanks for stopping by today,

Leanne xxx

Thursday, 12 October 2017

Rubber Dance colour challenge entry..........


Good morning folks!

I've created this card for the current Rubber Dance colour challenge of blue, burnt sienna and grey.

Having used all Rubber Dance stamps I started with the hand anatomy stamp, reversed it with a media plate and covered both hands with masking fluid.

I used my gelli plate for the background and then stamped on the flowers and foliage. Coloured in with a mixure of aqua markers and illustrator markers.

Lastly I stamped the sentiment and mounted that and stamped and cut the butterflies and coloured those in too.

I wanted this to look as though the hands were letting go of the beautiful butterflies (I guess they could also be reaching out to the butterflies and flowers too!).

Hope you like what I've done with this challenge colour choice,





Thanks for stopping by,

Leanne xxx

I shall enter this in to the current Rubber Dance colour challenge:-

and in to the Ink Art Designs Facebook October Challenge:-




Wednesday, 11 October 2017

Katie's birthday cards...........



Good morning!

I'm sharing a couple of personal makes this morning - the two cards that I made for my daughter Katie's 17th birthday mid August.

Katie was a very lucky girl and received her first car for her birthday and yes, from the first card there, you guessed it, it was a little black mini with black wheels!!!!

The second make is the card that I made for her sister to give to her.

Both full of colour - the way that Katie's likes it!!!

She seemed very pleased with them anyway and two lovely cards to keep I think.

Thanks for stopping by,

Leanne xxx