Monday, 31 October 2016

600th POST Lynnda ~ Layering up your Colour Chemistry PURE Inks

600th Post

Welcome to the 600th post on this blog, of course, I could not have possibly written 600 posts myself, and I must congratulate the whole team for all the brilliant makes they have blogged to achieve this milestone. I always intend to blog more often, and I really am amazed that some people manage to blog every day. 
So how shall we celebrate?
Let's have a prize! 
Leave a comment to enter ~ why not tell us what you favourite project has been so far? OK, let's get on with the post itself.

Layering up your PURE inks

You can create some really interesting "loose effects" stamping with just Colour Chemistry PURE Watercolour Inks. Include some pigment ink too and you give the ink more body and get a very different look. You can use similar colours or combine colour as always the choice is yours. 
Here is a little video with me trying to show you exactly what I mean by that.

I was using the Moutain Ash Leaf stamp or you could treat yourself to a great collection of leaves. Lynnda's Leaves is a great way to have a good selection of leaves, 

I was using several sprays all made from Colour Chemistry PURE inks. The colours I used were Citrus Lime, French Mint, Citrus Yellow, Peter's Pear. 
For my ink pads, I chose Colour Chemistry Pigment Ink Spring Green and Triple Vintage Browns.

So don't forget to leave a comment and I will draw a winner on Friday. 

Sunday, 25 September 2016

How to Kiss Stamp ~ Using the Thoresby stamp from Oak House Studio

Using pigment ink to kiss two stamps together.

I really enjoy the possibilities you have with kiss stamping, stamps are versatile but when you combine two stamps together you get an even bigger range of outcomes.

The key to kiss stamping are have two stamps, one that is solid and one that is more textured.
The Thoresby designs could be either of these. In this video I have used it combined with solid circles and so the Thoresby acts as the texture stamp.
The other essential is using an ink that stays open for a while, this is tech speak for an ink that dries slowly. Oak House Studio pigment ink pads are ideal for that,
In the video I have used two triple ink pads. 

Maybe it is time to treat yourself to some new craft goodies?
Check out the SHOP we have lots of offers still on.
I hope you have been enjoying the weekend.

You can keep posting your makes all week.
THANK YOU for all your help and support.


Simple Square Card with Embossing Powder

Using Embossing powder to make a square card.

I do love a square card.
They are easy layouts to workout and they always look classy.
This is such a simple card idea but so useful. You could add almost any sentiment to this type of card. In these colours would look great for Christmas, 

You can find everything here
I hope you are enjoying ONE STAMP. Please leave comments and share for me.
 It really helps xx

Triple Fruity Red & Thoresby Stamp

Here's my next project using the Thoresby stamp and the red pigment inks.

For the central part I've used  the Triple Fruity Reds pigment ink pad and stamped both the positive and negative Thoresby stamps from the Texture Squares set .  Just in case you are confused the positive stamp is the darker red and the negative is the lighter red at the other end.  For the background border I used Crimson pigment ink on orange card which gives it a little bit of an indian feel.  The Happy Birthday is from the Build Your Own Sentiments set.

Hope you like it and thanks for visiting.   Don't forget to leave a comment and pop back later to see other projects from the Design Team.   Also check out the Inkspired page on facebook for more projects.

Elaine x

Altered Wooden Beads

Stamping on Wooden Beads

This is more of adding my personality to something well made but plain. This project was one of those "well that wasn't what I expected it to do, BUT I love it!" projects.

I bought these beads some time ago, I think they would have have 90p a string maybe a little more... off to try and buy some more now anyway so I can update you on that.

I decided that it would be easier to stamp on several beads at once in i left them on the string. So I stamped the first string great, and called Ben in to film me stamp the rest... yep you guesses it, didn't work as well. Some of the more tightly strung beads didn't lie as flat, so when I do this again I may restring the bead myself and leave small gaps between them.

Anyway here is the video. 

The archival ink bleed a little but I like the effect. the staz on was darker. 
I loved the combination of both.
I might add some of these to the wash bags. 


Classic Christmas tags # Stamping and embossing

Using Embossing powder to create Christmas tags.

Whilst I have made this a Christmas project BUT  this would work well for any occasion and I love the way that Thoresby as a texture is neither male nor female. It is just fabulous. 
I also love that by using the positive and negative I can quickly and easily achieve coordinating pieces. 

I love tags great for quick projects. 
A really wonderful tag can really make any gift look special.

I use the square positive and negative square Thoresby stamps with Versamark and Gold detail embossing powder.

I really got going on with this and made several. 
I could see they would be good for projects other than Christmas.
For the Christmas one I had a poinsettia and some baubles. 
The poinsettia had been stamped and embossed with the same gold detailed embossing powder.

Here I have used some Oak House Studio Tags and of course the Thoresby Square Positive and Negative stamps.
Gold Detail embossing powder
Versamark or Alchemy Plus ink pad. 

Thoresby Plaque

Upcycling using stamps

As you may have gathered by now you don't just have to make cards with stamps and a trawl round the pound shops usually provides some sort of base for a project.  This time I've chosen a large plaque with a raised heart in the middle.

I started by painting the base, added grunge paste in places and stamped the Thoresby stamp into this.  In other areas I've added structure paste and some bead gel to create a lovely textured frame.

Once this was all dry I painted it with Decoart Media Fluid Acrylics - Prussian Blue Hue and Quinacridrone Violet - and dry brushed to highlight the texture.  I've also added some Treasure Gold in Pewter for more highlights. 

For the central heart I've used some card sprayed with Totally Turquoise Ink and some Ultramarine Brushos.  I've silver embossed the Thoresby Square and inked the Large Thoresby Stamp in purple ink.  As a feature I've triple embossed the Thoresby stamp in silver on a heart shaped piece of chipboard and added a few words from the You are my Rainbow set. 

I really enjoyed making this and hope you like it.   Don't forget to leave a comment and pop back later to see other projects from the Design Team.   Also check out the Inkspired page on facebook for more projects.

Elaine x