Thursday 18 February 2016

Inky fun with Sally

Good morning all, it's been a really busy month so far with some lovely creations, but if you have not joined in yet or would like to enter a second or third piece of work there is still plenty of time, there is a fabulous £35 voucher from Visible Image to be won.

And as usual we have some mid month inspiration and this month Sally's is going to share some lovely colourful inky fun with us so I will hand you over to her..........................

"In our mid month posts we are going to showcase for you a technique that we have tried out. I saw some wonderful samples from Visible Image, our sponsors this month, using shaving foam marbling technique and I knew I had to have a go. I have marbled with shaving foam before using a variety of inks and dyes, including re-inkers and food colouring, but not half as effectively as the samples I saw. They had used Dylusions sprayed onto the foam. The colours were amazing!

So, if you want to have a go yourself, you need shaving foam, a tray, a ruler and some inks, sprays or dies.
  • First spray the foam into a tray and smooth over the surface so it is larger than your paper.
  • Next spray the foam with your inks. Use a cocktail stick or paintbrush handle to mix up the colours a bit. 
  • After that, lay your paper or card onto the shaving foam, pressing down so colour touches all of the surface.
  • Lift the paper off and use the ruler to scrape off the shaving foam.
  • Leave to dry.
Here are a few samples using a mixture of Visible Image and Inkylicious stamps


The backgrounds are such fun to make, and can create a huge range of effects, depending on how much you mix them".

Thanks Sally.

Friday 5 February 2016

January winners

Good morning everyone, it's time to announce the winners from our January challenge but not before saying a great big thank you for all your stunning entries, we really do appreciate all your support in making it such a fun challenge.

So without further ado the winner as voted for by the Design Team and believe me when I say it was a mighty difficult task with so many lovely entries, the winner of the super prize from Tonic Studios is..............

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We just love the clean cut lines and sweet Owl's

Congratulations Oksana, please mail me so I can arrange for your prize to be posted to you and don't forget to collect our winners badge for your own blog.

And our Top 3 are..................

Such an elegant creation with the cool green and silver

A delightfully feminine design

Dr Sonia
A beautiful floral display

Well done to you all, please collect our Top 3 badge to display on your own blogs.