Tuesday 18 October 2016

Marlies in the spotlight

Good morning everyone, it's time for our mid month post and this month it's my pleasure to introduce our newest member of the Design Team Marlies who has made a lovely card following this months Autumnal theme. There is a fabulous prize to be won from Penny Black so make sure you join in if you have not already done so.

It's my turn for the midmonth and we are sharing either a new technique or using one we often use.

Something that I wanted to try was colouring up a stamp with the 'No black lines' technique. I must admit it more difficult than I thought it would be and it took lots of attempts to get something done that I could be reasonably happy with.

I stamped the image with Antique Linen Distress ink. To make it easier to see were the stamped image was I shaded around it with stormy sky. Then I outlined all the parts in the colour I wanted them to be and then shaded the colours. This is coloured with distress ink (refills)

I hope that I have inspired you to try this technique too.

Thank you Marlies, it's a technique I have heard people mention but never really knew quite how it worked so your post has been very educational.

Sunday 2 October 2016

October - Autumn

Welcome to our October challenge and this month we are taking our inspiration from the wonderful colours of Nature which surround many of us at this time of the year.............


Please can I remind you of our basic rules: You can enter up to three times, combine with other challenges, use any make of stamp......but can I please remind you.........we are a stamping challenge so must see a stamped image, sentiment or quote as the focal element of your artworkIt so upsets us to see names come out in the draw who are not eligible for the prize because they have not read the rules. 

Penny Black are our lovely sponsors this month. They invite you to explore their creative world and see for yourself why their rubber stamps, stickers, beautiful papers for scrapbooking, cardmaking and stamp crafting are everyone’s favourites. Their products are designed to integrate style and colour for creating the best handicraft projects ever. Here is the lovely collection of their products.............

We welcome Fiona as our Guest Designer this month with this beautiful Autumnal creation...........

And here are the creations from the Design Team.......................

Using Penny Black 40-037 Autumnal Gifts

Using Penny Black Missing You

Using Penny Black 30-298 Enamor


Lots of inspiration to set you on your way and we look forward to seeing what you create.