Wednesday, 24 October 2012


Close-up of Liquid Pearl detail
Tree & Baubles Doodles set

BLACK MAGIC in October!  I wanted to use this method because some of the NEW stamps out this season, really were very suitable for this technique.  It is important to choose solid or semi slid stamps for this technique as the larger areas of white print allow more pencil colour to be added.

1.  Print with a White Chalk inkpad (Versamagic-Cloud white -Dewdrop
      is only £1.70). Allow to dry.
2.  Use Watercolour (or very soft)pencils, to colour in areas - I like to keep to
     1 or 2 colours and match with white/coloured layering to
      match. (you will find they will sit on top of the matte finish of chalk
      inkpads very easily!
3.   NOW THE FUN!   Embellish with Liquid pearls or Stickles to enhance  some areas as you wish.

Large Doodle Tree

The Big Tree in this Doodle Tree - all done with Pinks - very pretty.  You can see how the Pink penicl sits well and the Liquid Pearl really enhances this print. I have added an extra layer of White and Pink onto a white card - the extra white really makes it stand out well!
The pink Spotty ribbon is just the finishing touch - and I have added this to the spine of the card in quite an extravagant way!

Jade Green has been used on this Poinsettia card -along with dark reds to create a very different look for his POinsettia set of stamps.
All of the small stamps have been used to create a festive ad interesting border too -check out theHollyberries, leaves, birds etc.
Jade Green ribbon has also been added tomathc the layering. The message is also from this same set of stamps.
ALL OF THE ABOVE STAMPS WERE FROM CLEAR STAMPS by WOODWARE CRAFT COLLECTION - All in stock at Japonica now -with even more ideas and samples to inspire you this Christmas season!

Thank you stopping by my blog.

Black Magic Poinsettias

Friday, 12 October 2012

Bella on a Bauble!

Bella is one of Wild Rose Studios latest releases for Christmas - she is quite adorable too.  Thsi is my favourite!
To this easel card I added a Holly frame.  Bella is coloured usign Pearl _Exx pallette (Pastelle).  Silver peel-off stickers have been added to the message ledge (it holds the easel in place!)

There is an embossed panel on the inside here that shows throughtthe acetate half od the card front.  I have added die cut Happy Christmas - a lovely script!  Again Bella is coloured using Pearl paints -lovely shades of pinks and lavenders go well with the baby elephant grey!


This elegant embossed panel is a folder by Crafts-too!  My message is merely a Peel-Off sticker on a gold panel - very easy to do  but looks good with this embossed panel.  I have put gols metal dots on the extravagant ribbon for a luxurious look.   Have you fallen in love with Bella yet??

Christmas Poinsettias

 Thursday FREE demo in JAPONICA!   Punch Craft Christmas Flowers & Leaves
I love this Poinsettia -it is made froma Christmas tree punch, punch 16 and trim away spikes - leaving the perfect point and length youneed for each petal(or bract).  I have shaded a little - I like to use Gold Brilliance ink on this ivory pearlescent paper..  I have used papers form a range by Wild Rose Studios- Annabelles Christmas - a great range of classic colours and seasonal designs.  I have made Holly branches from a few Green foil paper Holly leaves (1" punch) put together onto a stem!

This Ivoy Poinsettia has a moremodern look with its bright pinks/lavenders - but festive nevertheless!  I have used the 2" Holly leaf.

I love the ivory flowers - but I just have to make a red one too!! Very classical - again with lovely papers from Wild Rose Studios Annabelles Christmas range.  The " holly kleaf punch in silver makes a lovely addition to this design.  I have just added veins to the leaves using a needle tool. Small details can make a big difference can't they?