Monday, 5 December 2016

A Little bit chalky.......

For Inky Fingers this week we're using VersaMagic inkpads and Cardio stamps. I don't do much with chalk inkpads but now I've had a go, I'm a bit hooked - you can create such beautiful, softly blended backgrounds.
Here's what we'll be making if you fancy coming along:







Thanks for looking!

Helen

Tuesday, 22 November 2016

Lots of Infusions and lots of alcohol inks and just lots!

I'm running a class for someone's birthday this Saturday and we're going to try out Infusions. Every time I play with these they just create wonderful backgrounds:

Spritzing:


Stamping:


Stencilling:


On Yupo:


And then alcohol inks on Yupo:


You can see I've had a lot of fun!

Thanks for looking!

Helen

Thursday, 17 November 2016

It's snowing at PaperArtsy...

Over on the PA blog I've got a JOFY snowman card using alcohol inks and Yupo paper.
Here's a sneak peek:



These backgrounds are incredibly easy to make and very addictive - also exciting as you're never too sure what's going to happen.

Thanks for looking!

Helen

Friday, 11 November 2016

Christmas with JOFY, Yupo,Infusions and alcohol inks....

That's the theme of my class next Saturday 19 November, at The Craft Barn.
We're going to be trying out the new alcohol ink colours from Ranger and various techniques using Infusions on Yupo to make a selection of Christmas cards.
Here's a sneak peek:





So, if you want to make some different looking cards and learn new techniques at the same time, come and join us!

Thanks for looking!

Helen

Tuesday, 1 November 2016

Old book design....

I've been having a little play with some old books for my next Inky Fingers Class at The Craft Barn and this is what I came up with: the first is a tree with cover as a background:






and the second is a freestanding angel:



I've never tried this before but the folding is very easy and surprisingly quick.
I thought I'd post it here as the group weren't at all sure about this project (don't think they could visualize what I was on about!) Obviously the colours are all variable - it'd be nice to make a sort of woodland tree as well - getting carried away now!

If you fancy joining us and having a go follow the link above.

Thanks for looking!

Helen

Wednesday, 26 October 2016

21 today......................................

No, not me, but my youngest daughter. Well actually it's next week, but I've already done the card and present opening as she's doing an Erasmus year in Berlin and we went over to see her at the weekend.
We had a great time and walked our socks off!
Here's the card I made for her:


Note the pineapple charm - she loves pineapples!


Thanks for looking!

Helen

Tuesday, 18 October 2016

Squares and Grids.....

that's the new challenge theme over on the PaperArtsy blog.
Here's a sneak peek of what I made:



Lots of bright colours using Kay Carley's stamps.
Go on over to the PA Blog to see the whole project.

Thanks for looking!

Helen