Wednesday, 24 May 2017

Time Flies Canvas.....

Good morning my lovelies,

This is a scheduled post from me today as I am working down at Imagination HQ, helping out to prepare demos and samples for the next One Day Special as I am unable to present this one with Sue as I have my Paper Artsy Workshop on the same weekend. So watch this space as we have something special lined up for you on Hochanda.

So today I thought I would show you in more close up detail, a make that I made for the last One Day Special on Hochanda, I have added a few more elements to it to finish the piece off.
I made a canvas using  Imagination Crafts Structure Paste, mixed media ink sprays, Art Stencils

I really enjoyed getting inky creating this canvas and adding in layers of dimension and texture.

A closer look at the detail, using waxes on to mirri card through the stencil and also stamping the words from the Time Stamps on to mirri card.....
I used some of the Craft Emotions wooden cogs and painted them with Black Starlights and them embossed them with Wow Clear Embossing Powder.

 So it is short and sweet from me today as there is much to do and I will sign off now.
Don't forget that I am running a PaperArtsy Workshop & Imagination Crafts Textile Workshop. The details can be found HERE & bookings can be made via the website.

Have a great week
Big hugs
 Lisa B xx 

Structure Paste   Art Stamps - Take Time - NEW!!   Art Stamps - Time To Celebrate - NEW!!  Inca Gold AWX

White Gold SLBlack SL   Gears and Cogs CEW  Clear Gloss WEP

Silver Dollar SM - NEW!!     Time IMST - NEW!!  MU43 IMST

Tuesday, 23 May 2017

Peach Lily

Hi everyone, Julie here, I hope you're well. 
I'm using the same Large Lily Imagination Crafts stencil I used last week, but this time I tried to create something completely different with it.

I used a craft card card blank this time and stencilled straight onto it, sticking my stencil down and using Deco Art Americana chalk paints in Delicate (yellow) and Smitten (peach). I love using these paints as they provide good coverage and have a lovely texture when dry. I wanted the outline of the stencil to stand out so outlined it with a Sakura white permanent marker to help make the flower pop.

Then I concentrated on the background (which you would normally do first, but I was just evolving the card as I went along! ) I masked off my lily using sticky notes and stamped Imagination's
 Script Art Stamp in Versamark on the craft card and heat set with WOW! Opaque Bright White embossing powder.

I then die cut the word love and 4 squares from the Crealies Decorette no.19 Twines die on a scrap of white pearl card. I attached some sheer ribbon to the top and bottom of the card and glued down the squares and text.

To finish off I added 4 pearls to the centres of the squares and added some glitter to the centre of the flower along with some Glossy Accents to the lily petals to enhance it.

Americana Chalky Finish Paint - Delicate  Americana Chalky Finish Paint - SmittenLily Large Flower IMST     Art Stamps - Script    Bright White Regular WEP    Decorette no. 19 Twines    VersaMark Ink Pad    

I hope you like my make today, thanks for visiting the Lisa B Designs blog today. We're only a few days away from Lisa's PaperArtsy workshop on Sunday, I'm really looking forward to it. If you'd like to attend you'll find all the information HERE.

Have a good week.

Love, Julie x

Monday, 22 May 2017

Time to Celebrate

Good morning, Kirsten here, I hope you had an enjoyable weekend - it was nice to have sunshine after all the rain a few days ago. My card today uses the new Take Time & Time to Celebrate  stamp sets, designed by Lisa for Imagination Crafts. It was one of those projects where I was just playing, then decided I liked what was happening, so there are no step by step photos...........

I made a very simple by braying Bronze Starlights on to white card & dry brushing Topaz Starlights on top, then I used the Sheena Douglass Cool Corrosion cutting die, to cut two sections & matted the square on to black card. ...........

I stamped elements from both Time stamp sets, as well as the Distress Textures 1 & 2 sets on to a piece of scrap card & on to a hand cut tag & distressed both. I stamped the fob watch from Time to Celebrate with Versamark ink & heat set with WOW! Metallic Rich Gold embossing powder, cut them out & applied a little Weathered Wood Distress ink. I painted the cogs with Rustique & Verdigris Rusty Patina. The die cut circle was on my desk so I decided to add it too..........

I liked how everything looked at this stage, so I added a sentiment from the Time to Celebrate set & attached everything to a 6x6 white card blank. I finished the card by adding Crackle Accents to the watch faces........

Art Stamps - Take Time - NEW!!Art Stamps - Time To Celebrate - NEW!!Art Stamps - Distressed Textures 1 - NEW!!Art Stamps - Distressed Textures 2 - NEW!!Rusty Patina - Rustique    Rusty Patina - Verdigris   
Create a Flower metal die - Cool Corrosion Gears and Cogs CEWMetallic Gold Rich WEP    VersaMark Ink Pad    Bronze SL - NEW!!  

Topaz SLMini Crackle Accents    

Thanks for visiting the blog today, have a great week. 

You can find information about Lisa's PaperArtsy & Imagination Crafts' Textiles workshops HERE & bookings can be made via the website. 


Thursday, 18 May 2017

Lace, Ink, Paint, Stencils, Flowers and Stamps all on ONE Card?

Good morning all! Martina here with another make featuring the Take Time and Time to Celebrate Stamps designed by Lisa B. for Imagination Crafts. This week I decided to go for a 'vintage pretty' look for my card, using a couple of techniques I haven't played with in a while. Now any of you who know me from the classes will know I have 'issues' with not going overboard on my makes...I warn you now, this is not card for the minimalist amongst you!

I wanted to create a layered effect with my card, so the first step was to make the back panel, only a small amount of which would be visible at the end. Using Spun Sugar Distress Ink, I covered the middle of my card to take the harshness away and start to add the feminine tone. I then used the Imagination Craft's Baroque Stencil and some Gathered Twigs Distress Ink to add some interest on top (remember only a small section of this layer will be seen!)

Now close your eyes if you are a librarian...
using an old copy of a book, I tore out a couple of pages and then ripped them both  (I think it was Wuthering Heights if you're interested, and yes, I do have another copy!) I inked the pages with some more Gathered Twigs Distress Ink, making the ripped edges slightly darker. I then stuck the pages to my base card, letting the stencilled pattern show through and trimming the edges.

The next layer was created using Topaz Starlight Paint and the clock face from the Imagination Craft's Time Stencil. I also added some of the little embellishment stamps from the Take Time and Time to Celebrate Time Stamp Sets all over the topper.

I decided I wanted to add some real dimension to my main feature, so going back to step one, I inked another piece of card in the same way, big enough for me to stencil another of the clock faces onto. I only needed the centre section.

At this point I have a small apology - I must have forgotten to take anymore photos until the end! I am sure you can imagine, but I will explain as best as I can...
Once I had cut my clock face out, I used some vintage lace (with super sticky tape) and pleated it all around the underside of the clock. I also inked around the whole topper with some more Gathered Twigs Distress Ink to bring the eye in and added some flowers from my stash. The words are all from the same stamp sets, stamped onto some plain card, inked with the same colours and cut at jaunty angles. I placed the words around the clock face, as if they were the hours on a clock (there was a plan somewhere!!)
 All done!

That's it from me this week, now I'm off back to the craft room (with tea and biscuits!)


Art Stamps - Take Time - NEW!!Art Stamps - Time To Celebrate - NEW!!Time IMST - NEW!! Baroque IMST
 Topaz SLSpun Sugar - MiniGathered Twigs - Mini