Tuesday, 8 May 2012

Monochromatic Magic & A New Blog Candy Winner


Greetings blog visitors, Kirsten here again with more samples to show you from Lisa's most recent class.  Before that however, something VERY important............


I woke at about 4a.m this morning with the sudden realisation that I completely forgot about the blog candy!  Sadly, I never heard from the first winner, so I have drawn again & this time Mr Random.org gave me number 6, which coincides with

BRENDA

who said:

WOW!!! What a great site..Lots of inspiration... Fab colors for the candy..be great to win some..Good luck Lisa you have worked so hard and you deserve to be sucessfull in your new venture xxx Luv Bren x

Congratulations Brenda, please contact me with your details at isishestia@yahoo.com as soon as possible & I will mail out your prize.



So, on to today's cards.  You may remember yesterday's post was about the brayering segment of last Friday's class.  To ease us in gently :) Lisa started us off with monochromatic stamping on the beautiful scenescapes, also from Lavinia Stamps.  These are pre-printed designs on slightly glossy paper - basically, the background has been created for you & all you need to do is add the main images.


We began by stamping in corresponding colours of Distress inks, ie, Stormy Sky on a blue scene, Dusty Concord on a purple scene, as on the two cards above.  I was slightly worried initially as the DI was very wet on the glossy paper & looked very dark, but as it dried - there was no need for a heat tool btw -  there was quite a transformation; the images became faded & merged into the scene.



We then stamped the same images with black Archival in places before stamping the focal image.  The result is an excellent background effect, where your stamping blends beautifully with the printed scenescape.





Lisa has added Distress Stickles & Glossy Accents to highlight certain areas & really, that's all you need to create a very effective card.  On the card below, she has made a beautiful reflection of the unicorn & the castle.   I love the leaf fronds in the 'water'.


The scenescapes come in assorted sizes & designs & I know Lisa is working very hard, trying to get them onto the website as soon as possible, but if you can't wait, email her via the Contact Us page.




If you are going to the ICHF show in Brighton later this week, Lisa will be demonstrating on the J and C Creations stand, so stop by & say hello.

Thank you again for visiting & for taking the time to comment, we are grateful.  I'll be back in the next few days with more cards to show you.  If I get any news from Lisa regarding new stock on the website, I shall post both here & on FaceBook immediately, so if you are on FaceBook & you haven't 'liked' Lisa B Designs, you know what to do!!

Until next time, keep crafting!

Kirsten











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