Thursday, 31 December 2015

Starlight Paint for some Winter Wishes

 Good Morning all, or are you having a lay-in in preparation for a late night tonight? I won't make it I'm afraid; getting old! Tomorrow I have a house full, so going to firmly close the door tonight to my crafty retreat, keeping all the rugrats well and truly out!

My final project for the year, and I'm sending you some 'Winter Wishes' using Starlight paints. These versatile paints can be used all year through and for all occasions; I did not have any of the Christmas colours for example, but have still managed to create everyday and Christmas makes!

First step; coat three sheets of Super Smooth White Cardstock; one with Cyclamen Starlight Paint, one with Platinum Starlight Paint and one with Dark Orchid Starlight Paint.  You can use a brayer, (as I have done in many of my blog posts) or a paint brush. You can also apply directly to surfaces 'neat', or make into a slight wash, up to you! In the picture below I have made a wash using a little of the paint and a spritz of water. This gives a more 'streaky' effect. If you prefer you can also die-cut your shapes first and then paint them. As I planned to be cutting lots of shapes and prefer to paint and clear the mess away in one go, I prefer the 'whole sheet' painting approach!

Once dry, I have die-cut some poinsettias from the Cyclamen and Orchid sheets and embossed them. I have also die cut some Sue Wilson Holly Sprays from the Platinum sheet. A sentiment, some pearls and some co-ordinating cardstock complete all the elements needed to assemble my card!

A very quick and simple one today, and a design you can use and change slightly for all year-round (check out the Sue Wilson Trailing Ivy Die and match with your favourite flower dies and sentiment!) The paints really are fab; have a try with them and enter our challenge which closes on the 2nd January! It's worth a try to win £20 towards your New-Year crafting purchases!
Thank you for reading; I wish you and your families all the best for the New Year and look forward to trying new things with you in the months to come!
Lots of love
CyclamenSuper Smooth White PlatinumDark OrchidHolly Sprays


Wednesday, 30 December 2015

Last Christmas

Hello there crafters, well I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and looking forward to the New Year and all it brings.
This is my last post for 2015 and thought I'd do one last Christmas card :o)
For the Christmas Card I started with a 7" x 7" card and layered it with some dark green pearlised card, then cut a piece of Super Smooth White and stamped it with one of Christmas Sentiments from the Card-io Collection using Memento before embossing  it with one of Creative Expressions Christmas folders and matted all the card into place.
I used a Mini Holly striplet die, as you can see it's quite an open die so lends itself to using velum and painted with Starlights.  I cut the die with white card, then cut a strip of velum the same size, placed the die over the velum and traced the outside of the holly leaves with a pencil.
I then painted inside the tracing with the Green Starlights then glued the die in place over the velum.  Painted the berries with a little Red Starlights straight from the bottle.   I then created a frame to go around the holly die and matted it using foam pads.  I glued the cut out piece into place on one side of the card and finished off with a little holly embellishment painted with Green Starlights and Red Diamond gems for the berries (Sorry but sold out on the website at the moment, pop back when in stock)
Here's the card again with some close ups:

That's it for now, I hope you all have a wonderful New Year and look forward to blogging again in January.

Monday, 28 December 2015

Sweet Poppy Stencils & Starlights

Good morning, Kirsten here, I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas. Thank you for all the Christmas wishes. I'd like to take a moment to send love to everyone affected by the terrible flooding in the north of the country. Probably like everyone else, I've been watching the news & the scenes of devastation are horrific. I know the clean-up is going to be long & difficult, so I hope they get as much assistance as possible. 

I would quickly like to share four cards with you today, all made with Sweet Poppy stencils & dimension paste & painted with Starlights............

Sweet Poppy Christmas Wreath, Leane Creatief Multi Flower die 004..........

Sweet Poppy Tree of Nature..........

Sweet Poppy Fairy Zen House...........

When the paste was dry, I replaced the stencils & painted through them with Cut & Dry foam, or a fine detail paintbrush.

I added a little Broken China Distress ink through the Imagination Crafts' Mosaic Sun stencil to this card........

(The Starlights paints resist Distress ink)

That's it from me for this week. You've got until Saturday, Jan 2 at midnight to enter your Christmas projects into the blog challenge. 

I would like to take this opportunity to wish you all a very Happy New Year. Thank you for all the kind comments throughout 2015.

 I will be back on Sunday with the winner of the December blog challenge. Until then, have a great week.


Friday, 25 December 2015

Happy Christmas......Create a Poinsettia with Starlights......

Good morning all,

Happy Christmas everybody!
I really hope that you are all having a wonderful time and are tucking in to lots of lovely treats today.....

Can I take the opportunity to thank you all for your continued support for Lisa B Designs throughout 2015, I really appreciate it all and without you the workshops and shop would not keep going, so here's to more of it in 2016......

Sorry that I have not been around lately, I really have not been very well for the last few weeks, I even missed my blog post on Wednesday as my head was all over the place .....

I have had that awful cough and cold virus that everyone seems to have got and what with running around trying to finish the end of year business and designing, sorting out selling my mum's house, moving my brother and getting the whole of Christmas sorted I am exhausted!!!!

Today I thought that I would show you a couple of Christmas cards that I made for a couple of special friends using the Imagination Starlight Paints. I really love adding a little water to these gorgeous little paints on a tile and watching the gilding flakes rise to the surface and painting is so therapeutic!

Here is a list of what I used on the cards:

It was such an easy card to make just stamping and embossing the image and then colouring in with the Starlight's and then matting and layering up on to my card. As you can see I stamped the image three times to cut away and add some layers of decoupage on top of the image.

Here is another card but the main image is coloured in with Diamond and I love the effect......
The splattered background is just adding more water to the paint and flicking it off the end of a paint brush.......

The corners of the card are an old punch that I had in my stash as well as the snowflake gems.....

Well it is short and sweet today my lovelies as I am with family today but I will be back soon with another crafty project, enjoy your Christmas and here's to a happy and healthy New Year.....

Take care .....

Love and big hugs Lisa B xxx

Create a Poinsettia  Red  White GoldPlatinum

Menthol Green Diamond  VersaFine Ink pad - Onyx Black

WS01 Black Twinkle   Black Card   Ribbed Kraft Card   Super Smooth White