Saturday, 23 August 2014

ICE Resin Blog Hop




eeeeeeeEEEEEeeeeee so exciting to be apart of the IndigoBlu ICE Resin blog hop!

When I received my packages from IndigoBlu and ICE Resin for the hop I was jumping around with glee!. I just adore the Rockin Robin stamp and knew straight away exactly what I wanted to do with him!

Before I go into details I want to share with you all the previous Hop Participants as you still have a chance to win a prize even though it is the final day of the hop!


DAY ONE: Thursday, August 21
For IndigoBlu:

For ICE Resin:


DAY TWO: Friday, August 22
For IndigoBlu:

For ICE Resin:
Carol La Valley http://wp.me/p1MCno-3st
John Creighton Petersen http://artnewwave.com/?page_id=468


DAY THREE: Saturday, August 23
For IndigoBlu:

For ICE Resin:
Baerbel Born - http://wp.me/p4nlri-ud


Make sure to leave a comment on all the posts to be in with your chance to win the IndigoBlu prize and to enter the ICE Resin part of the prize then head HERE.


So onto my project, it was actually really hard to photograph! I have created a see through resin Christmas tree ornament.




I masked off the edge of the Rockin Robin stamp with some masking tape and burnished it down. I then mixed the whole tube of ICE Resin to the manufacturers instructions and poured it onto the rubber stamp. Make sure your stamp is immaculately clean, if not it will be after this process but your resin cast will be dirty........



Once the cast had cured I carefully removed it from the stamp. I then painted the back of the cast, drilled holes in the top and added the ICE Resin numbers with glue. I strung it with the most gorgeous wide green sheer ribbon from ICE Resin.


Here it is against a Christmas tree in my garden I hung some lights on so you can see the effect you would get from it being hung on a tree.

Don't forget to leave a comment here and go to the ICE Resin blog to be in with a chance of winning some wonderful prize's




Thanks for visiting

Clare


Thursday, 21 August 2014

Its new challenge day for IndigoBlu

Its new challenge day over on the IndigoBlu Challenge blog! I love new challenge day and I particularly love this challenge as it is..... Indian Summer. I love the colour ways of an Indian Summer, all vibrant browns and rich oranges.


 I used the gorgous Butterfly collector stamp plate and Spiced Marmalade, Dreid Marigold and Wild Honey Distress ink.


I smooshed all three colours onto some lovely IndigoBlu card stock, spritzed with some water to make a splatter pattern and then stamped the large butterfly all over in Vintage Sepia Versafine ink. I stamped the dotty stamp all around the edge for a lovely background. I was going to add in a sentiment but I preferred the card as it is and without a sentiment.

Thanks for visiting

Clare

Thursday, 7 August 2014

Fernli Designs August Guest Designer Project 1: Chalkboard

Hi everyone, today I have for you a little late I am afraid, but I had a terrible time with my video editing software which unfortunately comes over in the video, so it is not my usual standard. Hopefully this will be resolved before my next video is due!

Throughout August I am a guest designed for the amazing Fernli Designs. Everyone is so lovely and Lou has been treating me like a queen! I don't want it to end and it has only just begun!! Anyhow onto my project!

My first project is a chalkboard, I really adore how this has come out, being given free reign to do what you want and use what you want really let my inner Steampunk come out!


I tool the largest of the Oval Plaque shapes and gave it a good coat with Gee-Sso Good. I then sanded it and repeated, in total it has been sanded twice and has 3 coats of the black primer on it. The black primer from IndigoBlu is actually a wonderful surface for chalking on and I am now addicted to making chalkboards, so beware.......


I painted all the Fernli cogs and gears and the flowers (from stash) with the same primer. Added different colours of Treasure Gold furniture wax with an old dry brush. Coloured a piece of cream ribbon with walnut stain distress ink and inked the edge of the plaque with the treasure gold also.


Glued the whole lot down with heavy gel medium and then done!

I really enjoyed the process and it really didn't take as long as I imagined it would, or maybe hoped it would haha!

Here is the aforementioned fateful video, I hope its not too bad to watch!






Thanks for visiting, and let me and Fernli know what you think!

Clare

Friday, 25 July 2014

New Post for IndigoBlu: My Challenge Card

Morning everyone, over on the IndigoBlu Blog today I have the walk through of my challenge car, lots of information on the IndigoBlu open day, workshops and where I will be demonstrating this weekend.

I hope you will come and visit me!


Thanks for visiting

Clare

Thursday, 24 July 2014

Technique Day For IndigoBlu

Hi everyone, it is Technique Day Thursday over on the IndigoBlu Blog today. Did you know every Thursday we have a different technique provided by one of the fabulous and inspirational ladies of the design team? Well you do now!

Today is my turn and I have a video for you, head on over and take a look and let me know what you think


Thanks for visiting

Clare

Monday, 21 July 2014

Published! Simply Cards & Papercrafts 126

Hi everyone, I am so pleased to announce that I have been published in Simply Cards & Papercrafts Magazine Issue 126 as the Sketch Challenge Designer on page 63.



I really enjoyed working with the sketch they provided, it is super cute. I decided to use the amazing new line from Trimcraft, the Santoro designs. I adore the papers and the images.


The magazine is available now in shops, so if you get it, let me know what you think!


Thanks for visiting

Clare

Monday, 14 July 2014

Virginia Wolf Canvas Class at IndigoBlu Retford

Hi everyone, my secret squirrel information is now out, I am running a series of workshops at IndigoBlu HQ in Retford, Nottinghamshire.

My first one is on the 9th of August, 10am till 4pm and bookable HERE.


In this mixed media canvass workshop you will create a 12x12inch mixed media canvass packed full of fun based on ''A room of ones own'' by renowned writer Virginia Wolf.. The canvass includes several techniques of which you will be walked through at an easy pace with lots of instructions. 

 

Don't worry, you do not need to be able to draw for this canvass as full template's will be provided. You can either follow my instructions or take it to another level and work from your own imagination.


It is going to be a fun filled day and I cant wait to share my knowledge and tips with you all. 

This class is coming to you at an introductory price of only £20!!!! It is a real bargain

I hope to see you their

Clare