Sunday, 29 September 2013

Spectrum Noir Blog Challenge - Travel

Hi Everyone

The September Spectrum Noir Challenge is Travel, and it is nearly at and end, only tomorrow left to add your entry.  So i have chosen a stamp set from Stampit Australia, Around the world.  The base card has been made using the matt side of centura pearl white card. First i stamped several of the images in versamark ink and embossed with black embossing powder. I have used 3 distress ink pads, vintage photo, frayed burlap and peeled paint.  Then once the inks are applied i've used a bottle of spectrum noir refil blender ink and EB5 and randomly dropped the ink onto the surface.  Once i trimmed the background to the correct size for my card i have use black soot distress ink on the edges to remove the white edge.

Then i've added a sentiment from the same set, some twine and a charm and a black border using a spellbinder edgebility from my die stash.  The base is Crafters companion Matt black card, i love this new card from CC, its really sturdy to make card bases.....

 Why not pop over and take part, there will be a fab prize and all you need to do is follow the them and use your Spectrum Noirs.      

Hope you like it.

Louise xx

Sunday, 1 September 2013

A little bit Summery

Hi Everyone

My tutorial for the Spectrum Noir Blog is now up, well I'm a day late..........  I love love love Sheena's little bit floral stamp as flowers always come in handy for all sorts of occasions so i have chosen the beautiful Dahlia to colour.

The full technique and the spectrum noirs colours used are on the blog if you would like to have a go.  The background is using 3 different distress inks, squeezed lemonade, picked raspberry and peeled paint.  First i embossed the card with versamark and then used white embossing powder. Then when you add the ink with cut and dry foam the white powder resists where the embossing powder is.  Then just a few bits and pieces to finish and a tag from the Scalloped Tag pack of dies.

I was demoing a similar card at Strikes Stokelsey yesterday, and this week i am demoing at Crafty Nook in Durham on Thursday, details below.  Please pop in if you can it would be lovely to see you.............
Event:Demo Day at Crafty Nook
Date/Time:Thursday 5th September
Description:Demo Day at Crafty Nook in Durham with Louise Welsh.

10am - 4pm

Please call 0191 374 0877 for more information.

Unit 27
Durham Indoor Market
Hope you like it

Louise xx

Crafters Companion Challenge Blog

Hi Everyone

Septembers Crafters Companion Challenge Blog is embossing folders so i have shared a card that i normally make at my demos.  I must give credit to Lynne Kontou, who is one of the talented DT members on the Diesire DT as i took inspiration from one of her cards.  She has made some fab cards recently and i just love her style.  I have added my own touches though.

I've used the 8x8 Music Embossalicious folder and sanded back some coordination's car.  The patterned paper i found in my stash but i do know its Pion designs.  Then i have used Kraft card for the base which is 7x7" and matted the two card types onto this joining with some beautiful lace.  I've used glitter card to cut two Snowflakes out of and added these with a couple of pearls in the centre.  The the message is from Sentimental stamp set Mistletoe kisses and the Tags 1 die.  Then to finish off i have added a couple of spruce trees and a few gems.

Hope you like it

Louis exx