Wednesday, 10 December 2014

More FABULOUNESS with Sheenas new Launch

Hi Guys , sooo... are you ready for the shows on the 11th December!! eeek i'm so bloomin excited! you are going to LOVE what Sheena is bringing you, and i'm thrilled to bits to be joining the Inkoids on this , so i have showed you a few samples to whet your appetite and now to share with you the rest of my samples
so first up Highland Dinner! a fabulous rubber stamp, that stamps with such beautiful detail!!l coloured up with my spectrum noir pens, popped a sentiment above, also one of Sheena's new stamps, now I've chosen to make a big tag with mine, but check out the rest of the DT samples as they have made some gorgeous stuff with this one! 
Castle Ruins next, this one is beautiful, i chose a warm summer fresh day for my colours, but would love to try this as a night scene in blues and rich purples, add a bit of atmosphere!, fabulous!
now for a SPOOKY scene! I stamped my spooky tree first and covered up with drawing gum, then set to work creating a dark and mysterious background! i used a black Aquatint to simply darken some of the colours from the bright and beautiful Aquatints set, then added clouds using Sheena's cloud stencil and some hills in the background with the "As the land lies" stencil, i decided a fence was needed, so used the "landscape stencil next, flipped the stencil over to create the right side fence, then a fine fine pen for any extra definition. ...time to rub out the drawing gum! it worked! this stuff always amazes me. but because my background was so dark, i opted to keep my tree white, why?, 
just because i can :)

lastly the wolf stamp! this was me playing from start to finish! i had no idea where i was going or if i would use the image to make a card. i just wanted to play around so i did, and this is whats great with all these products, no right or wrong way to use them, just play and create YOUR own art work. i stamped my wolf, coloured him with Aquatints, i didn't have a brown so made one up! the colours blend and mix beautifully together. mmmm but where next, so i just randomly starting flicking black around his face, and thought..ooh hello, i like that! so i flicked some gorgeous juicy raspberry colour next, so easy and simple!, liked it so much i created a simple background in the same way
so are you ready for the shows!? check out Sheena's facebook page right  HEREto see a bit more! And don't forget the show times, its a ONE DAY WONDER so don't miss out :)...
11th December 8am, 11am, 2pm, 4pm, 7pm!
catch you soon!

Monday, 8 December 2014

Sheena Douglas One Day Wonder 11th December

Well good evening you crafty lot!!,
  and do I have some FABULOUS news for you! well..... fabulous for me too! so last week, I spoke to the OMG amazinglytalented draw dropping sensation that is the one and only....drum roll please SHEENA DOUGLAS!!! .........................................................................................................................................................................................................
.............................................................( me being speechless!...ANY one who knows me...knows this DOESN'T happen!)
I haven't been that excited in a long time, and was smiling like a Cheshire cat for the rest of the afternoon!
 Sheena has a fabulous one day wonder this week, 11th December on Create and Craft with some totally amazing new products, stamps and stencils, and I was asked if I would like to hang out with the brilliant "Inkoids" and help with some samples! err YES please! Now these girls on this DT turn out some amazing work, if you have Sheena's products then you know the quality, just beautiful beautiful! so the pressure was on!!
 I'm a newbie to using stencils,  I have to say my first try was using some of Sheena's last stencils released and they are on my blog I LOVED working with them, and that's when I got the bug , I cant wait to get inking stamping, and digging deep into the pot of working with mixed media! but its a learning curve, right!? part of the fun, and if I can learn it then anyone can, so, I will stop waffling and share with you a sneaky peek of the gorgeous new products that will be winging there way to you...

be gentle with me guys , remember I'm learning lol, so here i have used a new stamp with Red Riding hood on! , the most fabulous tree stamp, and 3 of the new stencils being launched, that depict, landscapes, trees and  clouds...AMAZING! The top one I used the tree stamp, to stamp at different angles around my image, popped the image of Red in the centre, coloured up with my spectrum noir pens and then added lashings of distress inks to create some spooky atmosphere! I have to say you wouldn't catch me walking through there! and number 2, well..... this was a work in progress as it was my first time using a stencil to create a landscape... well any landscape actually lol, i thought i had lost it at one point and it nearly headed in the bin! but i ploughed through and persevered, got covered in more ink ( was fab!)  and kept working it! I had the best couple of hours ! honestly i kept thinking what i hear Sheena say on telly...its just a piece of card! it can be quite scary when your throwing lots of colours at it, but it was great fun! This one i coloured in Aquatints and then used distress inks to define my landscape.
Here i have used the most luscious of lush colours!! Aquatints Bright and Beautiful!....and they are definitely that!, there was a stamp of just two Wolf eyes, and i just loved it, didn't want to use anything else, just that and my Aquatints, 
Simply by wetting some watercolour colour card then adding droplets of juicy colours i created the most amazing background
a touch of gold frantage to the corners, and using one of Sheena's sentiments that come with the stamp...voila! quick, simple and FUN!
right, the shows! Create and Craft 11th of December, show times 8am, 11am, 2pm, 4pm and 7pm
get yourself a lovely cuppa and get your feet up ready, and watch Sheena bring you some dazzling new products! 
I will be showing the rest of my samples tomorrow! the Highland Cow is just superb!!!
thank you for dropping by!! would love to now what you think!

Crafty hugs