Sunday, November 5, 2017

Hello Hello :)

It is Holiday Hop Time with the Fabulous StencilGirl :) :) :)

Here are links to all the fantastic, magic, merry, holiday projects:

Karen Gaunt
Torrie Gass
Cindy Gilstrap
Sherry Canino
Kiala Givehand
Janet Joehlin
Belen Sotelo
Louise Nelson 
Debi Adams
Carol Baxter

Aaaaaand there is a Giveaway!!! :) :) :)

Comment by midnight CST in the USA on November 8th and we’ll randomly choose a $25 StencilGirl Gift Certificate winner. The more blogs you comment on, the more chances you have to win. We’ll announce the winner on our Facebook Page on November 9th.

I got to create using a stencil designed by the wonderful Mary-Beth Shaw -'Holiday'. I have created 2 cards and 4 gift tags.

Product Code: L478

From the close up you can see that I have heat embossed the stencil patterns onto the background, and then completed embellishment using heat embossed chipboard Embellishments from Imaginarium Designs. This lil Christmas tree is one of my own designs.

Cheers for now! I do hop you are enjoying the StencilGirl Holiday Hop!!!

Louise :) xxx

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Hello Hello :)

It is Blog Hop time at the Fabulous StencilGirl :) :) :) We get to create using amazing stencils, aaaaaand use Mary-Beth Shaws favest Tim Holtz products :) :) :)

Here are the Blog Hop Links :) :) :)

October 18: Adirondack Alcohol Inks
Mary Beth Shaw

October 19: Distress Oxide Ink Pads 
Gwen Lafleur
Louise Nelson  <<< You Are Here :) :) :)
October 20: Distress Crayons Sherry Canino

I got to create using the most amazing Distress Oxide Inks [they are freaking fabulous]!!!! and the amazing open Bare Wisteria Stencil designed by Trish McKinney :) :) :)

So for this blog hop I decided to create a mixed media scrapbooking layout. I have included step out photos and brief descriptions below, of the creative steps, of how I created this layout background using the StencGirl Stencil and Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink!

Using white cardstock as a background I created a textured background using the vine stencil, Finnabair modelling paste, and Vivia Decor crackle paste. I allowed this to dry before proceeding to next steps.

Using the 3 Oxide inks depicted above I covered the textured background with a thick coat of the oxide ink, applying it directly using the ink pad itself. I then used a moistened [with water] fan brush to spread and blend the ink on the textured background.

I used a heat tool to dry the ink off. When it was completely dry I used the ink pad again to add colour highlights to certain areas of the textured pattern. In some areas I used my finger to smudge on more ink, especially in the flat texture areas. Only in the blue area did I buff off a little of the ink.

And this is my completed layout! I was really happy with the effects I was able to achieve using the oxide ink on the textured stencil pattern! Below are some close ups :) :) :)

Well I do hope you are enjoying this wonderful and inspiring blog hop! Cheers for now and it is on to the next Fabulous Creative on the list :) :) :)

Cheers and Happy Creating 

Louise :) xox

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

StencilGirl & Colourcraft Blog Hop :) :) :)

Hello Hello :)

Welcome to the First Stage of the StencilGirl and Colourcraft Blog Hop

Today I would like to share with you a flower inspired clay plate and bowl set.

The petals are represented by the Zinnia stencil printed plate and the centre of the flower [the stamens] by the crackle stencil printed bowl.

I first created the plate and bowl using air hardening modelling clay [product link below]. Using a rolling pin to imprint the StencilGirl stencil patterns in to the clay.
I first sealed the plate and bowl with Finnabar Heavy Gesso. When this was dry I applied a coat of Colourcraft black drawing ink, [product link below]. This was dried off using a heat tool and then buffed back with a wet wipe to leave some remnants of black ink to highlight the flower pattern.

I then sprinkled on some of the Turquoise Brusho [product link below], moistened it with a spray of water and then spread the Brusho over the plate, and allowed to partially dry.

I then buffed back some of the turquoise brusho with a wet wipe. I then sprinkled on some of the sea green brusho [product link below] moistened it with water, and then spread it over the plate.

When the plate was dry I applied a wash of Colourcraft white drawing ink[product link below], I worked the ink over the plate with a wet wipe, this helped to tone down and combine the two brusho colours.

To highlight the StencilGirl Stencilled Zinnia pattern I drew over it with the black drawing ink, and buffed it back with a wet wipe. This same process was used for the bowl, except in the inside of the bowl I didn't apply the white ink. I applied black ink to highlight the pattern of the stencil to represent the dark stamens of a flower.
The last image you can see in the above picture collage is of a jug made by Australian Artist Merric Boyd, it is the colour inspiration for my project.

The fabulous StencilGirl Stencils I have used are listed below.

Deconstructed Zinna mask and stencil designed by Traci Burista S290

Crackle stencil designed by Nathalie Kalbach L169

Well I do hope you have enjoyed the process share of creating this project It is time to click on the next link in the Blog Hop  :) :) :)

August 16
Louise Nelson <<< you are Here :)

Oh and Look
A Giveaway :) :) :)

One lucky winner will receive both a $25 Gift Certificate to StencilGirl Products
AND a $25 Gift Certificate to Colourcraft!
Visit the fabulous designers from both teams and comment for your
chance to win!
The more blogs you comment on, the more chances you have to WIN!
(One comment per blog please.)
You have until Sunday, August 20th at 11:59PM Central Time to leave your comments.

Winner will be announced on
StencilGirl's Facebook page and Colourcraft’s Facebook page
on Monday, August 21st.

Cheers and Happy Blog Hoping!!!
Louise xxx