Sunday, 31 January 2016


Here are a few more of my projects using the Double Daisy set. The first is a shrink plastic daisy pendant and gift card made using Powder Blue  and Midnight Pigment Inks.

Next is a simple bookmark using the Large Double Daisy set and another shrink plastic daisy.  This  is a Citrus Yellow and Citrus Orange Pure Colour sprayed tag decorated with kiss stamping using the Triple Sunshine Yellows and Fruity Reds Ink Pads.

Next is a Wall Plaque painted with Acrylic Ink with an acetate daisy - I painted the back with a mix of Paris Pink and Citrus Yellow Pure Colour mixed into some Acrylic Medium.

For my next project I've decorated a plain kraft box file using the Double Daisy set stamped with Black Versafine, Sea Blue and Grass as Green Pigment Inks.

And lastly (if you haven't nodded off)  an unusually delicate card from me!! 

I've  stamped the medium outline Daisy onto white vellum with white ink, blended some Orchid Pigment Ink behind them and stuck onto darker card.

Full details of all my projects (and those of the Design Team) are on the  OAK HOUSE STUDIO BLOG and the INKSPIRED group on Facebook.   If you have the stamp then do join in and please leave comments.....there are prizes to be won!! 

Friday, 29 January 2016

Q is for QUEEN

The next letter for The Craft Barn Alpha Dictionary Challenge is Q.
Now I've been struggling with this as I did the challenge in 2013 and thought I'd use different words this time but no, I've chosen QUEEN.

To start I masked the background into Quarters, inked this with Tumbled Glass Distress and stamped over with a Triple Vintage Brown Pigment Ink pad.  The stamps are Mini Calligraphy Set (The Artistic Stamper)  Morocco (Kaisercraft) and the Queen from LPC008  (Paperartsy).  I gold embossed the crown and some of the morocco pattern and managed to get the flash just on her crown!!   It's just finished with the dictionary definition and the Q Thicker.

Hope you like and thanks for visiting!!  I'm off to see what everyone else has created....

Elaine xx

Monday, 18 January 2016

B for Biodiversity

At last I've had chance to make something for the year long challenge run by the Craft Barn - the Craft Barn Alpha/Dictionary Challenge 2016 where the first letter is B.

I really enjoyed doing this in 2013 when I chose to do ATCs including as many words as I could in addition to the dictionary definition used.  This time I've decided to make it easier by using A6 card so a bit more space.   For this one, my word is Biodiversity but I've included bees, birds and a blue sky!

I've used the Oak House Studio's Triple Sky Blues and Triple Meadow Greens for the background blending and stamping.  The foliage stamps are Chocolate Baroque and the insects etc are from various Crafty Individuals sets. I've added the dictionary definition and a Thicker for the letter B.

Hope you like and thanks for looking!

Sunday, 17 January 2016

Hearts & Kisses

It's ages since I've had chance to make something but I saw the theme for the Less is More Challenge week  259 and just have to play.  The theme is KISS STAMPING - a great technique!!

I've used Oak House Studio stamps - the large Walesby Flourish inked with the Triple Fruity Red Ink Pad for the background/ Then the smaller version inked with the darkest red kissed onto the Heart Palette stamp inked with the lightest red.  You can also do naked kissing where you take ink off with second I'm told!!

Sorry about the state of the photo - it's very gloomy here as what snow we had has now melted away.  I do love a cold, crisp sunny day - unfortunately as you can see from the view of my local park,  today wasn't it!!

Thanks for visiting.

Friday, 15 January 2016

Oriental-style Clematis

Having another play with Oak House Studio Stamps - this time the Clematis Tower and the Oriental Textures.

 The background is a mix of Pure Colour Chemistry - Citrus Lemon, Peters Pear and a splash of Jubilee Red - and I've stamped the Trellis and Serenity Prayer over this with Spring Green.  The Clematis Tower is stamped twice - once on the base for the tendrils, then again on white card and painted with a mix of Jubilee Red and Vintage Burgundy Pure Colour.  If you like what you see then these stamps are going to be featured on Hochanda TV on Wednesday 20th at 11am and 3pm.

I've decided to enter this in the Craft Stamper's Take it, Make it Challenge where the theme for January is ANYTHING GOES as long as it has some stamping somewhere!  There is still time to enter so why not join in.

Thanks for visiting !!

Elaine xx

Thursday, 14 January 2016

Oriental Textures & Lynnda's Leaves

Just a quick heads-up that Lynnda and Oak House Studio will be on HOCHANDA TV next Wednesday - Jan 20th at 11am and 3pm.  She will have a selection of inks and stamps including Trees, Lynndas Leaves, Oriental, Build Your Own Sentiments and the ever popular Clematis Tower.

Here is one of my cards using the Oriental Texture stamps and the Sycamore from Lynnda's Leaves stamped with the Triple Fruity Red Pigment Ink Pad.  Full details on the Oak House Studio blog.

 Don't forget to tune into HOCHANDA TV next Wednesday - Freeview 39, 11am and 3pm - for more inspiration from Lynnda and the team.

Elaine xx

Thursday, 7 January 2016

Wanderlust 2016

Happy New Year everyone!!  It seems weeks since I actually made anything - I had to pack all my crafty stuff away to use the dining table and then had family home over Christmas so no chance to do much!

I decided to sign up for the Wanderlust classes and have a go at being messy and painty for a change.  My problem is I'm quite neat and tidy, clean lines etc.  I love inks but painting is another thing.  I intend doing as much messy mixed media stuff as I can and will try not to worry about the outcome. 

Wish me luck!!