Monday, 30 November 2015

Rosy Rose

Here's a new Rose sample for OAK HOUSE STUDIO'S  next show on HOCHANDA TV - Friday 4th December at 3pm and 6pm.    Lynnda has done Roses before but here I have used the SPECIAL EDITION ROSE SET in which you get 11 separate stamps.

For this card I've used 8 of the 11 stamps but there are 2 further sentiments and a Square Accent stamp so the possibilities are endless.   Please don't forget to leave a comment on the OAK HOUSE STUDIO BLOG this week for your chance to win £100 of crafting goodies.

Thanks for looking!

Elaine xx

Sunday, 29 November 2015

The Beech Tree

I've been busy making samples for the next Oak House Studio show on HOCHANDA TV - it's on Friday December 4th  - at 3pm and 6pm.  I've used both of the new stamp sets for this card LYNNDA'S LEAVES and the WINTER TREES.

Full details are on the OAK HOUSE STUDIO blog - please pop over and leave a comment and you'll be in with a chance to win £100 of crafting goodies.  Keep popping back all week for other peaks at the new stamps and projects from other DT members.

And don't forget to tune in to Hochanda - Friday 4th December at 3pm and 6pm - you can watch online or Freeview 39.

Elaine xx

Saturday, 7 November 2015

Firey Sycamore

Well it's dark, dismal and wet so what better way to pass the time than use bright colours and make something cheerful.  This is for the Less is More Challenge week 249 where the theme is to use FIRE COLOURS.

I decided to go with autumn leaves as the colours have been so good this year.  I've used Oak House Studio's Sycamore stamp, inked with the Triple Sunshine Yellows Ink Pad.......but, before I stamped onto the card, I picked up some spritzed Brilliant Red Brusho to add more contrasting colour and give that watercolour look.  It's just finished with the sentiment and matted onto some deep orange card.

Thanks for visiting and I hope I've brightened your day!

Thursday, 5 November 2015

Grey November - Twit Twoo

Thought I'd better make my November page for The Craft Barn's Calendar Challenge  early then I might get chance to construct the calendar itself!   This month the words are GREY and OWL.  Well November has definitely started out grey and foggy so very fitting.

I have only one Owl stamp - this one is Chocolate Baroque - and whilst I did look for a more realistic one, most of the ones I found were a bit too cute for me.  I decided to stick with a black, white and grey theme so just stamped the owl in black.   For the background I created a border with Pearly Silver Ink in a Bottle and just sprinkled on a little Black Brusho.  I then sprayed Bobby's Grey Ink in a Bottle through a brick wall stencil and drew branches with the spray tube straight out of the bottle.  It's just finished with the Owl and November calendar.    

Hope you like and thanks for visiting. Apologies for the photo - it's a grey day and grey project. Maybe I should have added some green leaves.   I'm so looking forward to December when the words might involve Christmas in some way and we can finish the year with some bright colours!!

Elaine xx