Thursday, 28 August 2014

Art is words

Hi there folks. Hope you are well? I am here to share my final piece with Oak House Studios as we prepare to welcome in the new team :-)

This challenge was all about words so I came up with this mixed media piece.

I coated the letters in Gesso and then used a mix of the fabulous spray inks - Peacock Green, French Wine, French Lavender and French Mint over the letters to create a base....

Once they were dry I did a base layer of stamping, directly onto the letters using the navy, orchid, sea blue and cobalt blue pigment inks and heat setting.

I then took a sheet of tissue paper and stamped more images in a mix of colours. Some I painted on the reverse with white and coloured acrylic paints before I cut them all out and layered them up across the letters. Wording was also stamped on tissue and torn into strips before being randomly added using matt medium. Stamps used include, clematis tower, both sizes of double daisies, English Garden words, Mountain Ash leaf, music background, Walesby flourish, serenity prayer and squares border.

To finish the project I added a selection of coordinating paper flowers and some dazzles....

I hope you find some inspiration in this piece. I'd like to say a big thanks to Lynnda and the rest of my DTeamies for a lovely semester - I cannot wait to see what the new guys come up with

Crafty cheers for now 




Tuesday, 26 August 2014

Just to say

I would just like to say a huge thank you to everyone for their messages of Congratulations to myself and fellow Design Team members for the Autumn Season at Oak House Studio.

This tag has been made using the Mountain Ash Stamp and the Clematis Corner.
The Inks used are both the Acrylic ink and the bottled inks both from the Colour Chemistry range.

Of course there is one lady in particular who we would all like to thank for this opportunity and that is Lynnda Worsnop.

I hope we prove to meet your expectations Lynnda. 


Thursday, 21 August 2014

Alphabetica butterfly

Hi it's Clare here with a little bit of inspiration for this months challenge 'Alphabetica'. Remember there is a fantastic £40.00 prize for you to spend on Oak House Studios wonderful products.
When I started this card I was really just having a play just to see what happened. That's what I love about the Oak House Studio inks, no two cards are ever the same and the possibilities are endless.

For this card I used:
Citrus ink
Paris pink ink
French mint ink
Butterfly stamp and sentiment
Black fine line pen

To make this card I just randomly dropped the above inks onto my card, took a straw and blew! It was great watching the colours blend to make new colours. I set it aside until it was completely dry and then took a fine line pen and outlined all of the inky marks. After that I randomly stamped the butterfly, then stamped and heat embossed the sentiments. On a separate piece of card I stamped the butterfly and carefully coloured in using the same inks that I had used to make the background. I carefully cut out the butterfly and applied it to one of the blank butterflies on the card.

I had lots of fun making this card and it will be a technique I will be trying again soon. Thank you for taking the time to look at my post. Time to get your Oak House Studio hat on and enter that challenge!

Crafty hugs,

Clare x x x

Sunday, 17 August 2014

A Million Thank You's

Clare here again and some more inspiration for the Alphabetica challenge. All you need to do is use one of the many Oak House Studios products to be in with a chance of winning an outstanding £40 worth of fabulous products.

The stamp itself was really the inspiration for this card. I literally did what the stamp said and it needed to be stamped more than once.
For this card I used:

A Million Thank You's from the women's words set
Double Daisy large stamp set
Powder blue ink pad
Clear embossing powder
Gems from my stash

To make this card I stamped the sentiment many times in clear ink and heat embossed with clear embossing powder. I then applied some of the powder blue ink making sure that the central most setintiment was highlighted. Again using the powder blue I stamped the detailed double daisy stamp to frame the central sentiment. To finish off added some gems to the centre of one of the daisies.

A million thank You's for taking the time to look at my post. Now it's your turn to create something beautiful for this months challenge.
Crafty hugs,

Clare x x x

Saturday, 16 August 2014

Alphabetica 2 (Lynne) we are all stars

Hi Lynne here

I've been admiring the cards people have been making with the sizzix interactive dies. Which I thought would be a great way to showcase a quote stamp.
One of my favourite Oak House Studio quotes is the "we are all stars" stamp.

I like to think outside the box and having just received the sea life stamp set decided to use starfish instead of stars on this card. I've added tiny turquoise gems (from my stash) to match the sentiment, which was stamped in sea blue and embossed with crystal sparkle.

Products used

We are all stars stamp set.
Sea life stamp set.
Sea blue and golden yellow inkpads.

Friday, 15 August 2014

Christmas Card with Ivy Trail Stamp

Here is a quick Christmas Card  - great if you have a lot to make!
I stamped the Ivy Trail twice and then mixed shades of green using the Chemistry Inks in a bottle to paint them in. Added some pearls and glitter from my stash. The font on the Sentiment adds detail and I stamped and embossed with the fine Detail Gold Embossing folder.
Oak House StudioShopping List:
*Ivy Leaf Trail
*Oak House Chemistry Ink in a Bottle
*Fine Detail Embossing Powder
Here are a couple of links to get you started!

Sunday, 10 August 2014

Alphabetica 1 (Lynne) Pansy pot

Hi Lynne here

I've really enjoyed making the 3D cards that pop up but fold flat. The pansy and English Garden words worked well for this project and would make a good man's card for a gardener.

Close up of words

I used embossing powder to make painting in easier, you have raised lines.

Products used:
Pansy unmounted stamp set.
English garden words stamp.
Script sentiments stamps, Happy Birthday.
Bronze pearl fine detail embossing powder.
Inks in a bottle, citrus yellow and precious purple.
Chocolate ink pad.
Cream stamping card.

Friday, 8 August 2014

New Challenge- August - Alphabetica

Hello, I hope you are all enjoying this summer what great weather.

A new challenge for you all.  Customer once told me she thinks of flowers annd words when she thinks of me, so this month we are going to focus on the words part of this. Show me your projects with words, letters and numbers in or on them. Lots of scope here so think outside the box if you can,

New for this month we are going to ask you to post your entry in our lovely new group on facebook which you can find HERE If you have a blog please link to your blog POST (not just your blog) in the group. If you don't have a blog simple post your project in the group.

You will find an Album in the group ready for you add your project to.
Just to get you fired up the Oak House Studio Design team will be showing you how they took on this challenge. 
Take a look at few of their projects. We have more projects to show you so keep popping back.

Monday, 4 August 2014

July Challenge Winner

Hello Lynnda here today.

I have really enjoyed seeing your projects this month.

We are going to launch the next challenge a little earlier than normal so what out later this week and we are going to have a few more changes.

We will utlizing the new Facebook group a little more and you will post your projects or links to your blogs there.

I am also looking for a small Design team to create for Oak House Studio for September, October and November. Details HERE

I have put the names of this months winners on to paper and got Bob the dog to do the picking, and the winner is Jane Stillman. Get in touch Jane and I will organise your prize.