Tuesday, 26 May 2015

Love Lives In A Garden...

Hi Everyone
it's Kath back again with my 2nd project for my Guest Designer Spot
and can I just say a big thank you for all your lovely comments on last week's project.
This time I decided to make a Garden Planner...an ideal gift for Father's Day...we all know how difficult it is to come up with gift ideas for the men in our lives...
so here's my alternative to the usual "last minute panic stations buy"..the  boring pack of socks...a Garden Planner
I started off by inking up the Square Grid stamp with Versamark ink and stamping on to white card...dusted with Detail White Embossing Powder and heat to set. Then it was time for some fun, spritzing with Colour Chemistry Inks In a Bottle. Once the ink was dry I used a piece of slightly damp kitchen roll to remove the ink from the embossed section and overstamped English Garden Words inked with the Yummy Chocolate (doesn't that name make you want to lick your lips) Colour Chemistry Pigment Ink Pad.
I have to confess that I've fallen head over heels in love with the gorgeous Double Daisy Stamp Set...a two for the price of one set...use together as I did to create this scribbly effect flower or separately and I love the effect you get when you use the Triple Fruity Reds ink pad.
Time to add some Tim Holtz embellishments...an Adage Ticket hung from a swivel clasp, label letters and Word Play die cuts alphabets coloured by dabbing with the Triple Fruity Reds ink pad to complete the sentiment...
and why not spritz plain white organza ribbon with Colour Chemistry Inks In a Bottle
 for the perfectly colour co-ordinated finishing touch.
and here are Oak House Studio products I used
Colour Chemistry Inks In a Bottle
Tempting Teal
Citrus Lime
30ml Spray Bottle
Square Grid
English Garden Words
Double Daisy
Colour Chemistry Ink Pads
Yummy Chocolate Pigment Ink
Triple Fruity Reds Pigment Ink
Thanks for your company and I'll see you all again next time
Hugs Kath xxx

Tuesday, 19 May 2015

Fun With Colour Chemistry

Hi everyone
my name's Kath and I'm very excited to be joining you as Guest Designer for Oak House Studio...a big thank you to Lynnda for asking me and for letting me play with her fabulous products.
I created a wallhanger using Stampbord Square Coasters
and started off laying the Stampbord squares end to end...and used Colour Chemistry Inks In a Bottle Delicious Damson and Citrus Lime with the small spritzer bottles to spray the background
then I stamped the Mini Harlequin Pattern with the Slate Grey Colour Chemistry Pigment Ink Pad and dried with a heat tool. I then cleaned the stamp and reinked with Versamark and stamped slightly to the left to create a drop shadow.  I sprinkled with White Detail Embossing powder and heat set.  Finally I added the English Garden Words again inked with Slate Grey.
To create the flowers I stamped one of the hearts and buttons from the Stitch In Time Stamp Set onto watercolour paper using Slate Grey
and coloured using a small drop of Colour Chemistry Ink In A Bottle Delicious Damson and a water brush to create a watercolour effect...drying between layers to build up some shadow
then I cut out the hearts and buttons leaving a white border around the edge and fixed to the wall hanger along with Tim Holtz Idea-ology Small Talk Stickers and Arrow
I stamped the circles by tapping the lid of the spritzer bottle on to the Slate Grey ink pad and finished off with dots of Enamel Accents and a flittering of Glamour Dust on the hearts and flowers
I hope you enjoyed my first project as Guest Designer
I'll be back soon to share what else I've made
in the meantime here are the products I used
Stampbord Square Coasters
Colour Chemistry Ink In a Bottle
Delicious Damson
Citrus Lime
Small Spritzer Bottles
Mini Harlequin Pattern
English Garden Words
Stitch In Time
Colour Chemistry Pigment Ink Pad - Slate Grey
Hugs Kath xxx

Saturday, 16 May 2015

The wilderness with Colour Chemistry

Hi everyone its Katie back again with another layout. This time i have used the new Apple green mister and Diva Acrylic Inks.

This photo was taken at Lulworth Cove in Dorset its such a calming place. I started off by randomly applying texture paste to the page.

To create the distressed rose i painted it with crackle paste and let it dry before painting with the Diva Acrylic ink and dabbing with Vintage Burgundy to show the cracks up.

I stained the paper flowers with Peridot Acrylic Ink and left it to dry. If you use white or cream flowers you can use the injs to dye them any colour you need.

Mix inks into texture paste to create new colours. I used the Acrylic ink so this but the Inks in a Bottle work as well.

Here are the products i have used

Colour Chemistry Acrylic ink Diva
Colour Chemistry Acrylic ink Peridot
Colour Chemistry Inks in a Bottle Bramley Apple
Colour Chemistry Inks in a Bottle Paris Pink and French Lavender
Colour Chemistry Inks in a Bottle Vintage Burgundy

                                            Thank you for visiting

Friday, 15 May 2015

A burst of citrus with Oak House Studio

Hi its Katie here with a new mixed media layout. I used the bright and cheerful citrus inks in a bottle.

 Mix some Peridot Acrylic ink with white texture paste and apply to your chosen stencil.

Next apply texture paste to the rest of the layout randomly and let dry before spritzing citrus yellow, citrus green and Pumpkin randomly across the page allowing the inks to blend as they dry.

            Customize paper flowers by dipping them into Acrylic ink or spritzing them with inks in a bottle.

Use the mini texture stamps to add interest to your page by stamping them randomly on the layout.

Thank you for visiting please leave us a comment and here are the products i used.

Colour Chemistry Inks in a Bottle


Wednesday, 13 May 2015

Back to nature with Oak House Studio

Hello everyone, today I would love to share my love of nature inspired by Oak House Studio`s
Here`s what happens when you play with air dry clay, a stamp and inks . . .
. . . they may be a little rough around the edges, the leaves a little dimpled, the snail may have been through the wars { lol }
I do love the roughness off them along with bursts of inky coloured goodness . . .
the sun came out at just the right time to take these pictures. 
These two little plates have now had a coat of varnish and will be heading to my shed at the allotment to enjoy our fresh produce on over the coming months.

{ sorry I got carried away and didn`t take any before photos}
Just knead your dough till it`s warm and pliable, roll it out to whatever thickness you want and apply your stamp.
 Be sure to leave it for a few days to air dry before sanding and getting messy with the inks . . .spraying, splatting, brushing, having fun!
Thank you for looking
Big hugs