Sunday, 29 November 2015

Special Edition Rose Stamps

Elaine here with a new Rose sample for the 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 the main background I have used JUBILE RED PURE COLOUR ink (and a little Pearly Silver) sprayed on the card and used the Solid Rose to add extra ink and create a rose background.  I used the Rose Border to pick up more ink for the striped rose background and with the rest of the ink on my messy mat I coloured some seam binding.  For the green background I've silver embossed the Outline Rose stamp and sprayed over this with PETER'S PEAR PURE COLOUR.

The main image is the beautiful Rose stamp, silver embossed and painted with Jubilee Red and Peter's Pear and framed with pink card.  I've added the Smile stamp and Time to smell the Roses stamp inked with BURGUNDY PIGMENT INK and again matted on pink circles.  The card is just finished with the Three Dot Accent stamp and the Faux Sewing stamp.

I've used 8 of the 11 stamps on this card 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 this post or any of the DT's posts this week for your chance to win £100 of crafting goodies.

Thanks for looking!

Elaine xx

Beautiful Beech tree and leaf stamps with Ombre Ink Effects

500th Post here at Oak House Studio

This is our 500th post at Oak House Studio and to celebrate we are giving away a lovely parcel of products worth £100. Inks stamps and other goodies. So how can you win.... Just leave a comment on this post or any other post this week. One comment per person will count so keep coming back and leaving those comments. The winner will be drawn on Monday 7th December.

Elaine's project using the new leaf and tree stamps

Elaine here with one of my samples for the next HOCHANDA TV Show which is on Friday December 4th  at 3pm and 6pm.   I've used both of the new stamp sets LYNNDA'S LEAVES and the WINTER TREES.

I went for a more botanical approach and stamped the Beech Tree and both sizes of the Beech Leaves with the Triple Vintage Brown ink pad on Cream Stamping Card.  The background is a mix of Peter's Pear and Peacock Green Pure Colour sprayed onto watercolour paper.   I've roughed up the edges of all the sections to make it look more vintage and finished with Autumn from the leaves set and the figs.

The two greens go so well together to create a vibrant background and with the three shades of brown in the Triple Ink pad it's easy to create that ombre look.   Hope you like and don't forget to tune in to Hochanda - 4th Dec at 3pm and 6pm - to see lots of demos from Lynnda.

Elaine xx

Thursday, 26 November 2015

Projects With Dragon Stamps from this week special offer

Stamp of the Week samples

I have been busy using the Double Dragon stamp set to make these samples. I have been using a few other Oriental stamps all from Oak House Studio of course.
Remember the Stamp of the week is not only a special price but there is no postage on that stamp set too.  

Thank you for looking

love Doreen

Friday, 20 November 2015

Double Daisy Aperture Card

Hi Sylvia here today with another card made with the Oak House Studio  large double daisy set, this is becoming one of my favourite stamps.  This card came about by accident, I was playing around with papermilldirect buff coloured card and stamped the daisies and embossed with clear powder without thinking what I wanted to do with it.  I painted the inside of the daisies with bleach to enable me to colour the flowers and left it to dry.


The daisies were painted with jubilee red pure colour chemistry ink,  I added a little to a paint pallet with some water and used a paint brush.  Rather than getting a bright red the daisies became a mixture of orange and red, more red was added to the top daisy and center of the bottom one giving a fabulous mix of oranges and reds.  The buff card inbetween the daisies looked a bit drab so I coloured it with a black marker, and the daisies really came to life.

Having seen quite a few cards recently with layered apertures I thought this a good way to show off the daisies. Buff and black apertures were placed over the image and this was mounted on orange and cream card.  Buff coloured cord was tied round and a sentiment from the friendly words set attached. Sticky fixers were used to stick the layers to a buff coloured card blank.

Hope you like the effect using the bleaching technique and hope you give it a try it's great fun and Oak House Studio's daisies and the sunflower stamps are ideal for this technique.

Sylv xx

Sunday, 8 November 2015

Oriental Dragons

Oriental Dragons

Products needed to make this card include :

Versamark Ink Pad
Black Card 
Red Vellum 
1 DL Blank Card
Red Alcohol Marker 
Gold Embossing Powder
Gilding Flakes
A Small Piece of Cut and Dry
PVA Glue

Cut Vellum, Black Card and White Card to fit for matting and layering.
Take Black card and using either talc or an anti static bag dust the card.
Stamp the Serenity Prayer from the Oriental companion set and stamp using versamark, cover with embossing powder and tap off in usual way and heat set.
Whilst you have the versamark and embossing powder out you can do the 3 coins on some of the remainder of the black card.

Next I used the piece of cut and dry and pva to make a glue pad ... just add a teaspoon of the glue and work it into the cut and dry. Dust another piece of the black card ready for use, ink up the dragon stamps with the ' Glue pad '  in the same way you would use an ink pad. Put the stamps straight into water to soak the remainder of the glue off. These will clean off very well with no effort.

Using the gilding flakes of choice cover the Stamped Dragons and buff to a shine. Then put to one side to cut out. This will take a while.

Take the bamboo stamp from the oriental companions set and stamp round the edge of the card using the Colour Chemistry Sepia ink pad. Then take your red alcohol marker and edge the card with it. You can also do this with an ink pad if you prefer.

Finally after cutting out your Dragons and discs matt and layer the card and mount the onto it.

Thanks for Looking 

Love Doreen

I'm Back !!!

Oak House Studio

Hello everyone, I am so pleased to tell you that I have been invited to join the Design Team and so this is just a little announcement to let you know .... " I'm Back !! "

So many exciting things in the pipeline so I just can't wait to get started. 

Love Doreen 

Wednesday, 4 November 2015

Chocolate And Blue A winning Combination

Hi everyone, Sylvia here with a short tutorial using the new double daisy and sentiment set as featured on the Hochanda TV shows.  The above card was a DT sample I made for the show and below is how I created it, this time using blue daisies with the chocolate background and also altering the layout slightly.

To make the card you will need the following:

Oak House Studio Double Daisy Large Updated stamp set (daisies and sentiment)
Oak House Studio Daisies and Rainbow Stamp Set (small daisies)
Oak House Studio Pure Colour Chemistry Ink Waterfall
Oak House Studio Colour Chemistry pigment ink pad Yummy Chocolate
Oak House Studio  Embossing Powder Clear
Embossing folder of your choice
White and brown card
Scissors, glue, brayer and heat gun

Make a top fold card blank 10.50cm x 14.70cm (half A4).  Cut brown card to measuring slightly smaller than the card front and a piece of white card slightly smaller than the brown card.  Emboss the white card with an embossing folder.  Load a brayer with pigment ink and roll the colour onto the embossed card and leave to dry.

Colour a piece of card with the pure colour spray ink and leave to dry.  When dry stamp the outline daisy twice using pigment ink and emboss with clear embossing powder.  Cut out the two daisies, curl a few of the petals and stick together to make a double daisy. 

Cut an oblong of white card and one in brown card slightly larger.  Stamp the sunshine sentiment onto the white card using pigment ink and emboss with clear embossing powder, stamp the small daisy with pigment ink at either side of the sentiment and emboss with clear embossing powder.

Assemble to card, stick the brown card onto the card blank, the embossed card onto brown and the daisy where you want it to go.  Stick the stamped sentiment onto the oblong brown card and place on the card under the daisies.

Same card with different colour daisy and placement of sentiment

As you can see the slight change in layout and colour can make a card individual although it follows the same design style. 

Sylv xx

Monday, 2 November 2015


For me the finishing off of every gift is a nice tag....
Here are some tags that I made using a selection of stamps and inks.
(Tags are also a great way for you to practice your stamping and spritzing or for you to use up any scraps that you have)....

 I created the ribbon rose and then spritzed it too. I love the shades of red that this has.

What is your favourite technique?
Is there anything that you would like to see as a tutorial? Let us know and we can get one made for you.

Nikki x