Friday, 24 October 2008
A quick sample from the Eccentric Edwardian A4 unmounted plate. The stamps evoke a feeling of days gone by. A must have addition to anyone's collection. They stamp beautifully onto shrink paper to create vintage ephemera and give a co-ordinated feel when teamed with the neutral range of papers from Peacock Summer Party CD.
Wednesday, 22 October 2008
Friday, 17 October 2008
The winners were selected by random number generator, so there is no favoritism whatsoever. Well done everyone, but remember you have one week to claim your prizes. (Would you believe that I still have unclaimed prizes from a giveaway I did earlier this year?) So your deadline to claim is FRIDAY 24TH OCTOBER. If you don't claim by then, it's too late!
The winners, in no particular order (been watching too much Strictly Come Dancing) are:
... cue dramatic music and tension building drum roll please ...
1. Winner of the Madonna & Tree A4 themeplate:
How could they not be inspiring,as soon as I saw them my hands started twitching and itching to get hold of them....and as they say you have to be in it to win it...anyone of them would be delightful and wonderful to see you climbing the crafty blog chart each day!
2. Winner of the Angel & Trees A4 themeplate:
WOW!!! What wonderful Blog candy.
Would love to be in with a chance of winning. I always love using your stamps. Haven't tried the Glimmer screens. They look really interesting, My mind is working overtime, imagining all the lovely things i could create. Think i need a lie down, my head is starting to spin!! :-)
Love your inspirational Blog.
I don't have time for my blog at the moment my baby is keeping me very busy, but i'm loving every minute of it.:-)) Luv Michelle xx
3. Winner of the Christmas Foliage A4 themeplate:
Emily B said...
Wow, what awesome prizes. Those make me want to get right on my Christmas cards :) it's only 75 days away, after all!
4. Winner of the Christmas Reflections A4 themeplate:
How nice to see so many new commenters with blogs we can visit for even more ideas.
Glenda, these wonderful products in your generous giveaway are inspiring because they breathe new life into traditional images and themes. I'd love to win something because my purse can't keep up with my wishlist and I'd love to have something to add to my Christmas arsenal alongside Season's Greetings and the Holly Flourish plate. I've got everything crossed!
5. Winner of the Ephemera Glimmer Chips:
Liverpool Lou (Anne)
Liverpool Lou (Anne) said...
Ooh fabulous giveaways, lots of new goodies there too, or at least new to me. Thank you for the chance to win something wonderful
6. Winner of the Stamped Glimmer Chips
What a lovely giveaway! The stamps are most beautiful, love the stylized trees in particular. They are like a fairy tale forest.
I can just imagine myself walking in a dream, surrounded with trees like that. And meeting angels.
7. Winner of the Glimmer Glass:
I love the Glimmer inks and screens I have several of the screens (though not all!) and find they are great for so many purposes I can use them with obviously the glimmer inks when I want shimmer, or spray inks for bright or spray watercolour for soft or stencil brush with inks for muted. They make great accents to scrapbook pages, altered items, backgrounds and cards, you can use them whole or just a part and on just about any surface the paint / ink will go on (though not tried them on icing I bet they would be terrific on cake too). I have added this link to the blog candy section on my blog.
8. Winner of the Embossed Glimmer Chips:
Whoo Hoo HOo - I wanna stamp like Yoo Hoo Hoo!!
I hunger to shimmer and shine. So please let the products be mine.
'Cos I just simply love them.
(And you and your constant inspiration'). Thanks Glenda and your team for the most fantastic blogs!
9. Winner of the Winter Trees Glimmer Screens:
All I'll say is 'Its Lynn's fault!!!'
I did a canvas workshop with Lynn earlier in the year and every time I see something now I think 'how would that look on a canvas?'. Well that glimmer chips would look wonderful! I can feel a winter canvas coming on in cool blues and whites and glitter and icicles and snowmen and........
10. Winner of the Vintage Ice Glimmer Screens:
Fantastic giveaway! I am trying to think how to describe how these products inspire me, but am not very erudite. But if I could take you for a walk through the art gallery that has popped into my head, you would understand immediately! Who needs a movie when I can just look at the stamps and start imagining... :D
11. Winner of the Decorative Corners Glimmer Screens:
I wish I may, I wish I might, win a little blog candy here tonight!
Just about everything is an inspiration but I especially love the stamp designs.
12. Winner of the Winter Crystals Glimmer Screens:
Lavender Rose said...
All your products are so wonderful to work with that they inspire creativity in everyone. I would love to win anything, but especially the glimmer screens as I keep wasting my glimmer mist by spritzing it onto paper and card and binning it because I don't know how to get the best from the product!
Sunday, 12 October 2008
Wow, what an amazing line up of prizes we have here! For our first Design Team Blog Candy Giveaway, we're making it a good one!
Firstly we're giving away four A4 sets of stamps:
plus four sets of Glimmer Screens:
And one of each pack of the Frosty Memories Glimmer Chips
AND a pack of the Glimmer Glass!
That's TWELVE prizes we're giving away to twelve people, so you stand a good chance of winning something.
How do you win these? Simple, just leave a comment on this post and tell us what you find inspiring about these products and why you'd like to win them.
You see this blog is pretty new in the blogosphere and we'd like word to get around, so please tell all your friends to come and take a look.
I will select the winners on FRIDAY 17TH OCTOBER 2008. Winners will be announced here on the blog and prizes sent out within one week. If you haven't been in touch with your address within a week, then we reserve the right to pass the prize on to someone else. Any problems, please get in touch using the email link in the side bar.
(Please note, this blog does not allow anonymous postings.)
Saturday, 11 October 2008
These tree stamps are just so versatile - other shapes and possibilites just jump out at you. Here I stamped one of the tree images out several times with chalk inks on smooth white cardstock and put them together to create a flower. You could give the flower more petals but I wanted you to see the simple effect. Think outside the box, you will never know where it will take you.
Monday, 6 October 2008
Stamps used: Madonna and Trees, Angel and Tree
Memories Dye inkpads - Olive, Cherry Red
Stickles glitter glues
In the next sample, I used My Mind's Eye paper to create a ready made background. As it's double sided, I used one side for the main piece and then stamped the tree on the other coordinating side. The wide strip on the left hand side and the narrow strip on the right hand side come from the same collection. I layered all the paper up and over stamped with silver embossing tinsel to pull it all together:
Stamps used: Madonna and Trees,Christmas Foliage,Christmas Reflections
My Mind's Eye paper - My Brother Collection
Black pearl gems
Saturday, 4 October 2008
So much so, that I was inspired to use it rather than throw it away and came up with the idea of making a shaker card using the window from the Glimmer Chips packaging.
It's pretty straightforward as the window already has a piece of acetate glued to the back. Here's how I made it.
Cut the packaging apart, making sure you keep the front intact.
Turn over and trim the corners off the acetate - the card is pretty thick and even with my good Tim Holtz scissors, cutting through the card and acetate together was a bit tough.
Cut the patterned part out, trimming closely so that you cut all of the words off. If you prefer, you can actually cut around just the shaped frame itself.
Build a "wall" of foam pads around the acetate window on the back, ensuring they are all touching with no gaps for your contents to escape through, but hidden behind the opening itself.
Add your contents. I put three Glimmer Chip snowflakes in (pattern facing outwards of course), plus some silver Beadazzles.
Cut a piece of Artylicious paper to fit over the window. I used a starry design from the Season's Greetings CD as the colours went perfectly. (I had also printed it double-sided for another project, which is why you can see the striped side in the photo.) Stick this over your foam pads.
At this stage, hold it over a bin or container of some sort and gently shake it around to see if you have any gaps! If you do, plug them with a bit of silicone glue and leave to dry thoroughly.
Add foam pads to the sides of the card and layer onto cream cardstock, then onto a pale aqua card. I added a couple of glitter peeloffs to finish it off.
Here's the finished card the other way up.
With hindsight, I would have gently peeled off the acetate and added my own. I checked it to see if it had been scratched by the contents before I started, but what I hadn't realised was that the acetate is slightly curved inwards and the Glimmer Chip snowflakes don't move around as much as I would like them too. Either that, or I need a slightly deeper foam pad.
Here's a card I am particularly pleased with! The fairy is stamped with black stazon onto a teal stazon covered stamp board oval that was then glimmer misted with gold and then I scratched away part of the colours to show the white. The best wishes message was stamped onto some paper from the Butterfly Bliss CD that also had the gold glimmer mist treatment. I had such fun making this card and was then in the creative mood so then made this one.
The stampboard was coloured with a pink brilliance pad swiped across it and then the unicorn was stamped with black stazon. I coloured the mane and tail with a gel pen and was pleased with the sparkly result. I laid a brass stencil over the card and then sprayed it with patina glimmer mist. This was the first time I had tried this and am pleased with the outcome. The 'WILD' is a creative acrylic attached with a couple of brads.
I made a sheet of backing paper with the small butterfly and dragonfly stamps. I stamped them on a sheet of coated paper with a multi colour inkpad and then threw some clear sparkle embossing powder over the lot before heat embossing. I attached it to the card stock with brads and then glittered the faery's wings and mounted them in the centre.
Hope you've enjoyed looking at my efforts with the new Elusive Images Stamps,
Friday, 3 October 2008
Hearth and Home is one of THE unmounted theme plates to have in your stash this winter. The candle image was stamped in a black archival ink three times onto 160g smooth white cardstock and elements were decoupaged to give a really deep candle image which was glittered with stickles. The ivy leaves were water coloured with pencils. Happy Stamping, Annette
Firstly we have the Madonna & Tree A4 themeplate
Then we have the Angel & Trees
and Christmas Reflections
On the same show you have three sets of Frosty Memories Glimmer Chips and one set of Frosty Memories Glimmer Glass
(Click on image for enlarged view).
From left to right:
Glimmer Chips Ephemera, Glimmer Glass, Glimmer Chips Stamped, Glimmer Chips embossed.
You can also see the colour charts for the three sets of Glimmer Mists that will be on the show, Moulin Rouge, Ocean Breeze and Down the Mine.
Here's an enlarged image of just a little of what you get in the Stamped Glimmer Chips pack:
These are great for people who are still a little nervous of stamping - you can get the look without the stress. Naturally, they take the Glimmer Mists beautifully, but they can be coloured with all the normal colouring materials, pens, pencils, inks, etc.
The Glimmer Glass has been coloured with mainly with glitter glue and Tinkabella Inks and held in place with Glossy Accents.
Finally, the show also features four new sets of Glimmer Screens
and here's some of the effects you can achieve with them
The show is called Winter Glimmer with Glenda and will be going out on Create and Craft regularly over the next couple of months.
Thursday, 2 October 2008
This is a very simple monochrome card that I have made for a challenge. I have used one of the Mackintosh Bauble stamps which I think looks lovely just stamped in black ink. To add a bit of interest I added a small amount of glitter glue to the rose and leaves (this dosn't show up that well in the photo). These stamps were brought out for last Christmas, but as you can see they can be used any time.
Wednesday, 1 October 2008
Step by Step:
1. Colour some white glossy card with bright coloured dye inkpads, overlapping the ink to make more colours. I tend to use a yellow or light green for the focal point.
2. Stamp the text all over the background using the same colours:
3. Stamp the solid trees in black and the finer spiral tree behind:
4. Add the Berry Sprig round the edges to make a frame. Add dotted highlights with a white pen:
5. Edge the panel with the dye inkpads, layer onto a piece of light green card and then a top fold black card. And here it is again:
Elusive Images Christmas stamps
Glossy white cardstock
Adirondack dye inkpads - Lettuce, Cranberry, Denim
Ranger Inkssentials white pen