Monday, 16 October 2017

Visible Image playtime! .....


Morning!!

This is a make that I've done between art calls using the Visible Image Jellyfish set (Dare To Swim).

Had lots of fun with this one using lots of inks!!!!  I have doubled stamped the jellyfish "tails" to give you the feeling of movement through the water.

Lots of masking was involved with this one, note the extra white bubbles that have been stamped on and the white fish in the top left hand corner.  I particularly like the netting stamps and all of the weeds on this one that I've used too.

A busy card with lots going on!

Thanks for stopping by,

Leanne xxx

Saturday, 14 October 2017

Trying out the new Visible Image Stencils..........


Morning folks!

Well, Halloween is fast approaching so that means that I will be posting a couple of "spooky" makes leading up to it!

I had great fun experimenting with two of the new Visible Image stencils (Fibres and Skull Shadow) on this one accompanied by Visible Image stamps.

I have achieved the effect of the bone on the skull using my gelli plate and have ghosted in part of the face of the skull (that isn't on the stencil) to form a "full head".

It was quite hard to get the effect of the light lighting up the eye socket on the photo but I think I've got enough here for you!  I have painted the eye socket with Pebeo iridescent gold paint to give me that beautiful shine.

The back layer of moths is the waste from cutting out the stamped moth and using that waste as a stencil.

There, a glimmer of light in the skull!

Happy with this one and great fun!

Hope you like it too, it's amazing the different effects you can achieve with your gelli plate.

Thanks for stopping by today,

Leanne xxx

I will share this make with my friends on the Visible Image Facebook page:-

and on the Ink Art Designs Facebook page:-


Friday, 13 October 2017

Two samples for Hochanda with Sheena's new sparkle pens and sketchy stamps.........



Good morning!!

Today I'm sharing two more samples that I made for Sheena Douglass for her recent Hochanda shows  launching her new sparkle pens and sketchy stamps.

Lots of ink has been thrown at these two!  The first one I tried to give the perspective of peering through in to the scene and double stamped the sprigs around the outside of the "hole", added the beautiful butterfly to add depth to the art work.

The second one is using the same butterfly as in the first piece but having left one of them completely uncoloured.  

Hope you like these, thanks for stopping by today,

Leanne xxx

Thursday, 12 October 2017

Rubber Dance colour challenge entry..........


Good morning folks!

I've created this card for the current Rubber Dance colour challenge of blue, burnt sienna and grey.

Having used all Rubber Dance stamps I started with the hand anatomy stamp, reversed it with a media plate and covered both hands with masking fluid.

I used my gelli plate for the background and then stamped on the flowers and foliage. Coloured in with a mixure of aqua markers and illustrator markers.

Lastly I stamped the sentiment and mounted that and stamped and cut the butterflies and coloured those in too.

I wanted this to look as though the hands were letting go of the beautiful butterflies (I guess they could also be reaching out to the butterflies and flowers too!).

Hope you like what I've done with this challenge colour choice,





Thanks for stopping by,

Leanne xxx

I shall enter this in to the current Rubber Dance colour challenge:-

and in to the Ink Art Designs Facebook October Challenge:-




Wednesday, 11 October 2017

Katie's birthday cards...........



Good morning!

I'm sharing a couple of personal makes this morning - the two cards that I made for my daughter Katie's 17th birthday mid August.

Katie was a very lucky girl and received her first car for her birthday and yes, from the first card there, you guessed it, it was a little black mini with black wheels!!!!

The second make is the card that I made for her sister to give to her.

Both full of colour - the way that Katie's likes it!!!

She seemed very pleased with them anyway and two lovely cards to keep I think.

Thanks for stopping by,

Leanne xxx

Monday, 9 October 2017

Positive Mind...........


Good morning folks!

Well, I need to take a spoonful of my own medicine with this one I think - I've just been over ran with being so very busy over the last week or two that I think I need to keep my own mind in that "positive mind, positive vibes and positive life" status!!!!!

This was a quick make that I did between art calls and thinking positive as I always try to do, I came up with this design! Wouldn't it be nice to be laying on that hammock in the garden with nothing to do but read that book!!! Pitty the weather is turning now leaving the Summer behind us and bringing on the Autumn which in itself, brings us the beautiful colours that no other season can compare with.

Some Rubber Dance stamps have been used here along with Stamp Addicts and some Sue Wilson ivy dies.

Love a bright background and a silhouette!

Thanks for stopping by today,

Leanne xxx


Friday, 6 October 2017

Hochanda samples for Sheena Douglass....



Good morning!

I'm sharing a further two samples that I made for Sheena's launch of her new sparkle pens and sketchy stamps recently on Hochanda.

I loved working with these colours and the stamps are a joy to work with too (The new sparkle pen colours have been chosen particularly by Sheena as her favourites to work with - that's why she put her name on the box!!!).

I'll share the rest with you on Fridays over the next couple of weeks.

Have a lovely weekend,

Thanks for stopping by,
Leanne xxx