Friday, 14 June 2013

A little Bit Of Sheena Christmas

Evening folks. I hope your week has gone well. It's been a bit of a blur in The Craft Garden of Christmas samples one minute and birthday scrapbooks for my MIL the next!!!! No wonder my poor blog gets sadly neglected these days!!

Anyway, it's time to unveil the first of my Sheena samples. It's very strange doing Christmas in June but I must say with these new stamps it's been a pleasure to get in the festive mood. They will be launched on C&C on Wednesday 19th at 11am and 3pm as current schedules stand and in total Sheena has 6 new stamp plates, all very different from each other but all equally gorgeous.

This first one is great to work with. It's a large image and can be used in so many ways. My fellow Inkoid, Linda even turned it into a lovely Summer scene. Anyway, here is my winter version.

I used distress inks for the sky and then painted the image with H20's before stamping all around the edge with the snow storm stamp that's on the same plate and embossing with silver WOW powder.

I loved making this second one and it turned into such a big image I had to make a card to fit it!!!! Talk about getting carried away.

I treated it like the collage I did a while ago with the abbey arches stamp. The image was bleached out of the distress inks with water before being over sprayed with the gold pourables that had been decanted into a mini mister. I then stamped the snow storm all over with white acrylic paint  and the ivy corners were gold embossed and painted with green H20's.

It really had a lovely sparkle to it.

Well, that's me for today so thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a lovely weekend whatever you are up too.


Astrid Maclean said...

Oh wow, they are so beautiful! Totally love the colours you have used and such gorgeous stamps!!!

Clarky J said...

these are beautiful Lisa x Gorgeous stamps and I just adore that cosy sentiment xx

Gay Peplow said...

Oh definitely gorgeous cards Lisa, I love the Christmas coziness! Great stamping and wonderful colouring too! Thank you for your kind welcome back :D It's a good job you were around to rescue your daughter's card, I'm sure in the future it will be cherished by even the most indifferent chap! Hindsight is a wonderful thing;-D
I hope you have a wonderful weekend, how's that pretty garden coming on? Hugs Gay x

Paula Jane Atkinson said...

Gorgeous stamps, love how you have used them too.

Hettie said...

Oh Wow Lisa! These are both stunning. Love all the texture and colours you have used!
As for C, in less than a week it will be mid-summer and so downhill to C!!

Mrs.B said...

Hi Lisa, Love these cards, and two totally different looks!
Just had a catch up and the flowers look amazing.
(We stayed in Gardone - small, but a perfect base for exploring the bottom half of the lake - so beautiful)
Hugs, Avril xx

Diane said...

These are both sooo gorgeous, Lisa but I have to confess that my absolute fave is the second one - awesome!
Diane x

JoZart said...

I recoiled at the thought of the C word but when I opened my eyes I saw how beautiful they are so I'll let you off and just say Happy Summer!
Back from Germany with my jaunt with Flat Susan and missing my family already but it was really good to see how well they are. Next trip Sept for the baby's arrival(it's brought forward) so I'm realxing for Summer, if it ever arrives!
Thank you so much for your lovely ATC for WOYWW4. Very apt and beautifully made.
Jo x

Artyjen said...

Gorgeous cards Lisa ;) Lurve the beautiful moon one very much.
xoxo Sioux

Fiona C said...

Gorgeous Lisa - I particularly like the second card xx

Kath said...

Lisa, stunning cards i'm looking forward to the shows Wednesday not only to see Sheena's ideas but what you and your fellow Inkoids have created. As much as i'd love to do a workshop with Sheena, i'd love a day with all of the Inkoids Take care Kath x

Beryl said...

Gorgeous cards Lisa. I was on a dance weekend in Southport when this was posted. Have recorded the programmes but not had a chance to watch them yet. Still, they'll be there for when the weather turns (ha ha) and I get down the Christmas cards myself.
Beryl xx