Wednesday, 14 June 2017

Do Something Creative Everyday!



I love this sentiment and crafty images in the Stampin' Up! Crafting Forever stamp set, and thought it would be perfect with the new Color Theory Designer Series Paper (DSP) from the Color Theory Suite (and yes it is called Color Theory as Stampin' Up! is an American company).  I had fun making these, so made a bunch of these cards to send crafty friends around the world!


The DSP is double sided with strips of colour, or solid ombre on one side and different sizes of crackle on the other.  I am sure that we can all see those DIY paint chips/strips that you can get as samples on the paper I have used here!  However I have also used some of the crackle design to stamp the paint pots onto and paper pieced them onto the full image, adding a little colour from the markers with a blender pen.

I really like the colour range here in this suite -  Berry Burst, Crushed Curry, Dapper Denim, Old Olive - and strangely enough even though pink is normally my go to colour for crafting and I do not particularly like yellow (probably because it is a colour I cannot wear), my favourite in these cards are the yellow ones!  Don't ask me why, as I simply do
not know! LOL! 

 
Materials used - all Stampin' Up!:
Stamp set - Crafting Forever
Designer Series Paper - Color Theory
Ink - Basic Black
Markers - Old Olive, Crushed Curry, Berry Burst, Dapper Denim, blender pen
Card - Whisper White thick card
Punch - Pretty Label punch
Embellishments - Glitter enamel dots
Other - Stampin' Trimmer, Fast Fuse, Stampin' Dimensionals

Monday, 12 June 2017

Screen Sensation Tshirt and Bag - and they match too!



Hi again!  Today I want to share a project that I am very excited about - a matching tshirt and bag that I have made using the Screen Sensation system, using the gorgeous mask screen.


I printed the fabric that I used for the bag at the Screen Sensation masterclass that I attended a few days ago - all I needed to do once I got home was to heat set the ink by ironing it for 3-4 minutes (on the back first and then the front).  I decided to wash it before using it as it had become rather creased, so I gave it a whizz around the washing
machine on a normal wash at 30 degrees.  Then a quick iron and it was all ready to be cut and made up into a bag.



Then I thought I would have a go at printing onto a tshirt, and as a few of you  had asked how I did the two colour print I thought I would make this quick video to show you.  It's my first video and voiceover - so please excuse the odd wobbly bit!


Materials Used:
Screen Sensation -  starter kit, Mask screen, red and black inks
Bag Pattern - Sally Shopper by Owl and Sewing Cat
Other - white tshirt, white Egyptian cotton fabric, Rose & Hubble red/white spotty and black/white spotty fabric

Friday, 9 June 2017

Screen Printing Workshop? Yes Please!!


Have you ever entered a competition on Facebook and thought "I'll never win" - yep me too!  But this one time, I did take the time to enter, and YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSS I did win!  A place on a Screen Sensation masterclass as well as the basic kit, some inks and a screen to get me started!  SO excited!!!

To go to the workshop meant a weekend away from home on my own, with the chance to meet some new like minded crafty friends.  Nervous - a little... Excited... much.... I was not disappointed!  I met some lovely people, all so excited to learn new crafty stuff and make friends, and had a great time "playing" with lots of Screen Sensation goodies! Oh - and there may have been the opportunity to do a bit of crafty goodness shopping in some of the local craft stores... (why don't we have any of those near where I live?!)

The masterclass was run by Wendy Hunter, the brand ambassador for Screen Sensation (lots of her amazing artwork has also been on Create and Craft and the packaging of the fabulous screens - so if you love the lion on the "Pride" screen and have seen some coloured images - yes that is Wendy's work!  Isn't she amazing!!!)


We also had a little treat -  the lovely Hels Sheridan coming along to join in - if you have been watching the Screen Sensation shows on Create and Craft you will have seen her, Sarah Payne and some other lovely crafters demoing.  She is just as lovely, and probably even funnier in real life - and don't you just love it when us crafters get excited about products, get together and just want to share what we love!  Oh and I still want to meet the lovely Sarah Payne so that we can share our love of anything fabric!!!

Anyway, it looks like I have rambled on enough, and still not shown you much of what I printed at the workshop, so enjoy the photos, and please get in touch if you have any questions about the Screen Sensation system - it really is easy and fun to use!! 

I have a few bits n bobs from the class that I will be using in future projects, as well as taking some time to try some new things and sharing projects with you.  Also hoping to share a video or two, so please watch this space!

Please do let me know what you think of the projects I am sharing with you, and also what you would like to see.

So, for today... happy crafting!!!
Mandy x