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Wednesday 24 April 2013

Stamping on fabric (posted by Claire)

Good morning, Claire here with another sample using the gorgeous new stamps launched this month. For this card I've used stamps from 'Indian Elephant'.

I began by creating a frame from black card with a border punch. I stamped the flower with versamark and embossed with gold embossing powder. Inside the frame I used a piece of card covered with layers of chiffon, I used a pokey tool to fray the layers to add a little interest. I used the same stamp but this time I used gold stazon, I stamped the smaller motif with black stazon. I wasn't sure if the stazon would work but I didn't have any fabric ink pads so I just had a play and I was really pleased with the effect.

The topper is a stampboard ATC, I created the background with clayboard inks and embossed the delicate image with black embossing powder.

To finish off I added a little ribbon and a gold metal corner from my stash.

Thanks for popping by today, I hope you're enjoying all the inspiration from my teamies
Claire xx

Tuesday 23 April 2013

An Indian Theme Tag by Debbie

I love the colours that the girls on the DT have been inspired to put together for the cards using the Indian Elephants and Textiles. The colours and combinations remind me of beautiful Sari Fabrics. For my tag I coloured with Seedless Presevre and Spiced Marmalade Distress Ink and then ran through the cuttlebug, leaving the bottom out of the damask folder. I then stamped the beautiful border and embossed with black powder. The peacock was coloured with the distress inks and and I made three to decoupage. The embellishment was a great find, a cheap necklace that I've started to dismantle. Thank you for visiting, Debbie

Monday 22 April 2013

Magical Tree & Indian Elephant (by Shirley)

Hello everyone, I hope you are doing well.

I have two card designs today using Indian Elephant.  We've had so much fun with the gorgeous Indian theme designs.

In this first design I used the 'magical' flower tree along with a leaf from the Tangled Garden set.  

I coloured the main image & leaves with Prisma Pencils and added glitter, rhinestones & a large 'gem'.   I edged the mats with a gold leaf pen.

Spellbinder Die - S5-926 Labels 20
Cuttle Bug Embossing Folder - Acanthus

And on this next card below I used the Elephant from the Indian Elephant set. 

The background is the beautiful design from the printable download - Leafy Brocade.      Using the colours of the background as my guide, I coloured the image with Prisma Pencils.  I blended a little Distress Ink around the parameter matching the green in the corner of the printed paper.    Again I added glitter, rhinestones & a large 'gem' charm.

Spellbinder Die - S4-383 Marvelous Squares

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day.

Friday 19 April 2013

Sanskrit Proverb by Glenda

This simple card features stamps from Indian Textiles and the saying is from Live Out Loud.  
The proverb really means a lot to me - you can read more about this card over on my own blog,

I've been trying to get into the habit of blogging about our Stamp of the Week on a Friday, but the last few weeks have been a bit of a struggle to fit it in.  So I've decided that instead of writing a whole blog post about it, I will simply put a link in the sidebar.  You should be able to see it there on the right.  It's at the top now, but I will probably move it down a bit, so don't forget to check in on a Friday to see what is on offer each week.

More Indian creations by Miranda

Hi there,

I am back with a few more Indian inspirations to share with you! I've made this one using very light Distress colours and overstamped it with pieces of the leafy Brocade background, such a great background stamp. The main image is created with blending distress inks and some water spatters. I've added the corner swirl from the 'Butterfly dreams' and embossed with WOW sparkle gold. I've used both Indian sheets here.

and a 2nd one.....for the main image the Taj Mahal is embossed with WOW silver pearl and partially embossed with WOW silver holographic. The background was stamped with dark blue and the images will repeat also in the main image. I've added some white highlights with pencil.
There will be lots of inspirational artwork here to see of all the talented design team members, so keep you eyes on this blog!

till next time and have a nice day,

Thursday 18 April 2013

Indian Gold (posted by Claire)

Good morning folks, Claire here with a quick card made using the gorgeous new stamps, Indian Textiles

I've stamped the lace and the large Taj Mahal silhouette and gilded them, created a border around the edge with more gilding flakes adhered to red line tape. The background was made with the large ornate flower from the same set, again gilded. 
I do hope you're enjoying all the inspiration from my talented team mates, 
Thanks for popping by, 
Claire xx

Wednesday 17 April 2013

Indian Elephants having fun by Debbie

I love that the Elephants come as a facing pair on the Indian Elephant stamps sheet. I started my card by stamping the elephants onto grey card and embossing with white powder then coloured with gel pens. The background was made with distress inks of various colours and paper to mask for the mountains, water and the sun. I love to watch nature programmes showing elephants spraying themselves with water and hunted around in my stash of stamps to find a stamp that resembled water splashes. My eureka moment was finding little dots that are with the trees from Glade Design a Tree. I stamped them with blues and white to give the look of water being sprayed. Thanks for stopping by Debbie

Tuesday 16 April 2013

Henna hands and Indian elephants by Miranda

Hello there,
Some more Indian themed cards, they are so inspirational to use! Here is one I've made with a template which I've made using a picture of a hand. When I first saw those stamps the first thought was to create a hand with that lovely 'Henna painted' design. There are lots of images to find on Pinterest. The Indian flowers are stamped with black and coloured with pencils and white gelly pen. On the background you can also see the Leafy Brocade background which is lift out of the background with a water sprayed stamp. Along the edges some gold embossed elements. The nails are accentuated with glossy accents.
The 2nd one is done using those lovely elephants....... an acrylic bloc technique with distress inks and I did use again the leafy Brocade background here. The elephants are embossed with WOW gold and coloured with waterbased markers on aquarel paper. Just added some tassels and a buddha charm. I've used the DI's
Picked Raspberry/Seedless Preserves/Salty ocean/Riped Persimmon.

Well this was my contribution for today,
get out your colours and play.......
till next time and thanks for your lovely comments,

Monday 15 April 2013

Mandala Design (by Shirley)

Hello everyone, I hope you had a great weekend.

I have a Mandala style design today created by using images from the beautiful Indian Textiles set. While this isn't as symmetrical as I wanted, it is bright & again I fun with these fabulous stamps.

I created the background by spraying Pink Dylusions Ink, spritzed with water & blotted.  I blended Peacock Feathers Distress Ink around the parameter once it was dry.    I stamped the main image four times with black Stazon ink & the small flower with Picked Raspberry Distress Ink between the main images.  (click the photo to enlarge to see detail)

I bleached the main images and then coloured with Dylusion inks using a fine point water barrel brush.  I spent some time with black pigment & white Gellyroll pens to highlight.  I found the outlining relaxing & meditative which creating Mandalas should be.     I edged the background with a Gold Leaf pen.  I added lots of rhinestones and the metal center piece to finish the design.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Saturday 13 April 2013

Proud as a peacok (posted by Claire)

Good morning, Claire here with a card featuring the beautiful peacock from Indian Textiles, you can find them here with the other gorgeous new stamps available

I began by making an inky background using distress inks (peacock feathers, picked raspberry and mowed lawn) spritzed with perfect pearls and once the inks were dry I over stamped with the large ornate flower using gold stazon, it doesn't show up too well in the photo unfortunately. I then stamped the Taj Mahal silhouette with versamark and embossed with WOW gold EP.

The peacock image was coloured with Graph'It markers and promarkers and die cut with spellbinders .

I've added a gold die cut to frame the peacock and some ribbon and a peacock charm from my stash.

Have a good weekend and thanks for visiting today
Claire xx

Thursday 11 April 2013

Reflections of India (posted by Elaine)

I am loving working with these Indian themed stamps and working with silhouettes is one of my favourite techniques, especially when combined with ink shading as I have done here. This card uses the Taj Mahal image from the Indian Textiles stamp set. I wanted to create a feeling of peace and tranquility and the sun setting over water.

I started by stamping my image in Cobalt Blue Archival ink. I added the reflection by stamping into acetate and laying it ink side down under the original stamped image to transfer the ink and make the reflection. I then masked the sun using two circles die cut out of Eclipse tape. I masked off the top of the card above the horizon first using post it notes and then added pink, lilac and pale blue dye inks inks and added hills using a torn piece of paper and Eggplant ink. All my ink shading is done using Cut and Dry foam, working to build layer on layer of ink and depth and range of colour. Once the sky was complete, I moved the masking and then inked below with shades of turquoise and blue and added the reflection of the hill with more Eggplant ink. I added some touches of darker blue here and there in the water to get a more watery effect. I stamped the water lillies from the Lily Pad clear stamp set and added birds from the Landscape Edges set. I added colour to the lilies with Prisma coloured pencils. I finished with a lattice work die cut border which made me think of looking out of a window in a ancient building with pierced stonework.

I am sure you will be enjoying the work of all my DT colleagues this month, there are some delicious designs coming your way inspired by these great new stamps.


Wednesday 10 April 2013

Colored Indian Elephant

More amazing new rubber stamps from Chocolate Baroque!  These images have an Indian flavor, are so very detailed and fun to color!  You'll love them!

I used two stamps from the Indian Elephant set, shown below.  The card is 6" by 5 1/2" big.  Aren't these amazing?!

I know you'll love these, and they are so versatile!  Order yours now!

Tuesday 9 April 2013

Indian Design with Mixed Media (by Shirley)

Hello everyone,   I hope you are doing well.

I have another card today using the new Indian designs which I had fun creating with mixed media.  

I started with a sheet printed from the new Leafy Brocade printable.    You can't see it too well in this design as I've added layers of media, but it shows through.

The flower & small border are from Indian Textiles, the small Taj Mahal Silhouette stamp is from Indian Elephant and "Bliss" is from Artistic Affirmations.   If you would like to read the steps I took to create this design, they are included in my blog post here.

Please keep checking here as my talented team mates have lots of beautiful designs to share!

Thanks for stopping by and have a fabulous day!

Monday 8 April 2013

Indian stamps by Miranda......get inspired

Hello there,
Today I will show you some cards with the new gorgeous Indian stamps! There are two new sheets, the Indian textiles and the Indian Elephant. These stamps challenge you to use lots of colour, embellishments and gemstones........ I've been making a sort of inspirational journal using pictures of Pinterest so I can look now and then and see different colour combinations which inspire me.

Again, because it's one of my favorite techniques. I've made a background with the acrylic bloc technique and Distress inks using Mustard Seed,Picked Raspberry, Ripe Persimmon, Salty ocean and a bit Chipped Saffire. I've stamped with several Memento inks and coloured with Prisma pencils adding white highlights.
The main image is embossed with WOW white pearl. Of course a lot gemstones to complete this exotic picture.

Hope to have inspired you ! And be happy to see you next time,

Sunday 7 April 2013

Indian inspired jewellery box (posted by Judith)

Hi Folks, here's another sample using the Indian Textiles rubber stamp sheet, and the Indian Elephant rubber stamp sheet.

I have covered a 6" x 6" box with panels of card which I coloured with Distress Ink and then stamped with various designs from the stamp sheets, using Cobalt Archival Ink. The top section of the box is a large piece of Stampbord, which I have coloured with inks as before, and then used the Leafy Brocade Big Bold Background stamp.

I then took a piece of mountboard cut into the shape of an oval, and covered it with UTEE before stamping into it with another Indian stamp.

Keep checking back fror more great samples from my Team mates, thanks for stopping by, Judith xx

Saturday 6 April 2013

Indian Sunset (posted by Claire)

Good morning, Claire here with another card featuring the beautiful new Indian Textiles stamps, you can find them here. I wanted to create a brayered sunset scene so I set to with my Memento inks and brayer:

Memento inks are perfect for brayering and the colours are beautiful and clear, they blend beautifully too. For this project I used Dandelion, Canteloupe, Tangelo  and Ladybug for the sky. I tore some copy paper to create a mask for the hills and used Lilac Posies, Sweet Plum and Paris Dusk. I then brayered a little Paris Dusk all around the edges. I stamped the large Taj Mahal Silhouette with Memento Tuxedo Black and added some white highlights with an inksentials pen. I also stamped a few trees on top of the highest hill with a stamp from Terrific Treescapes

I've used a backing paper from the Leafy Brocade downloads and added some black organza ribbon and a little paper flower.

Have a good weekend and thanks for popping by
Claire xx

Friday 5 April 2013

Stamp of the Week

I've been fighting with technology this week. It seems to have been one of those weeks where lots of little things just don't work right and before you know it, vast amounts of time have disappeared with nothing but a slightly dented keyboard to show for it!

So I'm a little late letting you know about this week's Stamp of the Week, but again, we're being rather generous with four stamp sets to choose from and a super duper multibuy on all four.

It's time to think about hopping over the channel (or Atlantic perhaps) and paying a leetle vizeet to la Belle France.  Yes, this week it's our Paris series that is on special offer.

Here are the four stamp sets and don't forget to check out the multi-buy as well.

Here's a great card made by DT member Debbie - clever use of masking and brayering.

Have a great weekend!

Tuesday 2 April 2013

Indian Designs with Zingy colours (by Shirley)

Hello everyone !  I hope you enjoyed the long weekend.

We've been having so much fun creating with the two new sets -  Indian Textiles and Indian Elephant, which inspire the use of vibrant colours & lots of bling!

Today I'm showing my first two designs using these gorgeous new stamps that feature the Peacock image. 

I created the background with Orange Dylusions ink and also blended Spiced Marmalade Distress Ink over a TCW Mini Solace Stencil.    The background images are from Indian Elephant which I stamped with black Stazon Ink.  I bleached the colour from the images & painted with my Tombow markers using a brush & water.  I also highlighted with a white Gellyroll pen.

I painted the Peacock from Indian Textiles with my Tombow markers, cut him out and attached as shown.    I used Spellbinder Majestic Elements S4-383 for the die cuts.    I added glitter, rhinestones & liquid pearls for accents.

This second design while still vibrant is more subdued in colour.

I used Peacock Feathers (Turquoise) Distress Ink using the Acrylic block technique to create the background.   I stamped the decorative textile image from Indian Textiles and a flower from Indian Elephant with black ink.  I coloured the flowers with my Prisma pencils and painted the peacock with Tombow markers.  I used gold UTEE around the edge.  Next, lots of bling & feathers are added!

These two stamp sets give you so many creative possibilities.   Please keep checking here as my talented team mates have gorgeous designs to show you.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Monday 1 April 2013

Indian Sunrise (posted by Judith)

Hi Folks, I have a sample to show you using the new Indian Textiles rubber stamp sheet and the Indian Elephant rubber stamp sheet.

I have created a scene by first stamping and embossing the building with white embossing powder. I wanted to evoke a feeling of the Taj Mahal. I then used a paper mask to cover first the bottom of the page, and then the top, as I used various inks to colour the background. I stamped the tree from Landscape Edges clear stamp set along the horizon, and added some flowers from the Floral Edges clear stamp set in the foreground.

I coloured the elephants with Distress Markers before cutting them out and attaching them to the scene.

Keep popping back to see what my Team mates have got in store for you over the coming days. They have some fabulous designs to inspire you with these great new stamps. Thanks for stopping by, Judith xx