Tuesday, 8 February 2011

And breathe......

I'm finally getting to grips with my jet lag.....yee hah as my grandaughter Millie would say.....she's in love with Jessie from Toy Story!!!! Coming back from LA and throwing yourself straight into a show is not a wise move but I love the show at Stevenage and I love going to CHA so there was no choice for me, I had to do both.

A huge thank you to all you guys that stopped by to see me at Stevenage, it's always great to show you what I've been up to lately and talking about all the new products that we have coming following my little buying trip. Thank you also to the lovely, lovely people who gave me gifts, you know who you are and I'm truly touched, so thank you muchly.

Also nice to meet so many Artsycrafters....you guys are really excited.......I think Leandra and I should have some valium at the ready and I really must remember to warn Tim what he's let himself in for......you are funny!!!

Anyways, I promised a few people that I would post some of the things that I demoed at Stevenage. I kept forgetting to take pictures and although I do have a few, they are all quite samey. In reality, they were different colours but these are all looking very green. I know that I love green but I promise you, some of these were blueish and also orangey.

I was spraying some greyboard with Rangers Colorwash and Perfect Pearl mists. I used a variety of Paperarsty and Studio 490 stamps for the backgrounds. Tissue tape was coloured with alcohol ink and wiped back for a softer coloured look. The first sample has some Paperartsy flowers stamped on Gold Nugget metal from Ten Seconds Studio and the background metal is Dark Chocolate, put through Tim Holtz brickwork embossing folder but it also has some Crafty Notions gilding flakes on it......really liking this look. I attended a retailer day at Crafty Notions with Sarah Lawrence last year where she showed this technique on cardstock and I immediately wondered how well it would work on metal......it works a dream.....I love it!!!
This one has a crown from one of the new Ten Second Studio moulds. These are in stock in the shop and will hopefully be up on the website in the next day or so.
I was able to personalise this sample for one of my customers using another of the new TSS moulds.

And another crown from the crown mould.......really liking all the crowns.....they're fabulous!

OK, that's me, I've had a break from the dreaded paperwork, I guess I had better get back to it.

24 comments:

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous samples. Like the gilded bricks a lot. Hope you will treat yourself and sleep well.
Margriet

Tracy Evans said...

Lovely samples as always, great attention to detail. Great news that the show was a success hopefully now you can pit your feet up for a while. Tracy Evans x

Kathyk said...

Woweeeee - and that's with JETLAG? Splendid samples

Kathyk

Hilda said...

Lovely to see you doing your Magic again Lin, and thank you again for my gorgeous sample, I really do treasure it. Take care and hope you enjoy a lull in your hectic schedule for a day or so!!

Helen said...

Glad to hear the jet lag is receding! These samples are amazing, and so s the one you kindly made for me. I could have stood and watched you all day - but Liverpool were playing and the game was on TV so I had a timescale to follow!
Already looking forward to Ally Pally (got the ticket already...) when I will have ALL day!!!

Chris said...

Wish I could have been there with you. But alas Canada is a long way away. Love your creations !!!
Hugs, Chris

Martina2801 said...

These are just so creative and wonderful! I truly enjoy seeing what you create, such a pleasure.

Joanne said...

You are amazing and I can't wait to meet you and see/learn more. I need to know all about working with metal.....
Joanne

Kirsten Alicia said...

They are all wonderful, I love the metal pieces.

Linda Cain said...

Love them all!!!! TFS! Wish I could have been there.

Linda

Jensters said...

Wonderful....loving it on the bricks.

JoZart said...

Wonderful samples from Stevenage. As for the jet lag, don't know how you managed!..just a tip .I can give you 20 years yet I didn't have any jet lag after CHA... I took Melatonin and was fine from day 1 home. Great to meet you there......
JoZarty x

Kathy Eddy said...

What gorgeous stuff here! I love the bricks especially and the crowns.

Loraine Arderne said...

Wow, these are absolutely stunning.

Daniele said...

what fabbie samples, I love the gilding on the bricks..hopefully you can have a rest now

Gio said...

Love love these pieces. So inspirational!

Dragon said...

Woo these are so fab Lin ... Loving the metal as always... MUST have go soon, but you not doing much in classes this year!!! Just need to have the confidence
Frankie
xx

lin said...

hi lin
thank you so much for my sample even tho hels tried to pinch it i held on tight...can't wait for artsycrafts so will see you soon

linx

jan said...

Really like the crown and the brick together!

Stampmouse said...

ANOTHER STUNNING POST LOVE IT

Rose said...

Fantastic samples. Really enjoyed your demos at Stevenage, well worth the trip. Quick question, what glue do you use to apply the gilding flakes to the metal?

Rose

Dallying Debz said...

Don't know how you manage it all!

Trish said...

Wow, I love your samples!

Von said...

What amazing samples well more than that little works of art :)
Von x