Using blues

Morning Lovelies, I hope you are all ok ? 
Today I wanted to share with you a card I made using a tutorial from the Spectrum Noir Blog which can be found here 
I have used a beautiful image by Art by Miran called Rainy Day
I went for a simple layout because i think it is such a pretty image that not much else is needed. 
I have of course colored her using my Spectrum Noir Pens. 
I hope you like her, make sure you check the  tutorial out, it is a good one for people looking too use their blues more. 
I hope you like her 🙂 

Items used- 
Spectrum Noir pens- 
Skin-FS2,FS3,FS4,FS9, TN4 AND LV2 
Hair- BG4,BG5,IG9,True Black 
Eyes- DG4, DG2
Jumper – TB1,TB2,TB3, TB9 
Misc- IG3,IG2,IG1, Ib1,GT2
Image is Rainy Day 
Papers are Carte Bella Hello Again 
Card is Papermilldirect 
Brad is MME 
Enamel Dots are 3D Enamel Gel from Globecraft & Piccolo. 
Happy Crafting 

Globecraft & Piccolo…adding texture

Morning everyone, Tuesday which means Globecraft & Piccolo day from me. 
I wanted to show you today a pendant I have made that is slightly different…
I have used Royal Sterling Embossing Enamel and given 4 thick layers into a Teardrop bezel. Whilst it looked beautiful without me doing anything else i wanted to add some more texture, so whilst the immediately after heating the powder on the last coat I used a script rubber stamp…**PLEASE NOTE** do NOT use any other stamp other than rubber otherwise you risk damaging your stamp…Leave the stamp until the enamel has cooled and then slowly remove….and you then have some beautiful texture. 
 You can just see a hint of blue here, that is because i used some 3D enamel gel in Turquoise  and “buffed” over the surface with it, because the surface was so textured you find the gel sticks in certain areas…it is a lovely effect. I also rubbed some gilding wax in some areas and then finished off with a nice thick layer of Glastique Finishing Glaze  

 This picture shows all the different colours, texture and glaze perfectly. This technique can be used with so many different stamps….and it fun too 🙂 
Happy crafting 

Globecraft & Piccolo Key chain

Morning everyone it is Tuesday which means Globecraft & Piccolo  day from me. 
Mothers day & spring are nearly upon us here in the UK, and when I saw Floral Eggs in the new release I had the perfect idea for them, I decided to make a nice keyring…here is how I did it…
I one of the Acrylic Oval Charms & two of the pansy Floral Eggs

I gave both the eggs two coats of Copper Kettle Embossing Enamel, once I did that I stuck them onto heatproof acetate, the eggs are going to go back to back, so make sure you stick the acetate onto the correct side.  

I then cut around the eggs so they now have a acetate backing. 

Using my Spectrum Noir pens I coloured the flowers & leafs, I did this from the back. 

I then removed the protective film from the Acrylic Oval Charms and glued an egg to each side, making sure they line up. 

I then gave the Oval a coating of Turquoise 3D enamel gel, allowing each side plenty of time to dry. 

Once dry I took some fine sandpaper and “roughed” up the Enamel gel..I wanted this to have an aged look, if you do not want this then ship the next few steps…I then used some Distress stain and rubbed over the gel, wiping off the excess. 
I then used some Gilding Wax around the edges.

Each side was then given a layer of UV Resin to give extra protection and had a key chain added . 
And there you go, a lovely floral key chain. 
Items used- 
Distress Stain 
Gilding Wax 
Spectrum Noir Pens 
Happy crafting 

Globecraft & Piccolo Canvas

Morning everyone, it is Tuesday which means some Globecraft & Piccolo inspiration from me. 
I have been creating with some of the new release this week, and have created a mini canvas. 
This was so fun to do. I coloured the canvas using Distress inks and then stamped along the bottom using Tall Grassy Flowers Stamp, i then dabbed adhesive fluid across the grasses and sprinkled a mix of Mermaid Tears Embossing enamel & Aged White across and heat set, I then took two of the new 3D Enamel Gels  and randomly dotted them to give them the look of flowers. 
The birds are from the Lil flowers, Leaves, Birds & Bows set and I have given them two coatings of UTEE in White and then rubbed some gold wax over them. 
The sun is from one of the new Piccolo Sets, Spring Accents, I did something slightly different with the sun.I cut it so it would fit in the corner  & then used my black Spectrum Noir and Coloured it so it was all black (including the edges), I then gave it a thin layer of 3D Enamel Gel In Daffodil Pearl, whilst it was still wet I sprinkled some Aged White over it and heat set, I then took the 3D Enamel Gel In Daffodil Pearl and put another layer on and waited 5-10 mins before wiping some of the gel away…I really love effect this has given and will certainly be using it more in the future. 
I hope you like my mini canvas, don’t forget to check back each day for some wonderful creations from the rest of the fab team. 
Items used- 
Mini Canvas
Distress Inks

Globecraft & Piccolo Enamel Dots.

Hiya all, I  hope you all had fun with the giveaway over at the blog …don’t forget to stop by the Facebook Page to keep up to date with all the latest news…and trust me there is some AMAZING products coming so you will want to keep up to date. 
On to this weeks make from me. Now I am sure there is lots of you, who like me love Enamel dots, they look great on everything don’t they ? 
Just look at how they bring this card to life. 
Now what if I told you that you can make them yourself, to any size or shape you want ? 
Well with 3D Enamel Gel you can !!!! and the best bit is….its so easy ! and works out so much cheaper than the premade ones. 
All you need to do is get yourself a craft sheet/Teflon sheet 
and let your imagination run wild, you can create dots like I have here…..
Or you can create hearts, write words or even make enamel swirls ! I always leave mind to dry overnight just to make sure they are completely dry, then I curl the craft sheet and peel them away. 
You can even do a batch lot (which is what I do) and store them for future use. 
Here is a little close up of them on the card….
How ace are they ? and just think of everything you can create ! 
I have used the following Enamel Gels- 
I hope I have inspired you, we would love to see what you create with the 3D Enamel Gels. 
Happy Crafting x