Thursday, 18 January 2018

Serenity - for Lindy's

Hello Lindy's Tribe! I am thrilled to be back with you for another term with Lindy's! Today's project will feature some of the Original Magicals, Magical Shakers and Embossing powder.


To start, I have heat embossed an artistic lotus stamp onto a piece of 300gsm hotpressed watercolor paper using Lindy's awesome Caesar's Gold Embossing Powder.


Then I have mixed my Magicals on a palette with a generous amount of water.  Remember that these little pots are potent and you only need a tiny bit of the powder.  Today I have chosen Tibetan poppy teal (from the Autumn Leaves Magical Set), Luscious Lime (from the Caribbean Cruise Flat Magical Set) and the Guten Tag Teal Magical Shaker.


I have used a 'wet on wet' technique to add color to the lotus, this simply means I have added water to the paper first to wet the surface, then I am adding the color to the wet paper, hence the term 'wet on wet'.


You can see below that the color mixes with the water that was placed down on the paper first, this allows us to easily remove some of the color from the paper and we get a really soft light color as the result. You can use a little paper towel to absorb some of the water and color back up from the paper or dry off your brush on the paper towel and use the brush to absorb the color back up. For these background leaves I have used the lightest color, Luscious Lime.


For the leaves in the foreground, I have used the darkest color on the bottom, which was a mix of both the Tibetan Poppy Teal and the Guten Tag Teal, and the top of the leaves is coloured using the Luscious Lime. I have a generous puddle of water on the leaf for the colors to mix and bleed into each other. The embossing powder acts as a bit of a well, keeping the water inside the leaf shape.


Once I am happy with the gradient from light to dark, I absorb up the excess water and dry off with the heat tool, And using a very water laden brush, drag a very little amount of the color underneath the lotus to give some shadowing effect.


To finish off, flick a small amount of the color above the lotus and add some sequins, enamel accents and glitter and mount onto some black card.


Lindy's Products used: Tibetan poppy teal (from the Autumn Leaves Magical Set), Luscious Lime (from the Caribbean Cruise Flat Magical Set), Guten Tag Teal Magical Shaker and Caesar's Gold Embossing Powder
Other Products: Watercolor paper, Versamark Ink, Sequins, stickles, enamel accents, black cardstock, stamp.


Thanks for dropping by and have a Magical Day xx

Tuesday, 2 January 2018

Lindy’s 2018 Design Team Welcome Hop

Come and join the Lindy’s 2018 DT Welcome Hop. Hello creative people!  I am so thrilled to be back for another term with Lindy's and I can’t wait to introduce you to all the new DT members!!! To join the hop, please visit all the Designers blogs and leave a little love, (it’s such a big team that we are giving you a few days to do this) you might also want to check out their Facebook and Instagram accounts for a peek at some fabulous art.
On Day ONE of the hop, Lindy’s will introduce the new Ambassadors, on Day TWO Lindy’s will introduce the Video Designers and on Day Three Lindy’s will introduce the new Photo Designers!

These are some of the projects I have created using beautiful products from Lindy’s ...

Hop starts on 2nd January 2018 and finishes at midnight 6th January. Please visit each team member's Facebook, blog and Instagram to see their amazing art and leave a little love to welcome them to the Lindy's Gang!
Go into the PRIZE draws by:
Prizes will be drawn randomly and include:
  • 1 x $50 Lindy's Gift Voucher for a lucky Instagram follower
  • 1 x $50 Lindy's Gift Voucher for a lucky FaceBook follower
  • 2 x $25 Lindy's Gift Vouchers for two lucky Blog followers
Prize winners will be announced on the 9th Jan!!!!!

Hop Order

Day One: Lindy's Ambassadors

Our Ambassadors are our CHEER SQUAD you can take an in-person class with any of our amazing Ambassadors, please contact them for details:

Day Two: Video Design Team

Our Video Designers are our TEACHERS and will be giving you all mini-classes online, one project at a time:

Day Three: Photo Design Team

Our Photo Designers are our INSPIRATION and they will be showing you how beautiful Lindy's look and inspiring you to create:
FINISH @ Lindy’s Creative Gang:
... Phew, Such a huge team with so much talent, Lindy's will be your one stop blog and shop for all you creatives this year! Good Luck and have a Magical day x

Monday, 1 January 2018

January Color Challenge For Lindy's

Hello! I hope you have all had a fabulous holiday season and are ready to jump back into your craft room and get crafting!  Hands up all those who got some Lindy's for Christmas or perhaps a little bit of cash to spend on some yummy new craft supplies??!? The January Color Challenge palette is totally FABULOUS!! I could play with these colors all day!  Here is a project I have created using the gorgeous January colors!

Using a mix of sprays and embossing powders, I just love how this anchor looks :)

Remember to pop over to the Lindy's blog to see what the other girls have made with this palette.

You can find all the Lindy's Products here :)

Thanks for dropping by and have a magical day xx