Tuesday, 28 February 2017

Hello and welcome to Day 3 of My Leonie Pujol Sneak Peeks  and it's all getting very exciting now as the Launch on Hochanda draws closer. Leonie will be Launching her wonderful new collection on Thursday 2nd at 8 pm, please dont miss it. There are also new and exciting  live shows with the products on Friday at 9 am, 12 Noon, 4 pm and the Final Call at 7 pm.

I hope you are enjoying the little snippets I am sharing. Take care and Happy Crafting.xxx

Monday, 27 February 2017

Leonie Sneak Peaks Day 2

Morning. Welcome to day Two. Another Sneak Peak of a sample card I have made for the  Hochanda launch of Dies, Stamps and Embossing folders By Leonie. A really wonderful collection is heading your way on Thursday 2nd at 8 pm on Hochanda with more exciting shows on Friday 3rd at 9 am, 12 Noon, 4 pm and The Final Call at 7 pm. This superb collection has something for everybody no matter what style of crafting. Please don't miss these shows.

Take care and Happy Crafting.xxx

Sunday, 26 February 2017

Hello. The countdown has begun for the launch of Leonie's brand new collection of Dies, Stencils and Stamps. Despite all the hiccups over here I have managed to complete some samples for the show, over the next few days I will be sharing some Sneaky Peeks, that's all I can do for now. I promise to share them all along with step by steps following the launch show on Hochanda. Leonie will be launching this fantastic collection on Thursday 2nd March at 8 pm, dont miss it. There will be shows throughout Friday 3rd at 9 am, 12 Noon, 4 pm and last chance at 7 pm.

Thank you ever so much for all of your support over such a miserable time, I will share on here for those of you who dont use Facebook. Take care and Happy Crafting.

Sunday, 19 February 2017

Powertex, The finished Journal Cover

Hi, Time to share my finished Journal cover. The blank Journal was brought to Hochanda a few weeks ago by Neil Burley and That's Crafty, I have used the larger A4 size here. I have a large Powertex project that I was preparing, but need the weather to warm up, I also thought it might be better to start with a smaller piece. I am really pleased with the results. The photos have not shown it as well as I had hoped, so with this I have included a selection of close ups, so I hope they will help.

To begin with I collected everything together that I was going to use, that way it's not messy at all. Lots of different textures. Here are some Oak Leaves, leaves from my Coconut Palm, these are really interesting. I've also used some Spider Web, Crochet Lace along with lots of scraps of fabric. I collect old coins, so I wanted to include some of those as well.

In addition I used some die cuts for the lettering, these were cut multiple times and layered using Cosmic Shimmer glue.I did the same with some waste circles from Sheena's Time Traveller Collection, (I never throw anything away) these formed the screw heads on the cartouche. The plaque was made from a small spellbinder die which I cut 5 times and layered using the glue to give the thicker look I wanted. Queen Victoria's portrait was moulded from an 1897 Jubilee medal and then filling the mould with paper clay. I took all of the elements and made an initial layout before using my Bronze Powertex.

The scrap fabric roses were made using the same technique, I showed in an earlier video. This time the fabric was soaked in Powertex so no glue was need as it sticks to itself. Once the Powertex was dry, I added some Sand Texture Paste from DecoArt to some areas of the cover.

I wanted the finished piece to look like a sheet of Iron with aged copper embellishments fixed to it. I decided to add some of the Rusty Powder in the areas that would naturally rust. I mixed the Rusty Powder with bronze Powertex along with a little Titanium White to lighten it a little as the Rusty Powder is best used with the lighter Powertex colours.

To finish the project, I dry brushed using Turquoise Powercolor and Colorticx Copper Pigment both mixed with the Powertex easy varnish.

Thank you so much to you all, I hope you have enjoyed this step by step and the finished Journal cover. Take care and Happy Crafting.xxx

Friday, 17 February 2017

My Powertex Project

Morning. I have been doing a little bit of clearing up and was so pleased to find my Powertex wasn't spoilt. I have loved the shows with Powertex on Hochanda, I would really recommend trying it, it's wonderful to work with and doesn't have to be messy. I decided to make a cover for my Art Journal. The journal is from Thats Crafty and was showcased on Hochanda with Neil Burley. I thought I would share part one with you today.

I have used a collection of bits and bobs and will share more details of exactly what I have used along with the finished piece. I hope you like it so far.Take care and Happy Crafting.xxx

Thursday, 9 February 2017

Leonie's One Day Special Samples

I'm very happy to be able to share a post with you today at last. I know it's been a long time but most of you will know why. Well, I hope you got to see The One Day Special on Hochanda last night with Leonie. There are some amazing deals to be had, there has already been a sell out so dont leave it too long. There are more shows today at 9 am, 12 pm, 4 pm and Final Call at 7 pm Tonight.

I'd forgotten a lot of the samples I had made with these wonderful products, there are step by steps for all of them in my previous posts from April on wards, please take a look, if there are any that you would like me to re post please leave a message.

I am sharing some of the cards, but there are no step by steps for these on the blog. I will try and get some descriptions down for you.

The blog will be up and running as normal from the Start of March, until then I will add posts as and when I am able to.

Take care all and thank you for all of your messages of support and your patience. Happy Crafting.