Tuesday 19 April 2016

Pattern building - this is how!!

Eeeeekkk....thank you to everyone who has tuned in to the ODS shows, I'm so chuft my first range has gone down so well. Phew.

As promised, I'm going to do posts to show different ways of using the stamps and stencils, and to give you an idea of the concept.

So, here's where we start:

I spray the mask with low tack adhesive - this is from crafters companion. This is then stuck to the card, I'm using Sheena's stamping card.

Next, ink over the top of the mask. Use any ink. It doesn't matter if you haven't mastered blending - this technique is really forgiving.

Start to build your pattern. I love this. I think about where I want my images. So, above, I have clustered my flowers together, with a couple of random ones. Israel over the masks - this will emphasis the white space when we remove the mask.

I've added the second stamp. I love this as even though it's just a swirl pattern, it still looks quite organic used with the flower. I've angled it so it's shooting out from the mask, and I've used the mask so I do not see the end of the stamp.

Next I've added just a crew hearts. This stamp is a droplet design, which I've stamped so they are coming from the mask or one of the tendrils

Next, quite a geometric design. This stamp sits inside itself really well - just change the angle to create different patterns. Bear in mind the mask will be removed, so you will not see the whole stamped image

Swirls. This is a good fill in stamp, and everyone needs a swirl in their life!

Next I've stamped just one heart, and a couple of leaves. These are now filling in spaces and extending the image - and are great finishing touches

The best bit - remove the mask. See how the white space now pops and the word is accented with your wonderful pattern! And everytime it can be different!

To finish, I've just coloured in a little. You can get carried away, but I was happy with just the little sparkle :)

I hope you love this as much as I do.


Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

Such a beautiful collection leonie and so versatile. I'm really looking forward to having a play with these...!!

Pen Sunshinepen said...

Hi Just joined your blog :) Have your launch recorded so will watch it shortly.

Love this idea - well done on your launch. Exciting times for you.

crafty hugs Pen x


Unknown said...

Can't wait to get my collection. My goal this year was to master inking/stamping techniques and this is right up my street

Kate's Cards said...

This is just my thing. Thanks for the inspiration. xx

Quirky Shepherd said...

Thanks for this Leonie. Can't watch online just keeps buffering all the time. Come back freeview lol. Fabulous collection x

hollyberry said...

Wonderful collection,so glad that it is such a success. Can't wait for mine to come so that I can have a play.
Thank you and your design team for all the lovely samples and for sharing them.

Sarah (Debbie) said...

Fabulous collection Leonie

Not surprised the stamps went limited on first show

Can't wait to have a play xxxx

Anne said...

Congratulations, Leonie. I managed to record the show overnight.
A wonderful idea - nice to have something so different.

Anne (Northampton)

Chris Kelly said...

Well done Leonie. This is a wonderful, versatile collection. Thank you for designing it for us to play with.
Crafty hugs from Chris X

Littlelamb said...

Congratulations. Love everything about this. Watched all the shows do far. Thank you for the inspiration.

Linda Simpson said...

Congratulations Leonie, these look awesome and the samples by the DT are amazing!
Linda xxx

Tracy Welham said...

Really enjoyed the shows, DT samples were awesome! I also like to say how great the packaging looks too, it gives people an idea of where to start too. I bought the whole kit and kaboodle this morning. Creative Blessings, Tracy x

Nananne said...

Congratulations Leonie! Wonderful concept and terrific show to watch, good luck with your new venture!
I still have today's shows to watch which I'm looking forward to.
Anne xo

Anonymous said...

The shows have been great. So glad they have been a success. Xx

Wendy L said...

Looks fab Leoni, didn,t catch the show but these stamps look lovely, xxx

Anonymous said...

Amazing !

Unknown said...

Fantastic launch, glad you have got your products out for us to play with. I have followed your career for years and always thought you should produce your own range. Thank you. Looking forward to playing and your future products. Xx

Kay said...

So pleased for you Leonie that you have launched your own range. Missed the show but hope to see your goodies soon. XX

Diane said...

STUNNING! Well done Leonie....was so intrigued as to what you would come up with and you really have excelled....so original! :-)

nancyd said...

Hi Leonie, glad your launch went well can't wait to get home and check out all your goodies.
Nancyd xx

kittyedavies47@gmail.com said...

Hi Leonie.
Thank you so much, all your stamps ans masks are Brilliant.
All you shows were so creative and at times very funny.
Thank you so looking forward to what comes next.
Take care and have fun Kitty.

BridgetCG said...

Hi Leonie, what great shows, the stencils, masks and stamps are brilliant. Love this artwork. Bx

lilian said...

Hi Leonie, great shows managed to catch most of them, love this concept.
Ordered the stamps, have to save my pennies to get the stencils, ( OAP )
Best Wishes Lilian in Cornwall

Anonymous said...

Hi Leonie!!!!

I'm just catching up on your ODS shows!!!

ABSOLUTELY LOVE your new products!!!! You are SO clever!!!
Got to have ALL of them!!! Can't wait for them to arrive and start crafting!!!

Thank you!