Welcome to the "Time to Sow" blog. Our aim is to provide craft materials with a Christian flavour for adults and children of all ages. Along side the craft products we have an extensive range of puppets in all shapes and sizes to help make teaching the gospel fun. So if you are Stamping, Scrapbooking, Decoupageing, Card Making we have everything you need. We also stock all the accessories like Inks, Embossing powders, tools, card stock, etc. so if you would like your craft to carry a Christian theme then we are the blog for you.

Tuesday, 29 June 2010

pretty in pink

sorry I have not been updating this blog but life at Time to Sow has been a busy with activity. First of all getting ready for the art stamps show at the grandstand the race course Newbury on the 3rd to 4th of July 2010.
Secondly we have been working on a new front page to the web site and step by step video projects to be on line and on YouTube so watch this space.
I was also invited to take part on the stamp addicts retreat weekend and to my surprise I learnt just how much I could do with a distress ink.
We were decorating cloth aprons,Resistance techniques with use of a versa mark, water colouring with a water brush and much more.

here is one of those techniques first the cake yummy,

1)take a nice open stamp design is the butterfly or flower and stamp on to glossy card using versa mark, heat set.

2) using a small piece of cut and dry create a wash over the whole card using the distressed ink i love using the pinks ie tatered rose and Victorian velvet.

3)take the same stamp and ink up using the same colour distressed ink and stamp over your back round to crated layers of colour and shades.

4)take smaller stamps to fill in gaps.

as you can see it easy and fun at the same time all the staff at the time to sow office loves this technique so tonight we are decorating some big shopper bag and to honest Icant wait. The results will on here shortly.

Friday, 11 June 2010

Latest news
on the launch of a range of limited stock stamps, which include stamps from inkadinkado and what a collection!

I have been inspired by this one stamp the most
humming bird with flowers code: 97077.
To created this I used a versa mark clear ink pad (Code: VC250) and a clear embossing powder (Code: WWDP020) to create the raised outline. I coloured using interference water colors . As you can see using this technique the faint delicate colour tones are like the faint delicate scent I could imagine coming from these tropical flowers.

using the same stamp with a versa mark clear ink pad (Code: VC250)and detailed gold embossing powder(Code: WWDP102). once again I colored the flowers using the interference watercolor. to highlight the humming bird I used 3 amazing bright and colourful glitter stickles in gold clear and green.

I must say I can't wait for this weekend so I can get my hands on the hot cup Code: BW97220 in the "limited stock" collection. I do reguly have coffee in town with the girls , I have been searching for a nice coffee design this may be the one,it perfect for get well soon, thinking of you and of course church coffee morning so watch this space!!!!!!!!!