Saturday, May 1, 2010

Stamp Camp 2010 - Day 1

PS  this is a long post.... like the day was!!!
Whew... what a day.  We started at 9.00am this morning and our table looked like this:
but I can tell you did not look this tidy at the end of the day.  Our table of four had a great day... Angela, Bernie, Jax and I had a fabulous time.  We started the day with Kay giving us our kits for a mini Jacobs Ladder album that we will do tomorrow.
Our task for the day ( and homework if we didn't get it done) was to prepare all the pages.  Our group managed to get them done through out the day.
Next was to prepare a cover for the Technique's folder we were all given.  It involved stamping on cold laminate, turning it over and adding gold leaf and PearlEx powder and then added that to Jac paper and surrounding it with crumpled up and inked tissue paper, mesh,leaves and flowers.  Unfortunately the weather turned a bit nasty and I didn't get to go outside and get some photos.  Will try again tomorrow or Monday to get some good photos.
Onto the next project- a broach.... under the tuition of Sue.  This one involved stamping and shrinky-dink.... I have to admit to failure of one of my pieces :-(  It curled up into a ball and nothing would persuade it to behave!!  Still got there in the end
Next card caused me some issues as well....It was an amazing Zig Zag card... you cut a piece out of the middle of a long piece of card, folded in a concertina and added another piece in the middle... sounds complicated but once I get the photo up - you'll understand what I mean....
 It took a couple of goes to get the inside the right way!!!!
 
Next was a card shaped like a box.... needed accurate cutting of pieces the right way round.... luckily we were given plenty of patterned paper-  ( photo tomorrow or Monday as I haven't quite finished it!!!)

then onto a simple flower card - just lots of layering of the flower... Stamped 5 times and sponged then layered.

Back to Sue for the next card - one using strips of card and a hot glue gun!!!  We made our own patterned card by stamping on green and cream card with gold and red and green inks... cut into strips.  Once the strips were all put together we used a hot glue gun to make patterns on the card.  Once they were dry, we rubbed metallic paste onto the glue.  Very effective
Made one more card before heading home for the day... it involved using a Spellbinders flourish ( 11 pieces) all stuck together to form a circle.  It also used some Perfect Pearls so it was still wet at home time so that will have to wait till tomorrow to view....

So you can see that it was really a full on day - tomorrow 9.00 until 4.00pm... so will be one tired but happy stamper!!!

Thanks for taking the time to view this...
Cheers and happy stamping.....

PS- forgot to say I arrived home to TWO parcels... stamps and inks ordered this week!!! so even more fun for next week..new stamps to play with!!!! .(together with new stuff from camp)

7 comments:

dustypenny said...

Oh my, Dawn. That looks like so much fun! Challenging, too. I want to go to stamp camp! Thanks for visiting my blog. Big hugs.

AnitaRex said...

What a jam packed day! Lots of stuff and big projects too! Love everything so far and can't wait to see more photos! Sounds like so much fun!

Dotty Jo said...

Wow Dawn, what an amazing day with lots of inspiration! Jo x

paula said...

Dawn it sounds like you have had an amazing day :D. I can't wait to see the creations you have yet to show us. Your cards that you shared today are just super xoxoxoxoxoxo

Tilly said...

Looks and sounds like you had a great day Dawn. Great projects, as always from Kay and her girls. Here's the Felt site I mentioned: http://www.felt.co.nz
It's an online handmade goodies shop like Etsy in the States, but only NZ made. Wonderful place to buy NZ made gifts and see amazing stuff from NZ talent.

Suzanne C said...

Fantastic projects and what fun! two days of stamping! Yeah!

Kelly Booth said...

LOOKS Like you made some Wonderful things...Glad you had Fun!!