Warning... long post!!!!
Yesterday was Stamp Group day at Stamp'n'create. I so enjoy this day and was determined not to miss it.... even though there was just so much to do at home.. This time we had a new member join us as a number of the group were away.... in total we only had 6 there but that was awesome as we had room to spread!!!! I came home with inky fingers as I really had a productive day....
firstly I finished off painting some of my Xmas Tags.... then it was onto a card for Maim Doodles challenge of a shaped card. I had printed out a couple of Lil' Rosie images and this is what I came up with.
I tried out Lysa's hair colouring technique ( shown here on Color Me Copics). I only have black and cool grey but was pleased with the result.
Next it was onto a Christmas card. I had seen this on Dawn Griffith's blog and thought I'd give it a go.
I used a Kaleidaclor ink (Blue Breeze) on the glossy card stock and then used Stazon to stamp the Three Wise Men from an Inkadinkado set. I have decided that I will be doing more of this one for this years Christmas cards as it is such an easy one to do.
My next card is one I made with Hero Arts Large Flower. I have ordered this stamp but it hasn't arrived yet, but one of the ladies at group had hers there so I borrow it. I stamped it twice on vellum and embossed in white and then once in versamark on a pinky piece of Bazzil.
I cut it all out and layered onto the red card. Sentiment from Stamp-It. I wanted the flower to be the focal image.
Our demonstration this week was about using watercolour with reinkers. I don't have many reinkers ( in fact only 2!) so thought I'd try with putting a bit of distress ink onto the acrylic block and picking up a dot.... worked okay - photo to come when I actually make up the bit into a card.... but learning the technique was awesome. Jill is soooo talented
My final card was our Make and Take..... involved CB embossing folders, Spellbinders flower dies, and glimmermist.... AWESOME!!!!! will be trying this one again.
Until I get permission from Judi ( originator of the card) I can't share entirely how it was made.
Well that's it from me today... Hope the length of this wasn't too off putting but will leaving in 3 days I need to post it all at once!!!! Packing is going well.... almost finished - just a bit of ironing to do and add to the suitcase.
Take care everyone...