Sunday, July 2, 2017

Crafty Haul and an Arty Card

Hi there.... I had the day off on Friday and went and spent 5 hours at SENZ - the big NZ Craft and Scrapbook Expo.... and also spend A LOT OF MONEY!   I had a great day, didn't do any classes, but a few make and takes... and just walked round and round looking and buying


Some necessities - Glue and stamp cleaner, a glitter pen, and Stick It... and then some new dies, stamps and stencil.  Plus some Oxide Inks and Altenew Inks.  I also got a couple of packs of foil.  I was sorely tempted with the Couture Creations Foiling Machine...  it was $50 off but still $129.  I couldn't justify it though.  But it's an interesting concept.  See all about it here

So onto a card.  I decided to try out the Oxide Inks first.  

 I smooshed the inks onto my craft mat and then onto the card.  I added some sponging as well and then spritzed to get the Oxidation going.  I looked at the background piece and decided that stamping my new Stampendous stamp over the red part.  I used Prismacolor Pencils to colour the birds and the hair.   I thought it needed a little something, something to balance it up so added some sponged blue oxide ink through a little circle stencil and added some more water.    A little Artsy.

I wish I had more time to spend crafting... but I need to work to pay for it!   I went through my card stash today and have around 40 to sell.... will take them to work to see if I can sell them there. 

Hope you all are having a great weekend... Happy Canada Day to my Canadian friends and Happy 4th July weekend to my American Friends. 

7 comments:

Dotty Jo x said...

Great haul, Dawn - just a teeny bit jealous! Love, love, love your card. That background is a beauty and I love that image and sentiment, Jo x

Lin said...

Oh such fun, Dawn! And love this pretty design using your new goodies!

Betty Keefe said...

your card is so cool, Dawn - the DO inked background is perfect for you lady with the flowing hair!!

Monika Reeck said...

huh I am jealous with your new stuff there
so adorable and I see the stamp you just bought
woooww the Oxide Inks is totally woooooww
Love your playing the colors here
great card Dawn

Greta said...

Oh how fun! Miss not having any big conventions to go to around here anymore. Looks like you made a great haul! Remember, foil is really fun to use with fun foam or any foam with adhesive--no heat needed. I need to try my laminator some more--clearly have too much crafting stuff & get distracted--haha!

Maxine D said...

What a wonderful haul Dawn... Pity about having to work and not play with your goodies. :-)
Love your work of art. If that sentiment was true I would have rainbows dancing out of my eyes today (bad day)
Blessings
Maxine

Cecilia Hsieh said...

Gorgeous card Dawn! I love the oxides too!!