Thursday, 29 May 2014

Just a few more cards on the animal theme

The stencil owl was Sten tangled and we are going to do the elephant this way soon also. The unicorn is from stampendous and looks great with the powder additions (I have masked the horn on other cards to give a horse for versatility). The cats are Cheery Lynn dies amounted on  the dies and stamps from the Sue Wilson Spanish collection.
Everything else this week is only partially finished as I've been busy again.
More soon...

Monday, 26 May 2014

After a successful day 1 of our stencil course I got enthusiastic about playing with my stencils and so tried out some ideas which will form part of the summer workshops.
 Summer workshops (just published on my website) are theme based and so include a mixture of techniques - stamping, stencilling, die cutting etc. This can be seen on the MORE ANIMALS board  which I have included here although it is not yet complete. The fox and elephant are dreamweaver stencils, The horse is from Stampendous ( with a creative palette background) and the cats are Marianne dies.

Then I looked at some I can use in "A Woman's world", The apron from Dreamweaver comes as both a die and a stencil although I have only used the stencil here..

whereas here I have used both the stencil and die teacups. The first card is stencil only , the blue and pink uses both and the "you and me" card (done at a dreamweaver workshop so not my idea but I like it!) uses the die only.

I am also still working on other ideas for these two workshops and the creative stamping but I'll have to see how far I get after this weeks workshops. ( I am missing the extra time from being closed Sundays - hence the fact that I am now going down to the shop on this bank Holiday Monday!)

Friday, 16 May 2014

Sorry I haven't posted for a while (yet again you may think!). I've had another couple of days away - this is not normal for me! And then I've been sorting out the stencil course which starts on Tuesday . We are starting with matte pastes and the double glitter + technique. I have separated out the types of pastes and associated techniques so that it is not too much to buy at once for those who don't have the pastes. So the following one will be glossy pastes, then metallic pastes then specialty pastes.

We recently purchases an iPad so I've just tried taking pictures of some recent cards with it to see if easier than using camera but couldn't get it to work so I'm back with the laptop.

There are a couple of variations here done at a recent workshop with the new Sue Wilson dies - this one is Cordoba (Spanish collection)  with the new flowers and leaves from creative expressions.
The basic idea is the same (I showed a purple one before) but they all look so different.

I have also started working with the stamps from Creative stamping 17 - The Rose garden but not entirely satisfied with them at the moment hence no pictures yet. 

I will try to post again next week (at least once a week is my aim)