Tuesday, 19 November 2013

Sunday Special! On a Tuesday??

Yep! It's me again!  I'm back! Had a wonderful Saturday Workshop at The Artistic Stamper with Kate Crane! This is my second foray into Art Journalling and I LOVE IT!

I've got loads of pictures to share:
This is a page I made after the workshop using stuff 'n' bobs from my stash of Dylusionals, Stencils and Washi's...rather pleased although Nick did say 'Looks like a pair of lungs' (What does he know!). Watch this space to see what it becomes! I also made a page for bunting using orange, yellow and red

  •  Loving my purples and greens - did I tell you that is my favourite colour combination (closely followed by pink and teal/aqua - though I suppose that's really the same colours, just paler!!)
    See below for the 'finished' page!

  • Love the 'Ghosting' using water technique! How cool is that!
I had to cover a Saxo Pot before I could start though.............

And the Birthday Card took me ages...........but pleased in the end!  This actually used the background I prepared for making the bunting!
And so to the pages I made during the work shop!Painted page work in progress! This was using acrylic paints

And an inky page using Dylusions sprays! See below for how this page was finished and what became of the page to the left....or what to do with overspray and blotting pages!!

       Painty page number 2

And both painty pages

And this is the left hand page of the 'blue-green' pages finished off at home.........

Oh! and if anyone knows how to rotate photos in blogger, please let me know how to do it!  These images are all the correct orientation in my EOS photo professional editing programme!!

Finally, a heartfelt thank you to Jennie and Mal for hosting and a providing a lovely lunch! And a big, big thank you to Kate for coming all the way from t'North to teach us!! Please come again soon!

 If you want to get inky get yourself to The Artistic Stamper!

Thank you for looking (and apologies for the previous edition of this blog if you saw it - Blogger decided to add multiples of the same photos and I tried to caption them all, as you do! Sorted now!!)

TTFN xxx

Sunday, 3 November 2013

Oh Dear......

....It's been so long since my last blog I couldn't remember how to do it!  So, what's been happening? Not a lot! That's quite a good reason for not blogging!! Anyhoos!, exciting news is...............drum roll purlease..............I've become a Stampin' Up demonstrator! I've liked the products (ok, the white ink pad) for some time so hosted a party with Caroline. A lot of fun was had by all, and I think the phrase is '...and the rest is history'.  So here are some of my creations using Stampin' Up:

Strawberry Slush for the background and top petal, Pistachio Pudding for stem (Tape it stamps), Chalk Talk sentiment and the dotty paper in black from the Neutrals
 Two Christmas cards using the 'Neutral' set and 'In Colour 2013-2015 papers', the Mosaic Madness stamps and punch. The 'ribbons' are the 'Tape it' set.  ' Deck the Halls' is from the 'Christmas Messages' set (which I rather like!)                            
Two very simple cards which I'll be using for my workshops (I really like these!)

And Finally....................Love this!

I stamped and cut about 30 flowers so loads more cards to come!