What I haven't shared is another little day out I had!
I recently went down to Japonica in Exmouth for another great workshop day. This time my friend Lucy accompanied too which was nice. I always do 'show and tell' with Lucy after a workshop and she had to try it for herself this time!
I'm pleased to say it was a success and we did 3 workshops through the day - some of which I will share another day.
For our first workshop we had lovely Julia from Stamping Ground. She had made a card using a Stampendous stamp set that had since turned into gold dust and I was rather taken with the flowers on the alternative - a mistake it turned out as although the stamps are lovely it was a bit more of an 'event' to sort the card and needed masking and we had a bit of a slow start trying to be too precise.
Anyway, we soon rallied and got going and eventually produced this (which is 8x8"):
A little of the masking went wayward - I was being too delicate! The masking produced a wreath of flowers that we then cut out.
They have been painted using brilliance ink on an acrylic block with a spritz of water.
The background is mulberry paper which I hadn't used for years and this is also dragged through the inks.
Needs a little perfecting but it was good to try something different and (ahem) I might of bought these Woodware stamps too!
That was just one card - we then made another in a different style.
This card has used the 'gold dust' Ranunculus stamps that can be easier overlapped without faffing about.
They are stamped on to a page from an old paperback book and coloured with pencils - an outline of blue really making them 'pop'.
This is then stuck to the backing card and all run through the cuttlebug in an embossing folder - a great effect.
A little tag added to finish too.
So, now we were up to speed and this was only one class and we had another before lunch - better save that for tomorrow.