4 April 2014

More workshops

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.


  1. Sounds as if you and Lucy had a great day out - three workshops? That is overkill but I do look forward to seeing the 'show and tell' when you post the results.

  2. Lovely makes Jill and nice to try something a but different....look forward to seeing what else you did


  3. Sounds like you both had a great time Jill - two lovely cards here and can't wait to see what else you made.

    Karen x