Sunday, 25 February 2018

Long Time No Hear....

I cannot believe I have been absent from the blogging world for just over a year!!!!  It has been an up and down year with one thing and another but life seems to be getting back on track so I am back and I hope to share with you some of my recent makes.

I am starting with the delightful set from the Spring/Summer Catalogue called Petal Palette.  I, along with Laura Mackie, run a quarterly all day class where we design and make a project for the ladies but also have a lovely display to inspire them.

This Stampin' Sanctuary we made a Desk Caddy using the Petal Palette suite.  The caddy is made from greyboard so is very strong.

So, here it is....

The caddy had pockets on all four sides and one side was divided into three parts to keep things like pens, scissors etc upright.  I can now start using it!!!

And here are some of the display cards which the class were able to take photographs of to recreate at home.

I will share some of the other display items with you another day.
Happy Stamping

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Sunday, 12 February 2017

Watercolour Magic...

Wow, what a busy couple of weekends I have just had!

I held two classes last weekend, the same class in different locations.  I love painting and as you can imagine I was delighted when the new catalogue answered my wishes and provided us with another medium to paint with!

Without delay, I set about arranging a special watercolour class.  In the morning we learnt some new techniques to create some lovely backgrounds and then the afternoon was spent mastering watercolour painting.

The stamps from Stampin' Up! actually help in so many ways as they often have little detail lines on them which give hints and clues as to where the shadows should be.

I also suggested to the ladies that they should create themselves a colour palette.  There are thirteen pencils in the set but in fact by creating a colour palette, you can create endless colours.  Here is a picture of the colour palette to give you an idea.


It is really simple to achieve, you simply list all the colours along the top and all the colours down the side.  Working across (Real Red), add a Real Red box under each colour heading.  On the second line (Calypso Coral) do the same again, the whole way across and so on until you have completed all colours across the page.  Now repeat the same process but this time down the page i.e. Real Red first all the way down over the top of the original colour, then the next colour etc.  Once all boxes have two layers blend them using an Aquapainter.  I then, on the reverse, created a colour wash for each colour.  Finally, I laminated the sheet for use whenever I am using the pencils.  It is really worth the effort.

Here are some of the samples from the day, I hope you like them.

Happy crafting!

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Monday, 10 October 2016

Peace this Christmas...

I had a fantastic weekend with my lovely crafting family at our monthly card group.  I love so many of the Christmas stamps but with no time to use them all it just means that each class has to use several of them, well why not!!!!  Having said that, the main set used this month was Peace this Christmas from the Annual Catalogue.  Here is the little project we made...
This was made from an MDF bauble and they looked beautiful.
And here are some of the cards we made...



Happy Crafting!!!

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