Well... Autumn is well and truly here with copious amounts of rain and gales which has turned the garden at Chez Beazley in to a water feature that Monty Don would be proud of! Good moment to tuck myself away and make some Christmas cards!
My desk this week....
Firstly I bought some white laser cut toppers from Hobby Craft and when I got home, I panicked a bit as I didn't quite know what I was going to do with them. Still... these are the end result...
I like them so much I'm going back to get the snowflake ones! I tried to colour one in and made such a mess that I had to cut bits off but still managed to save enough of the die to make a card! Spot the difference!
On Saturday I spent a lovely afternoon with my BCB (bestest craft buddy!) playing with her Gelli plate. Wow... what some fantastic stuff you can do with it. It was a bit of trial and error at first until we understood several key things -
1) The amount paint to use.
2) Some paints are better than others (Fresco paints are good)
3) How quick to work (you have to have everything ready or the paint dries too quickly)
4) How much pressure to use on the card with your hand
5) Where exactly to apply said pressure as you can get totally different looks by varying where you press and degree of firmness applied.
6) We used stencils (after watching Barbara Grey) and some stencils are much more successful than others depending on the pattern.
7) How to use more than one colour without making mud.
8) Have loads of baby wipes and kitchen towel ready because IT'S A MESSY PROCESS!
9) Experiment and have fun.
10) Stopping for a large cream cake helps the creative muse!
Here are just a few of the many that we did. You can see some others on the desk. I am looking forward to using them in my journals. Half term next week and hopefully some time to play in my craft room. I have a long list of things to complete and do.
Well... that's all from me this week. I'm looking forward to seeing what you have all been up too.
Have a happy week