Thanks for stopping by… first of all let me tell you all about the fabulous day that Alison and I spent on Saturday at the Stamp Attic in the company of the very patient and inspirational Jo Firth-Young. We made 5 cards and a masterboard using her stamps and chalk paints and were kept very busy all day!
Here are the cards we made….
Lots of new techniques, tips and hints. Do visit Jo over at her blog http://jofirthyoung.blogspot.co.uk So a big thank you to Jo for a great day and also to Alison for driving all the way there and back!
Of course it would have been terribly rude not to pop in the shop now wouldn't it? Also rude not to buy anything don't you agree?
My new stencils are to DIE for! Sigh! Scrapbook paper for my travel journal, a little chip board house book. (Just liked it) I'm also excited about the little green book you see on the right.. I plan to keep and stroke it until January when I vow to do a little page of art journalling most days if I can.
Well.. back to my desk and I have two shots this week. The first is how it looked at the weekend..
A mess of twigs and tree canvases being made for the school Christmas Fayre. A 'de ja vu' moment from last year! And today's desk….
Showing frantic preparations for Wednesday craft club where I will be demoing texture paste and helping the girls to make two Xmas cards. In the bags you see all the kits ready and then some extra samples of other things you can do with texture/grunge paste.
Tinting it with paint
After cleaning the stencil you then replace it over the raised areas and colour with distress inks using brushes.
Don't listen to me… go to http://blog.paperartsy.co.uk and there are some great tutorials to watch and inspire. Barbara Grey from Clarity Stamps also has some great projects.
Sorry about the photo heavy post but for once I have a lot to share!
I am looking forward to seeing what's on your desks this week too.
Have a happy week