At last I can show you some of what I made when I was away at the Graphicus Workshops. It has taken so long because my craft room could only be described as "the mother of all pigstys". I promised myself that before I touched a single stamp or inkpad I would give it a proper tidy up. Hubby was due back at work before me so we enjoyed the rest of our holiday then this week I have been busy tidying my messy room. I have also stamped most of my stamps and my freind's stamps too in order for us to have a catalogue we can share. We borrow each other's stamps and we both agreed a catalogue would be a great way to keep track of what stamps we do have in our respective collections. Anyhow enough of the drivel and onto the good stuff!
These are 2 of the 3 cards I made with Glenda during the "An Elusive Images Christmas" workshop. The card designs are Glenda's and you may have seen her demo these on Create and Craft. I did not manage to finish all 3 cards at the workshop because we were running out of time, the third card still needs to be completed, but I am not happy with the work I did on acetate at the workshop, but I have an idea for something else to complete the card and may do that.
For the card on the left we first created a backing paper using Glimmer Mists and Glimmer Screens, and a second paper by stamping a text stamp. The crowns were stamped using a resist technique, painted with Ecoline Watercolours, cut out and mounted onto small squares of papers cut from the Artylicious Seasons's Greetings CD. The stamps we used came from the Gold, Frankincense and Myrrh themeplate.
To make the card on the right we used candle stamps for the main image from the Hearth and Home themeplate and could choose any stamp we wanted to make our background on the black card. I chose to use a stamp from the Snow is Falling themeplate on the background. The candles were stamped first and then we used Glossy Accents on the Candle itself to create a resist. Once the Glossy Accents were dry we used Tinkabella Inks which dry with a slight sheen to paint the design. The Glossy Accents resist the ink and allow the white of the card stock to show through.
Hopefully over the next few days I can show you the other things I was making, and also make some of the card ideas I have had floating around in my head for the last 2 weeks! I am also hoping Fab will allow me to count these cards for the July Fab's Big Christmas Challenge as the "nutter" challenge this month is to make seven Christmas cards before the 25th of August!