Sunday, 17 November 2013

Kate Crane at the Artistic Stamper

"This is a paint brush"

painty background layer 1

Layer two

inky face (note point at page even when trying to clean)

Layer 3

Page two
a wee bit overkill, (wait till you see the next one)

do you think thats enough
you cant say I didnt try every technique ( at least theee times)

preparing layer 3

"point at page and spray"

and again with colour two


dont know what shes laughing at, I cleaned the Ink off my face

The whole group showing their inky pages
(except me I left it inside...oops)

Can I just say a massive thanks to Kate Crane for journeying down "sarf" and to Jennie and Mal at the Artistic Stamper for hosting the class and for having a fab shop with lots of great items in it, many of which are now at home with me.

Oh and if you go to a class there have the lunch, it looked fab, I had bought sarnies (DOH)!

ps if you were at the class please comment so I can visit your blogs.

PPS. Will post finished pages when they are done

Saturday, 2 November 2013

Can't beat a friendly crafter

A few years ago I had the luck to get a place on a the Paper Artsy weekend featuring Tim Holtz, I was so lucky, but went along on my own.  Now us crafters are a friendly lot, but I really hit the jackpot when I sat on the table that Jeannette and Gillian (sisters) were on, we got on like a house on fire and they made a brilliant weekend something very special, we were like sisters from another mother. Unfortunately the girls are Belfast lasses and Im in Kent so we havent seen each other since. (in the photo L -R Me, Gillian, Jeannette).  Check out Tim photobombing in the background . . LOL. 

Recently, I was extremely sad to hear that Jeannette was in hospital awaiting a major operation, so promised to send her a card. She replied she would love to receive one of my works of art (no pressure).  So I really had to put my thinking hat on, following an article in Craft Stamper I had purchased some slide mailers, so decided to see what I could come up with. Working full time doesn't leave much time for crafting and I did a bit each night, which worked out well as I looked at it with fresh eyes each day.

As we met at Paper Artsy I decided to use their products as the starting point, now I absolutely adore these stamps by Lynn Perrella, though her previous sets hadn't appealed to my style, but these did so I set to work to create a base with fresco paints.

Followed by distress ink stencilling, gold embossing, tissue paper stamping, glossy accents, grunge paste, treasure gold etc etc.... you name it I thought about using it.

So here is the finished product which Jeannette was really pleased with, phewee.