Hi! I've not been blogging recently - not really been myself but getting there and determined to get some of my crafting pieces up here. My job at the Stamp Pad has kept me sane these last few months and I'm grateful to Gwen for keeping me busy - I've designed and run several workshops over the last few weeks which has given me a boost so I thought I'd blog my creations from these events!
One workshop which runs each month at the Stamp Pad is 'Getting the Most From One Stamp' so I suggested that as I already design for Indigo Blu I could promote a plate of their stamps. We decided on Grand Tour II which is a fab selection of travel inspired stamps and this is what I came up with:
Apologies for the photography! This is my favourite of the three - my colours, my type of stamps! I love this image of the statue and thought it looked good stamped in black Staz-On on mirri. I made up a spray with Adirondack Wild Plum reinker and silver mica powder which I spritzed on a manilla tag and die cut the bottom with a Tim Holtz On The Edge die, stamped and embossed the quote directly onto the black pearl card and added a strip of distressed purple patterned paper. I love the purple bead trim too!
These other two cards are a bit more outside my comfort zone but I thought I ought to do some designs to appeal to a wide range of workshop participants and to showcase some of the products we have in the shop!
I inked a white card then stamped and embossed the church image on white card. I die cut this piece using a nestie and inked the image while it was still in the die. I did the same with the quote using the smaller sized nestie - they are a bit fancy for my taste but extremely popular with the customers! A bit of ribbon, a few gems and a grey card background and I was finished.
Finally, the really feminine one!
A bit blurry ... I stamped the butterflies in green Encore ink, coloured the flower (which started out white) with the same ink and then pounced with two colours of alcohol ink. I stamped 'Dream' in Versamark then covered in green mica powder. The background is a paper from the Graphic 45 range 'Once Upon a Springtime'.
All of the products I used are available from the Stamp Pad. Hope you like the detour away from my usual style! Enjoy your week.