Monday, 5 December 2011

At long last

Hello there,

I am sorry that I have been absent again for so long. Despite my best intentions I never seem to get round to do the blogging.
Last Saturday was my last class at the Glitterpot for this year (although if you want to attend one of my classes, the January and February ones are up on the website now and you can book now, some are already filling fast!) and I really enjoyed the day with some lovely ladies! I went a bit mad on the sample front but decided to just go with it and prepare the packs so everyone could do any (although not all) card out of the bits provided. It was quite interesting to see which ones people chose to do!
The class was a colouring with Copics one with a focus on nature and landscape. So without further palaver, here are my samples. For the "landscape" part of the session I made these cards:

For these ones I used a couple of Hobbyart sets (Scene it toppers and Flypast) and Echo Park paper "Sweet Stripes" as well as Personal Impressions Sentiment stamps.
Other materials used:  White and coloured/textured cardstock, Vellum, buttons from stash( I think they are Basic Grey) a Spellbinders Label die and of course Copics! I stamped onto Craftwork Cards Premium Digital Paper with Memento ink, Sentiments stamped in Versafine in black and sepia and I distressed the edges of the paper and labels with Walnut Stain Distress Ink.

For the "nature" part I used a lovely crocus stamp set by Imagination Crafts.

As you can see, I went a bit overboard, just couldn't stop using these *lol*
Apart from the stamp set which includes the sentiments and single crocus image as well as the large tile image I used white and coloured, glittered and textured cardstock, Echo Park "Yellow Damask" paper, some ribbon & ricrac, vellum, clear gemstones and again ink, paper and Copic pens as above. The decorative edge on the first card was achieved by using a label punch repeatedly on the edge of the paper to create the border.

That's it for now, hope you like my cards and thanks if you decide to leave a comment!