I hope you have all had a lovely weekend and not had it blighted by the weather which I know has been a bit mixed. I had a great weekend because on Saturday I went to another workshop at Graphicus with the wonderful Lynn making a fab Fabric Journal. It was something quite different for me and I had a lovely day getting inky and painty. It's a project that will be ongoing for quite sometime but the best thing about the day was I got to share it with my lovely Daughter, Jenna. I introduced her to journalling a few months ago so thought this particular workshop would be a nice treat for her as she works very hard and doesn't get much leisure time. She thoroughly enjoyed her day and little break from being a Mum and said the only thing wrong was that it went too fast but she was amazed at how relaxing the day was. Another special bit of the day for me was being able to introduce Jenna to one of my very special Craft Stamping Quartet friends, Judith, who was also on the workshop with us along with 4 other lovely ladies.
Now, the best thing about this Monday morning is that I can once again post photos to my blog. Actually, I never lost the ability to post them, it was just me being a blogging numpty who didn't notice a setting had changed. So, I can now share pics of one of the cards I submitted with my DT application to Elusive Images. If you click on the button in my sidebar you will go straight to the EI DT blog.
I made a pocket on the inside of the card with a matching tag. The techniques I used are some of my favourites - blending Distress Inks, overstamping onto Artylicious dp and making paper roses, again using Artylicious dp and spritzing them with gold mica spray. I'll let you all into a secret now - the piece of torn dp on the tag was the result of a boob! I was stamping onto the dp to make the triangle for the inner pocket and had almost finished it. I then went and stamped the very last text image UPSIDE DOWN!!!!
The stamps are all from the Elusive Images Paris themeplates except for one which is one of my favourite stamps to use on backgrounds and is a beautiful script stamp from Elusive Images Eccentric Edwardian themeplate. I finished the card off with some lace from my stash, some gorgeous dark grey pearls for the centre of the roses and some Tim Holtz Ideology.
This next card is completely different from the one above and was made for my lovely friend Jo (another CSQ buddy) and her husband for their 25th Wedding Anniversary last week
This card has no stamping at all as I relied solely on Cuttlebug embossing folders, two sets of Nellie Snellen flower punches and an L-Em leaf spray punch. Oh yes, and peeloffs for the sentiment and the number 25 on the little tag.
I also made a matching box.
I used pearl card for the base and the box with pearl paper, embossed foiled paper and vellum to make the flowers and thin black card for the leaves.
Although these two cards are very different I thoroughly enjoyed making them both and was pleased with them when finished. Hope you like them too.
Have a good Monday everyone and I'll hopefully get to do a WOYWW post again this week so speak to you then.