This weekend is the fab craft show at Alexander Palace and lots of my crafting buddies are going My favourite company PaperArtsy have a huge stand there with lots of fabulous new goodies I'm dying to get my hands on. I haven't been to Ally Pally for at least a couple of years now and I must admit I'm missing it as apart from shopping it's a great show to meet up with friends. I've just been texting with two very dear crafting friends who are on their way as I type and I hope they and everyone else I know have a fabulous day/weekend. I will have to content myself with the lovely StampMagic show at Doncaster in a month's time when hopefully I will be up to a full day out.
Anyway, I have a couple of cards to share today and unusually for me I managed to use a few scraps from my scrap box(es). They are quite a contrast to each other.
For the first one I used a square of designer paper (no idea whose) which was dark brown with touches of orange and a sage green design. I toned it down a little with a very light wash of watered down Chalk Fresco Finish Paint and a little background stamping using a Colorbox white ink.
Next I found a square of card I had previously brayered with Fresco Finish pinks and oranges. I added some more orange and some sage to tone it in more with the dp and then used Wintergreen and Sage Frescos to stencil the Lin Brown leaf. Next I added some stamping in the background and the quote using Archival Inks before finally stamping the lovely leaf spray with Potting Soil Archival and embossing with clear embossing powder. I distressed the edges of both layers, sponging them with the Potting Soil Archival then wrapped the wired paper string before layering up onto the base card.
All the stamps I used are from PaperArtsy's new Lin Brown releases plus a little stamp from one of Sarah Naumann's sets.
My second card uses a piece of Brusho'd watercolour paper that I did when I first got my Brushos. Aren't the colours fabulous! I stamped the HoneyDoo Lilies with Memories white pigment ink and embossed with Wow brilliant white ep. I then removed some of the colour from the flowers with water and a brush.
I then stamped the swirls (again HoneyDoo) using the Memories white and a red Archival Ink. I edged the piece with a red Sharpie and stamped and embossed the sentiments onto a scrap before cutting them out, edging in the same way.
I still have tonnes of scraps and I know I will never use them all but I feel quite virtuous using these few and loving the results too. It's also added a couple more cards to my standby box ;-)!
Have a lovely weekend everyone whatever you are doing.