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Monday, 24 June 2013

Happy Birthday Ellen

As I don't have any children myself (only the furry kind) I have always borrowed my best friend Sarah's, I get to do all the nice bits then give them back!!  Ellen is 9 today, I can't believe she is 9 already, seems like only yesterday it was her first Birthday.

I made her a birthday card using the Gorjuss Girls stamps, coloured with distress inks.  They are so cute.

And whipped up this morning a yummy (hopefully!) quadruple chocolate birthday cake, chocolate overload!

Happy 9th Birthday Ellen xx

Wednesday, 12 June 2013

Get Artsy Last Two Weeks

Sadly my Big Picture Class Get Artsy has come to an end   The last two weeks focused on watercolours and India inks.

The watercolour layout used a sheet of watercolour paper which was sprayed with water, I used watercolour cakes, tubes and gelatos blended together, using a straw to blow the paint, (need a lot of puff for that!), some drippage from the top of the page and some splatters from the paint brush, finished off with some stamps for extra texture. I like the effects on the finished page, and don't be afraid of white space!

Watercolour Background
The last page used India inks, again on watercolour paper which I cut into squares and rectangles.  Some of the squares were sprayed with water so they were really wet, I then dropped India inks onto the paper and watched them spread.  Other papers were covered with molding paste then coloured with ink.  You could also use the Pitt Big Brush Pens over the paste and blend with your fingers.

India Ink Background

On the plus side, I have found a new class, drawing whimsical girls faces, photo's to follow once I have watched the videos and practiced!

Tuesday, 11 June 2013

Prima Girls

I love these Prima Girl Stamps by Julie Nutting, they are perfect for cards, just thought I would share this Birthday Card for my friend Sian who had a mile stone birthday this weekend, Happy Birthday Sian.

Sunday, 9 June 2013

Laughs, Mess and Inspiration - Just Scrapbooking

I have just returned from another weekend retreat with Just Scrapbooking held at the Hatton Court Hotel in the Cotswolds, as usual it was a weekend filled with lots of laughing, making new friends and great inspiration from Linda.  The only thing missing was my partner is crime, Alexa, who couldn't make this one!

There were 6 workshops over the weekend teaching a particular technique, we then incorporated this into our own layouts, the great thing with Linda's weekends are you are encouraged to develop your own creativity, you are not just given a kit and everyone makes exactly the same layout, everyone's were so different even though they were from the same technique.

We worked with the Gelli Plate, metal and fuseable fibre and film, these are some of the layouts.

The Group
The Hotel

The hand was made using a Henna hand template, the title was made with papers from the Gelli Plate.

Another Gelli Plate paper

A collage of all sorts!

Working with metal and fusiable fibres, also glass bead gel

Thanks Linda for a great weekend x