Sunday, February 21, 2010

February Workshop

Can you believe we are at the end of February which means the end of summer. It looks like we are in for some more hot weather before it ends though with next weekend in the low 40's. I am sure we will be in for some more hot weather in March before it starts cooling down. The weather has been perfect this weekend and so was February's workshop. Lots of fun and laughter was had by all. Our theme this month was masculine cards. I had a request to make the black and white card using Circle Circus. I have the instructions in one of my earlier posts. The Tempting Turquoise one was using Glossy White Card. I placed a sheet of Glad Wrap onto the benchtop and using Summer Fun, Tempting Turquoise and Pacific Point Inks in that order I dobbed onto the Glad Wrap in various places. By using a water spray bottle (must be fine spray) I sprayed slightly three times over the ink. Waiting for the ink to bleed then held my piece of Glossy White in one corner and wiped it over the Glad Wrap. It will depend on how much water you have sprayed onto the Glad Wrap as to how your piece will turn out. Experiment as not one will come out the same. The tecnique idea of this card came from our Stamp Camp last year by the lovely Charmaine Black. Charmaine had brought along some plastic sheeting but as I did not have any I tried the Glad Wrap and found that it works quite well.
The other card was using Something Sweet in Chocolate Chip, Sage Shadow and Windsor Knot DSP. I bought some Tic Tacs to place inside the Sweet Treat Cup.
You can also see a piece of the afternoon tea that I had prepared earlier. I found the recipe in last weeks Woolworths food catalogue. Almost every ingredient is a weight watchers item so we didnt feel too bad when we tried it out. The boys were lucky when they arrived home to find some still left for them.
There is only one month left with the Summer Mini Catalogue so if you are eyeing off any items in this catalogue then you will have to act soon and place your order. Also there is only one month left for the Sale-A-Bration catalogue where if you place an order of $100 or more, or hold a workshop to the value of $600 then you will receive a stamp set of your choice from the Sale-A-Bration catalogue. I think I have mentioned before that my favourite is Whimsical Words and I have found this one to be a favourite with my customers.
Stampin' Up! have given us a sneak peak for our next upcoming mini and there will be some great new items available. I am not sure if I am able to let you in on this but the Big Shot is one of the new items. Something worth waiting for.
Next workshop will be Easter Cards and a 3D project. For those of you who are not interested in Easter Cards I will have something else lined up.

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