Sunday, May 22, 2016

Winter is almost here!

Hello there! Gee we had some rough weather yesterday.  It was very windy and wet.  I was amazed at just how dark the sky was in places. In the afternoon I went for a drive to the beach (only a 4 minute drive) and it was so rough. I could see slight patches of blue sky towards the South of the city but our end was black.  It was quite incredible.  A great day for crafting.  I had 11 ladies yesterday a little short of what was meant for the day due to the weather but we had a lovely afternoon. I have 6 ladies today and the sun is shining for us.

I have a few cards to show today. I know some people don't like seeing a repeat of the same cards but the first couple were done using bleach and its interesting to see what card base is beneath once you apply the bleach. The image in the following card was bleached on Soft Suede CS and you can see that once bleached it becomes a colour very similar to Delightful Dijon. I also used Wink of Stella which gives the image a glistening effect but it does look nice without it.

This card used the following:-
Cardstock - Basic Black, Soft Suede, Delightful Dijon
Stamp Set - Birthday Blooms
Accessories - Softly Falling Embossing Folder, Oval Framelits, Versamark,
Basic Black Ink, Basic Black Embossing Powder (soon to be discontinued)
Bleach, Wink of Stella.
This card using the bleach to colour the image it turned out similar to
Perfect Plum so hence why I chose the colours here.
I used the following to make this card
Cardstock - Elegant Eggplant, Perfect Plum, Whisper White
Stamp Set - Birthday Blooms
Ink pads - Versamark, Elegant Eggplant
Accessories - White Embossing Powder, Softly Falling Embossing Folder,
Oval Framelits, Wink Of Stella
I was having a play with the gorgeous stamp set that we received at On Stage Sydney. Its called Sitting Here. I decided to make the swing into a bench seat so I took the ropes off and cut off a couple of the slats from the back of the chair to make the legs longer at the front of the chair. I added short legs to the back. I enjoyed making this card and again I have used bleach to colour it in. It brings the wood colour nicely. I fussy cut the chair.

I have used the following to make this card:-
Cardstock - Chocolate Chip, Whisper White
Stamp Set - Sitting Here, Confetti Celebration (sentiment)
Ink Pads - Old Olive, Marina Mist, Chocolate Chip, Real Red, Daffodil Delight
Basic Grey
The last card was also made by having a play with the new Love & Affection and Timeless Textures stamp sets. I stamped off with Crumb Cake for the background but when stamping off I noticed I had a slight tinge of pink on my card.  I realised that when stamping off I was placing over some pink ink I had on my scrap sheet.  I thought it was a nice effect although I tried to do it again and couldn't get the same effect. I have sponged around the large flower with Early Espresso. All of the card front was made using Whisper White and sponged with Crumb Cake. The sentiment came from Birthday Blooms stamp set. Here it is. I hope you like it.

Products used:-
Cardstock - Early Espresso, Whisper White
Stamp Sets - Love & Affection, Timeless Textures, Birthday Blooms
Ink Pad - Early Espresso, Crumb Cake (and the left over pink from my scrap sheet)
Well that's about it for this time with the card making.
We have an exciting time coming up on the 1st June when the new catalogue presents itself.  I know there are lots and lots of lovely stamp sets and ideas.  Don't forget you only have until the end of this month (May) to purchase from the current catalogue. You will need to be quick though as stocks are running low for the discontinued products and some have gone already.
Take care everyone and enjoy your stamping.
Thanks for popping by:)