Tuesday, 31 May 2011

Spellbinding Weekend

To begin with I'd like to thank the staff and customers of the Inkspot shop in Hamilton for a lovely day on Saturday.A long way to go but my husband and I made a long weekend of it.Thanks to Lynn for all the cups of teas and to Trisha for lunch and to both for making me feel so welcome. Just wish I had more time to look round the shop it was like an Aladins Cave of goodies.

My demos included using the Calibur with dies and embossing folders.I had already been busy with these as I had samples to make for the Pick of the Week.Did not get much chance to watch any of the shows as I was travelling so I don't know which samples were seen. So here are a few of my favourites;

The 3D birdcage was inspired by one of the Spellbinders design team,I added some of the flourishes to the top as greenery.
I didn't think I'd like using the birdcage but it turned out to be one of my favourites.It combined well with Sam Poole's stamps Meadow Flora and British Wildflowers.The cage was die-cut using the metal sheets from Walnut Hallow.
Using the waste left from cutting out the large butterfly, I stenciled through using Dusty Concord distress ink,then overstamped with archival ink.The smaller butterfly has been cut from vellum and edge with the same ink.
Hope you like these samples,now for more Tatty Button.

Thursday, 19 May 2011

Enchanted Fairies

Long time no blog,sorry.Hopefully I can get back in the swing of posting again.
I been very busy organising product lists for quite a few C & C shows as well helping to make card samples for them.
The latest samples I have made, are for this Sunday, which will be the launch of our Zodiac Fairies.Drawn by Linda Ravenscroft,these are the same fairies as seen on the Enchanted CD by Card Creations.
Photography isn't mine,need new batteries in my camera, so I asked our Ryan to take a couple of photos for me.Thanks Ryan.

The fairies were painted with Cosmic Shimmer drawing inks, which are great for painting these detailed stamps, as the inks have a really fine brush.The colours blend easily with a damp paint brush,but still leave some cosmic shimmer behind.
When layering the cards up, I found the fairies work really well with Spellbinders
nestabilities. There are plenty of choices there........
Another busy messy day tomorrow,with inks and sprays,so time to go.