Thursday, 14 May 2009

Just Magnolia Week 4

This weeks Just Magnolia challenge is to add stitching to your card. I wanted my entry to be different and didn't fancy getting the bulky sewing machine out so I used a stitching template and cut out a section of the card adding decorative paper behind. Paper is from the graphicus guild paper pack, flowers by prima, stitching template is trapeze by avec.

Wednesday, 6 May 2009

Just Magnolia Challenge 3

I really wanted to join in last weeks just magnolia challenge but time ran away from me so i didn't get chance. This weeks challenge however, is a fab sketch. I just got my hands on the dragonfly Tilda, but it does lend itself to being a bee also which inspired the yellow colour scheme. I had originally done this image with darker shades of yellow and black and blue but i broke the cardinal rule in my rush to colour the image..... I did the black first which bled into the yellow and that was a ruined image, so learning my lesson i took more time on this one and followed the basics of lightest colour first and bingo done in no time at all.

Sorry for the dark image, its gray and raining cant get it any brighter.

Image: Magnolia Dragonfly Tilda
Card: White 5 x 7
Ribbon: Some paper ribbon from the bottom of a drawer
Gems: Papermania Silver stones
Paper: From a do crafts goody bag
Vellum: From a do crafts goody bag
Flourish: Stamped in Versafine Sepia.
Flourish Stamp: From the garden set by fancy pants designs

Saturday, 2 May 2009

What a day!! Part 2

Also at the class yesterday we got to play with the new alcohol ink colours and loads of Tim Holtz stamps. Varying techniques in both the inks and stamping, I have fallen in love with the linen card stock we used, the way it took the ink gave such a distress feel to the finished look, love it love it love it! Lucky for us but not the bank manager the new inks arrived while we were in class so given the bad year I have had so far, decided to buy the whole lot. Ben kindly opened it all up and sorted all the inks for us ready for the end of the class, hes so kind. Also I had a lovely suprise when I walked into the class to see the wonderful Joyce aka: Ribbon Lady sat at the table, so nice to spend the day crafting with a lovely lady and a lovely teacher. On a whole much fun was had by all!!

What a day!!

What an awesome day!! Yesterday I had the chance to join in a class at Art from the heart with the lovely Dyan. To my great surprise she announced at the start of the class that Tim Holtz had given her permission to teach the wall hanging class that he taught at the CHA trade show!!! This item is copyrighted so be it on your own head and conscience if you copy it. I asked permission to put the picture of the one i made on my blog.