Sunday, August 23, 2009

Last Nites workshop & a swap revealed

Last night a very good friend of mine Esmerelda (formerly known as Julz) hosted a workshop in her home.

First up I decided to use the Fresh Cut notes & luckily my Flower Brads arrived in the morning so these finished off the centre of the card.  Some ladies used Choc Chip Brads others used So Saffron - all looked great & I was pleased with this color combo.


We were also keen to share some brayering techniques & I wanted to keep the project simple as there was likely to be beginner stampers there so this is the project I came up with:


Now normally I've brayered on glossy cardstock which certainly provides you with more time to play & blend the color, but on this card you can see there is a good gradual softening of the Cameo Coral background as you reach the top of the sky.  I also showed the ladies how to mask a moon.  the grass was stamped in Kiwi Kiss and then Basic Grey (which was softened by first stamping off on grid paper).  Sadly in the rush of finishing off my gel pen stitching is pretty wonky - so don't look too closely.

Of course I had to use one of my new favourite sets from the Spring Mini - Great Friend! 

Another of my fav's is Forest Friends.  As part of Karen Woods "Superstamper" downline I was invited to participate in the Spring Mini swap - Karen has posted pic's of all the cards on her blog make sure you pop over and have a look cause there's some fab ideas & inspiration, but I'll give you another peek at mine, I'm really pleased how this card came together.


This card uses both my favourite sets, plus the exciting new Scallop Oval punch & the Parisian Breeze SDSP.

Thanks for stopping by - I'm off to do a little more stamping before bed

Love Corinna