Sunday, 7 April 2013

wasting time.............

I should really be finishing off workshop samples, but I still have a whole day yet.............don't want to lose my last-minute reputation, do I?Anyhow, the first card I actually made a couple of  months ago while everyone was trying out my new stamps at Moira's, using the clockworks set. The background was made using the stamps and grey and green inks on a scrap of green card.                                                   The second card was one of today's, using the tripletime stamping technique. the base card and the layers are bravo burgundy, and the stamped layers started out as white. Images were stamped using grey, early espresso and cajun craze inks
 - they were all eye-balled with varying degrees of success, though I did use the thing-a-majig for the clock faces (not that you would notice on one of them!) The watch frame was stamped in versamark and embossed with copper powder, numbers and hands stamped in black.
This was the first time I had used the burgundy card, and I will now have to stock up as it is one of the colours being withdrawn, along with my favourite blues, typical!
 The background for the huge swallowtail butterfly stamp was also a product of the session at Moira's - I used stamps from the Gently falling set and practically all the green marker pens that I  had with some touches of coral and blue in there as well - using the markers meant that I could mix several greens on the one stamp at once. I edged the square with pear pizazz and old olive inks after stamping and embossing the butterfly - it would have looked better if I had cut the paper first before stamping the butterfly, as I ended with the stamp too close to an edge to cut out with the butterfly at an angle............this is one a white 8" square card base, it really is a BIG stamp!
The last one used the tree from Serene silhouettes, stamped in black over a sponged background in old olive, pear pizazz and baja breeze through a mask cut using an oval framelits die, cut out with a larger die and mounted onto a gumball green oval using the largest die, then onto a 6" square card.