Monday, 9 May 2011

Dina Wakley Workshop Weekend

I had a fab weekend at Art from the Heart in Harrogate at a Dina Wakley weekend workshop. Three days filled with lovely people and messy paint techniques - what more can a girl want??? No stamps in this, which is new for me.

Here are a few photos of my work in progress sun book.

Friday, 6 May 2011

Christmas Thank You Cards!

I have had a few days off work and have been making a few Christmas thank you cards - I received some lovely Christmas cards but didn't make any this year so will send these as soon as I have enough for everyone. I have yet to make thank you cards for the lovely birthday cards I received but I will get there eventually.

These cards are made using the winter scene it stamp set from Hobby Art. I started with one set and now I have several and two DVDs! They are great fun and very easy to watercolour if you use watercolour paper. The grass is a bit greener than it looks here.

I am very lucky to be spending the weekend at Dina Wakley stamp classes and I'm really looking forward to it.

Kind regards, Anne

Wednesday, 4 May 2011

With one stamp and one ink pad

I am so far behind one day I will catch myself up! Here are a few simple cards made with just one stamp and one ink pad. I joined the Clarity stamp club and this is the latest stamp. The dark ones make nice men's cards.

This was stamped in brown versafine and the mount is the castle stamped randomly. The background white paper is flocked. I was saving this as it was too nice to use - then the cat walked all over it - so I had to throw away the muddy paw prints bit! It should teach me not to hoard things but I can't help it.

This is the same layout in a moss distress ink. The castle makes a nice tessellating pattern for background paper. The mount is washed over with a wet brush to give it a different feel.

This soft pink brilliance ink card is more feminine. I held the pad flat and gently rubbed over the flocked paper for a different look. This also has random castles as background interest.

Kind regards, Anne