Sunday, 28 August 2011

Emboss Resist on DSP

Greenhouse Gala has been a real favourite paper of mine.  I have not used it all yet either. Why do I find it so hard to cut into paper I love so much?  I must be more diligent to use things I love. I so enjoy using the Emboss Resist technique and using white embossing on DSP is one of my favouites.

I have stamped the grasses on my Whisper White cardstock here and then embossed my daisies using VersaMark and white embossing powder on the Top Note cut out of DSP.  I have then sponged Pear Pizzaz ink around the daisies.  This was a very quick card to make but the simple design is striking.
The bee is from the Nature Walk stamp set and watercoloured on watercolour paper with my aquapainter and die inks and then 'fussy-cut' out. I have mounted it using dimensionals.  Hope you are having a great weekend.
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Thursday, 25 August 2011

Bush Scene using Retired stamps

It's long overdue for me to post a blog entry. Thanks for your patience. I have embarked on a new chapter in my life and find myself a student again and also with a part-time job. Wow! The past weeks have been a very big exercise for my poor brain.  I keep asking myself, am I too old for this?  Well I have survived so far and am in fact enjoying my lectures very much and have sat my first exam this week.
So here's to a blog entry using retired stamp sets to honour our retiring list for the month of August as we farewell our current Idea Book & Catalogue. You have a few days left to get orders to me before it's too late. So don't miss out on getting those stamps and goodies you can't do without and that won't be available again.
I made this card for my son's birthday.  He loves to go hunting and enjoys the outdoors.  So think, think, what can I create with so few male stamps?  Well a little imagination and I realise we have plenty of stamps for our Kiwi blokes.  A fern, and a sprey of dried grasses, which look exactly like the ones down our country block, will do the trick just fine thanks.  
The wonderful retired Autumn Spice paper with it's wonderfully rich warm autumn colours and leaves make it perfect for this card. The sun looks warm but in the bush it's a chilly evening.  How our senses are warmed looking at the wonderful array that nature has for us to enjoy.
I sponged this card, as always it's a last minute 'have-to' rush job!  I have one to make tonight for a 50th party tomorrow night, but a blog entry comes first. Whew! have my priorities right.
I enjoyed catching up with all of you and am hanging out for a craft time, to share some new projects with you.  The new Idea Book & Catalogue products are available after 1 September, 2011.
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