I've had a lovely day today, a day all for me and my stamps. I've signed up for an on-line course Stretch My Stamps and whoa it's amazing. There's been an e-mail each day, along with videos and PDFs of fabulous stamping techniques. As it's been such a busy week, it's taken me until today to get my supplies out. So here's what I created based on the classes from day 1, with a smidge of bonus day 6 thrown in too:
This card was inspired by Jennifer McGuires lesson on day one. I don't seem to have any large background stamps so instead went for a small background stamp and repeated the stamping.
Card number 2 was inspired by Kristina Werner's card from day 1. I loved the idea of a repeating pattern but went for circles instead of hexagons, but still kept in with the tone on tone stamping:
Card number 3 was inspired by Lisa Spangler's day 1 card, although you wouldn't know it!! But it did get me to do some kiss stamping and I love the effect it had on the butterfly. Further inspiration was from Jennifer McGuires bonus day 6 card. What a great technique of half die cutting the butterfly shape off the page:
Then last but by no means least as I think has turned out to be my favourite was my card that was inspired by Dawn McVey's card from day 1 along with the new half die cutting technique I learnt from Jennifer today, along with the kiss technique from Kristina. It's like all my home work wrapped up in one card!.
Any Papertrey ink fans will notice that all my supplies were from PTI. I'm far too lazy to list them all. After all I'm still on day one of class and the weekend is nearly over.
So what else have I been up to? Lots and lots :-) I've been dancing in Henley, Leeds, Oxford and even teaching in Newcastle. I helped lay 170 place settings and was a bridesmaid at my sister's wedding, had a weekend of paper and glue with the girls at Hucklow, done two demo days for work, some walking and I've joined up at Slimming World. So as usual it's busy, busy but that's what keep me happy.
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