For Inky Fingers this week we're using VersaMagic inkpads and Cardio stamps. I don't do much with chalk inkpads but now I've had a go, I'm a bit hooked - you can create such beautiful, softly blended backgrounds.
Here's what we'll be making if you fancy coming along:
That's the theme of my class next Saturday 19 November, at The Craft Barn.
We're going to be trying out the new alcohol ink colours from Ranger and various techniques using Infusions on Yupo to make a selection of Christmas cards.
Here's a sneak peek:
So, if you want to make some different looking cards and learn new techniques at the same time, come and join us!
I've been having a little play with some old books for my next Inky Fingers Class at The Craft Barn and this is what I came up with: the first is a tree with cover as a background:
and the second is a freestanding angel:
I've never tried this before but the folding is very easy and surprisingly quick.
I thought I'd post it here as the group weren't at all sure about this project (don't think they could visualize what I was on about!) Obviously the colours are all variable - it'd be nice to make a sort of woodland tree as well - getting carried away now!
If you fancy joining us and having a go follow the link above.
No, not me, but my youngest daughter. Well actually it's next week, but I've already done the card and present opening as she's doing an Erasmus year in Berlin and we went over to see her at the weekend.
We had a great time and walked our socks off!
Here's the card I made for her:
Believe it or not I'm doing an Advent Calendar class on Saturday at The Craft Barn. We're using JOFY stamps, Prima Colorbloom sprays and lots of sparkle.
Here are a couple of pics to give you the idea:
and some close ups of some of the bags (there are obviously 24 in all!):
If you fancy joining in the fun then follow the link above.
I'm up at Ally Pally tomorrow demoing for That's Crafty. I'm working with the Pebeo Iridescent paints and also the Metallics (gorgeous colours). There are also some new bases that I'll be using and a new product for doing quick transfers, the operative word being 'quick'. And, very exciting, I'll be using That's Crafty's new stamps.
Here are some sneak peeks:
I'm also doing a Make n Take using one of the new acrylic Uprights:
There are fantastic demos and Makes n Takes going on all day on both days, so if you can't bear to see all my mess, come and watch someone else - Lauren Hatwell, Carol Fox, Alison Hall - you've got plenty to choose from!
I've had a lovely time creating a card and acrylic tag book for the Inky Fingers group on Wednesday 21 September at The Craft Barn.These stamps - JOFY 45 and 46 - are just so lovely to work with and colour:
The idea is that the acrylic pages can stand alone or overlay the page behind:
There's a new digital mixed media magazine coming out very soon called:
Katy Leitch (previously editor of Craft Stamper and Scrap 365) is the owner, editor, chief, boss, gopher etc etc - it's her brilliant idea in other words and I can't wait to see the first issue.
Head on over to the facebook page for more info.