So I want to share with you today what i did at Clarity Cumbria on Saturday with the lovely Jo Rice - it was a wonderful day - we did 4 full cards plus tried a further technique. Here's all of them together then I'll take you though them one by one:
We got the hummingbird stamp as part of our workshop fee - which was a mere £25. Really good value!
Here's the first card:
We used the Gingko stencil to make this - I treated myself to some Clarity stencil brushes when I was there and they made this background incredibly quick and simple. Make number two involved the shaving foam technique.
I then used charcoal to shade the birds and stamped the flowers and coloured them then added. Whilst we had the shaving foam out we also applied it through a stencil - I bought this stencil whilst I was there and enjoyed smearing the inky shaving foam onto the stencil. This is the effect - I'm hoping to try filling the white bits in with distress inks to finish this off ... watch this space.
Such a cool technique - looking forward to playing with this idea. The next piece was a tag - this is my favourite.
I used a variety of stencils to do the background then added the fussy cut birds and other items. Here's a close up:
and finally - the last make of the day!
simple stamping and embossing then painting with perfect pearls.
I really had a fabulous time and will be going back as soon as I can! Thanks to Jo for such a fab day and to Jo's sister for great cake and a fab shop service!!!
Have a great Monday!