Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Big Day Out swap

Card: early expresso, real red, pear pizzazz, whisper white
Stamp set: season of joy
Ink: pear pizzazz, real red, early expresso
Ribbon: real red 5/8" grosgrain ribbon
Other: vintage wallpaper embossing folder, big shot, brayer, sponge, brayer, basic rhinestones

Part of getting together with other demonstrators is to swap projects for cool ideas and inspiration. This was my swap that I took along to the Big Day Out in Auckland last Saturday. I was really pleased with how it came out and I received some amazing swaps in return! Lots of ideas to try and inspiration gallore - my happy place!

The photo is not the best - I forgot to take a shot before I handed them all out (I also forgot to keep one back for myself - doh! I'll have to create one just for me!) and this has come off a shot I took of a whole bunch of swaps that were displayed on the day. A bit grainy, but hopefully you'll still be able to see the detail. Much better in real life!

Big Day Out!

I know it's been awhile, but I'm back...! Just this past weekend, I had lots of fun in Auckland at the Big Day Out, with 150 other demonstrators - fantastic! This is me with my upline Paula, and team member, Debi, and my "up upline", Jacquelyn. Thanks for a fab day!

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

White on white challenge

Card: whisper white
Stamp set: because I care
Ink: versamark
Other: clear embossing powder, dazzling diamonds, petals-a-plenty embossing folder, big shot, basic pearls, decorative label punch

I decided to play along this week at Craft Room with their White on white challenge. The design team at Craft Room are soooo talented! Check them out for some amazing ideas!

Love how this card has come out, but not so happy about the awful lighting we've been having (due to the weather!) to take this kind of shot... The tag at the bottom of the card has been clear embossed with the 'because I care' stamp. I'm definitely going to use white on white again - it's so elegant and pure!

Monday, August 8, 2011

Just add tearing/distressing

Card: rich razzleberry, concord crush, whisper white
Stamps: because I care (hostess stamp set)
Ink: basic blac, rich razzleberry, old olive
Other: clear embossing powder, heat tool, 1/4" poly-striped ribbon - concord crush

I decided to play along with the challenge at Just Add Ink this week. The JAI team challenged us to add tearing or distressing to our project, which I just love to add some texture and depth.

I don't have my staz-on ink pad yet (coming in my next order!), so I had to use my basic black ink pad, and clear emboss it so I could lightly water-colour the image. I had lots of fun, and the effect was "seriously cool"! The photo hasn't come out very well, and certainly doesn't do it justice, but there is a bit of distressing on all of the panels, and the 'thank you' sentiment finishes it off nicely.