Sunday, 24 January 2010

I think I know what I'm doing!!

Well this is my first post and I too have been busy trying to decide what approach to take for this project.

I was the lucky one of the quartet to choose the first project from February issue of Craft Stamper and I chose Jean Hardy's lovely envelope card. I am a big fan of Jean's work. I was lucky enough to meet Jean twice in 2009 at the Craft Barn and the Graphicus Retreat. She is so relaxed about the way she works, she really made me feel confident enough to have a go at the sort of projects she makes. I love the intricacy of what she does, her projects often include miniature detail which I love. They are always quite "busy", but so well forumulated. I also adore Crafty Individuals stamps too. So here is the stash I have put together for this project.

As the project is to be posted by the end of February, I have decided to go for a Valentines theme in reds and burgundies. I love rich fabrics and have found an amazing fabric rose trim which I hope will fit into the project OK, but may be a little too big. I have also chosen deep red satin mirri card, and red and burgundy velvet paper and some backing paper with red roses. I am hoping to include a romantic CI stamp, plus my favourite Elusive Images Damask Hearts stamps, hopefully on shrink plastic, although it will be the first time I have ever tried to use it. I also have some organza fabric, paper red roses, other red flowers, some poetry and various other bits and pieces I hope to use. It has already been enjoyable hunting out the materials.

I am working with a talented group of girls here. most with a lot more experience than me, but we are all agreed, this blog is not a competitive, but co-operative venture where we all learn from and inspire each other with our efforts.

Thanks for popping by! Elaine xx


craftimamma said...

Oooh Elaine, these look scrummy! Your rose trim is just as beautiful as you said it was so I do hope you get to use it this time. Lots of other lovely things in there too.

Have fun!

Lesley Xx

Jo said...

So that's your rose trim! It's gorgeous. Is there a story behind it? It looks like it might have come from a milliner's

Aquarius said...

This looks like an interesting new blog to follow - good luck

judith@poppy cottage said...

This looks like a lovely collection Elaine. I've seen the film strip ribbon on Tim's blog, it looks really interesting, and I'd love to see it IRL. I love the look you are going for, Judith x