First of all let me offer a big apology to all you kind people who have kept checking only to be disappointed that there was nothing new to see. Unfortunately in some ways, life has been throwing a few curved balls at my buddies and I. I've been quite lucky in that most of my distractions have been pleasurable ones but poor Judith and Elaine have both been laid low by nasty viruses as well as being kept busy in other areas. Hopefully, they are both on the mend now. Anyway, I have finally managed to get round to the project that I chose for us this month.
This first example wasn't totally successful in my opinion. I wanted to try that particular image because I like it's delicacy so much but obviously with not being a silhouette stamp the blended colours showed through where the image overlapped. I also don't think the colour block is the right shape but I still quite like it.
As you can see I decided not to keep my blocks of colour symmetrical so that I wasn't 'copying' Joanne. I think this Stamp n' Store image that I bought in a set of stamps from QVC when I first started stamping (and previously unused) works particularly well with this coloured shape.
These last two cards are quite small at about 3.5" x 4" and were made from scraps. I'm quite pleased with both of them as I think the two images work well for different reasons. I really like the Lavinia Poppies and the Elusive Images design from the Eastern Grasses set is one of my favourites. I think this little card has an oriental look to it.
I think these cards are so useful and can either be left as they are or just add a very simple sentiment to make a card suitable for any occasion. I could have gone on making loads of these trying out different shapes, stamps and colour combinations. On these particular cards I used three colours on each from a selection of Adirondack inks in Juniper and Meadow and Distress Inks in Shabby Shutters and Crushed Olive.
Hopefully the other girls will find time to get their take on this particular project done fairly soon but I can say that I have really enjoyed playing with these and will definitely make more.
Once again, I'm sorry we kept you waiting and thanks for sticking with us. I'm wondering what project Elaine is going to choose for us next as she has not given us any clues at all, Hmmmmm!!!!
Thursday, 4 November 2010
Well, here I am posting my wooden box project based on Isa Norris' idea in the August edition of Craft Stamper magazine. Last month was so hectic for me, I went to Barcelona, and had another two trips away. My box was painted, but unfinished for a few weeks before I could finally get around to completing it this week.