Good Morning ladies,
Goodness its May all ready!!!!
Well here it is Ladies, my first proper stamping, once I got started I couldn't stop, I did a few
background papers and then decided on making one larger image that you see above!
I used a selection of Memento ink pads, from the pack I bought at Ally Pally, they ink up the stamps really well and give a good image too.
I decided to follow the colours of the stamped image throughout the card layout, I used the decorative edge from the Noble Adorned Squares to put the fancy pink border on the frame, I used some pink and green card from my stash to matt and layer the background, it ended up fitting an 8 x 8 white square card. I then added a few pearls to accent the corners of the card, also one of the layers that you can just see peeking out has some of the smaller stamped images on, for a little bit of interest. I finished the card with the Delicate Fronds in green and some pink and green ribbon to match the stamped image and a contrasting pink flower to finish the bow. What do you think of my stamping? I love the double stamping concept, I know Patricia has done some different ones, they are Stampin Up stamps, Pat and I couldn't find them when we looking on Wednesday. Rubbernecker do some really pretty ones too, Oyster Stamps had them, don't know who stocks them other that them, on their own website the have some of Sue's stamps which is obviously the link with the Rubbernecker stand at Ally Pally. There are also some great demonstrations on these multi-layer stamps on You Tube by a Rubbernecker demonstrator. The results are absolutely fabulous.
I have been really pleasantly surprised how much I like most of the new dies launched so far, those
Configurations Dies are simply Genius and I think we are going to take to those like we did the 'Lyra'
die and some of the other Gemini dies!
Now I know that some of you are sick of hearing about the Craft Retreat but I want to just ask anyone that has any particular craft skills, for instance quilling, stamping, Quilting (Margaret I so wish you were able to join us, your patchwork/quilting is amazing)! or any other skills, I think Hazel is going to give a demo of her beautiful wrapping and gift baskets, which I can't wait to see, Patricia could do her multi-layer stamping or her beautiful flower creating skills, Brenda has too many skills to mention. So I would like to know if anymore of you would be happy to give an informal, brief demo on anything craft related, please.
Well I am off to check the coffee shop, maybe have a quick cuppa!
love and Hugs