Hi everyone .. well it's something rather different from me today.
My friend and fellow craftaholic Lil invited me to come along to a crafting workshop she had heard about. It was given by Helen Ding, an independent Stampin' Up demonstrator, and was held in Warrington near where I work.
I'm totally unfamiliar with Stampin' Up products so thought I would go along to see what was what, and also just for the social side of an evening out with fellow crafters.
The aim of the class was to do various techniques for getting ink to paper ... including the "baby wipe" technique with reinkers, and using dye-ink marker pens to colour images and/or ribbon (I'd never coloured ribbon before!!).
The whole thing was very enjoyable, and here's what I made ...
The flower on this one was coloured with Stampin' Up marker pens.
This one used the "baby wipe" technique with re-inkers to create a stamped sentiment in 2 colours.
This one was supposed to be a Mother's Day card, but having lost my mum so recently I just had to choose a different sentiment for it!!
The image on this one was also coloured using marker pens.
All the cards had teeny flowers created using the "baby wipe" technique to create a dual colour on the image.
All the products used on these cards are by Stampin' Up - Helen has got more details on her blog here.
The style of these cards is rather different from what I usually make and I'm not sure whether they are really "me"; but it was great fun making them and thinking about things in a different way. I was actually quite shattered by the end of it as I'm normally quite leisurely paced in my crafting, so to make 4 cards in 2 hours (including finding each stamp I wanted on the table and then playing swapsies with the other ladies) required me to get quite a wriggle on lol! I also got me quite confused swapping my trusty Cuttlebug for a Bigshot which I'd never used before, but I rather liked the magnetic plate as it held in place all the dies which were placed over co-ordinating stamps, very nicely!
Anyhow I came away with my Stampin' Up catalogues which I've been looking through over the past couple of days, and there are certainly some very interesting products!
I'm not enetering these cards into any challenges as theya re not my own original designs, but i just thought I'd like to share them with you today.
Thanks for visiting, and enjoy the rest of your weekend.