Tuesday, 24 September 2019

Happy Birthday: Purple Frame

I made a frame and decorated it with the Hope Filigree Swirl stamps from Claritystamp.  The inner part of the frame can be replaced with a photo if the recipient so desires.

Sunday, 22 September 2019

Thursday, 19 September 2019

Adding Stamping to a Candle using the Ornate Filigree Swirl Stamps

Maria Moorhouse can be seen at 9am, 1pm and 5pm today  on Hochanda with these ornate swirl stamps from Claritystamp.  The designs are also available as Groovi plates fro parchment work.  For my first project, I decided to decorate a candle.

Wednesday, 18 September 2019

WOYWW 537: Workshop Review

Whizzday has arrived again at its usual breakneck speed and I am once again sharing my desk via Julia and the Stamping Ground with my fellow desk enthusiasts. 
My desk today shows some of the projects I have created at two workshops over the last few months.  The finished card (top right) is one of the projects that Eva and I worked on at the Clarity retreat at the end of August.  I finished the panel on the day, but needed to mount it on a card.  I decided to keep the surround simple as the panel is so intricate.  The Clarity retreats are certainly well worth going to if you have the time.  They are not the cheapest on the market, especially as they last two days, but are crammed full of techniques, ideas and a chance to learn something new. 
The remaining three pieces are WIPs started at the last workshop with Maria Moorhouse that Eva and I go to each month.  This one is a full day and you leave each time with a minimum of four finished (or in my case almost finished) projects.  Once again, worth driving a distance to go to, although Maria also runs workshops in Preston and Catterick, as well as the one we go to at Hadnall, Shrewsbury. 
This is what was actually on my desk yesterday afternoon.  The makings of a background using the bleeding tissue paper technique for an art journal page.  I can't show any more until after the 27th.
I can show sneaky peeks of the projects that I handed over to Maria on Sunday, ready for her shows on Hochanda this evening and tomorrow.  If you'd like to see them in full, they will be appearing on my blog over the next few days.

As you can see, the shed has nearly got a complete undercoat now and hopefully the top layer will be ready to show you (at least in part) by next week.  I'm not holding my breath though lol.

I'll be round to visit in the morning if I don't make it this evening.  I have a meeting after school so it's a long day.  Happy WOYWW everyone.