I've been meaning to post images from the last Cre8tive Cards class for a while but I have been caught up with my new improved office, come craft room. In fact I have been sanding and filling so much that I have given myself tendonitis! The room is completed I just have to sort all the stuff now (the fun bit)!
So here are the cards from a couple of weeks ago. Firstly we made a star card. It was a bit time consuming to decorate but well worth the effort for the finished effect. I think it would look amazing hung by ribbon.
The third card was a card for using up all those scraps of paper. We used neutral creams and browns but the card looks great with a mix of all sorts of colours too :)
And finally, our first Christmas card of the year. I saw the template for this Christmas card on the Internet and thought it was great so we used it in the class. I think Christmas cards need to be quick but effective and I definitely think this card falls into that category!
Wednesday, 12 October 2011
I had a lovely time at the Littlegreen retreat last weekend despite having a bad arm which meant unloading the boxes was slower going than normal. I always love going to retreats with the shop as once I am set up I can relax and get some scrapping done myself. I was sitting next to Sarah who managed to do 6 layouts I think it was on Saturday alone and I only did 2 over the whole weekend. I do have excuses though!! The shop was very busy :) and I had to pack up on Sunday morning as I had to get back to look after the kids as Dave is away :( I know talking a lot had a little to do with me not getting much done too :) Here are the two pages I did complete.
This page is all about how my eldest son pointed with his middle finger when he was tiny just like his Grandad Colin. I wonder what else the boys have inherited from the family? I know both Jez and Dave twiddle their hair!
This second page is my youngest playing the snare drum at his school show in 2010. The whole class performed the John Barnes rap as part of the World Cup Fever show and Alex drummed along which he was very proud of.
Friday, 7 October 2011
At the July card class I was a little concerned that some of the ladies might have taken offence at this first card, but thankfully they all took it in good humour. After the class I thought of a different greeting to go on the front.... I rearly love you! You can use the template to cut the bottom cheeks part of the card in patterned paper instead to make a bikini but I really couldn't think of a greeting for a bikini card! If you think of one let me know!
We made two cards following our sketch and this is definitely my favourite. We made the butterflies using alcohol inks and acetate and had a nifty little technique to enable the underneath wings to show. The butterfly antenna are made from flower stamen too.