Good afternoon folks, I am so pleased it decided not to rain all day today unlike the whole of the weekend when I got totally drenched more than once whilst out doing the shopping unlike some people who had the luxury of sitting in front of their TV and not having to move an inch, mentioning no names Mr. B now moving on to nicer things to talk about namely classes for this week.
I thought we might keep the floral theme going as Christmas is just about upon us and I'm hoping to get the tree up and sorted this week so before all of that this is a little look forward to the Spring even though winter has only just begun and one thing I'm sure of it's bound to get much colder before Spring is anywhere near arriving.
This week one Classic Vase Die and one Apple Blossom Stamp set both from Creative Expressions by Sue Wilson.
I'm sooooooo pleased that I have managed to get my photo's back, so far so good lol!!!
Here's a quick look at some of the items I have used, I did use a touch of my Clear Sparkle Pen mixed with my ink to paint the flowers with, I used a fine tip paint brush as some of the flowers are quite small.
You can't quite see the sparkle on the flowers in the picture.
In this photo it shows I have coloured the die cut vase with some blue Colour Cloud ink.
Cards are 8x8 and 6x6.
I have to say thanks to John Lockwood for the inspiration on the larger card with the three panel layout on.
I painted the background of the vase with Diamond Starlights paint.
I have used Shabby Shutters and Cracked Pistachio Distress inks to create the background.
This one is all me ! Really liked the background I made but you don't see the true colours in the flowers until the card is in front of you.
The sentiment is included with the Apple Blossom stamp.
As you may be able to see I have stamped and embossed the blossoms and cut them out with my craft knife and scissors before painting the flowers.
Just thought I would show a picture I took on Friday afternoon from my sister's kitchen window, squirrels feeding their little faces, there was at least six of them running a muck but I just couldn't get them all in the photo at the same time, you can stand as close as you please and they don't give a monkey's but get your camera out and they certainly know how to avoid it, typical !
See you soon : )