Tuesday, 28 December 2010

Crafty Play Date

Two crafting pals and myself had an online crafting 'play date' yesterday.  Kathy, Lauren and I all had the same set of stamps from Crafty Individuals to play with and there was an optional sketch to follow if we wished.  The session ran from 2pm to 4pm and we all managed to create two projects in that time.  All of them so very different and each reflecting the broad spectrum of creative skills we have between the three of us!

For this first card, I stamped the image on to watercolour paper, using Frayed Burlap Distress Ink, and immediately used a waterbrush to drag some of the colour into the image and blur the sharp edges.  I then cut the image out using an oval nestie, leaving the die in situ whilst sponging the edges with Antique Linen DI.  The scalloped layers under the image were cut from Stamping Up! cardstock in 'early espresso' and 'close to cocoa' using a set of nesties.  I used a cream C6 linen effect deckle edge base card.

I followed the sketch and added strips of the two brown shades of card, finishing with a length of cream sparkly ric rac over the vertical strip.  The sentiment stamp is from the same set and I cut this out with a small oval nestie and again sponged round the edge with Antique Linen DI whilst the die was still in place, to create a faux border.

For the second card made during our session, I used another of the stamps from the set, this time stamping with Rich Cocoa Momento ink on smooth cream cardstock.  The base card is another of the linen effect C6 cards, cut down to make a 4 x 4 card as this stamp is smaller than the one used on the first card. 

I used Bundled Sage DI to sponge round the edges of the image layer whilst the square nestie was still in situ.  The image was coloured with Copics and the sentiment is also from the same Crafty Individuals stamp set as the main image.  Again, this was stamped in Rich Cocoa Momento ink and cut to fit on the edge of the card.  I used the same green Copic that I used on the image, dragged round the outside edge of the sentiment layer, before adding the sentiment raised up from the background using Pinflair glue.

I had lost of fun and I'd encourage you to visit both Kathy's and Lauren's blogs to see their creations from today's session.

I hope you've enjoyed your visit today, do come back soon, it's great to see you !


Kathyk said...

I love both projects Wynneth but my particular fave is the super vintage-y oval card.
Thanks for playing along - it was a fun project, shame we couldn't have met up in person - maybe next time!


Annie said...

sounds like you had a great time Wynneth, and such beautiful creations. I've not set foot in the craft room for a week now .. .. will have to venture in and tidy up before I can get going again!
hugs, annie x

jackid said...

Two beautiful cards there Wynneth love them both but think the first one is fav too
Jacki xx

Kathyk said...

I am SOOOOO impressed that the lovely Andy has treated himself to a Kindle - WTG Andy!