Welcome back to my blog and today I have something that I have been working on for the shows at Alexandra Palace over the weekend coming.
As most of you know by now I will be at the Craft show doing make and takes on the Visible Image stand which I am looking forward to sooo much I am also doing a couple of the demos in the tent over the weekend too which will be great fun.
Mark and Helen are as we speak beavering away making and packing all the stamps by hand, they amaze me how they get everything done, it is just the two of them working all hours designing writing creating making and marketing all the fabulous stamps they sell and my hat is not only off it is on the floor and stamped on to them lol (slightly dramatic but hey why not I am impressed lol) and they are kind lovely friends too.... wow.
Anyway I thought you would like to see some of the tags I put together for the make and takes so this is what I will be helping people to acheive.
This first one is an Autumn feel tag , I will be showing how to get the background ready and all that layering
with embossing powder and inks and then that amazing centre featuring the Stay Strong stamp pressed into Utee. On the blog over the weekend will be full tutorials on how to make these so that the people who come to the make and takes have it written down to have a go at home and for those who can't make it to the show so can follow along anyway so look out for that this weekend.
I just love the inks and the depth with how your eye starts at the central piece but then travells to the backing where you immediately see the leaf but then start to pick up on a the other items with in the backing.
Here you see it from the side angle with the script stamp from the Revolution set used and embossed in clear over white card then at the end of all the inking some treasure god added over the writing in places just around the edges, I love to do this as the raised embossing really grabs the shine in the wax. Once its dried you can take a coth and buff it til it realy shnes as of course originally it was used as a furniture polish to add shine and colour to wood.
Here is a close up of the tag with a tiny button in the centre and some thin ribbon through the centre. You also can see how the ink colours blend and how I have added all the layers to buid the depth you see from afar.
The stamps used on this one are .
My thoughts on these these two sets, first when revolution came out my jaw hit the floor as they say , I immediately saw crashing waves with white horses (as they call crashing waves lol) and that script is just beyond perfect for mixed media and scrapbooking Also those of you who ike to journal wow , use a white gel pen to write your message over a colourful background rather than black pen on a light colour. It creates a stunning effect.
Then there is the coours of the wind set, well does this not scream Autumn and tucked within the leaf is a tree amazing , i dont know another brand with such forward thinking ideas. I love this leaf and the small leaves around can be used separately so you can have falling leaves exactly where you want them
Here are a coule of cards I originaly created with these two sets , Do you remember them?
This was the one I envisioned the very first time I saw Revolution.
And something a little different , look into the backing and you will see lots of embossed leaves too, with lots of ink blended all alround.
The second tag is a christmassy one ..
With it being half way through September already people have been wanting quick ish Christmas cards, well why not send a tag for people to hang on the tree or their Christmas card line instead and be a iece of art as well as your seasonal wishes.
Most of you saw my little tree I created from the Visible Image set a couple of weeks ago which is a fun way to create a larger tree so we will have a go at this one too.
The stamp sets I used for this one were.
I am not a huge Christmasy person now the kids are all grown but I just love the dellicate Snowflake here in the White Christmas set and as soon as I saw the Merry Little Christmas set I saw the larger tree made with shades of green, or whatever colour you choose , your imagination is the only thing that can choose how your tag comes out but with these amazing stamps the possibilities are endless as a famous man once said lol ( Eddy Izzard at the end of a recycling advert on telly) lol . Trivia tooo ... haha
Here are a coupe of recent cards made with these sets ..
Well I hope I haven't overloaded you all with too many pictures but I truly hope I see as many of you as can possibly make it over the weekend and I would love to see you on the make and take table enjoying some time together whilst playing with yummmy stamps... what can be better....
Don't forget the extra posts over the weekend to coincide with the shows too with love and best wishes to all