Monday, 27 August 2012

Printer's tray

Recently I attended a workshop at the Stamp Attic with Hels Sheridan and we altered a Tando printer's tray. It was good fun and I especially liked Hels's technique of using lots of masks on the same piece of card, using them over the top of each other with different colours of ink. I meant to make a blue and green tray but it has come out very green but I like it anyway.
I went with my sister in law and you can click here to see her lovely version in very different colours.
Thanks to Hels and Wendy at the Stamp Attic for a good day.

Chevrons & Cathedral Windows

I've noticed that chevrons are a big trend at the moment and I'd seen Jennifer McGuire using Hero Arts chevron stripe stamp to make really attractive cards.  So I bought the stamp and played about with it to make a Thank you card.  I stamped it on different coloured card and thought I'd make a set of cards but once I started cutting apart the chevrons and rematching them to get different colour combinations I ended up with 20 Thank You cards - enough to last me quite a while I think!  Here are the photos en masse but it doesn't actually show all the colours as there are green combos in the mix as well.

Recently I saw Rosemary Merry on Create & Craft demonstrate how to make a Cathedral window patchwork card so as I love the patchwork look I had to have a go before I forgot how she did it.
I am rubbish at folding and origami techniques but, as Rosemary promised, this one is very forgiving and if the circles don't line up perfectly it doesn't matter and I was very pleased with the result.  If only I had the patience to do it in real patchwork......