Hello again and welcome.
Last Saturday was our first of our new double card making days with a Summer Florals workshop in the morning and Distressed Florals in the afternoon, both featuring these stamps designed by Jo Firth-Young and Lin Brown for PaperArtsy.
Shading with Distress markers directly,
and as a watercolour, both in subtle colours
and bold ones combined with masking to really make a one-layer card pop!
A bit more paper piecing, this time with a repeat stamped greeting,
and a border stamp masked and repeat stamped to create a mitred frame.
We also used an ink layering technique to make even the palest of shades show up on kraft card,
and finished up with my favourite flower stamped and coloured onto old book pages with Lin Brown's stunning poppy stamp.
Everyone had a great day, made some really individual cards in their own choice of papers and colours, and Anna's chocolate cup cakes really rocked too, lemon ones next time a little bird tells me!
If you fancy coming along to our next double cardmaking day it will be on Saturday 12 September and will be our first Christmas workshops of 2015. So if you fancy getting a head start on those Christmas cards with clean and simple cards in turquoise, pink and lilac in the morning, and more traditional cards in reds and greens in the afternoon then either ring the studio or email to book. If you don't want to do both classes you can just book one, but you will miss out on the free Snazzys Studio Voucher.
I will get the full September schedule out later this week but meantime, if you are a fan of Lin Brown's stamps I have space on next Saturday's Cream and Black workshop using these stamps...
.... to make these cards.
Thank you for joining me, hope to see you here again soon x