Barbara has just won the official British Craft Award for the "The Most Inspirational Craft Blog" !! Congratulations Barbara you really deserved it. If you click on Barbara Gray just above the link will take you to her Blog. But hang on!!! read to the end of here first please. xxx
So the Create and Craft TV Show today?
|I had a bit of a mess around on here and discovered a few little things. So who can name all the inks I have used on here????|
I would give up now because I don't think I could even name them all, but its definitely a mixed media piece.
I can't comment on weather it was a good show because to be honest with you I am really writing this Blog yesterday - Saturday - trying to keep ahead of myself!!! But I can say with confidence that Barbara will have been great and she will have done some great demonstrations and I bet that the Fairy Stamps were a sell out and pretty quick too!!!!
So when I got my Stamps and Stencils I was really in the mood for a good play, while I am not doing my Gelli Plate Classes I am sat with my nose to the letterbox waiting for my new Clarity Stamps and Stencils to arrive. I only like to craft for a reason. So in between time when there is a bit of a Lull I study!! Well I say Study? I watch a lot of You Tube and search for unusual crafty people on line and on Pinterest to see what everyone is up to? I even made my You Tube video and it is waiting for its second edition, which I have made BUT it was so long even I fell to sleep while I watched it??? So I will "Study on You Tube" how to cut chunks out of your videos seamlessly????
So you know when you have too many ideas and you start to get muddled up and then you send off your DT Samples and remember all the other things you were going to do -that was me. But its OK because we have a great Design Team and I am sure that there will have been plenty of techniques and styles covered between us all. The reason I had so many ideas was purely because I loved the Stamps so much.
|This was a new one I did for the Bunnie Set - So My thoughts on this, its an Easter Egg Hunt and the Bunnies are cuing up to go on the search. I love to make card and Tags that have little surprises so see below!|
|I thought the little chap from the Clarity Stamp Wee People Set was perfect for using to give instructions. "Pull"|
|And there is the Surprise - when you pull the Tab with the Man on you get a Happy Easter Popping up.|
So someone once commented on how much they liked the way I had all my pictures on display in between my chat so I have mostly kept it that way since and think it works myself, after all we crafters are visual people aren't we??
|I made this card, then I got a better idea but I really enjoyed colouring this with proper water colour techniques "My Water Colour Techniques" !!?? I say that because I have never really learnt any proper ones.|
|So on this one I decided in the beginning that it was going to be one of my "Peek-a-boo" Designs. Like I say I do like surprise cards. Again I did Water Colour techniques with paint but it was more about the whole affect rather than shading.|
|There you go here is the "Peek-A-Boo" bit.|
I will be putting plenty of work and techniques on here in the next few months so I hope you will join me in my little You Tube (just for fun) adventure my promise to myself in January to enter all the challenges I wanted to enter last year but couldn't find the time to and on my Page that I will be running alongside it on Face Book in between my Clarity Work which is my main focus. All sounds good on paper doesn't it??
|I love the depth that can be achieved with this.|
My Face Book Page is Altered Arts & Crafts .
You will be able to see and buy the lovely stamps and stencils from today's show on the Clarity Stamp Website
So I hope you like my cards and thank you for any comments you leave and I will see you soon xxx
So much for doing a Blog the day before?? Due to modern technology it has taken me many many hours over two days to get this uploaded with pictures, so thank you for Popping in.