Saturday, 28 November 2009

Watercolour Wonders

Gina certainly knows how to keep you guys entertained. At the NEC she drew the crowds as always. I think this just had to be my most favourite card out of the ones she demo'd.

I love the way she's used the Art Impressions Phone Box and topped it off with Snow Writer (now back in stock) with some added bling (prisma glitter) to give it a real glistening snowy feel.

Gina's also stamped out the wrought iron fence a couple of times whilst masking off the phone box to place the phone box infront of the fence and then stamped the birch tree and grove of trees to make them look like they are behind the fence. A little bit of added foliage with the leaves stamp and teeny tiny grass, and you have yourself a fantastic festive scenic card. Finished off very nice with the greeting, which I firstly didn't realise what stamp Gina had used, until she pointed out it was a verse stamp and she'd only used part of it (that's the great thing about using the Marvy Le Plume II pens, they give you complete control). I so love that font on the greeting.

Now, although that phone box card is my favourite, this next card definitely wins the most points for the most ingenious.

This design, you just won't believe it, is actually created by using a twig stamp design (wc bare branch).
If you click on the link you'll see what it looks like to start with. This idea came to Gina in the middle of the night when she couldn't sleep, and then she had to get up and out of bed, straight to her craft room, to try it out while it was still fresh in her mind. Now I know she's not the only one who seems to get wonderful ideas in the middle of the night (our scrapbook tutor Lisa - to name another!!). And i'm sure many of you do too - keep a notebook and pen by your bedside - definitely worthwhile.

Anyhow, back to "twiggy". Gina's stamped it at North, South, East and West on a small square of card, then again between each of those impressions, all so that the base of the twig touches in the middle (or close enough). You'll then be able to see 'petals' that you can colour in, add some glitter, a lovely sparkly gem in the centre and you've got yourself a superb, very creative, poinsettia card.

Thanks Gina for all your wonderful ideas that you share with us. It is very much appreciated.

The 2nd Ultimate Rubber Stamping Demo Day

This Saturday - 5th December 2009

If you want to come and see Gina in action - along with 6 other fantastic demonstrators (Brenda, Copic Louise, Crafty Lou, Chris, Kim, Scrapbook Lisa), then we are holding our 2nd Ultimate Rubber Stamping Demo Day here at Sir Stampalot in Peterborough. If you came last year, you'll know how good it was (and hopefully will be again this year). Brenda's hubby Eddy and grand-daughter Azaria will be on Free Food and Drink duty!! It was such a blast last year. Bring your camera. It's totally free. Rolling demo's (including copics, cricut, gypsy, watercolouring, metal work, distressing, tildas, fork 'andles!) from all 7 ladies all day long (10am- 4pm) and I seriously suggest you allow at least a couple of hours for your visit. Cant' wait to see you all.

Click here for directions to Sir Stampalot, Peterborough.

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in the meantime, happy stamping
- janicex


Wendy M said...

Love the phone box card - fab colouring xx

Carolands said...

The phone box card is quite stunning!

Kay Carley said...

Gina - you never fail to astound me with your creativity!! Absolutely wonderful!

Janice - I would love to visit one of your demo days but you are just too far away for me to pop by otherwise I would!!

Kay xx

Sally H said...

I know Brenda has already told you, but we will be there! The phone box card is stunning - looking forward to watching those demos and buying some new stash!

Kim x said...

Looking forward to being there with you. See you tomorrow - getting really excited. Kimx

Mel said...

These a lovely, can't wait till saturday ! Melx

brenda said...

Seems we are all getting excited, only three sleeps now !!

As Mel said, "be there or be square".

B x