How are you all? I haven't had much time to post this week as between working I have been putting together valentine card orders so it's been a bit busy. My working week ends on a Wednesday night (in theory anyway, as I always end up working most days on bits and bobs) so I'm usually wheel spinning in at the last minute to prepare my blog post and this one was no exception!
Today is Play Date Cafe challenge time. This week the colours were set by Julie. They are really pretty and feminine, but definitely outside of my comfort zone where they are pastels. I was going to do a bit more shabby and chic, but I had the opportunity to play with this fab Hero Arts stamp set that someone let me borrow and I am quite pleased with how it turned out.
As you know I'm trying to practice with my Copics so this was really my first proper attempt. Still a long way to go but I think I'm making a bit of progress now. I need to get a bit braver with adding more shading and colour but posting it on here was a start! I've even left a bit of white, which my friend would be VERY proud of. She always teases me for wanting to colour in every single bit of my image, but I can't help it!! It looks unfinished to me if I don't, but you can see a few white bits here if you look close enough! Ok, so there's not much but look closely at the top of the clock, the tops of the birds, some of the hearts and even all along the scalloped border at the top of the clock. See, how good was that?!!
- Dry emboss wood background
- Punch borders in pink, adhere wood background and attach to card.
- Stamp and colour cuckoo clock, mount onto chocolate cardstock with pop dots for some dimension
- Colour white ribbon with copics to match card (it does actually match IRL!)
Stamp sentiment with versamark on chocolate cardstock, heat emboss with white
- Stamp sentiment, try using a tumble drier sheet to stop embossing powder sticking, just how you've seen it done on videos and detailed on people's blogs, then spend the next five minutes trying to work out where the actual letters are because the powder has just completely covered the writing and stuck to everything!
- Stamp the sentiment again, this time having thrown the sheets away and going back to the old technique of using a little paintbrush to get rid of the excess powder!
- Tie on ribbon to finish
Don't forget to see what our lovely DT members have made, so much inspiration in one place! There are some beauties in there this week, you wait and see!
Savannah O'Gwynn (Senior DT)Andrea Ewen (Private Blend Designer)
Ruby McGuire (that's me!)
Ruby McGuire (that's me!)
So pop on over to the Cafe and link your post. If you use an online gallery, please use the keyword PDCC68, and remember to use our inspirational colours to be eligible to win this week's prize!