Tuesday, 8 May 2012
Today I was crafting with some of the residents of a local care home. It was certainly a new experience and a great deal of fun. I had asked them to make an 8"x8" tile depicting spring. They had lots of fun with some diecuts, self-adhesive glitter foam and some enlarged spring-themed digistamps to colour in. I noticed that one lady was using all the proper shading techniques using only the cheapest sort of felt pens, and the result was absolutely lovely. She had done her RSA certificate and bad arthritis in her hands now prevented her from continuing her art, examples of which were hanging in her room. I would like to see what she could do with Promarkers.
Sunday, 18 March 2012
Here is the card we are about to present to my dear mother-in-law. The intention is that she can keep the card on display after today and it features her favourite colours, rather than strictly spring-type shades.
The La Pashe flowers (Build-a-Blossoms) are good for adding dimension but the white undersides always annoy me, so I coloured them all in matching shades with Aquamarkers, which don't seep through. Unfortunately, the photo does not show the embossing very well - I cut up a 12" x 12" mask to fit the size of the scallopped oval.
I now have to spend a few days organising my stash - should be a challenge!
Friday, 16 March 2012
Wednesday, 7 March 2012
My first atttempt at a rosette - well, strictly speaking it was the third! This was a tricky one as it was for a male friend and I was determined to use the Kanban flag card. I appreciate all comments, particularly any suggestions for improvements.
I'm now looking forward to designs for my girlfriends when I can get out the glitter, Martha Stewart punches and intricate Spellbinders!
Thursday, 23 February 2012
This year most of the cards I'll be sending to friends and family will have a UK and/or London theme. Here is the first one made, although it's a little unusual to have a UK theme with Valentine's Day! The main inspiration was Ali Reeve's design using the Union Flag mask, and I was delighted that she gave it the thumbs up on my Facebook post.