Sunday, 31 October 2010
Saturday, 16 October 2010
The second item was the bird house - using the Holly Birdhouse Stamp plate. These were lovely to make and instead of sealing the roof, we left one side open and used a velcro spot to keep it closed so that you can put a gift or sweets into it. This way, you could either put a new item in each day leading up to Christmas or even make one for each day of Advent. It was painted using the Cosmic Shimmer watercolours. Although it can't really be seen in the photo, it was cream and orange. Jayne had quite a few samples and one done in gold on cream was stunning. There was also a sample made with acetate, which would make a great treat box.
The last item we made was a plate from the Adorables range. The decoupage was from the the CD but we stamped the bannister from the rubber stamps in distress ink to put the girls against. The template for this comes from the Adorables CD and it even includes the template for the stand, which can also be used for other cards - not just this plate card. The photo does not do the plate justice but the hollies on the outer plate are glittered, as it the outer edge. The inner part is separate and attached with foam pads to give it some depth.
All in all, a great day with great crafting, great food and great people. I will certainly be attending some more of Jayne's workshops next year.