Saturday, 28 July 2012

Workshop with Jayne

As the workshop season now seems to be here it was time for a visit to the wonderful Jayne Nesotrenko's workshop in July.  I had missed her earlier workshop due to being away on holiday in Arizona and  as I had only been back a week was still suffering a little from Jet Lag - it had hit me hard this time.

I had a really good trip seeing such wonderful sights as the Grand Canyon, Lake Powell and the Rainbow Bridge, Monument Valley and Canyon de Chelly.  I even signed up to the Michael's loyalty card and found a wonderful craft shop in Page that had gorgeous papers that I just had to bring back with me. 

Jayne's workshop was based on her new collection "Grande Journeys" from her "Just my Imagination" range and  I was bowled over by them.  Jayne had released them 3 days before I was due on the workshop and I did not really get a good chance to look at them before I went.  The samples that she had on display were superb and I had seen that we were going to make a Japanese fan card. 

The fan shape was made using the Glitter Girls Elegance & Fantasy board and we got to choose what coloured background card we wanted.  The scene in the background is Jayne's Kyoto Garden which we coloured, cut and attached to the card and Japanese  Geisha which we also coloured.  We had the choice of whether to decoupage the image or just have it as a single image.  I decided to decoupage and ended up with 4 layers. 

The flowers and fan were from "The Grande Journey Accessories" stamp plate and again were coloured and attached to the card. 

I really enjoyed making this card and the instructions to make this are on Jayne's website here .

Sunday, 15 July 2012

Back to School Girl

I coloured this LOTV stamp a few months ago but have only just decided to use it on a card.  The stamp is called "Back to School Girl" and just loved the expression on her face.  There is also a boy stamp which I also bought at the same time that has just as good an expression.

I used Copic pens to colour her although I did not keep a record of which colours I used but think it was the Warm Greys. This was made into an 8" x 8" card due to the size of the doily used as I felt the image fitted into this well.  I used Rainbow card to cut French Pastry Doily die.

In the corner, I used a spellbinder die to cut out the corners in the same rainbow card to match.
This was then mounted onto Core'dinations card and then onto some 7Gypsy paper that I had in my stash. 

The flowers used were from Wild Orchids Craft Sweetheart Blossoms and Cherry Blossoms.

Tuesday, 3 July 2012

Parchment Fan

This fan was a labour of love as it did take quite a time to make all fourteen ribs of the fan but it was well worth it. 

It is  white work with cutting and a little gold tinta ink to make the embossing on the ribs stand out more. 

The ribs were joined with some thin gold metallic ribbon and a tassle at the end to hold it all together.

The fan does fold in on itself but the parchment is not strong enough to enable it to be used as a fan. 

It is purely for decoration and I am going to mount it on some black card and frame it. 

This is one project that will not be finding a home elsewhere.