Wednesday, 30 July 2014

Heartfelt Creations Workshop Part 2

I have only just got around to taking photographs of the last cards that I made at the Heartfelt Creations workshop.  I must admit that I have never made 8 cards at a workshop before (especially as it was only 1 day) and I think it has taken longer to blog and photograph them than it took to make them!
The format was the same as before with the class kits but this time we used the Arianna Blossoms kit.

Again, we concentrated on the technique rather than the cutting and this time we coloured with Viva Décor 3d Stamping Paint.  I had never used this before but just love it. 
Although you cannot see it on the photos, it actually has a really shimmer finish with out being overpowering.  We just put a very little of the paint onto  sponge and then sprayed some water on it and dabbed it on to the flowers.  The colour that we used in the class was Carmine Red. 
I liked the fact that if you bought the paper pack, then the background of the card was already preprinted and just the addition of a couple of flowers and embellishment made a quick card.

Wednesday, 23 July 2014

Card for 21st

I can't believe that my nephew has reached his 21st birthday - I don't know where the time  has gone.

He will be happily celebrating it out in the US as he is at college over there.  At least now he will be able to drink legally.

I layered some paper from Father Knows Best from LOTV onto Coconut White Foundation Card and bordered the paper with Gilding Flakes.  I then used Tattered Lace Champagne Glasses and Champagne Bottle dies to cut out my images and layered them both onto Coconut White card but coloured the bottle with distress ink.  I used Memory Box University and University Backgound to create his name and 21 and then added a Happy Birthday greeting using Tattered Lace again.

I had to get it done quick so that his sister could take it out with her when she joined him for his birthday and as seems to be the way at the moment, left it to the last minute.  At least he got it though as I could not send him a bought one.

Thursday, 10 July 2014

Heartfelt Creations Workshop

I spent a lovely day on Friday in Kenilworth at a Heartfelt Creation Workshop. It was run by Oyster Stamps and the tutor was Emma-Lou from Heartfelt Creations ably assisted by her husband Richard.  Before Friday, I did have a few Heartfelt Creations stamps and dies but was not really getting the best out of them and had held of buying more until I had completed this workshop. I now feel that I will be able to use them a lot better than before.
The idea of this workshop was to learn techniques rather than spend time cutting and matting cards so the backgrounds and embellishments were already cut, enabling us just to concentrate on the techniques but still have finished cards.  This certainly worked for me.

The first collection we worked with was the Majestic Collection and we learnt how to colour the flowers and leaves quickly and then how to shape them in a few different ways.  We were only using distress inks to colour but we were putting the colour on with sponge daubers which did make it quick.  I have used a variety of tools for colouring before but never these daubers, but did like using them and will certainly be using them again.

I never realised that there were so many ways to shape one particular flower but we were certainly learning this on the workshop. It is amazing how just a little moisture can make such a difference to how the flower ends up looking.

We managed to get five cards finished in this session although the glitter did get put on at a later time.  I think that next time I make cards like this - I would make my own backings but I can understand why the backing were provided already in the classroom.