I actually prepared this post a little ahead of time as I knew Wednesday I would be working during the day and at Helen’s class in the evening which I will no doubt post about later on! Plus I took this picture of me sharing my crafting space with my princess as we tackled a project together!
So without further ado the pic I grabbed of the workspace!
Hopefully amongst the chaos you can see some of the stuff going on! The princess is colouring Gorjuss stamped images she wanted to do. I on the other hand am busy preparing the birthday party bags for the princess’ birthday… Which isn’t for over four weeks but she is excited about it already!
She chose the colour scheme of the bags (blues), I designed the general idea, she did the stamping onto cardstock of butterflies and flowers, and punched them out, I sorted the stamping on the bags and adding the butterflies and flowers… See a real joint effort.
Don’t want to share the actual bags yet… They need to wait until the actual party I suspect! But I have got a finished project to share that the princess interrupted me making with a request to do the party bags instead!
I had been finishing off a project I started a few days earlier using the fab new Paperartsy stamps I had bought. Look at the fab face stamp from Clare Lloyd, and then the grasses in the background from Darcy. Also added a heart from one of Darcy’s first ever sets as I thought it worked well with the card.
I used the scraping acrylic paint across the cardstock as the start, the. Stamped the grasses. I then stamped the girl twice… Once onto the painted layer and again into fresh thin cardstock. I coloured her using watercolour pencils and a little water to blend, then fussy cut her out. As I had already stamped her I knew where to put her on the layout and also could cut off the strands of hair that were too fine to fussy cut.
Next I added the sentiment, stamped on top of the scraped paint again.
Then the heart stamped, cut out, mounted onto the green cardstock. Mounted the main panel onto the same green cardstock. Edged this panel with a black pen. Added it to a card blank. The envelope I kept to the same theme but must admit rather than paint I used the distress stain I had got through the post that day to test it out…. Love the soft finish it gave!
Love how I could use the two new Paperartsy sets together and how the old sets from Darcy have elements that still work together!
Looking forward to wandering round the world as part of WOYWW over at Julia’s blog. Why don’t you go check it out too? I will probably be late this
week though… Busy day ahead of me so really should be asleep right now!
Ps… Added later… Not going to post about Helen’s class tonight as not taken pics and too tired to unpack now I am home… So blog will have to wait! Fab class though and as usual lovely company with likeminded friends!