Craft Stamper is THE stamping magazine, so I'm absolutely thrilled to be part of the design team. Click here to see who my teamies are. My first post is on Friday with the start of the new monthly challenges. Can't wait!
I still managed to make a card in the middle of all the excitement. I've been drooling over some of the Rubbernecker two-part stamps, particularly some of the poppy stamps, when I remembered I'd bought a poppy set by Kaisercraft the other week. I need to get into the habit of not putting new stamps away until I've used them, then I may have a chance of remembering I've bought them!
Anyway, I thought I'd improvise on the two-step stamping and use a big paintbrush instead. I stamped the outline images in Simon Says Midnight Green (part of a goody bag - thanks, Simon!) then pressed my Memento ink pads onto an acrylic block and used a very wet paintbrush to splodge some blocks of colour across the flowers and leaves. A layer of Dandelion first, then highlights with Cantaloupe, then some Bamboo Leaves on the leaves. If you don't like staying inside the lines when you're colouring, this is the technique for you!
I'm entering this into the following challenges:
Less is More, Yellow and Green
Do You Speak English? where you have to use a language other than English
And Virginia's View, a new challenge blog set up by the very talented Virginia Lu of Yes, Virginia, where the first challenge is all about watercolouring.
I went to Sing-a-Long-a Sound of Music last week, and it was an absolute hoot! You watch the original film, Sound of Music, but it's not just watching, it's full audience participation. We dressed as nuns - there were people dressed as Maria, as the children in their curtain play clothes, there were even two children dressed as brown paper packages tied up with string! We had flash cards to hold up, edelweiss to wave, party poppers for when Maria and the Captain kissed. We had to hiss at the baroness, bark at Rolfe, barf at Gretl, boo at the baddies - it was hilarious! And of course, we sang along. I recommend it if ever you get the chance. I think the next one is Sing-a-Long-a Grease!
ETA: I forgot to add it to Simon Says Work It Wednesday - use a Simon brand product.