I meant to post one of the cards below yesterday, but I got sidetracked, so you've got two cards today. But first, my Show & Tell.
One of my birthday presents was a Take & Make session at a glass fusion workshop. I went on the workshop last weekend and chose to make four coasters. Most of the other students were creating recognisable images (flowers, snowmen, angels, trees, Christmassy stuff) but I just wanted to do random/abstract. Having got the four coasters ready for firing (or whatever), I had some time to spare so I also made a bowl. To keep conkers in. Because conkers are supposed to keep spiders out of the house. (One spider didn't get the message... maybe I need to refresh the conkers.) Anyway, yesterday, I went to collect my masterpieces...
|I'm really pleased with how they turned out.|
|Here's a before shot of the bowl.|
So, here's card No. 1.
I'm entering this into Festive Friday. I don't think I've ever entered this challenge before, probably because I don't usually start my Christmas cards till mid-late-November ;)
Here's card No. 2. The patterned trees are made by creating patterns on a Gelli Plate, then once it's DRY(!!!), pressing sticky tape down over the pattern, burnishing and lifting it off. The bonus is a clean Gelli Plate - yay! Then you just die-cut shapes out of the strip. I saw the video on the Gelli Plate website, but it was Jenny's butterfly that prompted me to have a go.
I'm entering this into Muse, where Therese has provided this lovely inspiration. Suddenly one tree is a whole forest.
Also entering it into Inkspirational - Shine
Artist Trading Post - Stencil Mania. (I used a stencil to make the pink dots.)
Less Is More - More Than One Tree
Come back tomorrow for a fabulous blog hop!