Sunday, 5 June 2011
Epilogue to stamping heaven
First can I thank you all for your very positive comments on my "Stamping Heaven" post. It's really great to get the nod from everyone and also from some of my very talented artist friends. I know this is only colouring but I really do feel that I have learnt a new skill which will be so useful with my card making.
So finally, here is my epilogue to my day at the colouring master class.
At the end of the masterclass last Saturday we were given a kit form of a card that we could make up at home. It contained instructions for how to construct the card and we spent the last session of the day colouring the image that was to be used as the focal of the card.
It was the very sweet "Love Grows" stamp and I carefully followed the tutors' instructions and coloured my image using Promarkers followed by some extra shading using Prismacolor pencils to achieve the final image as shown here. The next day at home I carefully cut the image down and made up my card.
So having been inspired by this "recipe" I stamped out the images of some of the new stamps I had bought at the class as shown above. I then began colouring and new card making on my own, remembering the colouring techniques I had been taught.
This was a birthday cake stamp I bought. I coloured a red variation as shown here and and also a blue variation. I made them both up as cards which I was pleased with.
I added some glitter and some other accents and made these both as birthday cards. I have put the blue version in my Etsy shop for sale if anyone is interested in buying it. They are quite time consuming to make but they do make such unique cards.
Spurred on by these 2 cards I continued my colouring on some more difficult, highly detailed images. These are shown below
I rather like the greens here.
I finally worked on one of my favourite images of "Tea Time" and produced these 2 coloured focals.
As these took me some time to complete I decided I would try to make them into "luxury" sized cards. My normal cards are 5X5" but I noticed that many of the really talented card makers out there tend to use 6X6". I decided to made my own card blanks out of quality linen white card and then I really did go to town! I used mulberry flowers, glitter highlights on the cake tops and shoes, die cut shapes and more.I had SO much fun..mind you they did take me a long time to make.
So here below are my 1st "Deluxe" cards. At moment I am not selling them, as I am not sure if people would pay enough to cover the extra time and material involved, but I will use them for special birthdays and for people who commission me to make cards. Here they are.......
What do you think?
I do hope this post has not been too long but I really have been in stamping heaven and I am so inspired to use my new skills in my card making. For now though I will be putting my card making on hold as my garden is calling, my enamelling at jewelery needs completing and we are off on holiday soon. And all of that is before we have our trip to Wimbledon Tennis (and yes I do still need to go to work 3 days a week ;0) I will be back with one more post before we leave for our summer holiday and I look forward to your visit then. Thanks so much for reading this rather long post!
Bye for now,