Saturday, 1 May 2010

Backgrounds class, lacy daisy and lush green trees

Thursday was our first of two Backgrounds classes - the 'B' in our Alphabet classes. Thank you to all the ladies who attended, t'was fab,and I even taught a bit myself, was quite proud if i do confess so myself! Teaching is not something I'm at ease with, I prefer to let my mum teach, she is so patient and explains everything so well. I usually assist - I prefer to help people. But I taught a bit more, as a few cards were mine and t'was easier to explain them if I was doing the explaining. And I really enjoyed it! This will not be the end, of this teaching lark, I think I will don the gauntlet again soon.

The two cards above are some of the cards that were made on the Backgrounds class, but the following are some that were inspired by the class. We had a week where we made the cards for the class and were just totally background obsessed. One such test sample exploring all things background-stamping-related was this experiment with a Hero Arts Lace Background stamp. The left card I think was stamped with Versacolor Turquoise ink - but I may be wrong, as we've been using 4 different turquoise shades of ink at the mo! The one on the right uses Adirondack Brights Ink Pad in Watermelon flavour. Such an unusual shade, truly watermelon as it's a mixture of pink, orange and red.

Some paper ruffling with the flower, and some paper ribbon weaving too.

We are currently playing around with Bo Bunny die-cuts - this being one of them. You stick a quarter of the 12x12 Persuasion Forever die-cut onto a square card, and cut around the edge, leaving some of the inside of the card exposed. Some Wild Berry Red Dot paper can then be stuck on the inside, so it shows on the outside. Punch a circle out of the same Red Dot paper, and using your fingers, turn and flattern the edge. And Craftwork Cards oval messages and card candy add nicely too. All available instore, and Bo Bunny and Hero Arts are on the website :)

And finally, as we left the shop on Thursday after the class, I couldn't resist taking this photo. It's just past our shop and the other line of shops, down one of the side streets. The avenue trees are just so lush and lovely.
Happy weekend everybody x
P.S Scrapbooking tomorrow, have started scrapbooking again! Only done one page so far, very minimalistic (less is more philosophy). But planning more. Want to do some scrapbooking on the Gatherings on 14th and 22nd May, instead of just watching everybody else make cards or scrap!

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