You’d be forgiven for thinking I haven’t made a card for months, but I have actually made quite a few recently. The most recent were the ones I managed to make at last weekend’s open days in the shop. This one is a deceptively simple card – it’s coloured with Copics and shows some subtle shading that gives the illusion of a decoupaged layer on the flower where there isn’t one.
More Copic colouring, this one makes use of the cool greys to add subtle shadows. The edge of the panel has been inked with Tumbled Glass and laid onto a panel of Artylicious Spirit of Christmas paper which has had the edges sanded.
The open days were great fun and it really does feel like welcoming old friends at these events. What touches me most is when new friendships are formed and some of the comments we’ve had from our customers really prove that we have brought together some very special people who have become lifelong friends as a result of their shared interest in crafting.
We are planning our Christmas Extravaganza already (3rd and 4th December) which historically has always had a really good party atmosphere and is early enough to avoid the bad weather that we seem to get after Christmas.
I have a few more cards I’ve made recently, mostly for the online classes I’m running at My Creative Classroom. The second class, Terrific Techniques, starts on Thursday so you have just a few more days to sign up for that as enrolment will close very soon – end of the week I think.
If any of my Back to Basics students read the blog, I’d love it if you could leave me a comment to let all my readers know what you think of the course you are doing at the moment. I’m sure some are worried about the computer aspect of it and others will be thinking they have to do homework (it’s optional). I’m teaching a one day Back to Basics class in the shop on Friday 29th October for those who prefer the hands on approach and can make it to Graphicus and for those who can’t, the Back to Basics online class will be running again in December.
Now, for an important announcement: there are new stamps from Elusive Images which were launched officially last Saturday. You may have seen a preview on the Elusive Images blog recently and here’s another little sneak peek for you. I’ll be back tomorrow with more Belle Dames and news of an opportunity to win one of our new sets of beautiful ladies.