Saturday, January 25, 2014

Something Simple & Workshop list

Today's project is a simple one.  A fabulous stamp from Stampendous - Click your Heels just stamped and then simply coloured.

It's really nice to make very elaborate cards, but sometimes just keeping it simple really works - particularly with a really detailed stamp such as this.  Of course it has lots of potential for more elaborate designs... and you will see some as I play more with this design. 

I started by stamping with Archival black ink.  I though that this would be nice to be coloured using my drawing inks.  They are also perfect because the very fine brush makes colouring in the little details very easy.  I've kept the colouring very simply - a pale blue colour - Sea View and a pale blush beige shade - Cosmic Blush. 

As you can see I've then added three colour mounts just to pick up on the colours and mounted onto a square card.

With thanks to Sarah again for loaning me some of her fabulous stamps!

I've got a crafting session lined up .... so keep visiting to see my next batch of creations!   Many of my recent samples have now been put on display in shop as I'll be featuring them in my next batch of workshops.  The list is now finally available - I hope you feel it is worth the wait!.   Scroll to the bottom of this post for the full list of papercrafting workshop and keep an eye on our website for Sarah's jewellery workshops as they are about to be published too!  If you would like to book, just email, book online or give us a ring!

happy crafting

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Aldridge Crafts & Champagne Moments
01953 454976
Craft Workshops
Held in Store (Attleborough Norfolk) – Limited places – book now!
Booking is essential.  Payment is required at the time of booking.

Thu 30th Jan 6-8pm - Heart Card - £12.50
In this workshop with Jane you will create a beautiful heart card ideal for Valentines, Weddings and Anniversary cards.  You will use the following techniques – Heat embossing with embossing powders, Stamping, Die cutting, Using Watercolour Ink Misters and Matting and layering your card

Thu 13th Feb 6-8pm - Colouring Techniques  - £15.00 This workshop with Jane focuses on learning colouring techniques using a variety of different mediums.  Time permitting we will make three card toppers, one using Watercolour pencils, one using ProMarkers and one using Mica/Watercolour Paints.  You will learn about shading and adding dimension to your images using colour. 

Thu 27th Feb 6-8pm - Die-Cutting and Embossing Butterfly Card - £12.50
In this workshop with Jane you create a beautiful 8x8” card with 9 embossed panels and die cut flowers and butterflies to decorate.  You will learn about how to emboss and cut shapes using a die cutting machine and how to arrange them onto your card.
Thu 6th March 6-8pm  - Zentangling stamped designs  - £12.50
You’ve heard the phrase zentangling… what is it?  Well it’s posh doodling!  Jane will teach you how to select a suitable stamped image and then to stamp and decorate it with patterns using the zentangling technique.  You will create a card which you will decorate with zentangled borders to match your topper. 

Thu 13th March 6-8pm - Using Backing Papers on Cards - £12.50
Jane will show you how to make a beautiful 8x8” card using a main stamped motif and then matching it with backing papers and embellishments.  You will learn how to stamp and colour your image and then select and design your card with printed patterned papers and matching it with embellishments.

Thu 3rd April 6-8pm - Vintage style steampunk butterfly  - £15.00
This workshop with Jane will show you how to stamp onto backing papers to create a vintage style steampunk themed 8x8” card.  You will learn to stamp, use Distress Inks and Stains to create backgrounds as well as use a die cutting machine to create your embellishments.

Thu 10th April 6-8pm - Wild Meadow Stamps Inking Techniques - £15.00
In this techniques workshop, Jane will show you how to create all the techniques shown on our Wild Meadow display board.  You will learn how to use Memento and Versafine inks.  All about blending onto glossy card and stamping layers of flowers onto mat card.  Ideal for the hesitant stamper to get confident with using all sorts of different inks.

Thu 17th April 6-8pm - Art Flower Tag - £15.00
In this workshop with Jane you will create a gorgeous vibrantly coloured flower tag.  You will use Watercolour Ink Misters, heat embossing and colour with Cosmic Shimmer Drawing Inks to create your very own art flower tag.

Sunday 27th April 10am-3pm - All day stamping workshop  - £30.00
A day of fun fun fun!!  This all day stamping workshop with Jane is suitable for any level crafter – whether you are a beginner or have experience.  The morning project will be to create a beautiful 8x8” card with an animal theme (different choices available!).  You will be using masks and Distress Inks, plus embellishments and printed backing papers too.  The afternoon project will be to create a 5x7” card with a lovely butterfly or peacock design.  You will be heat embossing your design and using mica powders and mica watercolour paints or drawing inks to colour in and also to create your background.  Refreshments provided – just bring your lunch!

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