I know, I know it is only July, but you have to start somewhere. Have been awol from the blog for a week it seems - mainly due to a very dodgy arm, that has prevented me from doing much! In fact I have done nothing most of the week - no crafting .... and definitely none of that dreadful thing called housework!
I confess I sat and watched a lot of crafting shows - I do love all the tips, techniques and ideas you pick up from them. One of the shows was a Card-Io show, and I just fell in love with the ideas for Christmas. My granddaughters will love this new addition to my little stamps, which are just right size for them. OK so I have rambled on enough, no doubt you would like to see what I got up to yesterday.
|First attempt - blue wreath|
second attempt - black wreath, but got a bit heavy handed with the blue shading
at least the glitter on the lake shows up in this photo
The first two were my first attempt using the stamps. I wasn't quite happy with the wreath. I watched the demos again and realised where I was going wrong with the second generation stamping - I wasn't turning the stamp around completely ! I used the smaller stamp and got it right!
|Wreath using smaller stamp and black ink again|
I then decided to add the scene to the wreath above - definitely an improvement - thinking I am getting the hang of it now and quite like this one. I love that little cable car! I also took on board Wendy's trick for creating a shadow - love it!
Looks like another quiet day today - so I think I shall try some more variations, perhaps with a different stamp again for the wreath - perhaps in green. Hopefully, I will create a few more toppers for Christmas cards.