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Sunday, 4 August 2013

Yesterdays Inspiration

Hi, as the weather turned and rain set in at lunch time today, I thought, whoopee I am going in my craft room, and put some the techniques I have learned following a really special day visiting IndigoBlu in Retford for their open day, again Jackie and I were treated like princesses and even had a VIP tour around the factory by Andy, it was so interesting to see how the stamps were made, and how our orders are processed.

Kay, her family, staff her demonstrators (design team) made us so welcome, it really was a red letter day.
we learned so much and came away with lots of goodies and some bargains.

I made this card for my Sister-in-Law, Ann, she likes Hares, so this was my starting point for this card.
I remembered a free stamp IndigoBlu gave away with Craft Stamper magazine in April 2012.

I made a colour wash using Indigoblu acrylic paint, Grandmas teacup, blue and Banana Custard yellow.  Stamped with Versafine, Sepilia ink, using the dandelion and a branch stamped in Stazon, Forest Green, the hares and wording, were stamped in black, I backed my image with Kraft card and put it on an 8x8  Anna Marie Designs black card, also used Anna Marie Designs happy birthday stamp set which has family names to make the card 

I was a joy to use such beautiful products.

Great Day with MDF Man and Alison and Ian from Ali Craft

Hi,  I had a wonderful day, yesterday with my friend Jackie, we went to the MDF Man's factory to decorate a Secret Box. Rob and his girlfriend looked after us like princesses.  
Alison and Ian from Ali-craft were so inspiring, and taught us all sorts of things about decorating an MDF box using acrylic paints, distress inks and stains, stamping including a Julie Nutting stamp and learning how to stamp onto pretty papers to decorate our stamped images.  
We turned ordinary buttons into metallic embellishments, the whole day was just a treat.  I came home with so many ideas and new techniques.  Here is the finished result.
  I absolutely love my new treasure box.