Sunday, 18 April 2010

Flower Vases

Hi guys.  First of all my thanks to all the ladies who came to my classes yesterday at The Glitter Pot.  It was lovely to see some faces that I already knew and some new faces too - I hope you all enjoyed it!  (Katherine - I don't know if you read my blog but if you do I forgot to give you your project sheet before you left so if you would like to email me I will send you one!)

Our class in the morning was very technique based.  It's been quite a while since I've done a class like that but I must say that everyone did really well especially as there was a lot to take on board!  The class did run over a bit but I think everyone in the end managed to get both this card done (the easier of the two) and the other one which I'll show you tomorrow.  Absolutely no backing papers were used at all on this card - everything was achieved using two sets of Penny Black clear stamps - Flowers & Wishes and Illumination along with Shabby Shutters and Antique Linen Distress inks, Tuxedo Black Memento inkpad, Versamark inkpad, clear embossing powder and a blending tool. (All of which can be purchased from The Glitter Pot apart from (currently) the blending tool which can be bought from The Stamp Man.  These two sets of stamps work really well together - the Flowers & Wishes set is full of outline images and the Illumination set contain bold/solid flower stamps. When you combine two different styles of stamps (like these) you can achieve some really great looks with them.

The vases of flowers were done using water based markers and a fine mist spritzer then the background was created around them using the supplies mentioned. 

I must admit that when I first came across rubber stamping I thought 'What is so great about stamping out an image and colouring it in?', but of course rubber stamping can be so much more than that as you can see here.

Anyway I hope you like it!


Sarn loves choc said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving a comment Kay.

They were FAB classes at the Glitter Pot yesterday thanks. I learnt a lot, and had great fun into the bargain.

Pauline said...

Hi Kay, simply gorgeous card. The colour combo really works.

I'm soooooo envious of the people who live close enough to The Glitter Pot and the other stores run classes in. I'd love to attend one.

I'm going to The Craft Barn Extravaganza in June again. Hotel is booked, somewhere flasher than last year! I'll have to pay close attention to your demos.

Hugs, Pauline x

lisa said...

Your class sounds wonderful, I just wish you lived nearer!!
I love the vase card, that background is gorgeous. You are so right about stampig being so versatile and I learn something new everyday from all the wonderful people in blogland.
Have a great week.


Kay Carley said...

Hi Sandra - so glad you enjoyed the class!

Pauline - I shall look forward to seeing you at the June Weekend - I just wish that I had chance to go around and see all the demos too!!

Lisa - I wish that you lived nearer too that way I could order my stool for you to decorate!!

Kay xx

Julie said...

Hi Kay, thanks for a wonderful day on Saturday, really enjoyed the classes and learned lots. Loved all of the cards we made. xxx

Jane said...

Hi Kay, have just found your blog. Had a fabulous time on Saturday and learnt so much. I now have my blending tools (I cheated and got them off ebay, I thought if I waited for my husband another 10 years would go by). So this weekend I am going to start practicing. It was lovely to meet all the other people as well. Thanks very much can't wait to come to another of your classes.