Thursday, 24 July 2014

Powders and Pastels

In our July workshop we will be experimenting with Pan Pastels and Mica powders. Kay B and Kay P will be our guest demonstrators this month. Kay B will be showing you how to create backgrounds by blending Pan Pastels. She will be exploring using different textures of card, using the pastels over Versamark ink and removing colour using an eraser.

Kay P will also be using Versamark Ink but with Mica powders. She will be demonstrating the "Split Negative Mica technique". You can see below that the same Versamark stamped image is used with mica powders to create both "negative" and "positive" sections i.e. the powder sticks to the stamped image in some sections but not in others. Intrigued? All will be made clear on the night!!

Don't forget to bring your ink blot challenge pages this month. We will be operating a voting system on the night again to see who gets the next workshop free.

See you all on Wednesday.

Tuesday, 15 July 2014

Village Day and Competition winners

Part two of the photo gallery for this month - including pictures of a mostly dry Village Day, 3D card competition winners and Stamping challenge winners.

Firstly our stall. We needed the gazebos this year and clothes pegs to hold them together and prevent leaks!

First time ever it's rained on us at Village Day!
Linda - you should have sent your raincoat!

General birthday cards

Cards and peg magnets

Special birthday cards and bookmarks

Notebooks, card sets and Sally's picture frame - evidence!

Other occasion cards and Get Well tissue packs

Kids and New Baby Cards

Sweetie treats

Football themed Father's Day gifts

Secondly, the competition entries. A big thank you to Joy Wemms, Rotary President, for judging our competition. Well done to Mandy our winner and Carol S our runner-up. Mandy won some crafty goodies and her membership fee back and Carol also received some crafty goodies.

Joy Wemms with the competition entries

Mandy's winning entry

And thirdly the best entries in our bi-monthly challenge this month, as voted by you at Card Club. The challenge was to showcase a stamp you like and a stamp you don't. The votes were counted and pages are shown in reverse order below. Third place was D - not sure whose this is. Please let me know and I will add your name in lights to the blog! Second place was Kay B - Project C And finally congratulations to...  Linda W, project H, who came first and wins a free workshop next time. Well done Linda.

Sunday, 13 July 2014

Alcohol ink gallery

Kay combined our two workshop techniques by
creating a floral design on a tile

Photos of your projects from the last workshop - first up alcohol ink tile and washer designs. Very impressed with the vibrant colour choices. For a tutorial on decorating tiles with alcohol inks click here.

And secondly landscape and floral card designs on glossy paper. Click here for a video tutorial on creating landscapes with alcohol inks.