Tuesday, 22 June 2010

A crafty evening with friends from ILWS

On Saturday night I got together with a few friends from the ILWS forum for some crafting chat and a bit of stamping (thanks for your company ladies, I had such a fun evening).

I wasn't sure whether we were doing a card swap. It hadn't been mentioned but I've been caught out before at gatherings of crafters and so to be prepared I spent Saturday afternoon making copies of this:

Stamp sets: Studio Sketches, Fresh Cuts (sentiment)
Cardstock: Kraft, Soft Suede
Ink: Soft Suede, Black Stazon, Watercolour Wonder Crayons
Wide Polka-dot Ribbon: Soft Suede
Taffeta Ribbon: Kraft
Other: Cutter Kit, Aqua Painter

I stamped the small fruit bowl in Soft Suede in the bottom right corner of a Kraft card blank. Using Black Stazon I stamped the arrangement of fruit almost halfway down the left side of a layer of Kraft. I coloured the image with Watercolour Wonder Crayons and used the Aqua Painter to blend the colours. The sentiment from the Fresh Cuts set was stamped with Soft Suede above the image. I tore away the bottom right corner of the Kraft layer on a diagonal and placing it against the Soft Suede layer, tore away the same corner of that layer. Using the distressing tool on the Cutter Kit, I distressed the edges of both layers and curled the top right corners. I sponged the edges of the top Kraft layer with Soft Suede and wrapped Soft Suede polka-dot ribbon around the top right corner (with the plain side outward). Kraft taffeta ribbon was pleated onto the Soft Suede ribbon. The Kraft layer was adhered direct to the Soft Suede layer and then both layers were popped up on dimensionals onto the card front.

I made one for each of us and a few extra, just in case we had any last minute joiners:

It was lovely to get back in to a little watercolouring and we spotted a great idea in the US catty for using the crayons, so watch this space. We spent a lot of the evening picking out our faves from their retiring catty and wondering how likely it is they'll make it into our new one in October, lol. I think I'd better start saving my pennies now, in case even a fraction of them make it over.

Sara xx


Heather x said...

Awesome! Fantabulous! what more can I say hun, these are so beautiful, love the folded ribbon and the fruit stamps look cool :)
I must give the Kraft cardstock a try, I keep seeing people using it but I am yet to have the pleasure :)
*hugs* Heather x

AshKuku said...

Very unique.... & I loved them all.... Extra ordinary!!!!!