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Hi, I'm Pam and thank you for visiting my blog. I have been making cards for over 10 years and am an independent demonstrator for Creative Expressions. I am lucky enough to teach on cruise ships and also get the chance to demo at The Big Stamping and Scrapbooking Show at Alexander Palace. I run workshops for a local craft shop and if anyone would like details of the them please e-mail me at stephen.smith870@ntlworld.com I love to scrapbook but my all time favourite thing is to get messy with ink!

Tuesday, 21 May 2013

Enchanted Trees

Good Morning All.
Sorry I didn't make it yesterday but I woke up feeling really rough and achy...almost like 'flu but today I'm fine again.  Go figure!

Anyway, enough of that and on to a card I made using one of the fab new stamp sets from Sam Poole at Creative Studios.

I started by stamping the new A6 Tree Bark stamp onto some Kraft card with Coffee Archival Ink.  The large tree was also stamped with Coffee Archival but this time onto cream card and heat embossed.  The message was stamped the same way.

On the background, I've rubbed 3 colours of gilding wax.  I can't remember all the names but I know one was Deep Red and the others were a gold and a copper!  That'll teach me to write these things down!  I've used the small tree to make a border around the edge of the background and I've randomly stamped the words "Enchanted Souls".

I added gilding wax over the tree and message.  I've edged the background, main image and message with Black Soot Distress Ink the gone around the very edge with a black Copic pen.

To finish the card, I've used a strip of Kraft card which I've distressed and tied some twine around it.  There's also a Dazzler on it just to give it a bit of bling!

It's a shame that a photo doesn't do justice to the wonderful effects that you get with gilding wax.

All of the products I've used are from Creative Studios.  To visit, just click on the link to Sam Poole on the right of this page.

Just a quick travel photo this morning.

We were lucky enough to be working on a 6 week cruise to the Amazon and Caribbean in January this year and on board, teaching scrapbooking was my good friend Michelle (also known as the Art Tart!).

We had a fantastic time (as did the passengers) and this photo was taken in a small village on the banks of the Amazon.  The children dress up in costume and bring their pets to show everyone whenever a cruise ship shows up there.  The little girl is holding her pet sloth.

Well, that's all until tomorrow so until then, have a great crafty day!

1 comment:

Christine B. said...

Lovely card. The tree looks great with that background you've created. Like you say photo's don't show the gilding wax properly. I've have two pots and others are on my wish list. Hugs x ChrisB