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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!

Sunday 31 March 2013

Nautical but Nice!

Another day, another card...hope this one makes you think of holidays to warmer places!
I love to make my own backgrounds instead of using patterned paper, at least that way it saves time on trying to colour match!  The other problem with paper is that I never want to use it...just sit and stroke it (or is that just me!)
The background for this card is a collage of different stamps from one of the Nautical sets from Creative Expressions.  I've also used a large dot background stamp.  The edges have been distressed and heat embossed with gold Cosmic Shimmer.
For the main image of the ship, to make it stand out more from the background, I've painted over it with Ranger Rock Candy Crackle Paint.
I love the message, Confucus knew a thing or two!
I'm not giving too much away with the full techniques as this is a project from a forthcoming workshop at Martells!  Don't forget the demo on April 3rd if you can make it.
I'm trying to put together some candy to celebrate the fact I've finally got around to re-starting the blog so please keep your eyes open for that.
Have a very Happy Easter Sunday...hope you remembered to put your clocks forward!
We're off to a boot fair..if I can get anyone else out of bed..wish me luck!

1 comment:

Christine B. said...

Wow love your Nautical card , just love all the stamping and that background is great. Hope you had a great time at the bootfair. Hugs x ChrisB