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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!

Monday 24 June 2013

No Excuses!

What can I say but sorry!  I've been a bad blogger over the last few days but here I am, large as life and twice as messy!

I thought I'd get my Cosmic Shimmer Misters out to play with (hence the twice as messy!).  I don't know how I manage to get as much on me as on the card but I do love them!

Anyway, here's what I came up with.  I just wish that you could see the shine properly.

I started off by spritzing the background with Meadow Lush and Golden Fish Misters.  I dried it then blotted it into the mist that was left on the craft sheet.
The owl (from Wise Friends) was stamped and heat embossed then coloured with Cosmic Shimmer Drawing Inks.  I've used colours from a few different sets.  The ones I chose are Set 2, Brights Garden, Set 3, Jewels and Set 6, Natures Essentials.  It's important to heat emboss when you're using the drawing inks as they will cover the black outline and make it look "muddy".

On the background I've stamped some trees from the Enchanted Souls stamp set with Black Archival Ink.
I've also distressed the edges of the background with Vintage Photo.
Before matting and layering, I've tied some raffia around the card and when after placing it on the main card, I've attached the owl with 3d foam pads.
The sentiment is also from the Wise Friends stamp set and I've stamped in with Black Archival Ink and heat embossed with clear powder.
The stamps I've used are by Sam Poole at Creative Studios, see the link on the right.

Now on to today's travel photo!

Somewhere really near home....it's my lovely hubby performing at Broadstairs Folk Festival.  The festival has been going for about 46 years and I've been going for 20 of them.  It's a terrific festival that takes over the town for a week every August and they have wonderful performers and workshops.  If you like Morris Dancing, there are sides dancing along the seafront every day.  And of course, there's always the beach if the music gets too much!

Well, that's my lot for now.  I'm off to the craft cabin to play.  Hope you all have a happy, sunny, crafty day and I'll be back soon.  Many thanks for stopping by and leaving comments, I really enjoy reading them.

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