Sunday, March 04, 2012

A big thank you!

To all the lovely ladies who visited Papercraft's Boutique in Elgin I'd like to say a big THANK YOU!
I had a lovely day playing with ink, sorry I mean crafting...sharing inking techniques and styles. 
I hope you all had as much fun as I did?
Thanks also for your comments on here and Facebook, I really do appreciate hearing your feedback.
Oh and I enjoyed my glass of wine last night, hick!

Today I was going to be really good and crack on with housework and other exciting jobs....don't get me wrong I have pottered about but don't really have much to show for it.  I did however enjoy a wee catch up with Christel this afternoon, thanks for the lovely cake and chat...that's what Sunday's are all about. 
I'd also like to say thanks to my best none crafting pal Gill who brought around a wonderful coconut loaf this afternoon, nomn, nomn!

So what did we get up to yesterday?
I was mainly using Tim Holtz Distress inks and Personal Impression stamps.
Here is my manly card!


This is a simple looking card...first I added the ornate frame from Marion Emberson Birds and Trees with distress embossing ink and Distress embossing powder Mustard seed.  Then I created a mask and covered the frame.
The whole area of white card is then covered with Black soot distress ink using the Distress tool.  Once happy with the cover I used Hero Arts stamp "Happy" with water to remove some of the ink then sprayed with a mini mister to remove a bit more ink and add texture.
The card is then mounted on a mat of gold then black card, surrounded with gold ribbon and the sentiment added from Marion's set Find joy everyday.
I love the texture that the distress embossing powder creates together with the removal of some of the ink.  A none complicated card to show a couple of inking and stamping techniques.

Before I go a couple more pictures from Stitches and today from the Sizzix stand.  Mmmmmm!




Nice "Timtastic" products.
I love how the middle photo is set.
Loving all the new dies.


It would also have been so wrong to not go and have a look at the cupcake display....mmmmm good enough to eat, might be a chewy mind!

A late post for me today so better go and crack on with tea, homework and ironing...in that order, more tomorrow.

6 comments:

Debbi Glennie said...

fabulous card Erika, I really need to have a go of those distress embossing powders.
And dunno about you but I'm itching for those new Tim sizzix dies
Debz
xx

Becky said...

Fab card.
Becky x

Shazza said...

great piccies, someone's had a great weekend x

Juls said...

oooooh wish I had been in a fit state to visit Elgin all your work and goodies look fantabulous!!! Hugs Juls

scrappymo! said...

Great masculine card. Thanks for the extra peeks at the show!
Bet you are glad to be home though...put your feet up and have a cup of tea or glass of wine!

Lau W said...

Oh your card is chic, elegant, love it !
Thanks for sharing photos with us, that's cool !
xxx