How has your week been going. I went back to school on Monday and I was on a trip, this involved standing in the rain for an hour and not managing to get warm all day. The children we took had a lovely time and that is the main thing. If only we had gone today the weather is so much nicer and more of the activities could have been done outside.
We have another family wedding in July this time I am not involved with making anything only our card and a small gift. At Ally Pally on Sunday I got some grey ink, I couldn't get Watering Can but I did get London Fog, I used it to stamp the sunflowers for the background. They were heat embossed with a clear powder. I chose three shades of Distress ink and inked all over the background. I found the pretty lace in my stash. When I am at Craft shows I often buy bags of off cut lace and ribbon this gives me the chance to try things out before I commit to buy lots of something.
The image, which came from the LOTV Occassion 3 stamp set, was stamped onto watercolour paper with black Archival ink. I coloured it with my Spectrum Noir Sparkle pens and I moved the colour around with a paint brush and some water. I love colouring images this way.
Here you can see a bit more detail of the background using the grey ink made it more subtle.
Here are some of the pictures we took on Sunday when we were at Ally Pally I had such a nice time and everyone was so nice.
Wendy the Spanish Crafter (she was helping on the Creative Expressions stand)
John Lockwood he gave me back my cards that he had borrowed for some of his Hochanda shows.
In the packet he popped a lovely stamp set. I will be using that soon.
Charlie Hopkins from Hochanda
While we were there we attended one of the shows going out live on Hochanda it was the last show of the day. You can just see me poking my head round the presenters waving goodbye. But between them you can see my husband looking rather grumpy.
This is my stash. Not all of it for me and some of it was free when you sat down to watch the shows being filmed. We did buy two more storage units for my craft bits so we spent loads.
You might have noticed that there is no sentiment on this card. The finished card will have one but I chose to use a die that I was sent from Tattered Lace recently and that won't be on sale until the weekend.
I would like to enter this week's challenge at Through the Craft Room Door.
Enjoy the rest of the week.