Sunday, March 6, 2011

A friendly visit, some demos and a wedding

So many things to tell you!  I received a commission from one of the girls at work (who is also a celebrant) for the wedding she is performing in a couple of weeks.  She wanted a wedding folder to store the service and some other bits and bobs, which she would then present to the couple at the end of the ceremony.  The colours had to be apple green and hot pink (something to do with the flower girls, I think) and it had to be big enough to house a few A4 pages comfortably (21 x 30 cms approximately), which is our standard page size here in Australia.  Everything else was entirely up to me.

I used my favourite wedding stamp, Stampendous' V126 Happy Couple and paper pieced her dress and his jacket.  Her veil got a fine sheen of "Heavenly White", a Twinkling H2O watercolour by Luminarte.  The hot pink glitter on her dress and flowers is Magenta Stickles by Ranger, which I can't find on their website, but in my search I did find that Ranger has brought out all of their Distress Ink colours in Stickles glitter glue - Antique Linen, Stormy Sky, Aged Mahogany and all their siblings!  Yayyyyy!  I can see my future is glittery but poor!

Lastly, for the wedding pic, I put the tiniest little stick-on gem flower in silver crystal onto her bouquet.  The flower is by Heidi Swapp, and is not being advertised for sale anywhere that I could find :(

So, I had found a piece of poster board at my local newsagent in the perfect apple green.  Went around the corner of the next display and found a whole side of that display was scrapbooking stuff, including a roll of apple green ribbon with hot pink glitter dots - and the green was the exact colour of the poster board.  Couldn't believe my eyes - the only roll there in those colours.  As you can imagine, it got snatched up and I hot-footed it to the counter to pay for it!  I cut the poster board down to size and folded it.  Used Stampin Up's "Rose Red" for the A4 sized hot pink layer, more of the poster board for the next layer, a piece of random 12x12 from my stash (the credits say "M.O.D", but I didn't take any notice of the rest of them, so can't tell you exactly which company made it).  Cut the layers out with my Nestibilities in the "Curved Rectangle" set and stamped up the word "Love" using a Paper Pleasure Plus stamp (GC353 Love).

I also had a crafting friend over yesterday, down from Queensland.  Her name is Kasey and she has a lovely blog (which, since she is travelling, she isn't posting to at the moment, but give her a couple of days and she'll be back into it) - go check it out: Kasey's Craft Corner.  Anyway, she asked me to do a brayering demo for her and her friend Karen, so I did a couple of things.  And the next thing she asks is when to expect to see the finished cards on my blog.  So... just for you, Kasey... here they are!

I brayered onto gloss with Kaleidacolor's "Flannel" inkpad (one of my favourites), stamped Penny Black's "Rainbow Flower" in Stazon Black ink, overstamped with A Stamp In The Hand's "Background Text - Thin" in Stazon Metallic Gold (which you can barely see, but it's there).  The sentiment is PSX's "C-2509 - With Love".

Layered up on random cardstock from my stash in dusky pink, black and lavender, add a couple of stick on gems in black and there you have it.

The second image is still just an image rather than made into a full card yet (it will happen, I just ran out of Saturday).  I was demo-ing brayering with multiple inks from assorted inkpads, rather than a composite pad like the Kaleidocolors.  I used Stampin Up "Bashful Blue", "Old Olive" and a hint of Adirondack's "Butterscotch" between the two, spritzed liberally with water before brayering onto the gloss card.  Overstamped with Judikins "2633G Winter Trees", PSX "F-2563 Great Love" and Stamps By Judith Stubbies "AAA-04 Dots" and "AAA-154 Solid Daisy" in Stazon Timber Brown.

I've found the paper I'm going to layer it onto - now I'm off to finish the card.  Hopefully, I'll post the finished product this afternoon or evening (two posts in one day - time for a Bex and a lie down!)

Until then,
Happy Crafting!


  1. Geez Bron, what took you so long? We visited yesterday! LOL, Thank you so much for the absolutely wonderful hospitality and generous sharing of your creative spirit while I breezed in and out on Saturday. I LOVED catching up with you in person rather than just leaving these comments on each others blogs.

    Thank you for the brayer 101 class and I'm still not convinced I will be able to master it. Back in Nth Qld now and family duty calls so crafting will have to wait a bit longer!

    For those of you visiting this blog, you are seeing the work on one very talented lady. I have requested that Bron show some of her work not yet published, especially when time or Mojo doesn't allow for new artistic endeavours to emerge from the studio. If she does, prepare to be amazed!

  2. How fun to see your card created with the Happy Couple stamp from Stampendous! Love the rainbow card with the iris stamp. Very cool. TFS