Thursday, 15 April 2010

Crafty Individuals backgrounds workshop

Today is Thursday so it must be Crafty Individuals workshop day. We've had a two week break whilst Jean was swanning around in Marakesh. Aparently she is now known as Miss England so if you see her demonstrating tomorrow at Graphicus please use her new title. We got to play with the new Distress inks (you can buy them here such fab colours... I want them all !!!!!!). Here's Jean showing us how to create a background with an acetate mask. Sorry about the photo but the table is right next to a large window. The idea being to build up a layered effect using blocks of colour and stamps. Then we got to use the delectable embossing powders from Stampenduous, gorgeous colours. This is the shop where we buy all our goodies. It's very difficult to resist!
This is Jean's card for us to emulate and as you can see below mine's nothing like. I forgot the first rule , make sure your masks are straight (ok who does straight?) Using scissors make little cuts to give a distressed look. I think I must have being making a cupper because I can't remember her saying that!


I've gone with a more clean line because I tend to get carried away and want to put everything on and end up with a mucky dark mess. I'm rather pleased with this one but I may tinker with it a little more, maybe something round the corners plus there's not a bit of ribbon or a button in sight!!!




My final photo is a piece that's unfinished. I'm aiming for a look that suitable for a man's card. I love the colours just need to titivate with some layers to get the look right.
Thanks for popping by and if you ever get the chance to go to any of Jean's clases you won't be disappointed.



15 comments:

  1. Looks like you had fun. Great cards.

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  2. looks like a fab day!... did you finish it?

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  3. Love both of your pieces Janet! That layered look is fab! x

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  4. That is amazing, Janet, because both yours and Jean's are so different but equally beautifully! Don't worry, if ever I move to the north east I will be at the classes - wonder if they saw Jamie whilst they were there!

    Lucy x

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  5. Lovely cards and heck 'who does straight' anyway ! :-)

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  6. Straight is a very misguided concept! Whilst Jean's is great, I think I prefer yours - don't tell her I said so - it could be the colours, I love bold - and those fab stamps!!!

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  7. Love your pieces - may not look like the original but the point of a class is to learn something and apply it your own way, right?

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  8. Lovely cards and great idea - I know what you mean about feeling the need to add everything and getting into a murky mess :)

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  9. Love the Cards I think you have done a fab job!!!

    Kelly :)

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  10. Straight is overrated!!!

    I just emailed you about my Cricut

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  11. They look so funky! Glad you enjoyed :)

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  12. gosh you can tell you were having fun here...the cards are all lovely!

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  13. Straight is so last year lol. They're really lovely.
    x

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  14. Ilike this idea and looks like both cards are great! I like the 2nd one hope that turns out ok when it's finished looks fabby now and you use that word I love to use when I am getting ready to go out I am just going to 'Titivate my self' lol

    love Dawn xx

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