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I love the way the desgn team uses their C.I. stamps and I would love to try their techniques but I lack the confidence and know how. I wonder if, when I have caught up, I might have some play time, try out techniques, search on the internet and simply have fun! Wouldn't that be great! I stick to CAS type cards because they are lightweight but a friend told me recently that she doesn't really like the CAS style much, so maybe I ought to venture out...... one inky stamp at a time...
For now I have two cards to share with you. One is a photograph which I took during the school summer holiday. By using a programme on the computer, (which sadly is no longer available) I managed to alter it to a watercolour effect and finished it off using coloured pencils and chalk. Château de la Hunaudaye is not far from us and offers a relaxing time out and stunning photo opportunities.
My second card is rather tame, again, but it is for a friend who has just become a grandmum for the first time! I love this stamp which is stamped on smooth silk card from Crafty Individuals.I lightly coloured with pencils and mounted on layers discovered in my sandwich bag of bits and bobs!
Scans aren't the best way to showcase cards but the light levels are now too low to use photography without the proper lights and reflectors.
It is very cold now, a heavy frost patterned the ground and windows this morning and after scrapping off the windscreen the white glistening frost lay like snow ready to be crunched on by our son. Little things bring much pleasure.... and very blue fingers - brrr!
There, I have managed to write a blog post, which may, or may not, be my last one of the year. After all, this is a non-blogging blog you know!