Friday, 10 May 2013

Finding the grass in Love and Sympathy

I have the loveliest people in my team, the Inkredibles. They come from various locations in the UK and, since I am readily contactable by email and phone, I've been able to help those that wanted to build businesses as well as keep in touch with those that enjoy Stampin' Up as a hobby. It works brilliantly for us but every now and again it's good to actually meet up - and what better place to meet than the Stampin' Up Regionals tomorrow! It's a fun demonstrator-only event and I'm so excited to be getting together with some of my downline as well as many other friends from Stampin' Up.

The next big event will be the Stampin' Up Convention in November and if you'd like to be there too, why not consider joining Stampin' Up yourself? There'll be an extra £25 worth of goodies in your starter kit if you join this month! You can read about joining my team here, or I'd be happy to chat about it with you over the phone (01280 820593) so that you can work out whether or not it would be right for you.

Now, onto some stamping: Yesterday, I suggested using markers to get grass only from the image in Love and Sympathy. Well, having mentioned it, I had to try it out didn't I?! Come and see:

Card made with Love and Sympathy from Stampin' Up

Oh I do love a spot of sponging! This panel was roughly sponged with So Saffron ink first, then the bottom third with Wild Wasabi, and lastly a little Island Indigo very lightly in the sky region. The background was ready for its grass!

Grass stamped with Love and Sympathy from Stampin' Up

Here's a close-up of that. It's very quick and easy to ink up the rubber with the brush end of Stampin' Up's markers and by stamping several times without re-inking, you get quite a lot of depth to your stamped image. Once I'd done the longer fronds, I tapped the bottom of the grassy stems into an inkpad and added those to my panel in the same way. I like the hazy light effect you get with these backgrounds and you can emphasise that by sponging round the edges of your grass with darker ink - I chose Garden Green.

Sentiment using A Word For You by Stampin' Up and Beautiful Wings embosslits

And to finish - what better than my favourite sentiment and a rainbow of die-cut butterflies! No I didn't fussy-cut them this time as it was raining in the garden and anyway, I need to prepare for tomorrow!

Here's what you'll need to make this card
Stamps: Love and Sympathy, A Word For You
Ink: So Saffron, Island Indigo, Wild Wasabi, Gumball Green, Garden Green
Card stock: Whisper White, Very Vanilla
Other: Markers, Big Shot, Beautiful Wings embosslits die, stamp-a-majig
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I was issuing instructions to the children last night about what needed doing while I was away. "Wait," said my eldest son. "Where are you going?" I sighed. I have been talking about the Stampin' Up event in Telford all week and only now does it register on my son's radar! It transpires that he'd thought I was talking about one of the maths teachers at his school who shares a name with the town. "Yes, that's right," said my daughter sarcastically. "She's spending the day in Mrs Telford's maths cupboard!"

Well, I'd better go and get myself packed - mustn't forget my camera! I'll be back very soon, hopefully with some fab pictures! See you then,

17 comments:

  1. Have a great time at Regionals!

    Love the way you did the grass and all that sponging. Very pretty!
    Lynn

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  2. Gorgeous Vicky-just gorgeous :)
    Your fabulous effect on the sky and grass has created the perfect butterfly meadow-this is a summner morning in a card -it's gorgeous(did i say that already !)
    Have a wonderful time today-phew,i am so glad to hear you won't be confined to a cupboard !
    Nessa :)
    xxx

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  3. The grass worked beautifully Vicky and such a pretty card.
    Enjoy your Stampin Up W/E.
    Suzi B xx

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  4. Love your card Vicky and your grasses and sponging are fabulous..have a great time at your SU meeting

    Anne

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  5. Gorgeous card Vicky, fabulous inking and beautiful scene.
    Have a great time at the convention!

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  6. Gorgeous card Vicky, just love how you stamped that little scene, great inkiness too. Feeling a bit better now too thanks :)Viv xx

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  7. Fabulous grassy effect with that stamp Vicky, lovely founded background too. Enjoy your SU meeting:)
    Val x

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  8. Gorgeous card, Vicky. Love your butterflies in fight through the meadow. Hope you had a great day! x

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  9. Brilliant sponging and grass colouring! Love the butterfly embellishments too.

    Have lots of fun at the Regionals.

    Hugs
    Sarn xxx

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  10. Great card - superb sponging.
    Have a FAB-U-LOUS weekend in Telford.
    Tara
    x

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  11. Such a pretty card - can't go wrong with butterflies!
    Now don't get all giddy and misbehave in Telford. We'll know! xxx

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  12. Stunning! Thanks for the information.

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  13. Beautiful effect. The colours are stunning put together. Hugs Mrs a

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  14. I love this! You have once again done a beautiful job! Love the grass effect, I can't wait to try it myself.

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  15. Triumph!!! The grass is lovely, the crayon texture of it is gorgeous and you've got such depth in the scene with your stamping :0)
    I hope you have a lovely weekend away Stampin and chatting :0)
    Jenny x

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  16. Gorgeous Vicky, I love the effect you've achieved with the sponging and stamping.

    Hope you had a lovely time at Telford.

    Kat xx

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  17. This is so beautiful Vicky! I love how you've made such a pretty watercolour effect!
    Lizy xx

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I love reading your comments. Thank you for taking the time to leave them! Vicky x