and I can't sleep. So what's a girl to do but post on her blog :)
What's with this weather. It seems hotter, more humid and just plain yucky than I remember Melbourne being for a long time. Roll on autumn so I can feel human again :)
Have you seen the latest FK? Robyn (staff) and Brooke (DT) are on the design team, and Kimmy (DT) has a great layout of the most scrumptious looking food in it. Such great photos. She's quite the little photographer Kimmy. Looks like someone was actually paying attention the photo talk in Tom's class after all!
Speaking of DT's - congrats to my lovely friend Wendy who has been selected for the DT at her LSS. Loving your work Wen! I actually had the pleasure of spending the evening at Wendy's doing a workshop to demonstrate some of the Stampin' Up! goodies. Lovely night with creative friends, and I was very impressed with the table service from Dunk! Thanks guys!
Tonight I demonstrated some ways to use colour on layouts using this layout (sorry about the dodgy scan cutting the top off!). This photo was taken when Sam was 5 months by Rachel Leeke.
I wanted to incorporate different ways of adding colour to layouts. I started by using the Crafters Workshop template from Scraptacular and the Stampin' Up! Stampin Write Marker (Always Artichoke) to draw the stems. I then used the two step stamping technique to do the leaves using stamps from the Mixed Bouquet set. The Stamp-a-ma-jig really helped with the placement there! next I used my Delight in Life (free with qualifying orders up to 26th Feb!) sell-a-bration stamps to do the flowers on a separate piece of cardstock, and watercoloured them using the Stampin' Up! Pastels (Perfect Plum) and blender pens. I then cut them out and added some foam tape for dimension. Then I finished off with the 'Poppin Pastels' technique to add the light pink sections. With this technique you stamp the image in Versamark and then brush the pastels lightly over the top (I used a cotton ball). A few embellies and there you go. I am really getting into this watercolouring and am looking forward to lots more practice and a lesson or two from the masters in my team when we go to Sydney for the convention in May!
Has anyone been watching the new show on 7 'Brothers and Sisters'? I am totally loving it. OK - better try again for sleep - happy day lovelies :)