Sunday, November 14, 2010

Regional Seminar

Yesterday was the day of the Melbourne Regional Seminar for Stampin' Up! demonstrators and guests. After the heat of the latter part of the week, then the downpour Friday night, it was nice to know we were going to spend the day snug in the new Melbourne Convention Centre, learning some new tricks and getting some business tips as well.

Amongst all the presentations and demonstrations, there is a little time to put together the make & take projects using the new stamp set that was included in our admission price. This year, the set was "Every Moment" from the current 2010-11 Idea Book & Catalogue. The designs of the projects this year were a little more involved than in past years, which meant that there was no chance of finishing them during the day (not that I have ever managed to achieve that LOL).

So today I sat down and finished off the contents of my make & take pack, and will share the results with you over the next week or so.

Here's the first one ...

The emphasis with these projects was on watercolouring, and the stamps in the set are perfect for this technique. The single flower on this little 3" x 3" card is watercoloured with Riding Hood Red, Daffodil Delight and Old Olive ink, with the colour intensifying where I have imagined the shadows on the flower to be.

See the "grass"? We did that by punching a scallop edge on a piece of Old Olive cardstock, then putting the card back in the punch a little offset to create a ragged edge.

The little pearl in the centre of the flower is from the new Basic Pearls pack, a selection of self-adhesive half-pearls in various sizes. You get a whopping 150 in a pack, 50 each of three sizes (5mm, 3mm - shown here) and 2mm.

Click the picture to the right to see a closeup of the centre of the flower.

The instructions called for the use of the SU White Gel Pen to create highlights on the petals, but mine suffered death from natural causes the other week (yep, too much use).

Supplies used:
Stamp/s: Every Moment
Ink: Daffodil Delight, Old Olive, Riding Hood Red, Black Stazon
Cardstock: Old Olive, Baja Breeze Textured, Watercolour Paper
Other: Old Olive 1/8" taffeta ribbon, Basic Pearls, Aqua Painter, Scallop Edge Punch, 1-3/4" Circle Punch, Stamp-A-Ma-Jig, Chocolate Chip Stampin' Write Marker

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

It was a great day, looking forwarded to convention now....might start my swaps a little earlier than the day before for that one. Marls


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