Thursday, 13 June 2013

A great weekend

I went down to Nottingham last weekend to stay with Sally so we could go to Stamp Magic at the Doncaster Dome on Sunday. In other words, so I could get one of my twice yearly doses of crafty retail therapy! It began on Saturday with a little trip to Ik*a. Whilst there I noticed they were selling some lint rollers. Very cheap! On Pinterest I had seen a suggestion to use a lint roller to pick up all the fiddly little bits left in a die after you've been diecutting, so Sally & I both bought one, along with a pack of 4 refills. Suffice it to say, it didn't work! However, we now have enough roller tape each to keep our clothes free of bits until kingdom come!

Anyway, the serious shopping was on Sunday at Stamp Magic. Great show, as usual. Top of my list were some of the gorgeous new stamps from Inkylicious. I then left Sally doing a bit of demoing on the Inkylicious stand while I went for a wander round. I bought some stencils to use with my Gelli Plate, plus a few other bits and pieces, and watched Barbara Gray doing a great demo on the Gelli Plate. Haven't had chance to try what she was doing yet, but I have had a play with some of my new stamps.

One of my favourites from the new Inkylicious ones is called Poppy Lea. I like the way all the flowers except the poppies are solid, and just the poppies are open so that they can be coloured in. I happened to have some small pieces of watercolour paper already cut, so I stamped different sections of Poppy Lea on to each one and made a set of three cards.

 The backgrounds were coloured with Distress Stains, then Poppy Lea was overstamped with Versafine ink. The poppies were then coloured with Promarkers.  I stamped the first base card down one side with Delicate Vines, the second all over with Worn Paint, and the third with French Style Script across the centre. The Poppy Leas were then attached with foam pads, and each card finished with a simple sentiment. All stamps by Inkylicious.

On the way from the car park to the Dome, we came across this mother coot feeding her babies on the grass next to the lake, right by the path! They weren't a bit bothered by all the people walking past. Cute coots!


MaxineD said...

What a fabulous day you must have had - love your cards - they are really stunning in the way you have used the stamps and mounted the resulting image.

brenda said...

All three just beautiful Lynne and I totally appreciate the colour palette.

The coot in our pond in the top paddock has young about the same size and the are lovely to watch. The moorhens are still being shy though and not seen their babies yet.

B x

Eret said...

Hi Lynne, your cards are so beautiful. I love how you used same stamp and still managed to make three different cards. They are gorgeous.

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Stunning Lynne love the colours too! Shaz in oz.x

mamapez5 said...

It sounds as though you had a great weekend. I love that poppy stamp and the cards you have made with it. I think the vine one is my favourite but they are all good.
I hope you post about it when you have tried Barbara Grey's technique. I bought a gelli plate but am a bit short of ideas for how to use it. Kate x

Jean Straw said...

Lovely cards Lynne, I love the poppy stamp and the and the way you have finished each card differently.
Jean x

lisa said...

Hi Lynne

I've just been having a catch up with you. I think I must have been sleeping for the last month, I don't know how I missed so many of your posts, I'm sorry about that. Love that floating technique with the reinkers, I'm off to check that one out!!
It sounds like a great weekend with Sally and I love the stamp you've done these cards with, Poppies are just a beautiful flower aren't they.
Hope all is good with you and yours.
Hugs Lisax

Sally H said...

Hi Lynne
We did have a really wonderful weekend, complete with outstanding features!!!!! I LOVE all three cards very much. I went back for the best wishes sentiment. I love how you used it here, along with the three different background stamps. Love the cute coots too. couldn't believe how unphased they were with all those people walking by

craftimamma said...

It was lovely to catch up with you at Stamp Magic Lynne. I spent rather a lot at Inkylicious, lol, but the poppy stamp is one that is still on my wish list together with the A4 set of greetings. I had intended going back for that one and then forgot, grrrr! I love the beautiful set of cards you made, the colours are so pretty and having one of your water colour style cards in my possession I know first hand just how gorgeous they are. I did buy the Worn Paint stamp and already have the French Style Script so gradually building up my collection of Inkylicious goodies.

That family of coots were so cute weren't they and as you say totally unfazed by people walking by only 2 or 3 feet away.

Lesley Xx

Izzwizz said...

Aaa ww, those coots are so cute! I love your three poppy cards, they are just stunning. The stamp is so beautiful. Maddy x