Sunday, April 15, 2007

Little bit of play

Well, first week of the school holidays down! hope you are all surviving it lol - have to be quick got to take the little darlings to the movies this morning. Had a play on Friday night with a few girlies and due to the copious amount of excellent conversation all I made was a couple of ATC's inspired by Kelsey's transparent ones, a framed acetate. The embossing was courtesey of Kylie's new cuttlebug beast! Saturday was spent yet again sorting through my stuff - got a new bag with containers in it and of course had to transfer stuff into it - will it ever be done? still looking for the ultimate way of storing my stamps with portability and ditto for my ink pads. Sunday, I had another lovely afternoon with Sulea. This time Sulea was doing Stampscape scenes which she is famous for! I have often been frustrated with trying to sponge on ink without leaving marks, you know that beautiful blending etc. Well, part of it is in the cutting of the sponge! tapering it so you don't have 'edges'. The rest is, you know 'skill' lol which requires patience patience patience, the ability to compose a scene with the stamps and an eye for shading/highlighting/colour combos etc etc - total mindblow. So the first thing to do is......COPY a scene previously done by the master lol - you do need that darn patience as you need to know when to be light fingered and one swipe of the sponge can ruin the whole piece, especially if it's black ink. Anyway here are my first efforts. It was a huge amount of fun and I would love to do it again, and those stamps are to die for. So a huge thank you to Kylie and the girls on Friday and to Sulea on Sunday for the wonderful playtime. Cheers, Carmel xxxx


Natalie B said...

These are awesome baby!! Woohoo what a great job you've done. Can you please show me how to do some stampscapes at camp if I come??? Love them. Well done on your first effort. Love the ATC's too. Nat

Julie H said...

Shut that woman down - I need another month at least to finsih creating, before going back to the kiddo's!

Amazing first stampscapes!

kelsey said...

Wow! Carmel you are one huge talent!!! Love your stampscapes....can't believe they are your first wouldn't be telling fibbies would you??? lol

The atc's are wonderful, particularly like the bloody one! hehehe

Sulea said...

hehe Fabulous work! you know the second one turned out pretty good too! :oD


Jane P said...

Wow Carmel- how creative( why do I always feel like I am writing school art reports when I comment?) you have the "gift" girl- going in yet another direction?....looks great. The master has taught the student well.