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Tuesday, 15 November 2011

Epic C Post, Course, Christmas, Chocolate...


On the '30 days in your Journal' course with Julie Fei-Fan Balzer that I am doing throughout November, we have moved onto working on paper that has been black gessoed.  The page you see above isn't one from the course, it was an experimental page I made on what materials/pens I have that will show up well on black.  Wow! Got your sunglasses?  The colours are really vibrant and they are....embossing powders!  I bought a set from Woodware a while back and couldn't think of a way to use them. Has anybody got any bright (groan!) ideas on what I could create with them?  These are just try-out stamps and freehand writing.  

This was the Course page from today:
 The large numbers (stamps from docrafts) have been filled in using Neocolor watersoluble crayons - they are fab!

Yesterday's completed page was this:
Very messy 'grungy' - but fun!

Christmas craft?  Yes, a little one! ☺ In craft group today, I made some backgrounds for christmas cards:
White embossed snowflakes on blue card and card with distress stain.  The edges were distressed with white shoe polish!  (These would have been neater if I had remembered to take my glasses to class!)

Finally (phew), thought you might like to see a recent quirky purchase of mine:
My very own mini Cadbury shop! lol.  I got this stand for chocolate for 10p (not including the chocolate!) at our local community centre fundraising event.  I'd best not keep refilling it though!  (I'll probably use it for craft supplies).

Thanks for stopping by and reading this far,
qwiksave

4 comments:

furrypig said...

ooh great post, I love the christmas card backgrounds but how do you use white shoe polish??? Sounds interesting! I love your choccy stand (especially while it contains chocolate!) it will be great for craft supplies and what a bargain!

qwiksave said...

Thanks furrypig. With the shoe polish I use one of those touch up polishes, they are a bit like a large Acrylic Dabber with a foam top. You sponge it on round the edge for a misty effect. I love the stand more when it contains chocolate too! ☺

Carmen said...

What a bargain with the chocolate stand :D

Love that grungy page - messy fabulousness!

Jonquil said...

Cute little chocolate stand, and cleaver idea to use it for craft supplies.

I mentioned you in my most recent blog post as one of my favorite blogs!
http://www.awhimsicalchristmas.com/

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