This was the last Inky Fingers Club session of the year so I'd like to say a big thank you to all those who've been this year - I've really enjoyed it and I hope you have too. (And a big thank you for all your good wishes and my lovely plant arrangement which is sitting in my hearth and is being well watered in!)
The good news is, we are carrying on next year and new members are always welcome. You don't have to come to every session - you can pick and choose the projects you like. You get a chance to try out new products, new techniques and revisit old favourites with a new twist. Above all, it's messy and it's fun!
Sandy will be sending out details of the new venue and dates very shortly.
A couple of weeks ago I was demoing at The Craft Barn using some Kaisercraft stencils, Grunge Paste and some of the latest Distress inkpads.
I decided on some non traditional colours and came up with these:
I've added Stampendous Frantage embossing enamels straight onto the Grunge Paste and it gives a wonderful textured finish.
PaperArtsy has done it again! Deadly Danger Canvas using HPHW05EZ by Helen Chilton
I love collage stamps, especially ones as detailed as these,and especially skulls and Hallowe'eny things! I've pulled out bits of text and stamped it onto copper to go round the frame.
Poison Frame using HPHW05EZ by Helen Chilton
Here I've used a frame that I already had and just painted it and Treasure Golded it (is that a word?) to fit the colour theme. I had great fun making tiny images on shrink plastic to add as embellishments. I shrunk them all in the oven then I don't have to watch them all curling and sticking (far less stressful!)
Oh Christmas Tree using HPXM08EZ and HPXM09EZ by Helen Chilton
I love all the text in these sets, the fact it's all in different fonts and that you can build them up to create Christmas shapes, in this case a tree and in the next, baubles. I added chain and brads and shell beads to add texture and decoration.
Christmas Baubles using HPXM09EZ by Helen Chilton
This time instead of stamping in black, I've embossed in white on the darker background and used a black pen to bring out the details. Christmas ATCs usingHPXM08EZ and HPXM09EZ by Helen Chilton
The curlicue Christmas Tree in HPXM08EZ is fantastic for repeat stamping to make backgrounds. I like the fact that it's so easy to ink up just one word from a stamp as in the 'Christmas' border.The detail on the Father Christmas collage is amazing - you can even see the candles on the tree. I added a tiny reindeer from one of the other stamps.
Wonderful stamps - I've really enjoyed being able to have a play with them. Many thanks Leandra and Mark and all at PaperArtsy..