Monday, 7 September 2009

What a fabulous weekend...

Sorry there was no posting over the weekend but I was far too busy having fun...
Both Saturday & Sunday were spent at Craftology in Hillington, Glasgow demoing with my trusty Sakura Pens & the lovely new Popcorn Christmas Stamps.
There were 12 demonstrators in total & one of them just happened to be the lovely Cass so needless to say I spent rather a long time admiring all her new cards & scrap pages. May I also add that I had several large hugs from her adorable son Louis.. he is so loving & full of fun. One of the funniest things he done was in the mornings there was no way he was kissing Mummy goodbye as she had her lipstick on but as soon as he came through the door in the evening she was more than welcome to get a huge big smacker as he knew her lipstick was worn off then... how sweet is that...
A fab time was had by all & the staff certainly looked after us all to a very high standard... checking if we wanted a tea/coffee on a regular basis... taking our lunch orders etc... absolutely wonderful they were & a credit to Craftology... so much so I'm now going to have to take them in a huge box of chocs & thank you card.
Anyway, seeing as I was working with Chrsitmas stamps & we don't have 2 hours to spend on a card if we are making 50+ of them... (gosh that would be 100 hours)... I was focusing on quick make cards & the one above is just a little sample of what I done.
Firstly I attached some patterned paper to basic card stock (one which has a lovely lustre to it) and then I stamped my Popcorn image onto another piece of the card stock using Staz On.
Now comes the fun part of colouring in...
I water coloured Popcorn the Bear himself using a Sakura Metallic Pen "Sepia"
To colour the hats & Popcorns scarf I used direct to paper a Sakura Stardust Pen "Red Star"
The shadows on the furry parts of the hats was done using a Sakura Stardust Pen "Clear Star"
Snowman's scarf is water coloured using Sakura Stardust Pen "Lime Star"
Souffle the Duck was water colured using a combination of Sakura Glaze Pens "Yellow" & "Orange"
Shadow on Snowman was created using Sakura Stardust Pen "Sky Star"
Once the image was finished I inked the edges to soften with a brown ink pad & attached to the front of my card... to finish off I added some red gems to the corners & 2 black gems for the snowman's eyes.
Well now I guess I'd better get around to tidying the old house up... then I've got some commission cards that I must finish off today.
Catch up with you all again soon.
Happy crafting


JanJ said...

Aww lovely card Lorraine, such a gorgeous image, really sweet.

Jan xx

Kath said...

wow sounds like a real fun weekend and gorgeous quickie christmas card...hugs kath xxxxx

Sally said...

Fabulous card. Such an adorable image. Sounds like you had a blast this weekend.

Riet said...

What a gorgeous card Lorraine,i love the image and papers.

Hugs Riet.x

Vee said...

Sounds like you had a really fun weekend. Sorry I missed it. Maybe next time.
xx Vee

bubblegum said...

Hi lorraine, what a gorgeous card - love the image and the whole design and layout. :)

Sounds like you had a very busy weekend..lol


Cass said...

Hi Lorraine.I had a fab weekend too and it was great spending some time with you.Louis had a blast as he always does at Craftology.I keep getting comments about those Copic "skin tones" though...lol.
Cass xxx