OK, sorry it took so long to actually post project photos instead of the promotion stuff that I have been showing you lately, the reason it took so long is because I am really unhappy with my ‘photography skills’ and I have been trying to fix that, but I think I need a bit more help, so I bit the bullet and took my photos the way I normally do. Obviously I only see how the colour and shadows look on my screen and I only hope they look ‘better’ on yours, I bought a fantastic lightbox so that I could take my photos at any time of day, but the light is so bright that it makes my camera compensate by greying the photo a bit and this gives me my shadows and darkness in the back anyhoo… a friend of my hubby’s told me the settings I needed to change on my camera to fix the grey, but I forgot and I’ve been trying to work it out for the last couple of days (to no avail).
Do you sometimes have that problem in your life… “Jack of all Trades, Master of None”, when it comes to completing a project… particularly when it involves a computer… it takes you 10 times longer than it should, that’s me with my blog, so remember that when you are reading…
Back to the card, if you have already feasted your eyes on the fabulous Stampin’ Up! sale-a-bration brochure (it’s over on the right if you haven’t) you will have seen a gorgeous decorated notebook using the FREE Stamp Sets, Designer Series Paper, Ribbon and Brads that are available during this promotion. I think the first thing every demonstrator did was copy this project in some form or another… I am no exception… I made an ‘almost replica’ note book and will post that photo later, but the photos I have posted today are from a project we made during a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators get together (we love to get together to craft, I was up until 2.30am this morning crafting, my hubby thinks i’m mad)
My upline Sarah Klass designed this card using the Bigz Scallop Square Die, we used a folded piece of cardstock and instead of completely covering the square, you move it over so that it gives you a folded edge and voila ‘a card’, we also adhered some of the sale-a-bration Designer Series Paper to the cardstock before running it through the Bigshot. This is not the card I made on the day, this is one I made later with a Glimmer Butterfly instead, I have been colouring my Stampin’ Up! Silver Glimmer Paper since I got it (from P13 the Summer Mini Catalogue) but I got a great tip (we call them Workshop WOW’s because at the end everyone always says “WOW”)…LOL… from one of the other demonstrators Tracey Wilson, Tracey’s tip was to use Isopropyl in my Stampin’ Up! Aqua Painter instead of water for the colouring as it dries quicker and this in turn stops your Glimmer paper from seperating when it gets too wet. This butterfly was coloured using Pool Party and Poppy Parade from the Stampin’ Up! in-colour range as it co-ordinates with the sale-a-bration items
I think I have talked enough for this fine day, i’d love to hear what you think of this project.
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