February is a busy month for birthdays amongst my friends and family so I've been getting down to making a few cards. I'm posting two images of cards I've made using the same stamp but with different results first up is one I made for my brother. The jazz band stamp is from a set by Graphic 45 and I just love it, I can almost hear them playing! The sun ray is from Stampscapes inc and the background was brayered with a Kaleidacolor ink pad in calypso.
A couple of days later I was obviously in a different mood as I picked up the same stamp and produced a much more grungey card. This time I coloured and layered the stamp onto black card and mounted it with sticky pads onto a stamped background I then mounted this onto some spotty paper which I've 'vintaged' with distress ink in vintage photo and black soot. I then mounted this onto black card before attaching to a bought Kraft card. I use these Kraft cards a lot in my card making.
Ever since I can remember, I have enjoyed dabbling with a variety of crafts. My earliest crafting memories are of spending hours doing 'corking' or 'french Knitting' at my grandmother's house, using a wooden cotton reel with four short nails tapped into it and endless tangles of coloured wool. I also have fond memories of those little knitting kits, that came in a container that was made of the same material as an egg box. Happy days!
My interests now, range from textiles to ceramics, with knitting,felting, sewing and card making in between. I've reached a stage where I feel I know a little about a lot of different crafts. I'm still striving to become a master of at least one!
My favourite craft adventures at the moment, include digital collaging using PSP Elements, rubber stamp making with my imagpac kit and getting to know my Craft Robo.
When not crafting or looking after my family, I work part-time as a teacher, supporting visually impaired children.I also teach ceramics in a primary school and do occasional art residencies in mainly primary and special schools. Phew! I didn't realise I was that busy.