Sunday 23 April 2017

Messy and New!

Hello friends

I had an absolutely smashing day yesterday at The Artistic Stamper
trying out something completely new to me.
It involved paint - a lot of paint!

The class was taught by Tracey Scott, super talented and lovely lady.
First off we applied various colours of paint to good quality card.
No paintbrushes here...just use your fingers!

We then did some splattering with gold or white.

Next step was to do some stamping - these are Tracey's stamp designs for 
I adore the leaves and huge daisies and closed flower looks
just like Queen Elizabeth I !! 

It was then a case of cutting them all out!
I found this very relaxing, I don't think I've sat for that many hours
just chatting and fussy cutting - really enjoyed it.

We were asked to bring a journal, turns out I brought along the smallest one!
I was pleased though as I used less flowers and now have some in reserve
for other projects.

We prepared a background with paints, mine with hindsight was a little too subtle.

Added a little bit of stamping to the background and then arranged the flowers.
This isn't quite my finished piece but even just laying the flowers down
and seeing the vibrant colours made me very happy.

My mind is now racing with ideas and these include die cutting so
watch this space!  
We did complete a second page which I will share with you soon,
just need to get some photos in daylight (typing this near midnight!)

My summary of the day - brilliant and a change is 
most definitely as good as a rest. 

Stop by tomorrow for more photos and announcing
charity kit winner!

Take care friends.


  1. Morning All.
    Well you do seem to have had a very good day,
    Such lovely projects. thank you for sharing.
    Have fun Kitty.

  2. Morning All.
    Well you do seem to have had a very good day,
    Such lovely projects. thank you for sharing.
    Have fun Kitty.

  3. Hi Christine
    Love your journal page. Your flowers look so pretty and the colours all go so well together. I love Paperartsy stamps. Can't wait to see the next page.
    Chris xx

  4. Sounds like you had s fun day. Looking forward to seeing what else you made.


  5. Gorgeous colours and love the stamps. Glad you had a fab day. Looking forward to seeing what you do next and I feel lots of handmade backgrounds maybe in the mix xx hazel

  6. Morning Christine,
    Looks and sounds like you had a fun day, love your work.

  7. Well done to you Christine ,your flowers are very pretty.
    Elaine H X

  8. Hello Christine
    That looks like a good time and the flowers are so different!
    You wll be able to make such a lovely background with these!
    Love Marg

  9. Yes it's always good to try out something different, especially new techniques and getting messy! Love the vibrant and fun flowers x

  10. Wow looks like you had a brilliant day. Love what you did and look forward to seeing the next page. Thank you for sharing this.

  11. So cool! Looks like you had oodles of fun! xxx

  12. Looks great fun Christine. Gorgeous flowers too. X

  13. Was great to meet you Christine and what fabulous pages you did. Hope to see you again soon