Saturday, July 10, 2010

July Workshop

here are the cards from today's workshop - it was a very busy day as we did a lot of colouring and bit of inking and partial embossing etc, and the cards in the end were quite varied.

I have added links wherever I can for you to purchase digi items etc.

NOTE - I have permission from Diane (Di's Digi Downloads) and Tracey (Fred she Said) to use their images on the cards in this workshop. Please pop by and visit their blogs as I am sure you will like what you see, since their digi artwork is fab!

this card is made using a ship stamp which was stamped and coloured with twinkling H2O's and covered with a 'porthole' - the porthole was made by cutting a circle frame with nestabilities and using a brown marker, the 'screws' were added/drawn, and then the copper paper frame 'aged' with distress inks.
The circle frame was then attached to acetate and the window then attached to the ship image with foam pads - the topper was then attached to the wooden background to replicate the inside of a ship, or I hope it does!!

this card is a joy fold card with slightly different dimensions to the original tutorial found here.
the flourish shapes / die is a Quickutz cookie cutter die.
this card was also coloured with twinkling H2O' and the green topper or mini card which is glued to the base, opens and then closes, by being tucked just under the sentiment.

we made just the one wedding card with a new magnolia stamp and the design is clean and simple, the colouring done with pencil crayons and sansador (the mineral spirit pencil crayon colouring technique)
the embossed frame is made with the nestabilities die face DOWN / cutting side DOWN but instead of cutting onto a plate, use the tan rubber mat and it doesnt cut all the way through.

the next two cards were made from Digi Images, you can find on Di's Digi Downloads - I just fell in love with these little animals they are SOOO cute, and I decided to make cards that had straight clean lines and clean pastel colours - they were also coloured with pencil crayons and sansador.

...the Lovable Duckling can be purchased here,

and the Daisy Chain Bunny here.
okay so its raining but the last few weeks' weather has been gorgeous so I couldnt resist making a card with this Stampendous Stamp and its called Girl at Beach a few days ago, with seed beads added to accentuate the sand - they are easy to use and add texture to a card too!
The border is made with a fiskars punch called apron lace, and partial cuttlebug embossing around the sentiment.
last but not least, is this sweet litte girl in a kimono image, from Tracey at Fred She Said here - these are the pre coloured images which I used on a background embossed with a cuttlebug folder, but you can also get matching cherry blossom papers and digi sets to print for backing papers and digi images to colour yourself.

So, all in all it was a productive day and if there's anything I have left out or you would like a link for then just drop me a comment or send me an email.


  1. Hi Jess honey, your cards are absolutely stunning. Kendall and I are just admiring the ship card with the porthole. You clever girl. A fab idea. Wow!!! Well done, thanks for sharing your cards with us. It hailed in Cape Town this morning, was kind of strange seeing it, as it happens so rarely. Enjoy your Sunday, hugs Sharon xx

  2. Great selection of gorgeous cards,Jess! Love the bunny and the ship cards the most!


  3. Gorgeous selection of cards Jess

  4. I agree with all the above comments ...My fav is the ship ... closely followed by the wedding card .. as Sharon says ..what a clever girl... I love looking at your work Jess....many thanks E x