04 July 2010

Pretty 5th Avenue Flowers

I love the versatility of Stampin' Up!'s stamp sets. There are so many possibilities that I might never exhaust them all. A set I reach for time and time again is 5th Avenue Floral. It's wonderful for many different techniques and styles and I don't think I'll ever get tired of using it.


This card is one of my most favourite. I made it shortly after becoming a Demonstrator when I was learning to colour with chalk pastels. I loved the result so much that I've kept the card .. and may never part with it hehe, although my poor photography skills are quite evident in the photo :)  Of course I could always make another one.

I was inspired by this card  by the very talented Leslie Miller. I wanted to try her colouring technique, and cased the design of her card, using all Stampin' Up! products.

The flowers are popped up with dimensionals, and I love the 3D effect they give.


From memory, I think the colours I used were Blush Blossom, Cameo Coral and Regal Rose, and I used a blender pen with Bravo Burgundy chalk to colour the stamens. I also decorated the inside, which I don't always do, but the card needed the stability as the front is rather heavy with all those layers.


Thanks for dropping in. I'd love to hear what you think.

Inky hugs
Aly

Stamps: 5th Avenue Floral, Best Yet
Cardstock: Whisper White, Baja Breeze, Cameo Coral, Walk in the Park DSP (previous Mini)
Ink: Stazon Black
Other: Chalk Pastels, Blender Pen Dimensionals, Whisper White grosgrain

Grand Opening and Happy SU! Birthday!

Hi and welcome to my first "real" post lol. It's a momentous day ... the Grand Opening of my new Blog, and my new Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Website Blog! It's also my Stampin' Up! birthday month. Wow! I can't believe it has been a whole year already since I joined Stampin' Up! as an Independent Demonstrator. As they say, time flies when you're having fun .. and I'm having LOTS of it. *insert big grin here*

In celebration of all these happy events, I'm offering free shipping and handling on all orders placed with me during July, excluding class orders. My class order deal remains the same. (See my Demonstrator Web Site for details.)

There are so many exciting things happening right now, and I'll share more with you in days to come (didn't want to get too long winded heheh). I'll be back later with something pretty for you to look at.

Before I go I'd like to say a huge Thank You to the lovely Leonie at Stamp-A-Latte for her invaluable help with getting my blog set up, and to my ESAD friends for their encouragement and support. I'm loving this new adventure.

Thanks for dropping in.
Inky hugs
Aly

03 July 2010

Hello and Welcome

Hi there. Thanks for dropping in to my blog. I'm in the process of setting it up and hope to have some fun and interesting things to show you soon. Thanks for being patient with me .. I hope you'll check back soon.

Inky hugs
Aly