Sunday, November 11, 2012

Heartfelt with Stampin' Up in Sydney

Morning all.

A bonus post of sorts.......

Yesterday I attended the Heartfelt Stampin' Up event at Darling Harbour with Angela Sargeant. I had heard much about such gatherings and read many blogs extolling the wonder of Conventions and the like, but this was my first real experience with SU at this level.

First perk.....I met a couple of blog pals, many of whom I have "known" (ie read and e mailed...some for nearly 3 years!!!!). A big shout out to Nicole Derendorf, Leonie Schroder and (by no means least) Jenny Hayward. Jenny and I took the opportunity to have a memento picture to mark the event....I am on the left!!!

Second stamps!!! ( I will share the make and takes and the stamps used very soon!!
The next task was to put something on the Inspiration Board. These are display boards where soooooo many ideas are and you can take pictures of the ones that appeal to you (dah hence the name inspiration board I guess!!) This is the card I made for the occasion.....
Something a little different, but I was sooooooooo happy that the ideas I had bouncing around my head came out nearly the same on paper. The card was inspired by combining 2 cards I had seen. The first is by the uber talented Ellen Kemper and her card seen here. The second card was if you like an adaptation of an inspiration that Diane Giarrusso received at Convention in the USA as a swap seen here. I went back to my pre-stamping roots for a bit and did some punch art. Here is a close up of the lady....
The "garden" was stamped and sponged to create a feel of looking out of a window. The scene was stamped off twice and three times to give a little depth and the sky was sponged using my very well used acetate cloud template!!
I had so much fun adding dry embossing to bits and pieces. I am always blown away by what punches can do and deeply admire those out there who can see a shape and use it for something else soooo out-of-the-box!!
Third perk......I was sooooooo inspired by what I saw and learnt today it was beyond belief. I was surrounded by such creativity and inspiration....I loved every minute of it. Thanks so much to Angela for taking me and sharing such an awesome day.
Thanks for popping by. There will be some new posts fairly soon in conjunction with Diwali, so please drop by again.
Stuff Used:
CS: (SU) Midnight Muse, Whisper White, Baja Breeze, Primrose Petals, Soft Suede, Sahara Sand, Blush Blossom (ret)
Ink: (SU) Baja Breeze, Bashful Blue, Primrose Petals, Lucky Limeade, Gumball Green, Wisteria Wonder, Summer Starfruit
Stamps: (SU) Summer Silhouettes, Pennant Parade
Punches: (SU) Pennant Builder, Butterfly (ret), Scallop Oval, Large Oval, 1" circle, 1/2" circle, Eyelet Border, Carla Craft CP2 Heart Punch
Embossing Folders: (SU) Tulip Border, Square Lattice, Fancy Fan
Dies: (SU) Beautiful Wings Embosslit
Other Bits: 3mm white satin Ribbon fm stash, Dimensionals
Lynda xx


Patrice said...

Sooo good to see a pic of you and hear about your fabulous day. Absolutely love this card - how clever!


Jenny Hayward said...

Nice photos Lynda! :) It was so lovely to meet up with you - finally!!!! My head is full of idea. Oh, to find the time!

Well obviously I missed something too with the punches. I look forward to seeing those ideas of yours.

Love Jenny x

Angela Sargeant said...

Thank you for being my guest Lynda! Enjoyed your company and the laughs ;) Loved loved loved your card - the butt is too clever hahaha. Thanks for being my Heartfelt buddy :)

Debbie Pamment said...

Ooooh I bet everyone had a BALL! I know the one convention I went to was FABULOUS and got the creative juices flowing - let alone the laughs!
LOVE this fun card too - VERY clever use of stamps and punches my friend.

Unknown said...

Fabulous Card miss Lynda, love the girl and the curtains so much fun. Glad you got to experience a Stampin' Up! event, and glad you came away inspired, they always inspire me :)

Terri Tosh said...

I love your card! It is beautiful! How creative! Is her bottom an altered heart?
I found your blog just recently, so glad I did! Thank you for sharing your beautiful art!

Andrea L - EnchantINK said...

Oh ... I should have read this post before I asked the question! Thanks for sharing so much detail ... Your card was super lovely. And ... So very clever! I am so glad you had so much fun. Am so jealous of Jenny ... But know I know exactly how tall (short) you are!!! I can't wait to see Jenny to hear all about it! Hugs xxx

Tui Nathan said...

So glad you had a wonderful SU day, they are always such great fun for both the crafting aspect as well as the social!
Our's is tomorrow (Brisbane) and am looking forward to it!
Love love love your punch art card - wow, what a super figure!!!
Just gorgeous!!!

Lynda said...

I wrote to Ellen Kemper to let her know what she had inspired me to create and this was her reply.....

"Lynda, your cute project makes me so proud! I'm happy you were able to take little
Miss Backsides to a new level. Great job.

Katie said...

Lynda AWESOME card, and love the feed back from Ellen. I might have to case it one day (add to list).
So glad you got to meet up with some crafty on-line friends in the flesh! Your smile in the pic couldn't get any bigger!!!

Beth Beard said...

Gorgeous photo! Love, love, love the punch art and the new blog!
I have been away for awhile =)