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 perk....free 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.
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