Saturday, 22 May 2010

Studio Sketches

This weather is so nice isnt it - I just love the sunshine.

Well, we have finally recieved details of the location of the Stampin' Up! European Convention - and I am such a giddy kipper!!!  Its going to be in Croydon, just outside London on the 5th and 6th November.  The hotel looks amazing and for two days it will be full to the rafters with crazed crafters (disguised as SU Demonstrators) from all over europe and the US. 

Last years convention was held in Frankfurt, Germany and as I hadnt been to one before I made the mistake of thinking I wasnt bothered about going.  BIG mistake - I have regretted it ever since.  But, not this year!!!

Anyway, I have five months to wait until then, so I had bettter come back down to earth for a while.  Here are a few cards I made this week (in between traveling to Lincoln & Margate for work). 



The stamp set is lovely - not the usual cutesy sort and its called Studio Sketches. I liked it as soon as it came into the Mini Catalogue, but only got round to getting it recently.



The distressing techniques are ones we used in Sara's Vintage Vogue Class a couple of weeks ago (she has another one planned for 3rd July!).



The text images are created by inking the En Francais backround stamp with Soft Suede ink on to Soft Suede card.


Recipe
Cardstock - Soft Suede, Kraft, Whisper White
Ink - Soft Suede
Stamp Sets - Studio Sketches, En Francais, Occassional Greetings, Bird on a Branch, Sincere Salutations
Accessories - Cutter Kit, Brads & Sponge Daubers, Watercolour Wonder Crayons.

Off back to do more crafting now - have a great weekend.
Jan

1 comment:

  1. Yay! Convention! So exciting isn't it. Can't wait. I wonder if I can amend the countdown ticker to show minutes too, heehee.

    Great job on the distressing Jan. I especially like the middle card with the offset matting against the background stamped layer - distressed but still smart and elegant.

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