Monday, 25 November 2013

Convention gifts - Mosaic Madness clouds

When my team members reach Bronze 2, they all receive a keyring with a bead on it. As they progress through the SU ranks, or attend SU events, I award them extra beads. Convention is an extra special event, however, so I try to give them a charm which relates to the destination.

Paris was easy – the Eiffel Tower. Frankfurt was really hard and I ended up with a not too attractive eagle, the official bird of Germany. Manchester? I admit I was a bit stumped for a while but then I remembered the British obsession with the weather and settled on these rather cute umbrella charms.

I really love the card design, with its contradictory weather of sunshine and rain on it – should have added a snowy background, too! I totally borrowed this idea from Emma Fuge, a hugely talented stamper from Wales. Hope she doesn’t mind! My version is slightly different, to adapt to the supplies I had, but I loved the way she stamped clouds using the Mosaic Madness stamp and made a fab sun with circle punches and paper snips. Clever lady!

To make the raindrops, I mixed a tiny drop of Soft Sky reinker with some Crystal Effects and applied it to the cardstock using a cocktail stick. Not all went well!

Stamps: Chalk Talk, Mosaic Madness
Cardstock: Baked Brown Sugar, Whisper White, Crushed Curry, Gumball Green
Ink: Soft Sky, Crushed Curry
Accessories: Chalk Talk Framelits, 1¾” circle punch, 1 3/8” circle punch, Whisper White Baker’s Twine, Chalk Marker, Crystal Effects, Soft Sky reinker

And don’t forget...

1 comment:

  1. Oh Helen you are so kind - thank you. I never thought of using that tag - looks great! How lucky your ladies are to receive such treats from a witty and clever upline like yourself.


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