Friday, 22 November 2013

Convention swap - watercolour Wetlands

All being well, and if this post has turned up on the right day, I’m currently at Convention in Manchester, getting ready for the first session of the day. 

So I thought this would be a good time to show you one of my swap projects. As I keep telling my team, swaps should be simple, easy to reproduce and not use too many resources. So what on earth possessed me to make this for Convention? A moment of madness perhaps?

I enjoyed making the tags, sitting in the sunshine this summer creating the watercolour background using clear blocks. Normally I’d ink the clear block then spritz it with water before pressing onto the cardstock, but I was using watercolour paper and it didn’t go to plan. So I tried a different method – I spritzed the watercolour paper and then pressed the clear block into it. It worked a treat and I whipped up the tags in a jiffy.

The silver glimmer paper is sprayed with Coastal Cabana reinker mixed with some alcohol. The lower section of Pool Party is Core’dinations cardstock, embossed and sanded.

I admit there are way too many steps on this card for mass production, so the pieces sat around in a shoebox for months on end, before one of my team threw me a lifeline and kindly offered to finish them for me. Thanks, Patsy!

I took these along to the Silver 2 reception at Convention – this is an exclusive event for demonstrators who have reached certain sales and recruiting goals. I’ll tell you more about this event when I get back!

Stamps: Wetlands, Sweet Essentials
Cardstock: Pool Party, Core’dinations Pool Party, Crumb Cake, Whisper White, So Saffron, Silver Glimmer Paper
Ink: Pool Party, Coastal Cabana, So Saffron, Basic Gray
Accessories: Naturals Twine, Chalk Talk Framelits, Scallop Edge Punch, Fancy Fan Embossing Folder

And don’t forget...

1 comment:

  1. Hope you have a great time - hopefully see you on the 14th best wishes Lesley x


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