Thursday, May 10, 2007
I am very fortunate to have many great local scrapbook/stamping stores in my area. One of them is my favorite because they are more "artsy" and creative and the owner(s) are really great. I took a class not too long after it opened making a CD clock. We used alcohol inks and Diamond Glaze with a few beads and charms mixed in. I made 3 and gave 2 away as gifts, they were all different and fun but this one I kept. I still love it! Then last weekend she had a 'girl's night out'. It was so fun! There were several make and takes with great local artist's, fruit, cheese, etc. and it was packed! Wall-to-wall with people, the best attended I have even been to! I am happy for them, I hope they stay in business a long time. I say that because three of the local stores went out of business in this last year, one of which was also an artsy creative place too that I loved. Actually Raindrops on Roses rubber stamp company if you recognize it. Sherril is so talented, I hope she gets to do something again someday.
Anyway the second picture are the things I made at Artist Oasis for the girls night out. The teal colored tag booklet has a magnetic closure and the bookmark below it goes inside. So cool! We used Twinkling H20's on the flowers. The triangle things are supposed to be earrings but I didn't punch the hole for it before I got too far into it. I might use them as photo corners on a scrapbook page. They are covered with Diamond Glaze too. Then there is an altoid-like tin that we used alcohol ink yet again and then used scrapbooking paper (Basic Grey Blush) on the inside and just sprinkled odds and ends in it. The orange thing is actually some cool stuff called Stampbord, it has is hard thick almost wood-like material with a white tile-like surface that we painted on Twinkling H20's then stamped over it, then you can scratch the surface and the white will show through. I didn't get much of an effect with what I did but others stamped eyes and such and it looked neat. Then we used a couple layers of UTEE on top. It is ATC sized. OK so that's some different stuff! I don't always do cards :)