Friday, 5 August 2016
Crafting With My New Found Friends!
Hi fellow crafters! I hope the start to the weekend finds you all well and happy.
Today, I have a card that I made up with a panel that I stamped at my Wednesday evening crafting group, with my new found friends.
The first week that I went, Linda was kind enough to pick me up and take me there. This week, when she offered again, I said I would be brave and make my own way there, I don't like taking advantage of other people's kindness - I say brave, because I have a blindness where directions are concerned - I'm the person, who, doesn't lose her car in a car park, she . . . loses the car park itself (yes my friends, I have done that!)
Anyway, despite the very helpful (and may I say, patient lady on Google Maps), I got hopelessly lost! Three times, I think, but I lost count! Despite my stupidity, the Google Maps lady - I am now on first name terms with her, she tells me she's called Gloria - kept calmly re-calculating my route and got me there in the end!
The evening was a giggle, the ladies warm and welcoming again and Moya (the hostess) was as gracious and lovely as the first time. Despite my shyness with groups of new people, I am gradually coming out of my shell and hopefully, my shyness won't be interpreted as 'standoffishness', but I don't think so because they are all so lovely and very sweet!
Anywho, I wasn't overjoyed by my stamped panel, because, I'm not good at flower arranging (real or virtual), but I think I redeemed it a bit by 'gussying' it up with some foil accents. See what you think. If anyone has any tips on flower arrangements, I'd be so happy if you shared them in the comments.
Here are the pictures.
For those of you who like to know the process. Here goes.
First, I took a plain white panel - I usually cut some in advance, usually the same size as a standard card, that way, I can either have them full on a card base or cut them down to the size I want.
Next, I used my stamp positioner and stamped the sentiment, as I wanted the flowers around the sentiment. Then I stamped the flowers and leaves. I brought the panel home and today, I cut two strips off the sides and cut around the flowers on the left hand side as I wanted some to hang over the edge.
Then, I adhered two strips of black and white patterned paper down the sides and mounted the front panel to the card base with craft foam.
I 'gussied' it up with some WOS, some gold foil (using my Quickie glue pen) and some matching sequins. That's it my friends. Have a truly lovely weekend.
Thank you so much for your visit today and especially if you have left a comment. You are all appreciated more than you know!