Monday, 6 May 2013

Diva Red workshop Saturday 4th May

Well, what a fabulous day it was here yesterday (Sunday), bit disappointed with today though, it is warm, but we were promised sunshine and haven't really had any. 
Enough of the weather!  We had a great time at the Diva Red workshop on Saturday!  Everyone enjoyed it and all made lovely cards too!

This was the card I did for the morning, using Lily and Rosie, from Claritystamps they are pretty simple really, I found some lovely paper which I used to cover the front of the card, then stamped the character on another piece of the card and cut out the dress.
Stamp the character again, this time on white card and stick the paper dress over the image.
Mat and layer on coloured card
The strip across the middle is done with coredinations cardstock, which has a different colour core to it.

Emboss the card (I used cogs for Rosie and a floral pattern for Lily) then sand lightly, this takes the colour off the raised parts
Tear to size
I nearly always ink round edges, on this card, I inked round the paper on the base card and round the image.
Now for the bit where you have to be brave - take a fin pen and draw a squiggly line around the edge of the image and the edge of the base card.
Hope you like it x

For the afternoon card, I got out the Gelli plate, which people enjoyed much more than they thought they would!!  It is a bit messy though!

It is almost impossible to recreate anything you do with a Gelli plate, there are tips on how to use it in the Clarity website. (click on the above link)  I used a splodge away mask to create the background here.  I did a second piece with the same colours, just in different proportions and stamped and embossed the flower stamp (an old Anita's one) with white embossing powder, cut out add brads and mat and layer.

Have a look on Moira's blog to see the card she made with this idea - it is fab!

These are my versions of the cards Moira did for the workshop


  1. They look just as good on here as they do in reality Janet. The beach huts look really good split up don't they. Had a good time on Saturday - walking upright now!

    1. Thanks Moira, you do realise that the budgies of the world will be missing out now!

  2. Janet and Moira - your workshops must be great fun. Love all the samples. Xx

  3. Gosh Janet, what a fantastic workshop. The cards are lovely. Think I will have to book an escape to your workshops soon.

    1. Any time Naomi! Looking forward to seeing you soon in Kent x

  4. You all obviously had a great time - love the gelli plate card (do we get to play with it on Sunday? - subtle hint here!) - like the paper piecing too

    1. I won't be at the next one, Veronica, but I think Moira may be thinking about Gelli!!

  5. Beautiful cards Janet, looks like you had a great day, i especially like the way you have used the Lily and Rosie stamps


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