Saturday, June 23, 2012

Convention ... Vanessa's wow!

There are so many great moments during Convention ... one of the best experiences is the make and takes.
This year we made flowers from cardstock and ribbon.
We used a new flower die and a matching stampset ... gorgeous medallions for backgrounds!
We made:
 a box with an acetate lid with flowers on top.
a scrap page with splatters of ink (in isocol)
a card with stamped butterflies and a matching butterfly punch,
using the newest diagonal plate on the "Simply Scored" tool
we made cardstock and patterned paper envelopes.
During the general sessions we found front row seats (mainly because I am short sighted and so I can get good photos of our favourite presenters) like this one of Vanessa Webb.  
Vanessa showed us some gorgeous things to do with the framelit dies,
 Shimmer paint, brayers and blender pens.
I can't wait to try all her techniques out and make my own shimmery suede flowers.
My favourite technique WOW was Vanessa's faux Ostrich feathers made from wide grosgrain ribbon.
What do you do with all those frayed ribbon ends?
You wind them round your brads and wow - faux feathers.
Vanessa used shimmer paint on rubber and mixed shimmer paint with ink to get these shimmery images.
I think this is a great stampset for baby cards ... for a boy or girl.
Called "BABY PRINTS" from the current Autumn mini.
 Look at the shimmer on the bird stamp above, its done on gloss cardstock with plastic wrap and shimmer paint.
 On the card above Vanessa has used the framelit as a template to make a shimmery frame sponge daubered around her stamped image. It looked amazing up on the big screen and IRL too.

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