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My name's Alison but for reasons too long to go into I'm known as Cockney Blonde or CB for short. I've been rubber stamping for several years but now spend most of my time either knitting or crocheting. However, with the advent of a New Year I have bitten the bullet and am tackling my usually hated pastime of sewing. I've even bought 'Sewing for Dummies' to guide me on my way. I've been with my hubby Dave for 24 years and between us we have 4 kids and 5 grandkids. We also have 2 cats and a dog, the latter features as my 'photo' image. I used to be able to blog daily but these days I struggle to blog weekly. Hopefully now we are settled into our new home in the country, I can get back to a daily (well almost) update from the room I now have to share with hubby. No more personal crafting space for me!!! Thanks to all the blogs and sites I follow for all your brilliant inspiration, and thank you to everyone who finds the time to comment on my blog.

Thursday, 22 May 2014

Some Paper-Crafting at last

At long last I was able to make it along to our monthly Rubber Stamping Group, Victoria Stampers, at the beginning of the month. Although I have to confess that I didn't take any equipment with me to do any crafting. I just felt that, due to my current health problems, I didn't have the energy for crafting as I knew the drive over would take it out of me, and all I wanted to do was catch up with my crafting buddies.

However, those crafting buddies had other ideas and the little group I sat amongst forced persuaded me to get down and craft.

We were making a wall hanging under the expert tuition of Lorraine Crosby which involved a lot of mess, inks, paints, sprays and a gunky concoction involving talc and PVA glue. Basically a lot of fun.

The top picture is the finished hanging with the bottom two being close ups of the top half and bottom half.
We'd used die-cuts and stencils during the process and I wasn't happy with my finished hanging as of the time of leaving the workshop. I felt it was TOO pink without enough shade and that my die-cuts didn't stand out. So when I got home I messed about with 'rub-ons' in various colours of grey/silver, blue and green,  oh and a touch of red.
The final touch was to add some embellishments and voila. I didn't get round to any stamping but I'm happy with what I've done and am now going to look for a frame so that it doesn't spoil.

I hope you like it.

Next up.......a short trip to Ironbridge, x

1 comment:

  1. This is lovely Alison, it sounds like you had a good day, I love the colours and textures.
    xxx Hazel.


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