I've had quite a crafty day so far today starting with a great quilling workshop with Jill of Jill's Quills fame where we were shown lots of lovely ideas for quilled flowers. I spent most of the time trying to perfect some of the more fiddly techniques such as 'folded' roses and fringed flowers using 3mm papers. As Jill is also into Stampin' Up - See HERE - she delivered some stamps which I'd ordered from her. It was difficult to decide which set to have a play with first but I settled on the floral set which, being triple stamped give the appearance of pen and wash. I also made post-it note masks which I've saved in the case containing the stamps so that they can be used again if necessary. I found some pieces of paper and card which went with the ink colours and made a quick birthday card - at least it was quick once I'd cut the masks and done the multiple stamping of the flowers! Watch this space for something made from the second stamp set, also a multiple stamping set - I must say this technique is so much easier with the advent of photopolymer stamps .
Stamps - Penned and Painted by Stampin' Up
Colours - So Saffron, More Mustard, Certainly Celery and Wild Wasabi
Embossed border - Crafter's Companion