Sunday, June 26, 2016

June SERS, roses and ink

A lovely SERS day yesterday. I expected dismal rainy weather, but we got winter sun and cool, crisp air. In the Mount Street room with windows all around, and the heater on, it was quite jolly.

We had Renee come for just the second time. And Marilyn for the first time in ages.

Marilyn's personal challenge was to ink only the raised parts of card that she'd run through a pretty embossing folder. Inking the debossed parts is easy, but her idea required finesse. Here's a picture of the opposite of what she wanted, but still very pretty:

I used that three part rose stamp. Funny, it came out a bit grungy when I did it. The hot tip is, stamp the middle image first .

Cathy brought a very old French magazine shed kept for years. And here's a super inspiring image - I'm just going to leave this here.

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Come for a winter stamp!

Here's a sight that will make some stampers go SQUEE, and others go HUH? It's a page from a Zettiology catalogue by Teesha and Tracey Moore. It might be on show at the next stamp club. Actually, I have a collection of old stamp catalogues. I find them super interesting. And we have to remember, stamping has moved on so much, we shouldn't forget the mad old days.
And here's another sight that will make some stampers go "Totes amazeballs!", and others go "meh". 
It's a freebie that came on a magazine I bought in Scotland. You probably got the same one here. But what a good freebie - a three part rose stamp, and matching die. I'll bring that along too.

This Saturday is Stamp Club day, and it promises to be cold, bleak, gloomy, cold and bleak. So be with us! Nothing like a giggle to get through the day.