Last night I shared a fabulous evening with my friend and fellow Artisan Design Team Member, Emma Goddard. Emma and I got together for a fun Facebook Live, where we used two sets, Bloom & Grow and To a Wild Rose. Both of these sets are soon to launch in the up coming Annual Catalogue.
With Emma being about 40 minutes drive away, we decided to have a catch up. At first I suggested dinner out, but Emma thought a Facebook Live together would be fun. Oh how we laughed! We had so much fun together. With two different approaches and two different stamp sets, we came up with these two very different cards.
Emma has been encouraging me to take up Facebook Lives, giving me words of encouragement. To have her join me, was amazing. Emma arrived with her diary that gave fabulous inspiration for this striped card.
Emma’s design was using a new stamp set called Bloom & Grow. Her choice of set made me smile, for her encouragement to embark on Video’s is helping me to Bloom & Grow. I loved the simple three colour card that she came up with. To not colour the flowers, gave a dramatic focal point to this vibrant card and of course, it had to have twine. Emma loves her twine.
Where my Inspiration came from
Feeling as I do about my shared year with Emma in the Artisan Design Team, this sentiment seemed the most fitting. I do feel blessed to be her friend and be getting to know her more as the year is passing. The friendships is what it’s all about and to have a fabulous bond with the other Artisan’s in this sisterhood, I cherish the most.
I used Grey Granite as the card base and randomly stamped the word Friend over one corner, before adding a layer of Vellum. This just softened the look and feel of the card, whilst adding texture and interest. Next came the sentiment panel. It’s stitched, so it just had to be used.
Mock Ombré Sentiment
To create this mock ombré effect, I inked up the sentiment with the new Pretty Peacock In Colour before stamping it off on grid paper. I then immediately took it back to the ink, where I only inked up half of the sentiment, before committing to card. A really simple technique, but I love the interest that it creates.
The Rose itself was stamped in another new In Colour, Rococo Rose with a Blackberry Bliss centre. I loved this muted colour palette and the clustering of elements.
If you didn’t get to see this Facebook Live, you can head over to my Facebook page, where you’ll be able to catch up it. We certainly had a lot of fun and thoroughly enjoyed being creative together.
I hope if you did catch it that you enjoyed it and if you’ll be heading over now to watch it, that you’ll have as much fun watching as we did sharing.