Now you may remember me saying a while ago that I would be doing more in the way of dry embossing...I made my first dry embossed creation for my blog a few months ago which you can see here.
The stencils I've used a are so versatile, as you can use either all of it or just a part of the stencil when embossing your design. For my envelopes I have used corner embossing stencils.
The smaller flat envelope below is by W S Designs.
The stencil I've used in my creation below is one of my faves...and I've allowed a little Papertray sentiment to slip in...gotta get my money's worth lol!
I think the white rabbit is my fave character in this set of stamps.
Now hands up who remembers a company called PSX? They used to produce a huge range of stamps when I first started crafting some 7 years ago...not so sure these days though, or whether they are still going...but I bought this Alice In Wonderland script stamp all those years ago...never thought one day I would produce a set of Alice creations where it would come in handy! You can see the script much better if you click on the picture.
Finally, I had a little fun on the computer creating this sentiment for the Queen!
Now one thing that did strike me as I made these little creations, was that it has been months since I've used an image in my crafting...but here's the thing...I have forgotten how to colour in! Really...whilst I've been making non image creations, those of you who use them regularly colour so professionally and perfectly, that it makes my colouring look, well quite frankly, pants!
I have a handful of Copics...couldn't get on with them...then I bought a few Promarkers...not had much success with them either...mind you I have said it before I am in impatient crafter...if I don't succeed first time round using a product it gets thrown in the back of a drawer unlikely to see the light of day again lol!
So for these images, I stamped in them in grey and have just added a hint of blue to match the cardstock. Bit cheaty I know...I will have to practice as I recently bought several Kraftin Kimmies...as you know it is rare for me to use images but I do love the Kimmies, and want to use them. But do you think I can find the right flesh tone? I have bought every skintone Copic and Promarker, and other flesh tone colouring products too but I cannot even get that bit right!
It's a bit embarrassing to admit as I have a bit of an arty background...buried in my blog is a sample of my artwork done many years ago which some of you may not have seen as I posted it well over a year ago...you can see the full post here together with one of my own little handrawn images. There are some others I drew around that time as well if you want to take a peek!
Now give me some pencils and some watercolour paints and I know where I am lol!
I think more than anything I'm just out of practice. So onwards and upwards with the colouring, I've got to persevere. And seeing my little drawings has made me want to pick it up again, so you never know you may see more in the future.
Phew, that was a long post! Honestly, give me a bit of time off and I go crafting mad lol!
Have a lovely Easter, I'll be round to visit you sometime over the Bank Holiday, TTFN peeps.