I am sharing something a little different from my norm in this blog post. When teaching workshops I try to present a range of products which are easily obtainable (given our location on this northerly isle!) but which can also be used in different ways. As an occasional purchaser of Stampin Up products (I love the card stock for my flower making) I decided a few months ago to become a demonstrator and have spent the last few months using Stampin Up punches, stamps, inks and card stock in my style.
In the process of becoming a demonstrator I have met a wonderful group of Stampin Up friends here in Shetland and last Saturday was one of our monthly team get-together's.
Rhoda had a chosen a lovely Prima layout for us to scrap lift - quite simple as we don't have very long and all we needed to take with us was a mug shot!
To start off with we used hemp to create a stitched background - punching the holes first which resulted in a bit of head scratching - but we got there!
Then I demonstrated some flower making - the white one was made with the SU Pansy Punch and Whisper White Cardstock. The flower layers were sprayed with water and then scrunched up in my usual style. The rosette for the centre was made from SU Paper Clay and the Rosette Mould - having used paper clay for years I am finding this product one of the best I have ever used.
I also made this flower from the Pansy Punch using three layers of paper stock. After wetting the leaves I just gathered them together and added some stamens.
I only have a small range of stamps at the moment but I do love the range of butterfly and sayings stamps.
The main text on my layout says:
Happiness held is the seed;
happiness shared is the flower.
which sums up my fabulous life of crafting at the moment!
I hope to occasionally blog an SU project showing the versatility of the products for my workshop participants and lovely SU friends (and anyone else of course who might be interested!).
Thanks for looking and have a
great weekend x
Paperstock: Soho Subway
Cardstock: Natural Composition Speciality, Neutrals Collection and Whisper White
Punches: Pansy and Decorative Label
Stamps: Fabulous Phrases
Simply Pressed Clay and Blossoms Clay Mould
Embellishments: Linen Thread, Doilies and Antique Brads