Monday, 29 September 2008

Alexandra Palace - The Big Stamp & Scrapbooking Show

I had a wonderful day on Saturday at the The Big Stamp & Scrapbooking Show that was on at the Alexandra Palace last week end.

The ticket to the show and some crafty purchases were a birthday pressie from my lovely friend Lythan. The two of us spent all day admiring all the lovely goodies that they had on offer and we both came home with some nice new things…….lots in my case!
I went with the intension of buying some new rubber stamps because I’ve had most of mine for ages and I’m getting quite fed up with keep using the same ones over and over.

We also made a point of stopping by the Scrap Revolution stand to say 'Hi' to our friend Sue who was working her tiny socks off, poor love.


Anyway, today is the first chance I’ve had to try out some of my new stamps and here’s the card I made.



I’ll own up and admit that the card is not my own design but a near copy of a card on the Lavinia Stamps gallery, mind you; it’s no where as good as their's.
I’ve never tried making a card with this much brayering on before so I hope I can be excused for the blatant copy on this occasion.


This brayering technique is something that I’ve wanted to have a go at for a little while, in fact ever since Lythan pointed me in the direction of Michelle Zindorf’s blog. If you’ve never seen her work you’ve no idea what you’re missing. Her cards are perfect little works of art…..simply stunning.

As we were walking around the show on Saturday there was a lady on the Lavinia Stamps stand giving a demonstration. She made it look so easy so I came away with three of their silhouette stamps, three new ink pads and the intension of giving it a go. With hindsight I should have also brought a new smooth brayer too because mine is only a tiny one and it proved pretty useless.

4 comments:

Lythan said...

Oooh that is fab Sue! I've been trying out my new Lavinia stamps but they haven't made it on to a card yet. there is a little how to on the Lavinia site which might be of interest
http://www.laviniastamps.co.uk/howto.html

Rosanne said...

This is beautiful!

Craft Fairy said...

Great card. Well done. I agree with you about the Zindorf blog. It's fantastic.

Enfys said...

How beautiful. Love the Zindorf blog too!