Monday, July 30, 2012

A Long Post!

I have to give a warning that this is a long and photo heavy post! I just wanted to share the cards I made for a class I gave in An Siopa Buí in Spiddal on Saturday.

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Stamps (Penny Black) - Social Butterfly & Petal Party

Unfortunately, I forgot to bring my camera with me so didn't get to take any photos in the class or of the spectacular scenery in Connemara. On the journey to and from Spiddal I saw three double rainbows, which just shows you the kind of weather we had that day - beautiful sunny spells with lots of downpours too!

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Stamp (Penny Black) - Betsy Bluebell

Anyway we got to play with some of the fab new Penny Black stamps. Kerry, who owns the shop, was as hospitable and funny as always and I couldn't have asked for a lovelier group of ladies in the class. I hope they enjoyed the day as much as I did!

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Stamps - Puzzle Parts (Penny Black) & Everyday Sayings (Hero Arts)

As you'll be able to tell, I couldn't resist doing one of my favourite techniques, emboss resist!

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Stamps (Penny Black) - Petal Party & Puzzle Parts

Kerry asked me to show the class how to make a splattered butterfly trail like I had previously made on the first card in this post. So some went with the bold purple background....

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Stamps - Social Butterfly (Penny Black) & Birthday Messages (Hero Arts)

...and some with the soft blue background.

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Stamps - Social Butterfly (Penny Black) & Birthday Messages (Hero Arts)

Purple is a colour that I don't use very often but I just went for it on this card!

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Stamps (Penny Black) - Delicate Pattern & Petal Party

As some of you may have noticed, I love to play with fabric, so at the end of class we made a fabric brooch. You can find a tutorial for making this type of fabric flower here and for the brooch it's just a matter of making a large and small flower and adding a pearl, button or jewel to the centre.

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Well done if you've made it all the way through this extra long post! Thanks for visiting:)




12 comments:

CinnamonSally said...

Hi Heather, looks like you had fun, congrats on such a fabulous class, wish I could have attended. The ladies must have been thrilled with their cards and brooch.

Dawn said...

fantastic Heather. Sounds like a great day judging by the wonderful cards you have done. thanks for sharing all these beauties and the amazing flower broach too

rcwidow (Linda) said...

They are all fabulous. Love the butterfly trails!

Kara Lynne said...

I loved looking at all of your beautiful cards!! Such inspiration here, thanks for sharing it all!

Lin said...

Heather, I'm SURE your students were thrilled with your class, so many varied designs! There are all gorgeous, I can't pick a favorite! Wish I could have been there!

Maureen Morton said...

I am still drooling, Heather! I would have gotten on a plane if I had known all these glorious cards you were teaching.....what a day that must have been! And the rainbows were there to add to the glory!! You are so darn amazing - those students were sooo lucky!

MayoMom said...

We had a lovely day Heather - can't wait to see you back.

Barb said...

Oh, how I wish I could take a class from you, Heather! Wow! Every card is gorgeous - love that Betsy Bluebell one, and purple goes so well with both orange and green! Of course I am always amazed at your stunning butterfly trails! So glad you shared all these cards with us! :)

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Wonderful cards, Heather! So glad you had a lovely trip and fun class, my friend!

Brenda said...

This looks like it was a fantastic class, wish I could have been there. Love your butterfly trails, your use of purple and that GORGEOUS brooch!

Sue McRae said...

Wow, one amazing card after another Heather! Love the butterfly cards with the magical butterfly trails and the colour combo on the Life is Beautiful card is so striking! I would have so enjoyed taking this class with you!

Nancy said...

Yes it is a long post, but I enjoyed everyone of them. I wish I could have taken the class too! I am definitely going to check out the bow tutorial. Thanks for your sweet comment on my blog and your lovely inspiration:)

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