Sunday, 9 April 2017

Beautiful You - Swaps for On Stage Local

Welcome to my madness!  I don't know what I was thinking when I came up with my idea for swaps for On Stage Local in Sydney!  The Crazy Crafters were very well represented with 38 of us in attendance so I made 50 swap cards.  The first two were fun .....

On Stage Local, Swaps, Beautiful You, #thecraftythinker, stampin up Australia Demonstrator, Sydney NSW
The stack of finished cards
I really did bite off more than I could chew but by the time I came to that conclusion, I was already way too committed to change anything!  My execution was not of the standard I would have liked but I did get them finished.
On Stage Local, Swaps, Beautiful You, #thecraftythinker, stampin up Australia Demonstrator, Sydney NSW
My craft table during production!
I didn't give sufficient thought to all the steps involved and the time required.  
  • I stamped the woman on Crumb Cake card using Pink Pirouette ink
  • Masked her and added the umbrella handle.  
  • Partially inked the stamp with umbrella and also stamped the greeting.  
  • I then stamped the dancing lady onto patterned paper
  • Cut out the dress and glued it into position.  
  • Using Stampin' Write Markers I then coloured the image - This took several layers of ink.  
  • Once the panels were finished I cut and layered the cards 

    My inspiration was "Dancing in the Rain" but eventually I decided not to add the rain element as it may have seemed a bit negative!  So perhaps she's dancing in the sunlight with a parasol!
On Stage Local, Swaps, Beautiful You, #thecraftythinker, stampin up Australia Demonstrator, Sydney NSW
Work in progress

The finished image of the lady dancing with an umbrella uses a combination of three stamps from the Beautiful You and Weather Together stamp sets.

I decided to have a last hurrah with the 2015-2017 In-Colours, which will be retiring at the end of May (so stock up now if you have a fondness for Watermelon Wonder, Cucumber Crush, Mint Macaron, Delightful Dijon or Tip Top Taupe!) - I didn't have enough paper left in just one colour, so I made a mix.
On Stage Local, Swaps, Beautiful You, #thecraftythinker, stampin up Australia Demonstrator, Sydney NSW
Mint Macaron with hints of Cucumber Crush

On Stage Local, Swaps, Beautiful You, #thecraftythinker, stampin up Australia Demonstrator, Sydney NSW
Watermelon Wonder with touches of Blushing Bride

On Stage Local, Swaps, Beautiful You, #thecraftythinker, stampin up Australia Demonstrator, Sydney NSW
Cucumber Crush with hints of Mint Macaron

Next year I'll start earlier and come up with a simpler design! .... I think I said that last year too!
On Stage Local, Swaps, Beautiful You, #thecraftythinker, stampin up Australia Demonstrator, Sydney NSW
Crazy complex swap cards!
Thank you for visiting.
'Til next time!
Stephanie

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4 comments:

  1. You did a great job inspire of having so much to do! Am sure the people you swapped with really liked your card(s)! Am sure you had a great time!

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    1. Thank you, Carol. Yes, I had a wonderful time and also received lots of incredible cards and 3D projects in return - so much fun!

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  2. That does sound like a lot of work, but they turned out beauitfully!

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    1. Thank you, Ceresa - I think it was a labour of love!

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