Thursday, June 20, 2019

Fun in the Studio

Hi everyone.  A couple of days ago my dear, long time friend came over for a play day.  Fran and I have been friends for over 30 years, meeting at work through a mutual friend.  We have done all sorts of crafts together over the years.  And Fran was the one that introduced me to card making.  At the time I said I didn't want to get involved with this hobby because I knew it would cost me a lot of money for supplies. :)  Little did I know .... :)

Anyways, Fran brought two friends with her, Jeannie and Maria, both novice card makers.  It wasn't that they wanted to learn things per se, but just have fun and go home with some pretty cards.  I designed these cards for them and we had a blast getting inky.

Below are my cards I made as samples.  Simple designs using smooshed magical panels and white die-cuts.  Easy, but oh-so beautiful results.

As well, Maria saw one of my PB cards that she really liked so she made two versions using heat embossing and sponging.  Her cards were beautiful!!

The card above and the one below are made from one panel of smooshed magicals ...

Next two cards are made from one panel of smooshed magicals ...

Second card ...
And again, two cards made from one panel completes the cards for the session ...
and second card ...
I had a lot of fun getting inky with Fran, Jeannie, and Maria.  Always great when you can share a love of creating with others.  I hope we can do this again soon!

(l to r) Jeannie, Frances (standing), Maria ... and their beautiful creations!
Great work girls!

Thanks for dropping by for a visit!






Card #1 & 2:  
Stamps:  Many Everyday Messages (Hero Arts); Family Sentiments (Penny Black
Paper:  Mixed media (Strathmore 140 lb.); White card stock card base and front (Neenah 110 lb.)
Ink:  Lindy's Magicals (dark pink and light pink); Gold Delicata Ink (Tsukineko)
Accessories & Tools:  water mister, Circle wth flowers die (unknown), Hollyhock die (Impression Obsession --- thanks Robyn!), paint brush for splattering, white embossing powder, heat tool

Card #3 & 4:  
Stamps:  Many Everyday Message (Hero Arts); happy snippets (Penny Black)
Paper:  Mixed Media (Strathmore 140 lb.); White card base and die-cuts (Neenah 110 lb.)
Ink:  Lindy's Magicals (assorted colours); Silver Delicata Ink (Tsukineko)
Accessories & Tools:  water mister, Floral Stem Collage die (Poppy Stamps), Cornflower die (Alexandra Renke), white embossing powder, heat tool

Card #5 & 6:  
Stamps: Happy Messages (Stampendous)
Paper:  Arches Watercolour paper (Hot Press 140 lb.); White card stock (Neenah 110 lb.)
Ink:  Lindy's Magicals (Copper and dark brown); Versamark
Accessories & Tools: water mister, Winter branch die (Penny Black); Fresh Foliage die (Memory Box); white embossing powder, copper embossing powder, heat tool


24 comments:

Mac Mable said...

Now that looked like so much fun Loll. What fabulous creations you all made and those smooshed magicals are just that.....Magical x What amazing cards, so pretty and absolutely fabulous x. The white die cuts against those stunning backgrounds look so striking x.
How wonderful you have kept up your friendship with Fran for over 30 years and Yay to Fran for introducing you to card making! x

nancy littrell said...

Wow...Gorgeous Magicals backgrounds with contrasting white die cuts and framing. I bet your 2 new friends are going to want to start stamping with their friend Fran and You!!! Thank you so much for sharing your play day with your new and dear forever friend Fran!

Love and Hugs...Nancy

Robyn Lynn said...

What beautiful cards all you ladies made! I think your Hollyhock die is Impression Obsession ~ I have that die & it sure looks like it.

Maria said...

Looks like all had tons of fun!! Love the gorgeous backgrounds with amazing color! And, very pretty white die cuts!!

Liz said...

Looks like you all had a great time, Loll. It's always fun to craft with friends. The cards are wonderful, I love all the inky backgrounds. xx

Bonnie said...

Beautiful cards by all and it looks like you had a wonderful time!

Marcia Hill said...

So many BEAUTIFUL cards Loll...love them all! The backgrounds really are magical and the simple white die cuts look FABULOUS against all that shimmery goodness!! I love, LOVE that Hollyhock die and think I might NEED that one!! Lovely, lovely cards and how fun to get together with friends and stamp...I'm sure they were thrilled with all the pretty cards they went home with!! :0)

Leslie Miller said...

Oh, my gosh, these cards are so gorgeous! Those backgrounds, sigh... The brown really grabs me. The girls went home with some darn nice cards! I know... who knew this craft would take us so far? My friend and I went to a Stampin' Up! party years ago, and she spent $117 on supplies to make ONE card! She had nothing to begin with. I'm still stamping, she gave it up.

Christine Alexander said...

wonderful cards Loll, everyone looks like everyone had a blast and went home feeling great that they made some amazing cards :)

Nstiz said...

I truly enjoyed this post, Loll. How fun to get together with a long time friend and introduce new people to this fun craft. You turn simple into elegant, something most of us cant do and ultimately produced cards that all of us can do. Thank you for an enjoyable post and fabulous cards.

Julie B said...

You all looked to have had a fun time creating those super cards. Nothing better than crafting with friends. :)

Linda said...

Looks like you all had a fabulous day .... I love it when friends come to craft.
Gorgeous results too ..... those backgrounds look stunning with the white die cuts.
I bought a set of Magicals a while back after seeing some of your gorgeous makes, I really should use them!!
Thanks for all the inspiration hun xx

Jeanne said...

Beautiful ladies showing off their beautiful cards. SO happy you had such fun and productive play date. What a special time that must have been. Your cards are gorgeous, too, Loll! Thank you so much for sharing!

Darnell said...

How fun and satisfying for you Lolly! As we all tell you, you are an excellent teacher, patient and kind and generous about sharing your tips and tricks and techniques! Those little white die cuts make perfect QACAS cards with the gorgeous smooched backgrounds! Thank you for sharing the proud photo!! Love, Dolly

Barb Ghig said...

It looks like the girls had a great time and learned A LOT! I'm sure you were a real inspiration to them, Loll...and I'll bet they've ordered lots of new goodies after visiting your studio :)
Your 'Magicals' backgrounds are exactly that - Magical! I love how the colors are dispersed throughout each panel and how your silhouette die cuts pop against them! Thanks so much for sharing your gorgeous creations with us ~ Hugs, Barb

Arlene said...

The backgrounds are gorgeous and the cards are all so very beautiful. Who says simple can't be absolutely striking.

kiwimeskreations said...

What fun to 'play' with friends Loll, and some fabulous results too!
Blessings
Maxine

Viv said...

Why do you live so far away???? I would love to come and get inky! Loving those Magicals.... great cards by all. x

Papercraft Boutique said...

Fantastic array of magical cards, Loll! The gorgeous backgrounds and the beautiful white silhouette die-cuts look amazing and diverse with your wonderful designs.
So glad that you had so much fun crafting with your friends. They all look so happy too. :-)
Hideko xx

Trina P. said...

Beautiful cards, one card after the next. Love how you got to from one panel. Looked like a lot of fun. xx

Anita in France said...

Looks as though you all had so much fun, Loll ... and were wonderfully productive! Stunning cards ... those backgrounds are indeed magical ... the crisp white die cuts are so gorgeous against them! Hugs, Anita :)

Robyn Oliver said...

OH!!! a marvelous inky day with friends - it's so 'feel good' to share and spread the love of cardmaking - these ladies cards are just fabulous, and your six!!! stunning, hugs Robyn

Jo said...

Such happy times just crafting with friends. I agree Loll the white and the magical panels never go wrong. Truly a beautiful gift for special people. Bless you Loll! xx

Bobby said...

The magicals have a perfect name, Loll. They make such magical looking backgrounds with all the colors floating around together.