Bit more stamping…

This is the remainder of the cards I made last week. Yep, I did have fun 😀  Most of em were very clean and simple – which, to me, means no background and simple one or two stamp stamping. They didn’t take long but I do like CAS cards – I think they’re classy and straight to the point.
Hope to get to do some more later this week, before the mad rush begins…

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Chunky Alphabet swap – J

Back to J again for my 4×4 pages and although I stayed with the J for Jigsaw theme, I added a Japanese slant this time.

I gessoed the jigsaw piece first – hence the bloom, I think – added the colour (Tombow felt tip) then stamped and embossed the Windy Geisha, bleached the colour from her skin, the kimono and the ‘brolly’, colouring them with a sparkly gold gel pen and edging with black felt tip.  (Phew!  That was a LONG sentence, lol).  Embellishments coloured with Krylon Gold pen.

Fat books completed!!!

26 pages and covers – top view
View of binding
Front of completed book

My Yahoo group (Katy’s Corner UK) recently did a ‘Chunky Fat book’ swap, which was supposed to be completed in April, initially, then the deadline was extended to May……. guess who didn’t do her pages until last week and then had to do the covers, the binding and the punching, too? I think I have an excuse this time, though, rather than just work.

There’s some absolutely fab artwork in them and each one is a real treasure, so it was a pleasure to do, eventually, but LOONG! I hope all the swappers are pleased with the finished results. It took most of Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday to share out the pages, punch them all, make the covers and then bind them. I sponged all the covers on Sunday, while sitting in the sun, stamped them, then carried on with the punching and binding, which was finally finished at 2.30 yesterday afternoon (Monday). I love those Brilliance ink colours when they’re sponged – they glide on so easily and smoothly and look stunning with their pearlescent finish. I prefer to use reinkers so that I get more colour saturation. I actually stamped, cut out and glittered the acetate Butterfly girl in April or May, so they’ve been waiting a long time for their new homes and I bet half of them have fallen off before they arrive.

Yay, I stamped!!!!

Been doing the Fat (Chunky) book swap I should have done at the end of May – shame on me – but doesn’t life get in the way of things, at times? Anyway, I finally stamped and enjoyed it.
Now to think of something for the covers….. only 27 to do, then punching and binding!! Whose idea was this???