More clocks

I’m still alive – honestly! Here are some of the clocks made by some of the Stamp Camp attendees – excellent work. These were all created with Adirondack Pigment inks and Gesso, using Grunge Board elements as stencils. We coated them with fixative, then put them through the Xyron, with repositionable adhesive, so they’d just wipe off, ready for the next person to use. This was my first (and only) play with Adirondack pigment inks and I have to say I love them. I’ve used mainly dye inks for the last few years, apart from the odd play with chalk inks and Brilliance, so it was a real pleasure to have something which blended so well and so easily. The inks flow on canvas and on paper and only need to be quickly blasted with the heat tool to make them permanent. Isn’t it great to see how much variety there is? I love it when people all do the same project but the results are totally unique.
If you’d like to see more of the photos from Stamp Camp 2008, you can see them here. Artwork can be seen here, though I have more to upload.

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Dabber Delirium

I finally made it back. I knew I’d never find time for this and life has been somewhat crazy of late, despite no longer having the shop! We had our third annual Stamp Camp in June – a whole weekend of stamping classes, beginning with a class with Leandra Franich, of Paperartsy fame on the Friday evening. This was followed by two days during which I taught three classes each day while three others were going on at the same time. We had over forty people there, so it was busy, as you can imagine. You can see photos of it on my website – I’ll add a link.

It absolutely exhausted me this time (definitely getting old), then two weeks later, we did another all day workshop, which was really good fun!!! I will try to start posting pics of our workshops as some of the stuff we make is gorgeous – the girls are really creative! You’ll be able to see what we get up to, then and to see some of my friends.

Today I slept in – horror of horrors – first time in months! This afternoon, I actually made time to play for an hour or so (should really have been sorting out my stamping room and doing housework and laundry and stuff, but hey, it’s still there and isn’t going anywhere!) and here’s what I did! This month’s challenge on the Katy’s Corner UK Yahoo group is Adirondack acrylic dabber artwork. I can’t really take part in the actual challenge, since it’s mine and I’m giving out prizes, but it did give me an incentive to make samples! I made two tags today and you can also see the cover of the CD sleeve book I made for a workshop a month or so ago. I might even get round to telling you how I did them one day soon!

Would you know it actually didn’t rain today? That has to be a first for this month! It was really bright – breezy, but sunny – enough to make anyone feel good. A little bit of real daylight is much better to stamp in, that’s for sure.