22 February 2013

Spring flowers cards, the Alpha Challenge and FREE postage at the Craft Barn

 Hi everyone, I hope you've had a good week. I had the unexpected pleasure last weekend of giving a copic's class on the theme of spring flowers at the Craft Barn and here are the card samples I made using some gorgeous Imagination Crafts Decoupage stamps.

It was a lovely day with the company of five very lovely ladies whose skills, styles and finished cards were beautiful.

There's a new letter up on the Alpha Challenge which went up last Sunday actually and as my post didn't go live I've included it with this one. The new letter is 'H' and I've used a gorgeous Crafty Individuals stamp 'Bird House Collage' to showcase my word which is 'home'.

I put down a layer if gesso first and then stamped the image in black ink. I added my words with a black fine liner pen and then over the top of the image added a layer of  Rock Candy distress paint. The distress paint intensifies the black of the stamped image to give a nice rich black colour.

I'm still thoroughly enjoying this challenge and seeing all the wonderful pages and ways of doing them that everyone is creating, it's not too late to join in either and there are all manner of ways that it can be done, not just in a dictionary.

Before I go I wanted to let you know that there is 
FREE POSTAGE OFFER at the Craft Barn this weekend.
From 6pm on Friday (22nd Feb) until 9am on Tuesday (26th Feb)
All UK orders will ship free
For EU and all other destinations, free shipping on orders over £30
Click here to go to The Craft Barn website.

 Thanks as always for your lovely comments which I always enjoy reading.


Sasha said...

I love floral images, and these are really lovely, Chris. You have coloured them so beautifully. They are all exquisite! xx

Juls said...

The flowers look great, bet it was a fab class, love your journaling page 2. Hugs Juls x

cathylynn said...

Fabulous coloring Chris. All so lovely and I also love your dictionary page. Great talent!
Hugs, Cathy-Lynn

Tine said...

I am sure those ladies loved the Copic class you gave, Chris & I am sure they learned a lot given your love of colour which shows in these fabulous flowers. Fab work with the gesso & dictionary too. Very creative.
Tine :)

Christina C. said...

Outstanding works....all of them! Your creative works never cease to amaze me...such a pleasure visiting your blog!

Unknown said...

Hi Chris,
These cards are stunning, beautiful artwork
Lina x

Words and Pictures said...

Very pretty cards - but it's the fabulous b&w of the dictionary page that wins my heart... what a wonderful image!
Alison x

Jenny Marples said...

Great cards and I love your dictionary page. Great use of b&w. Hugs, Jenny x

Sandy said...

Love your dictionary page - that stamp is wonderful and black and white are always in style!!!!! I finished my "H" page and now have started my "M" page. This is so much fun Chris and gives me a chance to learn some stuff too!