Wednesday, 21 July 2010

Back From Canberra

Hello All,

I am now back in the land of little or no winter and have a swag of things for show and tell.

My time in Canberra was wonderful and rejuvenating. Between the three of us, this time, as a couple of others could not come, we spent a lovely week prior to camp stamping up a storm. I did spend quite a deal of that time working on perfecting the Stampscapes scenes, but in between I managed to do some construction cards.

This is one of them. This is called a hidden message card. I found the directions over at the Scor-Pal site. One of our varying missions over the course of our visit, was to try out some of the wonderful tutorials Scor-Pal has to offer. I have both the metric and imperial boards, so it was a good excuse to get into it.

One thing I found I did not like, was that the message pulls straight out. I have "fixed" this by putting stoppers underneath.

I have used Grace's (Grace being my gorgeous hostess for the last 12 days!) stamps, some of her papers and her watercolours to achieve this card. The backing card is my own Bazzill.

I am so very tired now all the excitement has disappeared, but am really pleased to have spent some time with my mates Cheryll and Grace and to have had the opportunity to meet up with lots of other lovelies from Canberra. Judy in particular...and others...too many to name!


Cheryll Miller said...

Well, true to my word, for today at least, I am leaving a comment! :)
We did have a wonderful time in Canberra, Grace is the perfect hostess with the mostess (with the help of her lovely hubby Kerry), and Michelle is one of the most motivating and talented artists I know. She had us stamping up a storm, trying lots of new stuff, and generally keeping both Grace and I from settling back into the same old familiar stamping techniques!
This beautiful card is even more fantastic in real life, real wow factor with a delicate little vellum butterfly on the front.
Stay tuned here each day for more beautiful projects from our stay in Canberra!! I know what's coming, and you will love them.

Anonymous said...


Thanks sweetpea!

(I forgot to mention the vellum...doofus Shell)

Christyne (aka Apple Blossom) said...

Shell, this is GORGEOUS!!! I love the vintage-ness of it all!

Jennie said...

This is beautiful Michelle! This is one set I will never trade or sell. Love the way you colored the butterfly. Beautiful design inside and out!

Kristin said...

this is amazing, Shell!! i've missed your work and so excited to see lots of eye candy tonight! :-)