First and foremost apologies for the lack of blog posts this month, October seems to have well and truly got the better of me, both crafting and blogging wise! I did manage to join in with the Oakhouse Studio mini one stamp event, though didn't manage to bring as many of my ideas to fruition as I would have liked to (as well as finishing them after the event!) :( The idea of One stamp is to spend the whole day (for a mini event) or the whole weekend (for the main event) using a single stamp (chosen beforehand by Lynnda) in as many ways as possible to create a variety of craft projects. The October event used the Christmas corner by Oakhouse Studio (comes in large and small, I only have the large at present but will be buying the small at some point as I have lots of ideas for combining the two).
I decided that with my first projects I did not want to stick with the traditional red and green of Christmas (as you can see below). The corner was stamped and heat embossed (in white) on each corner of my 5 inch square cards). I used a variety of mediums to colour the flowers and leaves (deciding to leave the berries white) including the gorgeously (why does my computer accept this as a word?! I was expecting a wiggly red line!) glittery Wink of Stella pens that haven't had enough use this year and distress inks. Again I couldn't let the envelopes go un-decorated! The Christmas sentiment is stamped in Versamark before embossing in OHS silver pearl.
For my next project I wasn't exactly sure what I was going to do, so I played and the results panned out over several days. I started by stamping in Versamark and heat embossing in the Oakhouse Studio gold embossing powder (I love the big pots, very useful!) until I had covered the whole page (don't ask why, I had no intentions at the time, my mind drew a complete blank!) Next I coloured them in - Barn Door distress ink for the flowers, Pine Needles distress ink for the holly leaves and Shabby Shutters distress ink for the other leaves.
My Finished Card - took a long time to decide on!
Thanks for reading, my mind isn't quite in the blogging frame of mind at the minute,