Ohlalaaaaa and thrice! Firsty, goodly morning!!! Secondly, I am SOOOO excited... can you tell? Practically fizzing with excitement I am! Remember a few weeks ago I told you about the new Creative Carte Blanche blog? And remember I said that our theme for this month is so try something new? Well, how about that eh? Try something new! There I was, scratching my head thinking "I have done it all.. been crafting several yonks now and I have really tried it all" until I began to think properly and stopped being all old and daft and realised that actually, I have tried hardly anything really and there was a tonne of stuff to chose from.
Guess what I chose to be my "try something new"? Go on, have a little guess? If you follow me on Facebook you might have noticed that the past few days have been sooo good because I finally got to do a class with Ken Oliver at Daisy's Jewels in Coventry and finally got to play with his fabulous Color Burst Powders.. which are absolutely brilliant! WOW! What a fab teacher Ken is but not only that, he also made me sit back, relax and realise that I do have freedom in what I make and his Color Bursts are just so easy to use, so colourful and also extremely addictive!
Dotted through this post are a few of the things I made in class and a very special thank you to Ken for allowing me to use these samples to show you my "something new" and also a few bits and bobs I made just fiddling and playing and letting the relaxation of Color Bursts wash over me. I got to play with the new Caribbean colours which are absolutely gorgeous... you know me... I loves a bit of blue and green but mix in a smidge of purple.. cor.... I am in lurves!!!!
Color Burst Powders aren't just for sprinkling onto card and spritzing with water though... oh ho no! Guess what I also learnt to do! Watercolour!!! Yes, armed with a paintbrush and an expert tutor guiding me through the process, I managed to create this beautiful card... just look at the colours of that poppy!! Wow! *I know, I keep saying WOW... and I also keep saying gorgeous... but that is cos it is true!*
Now... have you seen what my Creative Cohorts have also been up to this month? Please do pop over to the Creative Carte Blanche blog HERE and have a scroll down to see all the delightful creations they have made. Also, have you joined in yet? Have you tried something new and want to share it and join in with the Carte Blanche fun? CLICK HERE and you can upload your creation and we can all come and visit and see what you have been up to.
I shall away now... it is the Stitches Trade Show here in the UK and I have some serious
It is no secret that I have been pretty unwell for a long time now and only just very recently have started to feel a smidge better. Alas, during those long unwell months, my Mojo had upped and left... run off with a much healthier model I do believe. The Creative Carte Blanche ethos is to have freedom in your art and creativity... and you know what? I have had my Mojo re-awakened... my creative sparkle is returning... and all because I tried something new! Thank you Ken for relighting the old creative fire in me... I shall be sure to keep it burning now! Thanks for looking everyone... have fun! TTFN