Black Magic

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Some more Black Magic…..

I’ve already showed you the Upsy Daisy Black Magic Technique sample cards I made for our Team Stamp Camp demonstration last month but I also made up a couple using another set. I’m not liking these as much as the Upsy Daisy ones in Pacific Point, Basic Black & Whisper White but I thought I’d show them to you anyway. Maybe it’s just me……


I’ve highlighted some pieces on these cards using the Signo Gel Pen. I’m not sure if that’s what I don’t like or if it’s just the colours.

What do you think? Do you prefer the other set better too.

Till next time….

August Technique Class

Last Wednesday was my scheduled Technique class but I’m holding another this Wednesday at 9:30am. I still have a few spots available if you’d like to come along, you just need to let me know no later than 7pm Tuesday evening by either emailing me or phone on 0418 218 467.

When you attend my Technique Classes you receive printed instructions on cardstock for both techniques (these fit nicely into the Art Journals), make a sample to include on your instruction sheets and then make a complete card with envelope. The class is $20 with all materials supplied.

The Techniques for August are both using the Whisper White Craft Inkpad stamped onto Basic Black cardstock but that’s all they have in common. The colouring techniques are using different products.

The techniques are Chalkboard and Black Magic.

I’ve used the Vintage Vogue stamp set along with Sincere Salutations on the Chalkboard technique card and the Upsy Daisy stamp set for the Black Magic technique card.

Till next time…..

Stamp Camp & Black Magic…..

Last weekend was our Team Stamp Camp organised by my wonderful upline, Marelle Taylor. This was my first time attending a stamp camp and now I know why others can’t stop talking about them and why they attend at least 1 a year. Marelle organised the whole weekend wonderfully with some help from fellow team mates.

So what did the weekend consist of.

We had demonstrations, shoebox swaps, challenges, lots of laughs, great food, wonderful company all with no cooking or cleaning….. You couldn’t ask for more.  We also had a Gift Fairy which I honestly thought was Marelle but I’m not too sure now after her post about the camp. I wonder who it was.

These are what I received from the Gift Fairy.

This was sitting on my table after lunch or maybe it was after dinner on Saturday.

Isn’t it fantastic. The Gift Fairy even found water bottles with black lids to fit the whole ‘Black & White’ theme for Stampin’ Up!.

I was eager to eat that Freddo but I was good and it’s still there as I’ve only taken the photo today. Maybe I’ll eat it tonight……

On Sunday morning this was on my desk complete with an opening to remove the lollies without damaging the work of art.

Thank you Gift Fairy. I sure wish you’d own up to it so I could thank you properly.   I’m sure I’ll find out sooner or later……lol

I was one of the demonstrators who did a demonstration at the camp and mine was on a technique. The technique that was decided upon, after discussing ideas with Marelle, was the Black Magic technique. I’d been meaning to try this out for ages but never got around to it. Once I’d committed to demonstrating I had no excuses as I needed to come up with something.

Here is the card I demonstrated on the day.

I really enjoyed making this card as my sample and ended up making a set of 3 card using the same colour combination with different layouts.

I haven’t been a big fan of Pacific Point but I think it looks fabulous with Black & White……

Black Magic will be one of the techniques I’ll be teaching at my Technique Class next month on 18th August. Check my class schedule in the left sidebar for more information.

Stamp set: Upsy Daisy
Paper: Basic Black, Whisper White, Pacific Point, Pacific Point Patterns DSP
Ink: Whisper White, Stazon Black
Accessories: Circle Scissor Plus, Eyelet Border, Scallop Oval, Large Oval & Horizontal Slot punches, Whisper White Taffeta Ribbon, Watercolour Pencils, snail adhesive, Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I mentioned earlier that we had Shoebox swaps. Marelle had received quite a few new stamp sets from the upcoming Idea Book & Catalogue released on 1st September at Convention back in May and had given these to some of her team to create Shoebox swaps with. Of course the stamps were only on loan……hahaha. They came up with some fabulous creations which we were all able to make over the weekend. Unfortunately we can’t show these to you all just yet. If some of the sets make it into our pre-order then I can share those in August otherwise you will have to wait until September.

Along with making the 10 shoebox swap cards I also made another 9 cards. Some have already been given to people but those that I have left I will be sharing with you over the next week or so. I had limited supplies with me and even though Marelle had heaps of stuff there for us to use if needed I tried to stick to what I took as much as possible.

Till next time…..