Stamp Camp

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Mystery Challenge

The first challenge we were given at Stamp Camp was a Mystery Challenge. We were given a paper bag with the mystery items inside which we had to create something with. We didn’t have to use everything just so long as we used something.

Inside the bag was an A5 piece of Soft Suede cardstock, a piece of Kraft, Regal Rose, Pink Pirouette and Very Vanilla cardstock, some Very Vanilla taffeta ribbon and a sweet treat cup. I ended up using all bar the Kraft cardstock and the Sweet Treat cup and had to add a little extra Soft Suede and Very Vanilla cardstock.

This is what I came up with.

The main image has also been stamped randomly over the Pink Pirouette cardstock using Versamark ink but I’m not sure you can see it in the picture.

These are not colours I would normally grab to use together but I don’t think it turned out too bad. Remember I had limited stamp sets on hand and even though Marelle had quiet a few of hers there I was trying to use what I took.

When packing for camp I tried to restrict myself so I didn’t end up returning home with lots of things I needn’t have taken as I didn’t use them. I’m happy to report that the only thing I could of taken less of was ribbons but seeing how I only packed about 6 – 8 it really wasn’t a lot of space anyway. You know what would have happened if I didn’t have them though……. I would have needed them.

Stamp sets: Embrace Life
Card: Soft Suede, Regal Rose, Pink Pirouette, Very Vanilla
Ink: Veramark, Stazon Black, Pink Pirouette, Regal Rose, Soft Suede
Accessories: Scallop Edge & Word Window punches, Very Vanilla Taffeta Ribbon, SAMJ, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Mini Glue Dots, Aqua Painter

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…..