Upcoming Classes

Thursday 9th June: 10.00-12.30: Cardmaking.. cards for men using the Plane & Simple stamp set.
Thursday 23rd June: 9.30-12.30: Scrapbooking.. we'll be continuing with our 8"x8" mini book, theme: Book of Me!

Sunday, 15 August 2010

Two-Step Stampin' Blog Hop - Part 2!

Thank you so much for dropping by.. If you're here for the Blog Hop, you've come to the right place! If you've stumbled upon me by accident, well you're most welcome!

In a nutshell, I and some lovely ladies at In Love With Stamping arranged this little event to celebrate Stampin' Up!'s August promotion - 20% off selected Two-Step Stampin' Stamp sets... click the picture to the right to find out more. The focus is on using these stamps on your scrapbook layouts.

Here's the running order of today's hop, along with the stamp sets you can expect to see in action:

1. Sarah (SarahLP) - Bird on a Branch & Greenhouse Garden (that's me!)

2. Helen (langara) - Something Sweet

3. Anthea (scrappydiva) - Greenhouse Garden

4. Caz (stampingcaz) - Big Bold Birthday

5. Rachel - Trendy Trees

6. Caroline Skinner - Tiny Tags & Loads of Love

7. Jo (Scrapbookparty) -Something Sweet

8. Kara (KaraM) - Big Bold Birthday and Greenhouse Garden

9. Sue (Frankiesue) - Trendy Trees

So here's my page...

The layout is based on a sketch from this month's Scrapbook Magazine. If you read my previous post, you'll recognise those chipboard letters.. :o) 

Here's the Bird on a Branch in more detail:

I stamped the Bird with So Saffron ink and used a Sponge Dauber to add Ruby Red to the head and tail.

And here are the Greenhouse Garden flowers in close-up:

I used the 'rock & roll' technique to darken the edges of the red flower, then added some Champagne Shimmer Paint with a Dauber to the centre of the flower (and the journaling spot.. oh, and the branch the bird is sitting on.. once you start adding Shimmer it's hard to stop!).

I hope you enjoyed your visit.. I'd be delighted to read your comments if you have a moment.. By the way, if you missed the first Blog Hop on 1st August, you'll find it here

OK, now your next stop on the Hop is Helen... have a lovely time!

Sarah x


Caroline said...

Ah that's gorgeous Sarah, I think I need a little more practice at scrapbooking before I achieve results like this. But looking forward as always to the journey!

simplyfairies said...

Wjhat a beautiful layout, absolute knockout!

CarolynUK said...

Gorgeous Sarah!

debbi taylor said...

lovely layouts!

Sharon said...

Absolutely gorgeous!!

kara said...

stunning Layout, love all the little details like the shimmer paint

Rachel said...

love those colours - they are fab together.

Jo said...

A gorgeous page Sarah. Lots of lovely techniques you've showcased beautifully. Well done!

J x

Bridgette said...

Absolutely lovely Sarah - I may have to continue my hopping tomorrow - I have discovered this late in the day - well, just one more lol Bxx

Pat said...

wow!!Stunning page!! Love all the shimmer youve used!