5 March 2011

SU Regional Training Event - Leeds 5 March 2011

Just back from the great SU Training event in Leeds with a lovely stash of swaps which I intend to pour over this evening.

My own swap was a punched lily which uses the oval punch, inks, and cardstock and is quite simple if not time consuming to make 50 swaps!

The recipe is:

Yellow Lily: Daffodil Delight and Wild Wasabi cardstock, certainly celery ink Stargazer Lily: Whisper White and Rose Red cardstock, Rose Red ink
Tiger Lily: Tangerine Tango cardstock, Melon Mambo ink

Score your cardstock approx every half inch, then using oval punch, punch just less than a half oval across the folded edge to form an elongated petal. You will need 7 petals per lily.

Using a sponge run ink along the crease down the centre of each petal and at one of the pointe
d ends of each petal. To get the speckles I used diferent techniques, some use the side of a pokey tool pressed against my chocolate chip inkpad to apply the speckles, on others I used a black journaling marker.

Next run a bone folder along each petal to get some
shape to the petal and then glue the petals by overlapping them. I'll post some more pictures tomorrow of the different stages which might make this a bit clearer. For the stamen I used a 3" strip of So Saffron cardstock folded in half, with the open edges inked in soft suede and then think strips cut not quite to the fold line. I used a small section of the strip and rolled the folded end between my fingers to get a nice round end and with a blob of Tombow in the centre I set the stamen in and left to dry.

Will share some of the beautiful swaps I received soon. xx