First off, here's the card that I was making yesterday for my mum, who is doing well. I had a few comments about the paper, which is by Prima.
I also had on my desk my journal for this year's retreat, but it was hidden by papers although this wasn't intentional. So I thought I'd blog what I've done so far. I've used a Tando 6 x 6in ring binder which I've painted with acrylics then given a gesso wash to tone it all down. I've used part of a Paperbag Studios stamp and, of course, Peggy.
I've made a tag out of sticky back canvas and used a Paperartsy quote stamp, then attached it with a split ring smothered in ribbons.
I've used a combination of the chipboard pages and pages made from ripped paper stuck together. Again they've been painted then given a gesso wash and stamped.
I'm getting myself organised for this year so all I need to do is decorate the pages and journal while I'm there.
Last year, we decorated tags for each other with a small photo of ourselves and a message. I'm giving out a little page this year and am planning on using a Stampotique character on the ones I do. Although I may need to think of an alternative for Tracey!!
I've still got a few pages to finish for the journalling and I need to decorate the inside covers, but I think I'll get there.
I had a bit of good news too as I found out I'd made the top 3 again for the Stampotique Designers Challenge! I was really surprised as there were some amazing entries again.