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Rubber Art Stamping & Card Making.

Monday, 12 November 2012

Hobbycrafts NEC,November 2012- a few bits & pieces.

First addition to this years stash, was another visit to the Riverside Beads stand- for a selection of their Steampunk style charms. Skulls, cogs, watches etc etc, they make great embellishments for tags & cards.Available in a few finishes too- brass, antiqued silver and bronze for instance.

Next stop was the Sweet Poppy Stencils stand. You may know that a lot of their stencils are  designed by Tracey Dutton of Lavinia Stamps- and many are larger versions of her rubber stamps.

I bought these three- I love the Butterfly Tree. Actually, I just thought I should have included a ruler in the picture so you know how big they are! Right, been and measured them, the cat stencil is 3 1/2" x 4 1/2", the two tree ones are just under 4 1/2", x 5 3/4".

The smashing people at the Sweet Poppy stencils stand kindly allowed me to take some photos of their samples- these are the images which sold me on the stencils I bought! The cat stencil is completed using Black glitter over the stencil paste, and the trees stencil has had Abalone leaf added.

This last picture shows just how different the same image can look, depending on how you choose to complete it:
                                                  One stencil, three different looks.

 Everyone on the stands that I asked if I could take pictures for later inspiration very kindly said yes, and I would like to say thanks to all of them, I really appreciated it. I will post some more pics of what I bought later in the week, and if I have any pics of the inspiration for my purchases, those as well.


gardenpinks said...

I do envy you being able to get to the NEC Shaz and just love those stencils especially the tree one backed with abalone leaf. I only have flakes of abalone left now!! TFS and looking forward to seeing more of your crafty haul and sample pics.
Lynn xx

fairy thoughts said...

great stash you have there... love the butterfly tree.
just shows that you are right about tastes changing (your last post) there is always something new and lovely to buy.

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Wow Shaz so man folk went to NEC must have been super everyone came back with lovely things - love pussy cat stencils and the trees one have seen great cards with it!! could make some Christmas cards with it you know in the right colurs.. I would never have thought of using the glitter over the paste..(or abalone leaf is I knew what it was?)
thanks so much for sharing love Shaz in Oz.x