Yesterday was the day for the fall crop put on by Scrapshotz online store. It is always fun to meet up with crafters that I haven’t seen for a while.
One of my favourite stamp companies is The Ton, and Scrapshotz has begun to carry their stamps. So today I am posting a card I made with one of many great The Ton stamps. I am not a watercolouring expert by any stretch of the imagination, but as someone pointed out, this large face stamp is a good place to start practicing. I used a rose gold embossing powder to outline the poinsettia which is also from The Ton.
It is funny how some things surprise you. When I was planning our trip to the British Isles this year and selecting tours to take, Dublin was the only stop where I had not eagerly selected a tour. I had been to Dublin before and had taken a hop on hop off tour that hit all the highlights of the city. In the end, I thought that since Ireland is famous for beer drinking, a pub crawl might be a fun alternative way to spend the afternoon. I was surprised to find out that the pub crawl I chose was not an ordinary pub crawl but a LITERARY PUB CRAWL. Apparently, many of the famous Irish writers got their inspiration while drinking a pint or two or three. It made sense then to learn more about these writers, while enjoying beer in a few pubs. How perfect is that? I love literature and my partner loves beer. It turned out to be one of the best tours of the trip.
So far I have completed three double page layouts of the crawl. I am posting the last one I made as I am loving the Guinness beer and beer wave that I made. I shamelessly stole the beer wave idea from a card on a The Ton bloghop, but I can’t find it again to give proper credit to the designer.