Card on the Hop & Staying on The Chair!
Hola! I’m back from a day demoing at Lady Green and it was great fun. There were a bunch of ladies who saw me last week & it was great to see them but I can’t just do the same projects as I’d prepared the previous week-so I had created a couple extra but in the afternoon I decided to make the typewriter alphabet set onto a contemporary card & thought I’d create something on the hop. This doesn’t always succeed- just like demoing itself.
I’d just finished a disastrous demo with some embossing powder and could I get the ink to stick to the stamp enough to allow embossing powder to adhere to the stamped image. After 3 attempts, including a change of ink and embossing powder- one lady asked if it was a new stamp. Normally I don’t ‘season’ the stamps- but I simply rubbed an eraser over the red rubber and voila- it worked. I’d have used Sellotape but didn’t have any.
At times like that, you have to laugh, keep persevering and admit you don’t get it right all the time either.
Then I made this card up on the go. I did have help from one of the ladies who kept me on track with which typewriter key went next!! There was lots of shuffling of elements around until I was happy with the design.
Nothing like pressure when you’ve lots of people sitting there watching!
These are two alpha sets from Docrafts and they work perfectly with the punches. The die set is ‘Slimline’ from X-Cut and is just a great contemporary font.
I’m having a rest tonight- sitting in one chair and not falling off it like I did twice last week at the previous demo!!! I do plenty of up and downing- as most of the products are positioned strategically around the floor of the table, I have to duck down a lot. Sometimes you have to reach as there may not be room to get up and shift about. So as you reached, I overreached. The chair toppled and so did I.
I fell in such a cool way, no one noticed.
How do you fall gracefully?
I didn’t the first time and not did I the second.
Thankfully I learned not to overreach before I repeated it a third time.
I wobbled but remained upright. That’s why I’m sitting very still tonight!
Wish me luck as I’m redoing some scrap pages this weekend that are just bleurggh. Ever tried to redo bleurggh stuff?
See you when hopefully I’ve had more inspiration x