Tuesday, 7 June 2011

Bits 'n'bobs post

This is a bit of a mish mash post with snippets of information about all sorts of stuff. First up, remember those gorgeous buttons that I posted about on Saturday......well.......I'm very excited to announce that after chatting to the lovely, lovely lady who makes these button and happens to be called Karen, not my Karen of course......must be the name that makes them lovely........we are going to have them for the shop. She is going to put togethert a new collection for me and I should have more news about those in about 10 days......how cool is that?

After last night's lightening post announcing that Ranger's new Archival ink pads are in the house, thought I would show you how scrummy the colours are. There are 24 in total, all listed on the website but I think you'll agree that they beyond yummy in these display racks.



As they only arrived yesterday, I couldn't wait to open a few this morning, so I grabbed Monarch Orange, Vermillion, Cobalt and Saffron. Just smooshed them on a tag direct from the pad and I am very pleased to report that the colours are very rich and vibrant and now I can't wait to play around and find out what I can do with them.
Today is my Fresco Finishes class today, so I am typing this post whilst I am waiting for all my lovely ladies to arrive. Stiil in love with this paint and one of the techniques I'll be sharing with my students today is spraying the paint to get a soft blended look.
After my class, I'm hoping to dash home early so that I can continue the next mammoth task in my life......code name......"fill up the new studio with all things inky, painty and beady" ....tis a mammoth task, I have A LOT of stuff. I'll try and post updates.

Think I need to get the kettle on ready for class.

10 comments:

Erika said...

Love those buttons and the colour scheme on your final tag, beautiful.

kath said...

wow drooling over those gorgeous buttons and my two fave colours in the Fresco range...I feel a spritzer moment or two coming on..hugs kath xxx

ellen vargo said...

Oh those buttons are lovely and it's great that you'll be carrying them in the shop - wish I could pop down and get some! May have to enlist an "elf" to do some shopping for me! :) Have a great class and have fun moving in to your FAB new studio!

Helen said...

Can't wait for the buttons to arrive, and I love that pansy fresco - got to get some of that. May have to come shopping (virtually, sadly!) Spraying them sounds cool....

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

These buttons look gorgeous, I will look out or them on line, I want some LOL, right up my street. Look forward to seeing the new studio too. Tracy x

Kaz said...

OMG I LOVE buttons!!! I will be making a purchase when they arrive!! oh and those ink pads .....hope you have a fab classxx

Daniele said...

totally gorgeous buttons, and the new inks look lovely, I was gutted that I couldn't make the class today but I have my grandson on Tuesdays and its the only day I couldn't do and the next class is when I'm on holiday.....grrr

jeanetteguy said...

Naughty naughty naughty your killin me!!! I NEEEEED all those colours aren't they yum but I really Lovvve those nice buttons you got AND I still have to gather the rest of the frescos- the besest paint Am glad lovely Karen is supplying.
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xx

Siobhan Brignull said...

happy to come and help with the craft shed, only payment 5 min supermarket dash in your shop, LOL

Gaby Bee said...

These buttons look fantastic!