Sunday, February 5, 2012

Australia Stamping Cruise

I am back after a wonderful,fabulous,fantastic awesome 12 nights on this lovely ship!
This was my first cruise and I am keen to go again!
Rachel Greig from Darkroom Door made the cruise even more exciting with the fun classes. Lots of ink,paint,embellishments and stamps of course :)

That's me on the left with Rachel and my friend Lynne. This was taken on the last night at a Cocktail Party just for us 48 stampers.

Too much to show in one blog post, so will start with the spectacular shadow box we made in the second class.
The box is 23x23cm or 9inx9in.
Every hard to photograph with the glass, so have taken a few photos.
Click on photos to see more details.

The gorgeous background was made using Viva Ferro and Viva Precious Metal paint.
After applying the Ferro,you stamp into it to create texture. The paint is rubbed over the raised texture...hmmm yum!
So much better in real life!
The paper layer under the butterfly started as a blank piece of white card which I stamped a collage and distressed with distress inks (of course!)Under that is a piece of muslin,then card painted with Inka Gold in Alt Silber (Old Silver)

Back soon with more creations.


  1. Oh Shirl... it sounds so magical... sharing that wonderful time with so many like minded creatives... love the photo of you, Rachel and Lynne... and your shadow box is divine... beautiful texture... and just love the shimmer behind the butterfly... oh gosh, can't wait to see what else you created...

    Jenny x

  2. So glad you're back safe and sound Shirley! So glad to hear you had such a fun time... can't wait to see all your creations :)

  3. I can't wait to hear more about your trip, & for you to share all your projects :) Sounds like you had a fabulous time :)

  4. Beautiful rich colors Shirley. Gorgeous piece of art. By the wY, welcome home!

  5. Wow that looks great. Look forward to seeing what else you got up to on the cruise.

  6. Oh I'm so jealous~was it awesome? Is Rach just the best? Love your project~Thanks for stopping by today!!!!

  7. It sounds fabulous Shirl! Thanks for sharing the lovely photos, your shadowbox is awesome!!! xox

  8. Beautiful box Shirley! I love how textured it is.

  9. Love the (new to me) Viva Ferro. It's incredible!