One of the things about convention that I love is all the creativity that your exposed to all the fabulous opportunities to learn new techniques and projects. For the past two years during convention Stampin' Up has offered additional evening classes that you can sign up and pick a class that you're interested in. One of the extra classes I took this year was on mixing patterned paper and Carrie Cudney was the instructure and it was wonderful. We made this great decor item uses tons of different designer paper. We painted directly on the First Edition DSP very lightly and the canvas frame. Once the paint was dry we used stamps and craft in to stamp on the paint and then sanded it so it was distressed.
We then made lots of flowers with different size scallop circle punches and designer papers. Some were four petal flowers and other were cone type flowers. These flowers were so fun to make and then we finished them off with stems and leaves made with different designer papers and even new Naturals buttons for the centers.
This class was so fun and the fact that I was able to finish the project during the two hour class was definately great for me. As an added bonus, while we were waiting for the paint to dry Carrie shared several tips for mixing different types of DSP so they'll work perfectly and even shared several completed projects so we got even more great ideas.
I hope you enjoy and if you're interested in making a project please let me know and we can see about setting up a class if there's enough interested.