Well, we have been busy! A new colour, new book (second one on its way) and 4 new sets of stamps. What more could a girl want. The book is called the Look Book and will have a series of volumes covering Scrapbooking layouts (Vol 1), Cards for all occasions (vol 2) and so on. Vol one will be available in October - hopefully so will Vol 2. Above are the proofs from the first book - it looks so good in real life. Basically, every show we go to, people ask about the layouts and cards we have on display in the stands. many people forget to bring their cameras, or have been encouraged not to in the past (BTW- never an issue at the Pipe Dreamink Stand - always feel free to take photos!!!). To make it easy for you we have combined all the layouts into a book with a materials list and a technique relating to the layout. This is not a how to book - rather an ideas book, to inspire you to use your Opals. I will upload some more photos of the printed books when they come back from the publisher.
Dear old sock monkey is making himself useful showing you all the brand new addition to the Opals Embossing range, called Abalone. It is a finer grain than the other enamels, which allows you to do even more with it. Abalone is a soft cream colour with a interferance sheen of reds, greens, blues and violets across the surface. It is a transluscent colour as well, allowing you to place collaged images below the surface and build up the layers to create a beeswax like finish. This looks fantastic on vintage pieces of artwork. I can see this colour really taking off with those doing heritage type ablums and card - or wedding cards etc.
I will post a picture of the stamps when they arrive back as well - needless to say - watch out for 'main sized' (thanks Pauline!!!) birds, owls and trees...
PS: Those of you in Tassie - see you all at the Devonport High School this weekend for the first Tassie Papercraft show on Sat/Sun. We have some fantastic new make and takes - plus loads of new stamps from Tim Holtz, Making Memories and Teressa Collins, 25% off all Kaiser wooden shapes, papers, Heidi Swapp stuff (plus you know - like Opals and stuff!!!). See you there.