What is really interesting from doing classes like this is getting a whole new take on a technique, or something we all take for granted - like coloured pencils.
I have lots of coloured pencils and for many years they have sat in their tins on my shelf unloved and untouched. Then, I tried a colouring workshop with Alexandra Kamann, and discovered to my amazement that with a blending solution, you could get a much better effect - almost up there with promarkers... So I bought myself some some paper stumps and blending solution (from an excellent supplier - J & T Blackman Ltd) that has a nice citrus smell about it and was really reasonably priced, and set to having a go with my pencils.
It is my friend J's birthday next week - she loves pinks, purples and bling so I thought this Kanban stamp was just the thing if I coloured it in right.
I used a 5" x 7" plain white base card, and layered onto that some C&C linen textured card in a pale mauve. I cut the image out using a nestie, but unfortunately, I needed the largest one to fit her in it. So I created a base layer in dark purple, and just cut reasonably equidistant to form a stretched octagon shape.
Last touch was the sentiment - using the same pale mauve card I cut out the small shape in my nestie, and used a memory box tag for the centre.