Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Canvas Class - LO Pics

Hi Ladies,
On Sunday I had the pleasure of teaching a class to a lovely group of ladies in Lowood.  We had a lot of fun with some mixed media techniques that we applied to a canvas.  I loved that they all put their own individual touches on their canvases and changed it up from my original example, so that they all came out differently.

Thank you so much ladies, for such an enjoyable day and for being a fabulous and easy-going group to teach.

Love You Always
This is my example of the canvas.  I have used tissue paper on the background for some texture, which was misted, then masked with gesso and splattered with a contrasting mist.  The canvas was edged with layers of mesh tape, washi tape and some punched borders to create a frame. A few pieces of distressed and grunged patterned papers and lace were used to frame the photo, and some pretty flowers were added in clusters.  The gorgeous diecut frame bordering the title word is from Manor House Creations and ties in beautifully with the shabby chic look of the canvas.

Here are some of the gorgeous canvases created in the class.  Don't they look amazing!!
The class kit had enough leftovers to create a few quick and easy cards.

List of Materials:  MME pp's, Prima stencil, Manor House Creations diecut frame, Green Tara flowers, berry clusters, Prima lace, Craft Queen washi tape and ribbon, Trinket Track wooden frame, bling and pearls, manila tag, Lindy's Stamp Gang mist, homemade aqua mist, EK Success border punch, Martha Stewart butterfly punches, paper doilies, mesh tape, gesso, tissue paper.

Thanks so much for stopping by.  Your lovely comments really make my day.

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Sneak Peak of New Manor House Creations Range

Hi Ladies,

How exciting, I have some sneak peeks of the gorgeous new collection from Manor House Creations which will be on sale at the end of October.  Pop on over to the blog to see some of the gorgeous creations by our talented Design Team and keep your eyes peeled  as there will be a giveaway in the next few days.

One of the new items is Manor House's very first paper collection, with co-ordinating flowers and embellishments, in stunning creams, gold and blacks, with a touch of grey thrown in.

This collection is so VERSATILE – you can go vintage or modern, shabby or masculine, even soft and delicate..there’s so many possibilities!

Be sure to let your LSS know that you are NEEDING them to get the new stock in as soon as its available.   Grab this classy paper collecition while you can, as they will not be reprinted!!

Shabby Chic Cards
I have 2 cards to share created with some of the gorgeous new product which was sent in my massive parcel of goodies, felt like Christmas!!

This card was created for my beautiful Brittany's 18th birthday, with was on Saturday.  I used the labels and frames pp from the new collection and teamed it with some soft pink accents.  I also used one of the gorgeous new ornate frames, which I absolutely adore.

MHC Product:   Tea Roses black, Believe paper collection - labels,  frames, ornate frames gothic black, pink blossom.
Other Product:  Basic Grey pp, Craft Queen black doily flower washi tape, Lindy's Stamp Gang saltwater taffy mist, mini resin roses, Prima resin frame, muslin, Prima ink rose pink, Pink Paislee alpha stickers.

True Friendship
This card was created with the labels pp from the new range, which I trimmed with some torn washi tape from Craft Queen.

MHC Product:  Letters from Paris, Minuettes pink, Mini Blush Rose black, Believe paper collection - labels, leaves cream medium.
Other Product:  Basic Grey pp, Craft Queen black roses washi tape, Trinket Track bling circle,  leaf branch die, lace, butterfly sticker, Lindy's Stamp Gang satlwater taffy mist, Tim Holtz stamp, Prima flower centre, muslin.

Thanks so much for stopping by.  Your lovely comments really make my day!

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Scrap The Boys - Oct Challenge

Hi Ladies,

Thought I would give this month's challenge at Scrap the Boys a whirl.  The theme was to create a layout using a traditional BOY colour combination.

I still have quite a few holiday snaps to scrap from our family trip to New Zealand, and thought I would create a LO using this photot of Luke videoing our day trip on the tourist bus which took us around Aukland.
Captured on Vacation

I started off by creating a mixed media background page.  I loved the effect of the gesso masking, with layers of mist in turquoise, blue and green and more layers of Luminarte pigments and Viva Precious Metal paints, but thought it was a bit too much as a full background.

I decided to tear out a diagonal strip from the background paper and put in a contrast paper in creamy white, which I stamped in a grunge fashion with multiple background stamps.  Over this I layered some paint circles and splats.  I also used some yummy green chevron washi tape from Craft Queen.  My scrap drawer, came in handy for the layered pp's.  I can never bear to thow out my scraps and have them stored in folders by colours for easy access.

List of Materials:  MME, Crate Paper, Bo Bunny, Basic Grey, LYB, WRMK & Prima pp's, Basic Grey frames and office tabs, chipboard cogs, Prima and MME stamps, Silhouette Cameo designs, button, Prima brad, Crafter's Workshop masks, Craft Queen chevron washi tape, Luminarte pigment powders, Lindy's Stamp Gang pigment powders, Viva Precious Metal Paints and Inka Gold, Gesso,  Tim Holtz distress inks

Thanks so much for stopping by.  I really appreciate your lovely comments.

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Craft Queen - Kaisercraft Lady Rose

Hi Ladies,

I have a LO to share using the gorgeous new range from Kaisercraft called Lady Rose.  I have used the 6 1/2" paper pad and the collectables with some beautiful ribbons and embellishments available from Craft Queen.   Just click on the links in product list below for stock availability. 

The background on this LO was created by spreading some gesso down first, then misting over the gesso with Lindy's Stamp Gang Starburst Mist in Salt Water Taffy, I also flicked some randomly for a bit more depth.  These mists have a beautiful glimmery sheen to them.  Once dry, I used a Prima mask with some gesso.  Finally I had a play with some Luminarte pigment powders.   They have a very deep pigment with a gorgeous shimmer, so a little goes a long way.   I mixed a very small amount with some water in a palette, then picked up the colour with a paint brush and flicked the colours over my background.  The colours used here are Fuzzy Peach, Blushing Rose and Olive Vine.

Once my background was totally dry, I layered the Kaisercraft papers, Collections Elements, trims, to frame my photo, then added a few embellishments.

Keep an eye out, as I have a couple of cards to share using this range as well.

Craft Queen product:
Kaisercraft Lady Rose 6 1/2" paper pad,
Kaisercraft Lady Rose Collectables
Collections vintage butterflies
Collections clock faces
Collections old printed ephemera
Prima Mask 564216
shipping tag
green floral washi tape
round cream pearl embellishment
pink tiny twine
heart ribbon cream
pink and lime double sided ribbon
green organza beaded flower
Tim Holtz Worn Lipstick Distress Ink
Tim Holtz Distress Stain - Pickled Raspberry

Other product: Lindy's Stamp Gang mist Salt Water Taffy, Luminarte pigment powders - olive vine, blushing rose, fuzzy peach, Kaisercraft pp, Bo Bunny and Inkadinkado stamps, Prima lace, acetate, gesso

Thanks so much for stopping by.

Monday, October 7, 2013

Manor House Creations News!! and OUAS DT Call

Hi Ladies,

I have some news I can now share and I'm so excited!!!  I am now a Contributing Artist for Manor House Creations.  I will have my 1st reveal later on in the month, but in the meantime here are a few of my creations using some of their gorgeous flowers.

Check out the link HERE and be inspired by all the beautiful creations from our super-talented Design Team.

Once Upon A Sketch DT Call

I have details to share if you would like to apply for the Design Team at Once Upon a Sketch.   Being on this DT has been the most wonderful experience for me and I will be so sad to say goodbye at the end of December.  If you have ever thought about applying for a Design Team, don't be shy and just give it a go!!  Click on the link HERE for further details on the callout, at the OUAS blog site.

Good Luck!!

Thanks so much for stopping by.

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

OUAS October Challenge Reveal

Hi Ladies,

It's the beginning of the month which means the new challenge for October is up at Once Upon a Sketch and the theme is:

You are free to interpret our theme ANY WAY you like. It is for your inspiration and this theme word DOES NOT need to be part of your title or journalling. But please make sure your layout is based on the sketch below and includes journalling (hidden journalling is fine). Acceptable journalling is MORE than just a sentence, or generic writing such as date/place etc. It needs to be present and at least 3 lines long. Remember, hidden journalling is perfectly fine but please DO let us know in your post where your journalling is! 

Check out the link HERE for challenge details and while you're there get inspired by the gorgeous creations from our super talented Design Team.

Went for a masculine grunge page with a bit of a vintage feel for this month's DT LO.  I altered my photo to blend in with the papers and embellishments I chose.

To create some depth I used mixed media layers on my background, with masking, misting, inking, stamping and some copper Viva Inka Gold and gold Viva Precious metal paint.  Using Nadia's sketch as a guide I layered, distressed and inked various pp's with foam tape, and also used a few random pieces of blue washi tape on some of the of the layers.

Materials Used:  Cosmo Cricket, Bo Bunny, Pink Paislee, Creative Imaginations, Simple Stories and Kaisercraft pp's, Studio Calico mask, Kaisercraft and Prima stamps, Tim Holtz metal embellishments, Prima mechanicals, Texture Paste, glimmermist denim, Viva Precious Metal-gold, Viva Inka Gold-copper, Tim Holtz distress ink-vintage photo, tea dye and faded jeans, Craft Queen washi tape, Simple Stories diecut sticker, mesh, October Afternoon alpha stickers.

Thanks so much for stopping by.