One thing that hasn’t changed for 2018 is my Crafty Creations Classes at the Caloundra Community Center in Queensland Australia. We are a small group, with one new lady, of 11 women who meet every Friday to have fun, make a card or craft item and then share a cuppa at Myrtles Pantry.
Tomorrow is Australia Day so no cards but these are our creations for last week. We used the free stamp set Heartfelt blooms from the Sale-A-Bration Catalogue.
The stamp was inked up with Cherry Cobbler before randomly stamping on Whisper White CS. Then we cut it into 3 unequal parts and mounted it on to Basic Black CS. A piece of Emerald Envy Ribbon was tied across the front with matching bow before being adhered to Emerald Envy CS.
To complete the card the sentiment from the same stamp set was inked in Emerald Envy then run through the big shot with the Stitched Oval Framelit and using Sticky dots tucked under the bow. Just a few pearls finished the card.
This stamp set is the first for Stampin’ Up! using their new line of Distinktive Stamps (Patent Pending) which are stamps that lay down the inks at different levels to get a photographic image.
Some tips on using these stamps can be found here, just click the words Stamping With Photo Realistic Stamps(1)
The last few days have been all out of wack, to the point where I was about to create a new blog and remembered I hadn’t posted my lovely class ladies wonderful achievements for Friday.
We made a card with a difference and tapped into the current craze for colouring. Stampin ‘ Up! as usual are right on trend and have offered this paper free with any order over $90 AUD. They aptly called it Inside the Lines.
Whilst it may look a simple card, Side Easel Card, we had some fun precisely lining up the little squares.
Whilst it is hard to see in the image there is a trail of Olive Green under the butterflies (Now retired) taken from One Wild Ride. Most of the sentiments were courtesy of Rose from Teeny Tiny Sentiments. The original card was an Easter card with sentiment from Suite sentiment.
On the inside we made a space for some words. I plan on something like “Now the Easter Holidays are here just grab yourself some Watercolour pencils and just relax!! ” and a piece for more colouring.
Measurements and tutorial can be found here.
Thanks for your patience this month and this delayed posting.
Finally, after much ado you are able to purchase this months Technique Treat. Hopefully you will have as much fun as I have had creating these delightful Techniques. They can be a bit messy but Hey! that’s part of the fun!
We have teamed the delicate looking “Falling in Love” Stamp Set from the 2017 Occasions Catalogue, with Marbled Papers, one using Shaving Cream the other Marbles, you can’t go wrong.
This set just begs to be used for all those occasions requiring a special look such as wedding, engagement, anniversary or a gift for your best friend.
We have our usual 4 cards for you to make but this month 3 techniques, one using Foam Shaving Cream and two for the Marbles, or sinkers or anything round.
Thank you for all your lovely comments from the last tutorial using the Beautiful You Stamp Set and we would love to hear how you may have used them, whether for yourself or a class.
Cheers, have fun
We missed some of our ladies this week as they are still in holiday mode. It’s Australia Day weekend down here and lots of families take a 4 day break as it’s their last holiday chance before the Easter break.
We still managed to fill our time with shares from the Occasions catalogue, Sale-A-Bration items and the excitement of Irma becoming a new Stampin’ Up! demonstrator.
Congratulations Irma !
I will have to be on my toes now!!
We made the card I posted on January the 11th with a Tutorial here.
Everyone enjoyed the stamp set, as it seems does so many people on Pinterest. So much you can do with it really, it’s surprising just look here.
I love looking at the little differences to see each persons personal touch.
Well done for 1st day back.
Till next blog
Just had to have another play with the Watercolor Pencils.
Now I must admit that I have never really been able to get the hang of Stamp’ Write Markers, Blender pens or the Copics to my satisfaction. Mind you I know it’s practice, practice, practice which I confess I don’t do enough of. (I am not knocking these and yes I do use the Write Markers and Blender Pens now and then).
BUT these little guys, Watercolour pencils, are pure MAGIC…. a little scribble, a blend with the Aqua painter and you will find the artist in you emerging.
This time I used the Watercolor Paper – super absorbent- and the Birthday Blooms stamp Set. with a background in One Wild Ride.
I found the inspiration in the 2016 Annual Catalogue, just switched it around a bit.
I have even created a Tutorial for you with a list of supplies and measurements. Just click and download the PDF.
Switch the colours around and lets see what you can make.
If you want to know more about Water Colouring go here.
Do you remember these? They were launched a while ago and met with so much success that Stampin’ Up! were unable to meet demands.
Good news is they are back in supply as of Monday 16th January.
Just to demonstrate how quick an effective these little frames can be I have added a card I created with them.
I used the Watercolour Pencils to scribble over some embossed Card Stock. Then coloured with a just damp Aqua Painters then cut the squares, making frames. Simple!
For a free tutorial click below.