Sunday, July 24, 2016

ACTSA stamp camp 2016 part 5

For our 5th and final class for stamp camp we did 1950's inspired cards as our theme for the month was the 1950's... these are the cards I made...

 All in all it was a fun filled weekend and I can't wait for our next stamp camp next year...

ACTSA stamp camp 2016 part 4

On Sunday our first class was Mixed media cards. First thing we had to do was make a Master sheet, which was something I never made before, Teresa wanted us to have either red or orange, then choose 3 other colours but not black or white.... mmmm choices, I chose a teal green, a mauvey purple and yellow... first we added some torn Chinese dictionary paper to our A4 card, when dry used a credit card size piece of plastic to add the 3 chosen colours...I almost trashed the piece but persevered and added more layers with a stamp, and used a blending tool with white gesso and a piece of Punchinello, and splattered some paint as well and was quite happy with the result..

  these are the 4 cards I made...

ACTSA stamp camp part 3

Our 3rd class for Saturday was Shabby chic cards.
all the cards used this paper pad

the cards had lot's of layers and with the use of distress tools, ink flowers etc we made these lovely cards

ACTSA stamp camp 2016 part 2

Our 2nd class on Saturday was different techniques with Tim Holtz Distress crayons. We used tags for this, some of which had white gesso on them, and we tried different techniques on them
We used water, smooshed with our fingers, used a stencil etc. We also assemble a matchbook to put them in.

ACTSA stamp camp 2016

On the weekend of July 16 and 17 my local stamp club had our annual stamp camp, we were very lucky and this year had Teresa Abajo as our demonstrator... She is a very talented artist and fun person. We had 5 classes over the weekend and were supplied with kits for each class which were generously packed. over the next few posts I am going to share with you the things I made.
 The first class on Saturday was Mixed medias Technique ATC's, although I don't do ATC's, I enjoyed the class as it gave me lots of ideas. we used all sorts of things from card cut from a box to impasto  paste, acrylic paint distress ink, white gesso embossed pieces of card, tissue paper, torn pages from a book, stamps, rock salt, etc... I even had my first play with a gelly plate... now I just have to buy one.. :) here are my samples...

Green wool Beard

My Brother Kerry Is a big Canberra Raiders fan and he asked me to make him a green beard using this pattern It was quick fun to make

The requirements

The Fringing finished

small braid added

Large braid added


I will add a pic of my brother wearing it when he come to pick it up...

Sunday, July 10, 2016

Tim Holtz inspired decorated box

I wanted to make a box to put some handmade Greeting cards in, so I used my Crafter's Companion Ultimate pro... boy does that make, making boxes easy....I decided to decorate the top before I glued it together...
To decorate my box I used
these stencils

Tim Holtz
Bubble THS002
Gears THS052
Shatter THS014
Typo Lettering THS040
Bricked THS038
Arrows mini stencil THMS025

The Crafters workshop
Mini ripples TCW431s

stars - small DYS44369

Texture paste

Tim Holtz inks in mini misters
Peacock Feathers
Wild Honey
Picked Raspberry

Tim Holtz Distress paint
Picket Fence

Tim Holtz Distress ink pads
Picked Raspberry
Walnut stain
Black soot

mini blending tools
Tim Holtz splatter brush
palette knife
spray bottle with water
Tim Holtz collage brush small
Distress collage medium matt
PVA glue
Judi Kins stamp 4631 G
Tim Holtz Black Soot distress marker
Collections words, letters and clock dial image


I made these yummy cupcakes yesterday... they have a lemon surprise centre....

Sunday, July 3, 2016

La Pashe Build a Blossom - Poppy

Using some of the Backgrounds from my previous post.... I made these 2 calendar pages and card....

Playing with Magenta Nuance

I have been playing with my Magenta Nuance and stencils...
after getting my backgrounds the colour I wanted with my Nuance and allowing them to dry
  I used stencils, Transparent texture paste and glitter on the following backgrounds, it's hard to see the rainbow glitter on the first 2 pics.. it looks way better in real life

On the next 2 I used stencils and Faber castell glass bead glitter gel...

On the next one before I added the Nuance I got a stencil and used a white crayon to form a resist... than added the Nuance and water.. I thought it wasn't bad for a first attempt..