Sunday, August 28, 2016

Playing with stencils 1

Yesterday I had my monthly meeting at ACTSA (ACT stamp Artists), It's a fun group we have Lana from Keep It Simply Stamping (KISS) who comes every meeting and always has lot's of goodies for us to buy from lot's of different companies including Ranger, TCW, Stazon etc. so we get our retail therapy.
 We also have demonstrations, Yesterday we had a back to basics on stencilling, demoed by Tania Shaw and Pam Palmer, We also had steam punk  demoed by Mary Craddock and Jess Hawkins. Both the demos were fab and we had printed notes so we could play at home.
 We also had a lovely afternoon supplied by our wonderful events group.
There is always lot's of people to chat with, along with a Raffle and a card challenge....
 Anyone living in the Canberra area who loves paper crafts should come along and join the fun, the first meeting is free, then you can join or if you only want to come sometimes pay a small fee when you visit. Yearly membership is $70 or it is $12 per visit

Venue: Canberra Senior's Centre, 10 Watson St. Turner. ACT
Keep It Simply Stamping: Lana 02 62540661

 yesterday I took my mate Ruth there for the first time and she had a really good time...
When we went home we decided to have a play with my stencils and these are the cards I made

To make these Cards I used
GSR stencil Flock of Butterflies (bought from Lana - Keep It Simply Stamping)
Tim Holtz Distress ink Ground Espresso and Fossilized amber (bought from Lana - Keep It Simply Stamping)
white card (bought from Lana - Keep It Simply Stamping)
gold ink
mini ink blending tools (bought from Lana - Keep It Simply Stamping)
stipple brushes
gold embossing Powder (bought from Lana - Keep It Simply Stamping)
Penny Black Snippets 30-283 (bought from Lana - Keep It Simply Stamping)
Penny Black Heartfelt thanks 30-286 (bought from Lana - Keep It Simply Stamping)
I also used a Stampit it set which is no longer available
I also used and assortment of paper and card from my stash

this one I tapped the stipple brush through stencil

This one swirled the stipple brush

This one I used my mini ink blending tools

Sunday, August 21, 2016

Magenta Nuance

Here are two cards I made using some of the backgrounds I made using Magenta Nuance...

Playing in with Magenta Nuance powders

Today I am playing with Magenta Nuance Powders... In the first few pics I was using the Nuance on shaving cream... I really liked the backgrounds made using this technique..

for the next backgrounds I used Nuance, spray starch and plastic wrap..

Saturday, August 20, 2016

Tonic studios handbag dies

I made this handbag using the Tonic studios Kensington handbag die set, except for the little tags which were from Tonic studios Chelsea shoulder bag die set. I got my decorating inspiration from Tim Holtz. The handbag straps, hearts and brown tag were made to look like fake crocodile by using texture paste, Tim Holtz crocodile stencil and Dylusions ground coffee spray.
I had a lot of fun making this handbag for a friends 50th Birthday...

Viking Beard Invasion

Since making my Brother a Raiders green Viking Beard, I have made another 4 beards, 3 in Raiders green and 1 black one... they are the first of a number of beards that I have orders to make.. 3 went into the mail today and 1 will be hand delivered at the Canberra Raiders game tomorrow... I am looking forward to seeing pics of them being worn..

 I have made some twisted ties to attach through the buttonhole so the beards can be tied on instead of buttoned on..

Monday, August 8, 2016

My new craft room

Yesterday we were doing some early Spring cleaning when I decided to move Craft things from the room where the computer was to across the hall and move the things from there to the room where the computer .. result heaps more space for crafting... I can't believe how I squeezed into the other room.. I have just finished put everything away... and thought I would share pics of my fab craft room.. I am in heaven...

Saturday, August 6, 2016

3 cards I made last Sunday

When Ruth came over last weekend we made some cards.. these are the 3 I made...

I made this one after watching a You Tube Tutorial

50th Birthday card for a friend

I made this card for my friend Ruth's 50th Birthday...
I used a La Pashe sheet for this card,,, The verse is a Dylusions stamp

Mixed media master sheets

I made some more mixed media master sheets and wanted to share them with you.... I will post pics when I use them...