Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Fairy Princess and how to use your Distress Inks more

Do you believe in fairies? You will when we scrap with the pretty new papers from Kaisercraft at TJ's Scrappin' With Style on Monday, Nov. 23 and at Scrapulous on Dec 01, 03 & 04 ! 

 Pretty paper like this just begs to be fussy cut...

And you can learn a few nifty tricks with punches, too!

But you don't have to go for the fairy look! Here is a manly version of the same layout:

At Scrapulous there will be no fussy cutting, but lots of ways to use Distress Inks:

You will learn how to make this soft washed look with an embossing folder and reinkers...

 ...and how to create pretty edges with a mask, heat embossing and a Distress Ink pad. Of course there is a little bit of stamping too, but with something unusual as a stamp! 

 You will receive an overlay for your photo and I have quite a few designs to choose from, both for portrait and landscape photos.

You just need 2 white cardstocks, 2 contrast cardstocks (one to mat the squares, one to cut the chicken wire), 2 charms, a flower, ribbon and a rhinestone or pearl swirl (available in several colours and designs at Scrapulous) 

Now all that's left to do is pick your colour. Look at all the colours you can choose from!

Classes times are:
Tue (24/11) 10am
Thu (26/11) 6pm
Fri (27/11) 9:30am
at Scrapulous, 60 Bryants Rd, Shailer Park
Cost is $20

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Graffiti and a swell time

In our next class at TJ's Scrappin' With Style we're creating a star layout that is suitable for boys and girls. 

We just use some cardstock, one patterned paper, a star die and a few embellishments to create this look:

If you'd like to learn how, join me! 
Monday, Nov 16, at 9:30am
21 Mayes Ave, Logan Central
Cost: $25 incl materials

Are you ready to scrap lots of photos on a double layout at Scrapulous?

You can use more or less photos than me, depending on what you have.

We will use a few my2angels goodies to embellish this page: flowers, ribbon, a charm and rhinestone squares. I'll even show you how to bling up some very ordinary buttons.

All you need is this:
photos: one 4x6" and approx  seven 3x4" (directions can vary from mine)
2 background papers *)
4 patterned papers
flowers *)
rhinestone squares *)
ribbon *)
1 charm *)
Glossy Accents / Dimensional Accents
Cutter & usual tools
Everything else will be supplied in class
*) all available at Scrapulous

This class will be at Scrapulous, 60 Bryants Rd, Shailer Park on Tuesday November 17, at 10am
on Thursday, Nov 19, at 6pm
and Friday, Nov 20, at 9:30am

Christmas cards with Charming Words

When it comes to Christmas, I just love the traditional colours! The Home for Christmas 6x6" paper pad is perfect for making lots of Christmas cards. 

It goes really well with a rustic look:

And it also suits the red-and-green colour scheme: 

Team it up with some Charming Words (find them all here) and any simple card will get the wow factor!


Here I used:
♥ poinsettia

The red stamen stems aren't just a great tongue twister, they're delightful as a wreath too! 

Simply twist one branch into a double circle, tie with some twine and cover with a fussy cut poinsettia from the paper pad. A few extra white stamen will help it not to look so flat. And a little 2015 charm is so "now".

If you like it a little more frilly, try cutting out a circle as a bauble...

 ...and decorate it with:
♥ tiny rose 
♥ pink stamens 

Like it more traditional? Try using some of the red gloss paper from the pad and rub a baby wipe over the corners. It will take some of the colour off and show the glossy design all the better. 

Then decorate with a green merry Christmas charming word:

Do you like to make your own embellishments? Why not take a golden bauble mini pick and whip up a sparkly bauble:

It's super easy and quick and the golden rhinestone chain is included too! Finish it off with a pretty organza ribbon bow (tie two layers into a bow for extra volume!)
Then add some more star flowers

A strip of Christmas felt ribbon always makes a pretty border. The kraft and white combo goes well with a little black, if you like it a tiny bit more non-traditional.

I used:
♥ black metal textured stars (among my all-time faves)
♥ red twine 

So, as you can see, the Home For Christmas paper is super versatile and you can make lots and lots of cards from just the one 6x6" pad, some cardstock and some pretty embellies from my2angels.
Happy cardmaking!


Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Something fishy

In next week's class we're using a few mixed media to create a soft, watery effect with a fish mask! It will turn out very shimmery, with a golden glow.

You don't need to stick to an orange colour scheme, we will just match it to your photos. For instance, this layout would look great in greens and blues with a touch of gold.

Now, before you panic and rush off to Asia to take photos of koi fish, there are a few other themes you might want to consider: beach, lake side, cruise, fishing, nature, pet fish and of course, anything Japanese or Asian.

You can also add more decorations like charms. I have intentionally kept it fairly plain, so we can concentrate on the technique and also use up some busy paper.

Class times are like always:
Tue 10am, Thur 6pm, Fri 9:30am
at Scrapulous, 60 Bryants Rd, Shailer Park
Cost: $20