Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Crazy cousins (and cacti)

Recently at the cheap shop I saw these tiny little cacti and they were so cute, I had to make some molds (I can show you how)!

The idea was to have them on a window sill and display photos in a window frame. I won't even make you cut out the holes! 

We will use paper clay and Distress inks to make these little cute succulents and a couple of garden gnomes too. So, if you're ready to get prickly, grab a 4x6" photo and six 2x3" minis (all landscape). They don't even have to be greatest photos, but avoid a line up of people for the main photo, because it will be cut in a semi circle and we don't want to chop off heads! It'll be best if the subject is in the centre of the photo.

A pretty bee charm and cogs will give it just a tiny bit of steampunk spirit, so you can use it for a different spin on a family tree too. 

Did that get your cogs turning? Join me in class on Monday (31/10) at 9:30am or Tuesday (1/11) at 10am and 6pm at Scrappin' With Style
Cost like always is $25 and includes all you need.

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Birds with Distress Crayons and moss paint

Coming to a scrapbook class is a great way to try out a new product without having to buy it first! So let's dive in. 

The new Ranger Distress Crayons make colouring-in super easy. If you think you can handle some rough colouring and smudging, then this is your chance to have a go. It's actually much easier than other techniques we've done before. 

 Over the next few classes we will explore a few fun ways to use the Distress Crayons. They come in 25 different colours, which of course means that you can choose whatever suits your photo. I know these birds aren't naturally purple, but that's what matched my photo! 

 If you have enjoyed the concrete paint last class, then you will also love the moss paint! And tiny mushrooms... Yes, we're making those from scratch too.

All you need is a 4x6" or 5x7" photo in either direction. Preferably something with a bit of nature in it. You choose your bird and photo mat colours, but we're all starting with a green background. Please also bring some stickers for a title or cut your own in class with my dies.
Classes are as usual:
Monday 9:30am
Tuesday 10am and 6pm
Cost is $25 incl everything you need for your happiness (materials, aircon and scrap buddies)
at Scrappin' With Style, 21 Mayes Ave, Logan Central

Wednesday, October 12, 2016


Next class will be one for the boys again. 

It features some super cool graffiti paper, a bit of stamping and stenciling in the background...

...a couple of cacti (why not?!) 

and you get a chance to play with the awesome new concrete paint! Yes, we will make up our own word (choose something no longer than 4 or 5 letters) and paint it to look like a rough concrete wall. It's super easy! 

Add a touch of glitter paper and a few chippies (lots of designs to choose from), some chain (not real) and you've got your own man-friendly layout!
All you need is a 5x7 landscape photo that has a bit of empty space on the sides so we can cut it into strips. Empty space can mean some nature, a city landscape, grass, sea etc. Anything but people! In other words, this is not the time to scrap the family portrait.

Join me for class at Scrappin' With Style,
as always on Monday at 9:30am or
Tuesday at 10am and 6pm
Cost is $25 with all you'll need 

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Is this your holiday face?

Last Sunday I accidentally invented a technique and I kinda like it. Would you like to try it out?

It involves a stencil, inks, multimedium and wipes. We're starting with a white and a black cardstock (everyone will need to use a black background), then you choose colours to match your photo and the rest is a bit of messy fun. I promise it's not hard! This time I mean it...

If you own the 12x12" stencil I used (Cobblestone by Kaisercraft), please bring it along to class. This would cut the waiting time dramatically, as we all have to share it. And if you're the proud owner of Distress inks (aren't we all?!) and/or matching ink sponges, bring those too! 

You know what - Hairclips aren't only for hair and Christmas decorations aren't only for the tree. Let's think outside the season!

You will get to pick a chipboard word, so don't feel that you need to have a holiday photo. It can be anything you want. as long as it's landscape and 4x6".

If you're itching to give this a try,
come along on Monday (10/10/16) at 9:30am or
Tuesday (11/10/16) at 10am and 6pm
at Scrappin' With Style, 21 Mayes Ave, Logan Central
For the mere cost of $25 you will get all you need, some laughs, good friends and go home with a unique scrapbook layout. Win win!!!