- You will need plenty of paper towels on hand as it can get a bit messy (that's probably why I like it!) Place a piece of Watercolour Paper on your paper towels & an assortment of coloured inks on a plastic plate - you only need a drop of each one.
- Have some spare paper towels that you can use to squeeze your brush on to check the depth of colour.
- Start with your lightest colour - if it is too dark, just squeeze some water from your Aqua Painter into it & mix it first - & "wash" it over the part of the paper you wish to colour. You can add more colour to make it darker, or more water to make it lighter.
- Keep adding colours until you get your desired result & blend out all the edges. It is important to use Watercolour Paper as it allows you time to blend the colours.
- Dry with a heat gun then stamp!
Tuesday, December 22, 2009
Tuesday, December 15, 2009
Just when I thought I had finished my SU! shopping for the year, they come out with sale which is just too good to miss ............ what's a girl to do?!!!
Products in the sale are discounted by 25% - 50% and it includes a number of alphabet sets which are just perfect for scrapbooking. There is no minimum purchase and no limits, so why not go crazy!
The sale is on a "while stocks last" basis, so order now to make sure you don't miss out on these super bargains.
The reason the stamp sets are on clearance is because they are the older square-cut style. You may have noticed that most of our stamps are now die-cut. The only difference is that with the square-cut, you need to trim around the stamps before mounting them - but don't worry, I am happy to mount them for you if you are not sure how.
Click here to find out what is on sale!
If you would like to place an order, please Contact Me
Monday, December 7, 2009
- 112534 Jumbo brads 5/16" Neutrals Assortment $18.50
- 112533 Jumbo brads 5/8" Neutrals Assortment $16.25
- 114889 Scallop Oval punch $35.95
- 106960 StazOn ink pad (White pad and refill) $26.95
- 109196 StazOn Cleaner $11.75
Everyone loves the Scallop Oval Punch - you can never have too many punches! This one makes a really nice border for a stamped sentiment when used with the Large Oval Punch.
Saturday, December 5, 2009
One sure hit in the new mini are the Sweet Treat Cups and at just $7.75 for 12, they are an absolute bargain. To make life easier, there is also a matching 1-3/4" Punch for $35.95, matching padded envelopes (3 for $7.75) and a fantastic matching stamp set called Something Sweet for $52.95. All of these can be found on pp 8-9.
This is my very first attempt using the Sweet Treat Cups. When I first saw the Something Sweet stamp set, I thought one of the stamps was a magnifying glass - turns out it's meant to be a baby rattle! Anyway, I decided to go with my original thoughts and used the ant from Bugs and Kisses and the grass from Inspired by Nature. I have embossed the handle with silver embossing powder and filled the cup with Chunky Sprinkles.
The flower petals around the edge of the cup are from the Something Sweet set. The cup is filled with Jaffas (lucky you don't need too many lollies to fill the cups so there are plenty to provide crafting energy!)
I have also used two other new products: Chit Chat Rub-Ons (p.5) $23.50 for 2 sheets and 3/4" Real Red Polka-Dot Ribbon $23.50 for 9.1m (p.15)
This card features one of my favourite techniques - Reflection Stamping and simple Sponging.
If you would like to learn this technique, please Contact Me.
Sunday, August 16, 2009
This week in our technique classes we will be discovering some of the cool things that you can do with punches. We will make samples of a few basic objects such as handbags and cupcakes (got to make sure you girls have your bling fix!) and then we will make the 2 cards show below. The first one is the frog. This is the basic card, but we will jazz it up a bit more.
Monday, August 10, 2009
Here's a peek at what we have been doing in our recent classes. Tomorrow we are going to be trying all types of watercolouring techniques. Below is my first atempt at watercolouring on actual watercolour paper rather than cardstock. It is fabulous to use and makes blending so much easier. I am certainly hooked!
Last week we learnt the Spotlighting and Reverse Spotlighting techniques that you can see in the 3 cards below.
I just love the Great Friends set that I have used below. This card was lots of fun to make & pretty heavy by the time I had added all the layers. I've used Kiwi Kiss, Basic Grey, Whisper White & Basic Black. I also used the Fresh Cuts stamp set to make the strip of script under the ribbon.
Guess what? It's the Great Friends set again, along with some of the gorgeous Walk in the Park designer series papers.
This super cute card is made with using the Forest Freinds set. Notice the new flower brad too.
Saturday, August 1, 2009
I have more that I need to photograph, so keep checking over the next few days.
This is the card that we made at my launch party. It uses the new Great Friend set, which is so versatile and very well priced at just $37.95!
Sense of Time ($46.95) is a fantastic set for scrapbooking and for more masculine cards, which can sometimes be challenging.
I love the simplicity of this card using the Tree Trimmings set ($28.95).
Monday, July 20, 2009
I will be holding a launch part for the new Spring Mini-Catalogue at my home on Friday the 31st of July.
You will get to see all of the new products and try some of them out with a make and take.
Everyone will recieve a free goodies bag which will include a copy of the new catalogue.
You can choose between two times, 1pm or 7pm, but bookings are essential!
The new mini is really exciting with lots of new stamps and accessories - I just know you will love it as much as I do.
I look forward to seeing you.
Wow, what a busy week, what with classes, the SENZ papercraft show and of course lots of stamping, my poor husband has hardly seen me!
I have made lots of new samples to show you though.
These 2 cards have been made using the 5th Avenue stamp set. I have stamped the image on vellum card stock and then embossed it in white. I then coloured the back of the image using Stampin' Markers and finally covered the front of the image in Dazzling Diamonds.
This card, using the Flight of the Butterfly stamp set, I copied from our demonstrator newletter. I love the colour combination of Chococlate Chip, Pumpkin Pie and Pixie Pink.
Yes, another Rustic Rooster! I double embossed this image to get multiple layers of colour on his tail. The background had been sponged with multiple colours.
Monday, July 13, 2009
Thursday, July 2, 2009
Bookings are essential for this class as it is very popular. Classes are at 12.30pm and 7.30pm on Tuesday the 7th of July.
We are having lots of fun in our classes and we now have a great group of regulars – but we can always make room for more if you are interested.
This week we learnt basic heat embossing and emboss resist. In each class we make a technique card to keep in a journal so you are able to look back in case you forget how to do a certain technique.
After we learn a technique, we make a project using it. This week we made a bagalope – a little gift bag made out of an envelope! The photo below is a bagalope that Julia Leece (my upline) made in my class. She has used the Upsy Daisy and Autumn Flair stamp sets. Julia is so creative, I am very lucky to have her as my upline and it is fantastic that she attends my classes and occasionally learns something off me too!
Friday, June 19, 2009
Thursday, June 11, 2009
I have scored at 1cm intervals along the bottom of the card to give it some depth.
Products used include:
Card Stock - Kiwi Kiss, Very Vanilla
Stampin' Pads - Kiwi Kiss, Riding Hood Red, Chocolate Chip
Embellishments: Riding Hood Red Striped Grosgrain ribbon, Stampin' Dimensionals, Snail adhesive.
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Finding it hard to budget for all of the stamps and accessories on your Dream List?
Super Stamper Club is a great way to budget for your purchases over an 8 month period and receive lots of free goodies.
When you join the club, you will commit to a minimum purchase of $45* per month, for 8 months. You can choose to spend your $45* on any products in the current catalogue.
How Does This Benefit Me?
As well as the product you choose to purchase you will receive:
e A Free 2009-2010 Idea Book & Catalogue (or a Classic Stampin’ Pad of your choice if you already have a catalogue)
e A Free class each month with your Super Stamper Club members
e You will receive the Hostess Benefits for 1 of the 8 months without having to host a workshop. This will include:
e A Free Hostess stamp set of your choice
e A minimum of $35 Free product of your choice
The monthly class will be held at my home and all of your project supplies will be included.
The order of the Hostesses will be determined by the order of membership.
When Do I Order?
You will need to place your order at the end of our monthly group gathering. I will let you know the date of our first meeting once your group has 8 members.
If you can’t make it to the meeting, I will need your order on or before the meeting each month. You may call or email me with your order.
You can pay by cash, direct deposit, cheque or credit card.
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Sunday, May 31, 2009
After you have completed each class, you will be able to store your technique reference card on a metal ring (provided) or in a chip-board art journal that you can cover in a special class using Designer Series Paper and chipboard embellishments.
All classes will be held at my home on Herald Island and will be 2 – 2 ½ hours long. Classes will cost $15 each, with all materials supplied unless otherwise stated (Although if you have your own paper trimmer, scissors, bone folder and adhesives, please bring them).
I have posted all of my current classes on the left side-bar.