Another card in my week of Graphic 45 Curtain Call cards. I really love the little pop of red with the trinket pin. Of course, that Prima lace is to die for... I love that I'm commentating on my own card, lol :))
Hi Everyone!! I had a little "get away" this weekend. Yeah, you're better off not asking, lol. It was one of "those" kind of trips. However, I took my new 8x8 pad of Graphic 45 Curtain Call with me, and made a few cards. I thought I would feature a different one each day this week (or, what's left of the week).
I'm super excited about the new workshop I'm offering in March. It's a portfolio that would be perfect for documenting your summer travels. It has a pocket for storing a little mini book and tickets, a journaling pad that you create to jot down memorable moments, and lots of Gypsy hardware. You'll learn some fun, new inking techniques, and get to try one of my new favorite things, Rub 'n Buff. You won't want to miss this workshop!
Save 10% by pre-ordering your UStream kit or purchasing your workshop seat in advance from now until February 28th.
Kits comes with the complete 7 Gypsies Lille collection, Rub 'n Buff, Cat's Eye chalk ink, hand-dyed seam binding, mini ephemera, portfolio, jute, tickets, mesh, tons of hardware, and more! Visit my store for a complete list of materials included in the kit.
Also on the calendar:
"Charming Adorable and Ever So Sweet" Envelope Mini AlbumWorkshop
I've been busy getting ready for my envelope mini album workshop for tomorrow at the GACAC. I'm really excited, and can't wait to teach that cute little album. I thought I'd take a little break, and give you a sneak peek of my March workshop. I know, I'm such a tease :))
Registration for UStream and the GACAC will open on Monday, February 14th, so be sure to check back!
Can you tell I'm sooooo ready for spring!? I know it won't be long now, and I'm counting the days until warm weather. Today, I'm sharing one more card made using my Graphic 45 Once Upon A Springtime 8x8 paper pad. I just can't resist these gorgous papers. This is the last one, I promise...
I sprayed the doilie with Apricot Chalkboard Glimmer Mist and inked the edges with Vintage Photo Distress Ink.
Yesterday I needed a little break from work to just play, so I set aside the evening to create whatever I wanted. I couldn't remember the last time I made a canvas, so that was going to be it...a canvas! I grabbed some acrylic paint, glaze, gel medium, my Once Upson A Springtime 8x8 paper pad, and a 4x4 canvas. It felt so good to just paint...adding layers of color until I could see on canvas what I had invisioned. To me that is happiness.
Cute, cute, cute!! That's all I can say about Graphic 45's Once Upon A Springtime collection. I made this adorable card using the 8x8 paper pad. I used white cardstock and the Sizzix Tim Holtz Alterations On the Edge Fence diecut to cut the fence. I then sprayed it with Apricot Chalkboard Glimmer Mist. It matches perfectly with this collection. A little Vintage Photo Distress Ink around the edges, and done! Love it!
Thought I'd share a glimpse of my weekend with the Scrapbook Sorority girls. They are a fun, crazy group of ladies!! They invited me over to teach my Valentine cards. It was a great weekend! I always look forward to hanging with those girls!
I'm really diggin' the Sizzix Tim Holtz Alterations Bigz Dies, particularly the Tattered Florals. If you know me well, and know that I'm NOT a diecut person, you're probably rereading that sentence to make sure you read it correctly. I guess I like that the Tim Holtz diecuts are so versatile and alterable (not cheesy). I used the Tattered Florals for my Valentine Cards and thought it would be good for a hundred other projects. So, I had to experiment to see what I could come up with. Here's what I did:
I cut a set of diecuts out of Webster's Pages Wonderfall paper, vellum, and netting. I inked the edges of the paper diecuts, layered them all together, punched the center with the Big Bite, inserted a brad, and covered the brad up with a rhinestone.
It made the perfect embellishment for the front of a card.
I cut another set of diecuts out of corrugated paper. I then inked the edges with Distress Ink, and ran chalk ink over the grooves. And, another flower perfect for a card. It would also be great on the front of a mini album, art journal, or even on a layout. Next I think I'm going to cut some out of transparencies...maybe alcohol ink them...or grungepaper...or a sheet of thin metal...oh yeah, lots of possibilities.
Today, I challenged myself to create something with my art supplies. It didn't have to be blog post worthy (though, here it is anyway), and it didn't have to be some great work of art. I just had to create something fun. I put aside work for a little bit, and played. I started with a bottle cap that I bought while out shopping with a friend. It was one of those things that seemed like a good idea in the store, but once I got home...what was I thinking?! It's been sitting for months, and I mean months, waiting for some great plan. I stared at it for a little bit, thinking it kinda looked like a tart pan, which just made me hungry....so, after 2 Ferrero Rocher candies later I was formulating a plan. I thought it looked like the perfect embellishment for the front cover of my next art journal! Yes, that is exactly what it was meant to be! Here's what I did:
I rubbed Rub 'n Buff all over the tart pan, I mean bottle cap
I traced the shape of the cap onto some 7 Gypsies Lille paper, and cut it out.
I inked the edges of the paper, and used Golden Gel Medium to adhere it to the inside of the cap.
I accordion folded a 1/2" x 7" strip of paper, and Scor-taped the ends together. I added Scor-tape to the back of a wide eyelet, taped the accordion folded paper into place, and set the eyelet. This closes the eyelet over the paper, and creates a pretty little flower.
I rubbed the flowers and eyelets with more Rub 'n Buff, and added 7 Gypsies Spiral Mini Clips to the flowers.
I rubbed a little black acrylic paint around the edge of the cap. I Scor-taped my flowers into place, added some hardware and phrase stickers on pop dots.
I hope you challenge yourself to create something fun today!
Be sure to check out yesterday's post for a fabulous giveaway, and a new workshop!
Hey guys! I know, I've been terrible about blogging lately. I've been C-R-A-Z-Y busy, and I've really missed doing it! Hopefully, I'll get back on track this week. Lots of exciting things happening. I have a new card class on the calendar to show you, pictures from my class last week, lots of new product in the store, and lots of CHA goodies on the way! I was also thinking it's been awhile since I've done a giveaway, so I'm doing that today too! Soooo....let's start with the new class.
It's called Parisian Anthology Cards Workshop, and you'll be using Pink Paislee's special resist papers to ink the backgrounds of the 4 cards shown. You'll also receive enough materials to create an additional 2 cards that you design and create, and materials for 6 envelopes! The kit comes with Tim Holtz Grungepaper diecuts and magnets for creating an elegant card closure, as well as vintage sheet music, Prima Studs, clips, flowers, seam binding, lace, and more!
February 25th, 6-9pm Glen Allen Cultural Arts Center (click here to sign up) 10% off class fees until February 14th.
March 7th 8pm UStream (click here to sign up) Pre-order your kit from now until February 14th for a 10% discount. Kits expected to ship around February 14th. (INK NOT INCLUDED)
Okay, now, for what you've been waiting for, the giveaway!! I'm going to be carrying Somerset Studio and Art Journaling magazines in my store! Somerset has been kind enough to send me some to give away!
For a chance to win, become a member of my blog (with Google Friend Connect located on the right sidebar of the blog), join my "crowd" on UStream (click here), and leave me a comment (any comment) on this post. (If you're already a member or in the crowd, you can still leave a comment for a chance to win). The winner will be announced on Friday. Good luck, and come back to see if you're the winner!
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