Sunday, March 11, 2012
You can find it here http://embellees.blogspot.com.au/2012/03/its-tutorial-time-birds-on-wire-canvas.html
It wouldn't be an Embellees class without a little re purposing......you know our Lizzie!!! She has been off to Bunning's once again.....any guesses????
Friday, March 2, 2012
This is a interpretation of myself. It is based on a photo of me as a bridesmaid at my sisters wedding, around 13 years ago. I have included photos of the kids & a love letter from DH in the background.
The quote says "A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step"
This girl is a modern day interpretation of me......well maybe I am dreaming just a little....LOL!! Should I rephrase that.... this is how I would like to see myself.....it's nice to dream.
Well that is the last girl I did for the Christy Tomlinson She art course. I really had the best time making these sweet girls. I just love how feminine they are and when you live with a house full of boys....you have to get your girly fixes when you can. I seriously love her work and and am inspire to keep playing with more mixed media.
favourite. I just love how dam cute and innocent she is in her little bloomers.
She was my second attempt. I didn't love her as much when I finished, but she is growing on me. My sister instantly identified with her.... isn't it funny how you can relate to them. Whether it be physically or by the verse, somehow there is a connection. The quote is a little blurry but it says "She left her FEARS behind".
I have some more girls to share with you so please come back......oh and leave a comment and let me know what you think??
Thursday, March 1, 2012
Wednesday, February 22, 2012
I made this layout recently which is very dear to my heart. This photo was taken at my nans funeral. She was the most amazing lady. Not a day goes pass that I don't think of her and miss her dearly. She loved pink and was so creative, just great at anything she tried.
I have used the flirtatious speciality dsp. The paper pack has the most beautiful doily die cut sheet. Its perfect for cutting up to make these cute little doily's for your pages. My butterflies are cut with the bigz Beautiful Butterfly die (LOVE THIS!!) and the 1 3/8 circle punch to create the banner along the bottom of the page. Thanks for popping by.
I wanted to share with you all some canvases we did recently at my lovely friends Jeana's Stampin Up Workshop.
We both have been playing with some mixed media techniques of late, so decided to try something a little different.
The ladies Misted the background with simmer paint mist( see this link for more info on this technique), embossed DSP for the grass. The flowers were stamped with StazOn and coloured with various water colouring techniques.
I tried to make a more male variation for those of us with little boys in our lives. The ladies were amazing, they all got messing and had some fun trying new techniques.
Thanks for visiting
Monday, February 13, 2012
I love this paper which is available in the current Stampin Up Catalogue called Beau Chateau (122357). I realised I have never scrapped a photo of our wedding. It a very simple page. Most of the background is printed on the paper. I have stamped once with Elements of style (120045) just left of the photo. The cute little envelope is the Scallop Envelope Bigz die (113462).
I love how romantic and dreamy the papers are. They are $18.95 for a pack of 12 (two of each design).
I was inspired by the cupcakes and one of my favourite colour combos so I decided to join in. One thing we love to do in Embellees classes is re-purpose, I have used a cupcake wrapper (red with white spot) as the background paper on my card. I have been wanting to try these heart punched flowers for a while now.
I love how it turned out. Now to put it in the mail to one for my lovely friends. Enjoy you day. I hope lots of LOVE finds you.
Sunday, February 12, 2012
I am very proud to announce that I have been asked join the Embellees Design Team. Lizzy & Lisa are two wonderful friends, whom I hold in very high regard. I was honored to come one board. I Love the girls work and have been a eager participant in their classes for the last 12 months. I am looking forward to helping them both in their creative journey through Embellees and growing the wonderful friendships formed, which us crafter's know is what keeps us coming back for more.
The Embellees team have a packed calender of classes for you this year.
- 19th February2012 - Wanderlust (for the traveller in us all) BOOKED OUT!!
- 18th March 2012- Papers, punches, photos (registration open)
- 20th May 2012- Mists and Masks
- 22nd July 2012- Clever Cluster
- 19th August 2012- Mixed Media Layouts
- 16th September 2012 - The hybrid approach revisited
- 14th October 2012 - Paint, paper, paste & plaster.
- 2nd December 2012- Christmas Party
If you live in the Newcastle Hunter area, and are interested in day long scrapbooking classes visit Embellees for more information. You won't regret coming along, it is so much fun packed onto one day.
Embellees project- "Letters from the heart".
Thanks for being patient with me as I took a blogging break last year. Sometimes like throw hurdles at us that seem overwhelming at times, but thanks to some wonderful friendships (you know who you are) I am back on track and looking forward to a creative year ahead.
I have been busy over the last few weeks catching up on my unfinished projects and playing with some new techniques......mixed media.....LOVE LOVE LOVE this right now. Can wait to share some projects with you soon.