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Friday, 30 June 2017

Driving into art

,So, instead of doing cards on my vacation, my sister-in-law organized a 'diving into art' session for my birthday.

We had 5 adults and 2 children in our group, and we had a blast!
This project is part of Finland's 100 year celebration. The artist, Paula Julia Rusokallio from Creatimagia, is assembling an art collage in December 2017 from all the portraits painted in the workshops during this year.



It was a very interesting concept!
We started by drawing our own faces - EYES CLOSED!! by following our features with a brush while drawing the image. Then we did a second drawing, again eyes closed!!, with 2 different coloured markers! One drawing the left side of the face and the other drawing the right side.

Then we traced the lines from those two images (choosing, which features to use from each drawing) on a transparency sheet with a black permanent marker.
After this, we squeezed paint on the lines, and pressed the mirror image on our final project base.

Then we ripped pieces of paper from magazines and decoupaged them around our images. Wrote a poem, using letters from words we chose, and wrote that around our image. 

My poem went something like this:
Again the running sun is flooding the evening. 
A car is floating by beneath the window. 
The city senses - a new youth. 
A person arrives. 
Outside of the corner world speaks. 
A daring joy babbles. 
Forward drives the light.

Finally we added some paint on our image. What a great creative day!


Sunday, 4 June 2017

Coffee Café Bundle

I just love the idea of this new bundle.... haven't ordered it yet... maybe in the fall

Thursday, 13 April 2017

Happy Easter to all you good eggs!!

With this card I want to wish all you 'good eggs' happy Easter!
 The background is embossed with the Hexagons Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (I do wish that Stampin'Up! would use a 'little' shorter item names....)

The best way to use these deep embossing folders is to sprits your card stock with water before embossing. It softens the fibres on the paper, so it won't wrinkle and you get a deeper impression.

The colours on this card are Whisper White, Pool Party and Bermuda Bay. And the stamp set is a Sale-a-bration 'Hey Chick', which is no longer available.

Happy Easter!!!!!!!!



Monday, 10 April 2017

Retiring list is out!


So if there are any items that you just HAVE TO HAVE, better order them before they are gone!

Here is a link to a  Retiring list (listed by page nr).

Sunday, 2 April 2017

Pretty in pink

The three following cards are very soft and delicate, using various soft colours and delicate stamps.
inspired by Tami White
The first is using Beautiful You stamp set, the new watercolour pencils and Falling in Love designer Series paper (all available from the new Occasions catalogue). The card base is Blushing Bride and the edge of the white card stock is stamped using a Sale-a-Bration stamp set 'Delicate Details' (no longer available).

The second card is using Sale-a-Bration stamp sets (no longer available - sorry....) The greeting is from 'So Very Much' and the lace is from 'Delicate Details'. The colours are Calypso Coral, Blushing Bride and Sahara Sand. If you would do all lace in same colour, you could mount them all on the same block and stamp once.


The third card is very simple, but requires a steady hand to get the glue (Fine Tip Glue Pen) neatly behind the cut out balloon. The die is 'Up and Away' thinlit and the greeting is from the coordinating 'lift me up' stamp set. The card base is Blushing Bride and the sentiment is stamped with Sahara Sand and cut out using the 'Stitched Shapes' framelits.




Friday, 24 March 2017

waiting for the spring... while it's still snowing outside

Last weekend I did a Stampin'Up! party in my husbands hometown Sudbury. It's always makes me nervous to pack for this event. Just trying to make sure that I have all the supplies and also trying to fit all my materials into one bag, rather than hauling the whole craft room with me.

Since I knew there are card makers of different experience level, I decided to keep things simple for the first card. Just using stamps, no Big Shot needed. This is a great way to get people interested in Stampin'Up! I find if you bring all the bells and whistles, people may find it too complex and expensive to get started, but if you only need one stamp set and few ink pads and white card stock... what's to stop you from getting started.

The card uses 'Swirly Birds' stamp set. Just use two different tones of blues for the bird, kite and sentiment. The orange is Tangerine Tango and the yellow is So Saffron. The sentiment is from 'Sunshine sayings' stamp set. I did the 'sunshine' on a separate banner just because the original word wasn't stamped straight, so I had to cover it somehow :-)

Here is an other card made with the same 'swirly bird' stamp set. This stamp set is SO versatile!!

The  colours on this card are Peekaboo Peach, Dapper Denim, Watermelon Wonder and Mint Macaron. The pattern paper is from the Up&Away Sale-a-Bration designers paper.