Thursday, March 30, 2017

Find your happy place - lots of techniques for boys

Totally inspired by a class I took with Natalie May at the FN workshop, we are going to experiment with mediums, Magicals, Lindy's Stamp gang sprays, Starlight paints and layering. All the colours are black and white with neutral browns and one accent colour, which you will choose to match your photo. Mine is bright green to match Joel's shirt.

We're layering lots of black and white scraps to create our background. 

Have you tried out the Starlight paints yet? They look amazing on chipboard and right now Toni has every colour in stock!

They are not available anywhere else until the next expo comes around. If you ever wanted some, you need to get them now.

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As usual, we meet for class on Monday at 9:30am, Tuesday at 10am and 6pm. You must book in for night classes. Please bring a 4x6" photo (any direction)

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Puppy love - a layout out for dog lovers or cat ladies

Calling all animal lovers!
Next week we will scrap our four legged family members with an adorable dog / cat layout. 

There is plenty of choice for words and dogs / cats to cut out, maybe you find your pet among them. I chose to cut out some friends for Sunny, as no-one really looked like our puppy.

Remember shrink plastic? It's been around for years and we haven't used it in ages. It's always fun to watch it shrink, so let's make a little doggie / cat charm. I also finally found a use for my little fur scraps that I have kept for just such an occasion for ages. 

Rachel Lowe recently used a similar circles-in-circles design and she very kindly let me scraplift it for our class. It's actually quite easy to make from scratch. The outer edge of the circle is the perfect place for some journaling.

 We will also have a go at some Tim Holtz mediums to age our word strips a little.

You'll have enough patterned paper leftover for a second pocket page, in Project Life style, if you want to scrap more photos.

So, are you a dog lover or a cat lady? We will cater to both in next week's class, as it can be adapted to a cat layout too. If you're not a pet owner, we can pick different papers altogether and go with any theme you'd like. But if you have a cat or dog, I'd encourage you to go for a pet page, as those don't come along all that often.
Meet me at Scappin' With Style @ TJ's 
Monday at 9:30am
Tuesday at 10am or 6pm (you must book in for the evening class!)

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Kiss - a tropical escape

Sorry it's a little late, but you'll forgive me when you find out what I bought today.

Next week's page is here! And it's too pretty to keep on one page, so we're stretching it to a double page, which means we can add lots of photos! 

As you know, my favourite medium of the year is Magicals, those versatile little bottles of amazing colours. This time we're going to create a dreamy watercolour effect with just a hint of texture and design. It's easy and fun and of course, everybody's will look different. You'll be amazed at what you can do with 2 Magicals and a sheet of white cardstock.

Then we'll add Island Escape paper (the monstera leaf is already die cut), a few clusters of pretty things, flowers, filigrees and butterflies, sequins, pearls and a sweet little paper bow.

I have used four 3x4" photos, but you can use more, change directions and sizes and make it yours! The photo in the frame is pretty small, so keep that one no bigger than 3x4. 

Suggested themes are:
weddings, beach, Hawaii, cruise, tropical, anniversary, girly.

As always, we'll meet at Toni's on Monday (20/03) at 9:30am
Tuesday (21/03) at 10am & 6pm
$25 gets you a seat in class, all the materials you need and a friendly little chat. Don't forget to book in!
See you there!

Thursday, March 9, 2017

2 fairy layouts

In stark contrast to last week's rusty layout, let's do rainbows and butterflies! Or rather, fairies and flowers. 

I have prepared 2 versions of the same layout, a purple and a peachy pink one.

You will get to pick which one you'd like to do. 
The technique of the week is painting with Magicals. Is there nothing these little pots of magic can't do??? I will show you how easy it is to achieve an artsy watercolour look with just 3 pots of Magicals and a paint brush. 

You can't go past those sweet little ribbon roses. They are fantastic for adding a little bit of texture here and there. 

This sweet paper by Fab Scraps comes all the way from South Africa and you can't help fussy cutting these gorgeous details.

Which one will you choose?
You can buy a kit of the other version, if you'd like to do a double page and there's enough papers. Extra kits are $5 and you're welcome to work on both in class. (Please note that I only have 1 tree of life per person, we will substitute it with another charm on your 2nd page) 
Tuesday ladies: If you could, please send me a quick note which kit(s) you'd like, so I can set these aside for you! First in, best dressed.
Let's meet, like always, at Scrappin' With Style @ TJ's
Monday at 9:30am
Tuesday at 10am or 6pm