Sunday, June 29, 2008

Sympathy Cards

Create four sympathy cards using different techniques on each. You learn to emboss on vellum, create a background with chalk inks, emboss pigment ink and create a small watercolor piece of art with Twinkling H2Os. We all need to have sympathy cards in our stash. Come out for a fun class where you’ll get to play with some of the hottest new products.

Thursday, June 26, 2008

Aquatic Sphere

This is an 18" circle done with layers of Stamp Zia products, bleach, alcohol markers and other fun things. This will be one of the two projects you'll make in the Zia Projects class.

Some samples made from the Stamp Zia products

Have I mentioned
how much I LOVE these products? They are so much fun and produce such beautiful art.
Check out the class schedules to the right and let's get playing with
these amazing products and stamps!

Monday, June 16, 2008

My heart is beating fast!

The GIANT order from Stamp Zia just arrived and I am overwhelmed and thrilled all at the same time! These products make the most amazing pieces of art. Until I can get some samples made and posted take a peek at her web site Her art is beautiful and so easy to do. (It's all about layering and having the right products to work with) Keep an eye on the blog, samples and classes will be posted soon!

Fun with Chipboard Classes 6/28 & 7/3

This class will give you loads of ways to use chipboard in your designs and will introduce you to an array of Ranger products. I LOVE Ranger and all their fun stuff!

Summer: We’ll use Ranger’s crackle paint and distress ink to change a blah chipboard letter to WOW! Then we’ll embellish with Circuit die cut letters, tags and ribbons.

Mod Flowers: We’ll start with naked chipboard and after adding Ranger Acrylic paints and Art Glitter we’ll have sparkly fun flowers. We’ll use color dusting to achieve the clouds and some great may Arts ribbon for the stems.

Clipboard: How cute is this? Rob & Bob Studios tiny clipboards pair with flocked pink paper and yummy Strano Designs ribbon to create an easy, cute card that is sure to be treasured by the recipient!

Daisies: Naked chipboard gets some direct to paper pigment ink and a dash of distress ink. You are sure to use this technique over and over in your projects. Ribbon daisies, a corner punch and layered interior complete this feminine note card.

Freestyle: I’ll have chalk inks, glossy paper and Cosmo Cricket’s new Blackboard out for you. You will each create a card of your own design (of course I’m available to help!) we’ll use Lyra pencils and Tatter Angels Glimmer Mist to dress up the Blackboard and make our own backgrounds by applying the chalk inks to glossy paper. Fun, fun, fun and a time to unleash your own creative side!

Monday, June 9, 2008

Rubber Stamp Techniques Classes

Dragonfly Card: We’ll brayer multicolored ink and then use bleach to lift off the color with our rubber stamp. We also use multicolored ink to emboss an embellishment.

Thinking of You: Chalkboard technique using chalk pastels and bleach to achieve the color.

Dahlia: Perfect alignment of multi-layered stamps. We’ll use chalk ink, pigment ink, dye ink and watercolor pencil to achieve the look. We’ll talk about the differences in the inks and when to use what.

Flower spray: Heavy watercolor paper and water based markers. We’ll show you multiple uses for all those markers you’ve invested in.

My intent for this class is to give you additional ways to use some of the supplies you already have and to give you new ways to look at rubber stamps. Please bring along a stamp that you've purchased that you aren't in love with. We'll talk about different ways you might use it in your creations.

Thursday, June 5, 2008

Springfield Show

Be Warned! I am on the road again looking for products and new ideas. I'll be at the Springfield, MA Rubber Stamping show this weekend. I'm taking several classes and will check out the latest vendor offerings so I can share the best with all ya'll. I've already have months and months of class ideas swimming in my brain so it will be a challenge to prioritize what to do first! Any comments you would like to leave about classes you would like to see offered, and where,would REALLY be appreciated!