Sunday, July 11, 2010

Star Seashell Book

This is an August class to wrap up the summer. It has a seashell theme and a quote about the sea on the cover. You may of course make a custom cover and call it Cruise 2010 or the name of your favorite lake. Or it could just be a dream book. After we make the star book we will put together the 5 spreads and the cover. The back of the pages could hold extra pics or journaling. Let us take a look....

The book from above....

The book as is meant to be left open and standing on a bookshelf or a coffee table...or anywhere you have a little space. The book is 7¨ tall and each page is 5¨ (although the internal page is 6" wide).

The first spread....embossed on the left.

The second spread. Big chip board shell has a fun paint technique on it.

Love how the stamp on the left matches the paper in the middle spread.

This butterfly is much prettier in real is alcohol inks on a piece of transparency and it is quite shimmery...but hard to photograph!

The last spread...perfect didn´t think I would do this and not use Perfect Pearls! They look like seashells.

The cover when the book is closed and tied. That little panel is the one that can be customized to say whatever you would like. Hope you can join me for class... it will be fun! August 12th and 22nd at Scrapbooks Too.

Tag Tuesday Challenge #58: Summer

OK, I finished this a week ago but have had trouble getting new camera batteries to take a picture of it -LOL. So the background is peeled paint and broken china distress ink. Seashells are stamped in olive archival ink and Beach is stamped in black pigment ink and then traced over with a black glaze pen. The piece of shell paper is edged in Stampendous Sand embossing powder - which really does look like sand in real life. The beach stamp is from Impressions Obsession and the shells are a lot of unmounted stamps I have collected over time.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

I have been published...

for the second time, but as big a thrill as the first time! Someone in a class told me she had seen my cards in Take Ten; I did not know if she meant last summers issue or the new one. I went online and in the little preview they run for the magazine I could see one of the cards I had submitted so I knew it was true. Like a total geek I checked the bookstore everyday for over a week before they finally had a copy and I could see it for real. I contacted Stampington and they sent me out a copy which arrived on Saturday with a sweet message!! There are 3 cards and one of the details in the back. Not sure how good the images are but I will try and post them here...if you have the magazine they are on page 14, 22 and 28...and Stampington photography is always excellent. Tomorrow I will find all the stamp credits and post the ones I do not remember off the top of my head.

The arc de Triomphe is an Oxford Impressions.

The mannequin is from Lost Coast designs and the Thanks is an old Stampin´ Up.

The changed the directions on this one to say computer print the sentimentS when it should have been the singular. The ¨even cowgirls get the blues¨ is part of that cool stamp. I did print the ¨Hang in there...¨ on my computer before I inked and distressed it. The little copper stars are way cooler then this pic...they are just chipboard painted and inked but they look like real old hammered copper.

Wendy Vecchi Studio 490 Card Class III

Three cards and a sign - Wendy Style!

Here is a the detail on the can make the dress and the flower any color you would, red, pink, purple, orange, green...just about anything but white, black or yellow...they just don´t work on the grungepaper with the stamping.

This looks a little fuzzy in the picture but it is cute...could be a birthday card, just a Hi card...whatever you need.

This is a vintage sewing look - love the little spool of thread. Last but not least another sewing theme - we will start with white tissue paper and end up with these little mini sewing patterns. I love these stamp sets and you will to! Class is July 15 from 1-3:30 and 6-8:30 and Sunday July 18th from noon until 2:30. Hope to see you there!

The Mist Class

This is a technique class - we will make tags with labels on what we did so you can remember it later - LOL. We will use Glimmer Mist, Glimmer Mist Chalkboard, Smooch Spritz, Perfect Pearls and Perfect Pearls mixed with dye reinkers. Had trouble getting the look you want with your glitz? We will apply it many different ways and I will share all the tips I have picked up on using these products. July 22 from 1-3 and 6-8 as well as July 24 from 1-3. If you do not like your hands getting inky be sure and bring rubber gloves....there is nothing neat and tidy about these products!

Monday, July 5, 2010

Intro to Embossing Folders

This is an intro class for those who want to learn the basics of embossing - try embossing folders from both Cuttlebug and Sizzix. Learn the basics of highlighting. If you have a Big Shot, Cuttlebug or Texture Boutique bring it along to class so you can follow right along! The class is on July 14th from 1-3 or 6-8 and again on Saturday the 24th from 10-12.