Thursday, July 6, 2017

Quick cards with Magicals


I love a quick and easy card ...especially a card that I can create multiples of, in different colors and with different finishes!

This set of three cards took me under an hour to make and I'm thinking they look pretty great!


Here are a few simple steps for you to try at home...




Couple of tips ...
* ensure the molding pastes is 100% dry before starting
* you dont need much color from the Magical Shakers
* use a water spray to wet your surface before adding color to help the color flow
* dry with a heat tool between color layers for a cool effect
* dont forget to start with the lightest color first




I love that the color is sitting and pooling around the molding paste creating a fab layer of color!





Thats it from me today ... have fun creating up a storm!

Lindys Products Used

Magical Shakers in

Bavarian Blue Shaker Black Forest Black Shaker Bratwurst Brown Shaker Cuckoo Clock Cardinal Shaker  Guten Tag Teal Shaker Lederhosen Laurel Shaker Oktoberfest Orange Shaker Oom Pah Pah Pink Shaker Yodeling Yellow Shaker Royal Peackock Fire



Wednesday, July 5, 2017

It's Retreat Time Again ....

Next weekend I am thrilled to be teaching at the Unmasked Retreat at the beautiful Wyndam Resort, Victoria.
I am teaching two great classes ... Lets Get Painty and Layered Love ...
The kits are absolutely JAM PACKED full of product and there are still places available in both classes - come for the day or stay for the weekend ... great opportunity to get crafty and learn a few fun techniques!
Book in HERE .... 2017 UNMASKED


$50.00
Let’s Get Painty

Saturday 8.30am – 10.30am

Join Nat May as she explores techniques and ways to add texture
with paint to your creations.

Let’s Get Painty – By Nat May

This class is all about paint and how to use it on a scrapbook page!  Using the gorgeous paints from Dina Wakley, you will create from either an awesome male orientated layout featuring chipboard from Imaginarium Designs, metals and so much more. The awesome techniques we use in this class with transfer over to all areas of Papercraft and are super easy and fun!
Includes:  Papers from Kaisercraft, a bucket load of chipboard from Imaginarium Designs, lots of different metal embellishments, 3 paints from Dina Wakley, stencil, cardstock, vellum, roll of washi tape
 Shared:  Gold Paint
Students to bring own: messy mat, heat tool, palette knife, gel medium, Tim Holtz sponge dauber & 4 sponges , girly border punch or masculine border punch , black journal pen, trimmer, stapler, wet wipes, paper towel, 4×4 photo

Nat May – Layered Love

$50.00
Let’s Get Painty

Saturday 1.30pm – 3.30pm

Join Nat as she shows you how to create gorgeous layers of colour. 
You have the option of a masculine or feminine layout.

Layered Love – By Nat May

Nat LOVES to layer and this class is all about creating gorgeous layers of colour, papers and texture and using it on your projects! In this class, you will create a stunning 12×12 layout using a range of products without making it ‘too fussy’. Learn to create dimension without too much height and again, you’ll have the option of a masculine or feminine layout.
Includes: Papers from 7 Dots Studios or Prima Marketing, a bucket load of chipboard from Imaginarium Designs, a full size spray from Lindys Stamp Gang plus 3 mini sprays from Lindys, small size Kaiser grid stamp, string, vellum, micro beads and sequins & mirrored embellishments.
Shared: Blazin Black Lindys Stamp Gang spray, clear gesso
Students to bring ownmessy mat, heat tool, old store card or credit card, black or charcoal cats eye chalk ink for edging (not a water based one like Distress Ink) trimmer, thin paint brush, round #10 or #12 paint brush, black archival ink pad, glue, glossy accents, stapler, wet wipes, paper towel, 4×4 photo 


Tuesday, July 4, 2017

EXCITING TIMES AHEAD


EXCITING TIMES AHEAD
The cogs have been turning and the ideas have been flowing and I cant wait
for this next chapter to start!
So what is Natalie up to next? 
Well … I’m still sharing the crafty love and going to be teaching lots of classes
and introducing some new ones too!
So here’s the plan …

Copic At Nats
10-1pm – Sept 7th/Oct 5th/Nov 9th/Dec 7th       $15.00

Join Nat for a relaxed morning of colouring and coffee… bring your stamps and Copic Markers & either create a card or colour with Nat’s expert advice!
Please note – you must have completed the Beginners Copic for this class. 
I live in the Marion area – when booking in, I will advise of the address.

Monday Crafty Sessions
10-2pm – Sept 11th/Oct 16th/Nov 13th/Dec 11th    $20.00
Join Nat in a relaxed day of catching up on projects, making cards, creating layouts
or mini books and generally just getting your craft on!  
Nat is on hand to give you some help and guide you in the process – bring your own supplies and papers or purchase one of Nat’s kits. 
Bring a girlfriend or 2 and make a day of it! 


Cards on Wednesdays
10am-2pm - Sept 20th/Oct 25th/Nov 15th/Dec 20th     $20.00 + $1 per card made from Nat’s Stash!
Come and make some cards with me … 
BYO materials or make a card using Nat’s Stash (yep – I’ve accumulated a few bits over the years).  
I love the idea of sharing ideas and creating up a storm.
Nat has a heap of cards for you to take inspiration from or create your own!


Triple Layout Day
10-2pm – Sept 16th    $50
Come and create THREE scrapbook pages in one class! 
Create a project perfect for a little Boy or teen.  Includes all materials, papers & class.


Arty Saturday Sessions
10-4pm – Sept 30th/Oct 21st/Dec 2nd   $40.00
This day is all about getting creative – Art Journaling, Mixed Media, Backgrounds & Techniques. 
Once a month, join Nat in creating something new – work on an existing project
or get Nat’s help on finishing a project! 
Each month there will be a set project if you would like to join in.
Sneak peeks will be on Facebook.


Kids Classes
10-12pm – Oct 4th/Oct 6th/Oct 9th/Oct 11th $15.00
Yep – Kids Classes are back! Perfect for Crafty Kids from ages 8-14. 
Scrapbooking, Cardmaking, Copic colouring or Mixed Media – lots happening!


Art Journal
Cumberland Park Hall
10-1pm – Sept 9th/Oct 14th/Nov 11th/Dec 9th   $16 + kit
Art Journaling is a fun and creative way of trying new techniques and is great therapy too!  
You can join in this class at any time – just bring a journal & your kit!  
Not into Art Journaling, then turn it into a Scrapbook Page and add your treasured photos!  
Please check FaceBook for a sneak and what to bring!


Arty Cards
Cumberland Park Hall
1.30-4pm – Sept 9th/Oct 14th/Nov 11th/Dec 9th   $16 + kit
Create cards with a little more than just paper! Learn a new technique and create
something a little more creative and Arty! 
The perfect way to try something new experiment with a technique that you haven’t tried before!


So how do I book in?
Give me a call or send me a text- 040 999 4322 or send an email to natmay@adam.com.au
There will be a class minimum of 5 as I am hiring a venue for the day
so please ensure that you book in to avoid missing out!

Tea & Coffee will be available at every class – along with a biscuit or two!


Make sure you check out my FaceBook page where I will be doing regular updates and peeks of each class and if you head over to the blog and sign up to the newsletter, I will send out semi-regular updates to fill you in on all the exciting goings on!  www.happydaks.blogspot.com

Keep an eye out for extra classes too – I may slip in a layout or three or
perhaps another Abstract Art Canvas!
I will be having a small popup store at each class featuring kits & bits so you can still get your crafty fix and you can pay with cash or credit card – that wont change!
You will still need to bring your own basic tool kits and craft mats but I’ll supply materials where needed.

The classes will be held locally at the Clovelly Park Memorial Community Centre – 16 York Ave, Clovelly Park – nice and easy with onsite parking!


I genuinely can’t wait to start this new chapter with you all.
If you have ANY Questions at all – just give me a call – I’d love a chat!

Xxx

Saturday, July 1, 2017

Kraft Plus for July + a little Gel Press

I should have been doing a million other things tonight but I was feeling super
inspired by the latest Kraft+ challenge!  It's been years since I did a challenge!


I thought I'd have a crack at it in my Art Journal.

I'm using the Dina Wakley Media Journal at the moment which has Kraft pages in it so it was perfect.


The challenge is to use Roses 3 ways on your Kraft project ... 
So first up is using a stencil and some Dina Wakley paint on my Gel Press.
I used the circle from the Petites A set.
I used the circle Gel Press plate as a stamp onto Kraft then layers the
Gel Prints and then cut them out into circles.
I also used a baby wipe to wipe paint off my page through the roses stencil, stamped roses on the background, added rose die cuts and stamped roses in paint plus incorporated the Prima Girl stamp featuring roses in her hair. Done!

For this project, I used Dina Wakley Heavy Body Acrylic in
Rosy, White, Umber, Fuschia & Blushing.




So make sure you head over and have a go - Great challenge!






Friday, June 30, 2017

Gel Press Brand Ambassador - OH. MY. STARS .....



June has been one super busy month!

So much going on and so little time to jump on my computer and blog ...

I had THE BEST weekend in Brisbane at the Scrapbook & Papercraft Expo - SO MUCH FUN.

A couple of days before leaving for Brisbane, it was announced that I was the 
Australian Brand Ambassador for GEL PRESS!   

OH. MY. STARS...... Can you believe how lucky I am? I mean seriously!!!!! 
My fave crafting tool and now I get to share the love with you all Australia wide - 
on behalf of GEL PRESS!!!

So with that in mind ... I spent 3 super full days on the Seriously Scrapbooking stand at 
the expo showing the crafting public what the Gel Press is all about and how easy 
it is to use for everyday crafting!

Here is a few images from the weekend and a little 2 minute video.





 Simple techniques - Gel Press, Brayer, a few different paint colours, old book 
paper & some stencils - simple and easy and so much fun!

 




Oh so much fun - and a massive thank you to Michelle & Kelly-ann for taking the photos and video too! Much love to both of you - even for the Facebook hacking & bad selfies!

I'll be back again in a few days to share some more images of the classes and to share some more SUPER EXCITING NEWS...

Thursday, June 8, 2017

Simply Lindys....

Oh My Goodness ... It's JUNE!!!!! 
Arrgggg.... and it's cold here in Adelaide... 
Winter has just started but the sun is out each day despite the icy cold 
air .... perfect for scrapping I say!

The LSG team have created another gorgeous color challenge this month 
and I couldn't wait to get started on it!

I'm a bit of a sucker for stamps featuring circles 
(actually I am a bit of a sucker for stamps full stop) and felt it was time to pull some of them out!

I started with Marshmallow cardstock and stamped with Black Archival ink.
Next thing I did was test out all my colours - I find this super helpful when it 
comes to creating a page.

I then 'puddled' on the color using a round #12 brush - a brush that holds lots of liquid is 
perfect for this. Once I coloured all the circles, I dried it with my heat tool and applied 
another coat of colour to add intensity and depth.

I used Alpine Ice Rose for the background by using a wet brush and pushing the colour 
around the page. By dipping it in water, it allows me to dilute the colour a little 
and create a lighter tone of the lovely Rose shade.


Once it was dry, I covered up my circles with some paper towel and added a few splatters 
of colour to add some more layers and dimension.

I then added a little heavy gesso through a stencil to create some 
more interest in the background.

It's that easy!

I have created a short process video for you to view.. head over to my YouTube 

Here are a few detailed shots of the layout.





Lindys Stamp Gang products used.

Thanks for stopping by
And have a great day wherever you are in the world
                



Friday, May 12, 2017

It's all happening...

It's all happening...I have an online store
Hit the SHOP button to check out some bits added to my shop ...
I'll be adding more on a regular basis.


Thursday, May 11, 2017

Adore You - with Lindys Stamp Gang

The color challenge for May is such a beautiful palette and although it's not my usual combination of colors that I am drawn to... I really enjoyed working with them and the colors work wonderful together.

My inspiration for the page is from the new stamp set from Darkroom Door that I got my hands on last week ... I knew straight away that those gorgeous flowers needed to be embossed and cut out.


So I started with some 300gsm XPressit watercolor paper and used clear embossing ink to stamp the images. Obviously Black is my go to embossing powder - love it - sprinkled it on, hit it with the heat tool and melt those gorgeous embossing crystals.

Next I tipped a little Creme Brulee Cream, Pop Rock Purple & Tilt a Wheel Teal into my palette then painted it direct to my flowers.

On the background, I started with Creme Brulee and 'created' drips down the page 
I added the Pop Rock Purple next - after drying the previous color - applying the same to create drips 
 And finally the Teal

For my Imaginarium Designs chipboard title, I used Midnight Pewter embossing powder and double embossed it to get a nice thick glossy coating  
I have created a short video that you can view here showing you the whole process

Here are a few close ups of my page





Thanks so much for stopping by 

Lindys Products Used