Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Art Journaling in Adelaide

Art Journal on Saturday will be a fun class - as usual!
10am-12.30pm $28.
We will be using paint, Gel Press, brayer, gel medium, stencils, background stamps.

Please call/text me to confirm your spot 0409994322


Tuesday, May 8, 2018

A floral Lindys project

Today I want to share the project I created for the May Colour Challenge. As an Educator, I don’t get the opportunity to be educated – I spend more time teaching and creating so last month when the opportunity came up to learn something new – I jumped at it!
A local Adelaide creative, Simela Petridis, AKA Pizzle Paints, was teaching a Watercolor Wreath class right here in my home town!   The thought of learning to draw gorgeous wreaths and colour them using watercolours scared the life out of me but she was just awesome and made it super easy! Admittedly,  I still haven’t completed the original piece I started on the night, but the very next morning I had to take all those techniques and have a go using Lindy’s Products!
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So here are a few easy steps I used to create this little framed image.
I started using a 300gsm heavyweight watercolour card-stock and drew my design using a lead pencil.
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I then pulled out a few colours … Magical Shakers in Magnolia Magenta Gold & Guten Tag Teal, Magicals in Poppin Pink and Sprays in California Poppy Gold and Tea Pot Purple. I find making up little washes in my palette makes it easier for me to use.
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I then took my time to colour in each of the ‘leaves’ and ‘petals’ … working in small areas allowed me to build up colour and add layers.
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I used a Number 4 and 6 round brush so I could add lots of detail.
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The Lindy’s products layer so well you can get amazing color.
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Start with a base color and …
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Drop in something surprising to create beautiful color blends!
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Swap to a finer brush and add details.
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Just look at that SPARKLE and SHIMMER!
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Where I didn’t have the right colours, I mixed them on the edge of my palette to get the right shade.
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I finished off by adding a little depth with my Stabilo Pencil (a water soluble pencil) and then popped it into a frame.
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I’m super happy with how this turned out and I am much more confident using Magicals and Sprays rather than Watercolours.
So a big Thanks to Pizzle Paints for getting me outta my comfort zone and forcing me to do something that I now truly love!
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Lindys Products

Monday, May 7, 2018

StencilGirl 2018/2019

Oh. My. Goodness.

I have been holding onto this HUGE AWESOME secret ...


To say that I am thrilled is an understatement!

Sunday, April 29, 2018

Scrapbook & Papercraft Expo 2018

I am super excited to be teaching at the Scrapbook & Papercraft Expo in Brisbane this year.
I'm teaching 4 classes especially for The Crafty Chain over 4 days all featuring kits jammed full of products and techniques.

Lots of products from Lindys Stamps Gang, 13arts, Mont Marte and so much more.

Classes go on Sale Tuesday ... http://scrapbookexpo.com.au/scrapbook/ticket-sales/

And ... You can also find me in Perth ...

 HERE

and HERE



Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Stencil Girl Blog Hop




Woooo Hoooo...
I Love a Blog Hop! And OMG!!!! With my second fave manufacturer - after Lindys of course! 
This is just the BEST way to check out all the amazing artists out there and go in the running to WIN something too! BONUS!

So it's no secret that I love Stencil Girl ... you all know I have been a member of their Stencil Club for years and have a RIDICULOUS amount of their stencils in my collection - in fact - I even sell them in my little shop!  So when Lindys & Stencil Girl hooked up - its a total match made in heaven for me!

So where do I start with creating a project? 
I wanted to create something a little different that showcased the stencils and with a few of my fave Lindys colours!
So here is a bright mini journal ... full of colour and texture!


There is a little tutorial over on my You Tube if you want a look and get all the step by step details...

But this is the breakdown in pictures ... (actually grab a cuppa - there are HEAPS of pics - I didn't want to leave any out!)


























GIVEAWAY
One lucky winner will receive both a $25 Gift Certificate to Lindy’s Gang
AND a $25 Gift Certificate to StencilGirl Products!

Enter to win by leaving a comment below.
Then be sure to visit the other blogs in the hop and comment to win.
The more blogs you comment on, the more chances you have to WIN!
One winner will be chosen at random from all blog comments!
(One comment per blog please.)
You have until Tuesday, April 24th at 11:59PM Central Time to leave your comments.
Winner will be announced on
StencilGirl's Facebook page and Lindy’s Gang’s Facebook page on Wednesday, April 25.

Blog Hop Order:


Quite the inspiration dont you think?

So - lets go over the products I used to create this little bundle of colour ...

Lindys Products...
Sprays ... Luminous Lemon, Freaky Franken'lime, Hydrangea Blue, Urban Amethyst, Hibiscus Rose, Hags Wart Orange, Blazin Black

Stencil Girl Products...

Deconstructed Double Zinnia 6x6Ripples 6x6, Unfinished 9x12,  Make it Count Mini 4x4Tiger Lily 6x6

Other cool Stuff...
13arts Gesso, Dina Wakley Washi Tape, Tim Holtz Tissue Paper, Tim Holtz Tiny Text, Heidi Swapp Acetate words, Calico, Tags, Cardstock, Stabilo All Pencil and VivaLasVegas Stamps.

So have fun ... enjoy the hop and good luck!


Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Scrap Chat Relax


Are You Ready to ... Scrap Chat Relax?

Booking open on the 19th ... Limited Spaces!



Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Believe in Miracles with Lindys

Hey there gang!
Today I am sharing a page I created using the colours from the NEW April challenge – what a great idea – a feature colour every month FREE with all orders over $50 – who needs a better incentive to expand your range of Lindys!!!!  So this month is all about earthier, metallic colours – some of my fave to work  with.
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I created this page using some papers from 7Dots & Blue Fern plus stencils from Stencil Girl and some super simple techniques.
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Here are a few of the simple steps … plus I have filmed a short video for you to watch where I talk you through the process! It’s surprisingly easy!
I always start with testing the colours I am planning on using – this makes creating faster and you can create with more confidence this way.
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After adhering the papers to the cardstock, I applied a thin coat of Clear Gesso to the paper and then used four colours and a stencil to enhance the design.  I used Golden Dubloons, Incandescent Copper, Poinciana Red Flame and Cowabunga Copper.
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I added some Imaginarium Designs Chipboard to the layout but gave it a spray with Incandescent Copper & Poinciana Red Flame first.
I took some flowers from my stash, used washi tape to wrap the stamens then layered on some colour so they would suit the page better … the washi tape protects the colour of the stamens while spraying – remove it after adding colour.
The last thing I did was use Cleopatra’s Copper to double emboss the chipboard title – LOVE the beautiful thick coat of embossing powder – such a gorgeous finish.
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Here are a few close ups for you to enjoy .
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LINDY’S PRODUCTS

OTHER PRODUCTS
  • 7Dots Studios, Blue Fern, Prima, Stencil Girl, Distress inks, Imaginarium Designs
  • Mediums: Clear Gesso

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