Mixed Media Card Class – Darkroom Door Stencil Play

Join me this Friday to create a unique set of cards & a gift box featuring the new Darkroom Door stencil collection. The techniques learnt in this mixed media card class are easily translatable to scrapbooking and art journaling.

Bring along your usual cardmaking kit including dauber, wet glue, foam adhesive & sharp scissors, black permanent ink (not Stazon), Spray bottle of water, non-stick craft mat, clear Stickles, baby wipes & an aquash brush

We will be using the following products so bring them along if you have them to save waiting –

  • Distress Oxide Inks –  Fossilized Amber, Walnut Stain, Spiced Marmalade, Candied Apple, Worn Lipstick, Broken China, Fired Brick, Peacock Feathers & Wilted Violet.
  • Distress Inks – Twisted Citron or other green, Peacock Feathers, Mustard Seed, Candied Apple, Worn Lipstick
  • Stencils with small patterns
  • Gelatos or dye based markers to colour flowers, butterfly & bird

Class will be held, Friday Oct 27, 9.30am – 12.30pm, cost is $25. Bella Paperie is located at Shop 33, 302 South Pine Road, Brendale. Please phone 3205 5911 to book.

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Stampendous October Blog Hop!

Each month I am creating a project with brand new Stampendous stamps to inspire you. You also have a chance to win them via the monthly blog hop competition run by The Stencil Specialists, the Australian wholesaler for Stampendous.

I love nothing better than getting a brand new stamp inky…even better when it comes with its own dies so I don’t need to do any fussy cutting! This month we are using the Seated Elf stamp & die set and I just love how cute this elf is. I thought he would look perfect sitting on a present, just ready to decide if you have been naughty or nice.

The images were coloured with Ecoline markers and I had stamped an extra pair of ‘bows’ to use for layering. They were trimmed a little extra, cutting off parts of the bow and attached with foam tape. I like the dimension this gives to the card.

So have you been good?

Why not visit all the blogs on the hop, leave a comment on each October blog hop post and you could be in the running to win this cute set.

Julie – The Stencil Specialists

Donna – Luv to Emboss

Tracy Moloney – Tracy’s Creative Adventures

Contest details –

To enter please visit each blog post and comment on the October blog hop post, make sure you tell us what state you live in so we know you are an Aussie. Each comment is one entry, so comment on each blog and you will have four entries into the contest. Make sure you only comment once per blog. This competition is open to Australian residents only and the winner will be selected randomly by Julie after the end of the month. The prize will be cling Seated Elf CLD09.

Good luck!

PS You can subscribe to my blog to receive updates and sneaks for the next challenge.

 

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Bella Style Wednesday with Collage Butterfly

Join me this Wednesday for a colourful Bella Style Wednesday Project. I will be teaching how to create easy, interesting backgrounds using Distress Oxide inks and you will be making this stunning card using the Darkroom Door Collage Butterfly.

Class is run as a drop-in arrangement – arrive any time 9am – 11.30am and you can create my project for $5. No need to book!

Please bring your basic cardmaking tool kit plus sponges, foam tape, spray bottle for water, aquash brush & non-stick craft mat.

Bella Paperie is located at Shop 33, 302 South Pine Road, Brendale. Phone 3205 5911.

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Stampendous September Blog Hop!

Each month I am creating a project with brand new Stampendous stamps to inspire you. You also have a chance to win them via the monthly blog hop competition run by The Stencil Specialists, the Australian wholesaler for Stampendous.

This month we are using the Owl Clock stamp and Julie has given us an extra challenge – make it Christmassy! I hope my card inspires you to try something different with your stamps.

I stamped the Owl Clock image twice and coloured all of one image with Ecoline markers. For the second image, I knew I wanted to layer the owl and one of the wings from the clock so these were also coloured, fussy cut then layered over the first image with foam tape.

Hint – always colour the bottom image as parts of it will peek through the layering. This also gives you a chance to test colour combos.

A quick swish of blue watercolour, a sprinkling of glitter and some ‘stars’ drawn in with a white gel pen and the image is done. I added a title to one of the books with a fine black pen to strengthen the ‘Christmas’ theme. I felt the image needed some extra sparkle so went over the owls wings with a glitter marker, I love the subtle shimmer.

Ecoline markers are dye based making them great for colouring as they can be blended and used with a water pen to give a range of different hues and tones.

Don’t forget to also pop over to the other blogs to check out what they have created for the hop!

Julie – The Stencil Specialists

Donna – Luv to Emboss

Tracy Moloney – Tracy’s Creative Adventures

Contest details –

To enter please visit each blog post and comment on the September blog hop post, make sure you tell us what state you live in so we know you are an Aussie. Each comment is one entry, so comment on each blog and you will have four entries into the contest. Make sure you only comment once per blog. This competition is open to Australian residents only and the winner will be selected randomly by Julie after the end of the month. The prize will be cling Owl Clock CRR248.

Good luck!

PS You can subscribe to my blog to receive updates and sneaks for the next challenge.

Congratulations to Lynn Attard on winning the stamp this month!

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Café Girl – my September Mixed Media Journal Class

Over the past few years I’ve been creating simple sketches that I’ve come to call my café girls. They have been created on the run during vacations, during down time in cafés as I wait for my food and during those times when I’m waiting for something to happen. Simple sketches, with minimal supplies that have morphed into soulful girls with expressive faces that remind me of time and place.

I’d like to share my café girls in a mixed media journal class and you are invited! I find creating these girls are the perfect escape for an art fix, don’t worry if you can’t draw a face as I have a template you can use. Perhaps bring along some inspirational images from magazines and such as a basis for your girl.

Absolute beginners are very welcome but the more experienced are sure to find something to challenge in each class.

Supplies to bring:

  • If you already art journal – bring along your usual kit, if not check the requirements list for a guide on what to bring. You will need an approx. A4 sized journal to begin with – please check in store for details.
  • Collage papers – only a small amount is needed & I’ll have music paper for you to use
  • Stickers for a word/quote if you wish to add something to the page at the end
  • Watercolour pencils in dark brown, dark blue, black & dark grey (Paynes grey is perfect & a black Stabilo will be useful)
  • Extra watercolour pencils in a variety of colours for eyes, lips, cheeks if you have them
  • Acrylic paints in colours suitable for skin, hair & clothing. Appropriate colours for skin will be helpful but I’ll show you how to mix them. Lime green & magenta make a great skin colour!
  • Liquitex matt medium
  • Whtie gesso
  • Clear gesso (don’t buy specifically, in case you don’t need it, I will have some to share)
  • Fine white Sharpie paint pen
  • White gel pen
  • A selection of fine brushes – #4, #6 & #12 round brushes will work well.
  • Flat brush for matt medium
  • Something watersoluble to use for the background – watercolours, Scribble Sticks, Prima watersoluble pastels, Gelatos, watercolour powders will all work well.
  • Graphite paper or similar & biro if you wish to trace the image instead of drawing one
  • Pencil, prefer hard 2H or similar if you wish to sketch the girl
  • Rubber
  • Black permanent pen for doodling
  • Small spatula
  • Paint palette
  • Non–stick craft mat
  • Baby wipes
  • Paper towel
  • Container for water
  • Heat tool

Bella Paperie is located at Shop 33, 302 South Pine Road, Brendale. Phone 3205 5911 to book. Class runs 10am – 2pm, September 3 and costs $30 with some supplies provided.

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