Thursday, 29 January 2009

I just Love Ranger!!!!

I know I am stating the obvious... I have just never really tried using very many of his products and because of that I have not stocked them but boy is that about to change!!!!!

I recently spent two and a half days working through over 80 Techniques using Ranger goodies and I had such a brilliant time. Sadly since I came back I have not had time to play with any of the goodies I brought back or start any projects but I am hoping to start a valentines project for my beloved this week... I refuse to leave it so late again and find myself buying one... how bad and embarrassing is that!

Back to those brilliant days, I created a project at the end of the couple of days and I overcame a couple of things...lack of inspiration and my first EVER use of a canvas.. It really isn't something that I would do but for me it was brilliant to step outside of my comfort zone.

I used Adirondack dimensional pearls in butterscotch for the background, edging it with terracotta and Espresso, really simple to apply using cut to size Cut-N-Dry.

The collage was created using the following:

1. Flower, black flower painted with Adirondack dimensional pearls.

2. Grass, Crumple background in hand, brushed background with distress embossing ink. Dust with Distress embossing powder and heat set. Crumble background again in different areas and wipe over with distress ink. mist background with water to allow the ink to blend. Iron the back of the background with a craft iron. Tear the dried paper into strips to create the grass effect.

3. Memory Frame with collage. create collage with papers, stickers, transfers and anything that that you wish. Using a frosted piece of memory glass heat emboss with clear ink and embossing powder onto the frosted side of the glass to create a 'clear' pattern on the glass. Cut the collage to size using the glass as the template. Fix the collage and glass into the frame.

4. Butterfly, Stamp the butterfly image onto cardstock using the black soot distress ink and clear embossing powder. using the distress ink twist the ink pads onto the craft sheets and using a paint brush and water paint in the butterfly, alternatively use Cut n Dry nibs. dust all of the image with clear embossing powder ( if the powder doesn't stick to the image use the distress embossing ink and a piece of cut n dry to cover the image) then heat set the embossing powder and cut out the image.

Arrange the pieces on the canvas.

Thursday, 8 January 2009

January Kit

Firstly...Happy New Year!! Secondly, welcome to our January Kit. It's been a little delayed but well worth the wait.

The theme for this month is Valentines, and Romance. After Christmas there always seems to be a lull where the weather is dull and cold and we still have to catch up with the Christmas housework etc before we have anything to really look forward to or celebrate. Well, why not start making the cards and planning your layouts early with our Valentines Kit. It's always hard to picture what we can do with a kit so I have added a couple of idea's that I worked on with this kit, the kit is generous so you can achieve so much more with it that you can see below.

The shop has taken a little bit of a setback and looks set to Open in March. When I will be running SDU (Scrapbook, Design and You) classes, along with Scrapbooking technique, layout and card making classes.