Monday, February 23, 2009

Decor Elements Art

I made this to show off the Decor Elements at my open house (and future workshops) and I love the way it turned out! I want to do this with the Manhatten Flowers DE next...

This was so easy to do... I slopped on blobs of different paints (some were metallic, some glossy, some matte) and then blended them across the canvas (11x14) with a foam brush. I let it dry, then added a few more streaks of paint where I wanted to add more of a certain colour. When it was dry, I put a couple SU! catalogues behind the canvas (the perfect height to even out the frame) and applied the medium Always Bird decor element to the canvas. I used a hot glue gun to add ribbon to the edges to cover the staples on the canvas.

edited to answer question from Leslie in the comments...

I used a primed canvas that I bought (already stretched on the frame). It had the normal canvas texture, and my painted background added even more. It isn't lumpy, but you can feel the different layers of paint. I had a harder time getting the Decor Elements onto the transfer paper than I did applying it to the canvas. It went onto the canvas much easier than I expected it to.

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Sketch #46 (and KWCI #42)

Here's this week's sketch:

and my card using the Level 1 Hostess set God's Beauty:

The colour combination was inspired by Kristina Werner's Colour Inspiration #42

If you create something inspired by the sketch, link me up so I can see!

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Sketch #45

Here's is this week's sketch:

and my card:

I think this (Fifth Avenue Floral) might be my favourite set from the new catalogue! I showed three different ways to use glitter at my February Stampers Club, and this was one of the cards we made last night. We used Versamark to stamp the main images, and Heat & Stick powder to adhere the glitter (new Supernova glitter).

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

"It's my Birthday" Class

It's my birthday at the end of the month, and I'm celebrating with a birthday card class! Here are three of the cards we'll be making...

We'll make five birthday cards showcasing a few different techniques. The Central Park stamp set (image below) is included in the class fee of $30, so everyone will have their own stamp set to use!

Here are the class details:

  • When: Sunday March 1st @ 7:00pm
  • Cost: $30 (includes stamp set). Please pre-register by Monday February 15th.
  • What: Five Birthday cards + Central Park stamp set
  • Where: My house (e-mail me for details)

Friday, February 6, 2009

Sketch #44

Here's the sketch for this week:

and my layout using the February Red Star Kit:

If you create something inspired by this sketch, I'd love to see... link me up in the comments!

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Valentine Class!

My first class for 2009... Valentines! We'll make five valentines (two hold chocolate) and a box to hold them. When the Valentines have been given away to your special friends, you can fill the box with Kisses or other small candy. I love the Big Shot scalloped envelopes made into this cute little box! I used the Big Shot to make the Petal cards for the chocolate too. We'll be using the Love you Much stamp set and Candy Lane papers.
Sunday February 8th @ 7:00pm
$10.00 (including chocolate!)
Please register by Saturday February 7th.
please e-mail for more details!

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Home is where the Heart Is...

I love the name of the February kit @ MSS! Believe it or not, I didn't even know that was the name of the kit when I made my "Home is..." layout.

Check out the kit:

and my layouts with it so far...

You can see what the rest of the Design Team did by clicking here.