Sunday, January 31, 2010
Big Sister By Karen.
The crafters workshop template matches exactly with the acetate embelishment. Flowers ,Thickers and Rubons complete this layout.
Thats My Boy By Julie.
Julie has used Distress Inks and a distressing tool to add a more masculine feel to the layout.The small hearts are rubons.
Friday, January 29, 2010
Wednesday, January 27, 2010
Tiger Cub By Bev Wright
Tuesday, January 26, 2010
One of our recent classes was for the ladies to use a very simple sketch . Here are a few of the layouts completed I will add more over the next few days.
Yummy by Marion Boyns.
Monday, January 25, 2010
Sue Cann has been coming to Altered Art Journal Classes ever since we started them 2 years ago. She has built up her skill and become a complete Journal adict. Sues' latest pages are works in progress but she brought her journal in on Saturday to give us a peek. Here they are and beautiful they are too. Remember you could be making pages just like these with a little bit of practice.
Sunday, January 24, 2010
Saturday, January 23, 2010
Thursday, January 21, 2010
Wednesday, January 13, 2010
I know these were supposed to go on yesterday but I am having real Google issues at the moment and have now resorted to using Karens laptop while she is at work (I have permission:)
Thank you to everyone who entered. I think everyone had some fun and hopefully it filled some of that creative void that appears after days on end stuck in doors with no scrappers to chat to.
The winner is chosen by a random number draw. Each persons name has a number next to it and that is used in the draw where the number is randomly selected by computer.
So in no particular order here they are.
1. Ann Hargan
2. Gayle Bond
3. Julie Blakeman
4. Louise Hay
5. Lynne Knowles
6. Marion Boyns
7. Melanie Howard
8. Michelle Hextall
9. Pandora Heap
10. Sally West
11. Vicky Miles
12. Sally West (2)
And of course we couldn’t set a challenge without having a go ourselves so
(Of course we did not go into the draw for the prize.)
And the winner courtesy of “Random Organiser” is Number 5 Lynne Knowles. Well done Lynne. We will get your prize to you asap.
Watch out for more challenges including sketch challenges coming very soon.
Friday, January 08, 2010
As most of you will know, I am not a card maker unless it involves stamping, so I have used these papers to make four 8” x 8” scrapbook layouts. It just goes to show that cardmaking magazines are useful to us Scrappers as well:)
Hope you like them.
I’d better get on with the Challenge now:)
Thursday, January 07, 2010
Because of the lovely white stuff we have had to close the shop and cancel our classes so to make up for it we thought we’d set a Challenge just to keep those creative minds buzzing.
The prize is a set of Wooden Alphabet Stamps from Hero Arts and one of the new Colour My World set of plastic rectangle templates. Both can be used for either Scrapbooking or Cardmaking.
And the challenge????
You can make a 12" x 12", 8” x 8” Scrapbook page and/or an A5 card.
There are 2 rules:
Number One: You must include the word “SNOW” on the project
Number Two: You must include at least one of the following: Buttons; Brads; Bling. (ie gems, glitter, etc)
Closing date Sunday 10th January at Midnight
(Please e-mail a picture of your project to email@example.com or pop it into the shop. The winner will be picked by a random generator.
Have fun xxx
Wednesday, January 06, 2010
Tonights 4 x 4 is by our Jeannie and is the first of two pieces that she made for this challenge.
The poem reads:-
Jack didn’t know it, but he’d fallen down. In the middle of a place called Christmas Town.
The houses have been painted with mica powder paint which makes Jack stand out from the background.
Tuesday, January 05, 2010
The more I look at these little pieces of art, the more I realise how impossible it is to capture their magic on film. Once all of the 4 x 4’s have been on the Blog we will frame them and they will go on display in our newly revamped shop and you can see for yourselves just how much work has gone into each one.
Today it’s Sue Canns turn with the first of 2 pieces she entered.
“The moon that hung over the new-fallen snow, Cast an eerie pall over the city below And Santa Claus’s laughter now sounded like groans, And the jingle bells like chattering bones, And what to their wondering eyes should appear, But a coffin sleigh with skeleton deer”
Monday, January 04, 2010
We’ve had a sprinkling of snow overnight so I thought it was time to show the last of the three Christmas books taught in 2009. This little book was made in the “I saw mummy kissing Santa Claus” Class at the beginning of December and I really enjoyed making it.
There were 2 things that I liked and will definately use again. The first was using Icicle Stickles which has a thicker nozzle and, when dry, remains 3D and made great stalagtites on the front and back covers. The second was using the beautiful lace to depict icicles.
The original book had12 pages. Here are just a few.
We are doing a Christmas Book in our on-line class list soon so keep checking the website.