Friday, 19 October 2012

Watercolour Classes - Stampin' Up!

I created this - Stampin' Up!Halloween Scene using sponging and masking. You can try it yourself.
It's easier than it looks!

Card Recipe:
Card stock: Whisper White for the card base - A4 cut in half and scored down the middle.
 Stampin' Up! watercolour paper 10.5cm x 15cm
Aquabrush, Blender Pen
Inks: Black Stazon, Old Olive, Real Red, Midnight Muse,
Marvellous Markers: Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie, Garden Green, Basic Black, Blush Blossom, Sahara Sand
White uniball signo gel pen
Stampsets: Greeting Card Kids, Lovely As A Tree (the largest pine tree image)
Adhesive: Sticky Strip (so the card front sits flat)
Punch: 1 3/4" Circle Punch
Post-it notes
Stampin' Sponges (quartered)

*Stamp the images first in black Stazon ink.
*Mask out a 1 3/4" circle with the post-it notes (punch out 2 pieces of post-it paper so the punch doesn't jam).
 *Cut a piece of printer paper or post-it note to make the shape of the hill and mask it.
*Lightly sponge Real Red ink  above the hill shape, then sponge Midnight Muse  ink into the sky, and blend the 2 colours near the horizon.
*Remove the mask from the hill and sponge Old Olive over the entire hill.
*Colour the image of the girl and the pumpkin using an aqua brush and markers.
*Blend Black ink into the bottom of the picture.
*Allow the paper to dry (otherwise it will get muddy), then come in with the markers and highlight the shadows. (I had the light source coming in from the left). add some Daffodil Delight to the moon, and anchor the pumpkin with Sahara Sand shadowing.
*Add white gel pen to highlight the parts that are coming toward you.
*Draw 3 bats (start with a bird and add wing details).

Friday, 5 October 2012

Special Stampin' Up! Promotion

Who wants some free ribbon? Silly question! ...Who doesn't?!
It’s not quite warm enough to hit the pool yet, but be sure to take advantage of the ‘spool’—Stampin’ Up!’s It's Spool Time! Promotion, that is During October, get a FREE spool of 3/8" (1 cm) Stitched Satin Ribbon with every $60 purchase—choose your favourite new In Color or earn all five!

Will you choose Summer Starfruit, Primrose Petals, Raspberry Ripple, Gumball Green or Midnight Muse? There are no limits, so you can get them all!
Email me with your order, and just let me know which colour you would like...choose one for every $60 you spend.

Fabulous You Youtube - Stampin' Up! tutorial- Stampin' Up! Australia

Here are the measurements and supplies needed for the "Fabulous You" YouTube tutorial:
Card Stock: - Stampin' Up! Pink Pirouette, an  A4 piece cut in half and folded down the middle, then
cut from the scrap piece a rectangle 3.3cm x 8cm and a small piece for the butterfly.
Island Indigo rectangle 4cm x 10.5cm plus a small piece for the circle.
Punches: Boho Blossoms and 1" Circle
Designer Series Paper: Twitterpated 10.5cm x 15cm
Adhesive: Snail and Dimensionals
Ribbon: Any soft pink organza ribbon or 3/8" Taffeta Ribbon in Pink Pirouette 122981  
Stampset: Fabulous You- wood mount 126520, clear mount 126522
Classic Ink: Primrose Petals 
Hope you enjoy this card!


Wednesday, 3 October 2012

Stamp-A-Stack of Christmas Cards- Stampin' Up! - Stampin' Up! Australia

Stamp-A-Stack Christmas Card Class this Sunday
 @ The Art of Health and Wellbeing, 
10A Norton Street, Leichhardt.
10.30am - 12.30pm

Make 10 cards with envelopes
$30 All materials supplied

For all the details and to register go to

Tuesday, 2 October 2012

Super Easy Glitter Borders - Perfect Results every time! - Stampin' Up!

Supplies list for Glitter Border Cards- Stampin' Up!

How to create perfect glitter borders...this is so easy! Simply place 2 rows of sticky strip down each side of the card, and spoon over Dazzling Diamonds glitter. Brush off the excess with your fingers or a paintbrush and voila! perfect results in record time! I have made 2 versions of this card:
*A4 - Stampin' Up! Cardstock: Pink Pirouette cut in half and folded.
*Ink: Primrose Petals
*Sponge Dauber
*Stamp Set: Two By Two
*Framelits- Labels Collection
*Rhinestones (small)
*Pink organza ribbon attached with a Glue Dot
*Sticky Strip
*Dazzling Diamonds Glitter

For the second version I stamped the image in Basic Grey Ink and mounted it onto Basic Grey card, using the 2nd largest framelit. I hand coloured the image with Basic Grey and Pretty in Pink markers and a Blender Pen.
Use a light hand so you don't rub through the cardstock. I coloured the image with the light source coming from the right hand side, and shaded under the rim of the boat to give a 3D effect. I sponged around the edge of the image with Primrose Petals and added some Dazzling Details around the edge with a paintbrush.

Get FREE ribbon with every $60 order in October! - Stampin' Up!

           Get your free - Stampin' Up! ribbon (in a choice of 5  colours)
with every order of $60 or more in October.
                        Email your order to me to receive your free ribbon with your next order!            
 Offer available only for the month of October, 2012