Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Hi everyone

Imagine, twice in one week!

I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving.  I can't believe it was warm enough to eat the turkey dinner out on the deck.  I don't believe it has ever been that warm.  We've been so lucky.

I have a photo of the candle that Isabel will be doing in the Metal Art class on Nov. 12, 1:30-4pm.  The pic doesn't do it justice, but I was having difficulty getting the metal to look like metal and the candle got lost in the translation ;-)

I also was able to make two cards in the last few days.  The first was done using the Create-a-Card background stamps from Impression Obsession.  I used the snowflake background, and stamped in white onto Kraft coloured paper.  I dried it quickly with a heat tool, and then applied Colorbox Evergreen pigment ink to the pine bough stamp and stamped over the snowflakes.  I then embossed with Rainbow Sparkle EP.  I used a pine branch from our Stocking #2 set and again stamped in Evergreen and embossed in Rainbow Sparkle.  I stamped the ornament in clear and embossed in gold.  I coloured the ball with Tombow markers and tied it with a two-coloured ribbon.  I then used foam tape for the branch layer and the ornament.  I also turned the ornament over onto a hard foam mat and used the very large stylus tip from Marvy to give the rounded dimensional look.

For the Church scene, which was also an Impression Obsession stamp, I stamped in brown Staz-On and coloured the snow, moon and roofline using US Artquest white pearlized mica paint.  The background and the church was coloured with Tombow markers.  I used a permanent brown marker to do the branches in the trees as they are so fine and it would be easy to run over the lines and blur the colour.  Finally I coloured the cross in a gold gel pen.  I cut just the church out and mounted it on foam for a more dimensional look.

Enjoy the warm weather while you can!


Sunday, October 9, 2011



Hi to all

Hi everyone,

Once again it's been really long time since I blogged.  My computer was in the hospital for about 3 weeks.  I now have it back, without all of the files at the moment as they are still trying to retrieve the data from my hard drive.  Keep your fingers crossed!

We have a lot of exciting new classes coming up.  We are also going to have Isabel, who was here for the Metal Art workshop weekend.  She has been doing metal art for many years and will teach a beautiful candle wrap class, just in time for Christmas.  OF COURSE the sample is not on this computer, so I will send it as soon as I can.  It will be on one of the following dates:  Sat. Nov. 5 or Sat. Nov. 11.  It will be for both beginner and intermediate students.

Here are the other upcoming classes:

Dreamweaver Trees: ($47.50 incl. stencil and Splendor Ink Pad)
Sat. Oct. 15, 1:30-4pm
Wed. Oct. 19, 10-12:30pm

Penny Black Belles ($42.50 incl. 1 stamp)
Thurs. Oct. 20, 10-12pm
Sat. Oct. 22, 10-12:30pm (MY BIRTHDAY! ;-)
Third card to come:

Little Mimis ($38.50 incl. 1 stamp)
Thurs. Oct. 27, 10-12pm
Sat. Oct. 29, 10-12pm
Third card to come:

Penny Black Nostalgia ($42.50 incl. 1 stamp)
Sat. Oct. 30, 10-12:30

Advent Calendar Box
Date to come: