Thursday, 26 July 2012

TAP try outs!

Jean from Crafty Individuals was demoing this stuff (Transfer Artist Paper) at the Craft Barn Extravaganza and she said how great it was, and I have to agree!
I got some from the Craft Barn this last weekend and have been experimenting with different colouring media to see what happens. The stamps are from Crafty Individuals.
In this first pic I've stamped straight onto the TAP and then coloured in:

The little white patches are where I've coloured too hard and taken away a little bit of the surface.
This second lot are where I've coloured onto the TAP and  then stamped over the top:

If I'd thought logically, I'd have realised that the paint one at the end wouldn't work as I'd used the opaque colours. Must try it with some of the PaperArtsy Fresco translucent colours.

These birds are another try out (forgot to label them so can't remember exactly what I used!)

This last has to be my favourite. I've put the Fresco paint on the calico, stamped the bird onto TAP and coloured with Distress Markers. This way, the transfer goes over the paint beautifully and you get another layer of colour:

Why have I been trying all this out you might ask? Well, I've got an all day class coming up at the Craft Barn where we're going to decorate a cotton bag using Tap, Crafty Individuals stamps and whatever else I fancy! It's on September 16th, a Sunday this time, and I can't wait - this stuff is really addictive!

Thanks for looking!


Sunday, 22 July 2012

Fantasy Prisme

Well, I took my Pebeo Fantasy Prisme class up at the Craft Barn yesterday and it was great fun.
Didn't start off too well though as I got all the way up there only to find I'd left my bag with money, phone. camera, lunch and general junk sitting on the chair at home. Thank goodness I'd got all the class stuff!
As it was I had to borrow some money for lunch - thanks Kati - and Liz very kindly took photos of all the artwork for me.
There were 10 ladies in the class and we had a good time trying out various colours of this paint and then oohing and aahing over the effects - if you haven't tried it, you should have a go. Every time there was something different, even if exactly the same colours were used.
We tried out dropping and blobbing paint onto mount board to see the different effects:

 We also tried it out on black card - really effective:

Then we started on the sort of book project. I'd brought a whole load of Crafty Individuals stamps with me, not just the ones I used, and everyone chose their own colour palette. They made some really good stuff:

Then it was onto the Tando square jewellery hangings - there wasn't time to finish these as you have to allow for drying time, but people added different inclusions - beadazzles, accent beads, glass beads etc.   And lastly they had two pendants to fill with paint.

As you can see, we did a lot!
So, just to say 'thank you' to all of you at the class for making it so enjoyable, to Liz for taking these pics for me and to Gabby for the cake which we all enjoyed!

Thanks for looking!


PS I hope I got pics of everyone's work - apologies to the 2 ladies who had to leave slightly early as I think we missed yours.

Wednesday, 18 July 2012

Doodle deux...

This is the second card I made  using the Doodle deux papers and some die cut frames:

Lots of  bits and pieces all over the place!

Thanks for looking!


Saturday, 14 July 2012

A little bit of this...

And a little bit of that!
I haven't blogged in the last couple of weeks as I've been madly trying to get my Masterclass article done for Craft Stamper. It's on acetate and turned out to be really fun.
I wasn't sure what I was going to do, but I'll just say, don't throw away all that lovely, sturdy plastic packaging you get with stamps and embossing folders etc. Mind you, you'll have to keep it until November's issue as that when the article comes out!
However, as with all projects, I had lots of bits left over and so made a card with one piece of it:

 I've used some Papermania doodle frame stamps that I've had for ages (and knew would come in handy!) and a doodly flower stamp as well. The papers are from the Prima Doodle Deux collection which you can get from the Craft Barn.

Thanks for looking!


Monday, 2 July 2012

Extravagant Extravaganza!

Well, the Craft Barn Extravaganza is over for another year and I had a great time and met some lovely people, some for the first time and some for the second, third, fourth etc. Thank you so much for your enthusiasm and for making it such a great event, (and for putting up with me when it went wrong!)
It was also lovely to meet up with the other demoers again, some of whom I only see at this event. We always have a bit of a laugh!
Here are a couple of pics of my table - didn't have time to take photos of anyone elses!

 On the board below I've used the fantastic Circus stamps from Oxford Impressions (2 different sets) combined with Faber-Castell oil pastels and Dylusions spray inks. If you haven't tried oil pastels for a while, they're a great way to create almost instant backgrounds.

The clock below left is one of the new kits launched by Tando - they come with all working parts (except mine didn't as I'd forgotten the battery!!!) and in three designs. Crafty Individuals have brought out three clock face stamps to go in the middle (you can see one there) as well as some other new stamps. Here's a close up so you can see it:

The circus train at the bottom is going to be a class on August 25th and also uses Tando products - I've taken the wide stage and sort of deconstructed it!
Above you can see my Show and Tell cards that use the wonderful, funky Lynne Perrella stamps from PaperArtsy:

Now I've just got to go and unpack everything and sort it all out!

Thanks for looking!


PS If anyone can tell me why some of this is highlighted, I'd be grateful - I must have pressed the wrong button somewhere!