Wednesday, July 23, 2014

What's New Wednesday

Happy Wednesday (late, but still Wednesday) everyone!  Time for a look at what's new around here.


New Christmas stamps are starting to arrive!

Hybrid Inks from MFT Stamps. 
These pigment based inks dry like dye inks and are permanent on paper surfaces. They are acid-free, archival, and fade resistant. Inks can be heat set on glass, fabric, wood, plastic, metal, and clay. As these inks are fast drying and waterproof, they cannot be embossed with embossing powder.

Little B Christmas Embellishments
You'll love these just as much as their everyday embellishments.

Glow in the Dark Paint from Martha Stewart Crafts
A must for your Halloween projects!

Be sure to join us this week for our FREE Friday "Make and Take".  We'll be making the lavender bags shown below.  Our "Make and Take" is available between 5PM and 7PM, while supplies last.

We have a few spots left in the following classes:

Nautical Note Cards-  View class details HERE.

Introduction to Zentangles-  Class details can be found HERE.

Elizabeth Crafts Techniques-  Class details can be found HERE.

Fall Explosion Box- Class details can be found HERE.

Fun stuff you may have missed:

1.  Colorful cityscape card using Avery Elle's Bright Day stamp set can be viewed HERE.
2.  View some Zentangle inspiration HERE.
3.  Before and after photos of my thrift store chair.  View this fun project HERE.
4.  View some art journal inspiration HERE.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Avery Elle Bright Days and Memory Box Cityscape

We're sharing another card using the Avery Elle, Bright Days stamp set that was used last month in our Summer Workshop.  We've paired the stamp set with the Cityscape die from Memory Box (one of my favorites).

We stamped the sun rays with white ink onto kraft cardstock.  Then, we stamped the rays again, with a bright color, offsetting them slightly from the white, stamped image.  I love this technique.

The hello sentiment is from Avery Elle's, Oh Yeah stamp set.

Monday, July 21, 2014

FREE Friday "Make and Take"

Join us on Friday for our FREE "Make and Take".  We're still celebrating lavender and making this beautiful lavender sachet.  FREE "Make and Take" is available between 5PM and 7PM, while supplies last.

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Art Journal Inspiration- Zentangles

Are you signed up for Mary's Zentangles Class?  It's going to be fun, and you'll be sad if you miss it. 

Since we have her class coming up, I thought it would be the perfect time to post a peek at some Zentangles from my art jouranl.  I find it lots of fun and super relaxing.  It's also an easy way to stay creative when you're traveling.  You only need some paper (I use my art journal) and a pen.  That's it!

If you'd like more information on Mary's Zentangles Class, you can find that HERE.


Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Chair "Make Over" with Hazel and Ruby

I purchased this chair with the intention of transforming it into something fun and "artsy" for my studio.  That was several years ago! 

This past weekend, I decided to give it a new look with some paint, and Hazel and Ruby paper.

It was super easy and only required a few supplies!  I  used some spray paint I already had, Colllage Pauge, Hazel and Ruby paper (the over-sized sheets are perfect for projects like this), some painters tape, a craft knife, and a large paint brush.

 I taped off the feet with the painters tape and painted the metal parts with the spray paint.

I cut two pieces of the paper large enough to cover the seat and the back.  Then, applied a generous layer of Collage Pauge to the seat and placed the paper over the Collage Pauge.  I pressed the paper down with my hands, starting in the center and working my way to the edges.  I repeated this step until all the bubbles were removed and the paper was completely secure to the wooden seat.  I repeated the same steps for covering the back of the chair.

I used a craft knife to trim the paper along the edge of the seat and back, once the Collage Pauge was dry.  After trimming, I applied a layer of Collage Pauge to the top of the paper to seal it.

Monday, July 14, 2014

FREE Friday "Make and Take"

Join us on Friday for our FREE "Make and Take".  We'll be celebrating the Lavender Festival with this cute, scallop box.  Our "Make and Take" is available between 5PM and 7PM, while supplies last.

See you on Friday!

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Art Journal Inspiration- Watercolor Flowers

Remember my flower from last week?  I wanted to add some color to them but I couldn't decided how or what I wanted to do. 

So, I drew them again on some of the new 140 lb cold press watercolor paper we received last week.  I then added water to the flower petals and dropped in some very wet, Tim Holtz Distress Inks.  I used Picked Raspberry and Festive Berries.  After the petals dried, I added some Black Soot to the centers of the flowers and some blues and greens (sorry I can't remember the colors I used) to the rest of the paper.

Once everything was dry, I used my white Uniball Gel pen to add some white dots to the centers of the flowers.  I think I'll try coloring them with Inktense pencils next week.