Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Visit Imaginarium Designs Blog and you may win!

Imaginarium Designs has a great chance for someone to win $100 dollars of their wonderful chipboard. All you have to do is become a follower during the month of April. At the end all the month new and old followers names will go into a hat and someone will be the lucky winner. Pass the word around, they want to get as many followers as possible. Just click on the link on the side of my blog and it will take you to their blog. I have been flat out, getting classes ready to teach at Seriously Scrapbooking. I need to get my classes for Brisbane ready and get all the kits cut. The program is due at end of March which is soon. I hope some of you will be able to do one of the classes with me. It would be great to see a friend or two. I will post some more work over the weekend if I have time. I am demonstrating at the Adelaide scrapbooking fair held in the Marion Leisure Centre Sunday. I will post some of my tags and cards and stuff for you next week. I am very excited to announce I am teaching some altered art classes at Seriously Scrapbooking. I love this art form but due to all my other commitments I never have the time to do them. This year I promised myself to find the time to indulge this passion. I will be sharing them with you as I go along. Hope you like the journey. I will find out Saturday if I have made Graphic 45's design team. Cross fingers and toes for me. Thanks for your comments Jane

Friday, March 25, 2011

What A Delightful Surprise!

I had a phone call today from Heather, congratulating me on being one of this weeks featured projects on the Colour Room website. I was delighted as this was my first palette for the Colour Room. Congratulations to the other ladies featured. I feel very lucky to be chosen from so many other talented people. There were some amazing layouts done for this week palette. I will definitely have to have another go.

I was delighted to also be on Graphic 45's Blog this week with an artist tray I did for my niece using "Once upon a Springtime"
This was a tray I made for CHA, using Graphic 45's "once upon a Springtime" 8x8 pad. This gave me the print paper with smaller images which are perfect for mini projects or off the page projects. I used lots of chipboard from Imaginarium Designs. Flowers from Prima and Green Tara, ribbons from Vandoros and some cute epoxy words/images buttons from K&Company.

My Sister is 19 years younger than me, so I'm kinda a second mum. She has one daughter Amy and about to have a second child any day. They live on the other side of Australia to me, so we don't catch up with each other as much as we would like to, but chat on the phone every week.

Would love to share some more, but I have been busy this week in the shop teaching. Will try and show some more work next week.

thanks for looking


Friday, March 18, 2011

The Colour Room

The Colour Room is celebrating it's 50 colour palette. Steph Devlin asked me to have a go at doing the palette, as I have never done one before. I loved the colours in the palette so decided I would. I used white cardstock for my base and added another cardstock in the middle shade of blue. I chose one of Prima's new print papers in the lighter shade of the blue with white spots. It looked a little flat on the darker blue bazzill, so I gave it a lift by putting another white cardstock in between them. I punched the corners with a Martha Stewart punch. I cut a piece of Amy Buttler print paper to add to the layout on the right side. Over the top I place two torn pieces of one of the new Prima papers, its the one with small butterflies. I had Imaginarium Designs do me a large butterfly in chipboard. I painted it white and then sprayed it with Marshmallow Glimmermist. Once dry I painted it with rock candy crackle paint. To add some blue to the butterfly I stamp some french writing scrip all over it with a blue ink pad. I used the same ink pad to colour the frame to match. I used copic markers to colour some clear crystals from Prima to get the exact colour I wanted. I added two large white Prima flowers and again with the copic marker I coloured in two smaller white flowers. I added some skeleton leaves, a maya road pearl pin and ribbon. I used Imaginarium Designs chipboard letters for Kates name. On top of the chipboard I used some Prima felt letters. I added some glitter on top of the felt letters to give them a lift.

To see all the other layouts click on the link and visit the Colour Room
Any one can join this amazing group of Ladies. There is a new palette each week and you can post your layout once you join.
thanks for looking
PS Thanks to all the Ladies who joined me last Monday at Printblocks. Once again I had a great day teaching and sharing with you all.

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Off to Brisbane Sunday

I am packing my suitcase at the moment as I am leaving for Brisbane tomorrow for a class I am teaching at Printblocks on Monday. It will be a full on day with a group of Ladies joining me for a book making all day class. I have designed a new book just for Graphic 45 and Printblocks. I will be using the new Curtain Call papers and some of Imaginarium Designs Chipboards. I will be teaching them how to make a book from start to finish, including decorating all 11 pages. They will be using a wide range of different page ideas. Some pages will have pockets and tags, one is an envelope and others are flaps and folding out pages. I will also be bringing another 6 books with me to show other ideas I have used in the past. I spent 3 full days writing instructions for this class, so I will never be teaching another book like this again, unless I don't have to write instructions! I have done a couple of extra kits, so if you are a store owner or teacher and would like to attend then you better ring Printblocks first thing Monday Morning.
For those all already booked in, I am really looking forward to spending the day with you all.
Thanks for looking

Wednesday, March 09, 2011

It's Gone!

I have just got back from posting my box off to Graphic 45, how I wish I could show you what I have made. I have used papers from every collection Graphic 45 released while I have been on their design team! I have taken lots of photo's and have been asked to teach the "off the page project" in the store. So now I and the other 24 finalists have to wait to find out who has made it onto the team for 2011. I hate waiting, but I have plenty of other work and projects to make for up and coming classes, also have a trip to Brisbane for a class I am teaching at Printblocks. So hopefully the time will go quick! Graphic 45 posted a project I made for CHA on their blog this week. So now I can show you on my blog.

I used one of Graphic 45's Black Policy Envelope Albums and Papers from the new "Curtain Call" Collection. The first two photos are of the cover.

I like to cut some of the envelopes in half to create a pocket which can be accessed from the side. I cut some images from one of the print papers, mounted it on cardstock. I can used it as a photo mount or journaling tag.

The bit of the pocket I have cut off, I used to create a pocked on the front of one of the envelopes with the opening at the top!

The photo below shows one of the pockets I have cut with the tag inside it.

I used some of the chipboard pieces from Imaginarium Designs. I love these chipboard shapes and borders. I sprayed them black with a gloss paint to make them shiny. They add class to the album and really finish it off.

Thanks for looking


Monday, March 07, 2011

Congratulations to all the Ladies who made the final Round

It was so exciting to check my emails Saturday Morning and find one from Graphic 45 informing me I had made the final round. I immediately went to the blog to see the whole list of names. Here they are in the order they are on Graphic 45's blog.
Amanda Phillips
Laura Denison
Karen Wilson
Gloria Stengel
Tara Orr
Michael Jack Putman and Lesley Fisher
Sherrry Cheever
Jamie Dougherty
Hilde Janbroers
Tracey Locher
Lieca Forrest
Karen Bearse
Lynette Caroll
Natalie Dever
Nicole Eccles
Robin L Shakoor
Melanie Forbes
Nancy Wethington
Jade Moore
Tonya A Gibbs
Tomoko Takahashi
Jason Jones
Jeeny svensson
Yuka Hino
I hope I got every ones names right. I am so glad that I am not having to choose a team from these amazing Ladies. Some are Friends, some are names I have heard before. I wish all of you the best in the final round. Graphic 45 is a amazing company to work for, and I have really enjoyed my year with them.
I have nearly finished my "off the page project" and again it's taken on a life of it's own and is bigger and more elaborate than when I first started it. Hope to finish it tomorrow and post everything Wednesday. Then all of us sweat it out, (literally in Australia as it is very hot in Adelaide at the moment) for the next few weeks until the final team is chosen.
Thanks for all the comments you have been leaving me, it's so nice to read them.
For those attending my class at Printblocks next week, please note that we will be decorating all 11 pages in the book and not just the cover! I think there is still room for more if you are able to attend.
thanks for looking