Monday, 25 July 2011

Scrapbooking evening - Thursday 14th July

A bit of a fun page this evening, using punched out circles to create a scalloped circle and measuring up little triangles to create a little bunting.  I did think at one point that we might not get to finish the page but we did!!! LOL

Here we all are making a start on slightly distressing the circles (having cut round tea plates)

Katrina looking quizzical (think I may have told fibs last week about not distressing this week)

the ever bashful Sharon showing off her 'distressing' finger

And completed layouts by Kerry & Sharon

Will show you the rest once they have added their titles

See you next week

Scrapbooking evening - Thursday 7th July

I think I may be a couple of classes behind on the blogging but now that I'm on holiday for 2 WHOLE weeks I think I should be able to catch up don't you :O).

This layout is the one we did 7th July using My Minds Eye Lost and Found range. 

Here we all busy preparing the papers (and having a catch-up)

And here are our finished layouts from Sandra, Chris & Jackie

Kerry & Lisa

Managed to just Katrina before she dashed out the door,

Bashful Sharon,

 And finally Sam

See you all next week xxx

Sunday, 24 July 2011

Oh With a Whiff Of Joy

Good evening ladies
Another great relaxing class today, but lots of interesting new colouring techniques learnt.

I hope you all manage to sandwich the image onto the card once you have practised on your spare images

Today's techniques learnt 
Colouring Hair
Colouring Pleats
 Colouring Background
 Feather blending
Colouring Ribbon

along with playing with some messy glue and that oh so gorgeous lace 

This is the 8 x 8 inch Card that we made
The image Whiff of Joy,  is available at Grimsby Crafts as are all of the papers and some of the flowers.  The ribbon and lace are also in the store along with the liquid pearls and the Mulled Lavender Tim Holtz distress ink. The MS punch and the Nestie leaves are also in stock.

Here is a close up of each image
She has been coloured with the copics and here is the ribbon that we coloured to match, it was originally white.
The flowers are arranged in an arc around the bottom left of the image and here is a close up for you.

Colours used today were
Red - R27 or R29 for the red dots on the dress
Violets - V06, V05, V04, V01 for the dress.
Earth Tones (facial) - E11 for the face darker shading, E00 for the face middle shading and E000 for the rest of the face.
Blue/Green - BG10 this was used for edging the image using tiny dots lots of them around the image.
Greens - G85 and G82 for the green areas on the dress G85 for the darker areas.
Earth Tones (Browns) - E49, E47, E43 for the hair
Yellow/Green - YG95 and YG03 for the area she is standing.

The swirl used around the image plate was a Prima clear stamp from my stash.

Here is the colour wheel again for those that still might need it
Right click and save the image to your desktop - ready for you to print off

and here is the colour chart, so you can record all your colours
again right click and save the image to your desktop to print, remember to print this out onto your copic paper for the true colours

The next class is on 21st August 1pm - 3.30pm 

Techniques being taught
Light and Shade within an image

The card for the next class is on display near the till and uses a Molly Bloom stamp and is a Circle Easel Card.

Enjoy your practising ladies and see you soon

Monday, 11 July 2011

G R imsby Crafts

Long ago, and I mean aaaages ago, Lynn asked all of the tutors to decorate a couple of letters (which will spell out 'GRIMSBY CRAFTS') to display in the shop. I have had them for months, (sorry Lynn) but finally got round to completing them. Here's the G...

And the R.....

The backgrounds were created with paints, texture paste, inks, colour wash and dry brushing and overstamping with my favourite Crafty Individuals backgrounds.

The die cuts are Tim Holtz designs by Sizzix all available in store.

I thoroughly enjoyed creating these letters as it was something a little bit different.

Classes have been going well... Here's a few of the ladies, having fun creating...

....all eyes on Trish!!!!

Finally, the card below is a 'spin off' of the 'double tag pocket' card we made in class last week. Terry had brought her Grandaughter Olivia to the class and she amazed me with her ability to 'do her own thing'.

She turned her card on its side and just went for it, creating this lovely vintage looking tag card. Well done Olivia!!!!!! Look forward to seeing you in clas again during the summer holidays!

Sue x