Monday, March 23, 2015

Weekend Crop coming Soon!

First I want to apologize for any confusion I may have caused sending out yesterday's email...  we are 
holding a weekend crop at our store on Friday April 10th from 10am - 11pm, and Saturday April 11th from 10am - 11pm. This just happens to be Scrapfest weekend, I didn't mean to call it a Scrapfest crop. I do apologize!

Join us for one day or two and join in on some creativity and laughter!!  The cost for one day is $40.00, or sign up for both days and pay $70.00

This includes lunch and dinner each day, as well as snacks, beverages, games and prizes!

Call the store now to register as spots are filling up.  519-895-0554 and let us know if you are attending Friday, Saturday or both!

Hope to see you then!

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Hello everyone!!!  Sorry it has been a while since my last posting.  I have been away on vacation (it sure is sunny and warm in Mexico).  This is a recent layout that I did using some basic mixed media techniques.

I painted a thin coat of matte medium to the background paper.  This helps to prevent the paper from warping which can happen when you add wet mixed media items.    I painted a thin watered down coat of gesso mainly in the areas where I was going to spray.   The background paper had a hexagon design on it so I used sprays that were the same colour.  I sprayed  first with a light pink then with a seafoam colour.  After the sprays dried,   I then added some white texture paste with a dot stencil.  Let the paste dry.   For more texture I randomly heat embossed white embossing powder on top of where the dots stencil was used.  You can see below the extra texture it gave.   I then randomly and lightly stamped using black ink.  I used very little ink, just enough to highlight the background.  You can see a bit of the stamp at the bottom right of the picture below.

The frame is a wood frame.  I painted it with white gesso first then I heat embossed some white embossing powder over the surface.  I then added  the seafoam spray here and there.  I also wiped back some of the spray with a baby wipe as I only wanted it to appear randomly.

I cut different sized pieces of paper from matching papers from my stash and layered them as shown on the right side of the frame.  When I added my papers to the background paper, I added my picture to the frame, then added the frame next using pop dots to raise it off the page.

The large flowers were from my stash so I decided to spray them with the same seafoam coloured spray.  I then embossed the white embossing powder randomly on the surface to give more texture.  Before adding these flowers, I added a piece of cheese cloth, fluffed it up, then placed the 3 flowers as shown.  Added in a few pink and white flowers and a strip of lace under the frame.  At the left side I took some crocheting string, bunched it up and added it to the left side of the frame.
And there you have it.
Until next time,
and remember
You must do the thing you think you cannot do.   
                                                       Eleanor Roosevelt