Thursday, February 15, 2018

2/22/2018 Thursday's @ NDB

I found a tutorial on coloring white tissue paper with a variety of mediums.
After coloring you move the tissue to dry naturally or with a heat gun.
Every time I move the tissue it fell apart in my hands, grrrr!
Walk away from the craft desk.
After some thought I decided to glue the tissue to a piece of card stock 
before adding wet mediums.

Ultimately I decided to use distress stains because
1. I own a bunch
2. they're a fluid medium 
3. I wanted bold colors
You can put any water based ink pad on a craft sheet and mist with water,
pull out your watercolors and give those a try
 or any product that you own that is water soluble.

So I like the first two samples but something was nagging at me.
Mounted it on black paper, now I'm happy!

The die is from

Please bring your basic class kit
glue stick
non stick craft mat
sanding block
gold edger
spray bottle w/water
coloring medium suggest
yellows, oranges and reds

That should do it,
have a wonderful week!
Susan *Ü*

Thursday, February 8, 2018

2/15/2018 Thursday's @ NDB

Today I decided to play with an older product that many of us have in our stash!
Twinkling H20. 
They are little pots of watercolor with a bang of shine from the mica that's in them.
They are made by Luminatre
I believe they may come in pallet form, although I can't find mine!

They show up on dark colored surfaces.
I used a Sizzix set Blooming Florals to stamp and gold emboss.
Sizzix JLong Framelits Die/Stamp Blooming Floral
Then colored with the twinkling H20.
Wait till you see that shine in person.

Please bring your basic class kit
Twinkling H20 if you own them
small paint brush or water brush
non stick craft mat or small container for water
spray bottle with water
gold edger

That should do it!
Have a great week,
Susan *Ü*

Thursday, February 1, 2018

2/8/2018 Thursday's @ NDB

Love this birch tree from Tim Holtz/Sizzix.
Today I decided to go for a faux patina effect.

If you want to see what we previously did with this die you can find it here.

This technique can be used on a wide variety of cards.

Please bring your basic class kit
I used a liquid glue as pictured below, 
I'm sure even elmers glue would work or a glue stick
because the Zig two way glue dries very quickly 
and there's a lot spaces that need to be glued.
I will bring mine incase you don't have any.
Piece of scrap paper/computer paper (to glue on)
Distress Oxides and foam blenders
peacock feather
frayed burlap
Gold pigment pad
gold edger

That should do it, have a great week and see you Thursday!
Susan *Ü*

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Q&E Cards @ NDB 2/17/2018

Hot off the craft table, just finished this month's Q&E.

Join me in making 10 all occasion cards
Saturday February 17 at 10:30 am, NDB center
Please let me know if you would like to join us or order a kit.
You can email me at
Pictures of all the cards are included.
Each card packaged in an envelope.
Class cost $20.

Please bring your basic class kit
double sided adhesive
ballpoint glue pen
edger if desired.

Hope you all are enjoying the heat wave we're having!
See you soon,
Susan *Ü*

Monday, January 29, 2018

2/1/2018 Thursday's @ NDB

Last week I found myself at Vintage Market 
with my gift card, thanks to all of you!
There will be lots of new stuff arriving on the heels of Creativation,
but you know me I had to buy something now.

I love Carabelle products from France.
So I picked up this funky flower called 
Jardin des Delices
which translates to 
The Garden of Earthly Delights.
We will create a background with Distress Oxides.
I colored the image with every possible item I had within reach.
Sharpies, gel pens, mermaid markers, glitter markers, paint pens, wink of stella etc.
I do believe you can use anything or a variety of them all.

Please bring your basic class kit
Non stick craft mat
spray bottle with water
black edger
Distress Oxides (I used)
twisted citron
salty ocean
peacock feathers
Perfect Pearl spray
Variety of coloring items, pens, markers etc.

That should do it,
Loving this warm weather.
See you Thursday.
Susan *Ü*

Thursday, January 18, 2018

1/25/2018 Thursday's @ NDB

Today's card is a technique called Northern Lights
and is supposed mimic the Aurora Borealis.
Here are my attempts.

Please bring your basic class kit
black edger
Distress Oxides and foam blender
salty ocean
peacock feathers
picked raspberry
wilted violet
twisted citron
cracked pistachio
lucky clover
faded jeans
black soot

You just need about 3 colors that work together.
I played with many combinations.

I love taking a piece of white card stock and creating a colorful scene!
Susan *Ü*

Thursday, January 11, 2018

1/18/018 Thursday's @ NDB

Today we will celebrate Katie & Barb G. birthdays

Today's card is my funny valentine,
do you have that song stuck in your head now?
Gone are the days of mushy valentines in my house.
We will be masking and using the MISTI on this card.

This one is colored using pastel pencils.

 The next two are colored pencils and colorless blender.

I switched up the sentiment.

Please bring your basic class kit
favorite coloring medium
black edger

That should do it, see you all next week!
Susan *Ü*