Friday, August 23, 2013

8/27/2013 class @CP2

Today we will be celebrating August Birthday's
Judy & David

This year I have been experimenting in Art Journaling, mixed media and altered art.
So naturally I've been doing a lot of reading. 
While some people this art just comes naturally, there are others who have 
developed a process.
Normally my art is very structured, symmetrical and linear, 
so all this is way out of the box for me.
So today's card is a monochromatic collage,
using inks, stencils and stamps,
and layers, that's something I have been working on!
non stick craft mat
black edger (or purple)

Enjoy your weekend, see y'all on Tuesday!
Susan *Ü*

Friday, August 16, 2013

8/20/2013 class @CP2

This week I decided to try a new technique
(at least for me)
You need a lined stamp with open space,
after digging through everything and not really finding what I was looking for
 I settled on this stamp from Heartfelt Creations. 
Bought it last year at the convention and it still had it's paper backing on!
Time to ink it up!
The technique is called floating reinker water coloring.
The thing that appealed to me is that it is out of your control, 
yeah you pick the colors and drop them down
 but after that every piece will look differently.

So here's the one that I did.
Then I started thinking, how about stains and sprays, oh my!
We'll have to save that for another time.

Please bring your basic class kit
be sure to include
non stick craft sheet
gold edger
spray bottle for water
paint brush
brushed corduroy distress stain 
and foam blending tool

Birthday Celebration 8/27

Have a wonderful weekend and see y'all on Tuesday!
Susan *Ü*

Saturday, August 10, 2013

8/13/2013 class @CP2

Hot off the table here's Tuesday's card.
My gal Jennifer did it again!
She created a window with dies & matching stamps,
duh why didn't I think of that!
So we're using this die & stamp from Hero Arts/Sizzix

but we're cutting a window and stamping inside the card.
The first card I made I colored the stamp with Tim's markers,
then I thought there must be an easier way.
So I pulled out some Cut & Dry Felt and made a custom ink pad.
We did this quite a while back on this card
Custom ink pads are great for mass production, 
you can get approximately 50 cards out of an inking.

This is the card we will be making this Tuesday.
I love the soft look, no black line & no coloring.
And SO easy you won't believe it!
 Please bring your basic class kit
and a gold edger if you have one.

August Birthdays
10 David
15 Judy
Celebration on 8/27

Catalog of the Month ~ August Couture Creations

Scraps Galore Catalog of the month for August is

Couture Creations has wonderful embossing folders and dies
that fit into all our manual machines.
They also have this nifty little tape cutter that is universal.
I bought one and it fits on my 1/4" score tape perfectly,
no more fumbling with a scissor or tearing by hand!

Faber-Castell makes a multitude of artist mediums including the gelato.
They are so much fun to use and come in 36 colors including metallic's.

So visit these websites and place your order with Elizabeth
She will print the pages from Couture Creations that are currently shipping,
those can be seen at the store.

Saturday August 31, at 10:30 am 
we will be making 3 cards using these products,
learning lots of techniques.

Call Scraps Galore 858 1080 to reserve your spot today.
Please bring your basic class kit
and if you have
sanding blocks
gold and black edgers
non stick craft mat
foam tape
zig glue pen

All the products I used (folders, dies & gelato's) are currently in stock at Scraps Galore
as well as gold paint pens, two shades of brown edgers and black edgers.
Shipments have been arriving daily with new products like 
Tim's new colors of distress markers, so be sure to stop by.
Remember the third Monday of every month Elizabeth honors all current coupons 
from the big box stores, so come on by and treat yourself to something new!
Enjoy your day, hope you find some time to get inky!
Susan *Ü*

Sunday, August 4, 2013

8/6/2013 class @CP2

Today we have a fun card,
Gate fold Frame Closure,
say that three times fast, haha!
The background stamp is one I picked up at Nancy's quite some time ago.
We will be coloring all the pieces with Tim's wrinkle free distress technique,
an oldie but goodie!

bone folder
non stick craft sheet
gold edger

Distress inks used;
salty ocean
peacock feathers
mowed lawn

August Birthdays
10 David
15 Judy
28 Vivienne
Celebration date to be determined.

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Q&E cards @ Scraps Galore 8/17/2013

I just LOVE these Penny Black stickers!
August class is filling quickly, so call Scraps Galore 858 1080
to reserve your spot today!