Thursday, October 24, 2013

Envelope FUN at the CreativFestival

So, I am fresh off my ScrapFest experience last weekend in Oshawa.   THANK YOU to all who attended the event and took the time to take Cathie Allan's and my mini classes - our "technique tasters" - that we taught on behalf of the Canadian Scrapbooker Magazine.    Loved it!!

This weekend I'm off to Toronto for the CreativFestival (the Cambridge studio will stay open while I'm away).  Katharina, co-founder of the Canadian Scrapbooker Magazine, and I will be offering subscription deals and make n takes with the "Kreate-a-lope".     So much fun making custom envelopes.  

I've been printing images and gathering gelli prints and other papers that we can use to create some fun make n takes and, while gathering these papers, I came across a copy of Miss Kathy's portrait picture that she created with PanPastels (image at left).  Those of you who are on Facebook will remember it.  LOVE this image! I had a flash of inspiration -- what a great envelope this would make -- take a peek!!!

If you're in Toronto this weekend -- come on by the Canadian Scrapbooker booth at the CreativFestival (MTCC South building) and say HI!!!!   Make an envelope and have some fun!

Have a creative weekend!!   

Friday, October 11, 2013

A Fall "Release"

I love it when I get to teach the Release classes and I have had a GREAT week because I got to teach two!!  YAY

Yesterday a couple of girls came in to the studio to play with paint and this is what I created with them:

We all did trees -- tis that time of year I suppose :)  And, if I can get my hands on a pic of theirs I be sure to show you here or on our facebook page.

Hope you're having a creative day -- See you tonight on USTREAM!

Wednesday, October 09, 2013

Some Venetian "Release" ....

For those of you who were in the studio last Saturday or were in our Release class that afternoon...   here is what I created with my background created with you....
Sorry it's out of focus but I wanted you all to see what I did!
Memories of Venice for me... *smile*

Hope you're having a creative day!

Friday, October 04, 2013

My little birthday girl

I knew exactly what I was going to do last night during our Art Journaling drop in night.   Well, actually, if I'm honest.... it was between 2 things.   1) a page spread with a sketched and "twinked" birthday cake on it along with some affirmations and goals for my upcoming year.  (yes, today is my birthday and I can "officially" say that I am in my 40s ---  not just 40, I'm now forty something..  LOL)  and the other, the one that I actually got a chance to do, was a PanPastel face for my faces journal.

It's my goal to learn how to make, and get comfortable with, more realistic looking faces -- like the ones Miss Kathy does here in the studio every other week.   I am in awe with her talent and have always wanted to learn more from her.  Last night was my opportunity.   I consider her instruction to be a cherished gift ...  no matter how much of a fuss I made throughout the process!  LOL LOL...  I really like how "my little birthday girl" turned out but I must keep practicing  .... because she still doesn't look like my mentor's!  *wink*  Thanks again for your time, instruction and patience, Kathy!!  Best birthday gift ever (but don't tell my daughter that or I may not get breakfast in bed ever again *wink*)

I will be broadcasting tonight!   Don't forget to watch live at 6:30 EST on my USTREAM channel 
Have a creative day!