Thursday, May 29, 2014

Loving this class' Mail Art!!!!

Had a great day yesterday creating some MAIL ART with Silks and some fabric!  

Hope you're all having a creative day!

Don't forget to drop by the studio to make a Banner of Hope for the Children's Wish Foundation on Saturday.  We're here creating from 10 - 4.


Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Test Your Blades - ScanNCut Video

Okay everyone -- I am happy to post this, the first in a series of Brother ScanNCut edited how-to videos that will assist with any questions you may have about the ScanNCut and to inspire you to do more with yours.

In this video I start with a basic  --  How to test your blades. I tell everyone this when they purchase a ScanNCut machine from me here at the shop. Very useful and good to remember!!   Hope this serves as a reminder to test your blades before you cut!


Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Bird on a Wire Canvas - USTREAM

On my Friday night USTREAM, I re-worked a canvas I started in a previous painting with stencils class and a couple of those bird diecuts from my stacked bird canvas completed on USTREAM last month.   Thanks for joining me Live on Friday and for watching the recording too (embeded below and on my youtube channel)!!

On Friday our order for the NEW Dina Wakley MEDIA PAINT finally arrived about an hour or so before the broadcast sooooo...  I took the opportunity to try them out!   Lovely!    Really like the paints and the brushes too!

Hope you all had a great long weekend!!
Enjoy this week's recording *smile*

Wednesday, May 07, 2014

Come Create a BANNER of HOPE

I am excited to announce a fun, creative workshop I will be offering here in the studio on May 31 in support of CHA's Banner's of Hope initiative benefiting my chosen charity - the Children's Wish Foundation.

Drop in any time between 10am - 4pm on Saturday May 31 to embellish a one of a kind fabric banner using our Brother Sewing Machines and materials for the Children's Wish Foundation:

For more information about this event, please feel free to contact me at the studio any time.
Have a creative day!!

Tuesday, May 06, 2014

Stacking Birds and a Buddha?

I had a fabulous day (with 5 glorious ladies) creating Gelli Print images and collaging them behind the Stacked Birds mat cut with the Brother ScanNCut machine.   They all turned out fabulously! Love the Buddha too...   D asked me earlier in the week if we could mat something other than the birds and we found a fabulous Buddha image online that we used to create a mat just for her.   Love that we can make personalized things with internet images with the ScanNCut!!   It opens up a whole new world!

Want to create some Gelli Plate mono-print collages with me here in the studio? -contact the studio for more information and to set up a class time.

class duration- 3 hours
class fees (please add $5 to use our paints) - $35 without frame, $45 with frame (Ikea 11x14 RIBBA frame)
Have a creative day!!

Saturday, May 03, 2014

Back to Broadcasting and thrilled to get creative again!

Three Abstract "Peeps"- by Karen Ellis (
 I feels good to play again ... and to "see" so many of ustream gang was so much fun.  It felt weird not to be creative for so long.   Thrilled to be back at it.

The above images are the result of my ustream broadcast last night inspired by Theresa Plas' article in the current Cloth Paper Scissors Magazine. I needed a little magazine inspiration last night to focus my creative energy.  There are quite literally a million ideas running through my head and I needed to calm the mind and just play and this project let me do just that.  Love the result.

Three Abstract "Peeps" on my studio wall
Thanks so much for joining me last night.  For those who missed it, here is the recording. ENJOY and have a creative weekend!