And welcome to baby Paul, Joanna Penfield's newborn son and Sue Moffat's newest grandson. Joanna is the wonderful person who sets up Recycled Rubber every month, and tallies up all of the store credits earned. The staff was re-enlightened as to Joanna' valuable service because they had to set it up this month. We appreciate Dianne and her husband who set it up and tore it down.
By the way, Judy Daugherty's granddaughter was indeed born last Friday night. Judy is just beaming over Claire Sparrow Daugherty; Sparrow is a family name from Judy's side of the family.
More fun from our Saturday class with John Petersen with Tsukineko USA/Imagine Crafts . . .
|John pointed out that, contrary to popular practice,|
you don't always have to use embossing powder
with Tsukineko's Versamark ink. You can
jut apply it to the paper and achieve that 'shiny' look!
In these photos, John is showing how you apply
ink to paper, stamp your image with Versamark ink on top,
followed by more ink to paper on top of that.
You can apply the ink to paper directly with the
ink pad, or use one of the new Imagine Crafts'
Both pieces are then ready for another layer or two of Memento ink colors to rub over the stenciled images. The first piece of card stock will reflect the colors you've applied and blended, and the stenciled image will be the base color because the Goosebumps acts as an embossed resist surface.
The base color of the second piece of paper under the stencil will remain on all of the areas that the Goosebumps stencil mask was applied to (i.e. the framing). The image itself will reflect the colors of Memento that you applied and blended.
Cool, huh? Totally!
From Graphic 45's blog . . .
Graphic 45 Papers Olde Curiosity Shoppe: Olde Curiosity Shoppe, Race for Time, Optical Oddities, Bazaar of Wonders,Butterfly Speciflcs Graphic 45 Staples: Trim Staples, Staples package Scrapbook Adhesives By 3L: MyStik™ Permanent Strips Dispenser, 3D Foam Squares - Black, Small
Prima Marketing: Flowers
Making Memories: Alphabet
Ranger Industries: Glossy Accents, Distress Ink
Bits and Pieces
Krylon gold leaf pen
From the Memory Box blog . . .
First Bloom of Spring
|by Jean Okimoto|
"Water-coloring, color-pencilling or other skill-required coloring techniques are a bit beyond my reach. Luckily, Dave, Theresa and the other Design Teamers are great at that! Here's another version of my favorite quick, easy and always unpredictable spritzy background technique.
- 98264 Darla Butterfly
- 98265 Vivienne Butterfly
- Cut one Darla Butterfly 98264 from pink Mulberry paper and set aside.
- Cut one Vivienne Butterfly and Body 98265 from Bubblegum Moroccan cardstock. Poke out the little pieces from the intricate wing design and set these detailed wings and the body aside.
- Take the cutout frame and put clear packing tape on the back to cover the opening in the frame.
- Turn this frame over. Adhere the Vivienne Butterfly intricate wings to the packing tape in the opening of the frame.
- Add glitter, tamping it into the tape with your fingers. I used Stampendous Pink Ultrafine and Tourmaline and Sterling from Martha Stewart Crafts.
- Carefully cut around the edges of the butterfly. Layer the glittered wings onto the Darla Butterfly cut from the pink Mulberry paper. Use a glue dot or a drop of white glue (I like Scotch Quick Dry Adhesive or my Coccoina glue stick) to join the two butterflies and to add the body on top.
- Cut a strip of Bubblegum Moroccan cardstock and adhere it to the front of a Velvet Rose notecard.
- Tie a pale pink organdy ribbon around the card, centered over the print paper.
- Add three little white pearls in the upper left.
- Pop dot the butterfly onto the lower right of the card front.
Calendar note: Inchies Club meets this Wednesday from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Art 'n Soul. Which reminds me . . . have you signed up for Lisa Lee's Inchie Cube Class this weekend? It happens on Saturday . . .
Lisa Lee with Inchie Arts is doing one of her terrific classes at Art 'n Soul on Saturday, February 25 from 1:00 to 3:30 p.m. It's going to be a lot of fun . . . there's still time to call the store to sign up at 360.357.6820.
"Art cubes, photo cubes, sachet cubes, ornaments, the possibilities are endless when you learn how to create a finished cube with Inchie Arts Squares. We will explore how to construct a cube and then experiment with different ways to decorate and embellish using a variety of art techniques."
At this class, you'll bring 6 photos of your choosing (or other images) that you want to use on your cube that can be cut down. You'll also be asked to bring a small paper trimmer to size down your photo to the appropriate size. Look at these random samples from Lisa. Real samples are at the store.