Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Inkurable Stampers Challenge for April

The challenge for this month was a colour challenge using the Inkurable colours of Orange Black and White. http://inkurablestampers.blogspot.com/ My instant thought when thinking of this mix was Halloween, however when you check out all of the entries this month and Sarah's sample piece, the range is diverse and so very creative.

My piece is a canvas card - I like this way of making cards. It's a gift/card, so you can hang it or lean it and the message is on the back. I have used Kaiser Rubons and bling, Paint and Ink for the base, Ribbons and Stamps from PSX, JudiKins and Anna Griffin, then with the charms I have painted, inked and decorated them. Thanks again Sarah!!

Monday, April 27, 2009

Classes and Design team

What a whirlwind month. I am now teaching some classes at 'Paper Addiction' at Lawnton, on the northern side of Brisbane. Shona, Debra and the whole team are awesome and since I've fallen in love with all of the ranges of Graphic 45 my next class is a book using the 'Communique' range. You can find out what's going on in store by checking out http://www.paperaddiction.com.au/blog/

If you love Darkroom Door, Paper Addiction now have it in, including parts of the new range and it is just beautiful. My pick is the 'Wilderness collection'. I have been doing some design team samples with the Music Collection last week. Lot's of fun with a great range of coordinating pieces. The stamps are awesome to stamp with, clear and crisp. You can check DD out http://www.darkroomdoor.com/
I'll be back tomorrow with my new entry for the Inkurable challenge for April.
Bye All

Monday, April 6, 2009

Cyberstamp Weekend

Challenge 3

Challenge 1

"Curiouser and Curiouser......." I felt like Alice as I stepped into a whole new world on the weekend when I joined in at the Inkurable Stampers http://inkurablestampers.blogspot.com/ first Cyberstamp. It was fabulous. There was chatting and a lot of LOLing and LMAOing and games and challenges, all from home, even better!! I have done Challenge 1, a sketch challenge using the beautiful new Graphic 45 papers from Paper Addiction. Love, Love, Love those papers. The 3rd challenge was a Twinchie - lots of fun. The stampers anonymous cube was a great twinchie size. Stay well everyone.

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Soot Stamping

Soot stamping was the Feb challenge over at Inkurable Stampers. I had seen it many times but had never taken the plunge until the challenge. Sarah had done a great tutorial and all of the entries were great. I went a bit soot crazy for weeks after and am still putting pieces together, so I will definately explore more with this technique later. Here are a few of my finished cards.

Stamping again with a colour over the top of the soot impression gives a nice shadow.

I dripped and smudged the wax for the background of this one then did an image transfer over the top.

Inkurable Stampers Challenge for March - Alphabet Stamps

This is my entry for the Inkurable Stampers challenge for March. Her name is "Glimmering Hope" from Stampotique stamps and I've just bought her from The Stamping Queen - http://thestampingqueen.com.au/ I just love these stamps and have begun the collection. Inkurable Stampers http://inkurablestampers.blogspot.com/ is a Stamping Challenge Blog that is run by a great lady, Sarah, who is very welcoming. She sets a monthly theme and has sponsors and prizes and samples and tutorials. This has been a great place for me to share and get some renewed confidence to do more, so check it out!!

The First Post

Well this is it - The first post!! A new world to delve into, to share, learn, laugh and keep in touch. I had been blog surfing for long enough and with the encouragement of my family and friends it was time to create that paper part of me that is now "Paper Essence". If you are family and friends - Thanks for popping in or if you have found me just by poking around, hello and welcome. The adventure begins now........