Friday, August 29, 2014

Art is You Australian Mixed a Media Roadshow


Hello Blog friends, the Art is You Australian Mixed Media Roadshow is an amazing experience and I would love to be update you more, but the Wifi, or lack of it, along the way is limiting, inspire of our search for it....and believe me we try ... Some of us more than others! LOL!


There is no lack of good company, this Team is amazing, the bus trips are are definite highlight for us all, along with the many food stops along the way.  You could not get a more amazing Event Manager than Sallianne McClelland, she has make this trip memorable on so many levels...we all love her dearly and appreciate the way she has made sure we are all looked after.



We have driven from Lake McQuarie to St Kilda, Victoria, via Canberra, and are on our last day of Roadtripping to the Sunshine Coast, the laughs we have had are too many to mention....


The entertainment is endless with Michael and 'Setho' ... Michael is a laugh a minute and has us all laughing...don't be fooled by Seth's quietness....he is one funny guy too...they certainly helped make the Roadtrip amazing!


That is all from me today, I have the best intentions to type more but the days are busy and so much is constantly going on...I will be back with more and photos of the art and the artists...I now you are eager to seem them.

Thanks for stopping by, you know I love to see you and appreciate each and every comment!
until next time
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Linda

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Art is You Australian Mixed Media Roadshow




Hello Blog Friends, as you can imagine we have hit the ground with our feet running and I have not had the opportunity for another update...so today I will do my best to give you a brief look at some of the NSW Retreat.




I taught my first all day Mixed Media Workshop and I have to tell you it was full on ... 6 hours of technique, Dies, bling, ink and fabulous,ours paper, glues and tape....the ladies all did a wonderful job and we had a lot of fun along the way.




Food was never an issue...or maybe it was because there was so much of it and the quality was fabulous.  A little sneak peek of one morning tea...





It was great to catch up with Facebook friends, Amy, Kel-lea and Meryll and meet so many new friends, all who have th same passion.



Also got to meet some of the amazing artists yet there eg. Jane Davenport, who is a bundle of energy.



Fell in love with Carol Cantrell, Jan Crossley and I adopted her as our 'Rent a Mum' .. She is the sweetest lady....(pssst Carol, I hope this makes me the favourite now! LOL! )




As you may have noticed I am way behind on my posts ... I could.d give you all kinds of fancy excuses but the truth is we are so busy each day that at night when I go to finish my post....sleep wins!  But I will post this tonight even if it is not finished.....


Our next stop was Berrima, on the way to Melbourne via Canberra...it was wet,meet, wet!  Unpacking the bags was a challenge....but thanks to Michael and Seth, under the watchful eye of Andrea, it all managed to be unpacked and packed up again.


Check out the rubbish...Rafferty's Resort packed some snack boxes for our trip



Okay, that is it for me tonight...tomorrow I will share Canberra and a little touch of Melbourne

Thanks so much for stopping by today...you know ai love to see you.  I appreciate all of the love and support along the way.

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Lovely  Linda

Artist in Residence - Upcycled Coasters

I am excited to be sharing a Step by Step Tutorial on the imagine Crafts Blog...we are 'upcycling' and it is fun all of the way.....


You can see all of the details on the Imagine Crafts Blog. I would love you to pop over and check out all of the details....and don't forget to leave a comment and let me know what you think.

Thanks for visiting and for all of the lovely comments you leave me .... Each one is read and appreciated. 

God bless you
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Lovely Linda

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Day 1 Art-is-You Australian Mixed Media Roadshow



Hello Blog Friends, I am sharing this post from the Art is You Australian Mixed Media Roadshow, it is the end do Day 1 and it has already been amazing in everyday - from the people to the place.

it is late but a could not let the day end without sharing a coupe, of photos with you, the first one being some stenciling we did on Canas using paint and various mediums....list of fun a something a little bit new(ish) for me...what do you think?


the Venue is divine, as you can see






The gorgeous name tags are an example of some of the creative goodness that is overflowing.  I will be back with more photos over the coming week or two.

Thanks so much for all of the encouragement and support you give, your comments are always appreciated, each one in read and valued.
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Sunday, August 10, 2014

Darkroom Door - Truck

I have a masculine card to share with you today - it was a lot of fun to create using those Dies and images lying on my desk.


The car image is from Darkroom Door - I love Rachel Greig's photographic stamps



The image has been Water coloured coloured using Imagine Crafts/ Tsukineko Memento Markers and then fussy cut and popped up on to the patterned paper using Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L - 3D Foam Squares.



Sprightly Sprogs Spellbinders® Shapeabilities have been cut.embossed using the  Spellbinders Grand Calibur® Machine.  Want2Scrap© bling has been used on this project.

This card is linked to the following challenges: 
Artistic Stampers - must use rubber stamp "Anything Goes" 
Mema's Challenge - ANYTHING GOES
Oddball Art Stamps- SHOW US YOUR COLORING SKILLS!! 
101: Watercolor - Fun Time with Watercolor (any watercolor project) 
Alphabet Challenge - for Men Only
 Simply Create Too - Old/Vintage 
Wonderful Wednesdays - Always Anything Goes 
WordArt Wednesdays - Anything goes
Stempelsonne Challenge - Anything Goes
Crafts 4 Eternity - Anything Goes
A Girl Who Crafts - Anything Goes August 

Thank you for your comments and all of the support you give me - you make blogging such an amazing place to be!! Your encouragement is such a blessing for me - it makes my day! God bless you!

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Saturday, August 9, 2014

Birthday Butterfly

Good morning Blog Friends - it is Saturday here and we are enjoying the weekend - I have a quick post for you today as I am still fine tuning for being part of the Art is You Australian Mixed Media Roadshow - how exciting is that - I still have to pinch myself!!


Butterflies never seem to be too far away from my cards, but I cannot help myself - and seriously - who does not love butterflies!!  This one is from a pack my daughter gave me - the last one too, they make it so easy to create something pretty. 



The butterfly has been layered onto the Labels Twenty Spellbinders® Nestabilities® which has been cut/embossed using the the Spellbinders Grand Calibur® Machine.  The Die has been used as a Stencil and sponged using  Imagine Crafts/ Tsukineko Delicata in Golden Glitz.

The sentiment is from  Penny Black Inc. and has been adhered to the Fancy Tags Two Spellbinders® Shapeabilities®  The Nestabling is from Want2ScrapScrapbook by Adhesives by 3L - 3D Foam Squares and E-Z Runner have been used on these cards.  


This card is linked to the following challenges: 
Animal Friends Challenge - Must have an Animal SUMMER 
Artistic Stampers -  must use rubber stamp "Anything Goes" 
Mema's Challenge - ANYTHING GOES
Just Keep on Creating - Anything Goes
Word Art Wednesday: Anything goes with uplifting sentiment
Fitztown - Anything Goes
My Craft Creations - Anything Goes
Whoopsi Daisy - 'B' Items (bling, brads, black, brown)
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes
Scrapping4fun - Something Girly
Sister Act - Anything Goes
Crafts 4 Eternity - Anything Goes
Creative Fingers - Anything Goes
Crafty Catz - Lazy days of summer 
Our Creative Corner - 'Summertime' 
Sister Act Card Challenge - Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp -  Anything goes
 
Thank you for your comments and all of the support you give me - you make blogging such an amazing place to be!! Your encouragement is such a blessing for me - it makes my day! God bless you!

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Thursday, August 7, 2014

Bird House Blues

I would consider myself anything but a minimalist, especially when it comes to creating.  When I created a card for a Spellbinders new release, I did not embellish this birdhouse with the aim of showcasing the gate Die - you can see the Tutorial HERE


I could not resist adding some Maya Road flowers, along with some of the Sprigs
 Spellbinders® Shapeabilities® Die D-Lites™



The adorable Bird is from the Tweets  Spellbinders® Shapeabilities® Die D-Lites™ that comes with a base and a filigree layer - so many options.  I have coloured the top layer using Imagine Crafts/ Tsukineko inks.   The gate is cut from the Gate Element  Spellbinders® Shapeabilities® Die D-Lites™.  All Dies have been cut using the Spellbinders Grand Calibur® Machine.

 Scrapbook by Adhesives by 3L - 3D Foam Squares and E-Z Runner have been used on these cards.  The bling is from Want2Scrap.


This card is from the following challenges:
Crafting By Designs - Vintage/Shabby Chic
Inky Impressions - Shaped Cards
Fitztown - Anything Goes
My Craft Creations - Anything Goes
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes
Crafty Creations - Flower Power 
Pennys Paper Crafty - Anything Goes
Come and Get It - It's All About Dies
 
Thank you for your comments and all of the support you give me - you make blogging such an amazing place to be!! Your encouragement is such a blessing for me - it makes my day! God bless you!

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Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Want2Scrap - Beautiful Bling and Cameo Card Sneak Peek

 I am sharing a sneak peek of a card that is LIVE on the Want2Scrap Blog.



It is loaded with goodness....


 
 Using beautiful bling , Authentique Paper, Spellbinders Dies, Imagine Crafts/ Tsukineko inks and Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L you can see it in full and the details HERE

Thank you for your comments and all of the support you give me - you make blogging such an amazing place to be!! Your encouragement is such a blessing for me - it makes my day! God bless you!

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Monday, August 4, 2014

Upcycled Spellbinders Tags


Hello Blog Friends, I have been doing a little bit of recycling.  I created these tags some time ago for a Spellbinders Tutorial and decided they would be great on cards....as you can see in these photos.  I created 4 tags but am just showing two cards.



The card base is cut/embossed using the Spellbinders Grand Calibur® Machine A2 Valiant Honor   Spellbinders® Nestabilities® Card Creator and the tag base is the Labels Twenty-Five Spellbinders Nestabilities®.





The sentiment is by from SRM StickersScrapbook by Adhesives by 3L - 3D Foam Squares and E-Z Runner have been used on these cards.




The second card has been created using the A2 Modern Stationary Spellbinders® Nestabilities® Card Creator as the base - it always makes a great card, this is definitely one of my 'go to' Dies.  I have added some beautiful vintage lace and Want2Scrap pearls.
 



These cards are for the following challenges:
 Amusing - BLING 
Crafting At the Weekend - Anything Goes (always) 
Crafty Calendar - Anything Goes
 Di's Digis Designs - Lace and Pearls
 Sunflower Fields Designs - Anything Goes
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper – Anything goes with Patterned Paper 
Creatalicious Challenges - Monochrome 
Natalie and Amy's Challenge - 'Die cuts & Flowers'
 The Vintage Challenge - must be vintage DO NOT use stamps 
Simply Create Too - Old/Vintage 
Simon Says Stamp -  Anything goes
Sisterhood of Crafters  - Diecuts/Punches 
WordArt Wednesdays - Anything goes

Thank you for your comments and all of the support you give me - you make blogging such an amazing place to be!! Your encouragement is such a blessing for me - it makes my day! God bless you!

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Sunday, August 3, 2014

Happy Day

I love using up those leftover pieces of patterned paper - patchwork is perfect and uses those leftovers that are too pretty to thrown away.  I also have a card on the Want2Scrap Blog
 using the same technique for the background paper.




I keep a box close by to keep all of the little squares in and will do a run of backgrounds to be used at a later date.



The Frames Two Spellbinders Die D-Lites frames the layered flower beautifully and the chipboard frame is from my stash.  I have also used some Faux Lace that I created previously.  Scrapbook by Adhesives by 3L - 3D Foam Squares and E-Z Runner have been used on this card, along with the white Photo Corners, that have been inked using IMAGINE Crafts®/Tsukineko® Memento Luxe™ Mixed Media Pigment Ink in Rose Bud.  Want2Scrap pearls have been added.


This card is linked to the following challenges: 
Allsorts - Favorite Things
 Crafting At the Weekend - Anything Goes (always)
 Cards Galore Encore - Anything Goes
 Live & Love Crafts Challenge - Stitching - Real or Faux 
Mema's Challenge - ANYTHING GOES
 Natalie and Amy's Challenge - 'Die cuts & Flowers' 
Our Creative Corner - 'Summertime' 
The Sisters of Craft - Anything Goes
  Sister Act Card Challenge -  Anything Goes 
Crafting Musketeers - Summertime

Thank you for your comments and all of the support you give me - you make blogging such an amazing place to be!! Your encouragement is such a blessing for me - it makes my day! God bless you!

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Want2Scrap - Patchwork and Swirls

I am sharing a card on the Want2Scrap Blog - making my own background paper with those paper leftovers that are just too pretty to throw away. 




 I have dressed it up with some of the gorgeous Want2Scrap bling.  Of course I have used my Spellbinders Dies and my favourite adhesives - Scrapbook by Adhesives by 3L - 3D Foam Squares and E-Z Runner.  The paper is from the Graphic 45 Sweet Sentiments Collection.

Thank you for your comments and all of the support you give me - you make blogging such an amazing place to be!! Your encouragement is such a blessing for me - it makes my day! God bless you!

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Friday, August 1, 2014

Artist in Residence Tutorial - Watercolouring with Memento Markers

Hello Blog Friends - welcome to my first post in August - where has the year gone?  Today I am sharing a tutorial as an Artist in Residence for Imagine Crafts/Tuskineko


You can see the full project and the tutorial by clicking HERE.  I would love you to pop over and have a look - don't forget to leave a comment and let me know what you think!

Thank you for your comments and all of the support you give me - you make blogging such an amazing place to be!! Your encouragement is such a blessing for me - it makes my day! God bless you!

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