Here's the Collections products stand....as you can see, lots of lovely chipboard for altering...these are available online at Scraptivate and yes, we ship worldwide!!! If you've seen the lovely houses that Linda has had on her blog, they are part of the fabulous Collections range of products.....oooooh, don't I sound like an advertisement for Julie....she's a lovely girl (the designer of the Collections stuff and better still - a local!!!!).
Anyone for a bit of patterned paper???
The tools and paint stand with a view into the classroom.
The ink/mists stand, rubber stamps are on the other side of this. This is not all of the shop, just a few of the stands, we have lots more!!!
We recently received some wooden birdhouses in the store for sale and we were asked if we wanted to take one home to decorate. I think there is about 6 of us who have them to alter and I've finished mine so thought I'd put the pics up.
The things that went into this are:
- texture paste
- Pearl White metallic paint
- Dove Grey Stazon
- Patina Glimmer Mists
- Graphite Glimmer Mists
- stamping on tissue paper
shrink plastic (whoops, lost my bullet point on this one???)
- metallic paper
- antique pewter embossing powder
- mouse cage wire
- sharpies & treasure gold
- my clear words
- a fuse
- my own poem
- and finally, clay wings.
The eye is stamped on mica...
The fuse and more shrink plastic (heart)...
The clay wings on the top of the house with my clear words, texture paste is on every 2nd square on the roof...
Front & left side view...
The fuse...with the backward "E". Sometimes you do things that you don't mean to do, but they turn out okay....I've had this "E" issue before!!! lol
A final close-up of the front panel...
So that's it for the birdhouse, now onto some cards that I have coming up in the March issue of Australian Stamping & Papercraft. I've had some atc's published 3 times before in this mag but I was asked to take part in a stampers challenge using a Stampers Anonymous stamp of a maple leaf with text. I know that Debbi is also doing this challenge so I can't wait for the issue to come out as Deb always does outstanding work! These are my 3 cards.
Spotlight technique using twinkling h2o's to colour sections of the leaf.
For this one I've alcohol inked the background gloss card, then done the soot technique on top.
Last one is shrink plastic tiles. I coloured the shrink plastic tiles first with alcohol inks, then stamped, then shrunk them.
So I'm not a card maker (can you tell??? lol), but I wanted to do something that incorporated some of the things that I teach in my atc classes. Now I can say I'm "published", not that it is a huge deal to me but for teaching purposes, every bit helps. ~grin~
Apologies if I've worn out your eyes with all these pics, also sorry if you're dealing with dial-up speed - been there, done that....what a pain! I know for some people, they have no choice....better slow speed than NO speed!
Finally, Sam tagged me to tell 6 non-important/quirky things about myself. I've done this before but it was 7 and I think I spilt my guts a little too much in that one....so here's some banal info about me...
1. I'm not a fake flower lover!
2. I used to tap-dance, do modern jazz as well as acrobats, AND I have the trophies to prove it!
3. I have 1 tattoo, got it when I was 15.
4. I love sharpies!
5. I have all my internal organs, except my gall bladder.
6. I am old, older than you think! (You are only young once, but you can stay immature indefinitely!)
I know I'm supposed to tag 6 people but I did this before so won't do it again....okay....now close your eyes.....sleeeeeeep.......sleeeeeeep.......sleeeeeeeep......