Wednesday, April 9, 2008

New Collections Products, Faux Leather & Textured Paper

Well, Julie van Oosten from Collections has done it again! She has produced a wonderful new range of products with birds, new 6" x 6" papers, , flowers, butterflies and lots of other new stuff - but my most favourite would have to be the new windows that are perfect for atc's as they are 2-1/2" x 3-1/2" and mini doors/windows too! Here's an atc that I made using the Limited Edition range of black windows. This was included in a $50 Collections products raffle pack that was recently run at work, Scraptivate. Congratulations to Suzanne McMeekin for winning this fantastic pack and I hope you like the atc!

Last night I taught the Faux Leather Technique class to the Tuesday group of atc girls. Such a great technique and wonderful for making use of the fantastic Golden paints, though Jo Sonja paints also made an admirable impression as well! I don't have a scan of the raffle atc as I only finished it half an hour before the class started but I did make one in the class, strangely enough not using the Faux Leather technique. It was just a muck-around paint job on a piece of white cardstock showing the girls how impressive the Golden Quinacridone Nickel Azo Gold colour is. Natalie challenged me to make an atc while the class was going on so of course, you can't say no to the needs a couple of brads still, but oh how wonderful this colour is! I only used one drop of the Nickel Azo Gold and a paint brush dipped in water and smooshed the paint around on the card, added a little more on my "transdermal applicator" to rub around the edges, dried it, added a little Micaceous Iron Oxide for shimmer and an image, some text paper, some thread around the image, a crackle stamp, some corrugated black card and one of my clear words on a piece of sharpie-coloured chipboard and it was done! Janick won this as a "second-prize" in the raffle that I got conned into doing!

Last Saturday's atc class that I taught was called Textured Paper. Take some cardstock, some scrapbook text scraps, book page scraps, tissue paper (printed and/or plain), some thick gesso, slap it all down, let dry and you have textured paper! This was the raffle atc.

In the last post I mentioned that I was doing something for a scrapbooking magazine. Here are a couple of ......I'm not going to say sneak peeks......"limited views" of the canvas. I won't be able to post the whole thing until after I come back from my holiday (8 sleeps to go!!!).

A big thanks to Jacky for including me in the "5 blogs I love to visit" award....I'm sure in some illustrious company with this one! Visit Jacky's blog to see who else she nominated. I'm not going to nominate for 2 reasons, I have done numerous blog nominations before and it's just too darn hard to narrow it down to 5! But I thankyou anyway Jacky for reading my blog. ;-)


Sam Marshall said...

Kelsey, this is stunning! Your work is amazing. I love the sneak peeks of your canvas. Not long for your trip!

Jacquelines blog said...

These are gorgeous Kelsey!

Linda Cain said...

Everything here is GENIUS!!! Wonderful work and great sharing!

Jenny said...

Ohhhh how EXCITING 7 days till you go away !!! I would be needing sleeping tabs this week if it was me LOL !!

I really really (see if you say it twice it means that you really really mean it !!!) have a wonderful time, take lots of photos and relax xxx

See ya when you get back

Luv Jen xxx

Jenny said...

Oh I forgot to say how much I LURVE THE TECHNIQUES AND ATC'S

Luv Jen

mary schweitzer said...

I love the reality saying. Too true!
Beautiful work as always.

Jen Crossley said...

Just beautiful Kelsey your work is always amazing

Jacky said...

Hi Kelsey, thanks for sharing the great techniques! I like how you have wrapped the fibre/thread around the image...looks great. Love the new collections range (will have to check out the shop website).

ATCLindaB said...

ooooh see now I have to buy those new chippy bits! JVO is such a gem for making more goodies.

keep inspiring Kelsey :)

glitterangel said...

Wow, lovely work!