Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Clear embossing & Rub'n'buff

I have only 2 more sleeps to go before leaving for the Creative Soul Retreat in Melbourne!!! I am really, REALLY, looking forward to catching up with some old friends, meeting new ones for the first time and schmoozing with the wonderful tutors....fingers crossed some of their creative genius will rub off and I can learn some new stuff and have it not actually FEEL like I'm learning! It'll be really nice to be a "student" for a change. ;-)

I won't be missing any of the atc classes while I'm away, serendipitously it worked out that the retreat fell in an in-between week of my teaching so that's great! Though I have had to be super organised and do all the prep work for the next class....which is "Clear Embossing & Rub'n'buff"! Here are the samples for the class, they came up better than I thought they would.

"Life is an Island"...(stamp from Rough Draft plate by Green Pepper Press....~waving~ Hi Michelle!!!)

"Fortune, Fame, Love"... (I have had this huge circular stamp for ages and it's the first time I've used it, sorry... I don't know who it's by? The photo corners are from Julie's 'Collections' range - available at Scraptivate, and I've embossed them with the cuttlebug folder "Textile")
"Rouge"...(the wonderful Svetlana gave this stamp to me and the stamp company name escapes me...Svetlana, please leave me a comment and say which company it's from in case someone MUST have it.)

"Science"... (Leonardo's Vitruvian Man stamp by Cherry Pie)

"Melancholy Moments... (Paris Moments stamp by Hampton Arts. There's that black texture paste again!!! lol)

"Gastric"... (Beautiful fine script stamp from Delish in the background on this one and I used one of Julie's 'Collections' houses to highlight the image - from Scraptivate again. The house was run through the cuttlebug with the Textured Branches folder that embossing folder!)

"Wild Life"... (Tim Holtz Nature's Moments plate from Stampers Anonymous)

I won't be blogging while I'm away as I'm leaving my laptop at home (on purpose) but I expect I'll have some great pics to show when I get back. The main thing to remember when stepping out of your comfort zone for some wonderful arty time is "must take pictures"!!!!! I'm only gone for a week so I'm sure the time will just zip by.


Anonymous said...

Next class looks awesome Kelsey, hope your knee is better and ready for you to enjoy your well earned break.
See you tomorrow !

Jenxo said...

lovely atcs, Kelsey.
Have a great time at the retreat...jenxo

Sonia E. said...

Stunning ATCs! Thanks for sharing.

Hannah - Mary P said...

Oh wowee...amazing ATC...have a great time away :d

Chris said...

Holy cow! These are fabulous! I guess I"m not familiar with the Rough Draft rubber, but now I'm going to check on it!

You will be an excellent student. Play good with the other kids!!

Flippinpest said...

Amazing ATCs. I would love to be able to do such amazing work :-)

Sam Marshall said...

Hi Kelsey,
These ATCs are AMAZING!!! Love them all.(Loving the RubnBuff). Have a wonderful time on the retreat- I know you will.

Dee said...

Soak up everything at the retreat and then bring it all back for us.... your loyal students. Love the ATC's, I might even try one today.

Susan Tuttle said...

Have fun at the retreat!

Such beautiful textures in these pieces!

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Lady Di said...

Kelsey your ATCs are wonderful. I'd love to do one of your classes sometime ... any chance of a cyber-class??? I'm so looking forward to meeting you, this time tomorrow, we'll be checking in ...

Jenny said...

I am so inspired by your work Kelsey and I cant wait for you to get back.... HAVE A WONDERFUL GREAT HAPPY CREATING TIME

Luv Jen xxx

Gaby Bee said...

These ATCs are fantastic. Fabulous textures! Have a great time at the retreat :-)
Gaby xo

chrisw said...

Have a great time kelsey..and those atc look wow as always

Shelly said...

You have the perfect touch with embossing. I never get that kind of crisp detail.
Fantastic cards, especially love gastric.
Thanks for your lovely comment on my blog. :-)
Hope you are having a great time at the retreat !!!

mary schweitzer said...

You always do such beautiful work!
Have a wonderful time

Linda Cain said...

Stunning work, as always!

michelle ward said...

*waves back* can't wait to hear about your event!