Sunday, May 31, 2015

June's Stamp of the Month

Can it really be June already?!
Welcome to June's Stamp of the Month Blog Hop created especially for you by Australasian Consultants. If you have arrived here from Shauna's Blog, Passionate About Pages, you're in the right place. If you've stumbled on us by chance, don't panic! The blog hop is one big circle, so by clicking the links at the end of all the posts you'll be able to view all the inspiration and come right back round to where you started.
This month's special stamp set is one I've been looking forward to using for quite some time. It's just so cool and cheerful. My daughter loves it too :-) and she's thrilled that it's come out of its wrapper at last.
I have to admit that the ideas for this layout came from Liz Mullins Johnson, a CTMH consultant in the USA. She posted a beautiful photo of a single page which used this stamp set, so I converted it into a double-page spread.

For this project I used White Daisy cardstock and teamed it with Pear, Lagoon and Thistle. For embellishments I used the Lagoon Hearts 1" washi tape, the Purple Glitter Gems and the White Shimmer Trim. Click here to be taken to my shop to see these and many other beautiful embellishment ideas.

I stamped the black outlines of the ice creams in Archival Black ink on White Daisy cardstock, then coloured them in with Shin Han markers and cut them out. To give some extra dimension the embellishments are popped up on foam tape.

The "Ice Cream Dream" stamp set can only be purchased in June. It's worth $33NZ, but if you place an order with me worth $75 or more you can get it for just $5. Click here to view the Stamp of the Month page on my website.
Thanks for hopping by! Won't you leave a message before skipping through to view more inspiration on Simone's blog, Scrappy Matters?

Saturday, May 23, 2015

May's Second Workshop

Our second workshop this month featuring the Jackson paper packet was for a layout which allows room for enlargements.
Have a look below for the layout guide and the finished pages.
We stamped a Distressed Background onto the Glacier strips using Cocoa ink, and we created the "Reel Life" embellishment using the Rock n Roll technique. The great thing about this stamp is that there is a clear delineation between the two colours (there's a gap on the stamp) so it's easy to get the colours pretty much where you want them.
Next month I have two workshops planned: one using the Stamp of the Month and one using the Wanderful paper packet. Make sure you book in on my Facebook events page so that I know you're coming!

Monday, May 18, 2015

May's First Workshop

If you're disappointed to find you missed last Friday's Jackson workshop, don't panic! I have a second Jackson workshop running this Friday night, with a brand new double layout. Reserve your place on my Facebook events page.
We had seven ladies come along on Friday night and all completed their layouts. We added texture with background stamping, and dimension with daubing. It was heaps of fun and very relaxed.
Scroll down for the featured layout.