Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Classes in Melbourne

Hi there

I'm teaming up with my mate Fiona Paltridge to teach two fun filled days of 
workshops in Melbourne in November. 

If you're a local (or even if you're not) we'd love to see you there xx

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Art Journaling in Adelaide

Thinking of getting into Art Journaling?

My Art Journaling classes here in Adelaide at Seriously Scrapbooking are so much fun ...
we have been having an absolute ball and creating so many amazing pages.

I'm doing two different classes each month ...
Art Journaling on a Saturday & Art Journal Freestyle on a Thursday night.
Here are the dates of the upcoming classes.

Art Journal Freestyle ...Thursday October 20th 6pm - 9pm
Art Journal ...Saturday October 22nd 10am - 12.30pm

Art Journal ...Saturday November 5th 10am - 12.30pm
Art Journal Freestyle ...Thursday November 17th 6pm - 9pm

Art Journal ...Saturday December 12th 10am - 12.30pm
Art Journal Freestyle ...Thursday December 22nd 6pm - 9pm

The Saturday class is a set class ... last month we investigated Collaging and working with Serviettes. October 22nd we will be working with a Gel Press or Gelli Plate and creating our own papers. This class will require you to bring the following to assist you in creating your page ... Gel Plate (only if you have one), Brayer, paint, gel medium, stencils and baby wipes.   There will be plates available to purchase at the class too. Please note that this class will not be repeated this year. 
The class will be $16 plus a kit of $15.

The Art Journal Freestyle class is about learning to create in layers ... creating in a sequence that creates a great page ... for this class, you need to bring a few stamps, stencils, a couple of paints and some ephemera - this could be anything from book pages to pattern paper, left over die cut & stickers or magazine clippings. 
Here is a sample of a few I have done ...
I hope to create a video on my You Tube soon showing the rest of the pages I have created

Please ALWAYS ring and make sure you have been booked in and that you check
Facebook on my page and the shops page to see what you need to bring for the class.

Here are the links ...

Each class will require you to bring a few essential items ...
here is a list of things we use from time to time!
(I recommend the Dylusions large journal)

If you are in Adelaide and want to join in, I'd love to create with you ... Call 8277 1298 to book in.

Hope to create with you soon


Friday, September 30, 2016

You Smile with your Heart ... and Lindys ...

Hello again,
Today I am sharing another page I created
using Lindys Stamp Gang Sprays from the September Color Challenge set.
I am still loving this color combination! Super easy to use!
I used a couple of colors from the set for my page plus one from my stash:
To create this page, I used Marshmallow cardstock as my base
and then used Gel Medium through a stencil over the plain card.
Once it is dry, it creates a cool resist so that when you add color,
the pattern stays white! Cool stuff!
Before I started with the sprays, I did a little test to make sure the colors all
worked in well together and then started spraying!  Starting at the top of the page,
add the first color, then the second one quickly and use a water spray to dilute
it a little and help it drip down the page. Tilt the paper as you need and dry in
between layers to get an awesome depth of color.  I just kept on layering my
colors until I was happy with the coverage and the final color.  So easy!

Here are a few detail shots of the page!
I have filmed a video to show you how easy it is to create this page. 
You can watch it below or on the Lindys Stamp Gang YouTube Channel.


  • Add water quickly after your spray – before it soaks in so that
    you can spread it around a little
  • Test your colors before you start to make sure the spray is working great and to make sure the colors are exactly what you are after!

Lindy’s Stamp Gang Products

Other Products:
  • Marshmallow Cardstock, Gel Medium, Imaginarium Designs Chipboard, Prima flowers, Joggles Stencil, Xpress-It Tape, Gold & White acrylic paint.
Thanks so much for stopping by and have a great day.
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Thursday, September 29, 2016

New Zealand Scrapbooking

I'm heading off to New Zealand again - off to the South Island this time 
and super excited to be teaching exclusively 
for Embellish It in Timaru! 

4 fabulous, fun, technique filled classes using 
Lindys Stamp Gang & Imaginarium Designs on October 29th & 30th. 

Contact Embellish It for all the details and bookings! 

NZ 0274607938

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

My Boys ...

Hi there,  
Natalie here sharing a page I created using Lindys Stamp Gang Sprays
from the September Color Challenge set. 
This is such a great combination and perfect for a Grungy Masculine Page
featuring my husband and my best friend!

I decided to use three colors from the set for my page:Greased Lightnin Green
Danny Zukos Denim
Sandra Dee Sepia

Here are a few simple steps to create this page…
I started with a line using a Black Stabilo pencil then added some Molding Paste with a stencil. Once dry, I started layering my colors, watering down a little as I went and spreading them with a brush.
As it dried, I could see the different layers of color in the paper
I then added some splatters in all three colors
Once dry, I added stamping to create more layers and dimension
I added some mesh tape & old rub ons along my horizon line
Coloured the Imaginarium Designs Chipboard with a combinations of Green & Blue, added some wood veneers and string and added a tag under my photo
And finished the page off with a few Imaginarium chevrons
Here are a few detail images of my page.
I have filmed a video to show you how easy it is to create this page…
You can view it on the Lindys Stamp Gang YouTube Channel.


*Add water quickly after your spray – before it soaks in so that you can spread it around a little*Lindys Stamp Gang Sprays soak right into Imaginarium Chipboard because it’s porous, so dry it between coats to ensure you get the color that you are after.

Thanks so much for stopping by and have a great day.

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Teaching in Tassie

I'm off to Tasmania in December to celebrate my Grandmothers 90th birthday - thought while I was there I'd teach a couple of classes ....

You can catch me at Image Plus on Monday 19th December

Vintage Mixed Media Layout With Natalie May

This class is super pretty and a great introduction to the world of Mixed Media!
It’s all about adding layers of beautiful paper and layers of fabulous products to help enhance your photos. Stamping, inking, layering, distressing and some pretty flowers to finish … full of fun technique and lots of layers. Perfect for those of you who aren’t too sure how to step into the arty Mixed Media world.
Date: Monday 19th Dec at 7 pm
$50 (50% non refundable deposit required with booking, limited places so book early to ensure a place)

Adventurous Cards with Natalie.
Monday the 19th of December at 3.30 pm
Join Natalie in creating up to 7 cards in this fun class using Kaisercraft & Lindys Stamp Gang! Nat has been a cardmaker for over 23 years and loves mixing up techniques to create cards that are unique and that your friends and family will love. Stamping, inking, distressing, layering … this class has it all.
Price $50.00 Limited seats, 50% non refundable deposit at time of booking

Friday, September 2, 2016

Tag ... You're it!

Hi there,

Today over on the Lindy's blog, I am sharing my first Video tutorial with
a sweet set of tags!

I've used colours from the August Color Challenge set for my tags ... Nice & Bright ...
The Magicals are all from the Caribbean Crush Set ...Pineapple Paradise, Luscious Lime, Caribbean Blue, Mango Mania and Hibiscus Rose.
This is my absolute fave set too!
Creating these tags was super simple.
I started with a light swipe of gesso over my tag just to seal the paper, then made a water wash of each Magical color, added two colors over the gesso, flicked on 3-4 colors with a brush and then allowed to dry.  The Imaginarium Designs Chipboard has also been lightly coated in gesso before being coated in color as well. A quick swipe of Light Molding Paste, a little stamping and some sweet embellishments.

I have filmed a video to showing how you can make this, you can watch it below on the Lindy's Stamp Gang YouTube Channel. (this is my first video - so go gentle on me)

Tip ... once your background color is on... dry before flicking on the next layers
just so they dont 'muddy' up.
Tip ... you may need to add a few layers of color to the gesso coated
chipboard to get some color intensity...


Lindy’s Stamp Gang
Other Products:
  • Prima Tag, clock face & flowers, Golden Light Molding Paste, Imaginarium Designs Chipboard, Tim Holtz Stencil & Stamp, Kaiser Stamp & papers, Archival Ink, Flutterby Designs words, Studio Calico enamel dots, doily Christmas decoration, Teresa Collins stickers & Dimensional Magic.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day
Much Love Natalie
for blog

Saturday, August 20, 2016

Crazy Birds Copic Colouring ....

I love colouring with Copic Markers ... wish I had more hours in the day to do some but here are the cards we created in my last Copic Colouring class at Seriously Scrapbooking!

If you want to know how to colour with Copics and you are in Adelaide, send me an email and I will let you know when the next Beginners Copic class is .... natmay@adam.com.au

Friday, August 19, 2016

Cards for every occasion

Hey there
Today I am sharing a few cards I have created as part of my Big Shot Classes I teach at Seriously Scrapbooking here in Adelaide.

I have used some lovely Kaiser Craft papers with some new Couture Creations dies.

Thanks for stopping by