Friday, May 13, 2016

Seriously Awesome Color Combo from Lindys ....

Hi there

Natalie here sharing a layout I created featuring some crazy photos 
of our daughter Jessica and the May Color Challenge set.

This is a great set that work together just brilliantly and I couldn't wait 
to get some color on my page!





This is the layout I created today.



Here are a few simple steps to create this page.
Use Golden Light Molding Paste and a Stencil to add texture to your backgound

Once dry, use washi tape to mask off half of your page and cover the rest with paper towel

Starting with TiffanyLou Blu, spray the page then add Bells of Ireland Green and then Tea Pot Purple

Allow them to run into each other a little and let the paper towel catch any excess.

Then use the matching Magicals and sprinkle over the wet spray.
This will add some intensity & depth to the page

Gently peel off the washi tape and dry your background


To add some white splatters, I mixed White Acrylic Paint in a cup with a little Pearlescents to create a thin liquid

Lightly splatter across the page and allow to air dry

As I couldn't find any paper in my stash the right color purple, I decided to spray it to match

I gave it a squirt with TiffanyLou Blue & French Lilac Violet and dried it off with the heat tool

The wood veneers were first sprayed with Blazing Black and then I added some Bells of Ireland Green

I finished by adding some tiny splats of Blazing Black to my page



So I hope that you have a go at creating something simple 
and easy like this ... it's certainly fun and the end result looks pretty great!

The colors that I have used are

Much Love 
Natalie

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Hold onto your Dreams ....


I am ridiculously happy to be teaching at The Brisbane Scrapbook and Papercraft Expo in June.

Back in June 2008 I did my first trip up to Brisbane and it was then that I dreamt 
of becoming a tutor at this amazing event.

It was on my 10 year plan - and finally I have a classroom at the expo!

So I am teaching two classes for the wonderful Kaye at Scrapify and I cant wait!

The first one is a layout all about using Monochromatic tones on a Scrapbook Page - it's 
something that I LOVE to create and we have a kit that is full of gorgeous
 Prima papers, Imaginarium Chipboard, flowers and Lindys Stamp Gang products!
The second class is an introduction to Art Journaling .... this one's my favourite!
This gorgeous project is suitable for beginners through to more advanced crafters.  You'll be able to choose your colors for your project and get a great kit in this class - you will need to bring your own A4 Art Journal to this class - Head to Scrapify to get one at a great price.

So how do you book?
Pop over the the website HERE and book in - the classes have had extra seats 
added so make sure that you dont miss out before they fill up

 Cant wait to see you there

Friday, May 6, 2016

Masking with Magicals ....


Hi there

I love it when I stumble across a new product in my local art supply store.
Last week I discovered this wonderful product ... Schmincke Masking fluid/drawing gum and decided to give it a go
on watercolor paper with this months color set.



Have you used a masking fluid before? It's a great product for covering a specific
area which should remain white when you want to add a color to your project.
Please excuse my messy desk :)


So for this page, I used some 300gsm water colour paper, used black archival ink to 
stamp some images and then used the Masking fluid to 
color in the areas that I wanted to stay white.

Once it was completely dry - allowing it to air dry will give you the best results -
I then did the fun bit - adding the colour.

I started by tapping on Tiffanylou's Blue Magicals with a fan
brush and then gave it a spray with water.


While it was wet, I lightly misted on some Bells of Ireland Green and then used 
my paintbrush to spread it out - I love that watercolor paper allows the color 
to sit on top of the paper - giving it more time for movement. 
I then added some Pineapple Paradise by dipping my brush into the 
bottle and dab it on to add some highlights.



Once it was completely dry, I used a rubber to very gently rub off the Masking fluid - 
this reveals a white area left behind.


Absolutely LOVE this result - the little pops of white in the stamping
makes it jump right out of the page!


 The Imaginarium Design chipboard I swiped with Bells of Ireland Green 
and Tiffanylou's Blue Magicals - loving that shimmer ....





So there you have it - another super easy & fun technique using 
Sprays & Magicals that you can easily create at home

Have a great day
Natalie May

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

A new Lindys Color Challenge

May seeing some beautiful colors being released in a set!





This month I focused on using 4 colors from the set on this page of Fiona and I!



I have also used some new release Imaginarium Designs chipboard that I designed! 
Yes - that's my own handwriting! How exciting!




So make sure that you head over to the blog and check out what our 
amazing team have created ...
here is a little taster....


Sunday, May 1, 2016

May & June Classes......





And a BIG Thanks to these two lovelies who supplied awesome stamps for
me to use at the Adelaide Expo xxxx


Friday, April 29, 2016

GO GREASED LIGHTNIN' Cards....



I am loving making cards at the moment .. being able to create small little
works of art that I can give to my fave people is really making me happy!

A couple of weeks ago, I was shown a technique using 3D Crystal Lacquer & Dimensional Magic and thought I would give it a go using the Go Greased Lightnin' Spray set.
This set is a beautiful Flat spray that includes the following colors:  
Danny Zuko's DenimGreased Lightnin' Green,
Rizzo's Rowdy RedSandra Dee SepiaTears on My Pillow Tangerine



I love this color set as it's nice and bright and punchy but most importantly,
the colors all work together really well.

I used watercolor paper for my base and used the fine nozzle on the bottle to
simply draw circles, squiggles and lines. I left it to air dry for a couple of hours
before coming back and spraying on my color.
I love the way the Crystal Lacquer creates a fun resist!



To finish the cards, I cut some die cut shapes using my Sizzix Machine,
painted on colors from the Go Greased Lightnin' Spray set and then
for the words, coated them in Angel Wings Peacock Embossing Powder.

   

Super simple and super effective!

Thanks for dropping by today!

Much Love