Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Twenty15 ... Back to School

Can you believe that school has gone back today??
The holidays were great but I'm ready for a little routine that's for sure!

Today I'm sharing a little book that I made for Jessica to take to school to write some notes in about her new class and her new year.

I have used the new Digital Cuts created by Rachel Hodge for A Piece of Cake Designs!

These are ideally designed for Project Life but as much as I have tried, I just cant get myself into PL!

So ... I decided to turn these great digi cuts into a mini book and back them with some various scrap papers from my stash.

I used the 2015 Embellishment Cut Files and the Back 2 School Cut Files.

Totally loving them!

Here is a little slideshow of my album!

Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend!

Natalie May

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

LOVE Lindys .....

Hi there

Monday was my first Design Team post over at Lindys Stamp Gang! So exciting!

Today I'm sharing an 8x8 canvas that I taught for a Kids Class here in Adelaide.

We are right in the middle of School Holidays here in Australia and teaching kids classes is one of my favourite things to do.
I regularly teach a Kids Mixed Media class and it is one of the most popular classes we run during the holidays.  I love that children are willing to have a go and put aside perfection for having fun!
Plus its a perfect opportunity for them to get a little bit messy!

This project will be for them to put up on their wall or on a shelf.
It's super cute and I cant wait to share it with them.

1. Apply some texture paste to the canvas using a mask and dry with a heat gun

2. Glue a thick paint brush to the canvas, paint it with gesso and dry. Once dry, add some texture paste in and around the edges of the brush and then apply some clear micro beads and allow to dry.

3. Glue on some wood veneer letters.

4. Spray around the edges of the canvas with Cape Cod Coral

5. Now add some spray in various shades of purple... starting with the darkest at the bottom and then layering to the lightest so that you get a fade out of the purple. You don't want to go over the coral completely.

6. Take the lid off the coral and use the nozzle to add a more intense colour to the top of the canvas and allow it to drip down.

7. Next I sprinkled on some Cosmic Pink Blue Embossing Powder and heat set - this gave it a beautiful shimmer all over the paint brush

8. I used Dimensional Magic to give the alphas a little shine

9. And lastly add some flicks of white paint from a Sharpie Marker just to give it a little dimension.

Here are some close ups of the finished canvas.

I cant wait to teach this and see what amazing colour combinations the kids come up with!

Lindy's Products Used
Witch's Potion Purple Spray
Tea Pot Purple Spray
Pop Rock Purple  Spray
Cape Cod Coral Spray
Cosmic Pink Blue Embossing Powder

Other Products
Imaginarium Designs Mask
Studio Calico Wood Veneer Alphas
White Sharpie
Martha Stewart Micro Beads
Chromacryl Texture Paste

Have a great Day
Natalie May

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Cool Classes

This Saturday I'm repeating this exciting class at Seriously Scrapbooking.
My Mixed Media Canvas is going to be a regular fun 

class where you can explore your creativity and try something new.
The class is at 10am on 17th January and is only $36. Please call 82771298 to book in.

Come and join me next Wednesday 21st January for a 
Copic Card and Technique Class. Class is $16 + small kit. 
Please bring your own markers. 
Copic experience is essential
Call 82771298 to book in.

Thursday, January 8, 2015

Happy Day

Today I'm sharing another page I created with the December Main kit for A Piece of Cake Designs

It's a simple page but super effective and really easy.

I used the Amy Tangerine 'Stitched'; High Profile paper and used a knife to cut it into wedges before sewing it to my cardstock. I then used a Lindy's Stamp Gang mist in Teal and gave it a little splatter to match the colour of my necklace in the photo! Too easy!

I cut out a few triangle from Amy Tangerine 'Stitched'; Scissors and turned them into a banner, added the gorgeous Cherry Flair and the twine and all done!

Hope you having great holidays!

Natalie May

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Your Time to Shine ....

 I taught this page earlier in December I think - I love this line of paper from Prima - I think it's so pretty and definitely needed fussy cutting!

I added in some Heidi Swapp Colour Shine in Coral to finish it off!

What do you think of my title?
This is one of the new designs from Imaginarium - IN MY HANDWRITING!

Thanks for stopping by

Saturday, January 3, 2015

White with ......

 This month over at White With One, our colour to work with is ...... Placid Blue!

I created this page as a variation of the Green page that I showed a few days ago!
But this time I used various stickers and strips of paper to create interest underneath my photo!

Why don't you pop over and have a look at the awesome creations the design team came up with!

Have a great day

Friday, January 2, 2015

Lindy's Stamp Gang .... OMG!!!!!!

Happy New Year to you all.

Here in sunny Adelaide it's a very hot start to the new year - today is 40c (104f) 
and we had to come home from the river early because its hotter there! :(

(me & my gorgeous besties)

So what's been happening?

I'm super excited to be part of the Lindy's Stamp Gang team!
OMG ... seriously???
I'm LOVING their products and always have so this is a massive YAY for me!

Check out the rest of the team .... I'm pretty freaking over the moon to be working next to these lovelies... I hope I can live up to their expectations .....

So the first color challenge is up.... ooohhh totally divine!

This is what I came up with!

So what do you think?
Are you loving this color combo as much as me?

 For your convenience, Lindy’s Stamp Gang puts together Limited Edition Sets with colors from our range that go perfect with the challenge’s graphic. You are free to purchase it to play, or use similar colors you already have in your collection. It’s completely up to you!


Head over today & have a look!