Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Lindy Love

Hi there – I'm over at Lindys today, sharing a few of my favourite projects that I have
created over the last 12 months.  I am super passionate about Lindy’s products and love teaching, creating and doing demos with them here in Australia.
Let me tell you about a few of these projects…
Here in Australia we have a fabulous scrapbooking magazine called Scrapbooking Memories and each year they hold a competition where 10 winners are given the title of ‘Master” for a 12 month period … this year I was fortunate enough to be one of the ten and “Perfectly Content” & “Beautiful Girl” are two of my winning entries.
“Perfectly Content” is showcasing a 5×7′ photo and is using my fave colors from the Lindys collection … Tibetan Poppy TealHydrangea Blue & Lucky Shamrock Green plus a few more shades of blue & green.
“Beautiful Girl” has been created using an upcycled product – I created this project using 3mm plywood for the background, Gel Medium through a stencil then a combination of pinks and purples over the wood. I then used dress patterns, string and tape for the base of the page along with gesso, crackle medium and Lindys Sprays & Magicals. I used Bodacious BlushMagnolia Magenta GoldPretty in Pink Pink and Sweet Violet Purple Teal,
These next 3 projects were created especially for Scrapbooking Memories Magazine as part of my Masters publishing commitments.
Using Graphic 45 papers, I created this page of my Pop but I wanted to enhance the papers by flicking on some Lindys.  I used a combination of Pirates Plunder GoldBachelor Button Blue, Silhouette Silver and Blazin Black for this page. I love the sense of depth it gave.
This next page is one of my favourites – I’m sure the photo is the reason …so much love……
I created this page using Mixed Media cardstock for the base then used a combination of Sprays & Magicals to get the look I was after – keeping in the pink & red tones creates a gorgeous romantic feel I think. I used Blazin BlackRamblin Rose PinkPeony Scarlet Red andPearlescents.
I think I have scrapped this next photo at least 10 times … I love this photo of Jessica taken some years ago and when I was creating this page with the Heartfelt Creations dies and Stamps, I knew it would be perfect. I stamped the images onto watercolor paper, coloured them with a wash of magicals and then die cut them using the matching dies.
The simple gorgeous layers make this page seems simple and pretty. I used Bells of Ireland Green and Peony Scarlet Red from Prairie Wildflowers and Mango Mania from Caribbean Cruise .
So that’s a few of my favourite projects at the moment … nothing makes me happier than creating  pages of my favourite people.


Lindy’s Stamp Gang
Much Love to you all,

Sunday, July 10, 2016

Art Journal Love

The challenge this month over at Words & Paintery is right up my alley so
I decided to create a cover for my Art Journal.

Using Liquitex paints, I used layers of blues and yellows with stencils to create my cover.
I then hand painted some leaves over the top.

If you are in Adelaide, we are creating this in class next Saturday at Seriously Scrapbooking.
The class is $16 with a kit of $22.00. 
Please call 8277 1298 to book in.
If you are coming to class, please bring stencils, paint, gesso & an old credit 
card as well as a couple of kitchen sponges.

Much Love Natalie

Friday, July 8, 2016

It's a Lindys Blog Hop ....

We thought you might like to get to know the new designers at Lindys Stamp Gang a little bit better, so we are having a Blog Hop to welcome them all to the Lindy's family!

Hop Details To celebrate our new team we will be giving away two Lindy's Stamp Gang Gift Vouchers worth $50 each. To enter you MUST leave a comment on each blog here on the Lindy's Stamp Gang Blog! AND on this post to be in the draw. Winners will be announced once the hop is over, Hop Starts: RIGHT NOW! Ends: Sunday 10th, July 2016 - at the last stroke of midnight! Winners Announced: Monday 11th, July 2016 There are two $50 Gift Vouchers available, winners will be drawn randomly from among blog comments. Local and international entries are welcome - this hop is worldwide - a bit like our Design Team! The Hop order is: Lindy's Stamp Gang - Marta Łapkowska - Marta Turska-Grochocka - Natalie May - - you are HERE Cindy Brown - Djamila Khiter - Ekaterina Zenevich - Solange Marques - Caroline Elliam - Kareen Brochu Harvey - So start here at and leave a comment on each of the Designers blogs to play along.

Over the last year on the team, I can created lots of fun pieces .... here are a few of my faves ...

Thanks for stopping by and have fun with the blog hop ... dont forget to leave a comment
Much Love Natalie

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Oh ... My ... Goodness...

I am super happy to be educating for another term with Lindy's Stamp Gang.

Will you check out this amazing team...
Beyond Thrilled

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Adelaide Art Journal Class

This Saturday I have a new Art Journal Page to teach at Seriously Scrapbooking.

The class starts at 10am and if you have available, you can bring the following items...

Art Journal
Paint - including black &  white
Gel Medium
Word or script stamps
Latex sponges
Credit card or Store card

If you have stencils similar to any of these, please bring them 
PLUS any other of your faves and include some circles too.

Please call 8277 1298 to make sure you are booked in

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Sun, Sky, Sand and Sea .....

Hello to you all.

It's my time to share again over at Lindys Stamp Gang
and I've created a project using the Color Challenge Set for June.


These colours work beautifully together and I knew straight away that I wanted 
to blend them together for a page.

Here are a few simple steps to recreate this page

I used 3 sheets of thick Mixed Media cardstock and used a blade to cut curves and straight lines
I started with Summer Lovin Sun and used a water brush to paint on the color. 
By using a water brush, I could thin it down and make it lighter by adding more water or dip again and intensify the color
I then added Magicals in the same colour to add some deeper color in spots.
I love the depth that has been created through the water and Magicals
I then repeated the process with Kissin Kenickie Coral
and the Kissin Kenickie Magical as well
And again in Pink Ladies Pink with the spray and matching Magical
To get the 'Inbetween' color I was after, I colored some more strips with Coral and then gave them a spray with Pink
while they were still wet... this produced a lovely deep coral color.
I then allowed them the dry in the sun before separating them into their color piles
As I knew I was covering the background, I used a cardstock that wasn't going to be seen.
I  ran strips of tape down the page to secure the layers.
Starting at the top, I added all the Pink strips first then worked my way down to the yellow.
Make sure they are all secured properly
I trimmed a little off the edges and then matted it on black cardstock to create a frame
For the Imaginarium chipboard title, I coated with spray gesso first, then used Magicals to
add the color and blend into each other. I then gave it a spray with Pink to finish and again allowed it to dry in the sun.
I am super pleased with how this page came out ... all those luxurious layers of color.

And when I took it outside  ... the shadows created even more layers and texture!

I cant wait to try this out with other color combos.

Thanks for stopping by.

The products I have used are

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

A Thank You Tag

Hi there.

Natalie here sharing a little something I made for someone special.

There is a lady that comes and does classes with me who I have taken quite a shine to ... 
this wonderful lady has become an amazing friend and she has a heart as big as Australia. 
At the moment, she is doing a little 'mending' job for me as I can barely sew a button on a 
shirt and as a Thank you, I have created this tag for her.

I created a tag to go with a small gift or some flowers.

Here are a few simple steps to recreate the tag.

I covered an Imaginarium Designs chipboard tag with Canvas Paper and then used a stencil to add some Light Molding Paste. 
Once dry, I adhered some strips of the canvas paper using glue and allowed it to dry.

Using a Pipette, I then started with Kissin Kenickie Coral and 'puddled' it on then added the 
gorgeous yellow followed by some splatters of pink
Once dry, I added some stamping with embossing ink and then sprinkled it with
Sunset Yellow Orange Embossing Powder 
To create a little matching button, I used a clear cabachon and adhered it with
Glossy Accents to some coloured canvas, trimmed it and glued it on.
I used the Sunset Yellow Orange embossing powder on the chipboard butterfly 
and also added some Angel Wings Gold on the leavesI'm loving the results and hope that it will look gorgeous with a nice big bunch of flowers.

Thanks for stopping by.
The products I have used are