Thursday, November 1, 2018

November Lindys Challenge ....

HAVE YOU SEEN THIS!   OH. MY. GAWD.....
Hi there! We are trying something new starting this month.  We’ll still have 5 winners of $50 gift certificates to Lindy’s, (sometimes more if we get tons of participants), and of those, 3 projects will be picked by Lindy’s for style, linking, etc, (the details are below) and 2 will be randomly drawn.  Hopefully that way more people are encouraged to enter and we’ll get even more gorgeous projects!  We just love sharing the Lindy love & thought this would be a great way to do it without anyone feeling intimidated. 
Now on to our November palette.  After last month’s softer hues, we thought we’d jump into the end of fall with a big pop of color!   So, dust off your sprays, magicals and embossing powders & get inspired by this month’s colors!
Whether you want to enter the challenge, check out some fabulous projects or  just be part of a fun, positive, encouraging group, please join us:  Lindy’s Creative Gang Group!
Here’s this month’s inspiration:
Unfortunately, we are no longer creating or selling sets that match our inspiration photo. I know, I know, it’s a bummer, but instead, we are going to throw in a FREE inspiration ‘Color of the Month’ with all orders over $50!
In case you are panicking, here are some color suggestions for you to use in our challenge, but you can also use similar colors as we wanted you to be able to use what you have on hand to join the fun!
SPRAYS: Grab a Guy Gold
Oktoberfest Orange
Rizzo’s Rowdy Red
Guten Tag Teal
Tawny Turquoise
EMBOSSING POWDER:  Grab a Guy Gold
Oktoberfest Orange
Rizzo’s Rowdy Red
Guten Tag Teal
Twilight Jade
THIS MONTH OUR COLOR OF THE MONTH IS – TAWNY TURQUOISE

Here is my take on the November colour challenge ...
I used Guten Tag Teal and Tawny Turquoise on the background and the chipboard has been coated using Guten Tag Teal as well. The resin ladies are coated in Grab a Guy Gold, Oktoberfest Orange and Rizzo’s Rowdy Red


Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Live Inspired

Hey there Gang!
Today I am sharing a page I created using the amazing Autumn toned colours from the Lindy’s October Colour Challenge!  I just knew these would look fabulous with a photo I had in my stash, and create the perfect layout to remember a day on the harbour.
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This is such a beautiful and soft colour palette and was the perfect match for some lovely 7Dots papers from my stash.
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Let me talk you through a few simple steps to create a background like mine…
I started with a thin layer of 13Arts Clear Gesso to seal the paper.
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Next I used a StencilGirl Stencil as a stamp by spraying it with Steampunk Sepia and brushing on a little Oom PahPah Pink and then stamping it onto my page.
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I then dried it off, before adding some splatters of South Shore Sand, Cowabunga Copper & Steampunk Sepia. It was a little too bold so I dabbed it off with some paper towel to make it a little more subtle.
Then, using a brush I applied a combination of Cowabunga Copper & Sepia to a rubber stamp and stamped onto the page … I LOVE this effect.
Once dry, I assembled all the paper and layered elements before enhancing them with a combination of the 5 colours from Lindy’s and added some more splats for balance.
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Here are a few close-ups of the page – how much do you LOVE that shine from the Glory of the Seas Gold!
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Thanks for stopping by and I can’t wait to see all your entries for the Colour Challenge this month!

Lindy’s Products


Cheers
Natalie

Monday, October 1, 2018

StencilGirl + ThermoWeb = AWESOME

Hey there

I have been having a play with some Thermo Web products this week and have whipped up
some very cool cards using my StencilGirl Stencils & Deco Foil.


Here are a few simple steps to create these cards

 Using a heavy Gel Medium, I swiped it over the stencil and  popped it aside to dry.


  Just before it was completely dry - in fact - it was transparent and tacky - I applied the Deco Foil over the top, covered it with
some baking paper and then ran it through the laminator.


 Once out of the laminator, I peeled back the foil to reveal the image ... so very cool!


 I'm still working out what to do with the bits I peeled off as they look pretty awesome but I am loving these cards! 
They aren't the easiest to photograph but I love the hot pink deco foil and the Old Gold is simply divine - and a great match with Kraft Cardstock.

I used the new Pam Carriker Stencils for these cards along with the Jennifer Evans Faces in the Crowd stencil ... Love them!




Thanks for stopping by!

Natalie


Sunday, September 30, 2018

Copic in Adelaide



Plus ... if you want to learn about Copic Markers ...
I have added a BONUS Beginners class on the 11th at 2pm ...
Give me a text or email to book in
0409994322 
natmay@adam.com.au

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Adelaide Scrapbooking Retreat

***2 SPOTS HAVE BECOME AVAILABLE***
Scrap Chat Relax Retreat - October 19-21, 2018
Adare Camp - Victor Harbor
Friday to Sunday including all meals and accommodation $230
Friday to Sunday Day Pass - meals included $130
Saturday Day Pass $60 Sunday Day Pass $60 (meals included)
Mini Classes by Fiona Paltridge & Natalie May over the weekend 
Email - natmay@adam.com.au


Monday, September 17, 2018

Brisbane ... Three Great classes for you ....


I am super thrilled to be returning to Brisbane this weekend to teach at Bella Paperie 

BOOK IN direct with Debra and the lovely team

Unit 33/302 South Pine Road, Brendale
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

Call (07) 3205 5911


Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Thanks ... for Lindys

Hey Gang
Just dropping in with a super simple Scrapbook Layout featuring some bright
and gorgeous colors using Lindys Stamp Gang Magicals!
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This page is all about the photos so I wanted to highlight those 3 fun images by underlying them with a simple Darkroom Door stamp and some super bright colours from Lindy’s.
Here is a short process video showing you how I created this page …

Basic Process

  1. Start by stamping Jar stamp onto 12×12 paper in waterproof ink
  2. Add magical powders to a palette and activate with water – mix well to get a nice even color
  3. Using a paintbrush add a different color to each stamped jar image and allow to dry
  4. Color die cut word using one color from your pre-mixed Magicals and allow to dry
  5. Add photos and embellishments to page to finish.
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LINDYS PRODUCTS

So thanks for stopping by …
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Monday, September 3, 2018

New Zealand ... I'm coming back!

I'm off to Hamilton, New Zealand!
Come and see me at the Hamilton Craft & Quilt Fair!


Book in for one of my $5 workshops - super fun and suitable for all crafters over 16 years of age!



Wednesday, August 15, 2018

August Classes

What ya doing over the next couple of days?
Want to get Crafty with me?
Just flick me a message to reserve your spot 0409994322.






Sunday, August 5, 2018

Bonus Class in Adelaide

Got some time tomorrow and want to create?
I'm doing a last minute Class! 11am til 3ish $28.
Monday 6th August
Can be an Art Journal or Scrapbook Page.
Tools we use ... Blending Sponges, Oxides, Stencils, Stamps Bring if you have available - if not use mine! ... Message or text to book in 040 999 4322.


Saturday, August 4, 2018

Sunday, July 29, 2018

In Honor Of Stencil Girl




Hey there lovely creatives!

For this month's "In Honor Of' theme,  I am honouring my Grandparents with this Scrapbook Layout.


This is my Nana and Pa's Wedding photo - it is my favorite photo of them and it just beautiful.
Both of them have now passed away but their memory is living on through our family.

To create this page, I used a stencil that is coming out soon designed by Pam Carriker! and incorporated a few different techniques.  I have created a short video if you want to see the process.



Here are a few simple steps ...
 I started by using Dress Pattern and book paper to collage a base. Once dry, I used Distress Inks and Oxides plus Lindys Stamp Gang Sprays to add colour.


On a separate panel of cardstock, I used dress pattern again and used the stencil with heavy gesso to create a strip of interest across the middle. I then used a couple of Lindys Stamp Gang sprays to add colour and dimension.

I love how the gesso creates a resist with the spray.


I applied gel medium through a sponge and then added gilding flakes before brushing them off when dry - leaving an awesome finish.





I love the final finish of this page ... the layers of stenciling with gesso, sprays, inks and gilding flakes work so well together and all create a look that matches the photo really well.

Here are a few close ups.






 Thanks so much for stopping by!

Natalie