Sunday, November 25, 2012

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Our brief from Stampin' Up! was to come up with projects that used our selected products or techniques and challenged our boundaries.  I have been making roses for a long time now and learned from a tutorial from fellow Stampin' Up! demonstrator Carolyn Rakowski from Tasmania.  Her link is on the side of my blog. . . she is a legend and loves paper tolling in all its forms.

So I had been asked to do flowers and flourishes as my presentation during my allotted time slot.  We were to make a variety of projects to appeal to the attendees including cards, scrapping pages and off the page projects if we felt inclined. . .

Here is one of my projects:
The base of the project is grunge board (which I collect from packaging such as the Glimmer Card stock and Simply Scrappin' Kits).  I cut the card and the First Edition Specialty DSP with the Originals Two Tags die.  Distressed the edges and daubed them all with soft suede and crumb cake.
All of the tags are linked together using the divine Crumb Cake Scalloped Edged Tulle from the Holiday Catalogue which will be finishing at the end of January.  This is lush, soft and adds texture, colour and interest to all projects ~ love it!
I selected the Regals Family of coloured card stock and ink to use with the projects so the primary colours are Cherry Cobbler, Riding Hood Red, More Mustard and Not Quite Navy.  I have also added the usual neutral shades of Early Espresso, Soft Suede and Crumb Cake where needed.
The flower is made using the Fancy Flower Punch.  The leaves are stamped using French Foliage stamps and the rock and roll technique in More Mustard and Riding Hood Red and Soft Suede and Riding Hood Red.  I fussy cut them out and distressed them a little.  The contrasting little leaves are from the Bird Builder Punch in the Champagne Glimmer Paper.  The corrugated card in the background is from the delivery carton and the scallop edge has been done with the Large Scallop Edgelit.  The letters are all done using the Bigz Typeset Alphabet in Riding Hood Red and sealed with Crystal Effects for impact. Project sprayed with Stamping perfume (champagne shimmer paint diluted with rubbing alcohol).
I stamped directly onto the DSP background in the rock and roll technique on this one.  The rose is made using the Fancy Flower Punch in More Mustard and the contrasting leaves are done in the same way as above.  I also cut out an acetate butterfly using the Bigz Beautiful Butterfly die.  I then ran it through the Elegant Lines Embossing Folder for texture and the jeweled body is made from Rhinestones which I coloured with a red permanent marker.  The "N" tag has Cherry Cobbler Scallop Edged Tulle and Crumb Cake Seam Binding ribbon which I have finished with a Faceted Vintage button on top of a 1/2" circle punch of Champagne Glimmer Paper and linen thread/  The daisies along the bottom are from the Paper Daisies packs daubed with More Mustard and finished with Pearls.
The Butterfly images and frame come from Papaya Collage. Butterflies are stamped in Craft Basic Black and coloured using the Regal Water Colour Crayons. The larger butterflies were created using Acetate Window Sheets and Very Vanilla card stock (stamped with the floral image from Elements of Style) - both run through the Big Shot using the Beautiful Butterflies Bigz die. The acetate was then embossed using the Elegant Lines Embossing Folder and the edges dipped in Champagne Glass Glitter (and tom bow for adhesive).  Extra large and normal sized pearls for interest. Gold leaves Bird Builder Punch and Champagne Glimmer Paper.
Background stamped with the Elements of Style flowers.  Glitter tulle made with Crumb Cake Scallop Edged Tulle, tom bow and Champagne Glass Glitter.  Buttons from the Regals collection and linen thread.  "A" Tag is dressed with Cherry Cobbler Seam Binding ribbon, Early Espresso Scallop Edged Tulle and Linen Thread along with a beautiful Antique Brad.  There is an acetate butterfly made by the same method mentioned above on the edge of the "a" as well.
"D" Tag is made the same way as "H" at the beginning with slightly different colour leaves.  "E" Tag has mustard single punch roses and little circle twirl fillers along with some Champagne Glimmer Paper leaves from the Builder Bird Punch and Cherry Cobbler Seam Binding Ribbon.  I applied the glass glitter directly to the delivery carton cardboard one I had distressed it and cut it with the Large Scallop Edgelit.  Background stamping is French Foliage.

I hope that the project has resonated with you in some fashion.

Chat soon
Shanni xx

Long Time No Blogging. . .

Sorry folks, have been absent for a month, I was preparing for the Stampin' Up! Heartfelt event in Brisbane where I had been invited to be a presenter.  It was a wonderful time and I learned a heap. Can't wait to put it into practice.

Being at presenter at Heartfelt meant lots of time creating but not being allowed to share as much as I usually would (there are restrictions on when you can share your projects).  You will be pleased to know that there is a massive backlog of projects to upload and inspire you all with. . . so stay tuned over the next few days.

I will also be doing a tutorial on rose making with the Stampin' Up! punches and flower dies.  I hope that it tides people over in their practising and that heaps of roses turn up all over cyber space very soon.

Stampin' Up! continues to inspire and amaze me - we had a wonderful gathering in Brisbane.  350 demonstrators and friends filled the rooms at the Brisbane Convention Centre for a full day of creating, sharing and inspiring.  Each event hosted by Stampin' Up! improves every time.  I am on countdown now for national Convention in May 2013 ~ we will be celebrating Stampin' Up!'s 25th Anniversary and it is going to be a blast.

Stay tuned
Shanni xx