Friday, 12 May 2017

Penny Black - First Waltz

Hi Everyone

First Waltz is one of Penny Black's brush-stroke stamps which are so much fun to colour.  The problem I had with this stamp is that I wanted to colour it with Copics and create a watercolour version using Distress Markers.....hmmmm, time to do both.

Copic Card
Starting with a base card of Bazzill Creampuff, Sweetheart and Fawn, I stamped the First Waltz flowers on Colour Copy 200gsm paper using a Memento Toffee Crush ink pad. 
I then set about colouring the flowers with Copic Markers YG61, YG63, YG67, G29, G14, YR68, Y17, R81, R83, R85 and RV69.
Over the Fawn card, I stamped Darkroom Door's French Script Background stamp with an Archival Coffee ink pad.  The Postage stamp is a My Favorite Things Dienamic's Stax set, perfect for this card.  I added the words from Penny Black's Petal Party 30-113.

Distress Markers Card
Using the same card colour combination of Bazzill Creampuff and Sweetheart, I used Canson Watercolour 300gsm card.
I stamped First Waltz using an Antique Linen Distress Ink Pad.  I coloured the leaves with Distress Markers Peeled Paint, Forest Moss and Pine Needles and blended out with a waterbrush.  I then coloured the petals with Picked Raspberry, Aged Mahogany and Wild Honey. 
I blended around the edges of the watercolour card with Wild Honey and added some words from Penny Black's Footnotes 30-238 using an Archival Coffee Ink pad.
When dry, I covered the watercolour card with Distress Glaze to prevent it from fading, added some paper lace and 'Happy Birthday' from Darkroom Door's Happy Birthday set DDRS143.
Hope you like the card ideas.
Happy Stamping
Michelle & Robyn

Wednesday, 10 May 2017

Scrapbook and Papercraft Expo - June 2017

Hi Everyone

The Scrapbook and Papercraft Expo is back this year at the Southbank Convention and Exhibition Centre, Brisbane from 9th-11th June.

We will definitely be there exhibiting and holding our 1hour workshop, again featuring Altenew stamps.

We can't wait to see you all there and thought we would mention that online tickets are now available via the shows website -

Looking forward to seeing you there.

Happy Stamping
Michelle & Robyn

Monday, 8 May 2017

Thank You For Being A Friend

Hi Everyone

Over Easter I started a card that I have only just finished using Altenew's Peony Bouquet stamp set.

On Colour Copy 200gsm paper, I stamped the first Peony and then kept masking the Peonies until I covered the page as much as possible....then came the colouring.

I LOVE colouring with Copic Markers and this was a real challenge.

I used Copic Markers R32, R35, R37 and R59 to colour the Peonies.  When it was finished, I didn't really like the white gaps between the flowers, so I coloured them with Copic Markers C5, C7 and 100 which really made the flowers pop.

I added layers of Bazzill Beetle Black and Lily White, with an additional layer of Lily White coloured around the edges with Copic Marker R35 so that it matched the Peonies.

I've trimmed the card with ribbon and added the words from Penny Black's Happy Wishes 30-419 on Beetle Black embossed with WOW Opaque Bright White embossing powder.

Hoping you have a great day.
Happy Stamping
Michelle & Robyn


Saturday, 6 May 2017

May Classes

Hi Everyone

This month is going to be incredibly busy for us including May Classes and visits to Stamping Daze Stamp Club and Cameo Club and also prepping for the Scrapbook and Papercraft Expo which is in early June - phew, lucky we're on top of the class kits.

Here's the preview of the May class which includes Sizzix, Darkroom Door, Power Poppy, My Favorite Things and Art Impressions.

If you haven't already booked in, here are our class dates:
Thursday 11th May
Friday 12th May
Saturday 13th May
Monday 15th May
Saturday 20th May
Sunday 21st May
Classes are from 9am to 3pm and are $25 includes lunch.  If you haven't been before, there is nothing you need to bring with you, apart from a smile.
Happy Stamping
Michelle & Robyn

Monday, 1 May 2017

Calendar Project - May 2017

Hi Everyone

Happy 1st May, here in Brisbane it's a public holiday and we're enjoying some absolutely beautiful weather.

In April I started playing with Penny Black's Tulip Queue (40-540) which is a lovely collection of tulips which can be coloured into any colour combination.

This calendar page starts with a base of Bazzill Guacamole which I stamped the Darkroom Door Postcards Background stamp on with an Archival Olive ink pad and blended a little Peeled Paint around the edges.

I then layered up with Bazzill Glow and two layers of Colour Copy 300gsm (I didn't adhere the top layer until the page was finished).

On the top layer of Colour Copy paper, I stamped two sets of the tulips with a Memento Tuxedo Black ink pad.  I then coloured the stems with Copic Markers YG63 and YG67, the red tulips with R32, R35, R37 and R39 and the yellow tulips with Y11, Y15, Y38 and a little YR68. 

After colouring the tulips, I applied Glossy Accents to the Tulips and allowed them to dry.

I then blended a little Salty Ocean and Tumbled Glass around the sky and Peeled Paint around the lower part of the card.  The Glossy Accents protected the Tulips from being covered with the ink.

The last steps were to adhere the layers together and the calendar page.  I coloured the Scrapmats 'May' month and heart with Fired Brick Distress Paint and adhered them to the page.  The Heart I added to Mother's Day.

Happy Stamping
Michelle & Robyn

Wednesday, 5 April 2017

April 2017 Classes

Hi Everyone

Our classes start again tomorrow and the April class is designed to try new products and techniques.

This month we will play with Distress Oxides, Art Impressions, Impression Obsession and Altenew Stamps.

If you haven't already booked in, pick your date, call Robyn on (07) 3888 2462 and book in.

Here's the dates for April -
Thursday 6th April
Friday 7th April
Saturday 8th April
Sunday 9th April
Monday 10th April
Saturday 15th April (Easter Saturday)

Classes are from 9am to 3pm and are $25 including all materials and lunch.

Hope to see you then.
Happy Stamping
Michelle & Robyn

Monday, 3 April 2017

Darkroom Door - Fine Flowers Vol 2

Hi Everyone

I'm back with my next 2 cards from the Darkroom Door Fine Flowers Vol 2.

My first card starts with Bazzill Dotted Swiss Mud Puddle, Lily White, Pinecone, Guacamole and Pear.  I also stamped on Colour Copy 200gsm paper.

Like I said, I stamped the flowers using a Memento Tuxedo Black ink pad.  I then coloured the background with YG61 an YG63 and flowers with E79, E39, E35, Y21, YR23 and YR24.

On a thin strip of Pinecone card, I stamped the word 'Smile' from Whimsical Words (DDRS089) with Versamark and embossed it with Wow Opaque Bright White embossing powder, halo cut it and adhered it to the front of the card.

The last card starts with a base of Bazzill Pear and layered up with Lily White and Colour Copy paper.

On the Colour Copy paper, I stamped the flowers with Versamark and embossed with Gold Pearl embossing powder.

I then blended around the background with Tumbled Glass Distress Ink Pad and coloured the flowers with Copic Markers R20, R22, R27, YG63 and YG67.

I stamped the Butterfly from Fine Butterflies (DDRS175) and embossed it with Gold Pearl embossing powder and then stamped another on scrap paper.  I then cut out the butterfly and coloured it with the same Copic pens.  I then adhered it to the front of the card and added Clear Stickles to the body of the butterfly.

Lastly I stamped 'Happy Birthday' from String Sentiments (DDRS066) stamped with an Archival Jet Black ink pad.

Happy Stamping
Michelle & Robyn

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