Tuesday, 7 August 2018

August 2018 Classes

Hi Everyone

It's time to kick off our August classes and we have a colourful group of cards for you.

This month we feature Graphic 45, Alcohol Inks, Power Poppy, Art Alchemy, 3D folders lots of techniques to learn.

Here's a sneak peak of our cards.

Our classes run from 9am to 3pm and are $25 includes soup for lunch.

Our class dates in August are:
Thursday 9th August
Friday 10th August
Saturday 11th August
Sunday 12th August
Monday 13th August 
Saturday 18th August

For our regular Sunday group, just a reminder that the class has been moved to the 12th August as we need to pack for Paperific.

If you are unable to attend the class, but would like a pre-stamped class kit, you can order them on our website - http://michellescardsandstamps.com.au/products-page/card-kits/

We look forward to seeing you soon.

Happy Stamping
Michelle & Robyn

Sunday, 5 August 2018

Thank you Southside Stampers Inc.

Hi Everyone

Thank you to the wonderful organisers of the annual Southside Stampers Inc. club here in Brisbane for hosting us this weekend at their camp in Brookfield.  This is a fantastic camp, organised by passionate stampers and made us feel very welcome.

Robyn was onsite for the weekend with an onsite shop and Michelle and Robyn hosted an Altenew class on Friday night where the ladies made 5 cards in 2 hours!!!

Thank you again ladies for organising such a fantastic event, we very much enjoyed ourselves.

Happy Stamping
Michelle & Robyn

Friday, 3 August 2018

Distress Oxide ink pad release 4

Hi Everyone

Just a quick note to let you know that Tim Holtz's new Distress Oxide release is now available.

This release includes 12 new colours to the Distress Oxide family, including Old Paper, Spun Sugar, Tumbled Glass, Stormy Sky, Dusty Concord, Mustard Seed, Crushed Olive, Mowed Lawn, Ground Espresso, Tea Dye, Ripe Persimmon and Barn Door.

The ink pads are $9 each or you can purchase the set of 12 ink pads for 100.  The ink pads are available instore or on our website - http://michellescardsandstamps.com.au/products-page/distress-oxide-ink-pad/

There has been a delay with the reinkers and they should be in shortly.

Happy Stamping
Michelle & Robyn

Wednesday, 1 August 2018

Calendar Project - August 2018

Hi Everyone

Morning and welcome to August.

For our calendar page this month, I have used Power Poppy's - Dahlia XL stamp set.

The card base is Bazzill Ivy, Guacamole, Pear and the Colour Copy 200gsm card.

I stamped the Dahlia and Leaves on separate paper and cut them out.

The Leaves were coloured with Copic Markers YG61, YG63 and YG67.

The Dahlia was coloured with Copic Markers R20, R22, R27 and R39.  

The word 'August' was coloured Gold using Prima Marketing - Metallique Wax in Vintage Gold.

Wishing you a great August!!

Happy Stamping
Michelle & Robyn

Sunday, 29 July 2018

Power Poppy - Pure Prairie Spirit

Hi Gals

So, after my red card using the Pure Prairie Spirit stamp set, here's the original piece that I was colouring.

This card starts with a base of Bazzill Lily White and Heather card.

On the Colour Copy 200gsm paper, I stamped Power Poppy's Pure Prairie Spirit (PPJUL1702) using a Memento Tuxedo Black ink pad.  I blended a little Tumbled Glass Distress Ink around the edges.

I started by colouring the background of the image first, it's a little hard to see on the card, but I started with Copic Markers G21 and G24 and added a little colour behind the flowers so that they didn't appear to be laying flat on the card.

I then coloured the leaves and stems with Copic Markers G24 and G28.

Now for the flowers, I used the following combinations - Yellow flowers Y11, Y08, Y17, YR24.  Pink flowers - RV52, RV55, RV06, RV02 and V06.  The Blue flowers - BV00, BV02, BV13 and BV17.  The centre of the flowers was colouring with E31, E35, E37 and E79.

I then stamped the words on a scrap of paper and adhered them to the top right of the card.

Have a beautiful day.
Happy Stamping
Michelle & Robyn

Friday, 27 July 2018

Power Poppy - Pure Prairie Spirit

Hi Everyone

For anyone who doesn't know me, I really love red.  I was colouring a card the other day with a number of colours (you'll see this card in a couple of days) and thought I would like to try it as a bunch of red flowers, so here you are - Power Poppy's Pure Prairie Spirit (PPJUL1702).

I started with a base card of Bazzill Pomegranate (my favourite red card) and added a layer of Bazzill Lily White and Pear.  On the Pear card, I cut the Lawn Fawn Quilted Backdrop die which is the stitching marks you can see.

I added some scalloped borders and Kaisercraft paper (black paper with green dots, sorry I don't have the code) and the words 'Wishing You A Brilliant Day' from the same stamp set.

For the flowers, I stamped the bunch on Colour Copy 200gsm paper using a Memento Tudexo Black ink pad. 

When colouring flowers, I always colour the background first, so started with the greens using Copic Markers YG61, YG63 and YG67.

I then coloured the flowers using Copic Markers R20, R22, R27, R46 and the centre of the flowers with E31, E35, E37 and E79.

I then halo cut around the edges of the flowers and adhered the image to the card using mounting tape.

Hope you have a great day
Happy Stamping
Michelle & Robyn

Wednesday, 25 July 2018

Best Wishes

Hi Everyone

Since our recent arrival of Power Poppy stamps, I've been making a lot of cards using these fantastic stamps.

Here is a card that I have made using the Power Poppy - Dream Wedding (PPJUN1603) stamp set.  I thought this card could be used for lots of occasions, Wedding, Bridal Shower or Birthday.

I started with base layer of Bazzill Dotted Swiss card - Mud Puddle and added layers of Creampuff and Graphic45 papers 'Birds of a Feather' and 'Just Because' from the Botanical Tea paper range.

I cut the Fishtail Flags from two sets of My Favorite Things Dienamics die sets and edged with a little Tumbled Glass Distress Ink.  I then tied some white ribbon around the top of the card and secured with a double knot.

In the stamp set, 'Best Wishes' is a two line stamp.  I really wanted this to be a one line stamp, so I carefully cut the stamp in half and lined them up on my acrylic block.  I did do a couple of practice stamps to make sure I had them straight before stamping on the Creampuff card, but it did work.  The stamp will now work in is 2 line or 1 line format, which is great as I really like the font.

Next for the cake, I stamped it on Colour Copy 200gsm card and coloured with Copic Markers E50, E31, E35, Y17, YG03, G07, G28, BV02, BV17, R32, R35, R37, C0, C1, C3 and C5.  I then halo cut the image and adhered it to the card with mounting tape along with the words 'Best Wishes'.

Happy Stamping
Michelle & Robyn

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