Wednesday, 23 May 2018

New Darkroom Door Stamps - YAY!!

Hi Everyone

Rachel and Stewart have released their new stamps and WOW, these are great.

There are 4 new Texture Stamps, 4 new Eclectic Stamps, 4 new Stamp Sets (love these) and 4 new Sentiment Strips.  

Sentiment Strips are a long stamp (not as long as the Border Stamps) which feature words relating to the theme of 'Happy Birthday', 'Thank You', 'Baby' and 'Merry Christmas'.  These stamps have certainly grabbed my attention as they can be used as single words or as a border down the edge of a card.  Such a great idea!!

Here's some pictures from the release and you will find them all in store or online - http://michellescardsandstamps.com.au/products-page/darkroom-door-stamps-by-designer/

Happy Stamping
Michelle & Robyn

















Monday, 14 May 2018

Graphic 45 - Floral Shoppe

Hi Everyone

We have been waiting for this paper since we first saw it in January and it has finally arrived.  The Graphic 45's Floral Shoppe paper is just so beautiful and we can't wait to start playing with them.

We have purchased the whole range, including single papers, paper pads in 12x12" or 8x8", Chipboard die-cuts, Tags & Pockets, Ephemera cards and Stickers.

Here are a couple of pictures from the range and you will find them all on our website - http://michellescardsandstamps.com.au/products-page/graphic45/.

Happy Stamping
Michelle & Robyn




















Friday, 11 May 2018

Scrapbook and Papercraft Expo class

Hi Everyone

The Scrapbook and Papercraft Expo starts in Brisbane from Thursday 7th to Sunday 10th June - yep, it's 4 days long this year.

This year the show also joins the Craft and Quilt Fair so one ticket gets entry to both shows - what a bonus!!!

We are definitely exhibiting again this year and have lots of new products, tips and techniques to show you.

We also have our One Hour Hands-on Workshop showing some of Altenew's latest stamps.  The class shows features 3 cards and each kit includes as set of Altenew Cube Ink Pads (valued at $20). 

The class is at 12pm (noon) each day of the show and is $20.  You can book before the show by calling Robyn on (07) 3888 2462 or at the show by visiting our stand.

To find out more about the show, you can find all the details - http://scrapbookexpo.com.au/scrapbook/

We look forward to seeing you all soon.

Happy Stamping
Michelle & Robyn

Wednesday, 9 May 2018

Cocktail Time

Hi Everyone

In our April class, we included the Beer Blueprint stamp set from Tim Holtz and you may have noticed the theme continuing in May with the Wine stamps.

This is another set from Tim's new release - Cocktail Blueprint (CMS335).

Starting with a base of Bazzill Pomegranate and Beetle Black, I added another layer of Colour Copy 200gsm card which I stamped the 3 images on so that I would have the background drawings from the Blueprint Sketches.

On another set of papers, I stamped the 3 images and coloured them with Copic Markers - R05, R20, R27, R39, R46, YR61, YR68, Y11, Y15, Y17, Y35, Y38, YG63, YG67, YG11, YG09, YG06, G05 and G17. 

After cutting out the images and adhering them to the card, I applied Glossy Accents to make the glasses look like - yep, glass!

On the Margarita Glass, I added Glossy Accents to make it look like salt.

Hope you like the card.
Happy Stamping
Michelle & Robyn


Monday, 7 May 2018

May 2018 Classes

Hi Everyone

Our May Classes kick of on Thursday and this month feature a great range of cards.

This month we feature Gorjuss, Sizzix, Tim Holtz, Art Impressions and Altenew in our classes.  The Altenew card also features a 'stitched-like' card and we promise, no cross-stitching!!!
 
 
Our May class dates are:
  • Thursday 10th
  • Friday 11th
  • Saturday 12th
  • Monday 14th
  • Saturday 19th
  • Sunday 20th
If you haven't already booked in, give Robyn a call on (07) 3888 2462.
 
We look forward to seeing you all then.
 
Happy Stamping
Michelle & Robyn

Saturday, 5 May 2018

Altenew - Spring Daisy

Hi Everyone

I was having a play today with my new Zig Clean Color pen set by colouring these Spring Daisy's from Altenew.

This card starts with a base of Bazzill Pinecone and Creampuff and I blended a little Brushed Corduroy Distress Ink Pad.

I added the words from Impression Obsession D17159 with an Archival Jet Black ink pad.

Now to stamp the Daisies and Leaves.  I stamped the images on Canson Watercolour Card (300gsm) using an Archival Jet Black ink pad and coloured the leaves with Mid Green (46) and Olive Green (43).

I then coloured the Daisies with Bright Yellow (52), Yellow (50) and the centre of the flowers with Mid Brown (65) and Dark Oatmeal (66).

These pens are water based, so I lighted then colours with a water brush.  When dry, I cut out the images and added Distress Micro Glaze on top to prevent fading.

Happy Stamping
Michelle & Robyn



 

Thursday, 3 May 2018

Enchanted Iris

Hi Everyone

The Enchanted Iris stamp by Altenew has been calling me for a little while and I finally had some time to colour it.

The card has a base of Bazzill Pansy and Wisteria and topped with Colour Copy 200gsm paper which I blended a little Peeled Paint ink pads around the edges.

I stamped the Iris' and Leaves with Memento Toffee Crush ink pad, so that the lines were not too visible.

I then started with colouring the stems and leaves with Copic Markers YG61, YG63, YG67 and G29.

I then coloured the yellow centres of the Iris' with Y21 and YR23 and then the rest of the Iris' with V000, V12, V15 and V17.

After I finished the card, I tipped a little Perfect Pearl on my Craft Sheet and spritz it with water.  I then used the Splatter Brushed and flicked it over the lower part of the card.

Lastly, I stamped the words to the card with an Archival Jet Black ink pad.

Happy Stamping
Michelle & Robyn




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