Thursday, March 9, 2017

Scrapbook Page Tutorial

Hi there from sunny South Australia!   We have just started what we call ‘Mad March’ here in Adelaide where there are music festivals, comedy festivals, car racing and all sorts of awesome events going on. The weather is fabulous, the sun is out everyday & I have been embracing the festival mood in a big way … And getting creative at the same time!
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Today I am sharing a page featuring my 13 year old daughter Jessica … she has just started High School and is turning into a cool little human!  I wanted to create  a page that shows her bright and bubbly personality, captured beautifully in this photo taken by my wonderful friend Amanda Baldwin.
The March color challenge set was the perfect combination for this page.
BASIC TECHNIQUE
The steps are super simple and I have created a video of the process which you can find at the bottom of this post or on the Lindy’s You Tube Channel.  Start with a few background stamps in black archival ink then using a brush, add Cosmopolitan Pink.
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Add Cape Cod Coral and Kissin’ Kenickie Coral and drying between layers.
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Give it a light spray with Clam Bake Beige.
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Take a length of string & shove it right into the bottle of Merci Beaucoup Mint … pull it out and allow to dry.
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Finish with some splatters of Blazin Black and Merci Beaucoup Mint.
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It’s that simple!
Here are a few close ups of my project.
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You can watch the video and see how this page was made, right here.
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Thanks for stopping by and have a great day

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Upcoming Classes

l have a couple of great classes coming up at Seriously Scrapbooking this weekend if you are in Adelaide ...
Sat 25/2 - 10am Gelli Plate Workshop ... Learn to create your own Pattern Papers...Please bring if you have ... brayer, paint, stencils, wet wipes, paper towel & a gelli plate

Sat 25/2 - 1.30pm Masculine Layout using Dina Wakley Paints ... Please bring if you have... basic kit plus gel medium, old store card, 4x4 photo, Tim Holtz sponge dauber

.... Call 8277 1298 to book in

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

A little Art Journal share

Just thought I'd pop in and share a glimpse of the art journal pages I created today ...

all created using Dina Wakley paints plus stamps and stencils from my stash








Thanks for stopping by

Thursday, February 9, 2017

A little Lindys Magic

HI there
My turn over at Lindys today sharing a fun and quick scrapbook page with you.
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I love to create my own papers and the February Color Set created the most gorgeous papers for this page.
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Here are a few simple steps for you to follow but please head over to our You Tube Channel for the full process video ...
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Spray color direct to wet watercolor paper allowing the colors to blend into each other
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Once dry, splatter on some white and allow to dry
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Repeat with Dark Chocolate Truffle
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Create a wash of Dark Choc Truffle on your mat
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And smoosh the paper through it.
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Once dry, you'll have a few sheets all in the same tones but with different effects
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Use a punch to create circles
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Use a sewing machine to stick them to your page and add your embellishments
So easy and the perfect way to customise your layout.
Here are a few close ups for you!
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So there you have it! I hope that you enjoyed my You Tube & tutorial and that you are all creating up a storm and making some beautiful things with Lindys!

Much Love
Natalie May
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Friday, February 3, 2017

My 2017 Craft Room Tour

Good morning to you all

Today over on the Lindys Blog, the super talented - and incredibly organised - team are
sharing their craft spaces ... and then there's me!

Here is the Honest Truth about how I create ... I could have sugar coated it
but I'm not really into hiding the truth lol.

So grab a coffee - and maybe some seasick tablets - and take a peek into my madness .....




Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Perth Here I Come .....

I'm heading back to PERTH to teach 😁
Friday 17th March - Sunday 19th March

Head over here to book today!


Sunday, January 22, 2017

Last Days to Book

Last Chance to Book ...
Do you want to be involved in one of the BEST events in Brisbane this year?
Fee & I only have 4 spots left for each day ...
email me to book in at natmay@adam.com.au ...
don't be the one who looks at the photos and wishes they had booked in ... no one likes FOMO! :) BOOKINGS CLOSE ON JAN 25


Thursday, January 12, 2017

Magical Watercolor Cards Re-Visited

Today I am sharing over at Lindys ....
As some of you know, I regularly teach classes here in Australia, educating people on
all the awesome things that you can do with Lindys Stamp Gang products!
One of my most requested and popular classes over the last 18 months
has been my watercolor cards.
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I originally created them back in August 2015 and they are just so much fun.
You can see the original post here.  Back then I hadn't quite figured out the whole You Tube
thing so I decided that I'd give it a go again but using some of the new Prima stamps
I recently got my hands on.
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Here are a few simple steps to create these cards but please check out the You Tube channel
for an in-depth look at how easy it is!
Mix some Magicals with a little water in a palette.
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Use Obviously Black Embossing powder to Heat Emboss the stamped image
onto 300gsm Watercolor paper.
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Wet the paper then use a size 10 round brush and add the Magicals to the stamped image.
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Because the image is heat embossed, it creates a 'barrier' for the color to stay in.
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Set them aside to air dry.
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Add a second coat of color to add intensity, then start a watery wash on the background -
lots of water will help the color move around.
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Here are a few more shots of the cards with the Magicals I used for each card.
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You can watch these being created right here or over on the Lindy's YouTube Channel.
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Lindy's Products

Embossing Powder: Obviously Black

I hope that you enjoyed that little tutorial and my cards and I look forward to popping back soon!
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Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Christmas Scrapbooking Kit

Do you love a kit? 

Seriously Scrapbooking have this great kit I designed ... 


In this awesome collection kit in a box is enough great stuff 
to make 6 super Layouts and 10 quick Cards!!!


You will receive a selection of fantastic papers from 
Echo Park, cardstock, ribbons, decorative brads, 
Christmas flowers, Imaginarium Designs Chipboard 
& an ink pad! 
The kit includes instructions with step by step photos. 


And I think $50 is a pretty great deal 




Monday, January 2, 2017

New Years Giveaway!

It's time for a

 GIVEAWAY!!!! GIVEAWAY!!!! GIVEAWAY!!!!

To Celebrate the New Year ... I am Giving away this 
great little pack featuring 
the NEW Copic Blending Pad, the NEW 2 in 1 Glue Pen & Brush 
& the New Foam Mounting Squares from XPress It!
Plus ... I'll be adding a few BONUS bits from my 
stash ... think chipboard and stencils!


To Win it ...
all you need to do is 

1. SUBSCRIBE to my Newsletter
and
2. Share on Facebook & Instagram using 
the #xpressitau and #nataliemay
and
3. Leave a comment here to say you have done so!

It's super easy!

Winner will be drawn on January 9th

***the boring bits ... 

This promotion is not sponsored, endorsed or administered by Instagram or Facebook. Open to Australian residents only due to the ridiculous costs of posting overseas ... sorry guys!***

2017 Lindys Team and a Blog Hop!


Hi there!

I am super thrilled to be back on the Lindys Stamp Gang Design Team for 2017
 and to celebrate this INCREDIBLY TALENTED new team, we are having a Blog Hop!
💛Will you have a look at this fine bunch of artists 💛

For those who dont know me ... I'm Natalie ...
I am a full time papercrafter working out of Adelaide, South Australia and absolutely
LOVE what I do – especially working with Lindys products,

 Versatility is my biggest asset … from grungy, simple, sketches and shabby through
to mixed media, art journaling, canvas art and cardmaking –
I love to dabble in it all!

 I work in a Scrapbook store, teach 15+ classes a month
and live and breathe
Paper, Ink & Lindys!

Here is a snippet of my fave projects from the last 12 months!

BLOG HOP DETAILS
• Hop starts 7am on 1st January 2017 and finishes at midnight 3rd January 2016.
• Click on the DT members' name to connect on FaceBook and click on their
blog address to see their amazing art!
• Please leave our new DT members a little love on their blogs to join in the hop! 
For those who play along, you will need to leave a comment on this post
and on each of the blogs, to go into the PRIZE draw.
• Prizes drawn randomly include - 1 x $50 Gift Voucher and 4 x $25 gift vouchers
to the Lindy's Store.
• Prize winners will be announced on the 4th Jan!!!!!

Good luck to everyone and enjoy getting to know our 2017 Winter/Spring Design Team




























Have fun and thanks for leaving me a little love!




Friday, December 16, 2016

Christmas Angel with Lindys....

Hi there,
It’s Natalie here sharing a little Christmas Angel Canvas I created using the December Color Challenge Set, Jingle Bells Shimmer Sprays.
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I have a slight obsession with stamps and last month came across this stunning Carabelle Studio stamp which was perfect for that idea I had floating around in my head!
Here are a few easy steps to recreate this project…
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What do you think?  Not too complicated? This could really be a canvas for any time of the year … not just Christmas but it will sit amongst my Christmas display once the decorations go up.

I love this color set … Golden Sleigh Bells gives the most gorgeous shimmer – I tried to capture it outside in the sun but the photos just didn’t do it justice!

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Here are a few detailed photos of my canvas …. I love all the little elements … the way the Glass Pebbles shimmer and the wings glisten in the light.
I have also prepared a little video of the process and you can watch it over on the Lindys Stamp Gang You Tube Channel.
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I thought you might like to see a few close-up photos.
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You can watch the video below or over on the Lindy’s YouTube Chanel.

Lindy’s Products

  • December Color Challenge Set: Jingle Bells Shimmer Sprays  (Rudolph’s Nose Red, Frosty Forest Green, Frolic in the Forest Green, Silent Night Silver, Golden Sleigh Bells)
Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope that you have a happy & healthy Christmas.
Much Love