Thursday, December 8, 2016

Cause it's all about fun and colour ....

Sharing a little of what I have been up to lately :)
And a little of what is planned for 2017 ...

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Cruise Mini Album for Flutterby Dsigns

The 'Mad About You' Everyday Etc cards were perfect for showing off a heap of photos I had from the cruise that we went on earlier this year so I decided a mini album was in order!

Starting with some white cardstock cut to various sizes, I created textured backgrounds using Gel Medium and Texture paste and a variety of Flutterby Stencils. Once they were dry, the Lindys Stamp Gang colours were added leaving the stencil images standing out on the backgrounds.
 Add a little stamping … a few punched out words, some vellum, acetate and the 'Mad About You' Everyday Etc cards and you have a bright little album! 
 The use of the stencils gives each page an individual look and keeps the focus on the photos!  
The veneer hearts take on the colour of the Magicals beautifully and are the perfect finish for the pages
For the cover of the album, I filled the Sticky Notes packaging with gold pebbles and created a ‘shaker’ behind the Polaroid frame … too easy!

 Flutterby Products Used:

Thanks for having me Guest for you this month Anita and the Flutterby Designs team!

Monday, November 28, 2016

Flutterby Guest Designer

I have another project up at Flutterby Designs today!

I was inspired by the '&' card from the 'Mad About You' Everyday Etc cards
when creating this Art Journal page.
Istarted off with some layering of paint, added some hot pink 'On the Plus Side' stencilling followed by some 'Got Letters' stencilling in white Liquitex paint.
Adding some punched out ampersands and some stamping created an element of dimension before cutting out the Ampersand Everyday Etc Card and adding it to the page.
The project is then finished off by the addition of some Dina Wakley Media tape and some deli paper.
Flutterby Products used:


Saturday, November 26, 2016

Guest Designer for Flutterby Designs

Good Morning...

This month I am super excited to be asked to create for Flutterby Designs ... LOVE this little Aussie company that creates unique and fabulous deigns - I have created a few little projects but today I am sharing a layout!


I am all about colour and love creating custom backgrounds! 
So for this page, I started by choosing the awesome photo taken at the Brisbane Expo this year, 
framed it with the edges of the MAD ABOUT YOU photo cards and then created the background to suit!  

Here are a few simple steps used to create the background
– super easy & super quick!   

I finished the layout off with a few Sticky Quotes and Page Tabs 
and a few splatters of Blazin Black Lindys spray!

So head over to Flutterby Creations and check out the amazing products in their store!

Friday, November 25, 2016

Laugh Everyday with Lindys

Hey Gang!
Natalie here and today I am sharing the Art Canvas I created using Lindys Stamp Gang Sprays from the November Color Challenge set.

I love to create projects that make you want to reach out and touch them.
Here are a few simple steps to create this Art Canvas.
Start with the lightest color and spray directly onto the canvas, then add water to dilute it and spread the color around on the canvas.
Then add the next color and tilt the canvas to allow the color to drip down through the texture.
Dry between coats and add more color to create intensity.
Use Gel Medium to adhere the Imaginarium chipboard.
Sprinkle a little Hydrangea Blue Magicals then spray to activate.OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA
Love the depth of color that the Magicals create.
Gesso your title then use Angel Wings Gold embossing powder to give it a beautiful sheen.OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA
I have filmed a video to show you how easy it is to create this canvas.  You can watch it below or on the Lindys Stamp Gang Channel or even my new You Tube Channel - HERE

The shimmer is beautiful!

Lindy’s Products:

Other Products:
Thanks so much for stopping by and have a great day.

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Classes Galore .... All with Lindys Stamp Gang

Here in Adelaide I teach 15-20 classes a month at Seriously Scrapbooking.
Plus I love to teach all over Australia and New Zealand!

Mixed Media Layouts
Paper based Layouts
Vintage & Ancestry Layouts
Beginners scrapbooking & card classes, 
Big Shot classes, 
Art Journaling, 
Abstract Canvas Art
Copic Beginners Classes 
Kids classes
Birthday parties

I kinda dabble in it all ... but almost every single class I use Lindys Stamp Gang products ... Sprays, Magicals and Embossing Powders ... LOVE THEM ... and as part of being an Educator for Lindys the teaching and showing people how to use them is the best part!

Every class I take photos ... follow me on FaceBook and Instagram to see regular updates - 
and random puppy photos but here are a few of my faves from the last few months ...

If you'd like to do one of my classes or have me teach at your scrapbook 
retreat or store ... just email me

Monday, October 31, 2016

A few pretty cards with Lindys

Hey there crafty people!  
Natalie here again and I am sharing a set of cards I created using Lindys Stamp Gang Sprays from the October Color Challenge set and some beautiful Embossing Powder.
I love to make cards – little works of art that I can gift to my friends and family.   When I create a set of cards, I have a slightly unusual way of creating … what works for me is creating in steps …I start by creating all of the ‘Card Fronts’ … layering up my papers first, inking and distressing the edges, stamping and embossing … for these cards, I used Cafe au Lait embossing powder on the backgrounds.
Next I focus on the embellishments and do all the heat embossing at the same time – I love to mix up my embossing powder and give the Imaginarium Designs Chipboard a two tone look – embossing half the chipboard in one color and then adding the second color on the rest.
I love to use white flowers and customize them to the project, so my next step is to add the flowers. When I add the color, I always start with the lightest color first then start layering on the darker shades until I’m happy. The last step is the assembly of the card … putting it all together.
For me, I find it quick and simple and this process allows me to make more than one card at a time.

I have filmed a video to show you how easy it is to create these cards.  You can watch it below or on the Lindys Stamp Gang YouTube Channel.

Lindy’s Stamp Gang Products

Other Products:
  • Pion Designs paper, Prima flowers & Tag, Imaginarium Designs Chipboard, XPress It adhesives, stamps by Prima and Hero Arts, Distress Embossing Ink, Prills

Thanks so much for stopping by and have a great day.

Thursday, October 27, 2016

It's a Blog Hop ...

It’s time for a Blog Hop!

Come and join the fun with the amazing Design Teams from Lindy's and Imaginarium Designs … combining their creative forces for a massive blog hop and it's starting RIGHT HERE and RIGHT NOW!

There are prizes galore and so many stunning projects to inspire you!  It's so easy to play along and be entered into the draw.    All you need to do is leave a comment on the Lindy's Blog and then hop on over and check out each of the designer blog posts (please leave them all a little love as they each work incredibly hard to bring you all amazing projects!) and finish over at the Imaginarium Designs Blog by leaving a comment there.
Prize Winners will be announced everywhere on October 30th - check back in to see if you are a WINNER.
Hop on over and check out these stunning projects using Lindy's and Imaginarium Designs products from our super talented Designers.
Lindy’s Stamp Gang – – you are HERE

I know this hop is MASSIVE!
Hop Starts: RIGHT NOW!
Ends: Sunday 29th, October 2016 - at the last stroke of midnight!Winners Announced: Monday 30th, October 2016
There are 5 x $25 Gift Vouchers available from Lindy's Stamp Gang and 5 x $25 Prize Packs from Imaginarium Designs to win!
Winners will be drawn randomly from among blog comments.
Local and international entries are welcome - this hop is worldwide - a bit like our Design Teams!

To celebrate this awesome event, I have created this project using Lindys Stamp Gang Sprays in the gorgeous colours from the October Color Challenge and ImaginariumChipboard

I created this Clipboard featuring a layout of my gorgeous Grandmother who passed away a year ago. Using the colors from the October challenge, they were the perfect match for the photo and I couldn't wait to play with them.

I have created a video of my creative process  ... you can view it here on my You Tube channel

Have fun and I hope you enjoy the blog hop!