Monday, April 24, 2017

Quick Update ....

What an incredible weekend at the Autumn Escape Retreat here in Taupo, New Zealand.
To say I have been welcomed with open arms is an understatement - 
Thank you ladies.... 
and to teach alongside these two incredibly talented women ... 
Aida Domisiewicz & Gerry Van Gent ...just amazing.

As I mentioned to the ladies over the weekend, I will be sending out a newsletter in a week or two with some special things on offer - If you are interested or want to know whats going on  and where I am teaching in the next few months, just subscribe and watch your inbox for once off specials :)

So I'll leave you with a few highlights ... lots more over on Instagram and Facebook 


Thursday, April 13, 2017

Dream with Lindys

Hi Gang!
Today I thought I’d give you a closer look at the scrapbook page I created using the stunning April collection and show you how easy it is to make!  Have you had a go at creating something with the gorgeous Lindy’s April Color Challenge colors yet?
Let me talk you through all the details!
I started with a little gesso stenciling on Marshmallow cardstock before applying Chateau Rose to the background using a stamp block – this is simple – grab your acrylic stamp block, paint on some color & stamp direct to your page!
Once dry, I used a brush to splatter on Hydrangea Blue, Blue Hawaiian Blue and Rusty Lantern Lime.
I wanted to create a couple of tags as well so I punched them out using 300gsm Watercolour paper then applied the sprays direct to them allowing them to dry.OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA
I used the super cool Stampotique stamps as well on this page. I used ‘whatever‘ in grey archival ink lightly on the background and ‘Daniels Hearts‘ was stamped on acetate and used as an embellishment. I also lightly stamped ‘Row faces‘ on the tags once they were dry.OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA
Once I had finished the page, I covered the photo & embellishments and then gave the project a splatter of Blazin Black just to give it a pop!
If you have a minute or two, I have created a process video for you to view.

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Tuesday, April 11, 2017

More Lindys + Stampotique

You could have heard me squeal with delight when I heard about the product showcase with Stampotique Stamps!I love the quirky, funky and slightly odd stamps by this great company and knew straight away that I wanted to add another page to my Art Journal.OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAI started out giving my journal a good coat of gesso and then stamped the Heads in Archival Ink across the bottom of my page.  I then added Black Forest Black NEW Magical Shaker in a wash across the background before sprinkling it on to create depth and activate those awesome colours.  I then added some Blazin Black Flat Fabio with a brush across the top & allowed it to drip down.Once dry, I masked off the centre of Oh Boys and used the NEW Black Forest Black Embossing Powder to highlight the circles. I added a little gesso to the centres too.a73d2e6f92ab482db9e946dc62327fbbThe Prom Queen was stamped on old dictionary paper before being coloured in with Magical Shakers in Bavarian BlueLederhosen LaurelPolka Purple & Oom Pah Pah Pink.OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAI finished off with a few ‘whatever‘ stamps and popped it aside to dry!So that’s my quirky little Art Journal Page!OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA
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Sunday, April 9, 2017

Lindys & Stampotique LOVE

I’m feeling a little funky today & want to share a super easy set of cards with you, created using Lindy’s gorgeous sprays and embossing powders and some brilliant Stampotique stamps!
I love these stamps – easy to use and I really love that they are animated and kinda funky!
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And the Lindy’s sprays look simply amazing on these!  The Imaginarium Chipboard circles were sprayed with a combination of Urban Amethyst, Blazin Black & Magnolia Magenta Gold sprays.PicMonkey Collage5
For the base of the card, I again collaged some torn paper with Gel Medium, swiped on some white gesso and then stamped Heads again for some added interest.
The incredible shimmer from the Starburst Sprays makes these cards just pop – the photos really don’t do them justice!
Make sure you head over to Stampotique and check out their incredible range of stamps – there is something for everyone!

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I hope that you enjoyed that little step by step – quick & easy!

Monday, April 3, 2017

April Art Journal & Arty Cards

Hi there

This Saturday at Seriously Scrapbooking, we will be creating a whole lot of FUN in the Art Journal Class at 10am!



We will be 'JOURNALING BY 5' .... learning to put together an Art Journal page in 5 simple steps!

For this class, you will need to bring a couple of things from home ...

  • Art Journal OR you can do it on loose sheets
  • Your standard kit
  • 2-3 stencils
  • 2-3 stamps
  • paint
  • gel medium
  • a pack of random scrapbooking or card scraps - half packs of stickers/left over die cuts/random old packs of alphas - that kinda stuff
  • old book paper

I will have supplies available too...

If you want to see what its all about - here is a link to a video of my pages ... this is my fave way to Art Journal at the moment!

In the afternoon, I'm doing a New class - Nat's Arty Cards
This month we will be creating these funky little cards!  Using Mixed Media techniques and Lindys Stamp Gang!  Class starts at 1.30pm.

Please call 8277 1298 to book in


Saturday, April 1, 2017

Magical Art Journal ...

Hey creative peeps … Natalie here… popping in today with a short post 
showing you something cool!!!

I’m one of those people who will find a million other things to do when deadlines are looming… I work best under pressure lol. BUT when I am “procrastinating” … I open my Art Journal, this is my happy space, where I get ‘warmed up’ I guess.
I love using paint in my Journal so decided to make my own using White Acrylic Paint and the NEW Magical Shakers…  It was super easy and I loved the finish!
As soon as I got my new Shakers, I updated my swatch book … this is the perfect way to see exactly how the colors work and react with water.
 Start by mixing White Paint and a sprinkle of the Magical Shakers
… mix well

and go for it!

I created the background by randomly adding Magical Shakers mixed with paint,
and spreading the color with a palette knife.

I mixed some Black Forest Black with Clear Gesso to get some black splatter
This was so much fun and the results are pretty cool!
I have created a little You Tube video of the process for you to check out..

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Hope you enjoyed it and chat soon