with just a bit of attitude… I asked the kids in class if any of them had a bit of attitude, they were coy and sweetly admitted to “just a little bit”. Darlings.
This is the Art Journal page we did, and we all loved using Distress Crayons. Here’s a quick overview if you would like to re-create this at home.
We primed the page with gesso first, and force dried to be sure there were no damp patches ( we will be adding embossing powder and you don’t want it to stick to your whole page)
Stamp the clock with clear embossing ink, add white powder and heat set.
Crayon on some colour and spray with water, blend with your fingers until the crayon is just “colour” and you can’t see your crayon strokes anymore. Add more water, or blot it off as you like. You can add and remove as much as you want. Really easy! Try different colours.
Allow to dry naturally, then swipe off the white embossing to reveal the clock.
Stamp some words, and flick with black paint.
I added the crayon to the texture paste to have a matching texture colour, then used this mixture on the wildflower stencil to add another layer to our page.
Add clock hands (cut with the diecut machine, yes, the kids cut their own) and finish off with a gem.
These are products I used – all available at The Scrapbook House
Here’s another version – different colours.
This weekend was rather busy with the shop, family and friends. How blessed I am to have so much to do!
Friday night was the Art Journal class, using Distress Ink, Paint and Stain. Here is Kim’s page – I’m loving the colour tones in this.
Saturday after the shop had closed, we had a children’s birthday party scrapbook class held at the shop where we shared the afternoon with 13 little girls (and some helpers who didn’t quite know they’d signed up) as they crafted and chatted the afternoon away. Jo shared a photo with us afterwards – so cute as they left, walking to afternoon tea, hand in hand in rows of two.
The Nagle Year 12 Ball was held this weekend too, and how wonderful it is to see our beautiful young people dressed in their finest, on their special day. I think half the town heads out to the Marina, it seems to be “THE” spot for photos, the perfect venue for “Pre- ball greeting and photos”
I had the pleasure of shooting with some friends – they all looked so beautiful.
At the beautiful Marina and also the 50 cent ‘seat’ (more commonly known as the 50 cent swing)
And my darling hubby had his beloved old car out tonight.
Then we all went out to dinner for my Mum’s birthday – we were late… but we were there! Happy birthday Ma xxx
I’m not sure where Sunday went, but it whizzed by far too quickly. I did go see The INKS at the Freemasons as usual for a few hours – chill time, so good 🙂
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I’m lucky enough to be volunteering at a local school tomorrow morning to make Mothers Day cards with the little ones. I love doing this so much!
I had to come up with an idea quickly, one that little fingers would be able to do easily and that I had enough stock for 20 kids to play with. We have LOTS of packs of buttons in the shop all staring at me wishing I would choose them… so I did. Do you love that “button saying”? It’s an oldie but a goodie.
This won’t take long for them to do, each child will choose a patterned paper and then choose their own coloured buttons to stick on… Hoping they will have fun. x
Today we had 2 kids classes and the aftermath on the floor of our workroom shows us how much fun we had cutting and sticking.
Out first class had us using Modpodge and paints in collage art.
Then this afternoon the girls created this scrapbook page.
I hope your day was great.
Happy New Year!
Our January School Holiday program can be accessed by clicking HERE
This week we are at the Stirlings Centre from 10:00- 2:00 Mon -Fri doing FREE make and take workshops for kids. Today we made cards, playing with stamping, inks, embossing and watercolouring techniques. Tomorrow we will be making personalised little bags, and later in the week we are making some Australia Day art.
Next week we’ll be back in store teaching our 2 hour workshops, there are 6 to choose from – see the program for the dates and what’s on.
Soon we will be back into adults classes, book now to secure your seat!
See you soon
Today was the first day of our Free “Make and Take” sessions at our local shopping centre. Boys and girls came by our tables to get a little crafty and make some paper flowers, rosettes and embossed butterflies.
I saw quite a few Mums wearing gorgeous badges and flowers too as many kids wanted to make more.
We used the Cuttlebug machines and some dies to cut out the shapes needed and then emboss them too.
It was a fun day, I loved being out in town, I don’t seem to get there all that often as my “house-husband” does our shopping, and saw so many lovely familiar faces.
Emily will be in the shopping centre all this week making different things each day. Tomorrow is “mini gift bags” and I am sure they will be popular too!
Kids need to be kids, and that includes sleeping in and playing games. I don’t know about you, but I love the school holidays when the kids get a chance to kick back and relax, Lord knows it’ll pass all too soon, they’ll be grown and wishing they were teenagers again.
So I let my kids be kids, they sleep late, they play games, they see friends. We chat, we swim and we spend time in the yard together. I do ask them to a few simple things though.
Do something productive
Do something helpful.
And for the rest of the day… Enjoy yourself! (Just don’t bug anyone too much)
Our kids classes are on again next week, and there are two days of free choice… Where kids just get to be kids. They can do whatever they like, a scrapbook page, cards or just make flowers if they choose. Free choice.
We also have some projects and also some scrapbook pages for them to do too. Check the flyer in “current timetable” for projects and dates and times.
On Thursday we did this little project where the kids got inky with the glimmermists, stickers, and other embellishments. They had fun! Some created their own designs, others used the samples as inspiration.
We have scrapbooking for kids also on during Term 2, and if your little scrapper would like to join us you might be wise to get in quick to book a place.
Term 2 kids classes begin on Saturday 5th May, each class is held fortnightly at 1pm – 3pm. Cost is $80 term, (=$16 class) or individually $20 class.