Thursday, June 2, 2011

Just For Him Cards, With Maresa




With Father's Day and Grad coming up chances are you just might need some manly cards for those special guys in your life, but it's a challenge to make cards when you can't pretty things up with ribbons and flowers. :)

Tons of stamp, dies, embossing folders, inking, layering - and a few surprises, all come together to create a set of cards that are designed to fit any occasion.

Dates: Thursday June 9, 2011 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Saturday June 11, 2011 2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Wednesday June 15, 2011 6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Cost: $25.00

Supplies to bring:

- basic tool kit
- colouring tools in blues, tans, grey, black and rusty/burgundy [Copics, Tombos, pencil crayons etc., the choice is yours]
- wet glue, one that bonds well [ie. Fabri-Tac, Mono Multi or Scotch Quick-Dry]
- scissors suitable for detail cutting
- ink blending tool
- ink blending foams, 4 is recommended
- alcohol ink felts
- scotch tape
- pop dots
- glue dots
- baby wipes and paper towel, we will be getting inky! [and latex gloves if you want to save your manicure]

Recommended to bring: [These are items that IF you should have them, please bring them.]

- non- stick craft mat
- TH Distress Inks Vintage Photo, Chipped Sapphire, Frayed Burlap, Walnut Stain
- Black dye ink pad
- Glossy Accents
- lg. [1/2"] corner rounder
- small sponge or makeup wedge

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

June Challenge Cards: Whitewashing & Creating Your Own Backgrounds, with Charmagne




What better way to make your cards more unique than to create your own patterns and backgrounds? Break out your white acrylic paint and stamps cuz this class is all about recreating your artistic slate! Change plain cardstock to beautiful patterned paper just screaming to be textured and whitewashed. These three beautiful cards challenge your creative side and inspire you to add your own 'signature' to your artwork. Various sentiments will be provided to choose from.

Date: Wednesday, June 29, 2011
Time: 6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Cost: $22

Supplies Needed:
  • Basic Kit
  • TH Distress Inks in Frayed Burlap and Weathered Wood
  • Memento Tuxedo Black Ink Pad
  • Blending Tool and Clean Foamies
  • Craft mat (if you have one)
  • Black Fine Liner Pen
  • Liquid Pearls in White and Platinum
  • Fine Detailed Scissors
  • Glossy Accents
  • Pop Dots and Glue Dots
  • Butterfly Garden Stamp Set (if you have it)
  • TH Stamper's Anonymous Urban Tapestry (if you have it)
  • Clear Acrylic Stamp Blocks (if you have them)

June Layout Challenge: Whitewashing & Creating Your Own Backgrounds, with Charmagne



It's time to pull out your Acrylics and background stamps for this class! Come and explore the endless possibilities that stamping brings to your scrapbooks. We will be creating various backgrounds and textures to enhance your pages and highlight your photos. Learn how whitewashing can create a soft and appealing 'feel' to your artwork. This class is an inky one so you may want to bring your latex-free gloves for this one!

Date: Sunday, June 26, 2011
Time: 12:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. PLEASE NOTE TIME CHANGE!!!
Cost: $24

Supplies Needed:

  • Basic Kit
  • TH Distress Inks in Frayed Burlap and Weathered Wood
  • Memento Tuxedo Black Ink Pad
  • Blending Tool and Clean Foamies
  • Craft mat (if you have one)
  • Black Fine Liner Pen
  • Liquid Pearls in White and Platinum
  • Fine Detailed Scissors
  • Glossy Accents
  • Pop Dots and Glue Dots
  • Butterfly Garden Stamp Set (if you have it)
  • TH Stamper's Anonymous Urban Tapestry (if you have it)
  • Clear Acrylic Stamp Blocks (if you have them)
  • 2-5x7 black and white or sepia coloured photos