August 31, 2010

Melbourne Paperific 2010...meeting my idol

I just had a brilliant weekend working at the 2010 Melbourne Paperific for Scrapware Australia, the people were so friendly and fact they were so excited that we had the security marshalls keeping check on my swelling crowd...yes I had a crowd! It was amazing and so exciting to have over 350 people sit and create with me over the three days I was there.
I have met some amazing people in my life, and in my artistic journey but there is one woman who has been pure inspiration to me, a woman who through her generousity of knowledge has shown me that there are no boundries if I look at the big picture. My ideas of art are born from that attitude. I am really blessed to know Jen Crossley. I have been a follower/stalker of hers for as long as I can remember and finally I got to meet her in person. Jen is exactly the person she appears to be, she is honest, bright and bubbly and is down to earth.
Who inspires you?
Sarah Fawcett and Jilly Groves are a couple more Aussie super stars I would like to meet.

August 30, 2010

new blooms

here are some of my new blooms that were released this past weekend.
Including Faux Canvas

August 25, 2010

it's beginning to look a lot like Christmas

The original wearable blooms are still doing well and very popular. I'll be making them as make and takes at Paperific this weekend, and I'll be wearing and sharing some of my new designs along with this Christmas version.

This ol' house...AKA Faux Metal Mansions

teeny Scrapware flowers
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Copper Housie
Pewter/Silver Housie
Brass Housie

I'm off to Melbourne this week to work for Scrapware at Paperific...this is one of my samplers you will see there.

etching and metal stuff

for now you will have to be satisfied with a sneak peek at these two projects because they are part of my Scraptivate DT commitment. I will tell you this...the chain piece is a very versatile piece, I etched the brass inchies to adorn it and opted for a brass and blue theme, I love it and as I said it is versatile because I have created it to be worn as either a long necklace, a choker or a bracelet.
The larger piece I have created is a large brass plate that has been fired, rusted, etched, inked, painted and made into a hanging art will have to wait to see the full piece. The photos really don't show the amazing colours and the depth of the laquer.

August 14, 2010

Art Doll kits pre order now

here are the first 2 art doll kits available...Fleur and Blossom. Each kit contains lots of goodies to create not just the full sized art doll but also a petite version that can be worn on your fave crafty apron or attached to your craft tote. You aren't restricted by colour either because the flowers and gauze in the kits are white, so they are ready for you to stain or dye. The blank 6" and 3" forms fit nicely in Sizzix and Cuttlebug embossing folders. The little faces are blank and with the use of paint pens, or sharpie markers you can make them unique. Each kit is $20 (AUS$). I am taking just 15 of each kit to the Melbourne Paperific this month, I will also have additional embellishment packs for $5 (AUS$) each. You can see me at the Scrapware stand, so pop in and say hi.

August 03, 2010

Melbourne Paperific

I'll be there all day Friday 27th-Sunday 29th of August at the Scrapware stand where you can sit with me and create some wonderful wearable art in our make and takes. There will be lots of new chipboard for you to buy, including my Art Dollz kits. Saturday I'll be teaching the art of "Grunge Chic" in a class room atmosphere.

12:30 -2:30 August 28th (Saturday):
Cost: $40.00 inclusive of all materials

If you have the heart of an artistic adventurer and the desire to get your hands dirty then come join me in creating a wonderfully eclectic hangable Scrapware faux scrapbook layout. I will have you thinking well beyond the page with ideas of taking you one step closer to going totally off the page.

This Kaisercraft and Green Tara sponsored project will introduce you to the whimsy of grunge chic where femininity intertwines with the feel of vintage masculinity. You are guaranteed to walk away inspired.

Basic Tool Kit required, in addition to an awl, black ink pad and warm brown ink (eg Vintage Photo).
Bring along your choice of heritage photos.

Bookings: Please call Ange Connolly at Scrapware on (0414)947262 to reserve your seat. Payment is
required upon booking to reserve your place. Any remaining spaces can be booked on the morning of the expo at the Scrapware Stand.