Monday, July 25, 2016

SAF 2016: FAREWELL



Sending many thanks to Papertrey Ink for another wonderful Stamp A Faire event. As always it was a very well thought out and presented free online resource for everyone to enjoy. A special thank you to Nichole Heady, all the designers and those behind the scenes at Papertrey Ink who put so much time and effort into each of the classes. I thoroughly enjoyed every minute.

SAF 2016: COLOUR BLOCKING WITH LEXI DALY

10 PM: COLOUR BLOCKING WITH LEXI DALY

For this class Lexi Daly inspired us with a video on how to create our own Andy Warhol inspired pop art card. This is a great technique for using lots of colours on a card to make a strong vibrant image.

I used a floral image from Brushed blooms by Papertrey Ink. Inks, dies and cardstock all from PTI.




SAF 2016: Watercolour like a master with Kay Miller

8PM: WATERCOLOUR LIKE A MASTER WITH KAY MILLER

This super video tutorial was given by Kay Miller. It is hard to believe that this is the first time this talented lady has ever presented a video tutorial. It was excellent. Clear, straightforward and very easy to follow. What an lovely accent. I could listen to her all day.

Kay said, "I am going to show you how you can create beautiful watercolor works of art on your cards, with just a few simple stamping supplies and dye inks. With this easy technique you’ll be able to use many of the stamp sets and inks you already have on hand, to mimic the lovely watercolor paintings of the Masters!"

She sure did. I love my cards I made using these techniques.




All the stamps, inks and cardstock are by Papertrey Ink.


Sunday, July 24, 2016

SAF 2016: Pointillism play with Heather Nichols

6PM: POINTILLISM PLAY WITH HEATHER NICHOLS

Heather Nichols a super senior designer for Papertrey Ink presented this class. It was a real pleasure to take and follow. I would never have thought of using a tiny little dot stamp as a painting tool. It was a relaxing way to ink up an embossed image and it is something I intend to again.

For my card I used Spring Hills stamp set with various inks from Papertrey Ink.  Cardstock and die used are also from PTI.





SAF 2016: Mastering drips and splatters with Lizzie Jones

4 PM: MASTERING DRIPS AND SPLATTERS WITH LIZZIE JONES

For this class  Lizzie Jones a young vibrant designer over at Papertrey  Ink presented Jackson Pollock and his work and inspired us through her video tutorial to get messy with our paints and inks. This was much easier for me than I thought it would be. Lizzie coaxed me into her world by suggesting to those of us who don't like dark inky fingers to try the colour yellow. Once I had started I pulled out that enchanted evening dark navy blue re inker by Papertrey Ink and splattered away anyway.

My card  uses hibiscus burst, enchanted evening and aqua mist re-inkers. Sentiment from Art with Heart Stamp set and card base enchanted evening. All by Papertrey Ink.





SAF 2016: Masterpiece Inspirations With The Team

2PM: MASTERPIECE INSPIRATIONS WITH THE TEAM


The inspiration and guidance provided for this challenge hit the ball right out of the park. Papertrey Ink's designers created projects using their favourite pieces of art as inspiration. Each and every one of the them were beautiful. It was a hard task to pick one and go with it. Finally I chose this piece by Ralph Hulett. I loved the colours and the blending of colours.


My card was made using stamps from In the Meadow, Petite Places Church mini, and O'Tannenbaum. All stamp sets, inks and cardstock by Papertrey Ink.



Saturday, July 23, 2016

SAF 2016: Floral Impressionism with Melissa Phillips

12 PM: FLORAL IMPRESSIONISM WITH MELISSA PHILLIPS



This class by Melissa Phillips was super. Melissa never fails to impress me with her beautiful creations. We were taught how to use white embossing powder combined with ink to create layers that mimic a soft and romantic look. I love trying to mimic Melissa's projects however I just don't have that special artistic style that Melissa gives to complete her projects. I love this special lady's style.

Here is my card.




Stamps, dies, inks and cardstock by Papertrey Ink. 

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