Cath Thorne Independent Demonstrator Stampin Up Australia

Friday, April 12, 2013

Faux Silk Technique Layout ...

Since my next Technique Class is going to be using the Faux Silk Technique, I decided to incorporate it into a Scrapbooking Layout as a bit of a teaser for you. ;) ..........

Technique: Faux Silk

Stamps: 124164 Everything Eleanor, 131097 Hearts A Flutter Bundle,

Ink Pads: 126974 Early Espresso Stamp Pad, 126947 Regal Rose Stamp Pad, (from 119702 Bright Markers) Regal Rose Marker

Paper: (from 117115 Brights DSP) Regal Rose DSP & Daffodil Delight DSP & 124276 Early Espresso Cardstock, 129393 Crepe Filter Paper, 124275 Daffodil Delight Cardstock

Tools: 131097 Hearts A Flutter Bundle, 127819 Lacy Brocade Embossing Folder, 127553 Typeset Alphabet Bigz Die, 118402 Scallop Trim Border Punch, 126187 Essentials Paper Piercing Pack, 113439 Big Shot, 129722 Stampin’ Trimmer, 108360 Scissors, 102892 Sponge Dauber

Accessories: 117273 Antique Brads, 129399 Tea Lace Paper Doilies, 126871 6.4mm Early Espresso Ribbon

Adhesives: 104332 - Snail Adhesive, 104430 - Stampin’ Dimensionals, 104045 Anywhere Glue Stick, 120805 Adhesive Sheets

Monday, April 8, 2013

Colouring and Blending with Water Markers

Here are a couple of tutorials on how to colour in your stamped images using Stampin' Up! Water Based Markers.

Note: I just use the Stampin' Up Blender Pen.... it works so well..... but this video does show blending so very well that you will enjoy it anyway, I'm sure.

This one uses a different technique... no blender pen here... just using the same marker to add darker shadows.

Supplies Used in these videos:

102845 - Stampin' Up! Blender Pens
122959 - Stampin' Up! Water Colour Paper
Range of Water Based Stampin' Up! Marker Pens.

Water colouring with markers and aqua painter

Weekend Technique Class

We had a great time at our Technique Class this weekend. We had a play with the Soda Pop Tops from the Feb - June 2013 Mini Catalogue - have a look at what we created for our Technique Folder:.... don't you wish you were there??   ;)

Supplies Used:

Stamps: 128939 - Itty Bitties Stamp Set, 129102 - Collage Curios Stamp Set, 123442 - Four Frames Stamp Set, 131097 - Hearts a Flutter Bundle, 120651 - Word Play Stamp Set.
Paper: 106550-Whisper White Cardstock, 121688-Basic Black Cardstock, 106578 Real Red Cardstock.
Ink: 126949 - Stampin' Up! Real Red Inkpad, 101406 - Staz On Jet Black Inkpad.
Tools: 131097 - Hearts a Flutter Bundle, 119854 - Scallop Circle Punch, 119861 - 1 inch Circle Punch, 118309 - Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack, 120907-Decorative Label Punch, 127819-Lacy Brocade Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, 113439-Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine.
Accessories: 129388 - Soda Pop Tops, 124145-Basic Black Scallop Dots Ribbon 124262 - Whisper White Bakers Twine (single strand), 101055 - Crystal Effects.
Adhesives: 104332 - Snail Adhesive, 104430-Stampin' Dimensionals, 103683 - Glue Dots.

Sunday, April 7, 2013

Brayer Basics

I have been asked how to use a brayer... and I was all set to do a tutorial on it.... when I found this one and it just seems to explain it so nicely. Hope you enjoy it.

Lovin' my Bigshot

My hubby bought me a Big Shot ... I'm so excited.... not sure if he was being thoughtful and charming in buying me something I really, really wanted... or if he just wanted to stop me telling him how much I really, really wanted one.... wait... he reads this..... it was definitely thoughtful and charming and exactly what I wanted. x

And it just happens to coincide with my finding this website that tells me 239 things I can do with it.... gotta love that.... I'm gonna be so busy... of course I need to try them all.

Friday, April 5, 2013

Monday, April 1, 2013

Online Shopping is here.........

Best news ever............

Stampin' Up is now able to take direct online orders.... You are of course still welcome to contact me in the same way you always have and of course I would still rather personally take your orders at workshops, parties and classes so that I can help you maximise all chances for some free products for you and to help you choose the right products that you will love .... but if you just can't wait and NEED something that is too urgent to wait... you can go online and shop at my Stampin' Up store:


Since I know how much you all like to wait... I know you'll be super excited that if you are in a desperate need for something between classes .. now you have a way. Oh don't we love Stampin' Up! ... Just when we thought it couldn't possibly get any better!!!