tools + techniques workshop #3 will a Cricut Experience Not the bat and ball type or the bug type. More the Cricut Expression electronic cutting machine type. The workshop will be held Saturday October 3 here.
The next tool + techniques workshop has been scheduled for Saturday 12 September.
We will be creating Love + Happiness Memory Book using the Bind-It-All tool.
All the printed pages of the book come from the Fancy Pants Sweet Spring collection, including the journaling and quote cards. Look for the Winnie the Pooh quote! I really like this collection as the colours are both bright and smudgy.
Knowing I am one for 'checking out the shops', early this year a friend asked me if I had seen a diary that was bound at the top with the pages flipping over to the back. It wasn't a design I had come across. The months passed and so did my birthday. One of my gifts was a Bind-It-All machine for binding my own custom sized books.
Last weekend all the pieces fell into place. I bought a normal A5 diary, stripped the cover off and trimmed the pages. Next I applied my book binding skills to create the cover. The diary lies flat for writing in and can then stand up on a desk to show the day's commitments.
I was able to make a birthday gift using my birthday gift and it was a lot of fun to make.
For the ladies who attended last night's card class, Spring Wisteria here is a photo of the flowers I mentioned during class.
The 'chrysanthemum' on the right is made from Kaisercraft daisies and the daisy on the left is using a lovely Green Tara flower and some small five petal flowers. The luminous yellow centre is created by colouring white flowers with alcohol ink.
This was created for the cricket fan in the family as a birthday 'card'.
The bales, bat and pads were cut from a second sheet of paper, glued to heavy cardstock, cut out then attached to add 3D detail.
The card had ten pages in all. The pages were tied together with some twill tape which is printed with shoe prints. Don't ask me where I got it. The tape was one of those embellishments I knew I would use one day.
I like the look of the antique crushed glass glitter, i.e. crunchy glitter.
After designing cards for classes and making lots to give away last Christmas I decided the Tim Holtz Distress Stickles (crunchy glitter ) range was missing a plain white glitter. Instead of sitting and muttering about it to my computer I emailed the suggestion/request to Tim Holtz. I got a reply and it said "wait".
Yesterday in the first Tools + Techniques class we were using peeled paint crackle paint and that made me think of checking back on Tim's blog to find out what has been happening in his distressed world.
I have rummaged around and found out, its out. No more wait. Picket fence (white) and rock candy (clear) have been added to the Distress Stickles collection.
Pakington Street has many small retail shops housed in very old buildings. Although the old facades can be seen above the verandas, the windows have been replaced with large sheets of plate glass.
After noticing an interesting window the other night I was back today to photograph it. Nestled behind the plate glass is an old bright yellow sash window with its flower boxes. Mind you I am pleased I don't these windows on my house any more!!!
Muse(1) shows its dress mannequins to the main street and this quirky interesting window to those passing by a little slower ... or waiting for the lights to change.
Hanging on the line is a tea towel and handkerchiefs by Third Drawer Down., art on a tea towel. There is lots to check out inside too but I'll do that on another visit there.
Muse(1) is to be found at 1/226 Pakington St, Geelong West