Tuesday, March 27, 2012


Be a Rebel with Punky Sprouts  (Pelican Bay)
Sponsor: Punky Sprouts

Using the Rebel Sprout Mini Album (each page is a different size & shape) you will make an amazing layered album like you've never seen before! You will complete the album using an adorable line of Kraft & Black graphic designs with polka dots, houndstooth, diamonds, stripes & damask. This album also has plenty of Vegas Glitz & Glam with glitter & rhinestones, Starburst Sprays, tulle & ribbons. Embellished with Punky Sprouts' Lil' Blossoms and Lil' Stems, learn the NEW & UNIQUE flower-making techniques!! This album has texture-galore with layers of paper, cork, canvas, twine, tags, envelopes, pockets & pleated papers. As always, you will have a Punky FUN time in a fast-paced class which will take STRESS out of producing a beautiful album you'll treasure! Come on - take the plunge!!!

What you’ll make: A complete & versatile Rebel Sprout mixed media mini album! While the class sample is made using pics of my dog - this book can work for anybody's "Perfect 10!" The neutral Kraft line of papers used allow for ANY photos to POP!
What you should bring: Basic supplies plus a Crop-a-dile; Fabri-Tac adhesive; needle large enough to thread twine; brayer (optional)
What products you’ll play with: Punky Sprouts' Rebel Sprout album, with multiple-sized layers of chipboard, canvas and acrylic; Punky Sprouts embellishments in cork, parchment, canvas, corrugated board and twine; an adorable line of Kraft papers by Paper Trunk; misting sprays, alphabets, doilies, bling, ribbons, tulle, tags, and more!
What techniques you’ll try: Two NEW flower-making designs; texturing and layering of oodles of mixed media; misting
What scrapping skill level is best: Intermediate to Advanced (fast-paced)
How long class lasts: 2 hours
Class price: $40.00 PRE-REGISTRATION, $42.00 AT EVENT 

Monday, March 26, 2012

Peace. Love. Art.

Today I made a wall hanging for my scrap room using the gorgeous papers from Robin's Nest "Classified"  collection.  I used 1/2 of a scalloped Punky Playground for my plaque and inked it all black with a Staz-On inkpad.  Next I cut squares of 5 different papers and placed them in rows, adhering with Collage Pauge.  To add a bit of subtle texture, I traced around each square with a black pigment pen.  I used a strip of Smash tape in b & w polka dots for embellishment along the top of the plaque and as "ribbon" in corners.  I attached silver & black mini Dew Drops on the scallops and in the centers of some flowers, as well as on the fancy filigrees in the word "art."  I added the lettering (also with Collage Pauge) for my Title "peace, love, art." Using a Copic marker RV17, I colored multiple Lil' Blossoms for a pop of PINK, layering them over Lil' Lacey Blossom and b&w polka dot cupcake holders.  For the blossom centers I used multiple mini dew drops or giant rhinestones by Marc Jacobs.  Lastly, I added pink tulle to hang!  This paper collection has many different patterns, from dog paw prints to beautiful Fleur di Lis. Most have glitter in the pattern, so even on the small squares I cut there is plenty of sparkle!  

Punky Sprouts products used: Punky Playground, Lil' Blossoms Parchment and Lil' Blossoms Lacey

Robin's Nest products used:  Classified papers, Black, Silver & White mini Dew Drops

Other products:  Collage Pauge, Therm-o-Web Tiny Dots (to adhere dew drops), Cricut "Sophisticated" cartridge for the word "art," Staz-On ink, My Little Shoebox mini alphabet, cupcake holders, tulle, Micron pen, rhinestones by Marc Jacobs, Polka-dot Smash tape, Crop-a-dile to punch holes.