Monday, October 31, 2011

Classes with Linda Cain

Linda Cain came to Memory Bound Scrapbook store in Ankeny the weekend of Oct. 22-23 to teach 3 classes and I was blessed to be able to attend all 3.  Had a Fabulous time!!!!!  And all the projects are way cool!!!!!!  Linda is such a sweetie!!  Funny, talented, and a great teacher!!!  (Hugs, Linda... I'm so glad I found your blog a few years ago and have had the pleasure of taking classes from you 2 different times now)

Here is a picture of Linda and I on Saturday.

This is what we did during the first class on Saturday.  A wooden gift bag, Graphics 45 papers and metal flowers, Ranger's foil tape, paint, ink, stamps, doodads, and Lots of Fun!!!!  

This was our second class on Saturday, a standing curio (the box is a wooded pencil box - the kind with a slide top... amazing, huh)!!!  Totally awesome class!!!  Some people brought their own pictures to use in the curio but I hadn't had time to go digging so I used what Linda provided in our kit which I found out is actually pics of her mom and dad.  I am anxious to start pulling out my huge stash of various wooded boxes and do them up!!!

And finally this was Sunday's class... a way cool canvas!!!!  

This is a picture that Linda took of me on Sunday.  Not a bad pic of me so I had to share it.  

This is a random shot I got of Linda when she was getting ready to take of pic of Marlene and Jackie... Jackie kept us all laughing!!!  They are both wonderful gals that I've known for years. 

These are pictures of all the awesome projects Linda brought with and had on display for us to see!!

Friday, October 7, 2011

A Card for a Friend

The center piece is a Ranger #5 manila tag.  It had some light red coloring on it... I'm sure I probably used it to pick up left over coloring from a previous project.  I laid a Crafter's Workshop 12x12 template of some leaves over it and sponged on the new Limited Edition Distress Inks... stamped a scripture from Our Daily Bread Designs using Archival Ink jet black... distressed the edges with Tim's paper distresser and inked them.  Colored seam binding using seedless preserves and ripe persimmon inks to tie through the top.  Cut a piece of cream colored cardstock a little bigger than the tag and distressed those edges also.  The background of the card is done on cream cardstock... I again used the leaves stencil.. sprayed on some Ranger Color Washes and some water, blotted up the extra liquid, removed the stencil, dried the paper, sponged seedless preserves around the edges and then coated the whole piece with Rock Candy Distress Stickles... after it was dry I distressed the edges.  The background is layered to a folded green card (edges sponged with seedless preserves)... the tags are added using foam mounting tape for each layer.  Made 2 holes in the fold and tied on a piece of raffia.  The embellishment is a Vintaj leaf embossed in a new Sizzix/Vintaj folder... I added color to the leaf with my finger using Archival Ink and heated it.