Sunday, August 11, 2013

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Tuesday, July 23, 2013

27 July - Scrap and Pizza - Fun For All.

Saturday 27th July - 6.00pm - Midnight.
$20.00 (includes pizza and a soft drink).

Bring your friends and enjoy a fun night of creativity whether a scrapbooker, card maker, off the page creator, art journalist or mixed media artist. There will be pizza and soft drink for dinner which is included in the entry price.
This is a great opportunity to see what’s new and ask our helpful staff about all the latest products in person, as the store is open for your convenience during the night.
 

Thursday, July 18, 2013

20 July - Beautiful Girl - Scrapbooking Page With Kim Wyatt.

Saturday 20th July – 2pm – 4pm.
$30 (includes kit).

Join Kim as she teachers you how to Layer and add eye-popping dimension to your beautiful layouts.
Delicate ribbon, Chipboard and paper rosettes add show stopping colour and texture to this stunning layout. Teamed with the amazing new papers from My Mind’s Eye, this layout will frame that special photo of your beautiful girl perfectly.
 

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

20 July - Feminine Cards - With Helen Cooke.

Saturday 20th July – 10.30am – 12.30pm.
$30 (includes kit).

If you’re looking for something a little bit different, then this class is for you.
Using book pages (Freshly Torn), Distress ink, Mini Couture and sassy word stamps from Dylusions.
No two cards will be the same in this fun class.
 

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

13 July - It Wasn't Me and Drama - 2 Page Scrapbooking Class With Tracey Henly.

Saturday 13th July – 1pm – 4pm.
$60 (includes kit).

We all have photos of those little moments of mischief in life so why not showcase them?
“It Wasn’t Me” uses the bold and vibrant papers of the Bo Bunny “Family Is” range together with the versatile chipboard of Twiddleybitz. Tracey will show you how to take your chipboard to the next level with eye-catching and easy techniques.
The second page “Drama” Features Co-ordinating Bazzill Cardstock together with subtle accents of metal, layered chipboard and miniature cogs that really make this layout pop.
 

Saturday, July 6, 2013

13 July - Beginners Copic - With Sam Wharton.

Saturday 13th July - 10:30am - 12:30pm.
$30.00 (includes 2 Ciao Markers of your choice).

In this class we will be learning about Copic markers and how to use them to achieve stunning results.
We will be sharing tips and tricks to give you that polished look to your Copic projects, choosing the right colours, how to fix any mistakes as well as learning how to blend seamlessly.
There will be plenty of time to play and perfect your technique with a Copic certified designer on hand to guide and assist where needed.

 




Thursday, July 4, 2013

6 July - Dreams - Scrapbooking Page With Tracey Henly.

Saturday 6th July - 2pm - 4pm.
$30.00 (includes kit).

This Stunning Layout features the beautiful Feminine pages of the Marigold range by Kaiser.
Showcasing Twiddleybitz chipboard, crackle paint and co-ordinating rub-ons, this timeless and striking page is the perfect way to honour the most treasured of memories.
 

Friday, June 28, 2013

Page 2 Girls DT Projects - June - Leonie Waldron

So, I get an email from Sam at Pages 2 Scrap saying that this month she'd love to see some art journalling projects on display in the store.

First reaction: OMG! I don't know what I'm doing!

Second reaction: man, what should I make? There's no 'boundaries' like there is with scrapping... how do I know what the P2S girls want? I know I did Dina's class recently but... err.... HELP!

Third reaction: oh well, I can get all my stencils and paints out. Woot, I don't know what the hell I'm doing, but I'm going to get messy, yay!


If, like me, you are new to art journalling, or are yet to give it a go yourself, you might know where I'm coming from. Being such a free-form, personal, individual thing, it's hard to get a handle on what the point of it is. You know, I struggled with that for a while - I've seen other scrappy friends' gorgeous colourful work and thought 'wow, that's pretty' but when I've tried to give it a go myself, I've felt a bit lost. Like I couldn't quite see why I'd do an art journal page when I could do a layout instead.


I kind of thought of art journalling as a 'nice, but not for me' thing for a while. And I really think if you're going to journal in the traditional sense, meaning you've got yourself a book and you want to try and write stuff, then it might help to have a theme or a purpose to give yourself some structure to work within if you know what I mean. Especially if, like me, you've never really been a diary-keeping kinda person so you feel a bit exposed putting personal thoughts on paper.






Of course, if you're brimming with inspiration and just want to get stuck in, that's great!

But sometimes a big white blank page staring back at you can be a wee bit indimidating for us creative folks, so to ease yourself into it, you could try starting with a theme of sorts... who knows where you'll end up, but these ideas might help you overcome scary blank page syndrome.

Here's some ideas:

  • A traditional daily journal / diary for your thoughts
  • A record of an important time in your life, or a period of change like babies / weight loss / finally feeling like an adult(!) / relationship changes / travel
  • An outlet for dealing with an illness, your own or someone else's
  • A book to simply practice colour mixing or to test out different techniques with your supplies
  • A dream journal
  • A book to paste all your Photo-A-Day pics in
  • A bucket list
  • Secrets, poems, feelings, dark thoughts that you need to get out of your head

Having said that, I've just read another blog that says 'don't have a theme', so the upshot is, do whatever ya want!  :)





What I've found over the years I've been scrapping is that sometimes I want to record a feeling or a moment and I don't have a photo to go with it. Art journalling is great for that. You might be in the car with your family, looking forward to a lovely day out, and you look over at your hubby and he smiles at you, and you feel wonderful in that moment... it's not really the time to go 'hang on honey let me Instagram that so I can scrap this later'... (although maybe we have all done that at some point...).

Of course, there's no rules with an art journal, so if you want treat it like a scrap album and add photos to your pages, then why not? In fact, you might want to check out Karyn Pawson's project for this month which is a record of an awesome event where she has combined photos and art journalling. Check it out in store; it's so detailed, I love it!





Ultimately, its about the journey, not the destination. Enjoy getting messy. Give all your paints / mists / inks a workout. Get stuck in and make mistakes. And just accept that people at work won't understand why your fingers have been green for three days.  :)


As you can see I don't really have a particular style or theme or anything going on here...


I love how this page turned out, although it looked pretty crappy to start with. Note I've used some lines of text cut from vintage papers - this is a good starting point if you don't want to journal, or you're one of those people that never knows what to say! :)






Another good thing about art journalling... you don't need mountains of supplies. Just a few essentials, and the rest you've most likely got in your stash already. Confession: I have 7 tubes of paint. That's it. And 16 mists and inks. Not really that much compared to some lovely ladies I know!


So what do you need? You don't 'need' much of anything really - some thick watercolour paper, anything to make pretty colours with, and a good journalling pen (Fude Ball pens are awesome, P2S should have them in store). Try out any pens and pencils you have lying around to see what works well on your pages. I still have a mountain of sketching pencils from when I studied fashion design years ago, so I have dug out some charcoal pencils and a Chinagraph pencil (white and waxy) which is fun to scribble with too.

A palette knife (or an old credit card), baby wipes and paper towels (prepare for major mess) and a Ranger craft sheet also come in handy.

Other stuff you might like to add to your stash if you don't already have these things:

  • Gesso (basically undercoat - for making colours brighter and more vibrant)
  • Gel medium (for sticking stuff on - lots nicer to work with than PVA glue)
  • Texture paste (for some lumpy bumpy stencilling action)
  • Stencils, masks and stamps: big bold patterns seem to work best for me, fine and intricate designs seem to get a bit lost and smooshed into everything else, but maybe that's just me. Pages 2 Scrap have a fantastic selection of stencils.
  • Black Archival ink
  • Vintage ephemera or any bits and pieces that take your fancy
  • And I hear Dyan Reaveley's journals are awesome to work in although I have yet to get my hands on one :)



If you want some ideas on how to get started, you can check out the blogs of such awesome ladies as Dina Wakley, Dyan Reaveley, or check out Pinterest for some great inspiration!


Another good thing about art journalling - you can do it with your kids.

I know this probably makes me a meanie, but I have never really let Holly (who is 3 and very crafty) join in scrapping with me as she is an octopus and wants to touch / use / mess up / break everything, so generally my scrap time is after the kids are in bed. But, I can say that I have road tested art journalling with a 3 year old and it was pretty nice for an hour or so. Then her brother wanted to join in and the fighting started, but with just the two of us, it was working ok! She used some of my old stamps and ink pads, and I put some paints out for her, and we enjoyed craft time together :)

In the green page above, I've punched those sea-green circles from a painting Holly did at daycare; so it's good for re-using the piles of kids artwork from school as well!

So... if you'd like to give art journalling a go, head in to Pages 2 Scrap for some essentials - I've used watercolour paper, Liquitex gel medium, Prima stamps and stencils, TCW stencils, Golden brand paints, Dylusions, Glimmer Mists, assortment of brushes and knives.



Till next time, stay crafty!

Leonie
xo

29 June - Beginners Art Journaling - With Tracey Shenton

29th June - Beginners Art Journaling - With Tracey Shenton.




Saturday - 3pm- 5pm

$30 (includes kit).


Join Tracey as she introduces you to the creative and exciting world of art journaling.
Art journaling is currently taking the scrapbooking world by storm. Allowing the creator to express themselves through the beautiful mediums used.
In this class you will learn lots of delicious techniques to help you along your Art Journal journey.
You will experience the magic of Dylusions Inks, Stamps and Stencils.


Thursday, June 27, 2013

29 June - Scrap and Pizza Night .

29th June - "Scrap and Pizza" - Fun For All !

Saturday - 6pm - Midnight.

$20 ( includes pizza and a soft drink ).

Bring your friends and enjoy a fun night of creativity whether a scrapbooker, card maker, off the page creator, art journalist or mixed media artist. There will be pizza and soft drink for dinner which is included in the entry price.
This is a great opportunity to see what’s new and ask our helpful staff about all the latest products in person, as the store is open for your convenience during the night.

Page 2 Girls DT Projects - June - Karen McLaughlin

Hi Everyone.  Today I am going to share some of my creations with you.  The theme for this month is art journaling.  For my first creation I done a canvas.  (My first I have to add).  This is it before any colour was added.


The finished result.


The following 2 pages have been gessoed, dylusioned, stamped and even sewed..   




I hope it has inspired you to have a go.  It is a lot of fun and there really is no rules.

Thanks for looking.  Karen x

Sunday, May 26, 2013

Page 2 Girls DT Projects - May - Leonie Waldron

Kaisercraft's new Remember Me collection is a lovely vintage style collection full of poppies, ANZAC day sentiments and muted tones perfect for all your old family armed forces photos and ANZAC day memories.

I received this sweet DT kit from Pages 2 Scrap and it stumped me for a little while as I didn't think I'd have any relevant photos to scrap! However, I did find a few of my father-in-law's Navy days and an old family portrait, and was able to use the prettier elements of the kit for some completely different layouts.


Love all the bits and pieces in this collection; as usual with Kaisercraft collectables there is a whole mountain of die cut shapes and embellies to play with. I've used a WoW clock covered in embossing powders as a focal point.


This next page is probably more suited to this collection; I fussy cut some poppies from one of the papers and added some stickers here and there, and some vintage lace and tickets.


My next page uses a cute banner sticker and some of those big die cut poppies; love them!



I've got some journalling tucked in behind the photo.



I really like all the poppies on this next page! I've kept it semi modern with some black and white washi tape and Thickers.



And... last one! I've used some kraft cardstock as a base and added some magenta and peach inks to give it some interest... again, love those big flowers!


The Remember Me collection is most definately vintage, but hopefully I've provided some inspiration for using some of the elements in a modern way too, it suits both styles!


Head on in to Pages 2 Scrap for some great bargains and all the new Kaisercraft collections.

And did I mention I'm going to spend a full day at Pages 2 Scrap with the awesome Dina Wakely doing an art journalling class? How cool is that?! Stay tuned, I'm sure I'll come home bursting with ideas and inspiration!  :)

Stay crafty!
Leonie xo

Thursday, May 23, 2013

25 May - Scrap and Pizza Night

25th  May - "Scrap and Pizza" - Fun For All!
Saturday - 6.00pm - Midnight
$20.00 (includes pizza and a soft drink).
Bring your friends and enjoy a fun night of creativity whether a scrapbooker, card maker, off the page creator, art journalist or mixed media artist. There will be pizza and soft drink for dinner which is included in the entry price.
This is a great opportunity to see what’s new and ask our helpful staff about all the latest products in person, as the store is open for your convenience during the night.

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

25 May - How Does Your Garden Grow - Copic Page with Sam Wharton

25th May - "How Does Your Garden Grow" - Copic Scrapbook Page.
Sam Wharton
Saturday - 3pm - 5pm
$30 (includes Kit).
Ever wondered what to do with your beautifully coloured Copic images after your finished colouring them?
If you answered yes, then this class is a must.
This bold Page Features funky stamps from the “Dylusions” range together with bright papers from the Bo Bunny “Double Dot” range.
Doodle, colour, cut and embellish your way to creating a unique work of art to frame your treasured memories.

Sunday, May 19, 2013

Page 2 Girls DT Projects - May - Sam Wharton.

Hi everyone !

I have been spending so much time in my scrap room lately . I love this time of year when you can put the fire on and sit in its warmth and create.

This month my DT package arrived in the form of the Kaisercraft range " Bundle Of Joy ", this beautiful range is available in both blue and pink and is also suitable for both vintage and modern photos.

I have created my project this month around my latest addition , Ella rose joined our little family in January this year and is our first girl. After having two boys it has been a real treat to play with pretty pinks and load my projects with cute girly elements and embellishments .

I am a big believer that scrap booking doesn't have to be a page , that it can also be interactive and a focal point in our living spaces. So this month I created a photo drawer so I could display my pics in a way that is not only lovely to look at but can be added to or changed along the way.



I started with a 7 gypsies ATC drawer , covered the front in some of the fabulous paper from the range and embellished it with kaiser paper blooms in dusty pink .


The cards where created by using Bazzil card stock cut into 2.5 x 3.5 inches. I then used paper from the 6x6 paper pad , a packet of collectables, 12x12 sticker sheet, Green Tara flowers , Kaiser paper blooms and various embellishments from my own stash to created the unique cards . I then incorporated photos to personalise my cards even further . Here is the cards I created .......










I hope I have inspired you to take your scrapping beyond the page !

Thanks for stopping by ! xxxx

Saturday, May 18, 2013

25 May - Together Scrapbook Page with Tracey Henly

25th May - "Together" Scrapbook Page - Tracey Henly.
Saturday– 10.30am – 12.30pm.
$30 (includes kit).
Celebrate those treasured moments together and frame the memory with this beautiful scrapbook page.
Using the delicate paper from the Kaiser "marigold" collection and chipboard from twiddleybitz you will learn how to add layers and dimension to your pages.
Tracey will also show you how to use the Tim Holtz Distress crackle paint to achieve an aged effect.

The result is a truly timeless page you will treasure forever.

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

23 May - Together - Scrapbook Page with Tracey Henly

23th May - "Together" Scrapbook Page - Tracey Henly.
Thursday – 10am – 12pm.
$30 (includes kit).
Celebrate those treasured moments together and frame the memory with this beautiful scrapbook page.
Using the delicate paper from the Kaiser "marigold" collection and chipboard from twiddleybitz you will learn how to add layers and dimension to your pages.
Tracey will also show you how to use the Tim Holtz Distress crackle paint to achieve an aged effect.
 The result is a truly timeless page you will treasure forever.

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Page 2 Girls - DT Projects - May - Karen McLaughlin

Today I have another lovely collection from Kaisercraft called Lavendar Haze.



It has soft pastels (pinks, blues, greens, purples) with a little black thrown in.


This collection is so pretty and soft and is so good for all those girly pages.



All chipboard and embellishments can be purchased at the store.


So come in and meet one of our friendly staff today.

Thanks for looking.

Monday, May 6, 2013

13 May - Capture the Moment - Scrapbook Page with Kim Wyatt

13th May - "Capture The Moment" Scrapbook Page
Kim Wyatt.
Monday – 9.30am – 12pm.
$30 (includes kit).
“Capture The Moment” With this Stunning Page.
 Adorned with butterflies, you will use a paper piecer to form flowing butterfly trails to add that special touch.
 A beautiful combination of Bo Bunny paper with matching brads, crochet and tutu flowers, WOW chipboard and just a dash of glimmermist.
 Simply divine!