Thursday, 28 August 2014

And in to the oven they went!

It certainly was a fingers crossed and big deep breath moment the other day in our Glass Class.

My group of happy crafters arrived on a wet and very cool morning. After a bit of sorting and generous swapping as our bird images were not all the same, we got down to work on our platters. A lot of new techniques were developed for this class.

When you work on a project like this the steps have to be in a logical order. Can you see the delicate lace-like border on the plate? This was created by stamping a Lace Fragment Stamp onto the edges.
It has taken me ages to own this stamp set from Chocolate Baroque - now I love it!

The ladies discovered that it takes a bit of practice on a curved glass surface and from one stamp there were so many different effects. Then we added Viva Decor Pearls to dress up the edges.
Here comes the fingers crossed bit. We needed the stamping and pearls to we took our plates up and put them in a warm oven. Super Star watched them carefully and after we had morning tea we were then ready for all the decorating and decision making that needed to be made.

I used a piece of Websters Pages Strawberry Fields Paper for the background. This is such a pretty new range!

Can you see the delicate stamping along the edges? This is from the Lace Fragments too!
 It was miserable outside but in the studio there was a creative buzz as each lady created their platter. There was such a lot of laughter as Elly glued her entire piece on back to front. That's the thing about working with glass there is no turning back once you start the gluing process.

What a happy realisation it was when we all saw that Elly's Plate was convex and was Awesome! NO she won't be serving anything on it but it will be a gorgeous display piece....From an oops to an on trend wow!

You can see my Celebration Platter out at the Quota Art, Craft and Garden Fair this coming weekend where we are putting together a display of projects from Time To Create. There will also be fantastic new product as well as a massive !/2 Price table with bargains that are sure to please.We stock a lot of hard to get products at Time To Create. Why? Because we love to make with exciting product.
Don't forget to say hello!

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Time To Create Classes and Events

Challenges Entered
Simon Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes
Rhedd's Creative Spirit - Always Altered   and FUN!
Chocolate Baroque Challenge Blog - It's lovely to be playing at this new challenge. There are blues and russets but birds instead of butterflies...That what happens when inspiration kicks in!

Tuesday, 26 August 2014

Mix It UP!

Hello and welcome.
I want to share with you my mixed media tags today.

These were created for a recent class where there was quite a lot of new product that I wanted to experiment with and also share my evaluation of the product.

We began with Lindy's Stamp Gang Sprays - A shipment will be here soon.
I am liking the sprays as they aren't clogging and the colours mix beautifully.
It's cool when you spray then walk away and come back to an artfully beautiful background.

A Darkroom Door Backround stamp provided the text. I usually create an

Then came the stencils and the new Paper Artsy Grunge Paste.
I am really putting this through it's paces and it is pretty interesting stuff!
Next came new stamps from Ellen Vargo - again from Paper Artsy.
These are fabulous for mark making and also for finishing off edges.

The sentiments are from a Donna Downey sentiment set - these are all being cleared right now!
Each of the flowers are from one of my TTC Handmade Embellishments
These are truly unique! All the papers, the painting and all the finishing have been created by me.

Really large tags like this give you a good bit of exploration room.
The textures and colour combinations enabled me to play and experiment.
They make super gifts just as they are.

I hope you all have a super week.
Time To Create is exhibiting at the Quota Art, Craft and Garden Fair this coming weekend.
What to take has us packing LOTS.

Created for
I have classes planned and up till mid December. 
There is something for everyone. I am willing to tailor a class to suit a small group or individuals needs too!

Challenges Entered

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