Friday, March 12, 2010

Cairns Regional Seminar / Crayon Resist Technique

Hi there...
At the regional seminar last year Mellissa Westhorp one of our Paper Butterfly Demonstrators was given the fantastic opportunity to showcase a technique. Mellissa did a wonderful job with her presentation and the ladies loved her creations. Mellissa had to pick a technique that she would like to show and she chose the Crayon Resist technique. This technique is middle of the range it's not to easy and not to hard but once you get the hang of it, it becomes quite addictive.

To achieve this technique you only need a few supplies; Glossy Cardstock, Ink Pads, Stamps, Sponge, tissue and a Crayon, I like to use a white crayon but any colour will work.
1. Fist off you stamp your image onto the cardstock don't be to heavy handed because it does smudge quite easily, you can use a Staz on Ink as this works well but for a little contrast and colour I like to use coloured ink, make sure it is dry before you begin your next step.

2. Where you would like no colour go around your images with your crayon, to be a little creative you can also doodle on the card stock anywhere you like, there is no right or wrong to this.
3. Next grab a sponge, Stampin Up have fabulous sponges but if you don't have any your normal kitchen sponges will do the trick. Pick up some ink with your sponge and dab onto your card stock in a circular motion. I like to start off on scratch paper first, just so I won't get a big blob of colour in the one spot. You can use just one colour all over for this or you could try contrasting colours to give your project a little bit of POP... but every time you change colour, make sure you pick it up with a clean part of the sponge.
4. Grab a Tissue or Kitchen Towel and lightly buff all over the glossy cardstock, you will notice that where your crayon was this will be coming off and leaving a beautiful crisp white mark.

5. So now you are ready to mount onto your project.
There a plenty variations of this technique, why not give it ago yourself. We would love to see your creations.
Take Care and Happy Stampin'
Paper Butterflies.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Stampin' for a Cause

Hi Ladies.
I am holding my very first fundraiser for The Cancer Council and I need your help. This invitation is extended to all in the Townsville QLD region.

When – 17th October 2009

Where – Brothers Soccer Club,Bayswater Rd Mt Louisa

Time – 11:30am Registration, 12:15 Start

Cost - $20What you will make – 6 cards, 1 will be given to the TGH

Please bring – Adhesive

Rsvp – ASAP Kylie Maher, 0412156805, 47516226,
Spaces are limited please be quick to avoid disappointment

I hope you can make it.

Friday, September 18, 2009

Inkspirations Sketch Challenge # 13

Morning All.
I have participated in this weeks Sketch Challenge by the very creative Makeesha Byl from Perth WA. I have gone with my favourite colour combo at the moment Pink, Grey and White and teamed it with Walk in the Park DSP. I hope you like my card. And thanks for stopping by our website.


Stamps: Dreams du Jour, Life Definitions
Inks: Pink Pirouette, Basic Grey
Other: Clear Emboss Powder, Dazzling Diamonds, Heat and Stick, Heat Gun

Friday, September 11, 2009

Mojo Monday 103 - Challenge

Hi all.

I have participated in this weeks Mojo Monday Challenge, and thought I would start using my Spring Mini products. I love the simplicity of this sketch, you can make your project simple or you could add and add and add to it to make it a little more complex. Why not try this sketch on you next scrap page, you will be so surprised how you can turn your card sketches into beautiful page layouts. So here is my card.
Stamps: Great Friend
Inks: Regal Rose, So Saffron, Staz on Black, Versamark
Dsp: Walk in the Park
Other: Hodge Podge Silver, White Grosgrain Ribbon

Thanks for stopping by


Saturday, September 5, 2009

Ribbon Promotion

During the Month of September 09 Customers can earn FREE Stampin Up Ribbon
  • Purchase $100 of Stampin' Up! Products -or-
  • Host a $600 Workshop

and you will receive

  • Certainly Celery 5/8″ (1.59 cm) poly-twill ribbon (9.144 metres)
  • So Saffron 5/8″ (1.59 cm) grosgrain ribbon (9.144 metres)

Contact us today if you would like to place an order or host a workshop.

Take Care

Kylie, Jeannette, Mellissa

Monday, August 17, 2009

You will have to wear your hard hats while visiting our brand new website. We apologise for the inconvenience.

Please make sure your pop back soon.

Kylie, Jeannette & Mellissa