Monday, September 15, 2014

Art is You Australian Mixed Media Roadshow - the Art

 
I have been busy catching up on a lot of things since coming back from the Art is You Australian Mixed Media Roadshow - but most of all catching up with family and friends.  One of the most common questions I have been asked is what did I do?  A good question and one I can best answer you by showing you....

  

When I was invited to be on the faculty for the Art is You Australian Mixed Media Roadshow, I have to say it was both exciting and daunting....but I was quickly put at ease by Sallianne when she told me that she did not want me to reinvent the wheel...but to bring what I do to Art is You....


Tags - each one full of techniques
 

A handmade box to store them - again with different techniques


I have learned that once you learn a technique, you can use it on any medium - there are no limits, except those we set ourselves.  Don't be fooled by the tags - they took quite sometime to create - as those attending the Workshops will tell you...and the box...yes...lots more time - it was a 6 hour Workshop and we used every minute - but did manage to include lots of laughter!




 
A big THANK YOU to my generous sponsors





It would not be a Workshop of mine without some gorgeous Want2Scrap bling



 Along with running my Workshops on Saturdays and Sundays, I helped with the administration in a number of ways - it was all go from dawn to dusk....and totally amazing.

I do have to add, it is impossible to put into words an experience like Art is You - it is a total experience and life changing.  You cannot help but be inspired on many levels, moved by the love that encompasses the whole Retreat and the friendships that are formed - connections that will last a lifetime and enrich your life in ways you never imagined.


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Saturday, September 13, 2014

Birthday Bling

Hello Blog Friends, I hope you are enjoying a relaxed weekend - it is Saturday evening for me and I could not let the day end without sharing a quick post.
 
 
For this card I have used  A2 Curved Matting Basics B Spellbinders® Nestabilities® Card Creator, Fancy Tags Two Spellbinders® Shapeabilities® - these Dies have been cut/embossed using the Spellbinders Grand Calibur® Machine.

The ink is ImagineCrafts/ Tsukineko Radiant Neons in Electric Blue, the bling is from Want2ScrapScrapbook by Adhesives by 3L - 3D Foam Squares and E-Z Runner have been used on these cards.
 
This card is for the following challenges:
A Creative Romance - Anything Goes
Left of Center Creative Challenges - No Designer Paper
Sister Act Card Challenge - Anything Goes
4 Krafty Girlz - Anything Goes
 Southern Girls Challenge - The Winter Blues
Little Miss Muffet Challenge - Anything Goes
Delightful Challenges - Simple times
Crafty Girls Challenge - Anything Goes
Word Art Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes
Diva's By Design - Anything Goes

 
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Thursday, September 11, 2014

Artist in Residence - Mixed Media Canvas

I am sharing a Mixed Media Canvas for my Artist in Residence post on the Imagine Crafts Blog - a change of pace for me but I had so much fun.



 
You can see the project in full HERE, along with all of the details.  I would love you to pop over and check out all of the details....and don't forget to leave a comment and let me know what you think.
 
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Meg's Garden

Hello Blog Friends, its Thursday here and it is the perfect time to share something Shabby Chic with you.



The beautiful paper is from Meg's Garden - I love this paper and the gorgeous palette, the vintage roses - I mean, what is there not to love?  Right!?! 



The beautiful filigree frame has been created using Labels Forty-One Decorative Accents Spellbinders® Nestabilities® Decorative Accents - this is one of my favourite Dies from the New Release - not hard to see why!!  The card base has been cut using the A2 Curved Matting Basics B Spellbinders® Nestabilities® Card Creator.  All Dies have been cut/embossed using the  Spellbinders Grand Calibur® Machine.

 


The gorgeous lace roses are from my stash and the bling is from Want2ScrapScrapbook by Adhesives by 3L - 3D Foam Squares and E-Z Runner have been used on this card.
 
This card is for the following challenges:
Baffies Kreativladen - Friendship
Creative Moments - Anything goes/Fall colors
Divas by Design - W, 2E -  Anything goes


Wonderful Wednesdays - Always Anything Goes
WordArt Wednesdays - Anything goes

Craft Room Challenge - Something Old, Something New
Artistic Inspirations - Anything Goes and/or Round
Craft-Dee BowZ - Anything Goes with a Handmade Bow 
Crafting from the Heart - Always Anything Goes
Crafty Bloggers Network - Anything Goes
 
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Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Elegant Renassiance Heart


There are some images that are timeless and the Renaissance Heart from Layers of Color is one of them for me.  It is retired bit not in my Studio


 
The paper is from KaiserCraft, the Dies and M-Bossabilities are  Spellbinders  (also retired) but so beautiful.  The flowers are from my stash - a girl can never have too many flowers...right!!
All Dies have been cut/embossed using the  Spellbinders Grand Calibur® Machine/  The image has been coloured using  Imagine Crafts/ Tsukineko Memento Markers.




The gorgeous lace is from my stash.  The bling is from Want2ScrapScrapbook by Adhesives by 3L - 3D Foam Squares and E-Z Runner have been used on this card.
 


 
This card is for the following challenges:
Crafting from the Heart - Always Anything Goes
Crafty Bloggers Network - Anything Goes
 Whoopsi Daisy - Flowers
ABC Challenge - S is for Shabby Chic
A girl who crafts - Always ANYTHING GOES
Card A Day Blog - Anything Goes
Card and Scrap - ♥ Everything is allowed
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper – Anything goes with Patterned Paper
Kreativeinkauf-challenge - anything goes
Lia Stampz Challenge - Feminine/Girly 
The Sisters of Craft - Anything Goes
 
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Monday, September 8, 2014

Spellbinders, Bezels and ICE Resin


A very quick post from me today, while I am catching up with things since being away with the Art is You Australian Mixed Media Roadshow...but sometimes less is more - right?!! LOL!'
 

 
I am quickly acquiring a new addiction - Bezels and Ice Resin - I know slow to get started but believe me I am making up for lost time.  This is the start of a keychain I am creating fir my DH using  Authentique Paper, Spellbinders Dies, Imagine Crafts/ Tsukineko inks and Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L along with ICE Resin - have you tried it - you are going to love it - if you don't already....
 
 
So easy and so many different ways to use it - you are only limited by your imagination!
 
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Saturday, September 6, 2014

Green Butterfly

Hello Blog Friends, I have to start by saying I am sorry for the lack of posts over the past three weeks - I had every intention of posting regularly from the Art is You Australian Mixed Media Roadshow,  but in all honesty the access to Wifi was intermittent and things were very 'full on'!  I will be doing more posts sharing some of the art and more....in the meantime I have a card to share with you!
 
 
 
A shabby chic card is always a pleasure to create - from the floral paper to the lace and flowers . 
 

 
The bling is from Want2ScrapScrapbook by Adhesives by 3L - 3D Foam Squares and E-Z Runner have been used on these cards.

 
The butterfly has been recycled and has been embellished using a paper rose.  It has then been layered into the Window One Spellbinders® Shapeabilities® Die D-Lites™ .  Finishing off with rows of lace, rickrack and beautiful sheer roses.


This card is for the following challenges:
A Creative Need - textures and / or patterns
Brown Sugar – Use Lace
Sister Act Card Challenge - Anything Goes
Sweet Pea Stampers - Lots of Layers
4 Krafty Girlz Anything Goes
Frilly and Funkie - Garden (2nd week)
Penny's Paper-Crafty - Anything goes
 
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Thursday, September 4, 2014

Artist in Residence - Postcard from the Past

I am sharing a card as an Artist in Residence on the Imagine Crafts Blog...the theme is Travel - you can see my Step by Step Tutorial by clicking HERE.
 
 
 
 
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Friday, August 29, 2014

Art is You Australian Mixed a Media Roadshow


Hello Blog friends, the Art is You Australian Mixed Media Roadshow is an amazing experience and I would love to be update you more, but the Wifi, or lack of it, along the way is limiting, inspire of our search for it....and believe me we try ... Some of us more than others! LOL!


There is no lack of good company, this Team is amazing, the bus trips are are definite highlight for us all, along with the many food stops along the way.  You could not get a more amazing Event Manager than Sallianne McClelland, she has make this trip memorable on so many levels...we all love her dearly and appreciate the way she has made sure we are all looked after.



We have driven from Lake McQuarie to St Kilda, Victoria, via Canberra, and are on our last day of Roadtripping to the Sunshine Coast, the laughs we have had are too many to mention....


The entertainment is endless with Michael and 'Setho' ... Michael is a laugh a minute and has us all laughing...don't be fooled by Seth's quietness....he is one funny guy too...they certainly helped make the Roadtrip amazing!


That is all from me today, I have the best intentions to type more but the days are busy and so much is constantly going on...I will be back with more and photos of the art and the artists...I now you are eager to seem them.

Thanks for stopping by, you know I love to see you and appreciate each and every comment!
until next time
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Linda

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Art is You Australian Mixed Media Roadshow




Hello Blog Friends, as you can imagine we have hit the ground with our feet running and I have not had the opportunity for another update...so today I will do my best to give you a brief look at some of the NSW Retreat.




I taught my first all day Mixed Media Workshop and I have to tell you it was full on ... 6 hours of technique, Dies, bling, ink and fabulous,ours paper, glues and tape....the ladies all did a wonderful job and we had a lot of fun along the way.




Food was never an issue...or maybe it was because there was so much of it and the quality was fabulous.  A little sneak peek of one morning tea...





It was great to catch up with Facebook friends, Amy, Kel-lea and Meryll and meet so many new friends, all who have th same passion.



Also got to meet some of the amazing artists yet there eg. Jane Davenport, who is a bundle of energy.



Fell in love with Carol Cantrell, Jan Crossley and I adopted her as our 'Rent a Mum' .. She is the sweetest lady....(pssst Carol, I hope this makes me the favourite now! LOL! )




As you may have noticed I am way behind on my posts ... I could.d give you all kinds of fancy excuses but the truth is we are so busy each day that at night when I go to finish my post....sleep wins!  But I will post this tonight even if it is not finished.....


Our next stop was Berrima, on the way to Melbourne via Canberra...it was wet,meet, wet!  Unpacking the bags was a challenge....but thanks to Michael and Seth, under the watchful eye of Andrea, it all managed to be unpacked and packed up again.


Check out the rubbish...Rafferty's Resort packed some snack boxes for our trip



Okay, that is it for me tonight...tomorrow I will share Canberra and a little touch of Melbourne

Thanks so much for stopping by today...you know ai love to see you.  I appreciate all of the love and support along the way.

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Lovely  Linda