New Pages, Workshops, a new Alphabet stencil and the Gold Coast Show

11 Aug

I have had fun lately completing a unit on the use of Stamps to gain additional accreditation with Azza.  As usual, I have no shortage of photos at the moment, with 2 grandsons.  I think this page is destined to be one of my favourites.

Jack in the Park.

Jack in the Park.

The stencil used to create this was Stained Glass.  The fence, flowers and wheelbarrow are stamps from the Garden and Flowers sets, and the Alphabet stencil used is Mia.  The grass is created with chalk pencils and Zig Writers (a few of you know this technique now) and, of course, a bit of chalk.

I used the Hibiscus stamp from the Holidays stamp set for the page below.  I was looking for something to go with Warren’s shirt and found the exact flower I was looking for!

Jack, Christmas 2012

Jack, Christmas 2012

The stencil is the new Stencil/Studio set, Bahamas.  The hibiscus was stamped onto white backing paper, cut out and attached in 3-D.  It is difficult to see clearly in this photo, but the blue backing paper has also been stamped with the hibiscus flower and the flower centres enhanced with chalk pencil.

I will add all the photos used in the Stamping project as a separate page in the gallery, and will later add them to the relevant stencil pages.

Next Tuesday, 13th August, will be the regular Tuesday group and I am pleased the ladies from the Lismore area will be able to make it again.  Come and join us for another great day.  We are always pleased to greet new scrappers, whatever your level, and I will try to personalise the class for each of you.

We have a new Alphabet stencil which is a bit different and goes back to the more cursive handwriting.  It’s called “DONA“.

Alphabet stencil DONA

Alphabet stencil DONA

These stencils come as pairs, one set is A4 and the other is the smaller A5 size.  Remember when using the alphabet stencils that the letters are sometimes incomplete because of the way they are printed (would otherwise fall apart) so you need to complete them.  You will see what I mean with this page.

Cameron, Christmas 2012

Cameron, Christmas 2012

The letters of this font connect well.  You can space them out as I have done or bring them closer together.  The stencil used for this page was also the new Bahamas stencil (the second one to the one used above).

As I mentioned to some of you, I have sponsored a section at the Gold Coast Show for European Scrapbooking.  It is difficult to compete against traditional scrapbooking as the styles are very different and so the judging criteria are different.  It will be interesting to see the entires and perhaps this is something that will build in the years to come.

Enjoy your scrapping!

Anita

3 Responses to “New Pages, Workshops, a new Alphabet stencil and the Gold Coast Show”

  1. Riemke Kelly 11 August, 2013 at 12:11 pm #

    Hi Anita,
    I love getting your posts. When things change, I’m planning to get into European scrapping properly.
    Cheers,
    Riem Kelly

  2. Ann Wills 31 August, 2013 at 5:55 am #

    Hi Anita,

    Love what you have done with the grandsons’ photos. You inspire me and I swear that as soon as I can, I will get back into the scrapping. So much going on at the moment. Each time I receive your email I am excited to see what new things you are doing. Well done!

    Hope the GC Show went well for you.

    Cheers for now,
    Ann

  3. Mary Hartwich 14 January, 2014 at 12:15 am #

    Hi Anita,

    Happy New Year. Hope all is going well for you and yours. I keep watching the blog for updates and news! Thanks for your encouragement.

    Hope to see you soon.
    Mary

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