Thursday, October 24, 2013

Mixed Media Sunday - November

Hi, Everyone,

I absolutely love Art Journalling & have created quite a collection of loose pages.

As well, my husband knows better than to throw anything away before asking if I can up-cycle it in a project.  This is a win win situation for all of us since he has been giving me binder rings to create projects with.  Because of this, I decided to make a Binder Ring Art Journal from Scratch to store my beautiful pages in & I will be sharing this project with you too in an upcoming class.

I've combined Canvas Boards with Prima papers, square doilies, vintage sheet music, & silk flowers covered with sticky embossing powder & Clear Rock Candy Distress Glitter to create the covers.  The flowers look like they are covered in SUGAR with Tim's clock peeking out!  It's a very pretty effect.  Of course to grunge it up, I added screw brads, a metal key hole & door knob which holds an elastic closure.  The book jewellery on the spine consists of lace trim, metal garter clip, & a crystal charm.  Inka-Gold "Old Silver" adds a touch of shimmer to the edges.

Have a look!

Sunday, November 3
12-4 p.m.

Class Description:
Learn how to create your own Hand Made ART Journal from Scratch!
This beautiful Binder Ring  Journal allows for easy storage of all those ART Journal pages you have already created or will be creating!
. . . check out all that book jewelry
. . . & “She dreamed she was a Ballerina”  Page to go in it!

Please Sign up for the class as spots are limited by phoning Treasured Memories at 780-414-1540. 
If you have any questions, please e-mail me at

Please Bring:  Matte Gel Medium, flat paint brush (for gel medium), Precision Marker (or any black doodling pen) ink dauber, Sepia Ink, pliers

Here are more ph0tos of the project:

Hope to see you in class.

Have fun creating!


Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Prima - Shabby Chic Resin Treasures

Hi, Everyone,

Prima's "Delight" paper collection is so beautiful.  It's Shabby Chic pastele colours are so soft & feminine & I love how the diagonal corners are already decorated for you.

On the layout below, I matted the Paris photo on Prima packaging which already has the words {Create} memories printed on it.  Next I  placed Prima's 12x12" broken glass stencil over the entire layout then scraped modeling paste from the photo onto the pattern paper.  The subtle texture is very pretty.  I then popped Prima's Shabby Chic Resin Treasures (a window & bird) over the edge of the photo.  The lower collaged grouping has 3 Prima flowers, a zipper pull, & a water faucet.  The upper collaged grouping has my photo in an antique frame with a "Delight" journaling card saying . . . One Day I will see the City of Lights!

Oh, did you see the Rose Quartz Inka-Gold on the lower right edge of both the antique frame & the layout?  The Inka-Gold adds a soft subtle shine to the layout.  I LOVE Inka-Gold so much that I have every single colour & add a tiny bit on everything!  It's just like sunshine . . . it makes me smile.

Have fun creating!

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Prima "Junkyard Findings" Layout

Hi, Everyone,

I love vintage, I love doilies, & oh do I Ever love metal embellishments!

On one of my frequent shopping excursions, I was lucky enough to stumble upon square paper doilies.  These square paper doilies look amazing paired up with Prima's "Junkyard Findings".  Since I love all metal I tend to mix different finishes together.

Junkyard Findings are just that.  A random finding of metals with random finishes from vintage trinkets to water pipe parts, heart gears & watch parts.

In the layout below I've combined white heart gears with silver water pipes, antique brass taps, copper metal pulls, & black watch parts . . . all from Prima.  They blend together beautifully.

Have a look at the "Time 2 Explore" layout below:

Did you notice the peek-a-boo white heart gear & the copper metal pull in the top righthand corner of the layout?  I've combined old black wooden tiles & silver alphabet brads to spell the title "Time 2 Explore".  This title is repeated in the layout ever so subtly on the water pouring out of the tap (Time), the Roman numeral (II), & on the zipper (Explore).  Prima's water pipe frames are 1 solid piece & the package contains 2 water pipe photo corners as well.

I especially like how the water pipe parts are all separate so you can arrange them in any configuration on your project.  See how I outlined the left edge of my photo ending with a water tap spilling out "Time"?  I repeated the time theme with the clock hand over the heart gears.

. . . & what about those burlap flowers?  Since this was my grandson's first exploration outside, I thought flowers were in order, burlap that is, because I wanted to create a masculine theme.  Oh, by the way, did you also notice the {CREATE memories} Prima packaging?  Yes, packaging.  Don't throw away that beautiful packaging that comes with your embellishments . . . slide it on a layout.

This was a fun layout to create.  I hope it inspired you as well.

Have fun creating!

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Tim Holtz Style Card - October

Hi, Everyone,
I've been recuperating & putting away from ART Fest for the past week & a half.  What an event that was!

It's great to be back in my craft room, dabbling in my Inka-Gold's again.  This month I have created a beautiful Tim Holtz Style October card using Tim's similar Eroded Metal Technique.  He shares this technique in his Creative Chemistry 102 class which I am currently taking on-line.  I highly recommend taking Tim's 2 classes:  Creative Chemistry 101 & Creative Chemistry 102.  The wealth of knowledge that man possesses is amazing.

There are many techniques out there to create finishes that look like Eroded Metal, Exposed Metal, Rusty Metal, etc. using the many different products available to us today.

I have used Golden Acrylic Paints, DecoArt Metallic Paints, & Ranger Distress Paints to create my own Eroded Metal Finish on the card below.  The Chemist stamp set Tim released is stunning.  I will be using it quite a lot I think.  Blues, greens & bronze blend beautifully together.  Once you accent those colours with Inka-Gold Copper, Haematite & Turquoise . . . you will be blown away.

Have a look at this month's card class:

Tim Holtz Style Card - October
Sunday, October 27
1–3 p.m.

Class Description:
Come experiment with the unique properties of Distress Paints & discover the technique to create an Eroded Metal Finish.

INKA-GOLD in Haematite, Turquoise & Copper  accents the Eroded Metal Finish beautifully!   Adding metal embellishments & Glossy Accents completes this Industrial Masculine look.
Now you have . . .
A Masculine Card for Any Occasion!

Please Bring:  Scor-tape, Scotch Quick Dry Glue, scissors, dauber,
 foam pop-dots, Glossy Accents, Walnut Distress Ink
Pencil Crayons:  skin colour (beige & peach)
Distress Markers:  Pumice Stone, Antique Linen, 
Evergreen Bough, Tumbled Glass

To sign up for the class please phone Treasured Memories @ 780-414-1540 to reserve your spot.   (Kits will not contain any paint or Inka-Gold, so to stretch your dollar, you may want to attend class so you can use my products.)
Hope to see you there.

Have fun creating!

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

ART Fest III - The Event!

Hi, Everyone,

What a party!
Thank you to all who attended ART Fest III - The Altered Journey.  The Weekend Event was absolutely amazing, full of excitement, creativity & give aways galore.  The ladies were awesome, extremely generous & created the most stunning altered books over the course of the weekend (photos at the end of the post).

Not only did the ladies get 12 amazing classes from 3 instructors, but the give aways we pampered our ladies with will blow your mind.  I have never photographed all the give aways at any of the events I have co-hosted.  This time I made a point of doing so.  Have a look at what we gave away to our attendees . . .

Yes it was generous & the ladies reciprocated with the same generosity. 

The ladies did not want to leave for meals so Jere-Jo suggested a pot luck & there was enough food for more than the entire weekend.  Thank you ladies.

Until next time . . .

Have fun creating!