Sunday, August 31, 2014

Rest in Peace Mom

It is with great sadness that I announce the passing of my mother-in-law, Yvette Aurore Sundby.
She passed away peacefully in her sleep after fighting a long 12 year battle with Alzheimer's.
Yvette is now at peace.
My friend, my confidant, I will miss you deeply.
Rest in peace Mom.
I love you.

. . . until we meet again . . .

Your "Little Girl" Kathleen

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

"Young Artists" - Pigs Can Fly!

Hi, Everyone,
Hope you all are enjoying that Absolutely Gorgeous Hot 30 degree weather outside!
We pay good money to travel to southern destinations to bake in the sun.
I have a few days this week to create, so first up is my next "Young Artists Class", Pigs Can Fly.  Have a look . . .

“Young Artists”
***** DISTRESS  PAINTS *****
Sunday, August 24

Children (5+)   1-3 p.m.
Adults     3-5 p.m.
$20 ea.


Class Description:  “Pigs Can Fly”
Children & Adults will learn to create with the reactive properties of Distress Paints using Stencils, Fine Black Markers, background stamps & cut out pieces to create two pages for your Art Journal.  We will be using  Kraft coloured paper as our base page this time.

Please Bring:  Art Journal (fussy cutting scissors, Distress Paints, Scotch Quick-Drying Glue, & Fine Black markers if you don’t want to share mine); Everything except the Art Journal will be provided.
Please phone Treasured Memories at 780-414-1540 to sign up & reserve your spot.

Have fun creating!

Friday, August 1, 2014

Vintage - Colour Resist

Hi, Everyone,

Today I'd like to show you that you can do vintage not only in black, brown & ivory . . . but you can do vintage in colour.  Yes colour!

Look at the layout I did below.

I started with a Prima Resist Canvas Sheet.  Love the polka-dots.  I sprayed the Canvas Sheet with one of Lindy's Stamp Gang teal sprays then used a baby wipe to lightly remove the teal spray from the resist polka-dots.  Next I took a Prima Resist sticky back Edging Sheet & sprayed it with one of Lindy's Stamp Gang golden yellow sprays, again using a baby wipe to lightly remove the golden spray from the resist lace edging.  Then I cut a piece from the Newsprint Canvas Sheet with the black Resist, placed a Circle Stencil over top, sprayed that golden colour on top, then lightly removed the golden spray from the black resist.  It was 31 degrees outside when I created this layout, so I just let all the canvas pieces dry in the hot sun.  Boy did they dry fast.

To assemble the layout I used Liquitex matt gel medium & layered the following elements:
Canvas Resist Newsprint piece, Canvas Resist Lace Trims & scraps from Lace Trims;
Vintage Photo (adopted great-grandmother from antique store) hankey, ribbon & lace;
Printed Frame, Mesh tape, screw brads, metal gears, clock hands;
Prima Ruler Paper & packaging;
Tim Holtz butterfly & hinge die cuts;
Treasured Memories Instant Collections Package containing:
     TM Exclusive Printed Tag, black tag, black ribbon;
     G45 paper, Prima paper, journalling paper;
     vintage domino, vintage clothes pin, vintage wooden ruler inch, vintage buttons; &
     Tim Holtz metal clock, heart keyhole.
To tie the collage together I dabbed white paint through a splatter stencil.

Check out the selection of Canvas Resist sheets & this Vintage Colour layout the next time you are at Treasured Memories.
* I will be creating New Exclusive Instant Collections packages during the next few weeks so stay tuned to their blog for the reveal!

Have fun creating!