21 August 2011

Teaching at a stamp camp

I have been invited to teach at a stamp camp which was a great honour. I had my class yesterday and it was loads of fun.

This is the picture I created for the class. The background is made using National Geographic pages and Citra Solv type solvent. Citra Solve is a US brand and as far I know, not available in Australia, however I was finally able to find an Australian substitute. All ladies were very creative and most put different spins on the design which you can below.

These are some of the creations by the participants:
This is a fantastic creation in a different colour scheme by Theresa, it was wonderful to see a different and such creative spin on my design:
Another finish:

This is the back of the picture by Amanda Cordingly:
Another back by Eve Poole:
Another back by Jay:
And this is a wonderful present I received in appreciation, a small chest of draws:

All about Celeste

My dear friend Celeste visited me recently and stayed overnight. We had lots of fun catching up and creating, in between the talking.

We made some painted journal pages with gesso and various sprays:
Then I issued a challenge to Celeste. I gave her a folder of stamps:
and a basket of scraps:
And these are cards wonderful created by her:
Thank you for coming up Celeste and hopefully we can repeat it some time soon.

Another encaustic picture

Just before going away overseas I caught up with Gaye and we played with encaustics. This is the result, I love that stuff and will have to find time to play with it again soon.

My birthday continues

This year I am so lucky to be celebrating my birthday many times. The real birthday I spent with my family (close and extended) and friends in Poland and now I am catching up with my Australian friends. A week ago we had the Paper Princesses get together to celebrate Marlene's birthday back from June and mine. It was such a lovely day full of chatter, great food, show and tell and some demos - what else can you wish for. And to top that, I got fantastic pressies and fabulous art from the PPs.

These are my presents:
Card from Judy:
Gorgeous flowers by Judy which were used by her to wrap the presents:
Papier-mâché pear by Judy, an absolute masterpiece:
Inside of Judy's pear:
Card and envelope by Marilena:
Gift wrap decoration by Gaye:
Gift box by Margaret:
Tag by Margaret (LOL, I love Margaret's sense of humour):
Hanging Babooshkas by Margaret:
Fabric gift bag by Celeste:
Three-dimensional picture by Celeste:
The back of the picture, also stunning:
Picture by Marlene:
Matching envelope for Marelene's picture:
Thank you PPs, you made my day and I will treasure the time we spent, the gifts and the art.