Thursday, May 17, 2012

I Feel like a Decoupage Queen !

I have been totally inspired by Finnabair lately (and I even had her at my place to play - WOWZZA's did I learn a trick or two). So with my MOJO totally rocking this is what i came up with,  A tag & gift box!! I did have my mother in mind for Mother’s Day – but I think I like it too much to part with it …so mother got something else and it’s my Mother’s Day gift now lol
 I started out with the little tag and used Helmar Decoupage  to build up some layers. I then painted it and highlighted some areas to show the texture.
 Not satisfied with just the tag and I decided a box needed a new face-lift too…
Helmar 450 Quick Dry is my go to glue when it comes to sticking things quick like the resin flowers, Out There Chippy's new circle LOVE word & the odd trinket  ……it’s just perfect and I would have to say a favourite of mine!!
 Wanting to keep with the theme of my Vintage look, I used Helmar’s 2 Step Crackle, I applied it quite thick as I wanted to really get my crackle on - A few highlights (oops sometimes a little heavy handed but I still think it gives that aged look) check out the great effects I got – LOVE IT!!!
and that's it for me for now so until next time take care & happy creating

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Rocking it with the Kiwi Girls!!!

I recently ventured over the sea to the land of the long white cloud to attend a Luxury Scrapper’s Retreat ‘Autumn Escape’ – New Zealand. I had the pleasure of teaching some classes and did make ‘n’ takes with these gorgeous Kiwi girls showing off some awesome Helmar products and I wanted to share what we got up to :-)

 Here is the make ‘n’ take we did using Helmar 450 Quick Dry. A lot of the girls hadn’t used Helmar 450 Quick Dry before and they were amazed!!
 A quote from Nic Howard – ‘it’s like a hot glue gun in a bottle’ – love it!!
 As much as I would love to make claim to this awesome frame , I won’t this is the art work of my gorgeous  sister Ang she has knocked the ball out of the park – don’t you think??
 Here she is with me – not the best pics of us and I’m not good with photoshop editing to take out all the flaws lol
 Some more samples ………… All created with lots of Helmar.

Look at all the busy hands – can’t see any of the Helmar 450 Quick Dry I think the girls claimed it when I wasn’t looking lol……………

So that was the Make ‘n’ Takes do you want to see what we did in class???
Keeping Tabs – an address book…
Thanks so much for stopping by until next time take care

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Finnabair, Helmar & exciting times !!

Where should one begin............... here goes.............
I have been lucky enough to have been selected for a second term on the DT of Helmar & once again be part of the team with an amazing line-up......i feel bit like a cover girl lol !!
Jamie Cripps
Jennifer Evans
Martha Richardson
Julie Tucker-Wolek
Cheryl Boglioli
Grace Lauer
Susan Weckesser
Carisa Zglobicki
Cindy Royal
JJ Sobey
Vicky Alberto
Melanie Forbes
'Rae Cooper' - yep that's me :-)
Michelle Wallace
Amy Lynne Lassiter
Liz Chidester
Jen Erickson
Beck Beattie
Sandie Edwards
Lydell Quin- Our Helmar Challenge and Sketch Artist
Erin Morehouse - Our May Guest Designer
Lisa Wilkinson - Our June Guest Designer
Katie Nolan-Denhan - Our July Guest Designer
Kate Vickers -Our August Guest Designer
Cheryl Walker - Our September Guest Designer
Erika Taylor- Design Team Coordinator
Also Jessica Morales will be doing some amazing videos for us on a regular basis and we wanted to give her a shout out too.

&&&&& another Huge highlight for me - I hosted  "Territory Dreaming" with our STAR being Finnabair!! Words cant explain how special i feel to have had this chance of a lifetime with one of my idols. I learnt so much and had extra time with Finn to play, sight see & just spend time with her - she is such a sweetie and so inspirational to be around - it was like winning the lotto to me and i will be smiling for along time yet - so thanks Finn you rocked my world xxx

Group hug with Finn, Ang, Wendy & Me :-)
My results from playing with Finn until 3 am -  Journal cover :-) 
I used lots of Helmar goodies to get my grunge on !!
Back of my Journal
 Peeks of my Teabag Journal front as its still a work in progress
  Back of Journal
 Industrial Baroque LO
Inky Memories LO done by Finn for me - I'm the little cutie in the front hehe... also starring Jimmy James, Ang & Sammy
 My attempt starring Shani, Billy-Joe & Courtney!! I think i got a bit carried away with the stamps lol.....
and my canvas well its still coming lol................
Now i think its time to get back to reality :-( not fair hey lol !!
until next time take care xx