Thursday, April 2, 2009

Paper Texture Class

On Tuesday night I had my Club girls over for our monthly class. This time we did 3 projects, all around creating a sense of texture with paper.



One of the girls requested learning how to do Faux Silk so here is what we created:



Hopefully you can see the faux silk texture on the flowered layer behind the bird. I just think this set is the prettiest. So versatile! And did you see the buttons? I didn't leave them naked, I did a faux stitch with the white gel pen :)



Jami and I were talking about workshop projects last month and she suggested I teach the girls the Crimped Envelope....it's been around for a long time, but I had never taught it to them! This project was the easiest - which is always so fun, easy but a wow effect. (so thanks Jami!)



And last but not least I really worked the girls on this one :) we did an Easter Basket totally cased from Mary Jo Albright. I really think MJ is one of the most innovative and out-of-the-box creative thinkers around, and though the project took a while, the result is worth it. It shows off the paper, ribbon and the versatility of the Scallop Envelope die for the Big Shot. Her tutorial is here.


Thanks for coming on over to visit! Have a lovely day!


Recipes:


Faux Silk Friends: Stamps: Friends 24-7, Friendly Wheel; Ink: Black Stazon, Mellow Moss, Pale Plum, Perfect Plum; Paper: Pale Plum, Perfect Plum, Mellow Moss, Whisper White, Tissue Paper; Accessories: SW Markers, Glue Stick, Key Tab Punch, SS Buttons, Gel Pen, Eyelet Punch, Dimensionals, Mellow Moss Taffeta Ribbon


Texured Fifth Avenue: Stamps: Fifth Avenue Floral; Ink: Basic Grey, Pacific Point, Baja Breeze; Paper: Pacific Point, Whisper White, Baja Breeze, Envelope; Accessories: Crimper, Sponge, Rhinestone Brads, Scallop Circle Punch, Baja Breeze Striped Ribbon


Easter Basket: Stamps: Yummy; Paper: Delicate Dots DSP, Whisper White, Certainly Celery (bottom of basket) ; Accessories: Big Shot, Scallop Envelope Bigz Die, Top Note Die, SAB Ribbon pack, Dimensionals, Sticky Strip, basket filler.

11 comments:

Dawn (flowergal36) said...

Wow these are all incredible. I love this. I so wish I had had a great SU demo do all of this for me. The envelope one is perfect for that stamp set. Great basket. I have not done the faux silk technique and it looks great there. Super job Christine..They must love you..

Anonymous said...

We do love her:)...and the projects too!

Suzanne

"Kirby" (KrB) said...

Beautiful projects, Christine. I've never seen the crimped envelopes before. Great idea.

Leslie Miller said...

Great projects, Christine! I love the purple of the faux silk card. I really need to try that technique someday.

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Gorgeous! Love every single one of them!

Joan Ervin said...

My goodness, Christine...what awesome projects!!! I love the card with the faux silk technique...sooo elegant!!! The crimped envie is beautiful and I love the basket...lots of work here!!! Now I want to know why I wasn't invited to the workshop...a few thousand miles shouldnt make any difference...teeheeheehee!!!!!!

Amy Sheffer said...

All I can say is I wish I could come to your classes! These are amazing!! Your group is spoiled :)

Heather T said...

Your textured 5th Avenue is lovely. I keep seeing great projects with this set, I just might need to put it on my wish list.

Stacy said...

I LOVE the Friends 24-7 card! The colors are so beautiful and great faux silk background! All the projects are great, but the 24-7 one really struck me. I'm just in love with that set!

Wendy said...

I love all of them, especially the plum and green one though! Beautiful cards!

Kelly Lunceford said...

Such fun projects! I love the faux silk! I think my ladies would love it, too! I will have to give it a try! TFS