Thursday, November 8, 2007
Don't Frame Me In!
Hey, all! I've been going crazy at work...Excel sheets, numbers, addition, subtraction....yikes! Because math is not my forte, I always stress over it....so let's look at more frames from the recent Ink/EP Ranger U. I'm so glad every one's still letting me know what's going on. Inquiring minds want to know what all of the Ranger U grads are up to! If you are interested in having someone come teach at your local store, or if you want to find out if one of your local stores has certified teachers there, check it out here!
Here's Claudine Hellmuth's aquatastic frame! She worked with all different techniques on the tiles using the various types of Coordinating Adirondack(r) Colors...she used lots of Aqua/Pool/Stream, as well as some Juniper in there...and then she UTEE'd her little heart out. Here she is double gunning it with two Heatit(tm) Craft Tools! She created a "kitty" silhouette in the middle of the frame with Adirondack(r) Embossing Powder in Stream...it's so great how you can create all different effects with the same colors! The cute Maya Road crown tops it off and gives anyone who looks into the mirror the King Kitty treatment!
Here's one from the very talented (and bratty) Wendy Vecchi! I'm very proud of her not going to her usual color palette of choice, Vintage Photo and Faded Jeans...Wendy, do you have any other color Distress Ink? (hehehe) She did some great effects with Tim's Shabby Chic on chipboard and Distress Crackle Painted the Maya Road Scroll Corners. A neat little trick I showed her was with the little polka dot stamp. To "soften" the defined look of a texture or background stamp, after inking it, stamp off just the outside edges of the stamp on scrap paper. When you stamp it multiple times as a background, it won't look so "block-ey". This is a great technique I learned from the immensely talented Kevin Nakagawa of Stampscapes fame. If you can ever take a class from him, please do. There are so many neat little tips that I learned from him years ago that I still use all the time in all of my stamping projects.
Well, last, but not least for this post, here's Lynne Forsythe's beautiful frame. Lynne's from NH way, manager of the store Generations of Memories...so much fun and quite the spunky one! Lynne's got some wonderful vintage ribbons and lace, which she included in this frame, creating a wonderful collage of Grungeboard, chipboard and ephemera. You can't beat that...plus the flowers! Good job, Lynne!
I'm all ready for my class this Saturday. I love to pull out my beads and make bead mixes...once I get going, then I feel obligated to make them in other colors...just in case....! I hope these ladies will be ready for me...remember, you don't get inky, but man, those beads look tiny after you've been working with rubber! ;-)
Beady Hugs, Robin