Monday, March 11, 2013

Exciting News, Helmar March Challenge and Pink Paislee

It was a lovely weekend here in NC....the SUN finally arrived for 2 days in a row. So welcomed after the dreary winter here. Of course with the sun streaming in the windows I got a glimpse of all the dust bunnies that have decided to take up residence. I'm kicking them out this week!

I have some exciting news to share. I will be presenting classes and workshops at Serenity Studio Arts. I had a serendipitous meeting with Courtney, the owner. She is a metalsmith who loves to work with vintage beads, the studio presents many different classes but none in Mixed-Media or Art Journalling. I will be creating and presenting classes in these areas, along with classes in ICEResin jewelry and anything else we can dream up. This Sat. will be the 1st workshop where I will present an Abstract Mixed-Media canvas. As the week goes on I will share the story of this canvas and why I'm teaching it. Here's a clue...Dyan Reaveley.

104 E. Main Street
Elizabeth City, NC 27909

 I had a chance to get creative this weekend.  A layout and tag was created from from the Paislee Portfolio Collection for the Helmar Design Team blog where we have a cross promo week with Pink Paislee. The tag is for the HELMAR March Challenge designed by Lydell Quin from The Color Room. If you want to know more about the challenge here is the information.

I found these colors perfect for a layout of my grandson who is going to be 9 this month. I don't do many LO's but when I do I like to layer lots of paper...this one has 5. I love to use Helmar Quick-fix Permanent Adhesive Runner as it helps put all the layers together fast and I don't have to wait on dry time. The final layer received some added interest with 2 stencils and punchinella. I used 2 of my favorite Balzer Designs stencils from The Crafter's Workshop along with Adirondack Acrylic Paint Dabber in Juniper and Pitch Black. Of course I have to add some favorite washi tape also. 
For the final embellishments I used 
Tim Holtz Idea-ology ALPHA pieces for the numbers.

Well I'm off...I'm going to start chasing those dust bunnies down...the ones that have taken up residence here. Hope you get a chance to be creative today!


  1. Gorgeous!! LOVING your tag and your lo!!! Great colors and loving the stars and masking on your lo!!

  2. I'm not much into scrapbooking anymore but this page is very cool. I love the colors, and this one will look awesome in your bathroom! xo

  3. This is a gorgeous layout. I love all of the layers.


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