Author Archives: Teneale
Once a month I take part in a blog hop with 8 Stampin’ Up! demonstrators from around the world, each round we have a new theme and this month we are all sharing Fathers Day projects.
I don’t make that many male cards and I don’t own many masculine stamps, one that I do love is called One Wide Ride and is a motorbike theme designed by a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator (Dawn Griffith) as a reward for achieving a million dollars in sales and she did an AMAZING job with this set. This card is very simple but it works, the bike is stamped in Basic Black in on Sahara Sand cardstock with a little texture added with a gravel image stamped over the bike using VersaMark; behind the greeting, I have stamped the tire track in Sahara Sand. The Basic Black cardstock has been embossed with Brick Wall Textured Impressions Folder.
Here is the inside of the card, my fathers day message will be handwritten. In hindsight, I could have left a little more room for my message. Oh well.
Next up on the blog hop is Patrice Halliday-Larsen from New Zealand
1. Teneale Williams (Australia)
2. Patrice Halliday-Larsen (New Zealand)
3. Tracy May (UK)
4. Amy Koenders (USA)
5. Renate Ecklmayr (Austria)
6. Sandi MacIver (Canada)
7. Jennifer Pauli (Germany)
8. Krista Driessen (Netherlands)
Welcome to a new round of the INKspired blog hop, this week it is only a short journey around the blogs but we have some great cards in store for you. As always, I have provided the team with a sketch that they can use as inspiration to create their card.Next month Stampin’ Up! have a new Catalogue releasing and that means that some items from the current catalogue must retire; today I have used one of the stamp sets that will retire called Picture Perfect. When I first saw this stamp set I was taken with the realistic style of the image and it became one of the first sets I ordered.
Next stop on the INKspired blog hop is Allison Mcleod
The second week of May is upon us, for my friends in Australia I am sure you are feeling the weather change; I have pulled out an extra blanket for my bed and fluffy slippers adorn my feet each night. I for one love the cooler weather, finding it perfect weather to get cozy in my studio to craft. I wonder if the grey and gloomy weather has impacted this card however?
Have you seen this stamp set yet? It is on page 24 of the occasions catalogue or view via my online store HERE I simply adore this set which features three graceful figures and eight greetings/verses. The images have been stamped in Basic Black ink and using my Whisper White Watercolor Pencil I have added toning which pops on the Basic Grey cardstock.
This card is very less is more but that does not mean it should lack detail, like the fine bow along the top of the card using the Metallic Thread.
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I have hundreds of reasons that I love Stampin’ Up! I guess that is why I have been a demonstrator for over ten years and do not see myself leaving ever. I love being part of a company with strong and authentic women leading us, I think I love more that it is a mother and daughter sharing the journey together: Shelli Gardner who co-founded SU! stepped down as CEO in 2016 (read HERE) and her daughter Sara Douglass is now our fearless leader. Sara is a true delight and I adore when she takes to Facebook for a live broadcast, is March Sara did a demonstration of emboss resist which is a technique that has been around for a while but she used her brilliant creative mind to inspire a fresh look. See below the session from her page A Sara Thing
Are you as impressed as I was? I have SO much printed paper that needs to be used but I would like to add a little something to it, adding the embossed lines from Brushstrokes background and then sponging ink over the top simply transforms the paper design.
Below is what my paper looked like before. I just think it is such a marvellous idea.
The printed paper I used is sold out and so is the Mint Macaron ink pad; however, use this as inspiration to use papers that you already have in the collection.
A new Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalogue is just around the corner (June 2017) and to make room for lots of new stamps, dies and accessories some items in the current catalogue need to be retired, see the retiring list HERE or click below.
One of the stamp sets that I JUST ADORE is called Helping me Grow, at the end of the post you will be able to see the image of the full stamp set. Here I have used only part the daisy image, I have stamped the flower in Basic Black on Shimmer paper. Around the image, I did a watercolour wash is Soft Sky with an Aqua Painter and inside the image, I coloured with a Blender Pen: I favour the Blender Pen for colouring small areas.
I made a stack of these cards to send to my online customers as a thank you for shopping from me in April. If you are one of those customers it should have arrived in your mailbox by now, I hope you enjoyed a little happy mail. THANK you for your support.