Thursday, April 26, 2012

It's A Wrap

On 18 March 2012 we hosted our 'Papers, Punches and Photos' Workshop and what a great group of ladies we had share the day with us.  Thank you again for supporting the workshops we present and for the feedback - it is so much appreciated.

The aim of this workshop was to get everyone using their punches and looking at them through new eyes.

We undertook to finish 3 layouts with lots of left overs for a 4th.  Our sample table above had everyone inspired to use their punches in so many ways. We tried to focus on punches that most of us have collected in our 'stash' over the years so that everyone could go home and continue to experiment.

Let's take a look at our projects:

This gorgeous layout by Lisa Greedy (the Embellees Creative Director) was inspired by the most basic of punched shapes the circle. 

This fabulous 'retro' look had  Lisa busy with a couple of her circle punches that took us back to our early scrapping days when we used both the positive and the negative punched shape. 

What is so great about this layout is that Lisa wanted to concentrate on using punches to create backgrounds and to mix it up with some 'old tools' (round punch) and 'new tools' (distress inks). 

Each of our Workshop Lovelies got to choose a Tim Holtz distress ink pad to add to their growing collection.... Lisa used: Peeled Paint, Broken China, Mustard Seed and Spiced Marmalade - great colour combination. What really makes this pop is the use of the Black Soot ink to pop the whole background

The next layout by Lizzie was the first of our famous butterfly sprays. The layout was created using a paint sampler from our local Bunnings Store. 

When working with colour this handy little hint really helps, as you can choose a colour palette and work with the sampler as your guide - something that is needed when moving through the rainbow shades (just ask Lizzie). 

Just loving this layout with the use of several butterfly punches in different sizes and then embossing and pop dotting them to add dimension.

Just love that Lizzie has also used the wording from the paint sampler as her title.

 ** Photo in this layout is by: Jen Hall from Jenerations Photograhy

This was Layout #1 in our Paper, Punches and Photos Workshop.  Embellees DTMember Natalie Bright designed this gorgeous layout and had us thinking about how we can use our edge punches to create a great page 'Embellishment'. 
What we love about this is that Natalie thought 'right outside the box' and used a Notebook Punch as her edge. By damping and scrunching her cardstock after punching her edge she created this fabulous shabby but very chic rainbow. 
Another great use of punches in a non-traditional way, was with the cloud masks used on the glimmer misted background. Natalie used a six petal flower punch and cut it in half and thirds to create her masks - well they don't need to be masks you could make them into 3-dimensional 'embellees - but what a great way to use your flower punches that have been languishing in the bottom of that basket!
This gorgeous Pomander Ball  was also made by our lovely Natalie Bright for our Papers, Punches and Photos Workshop. 
So much detail using a tiny flower punch double layered with pearl headed pins in a styrofoam ball. 
While Natalie was not inspired by the following tutorial link (we found this just recently courtesy of Pinterest), rather than duplicate the steps we have included a link here: 
Below are some other lovely samples we had made up for the day .......
We hope you have enjoyed the overview of our 'Papers, Punches and Photos' Workshop.
We will be back soon with more updates.
Lizzie and Lisa

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