Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Cluster Clever Sneakies .... Check Out the Workshop Projects!!!

We are so excited about our Cluster Clever Workshop on 22 July 2012 and wanted to share some 'sneakie peeks' that the team have been working on for our workshop projects and gallery. 
The Embellees Workshops are held at the Edgeworth Bowling Club each month and at a cost of $60 for the day (including your kit) we welcome all scrapbookers to join in the fun.  Check out our Workshop Tab above for more details.

Our Workshops are about techniques and we love to present a great 'eclectic' kit that has lots of bits and pieces to compliment the projects we undertake on the day.  For the last two years we have got to meet a great mix of local scrapbooking ladies, many of whom have become our friends and we so look forward to seeing them again at this July workshop.

If you would like to see what we have been doing, check out our Photo Tab above or visit our Facebook Page and 'trawl' our photo albums.

So now for the 'sneakies' and we hope you 'likie'....

So to start with..... this lovely layout will have you playing with layers of banners, creating the very popular chevron design, masking, misting and the list goes on......

The next beautiful layout that is showcased above is all about layers from the background up - lots of layered stamping, clusters of embellishments that have been enhanced with mists, ink and some other fabulous techniques that make the whole layout pop.

Our third project is all about layers and clustering with diecuts, hand made embellishments and stamping taken to a new level.  We will have you thinking about all those small pieces of paper and how you can use them to make a beautiful layout.

And some extra's from our Workshop Gallery......

 We look forward to seeing some new faces at the Workshop so if you are interested, please don't hesistate to contact us at:  Embellees@bigpond.com as we have a few seats left and registrations close shortly.

Lizzie & Lisa

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Cluster Clever Workshop - 22 July 2012

There is a real art to creating a gorgeous cluster on a layout and, getting that much loved layered effect happening.

The Embellees Team are looking forward to presenting a workshop that is all about getting 'clever with clusters' and 'learning to play with layers'.

This Cluster Clever workshop will have you working on three layouts using gorgeous papers from the latest My Minds Eye (MME) and Simple Stories paper ranges.

The aim of the Workshop is to have you working not only with gorgeous papers, but handcrafting embellishments for your clusters to compliment your layout and experiment with layering techniques that give dimension and texture to your page.

While the beautiful page above is not one of our workshop layouts - it is part of our workshop gallery.  Cassie McCumstie from our Design Team created this beautiful layout as part of our Mists & Masks workshop in May with the aim that she would combine techniques for this workshop by layering lots of stamping and texture to her very plain cardstock background and simple clustering of embellishments that add that whimsical vintage feel.

Workshop Details:

Date: 22 July 2012
Time: 10:30 am to 4:00 pm

Venue: Edgeworth Bowling Club
Cost: $60.00 (includes kit)
** Lunch is not included - Club has great Cafe

Registrations Open as at 18/06/2012
For more information and to register please ensure you have read our
Terms and Conditions at the Workshop Tab above.

All enquiries should be directed to our email at: Embellees@bigpond.com

We will be putting up some sneakies next weekend as we finish off our Workshop kitting while we are away retreating with all the lovelies from Scrapboutique at the gorgeous Noonaweena retreat.

stay tuned because we will be back soon with lots to inspire you.

Lizzie & Lisa

Mists & Masks - A Wrap!!

Thank you to all our lovely ladies who attended our Mists & Masks Workshop back in May.  Please forgive our 'tardiness' and not updating our Blog sooner - but as you know Lizzie has been in recovery and we are working at a different pace (not our usual frenetic one).

Well back to business.....

We had such a fun time with all the new sprays, inks and masks on the market.

At this Workshop we introduced a techniques journal concept and all our workshop lovelies had so much fun playing with all the techniques on their pages....

The picture above is the gorgeous dust cover done by Cassie McCumstie (DT Member) for her techniques journal - gotta love us a rainbow using Dylusion Ink Sprays and some well chosen masks all on art canvas.

While the fab cover to the right is by the talented Natalie Bright (DT Member).  Natalie was into re- purposing and loved using her inked and misted scraps to create this gorgeous banner for her technique journal ... how good does this look!!!

We all had fun playing with techniques ready for our Workshop - here are some samples of our team's technique albums.

Silhouette image by Cassie McCumstie - love this page!!!

Some quick flowers - mists and doodling by the lovely Lisa Greedy

Masking with Gesso and playing with misting our favourite embellishment - doilies - Noice!!!

Lisa Greedy got down and misting with Mr Huey's and masking using mod podge

Masking and stamping - laying down that mask and using all the left over ink - our Lizzie likes to economise and hates to see all that lovely ink go to waste....

Lisa has had a 'love affair' with Dylusion Ink Sprays for sometime and, this beautiful tag is a lovely sample of ghosting techniques, stamping and dying embellishments.

Layout Gallery

Layouts by our lovely team were on display at the Workshop, showing how to take the techniques we had been exploring and translate them to a layout ... here is our sample gallery.

Layout  above by Cassie McCumstie

Layout above by Lisa Greedy

Layout above by Cassie McCumstie

Layout above by Lisa Greedy

Layout above by Cassie McCumstie

Layout above by Natalie Bright

Layout above by Natalie Bright

We hope you enjoyed our 'wrap' of the last workshop and now it is time to start 'gearing up' for our July workshop - 'Cluster Clever'.  We will be back real soon with all the details so keep an eye on our updates.....

Lizzie & Lisa