Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Autumn and Halloween Classes

Happy first day of September everyone! Autumn will be upon us soonish, and I can't wait as it's my favorite season! I LOVE all the colors, the holidays, the food, the candy, the cooler days, and the warmer clothing! And, I love all the art projects associated with it, and here are three of the projects I am teaching during the season, using lots of new product just released.

1. Autumn and Halloween Vertigo Tags using lots of Imagine Crafts/Tsukineko, Sizzix, Stamper's Anonymous, and Tim Holtz Idea-ology products.

2. The Autumn Splendor Flip Frame, with 13 mixed media pages full of Autumn, Halloween, and Thanksgiving images made from Ranger, Wendy Vecchi, Idea-ology, Sizzix, Stamper's Anonymous, and Ken Oliver's Color Burst.

3. The Cryptic Candy Box, an altered Halloween candy keeper, made from tons of Idea-ology, Sizzix, and Ranger goodness.

My first stop is The Crafty Scrapper in Waxahachie, Texas, in October. For more information on the classes, or where else I am teaching please email me, or check out my calendar.

I hope your hands get creatively dirty soon, and if that's with me in a class, then I whole heartedly thank you!!!

Sunday, August 30, 2015

12 Techniques With Gelatos

Yesterday, I taught a class to a bunch of fabulous ladies in my local area. They wanted to learn more about Faber-Castell Gelatos, so I came up with a sea themed tag with 12 techniques using them. Everyone did awesome, and they made me feel so good. I LOVE my job!
I totally forgot to take pics of the ladies and their projects...sorry. But if you look on my FB Page, Anita Houston's Crafty Place, some of the ladies uploaded their tags!

I hope your hands get creatively dirty soon!

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Flowers In A Vase Monochromatic Tag

Only hours to go, but I got my monochromatic project done for Wendy Vecchi's Make Art Challenge for August...PHEW!!! Sometimes I can thrive under pressure! ;0) If you haven't gotten your project done you still have a few hours to go!
I used lots of oldies but goodies to create flowers in a vase, and I wanted to use some things in a different way.
I used Wendy's Archival Inks and rubbing alcohol for the background on both Manila and Specialty Stamping Paper from Ranger.
I inked the Art Parts and stamped images with Archival Ink as well.
Background stamping with Archival.
More stamping.
And still more stamping, and these I cut out, and foam taped.
I inked some of Tim's Linen Ribbon with Archival and doodled a little on the tag. I also added Glossy Accents to the center parts of the flowers.

FYI...in the coming week, I'll be bringing you some pictures of my upcoming Autumn and Halloween classes that I will be teaching in the Dallas area. I've been a little behind in posting, but hopefully I'll catch up soon. Again, thanks so very much for all the comments, emails, and messages checking up on the family and me. I treasure all of you!!!


I hope your hands get creatively dirty soon!