Wednesday, April 25, 2007

The one about the Sparkle Bella info

Excitement is mounting, and we Bellas are getting several e-mails a day from excited attendees wondering "what's up?" So here's the scoopage (and pass this along if you know someone else who is registered for the event!)

Swaps Anyone? Kim will be hosting a brand new Yahoo group for all registered attendees of the event. If you are registered (Kim will be verifying the list with Scrapbooks Etc.), please send an e-mail to Kim HERE. Within the next week, Kim will send all registered participants an invitation to join this Yahoo group, where we will chat, giggle and hopefully arrange some glitter-tastic swaps! Oh yippee!

Basic Supply Kit
Everyone needs to bring these items: scissors, paper trimmer, dry adhesive, fast-drying but very strong wet adhesive, glue stick, mini glue dots, black marker, pencil, ruler, paper piercer, sharp craft-knife (such as an x-acto), cutting mat, 4-8 disposable foam paint brushes, a few small standard paintbrushes, any deco scissors you favor, an assortment of vintage and chalk inks, any fun background stamps you adore and a bon bon for the teacher. J tee hee!

Scandalous Vintage Bellas, by Carolyn Peeler
Prudence and Winifred always appeared to be such refined and genteel women. It was a great surprise for the members of their quaint little town to discover that their enigmatic smiles hid many scandalous secrets. Featuring a vintage photo, this bright and summery wall hanging will celebrate wild women everywhere! In this class we will dabble in paint, gesso, German glass glitter, and Melissa Frances oh-so-shabby papers (and I can’t wait to show you my totally fun charcoal technique!). Please bring your Basic Supply Kit plus a narrow paint brush approximately 1/8th of an inch wide (we will be doing some detail work on the photo with this brush, so you want to make sure you bring something that can get into tight little spots) and a portable sewing machine (if you have one).

Bella Flora: An Altered Book, by Teresa McFayden
Flowers. Spring. Life’s photos. They all become a breath of fresh air in this beautiful altered book. We’ll add new pages to an old book giving it a shabby flair, then alter flowers, add ribbonry, glitter, fabric, and your treasured photos. This Bella Flora book in all its style and finery will be admired for years to come. Bring your Basic Supply Kit plus a 5x7” or so hardback book, black Staz-On Stamp Pad, Japanese screw punch or hand drill. You may also wish to bring some photos to use in the project. Some painting involved, so dress accordingly.

Victorian Bella Banner, by Marilyn Healey
Brighten a room in your home or a corner of your studio with four gorgeous feet of fluttering pennants. We’ll be creating seven Victorian flags that we’ll embellish with yummy goodies and string together with pretty ribbon. Plenty of florals and sweet birdies, sepia-aged sheet music, soft ribbons and fabrics, lace, beautiful patterned papers….and of course…glitter! Bring your Basic Supply Kit plus some smaller scissors for trimming images, a strong adhesive for 3-D elements (I like E6000), decorative scissors: pinking and large scallop, a #20 tapestry needle and DMC floss in a light blue.

Whimsy: A Clearly Wonderful Mini-Album, by Kimberly Kwan
They say good things come in small packages, and this project is clearly a fine example of that! Diminutive in size, but large in collage-packed yumminess, this mini-album features “Beacon Hill” papers by Daisy D’s and fabulous collage images from Paper Whimsy. When combined with a treasure trove of vintage ephemera, lace and sparkly goodness, these standard paper goods become simply marvelous! In this class you’ll learn to create your own mini-album using surprising hardware-store supplies and then fill it up with whimsical touches, so in addition to your Basic Supply Kit, please bring an assortment of water colors (I prefer the kind in tubes, but dry “pats” of color will work fine), a blending palette and a small plastic cup to fill with water!


Blogger Heather Simpson-Bluhm said...

I wish I could go and I can't wait to see your project!
Love your new avatar picture.. you cutie!

12:42 AM, April 26, 2007  
Blogger Julie Collings said...

such a beautiful new photo of you!
love the news about sparklebella, the classes look amazing. of course i can't wait for pictures.

11:18 AM, April 26, 2007  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

hello your blog, and your work is beautiful! blessings, rebecca

12:44 PM, April 27, 2007  

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