Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Happy Mardi Gras

Mardi Gras has always been one of our favorite holidays to celebrate with wild abandonment. Ok, so we show some restraint which explains why we don't have tons of beads...that and we are old! lol.
Last year, I downloaded a mask shape off the internet, enlarged it and printed it out. I used a light weight chip board to form the basic mask and built upon it from there.
I used Pearlescent watercolors from Yasutomo on vellum and, when that dried, I put the pieces over mesh, gilded it with Krylon gold ink and attached the bling and lace.

So, here is to Fat Tuesday and "laissez les bons temps rouler"

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Upcoming Technique Classes at Posh Scraps

March 3 Distressing Techniques: working with a variety of products, we will be aging papers and tags, crumpling, sanding, tearing, inking, edging, stippling, masking, crackling, adding texture and more more more.
March 17 Mixed Backgrounds Techniques: we will be working on acrylics, glass, tissue and vellum with a variety of inks and stains to create some beautiful backgrounds for use on cards, layouts and other projects.

Each class is ten dollars and last approximately 2 hours. They are on a Sat. and start at ten am. You leave with complete, printed directions for each tag we create. To sign up, please call Posh Scraps in Palm Harbor, Florida at 727-784-2928. Hope to see you there!

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Shoppe Around the Corner

For the lovers of lovely and vintage and steampunk and tons and tons of pretties, this boutique is the cat's meow! I first learned about this shop from my friend, Kathy Nelson. We were suppose to go about two years ago but something came up and we didn't. Then, my Book Club buddy, Glo, suggested we go around Christmas time . Armed with our coupons, she, Sandi and I hit the store at a run after fortifying ourselves at Peggy O'Neals for lunch.

And I fell in love...I mean, what is not to love about all these goodies and more. And the best thing about Shoppe Around the Corner is the fact the profits go to support Meals on Wheels.
For those of you who do not live in the Palm Harbor, Fl area, there is an online shop as well. Check it all out here at Shoppe Around the Corner.
This place is pure eye candy and the stock changes with the seasons. I fell in love with all the lovely bunnies and Easter pretties and, they had gnomes!

I had to take Jo there today as I had been talking her ear off about the place almost since she had arrived...oh and the best news today...she and Bill are pretty well decided on 3 mo. next year instead of just too! Yahooo.

I am so inspired by this store and I may not sleep tonight for all the ideas running through my mind.

Hope your week is a lovely one!