Best Players Canvas by Naomi-Jon

Hello and welcome to a post that is a bit different today, because I didn’t create this painting – my very talented sixteen year old daughter did.  Naomi-Jon painted this canvas as a teacher gift for her Music Teacher who left at the end of last year.  I think the results are awesome and a testament to her talents as an Artist.

Happy Creating and have a wonderful day

Alicia Redshaw

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Lest We Forget

I would like to encourage you all to take some moments today to remember the men and women who have defended our freedom in the past, present and future….

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A Card Created with True Love

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I created this card using the Kaisercraft True Love Collection for the Scrapping Everyday Miracles January Card Sketch Challenge.  I have even layered and embellished the inside of this beautiful card that is perfect for so many different situations.

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And this is the Card Sketch that Bev Code created for this Scrapping Everyday Miracles Challenge:

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Happy Creating and have a wonderful day

Alicia Redshaw

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Cardmaking Class at Scrapbook Fantasies

I am teaching the Cardmaking Class at my store (Scrapbook Fantasies) this week (Tuesday 29 March @ 10am), creating an easel card with a giftcard pocket.

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The class is only $17, which includes a kit and use of my tools.  I do ask that you bring along basic tools and adhesives, and if you have one a score-pal.

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Don’t forget you can see all of my classes for 2015 and 2016 (as I teach them) in My Classes Gallery.

Happy Creating and have a wonderful day

Alicia Redshaw

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Happy 18th Birthday – Milton

I am just popping in today to wish our wonderful son – Milton – a Happy 18th Birthday….

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Kaisercraft Design Team 2014 Entry

This evening I wanted to share with you all a great opportunity (or challenge), that I thought I’d give a go this year.  It is the one and only Design Team Call for Kaisercraft here in Australia.  I have been working on this post for a little while now, trying to keep it at a reasonable length – what to include and what not to include.  I am very happy with so many of my projects created with Kaiser products, that it is a very hard call.  I am especially happy with some of my recent classes using Kaiser products, so they obviously made the cut.

I am going to start with two of my most recent Cardmaking Classes, one of which isn’t until next week.  Both are using Kaiser products and are sets of three cards – in completely different styles – and yes I couldn’t decide which one to leave out so here they both are.

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Next I have two of my most recent Scrapbooking Classes (both made with Kaiser products and once again too hard to choose between), and both with a Mixed Media twist.  You can view posts for each with more images here and here.

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Now I have a couple of other layouts (and a card) that I am very happy with, all also using Kaiser products.  {The images link to their original posts with more images and details}

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And now last but definitely not least is an Off the Page project that I have completed this week, and am very proud to share.  I embellished/altered this book for a very special Bride-to-be to use as her Wedding Guestbook.  I feel very honored to have been asked to create this book.  It isn’t 100% Kaiser, however the majority of it is – especially the papers and resin flowers which set the mood and decided the colour scheme direction.  I will post additional images and a materials list for this book over the weekend.

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Well that is it for my Application Post and I look forward to having a hunt about the web in the coming days to see what everyone else has shared for this great Design Team Call.

Happy Creating and have a wonderful day

Alicia Redshaw

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The Perfect Christmas Gift

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Along with some new bowls of her own (she isn’t a cat so doesn’t like the cat dish) we gave our lovely Pudding a new collar with a bell.  Of course the ensemble is pink and she was very wary for several hours of the cat with a bell that was following her around.  Now she is used to it and has decided that ringing the bell is a good way to communicate, so where she would cry at the door/window to come in now she just rings the bell.  She is so gorgeous and we are truly blessed that she chose us as her family.

Guest Designing for Shimmerz – Mixed Media Canvas

I am excited to be Guest Designing at the Shimmerz Blog for the month of December.  I have used tonnes Shimmerz Products in this my second project, which is a Mixed Media Canvas using a photograph from my Wedding day over 18 years ago.

This is my canvas which I had a fabulous time creating.

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I used symbols that speak of the Eternal bond Quentin and I share.  The day we married wasn’t necessarily the start of our life together, however it was the day we pronounced our Love for each other to the world and made our eternal commitment in the sight of God.  We were young when we married and I am grateful for this, as our Love has grown as we have too.  I am also glad that we had years of time before and after our Wedding together as a couple before starting our family.  This time together helped to make our marriage solid and stable.  The nest symbolises our little family that has bloomed from our love.

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I have used Golden Absorbent Ground randomly over the papers so that all of the yummy Shimmerz products wouldn’t be resisted by Gesso if I had used it.  There are quite a few layers of paper (including a doily) on the base, most of which has eventually been hidden as the piece grew with a life and purpose of its own.

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I love to use the Shimmerz on my finger to add touches of colour and sparkle to flowers, leaves and embellishments.  I have also used some Rub’n’Buff for the same purpose.

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I flicked dots of Shimmerz mists (of all kinds) over my entire project, with one of my favourite tools – the curved pipe in a Shimmerz mist bottle.  I am careful not to get these yummy dots of mist on my photograph by making a mask from scrap paper, as I like to have control over the placement and colours that land on my photographs – if any at all. (See below for what I did want on my photograph)

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I misted the photograph with Shimmeringz Baby’s Breath before masking our faces and flicking dots of the Vibez Jeni B Bleu and Pop Art Pink over the photograph.  The edges have also been swiped randomly with the Shimmerz in both the Tickle Me Turquoise and Angel Wings – along with a touch of the Rub’n’Buff.  I did all of this to keep the photograph as the star of the canvas without it looking like a last minute add-on.

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I love how I can do dots of all sizes with the Dimensionz nozzle, adding additional shimmer and texture to my background.

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I thoroughly enjoyed creating this canvas and remembering how wonderful our Wedding day was, all those years ago.  It all came together quite quickly once I started, gaining a momentum of its own.  I find that happens a lot when I get a chance to get down to some serious creating.

Thank you for checking out my second project Guest Designing for the Shimmerz Blog for December, and a huge thank you to Stacey and the team for inviting me.

Shimmerz products used:
Colouringz – Mandarin Mai Tai, Mama Sings the Blues
Vibez – Jeni B Bleu, Pop Art Pink
Shimmerz – Angel Wings, Tickle Me Turquoise
Spritz – Bamboo Leaf, Caribbean Sunset
Shimmeringz – Baby’s Breath
Dimensionz – Pearly Gates

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Other products used:
Prima – lettering, Delight patterned papers, Resin Treasures, nest, leaves, flowers, Junkyard (metal) Findings, Resist Canvas, heart from a Valentine Vine, Chalk Edgers (Pastel Peach, Old Rose)
Golden – Absorbent Ground (White), Gold Mica Flake (Large), Matte Medium, Extra Heavy Gel (Semi-Gloss)
Other – Rub’n’Buff (Antique Gold), Websters (lace), silver ribbon, pearl buckle, peach pearl trim, cotton cord, gauze, paper doily, Caran D’Ache Neocolor 2 (Salmon)

My project from last week, which was a Christmas Card using loads of Shimmerz goodies can be viewed —– here.

Happy Creating and have a wonderful day

Alicia Redshaw

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Let Your Light Shine

Let Your Light Shine Award - Naomi-Jon Redshaw

I have finally had a chance to sit down after a whirlwind week of Graduation preparations and celebrations.  Naomi-Jon graduated from Star of the Sea this week which in itself is wonderful, however she went a step further by receiving the Star of the Sea “Let Your Light Shine” Award at Mass yesterday.  It is an honour to parent a child like Naomi-Jon, but to also witness her achievements being recognised in such a way left us all speechless and me crying.  Naomi-Jon is very deserving of this award that acknowledges her generosity, spirit, faith, humility, leadership, drive and so much more.

On Monday night Naomi-Jon looked absolutely beautiful at her Graduation, which was a wonderful start to a hectic and forfilling week.

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Prima & Gelli-Arts Thanksgiving Giveaway

The fabulously arty souls at Prima and Gelli-Arts are having a Thanksgiving Giveaway.  There is still time to enter, and it is sooo simple.  Check it out here!

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I have used these Stitched Circle stamps in a project recently, and they are fabulous.  This is a sneak peek of what I did with them, and you can see the whole post here.

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We are actually waiting on a shipment of Gelli-Arts products to arrive at Scrapbook Fantasies.  It is so exciting, I can’t wait to get my hands on their fabulous products and play.

Happy Creating and have a wonderful day

Alicia Redshaw

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