Wednesday, October 19, 2011

A special gift for a friend...

I am sure many of you have the same problem I have when it comes to buying gifts for friends and family members..... you want to buy something special, something they will cherish and use... this is not always an easy task... and I had just such a dilemma a few weeks ago.... fortunately... when you play with inks, paper and stamps often enough... the brain does come up with some good ideas now and then... LOL....

Above is a close up on the wording "family" - I used ready made tags with letters and added some glossy accents with my Hero Arts Prism Glitter to add some bling.
the notes is a sheet of paper from the same stack of papers which I cut out and added under the letters....

This is a close up of the lace (which I distressed with my distress inks - it was just too white) and my border which was made with one of my spellbinders dies.


A close up on the "f" of family - I also added a small bull dog clip which I distressed with some alcohol inks.. just to dull it a bit.. it was too silver for the overall look


A butterfly which I had made ages ago.. came in handy.. I added some eyelets to the butterfly and overstamped it with my Stazon gold ink. beneath the butterfly are some rub ons as well as some of Tim Holtz tissue tape.


A bit of a close up ont he wording "remember this" the clock on the left hand side is a rub on.. cannot remember where I got it from... just found it in my stash. I also added some bold brads on either side of the die cut I used.


the finished product.... I am very pleased to say that the recipient was very happy with her one of a kind gift....



thanks for stopping by... we are busy with more canvasses... Azrah and Aqeel actually participated in painting the backgrounds of their one's themselves. They chose their own color combinations... so I will be loading those pics as soon as they are done...



With a very messy dining room table... lotsa hugz till next time...



Happy stamping...



mwah



shamela ;p)

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Friday... the final day of holiday classes... and 5 brand new stampers join our group.... a new addition... a male member finally joins our classes... of course.... I had to whip out some manly stamps for him to use.... below is his motobike card...



Uzayr with his motobike card



another beautiful creation





Ra'eesa's card... I think she enjoyed coloring in her image... with water color pencils... I think I have also gone back to my childhood... since I found pro markers and water color pencils ;p)



happy birthday card




Ra'eesa




Nabeelah Safodien's card



Naadirah's card - I think she was only 5 or 6 yrs old.... she did an amazing job of cutting and coloring!



and here little Naadirah is with her card...




Nabeelah made this card for her dad's birthday




Layla's card


Azrah's card



Layla taking a break to smile for the camera....


busy coloring and sticking on diamantes


pretty as a picture... the lady Nabeelah Safodien...











That's it for the holiday workshops... I certainly enjoyed the interaction with all our new aspiring rubber stamping enthusiasts....


will be loading a canvass I did for my friend Zubeida for her birthday.... soon...


thanks for stopping by


have a stampendous day

hugz

shamela ;-)

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Day 3 of classes...

Wednesday was dedicated to making little hand bags by popular request... and unfortunately... we had so much fun... and were so engrossed in this task, that the camera and pictures were all forgotten...

So when Thursday came around... Wisaal, my daughter made sure we had some pictures... of the day.... Thursday we concentrated on backgrounds... using Kaleidacolor dye ink pads and versa watermark ink... its a relatively easy but effective background technique...







busy coloring, cutting and assembling...












Taahirah coloring her chosen image.....



Maryam's card



Maryam and Zahrah's cards









Saarah and Sabeelah with their creations...


looking back... my card was rather dull in comparison to the lovely vibrant colors chosen by this group of wonderfully talented young ladies.






thanks for stopping by......




have a great day...




hugz




shamela ;-)












































Sunday, October 9, 2011

First day of School holiday programme



Tuesday 4th of October 2011 I held the first of 4 days of card making classes.... below are the wonderful creations made by these talented young ladies.....


Azrah





I must express that all color palettes and combination of stamps and glitter etc used on the cards are all each ones personal choice. Even though we work with a basic technique or sketch... each person is allowed the creative freedom to choose images, colors etc of their choice, so that ultimately they all go home with a "one of a kind" card.






A'aisha



Mariam





Nabeelah



Taahirah




Taahirah's card... she chose flowers and an orange palette.




Nabeelah's Safodien's card... Nabeelah also went with orange, but decided she liked the butterflies.....



Mariam chose blues... she also went with a flower stamp... lovely daisy from Great Impressions




Azrah also loved the blues and the butterfly from Great Impressions

sentiment in the middle is from Hero Arts




A'aisha's card... same butterfly from Great Impressions

A'aisha used the blues, purple and red kaleidacolor palette


That's it for day 1 of classes.... I'll post pics of the other classes soon...

have a wonderful day....

Thanks for stopping by

hugz

Shamela ;p)


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