Wednesday, February 28, 2018

DYLUSIONS WORKSHOP~Ranger Inc with Dyan Reaveley

                                               First Dylusions Workshop at Ranger Inc

What a great 2 day class at Ranger Inc in Eatontown with Dyan Reaveley.  The first day was all about Dylusions Sprays and the second day was all about her paints.  Such great tips and tricks taught and a good time was had by all.  I shared what I did on my Youtube channel if you would like to check it out.  Also, Dyan gave me permission to show you all what we did in class. Yay!  Thanks so much, Dyan!  I will be sharing the tips and techniques for the next couple of shows.  

She also, shared her beautiful journals and I wanted to share them with you:

Sorry some are sideways and upside down...but it just wouldn't let me turn them

So, join me tonight  Feb. 28th to see what Dyan has taught us in class. 

Come and get inky!

Hugz, Z

Friday, August 4, 2017

Haunted House Pattern

I took a class with Finnabair at The Queens Ink in Maryland.  I loved the class so much, that I want to recreate it with a Halloween Theme.  Here is the class I took with Finn:

I shared what we will need in my Ustream show Sunday night.  You can see the video on YouTube here.  

So, I have created the pattern and if you would like to join me in creating these canvases you can email me: and I will email you the pattern.

What you will need:

Two 9 x 12 canvas
12 x 12 chipboard
Favorite stencils
Black gesso
Soft gel medium
Heavy Gel Medium
Texture Paste
Art stones (sm, med & large)
Lace, cheesecloth 
Die cuts
Finnabairs Mechanical Embellishment (i.e. buttons, charms, gems, brads etc)

Metallic Silver & white
Metallic Viva Inka-gold in purple, green or orange

Here are some things I will have on hand to use:

If you don't have these you can use texture paste and add micro bead, beads to create different thickness.  We will use these through your stencil for the background and on the roof and house to create a faux stucco.

Soft matte gel is to glue down lace, die cuts anything light.  You can use matte medium if you don't have this one.  The Heavy body gel is to glue down your metals.  These are heavy and if you don't have this you can use Fabri-tac or E6000 you need something strong so they won't fall off when hanging on your wall.  I wouldn't use glue gun for this.

If you don't have these you need metallic paints silver, white for the moon and for the background I will be using purple, green and orange.  You can use blue or whatever, color you want.

Martha has some metallic as well as American Crafts.

These are some examples of Finn's mechanicals.  Here is where you want to go through your stash:

You'll need some different laces and if you don't have that you can use die cuts as well.  Bottle caps, paper clips, buttons, brads any flowers that you don't like the color.

Here a few of my stencils I have pulled for my canvas.

Ok, I hope that's everything so, we will start this on Ustream on Sunday Aug. 6th 7:30 EST   you can get there by clicking on the upper right hand corner of my blog.  Hope to see you there and come and play.  You could do this in your journal as well, if you don't want to do a canvas. ;o)


Hugz, Z

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

TRY IT ON TUESDAY~Saying Good-bye

It is with a heavy heart that I say Good-bye to my amazing design team members at Try It On Tuesday.  I loved creating with these gals.  They are so encouraging and caring and I couldn't be prouder to be part of their family.  If you ever get a chance to try out for their team it is a wonderful experience.  

Now in the next few months I will have to undergo some surgeries and may not be able to post for a while.  I need to know if anyone even reads my blog anymore?  I myself do more social media and really don't read blogs either.  So, if you would like me to continue posting I need to  

For those of you in the US I would like to wish you a very Happy Mother's Day.  Hugz, Z

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

This week on Try It On Tuesday the challenge is "Add a Quote".  I create this tag and the quote is "Until you spread your wings...You will have no idea how you can fly" ~unknown

I used distress ink and Tim Holtz stamps, Magnolia die and water colored the background for my card. Be sure to check out the other design team members creation over at TIOT and come and play!  Hugz, Z

Friday, March 31, 2017

Try It on Tuesday~ Botanical

A little late for my Try It On Tuesday challenge~Botanical.

I create a layout using Heartfelt Creations Sunflowers and my tear bears:

For the center of the sunflowers I used glossy accents to adhere the mica fragments.  Be sure to check out the other design team members creations over at TIOT and come and play.  You still have another week!  Hugz, Z