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Wednesday, 11 February 2015

Warragul Party Time & Sponging Scenes

Wow! It's been and gone now, I can't believe how nervous I was...This was the first time I've presented on stage, and I tell what... sometimes I can get nervous with only 6-12 people, but there was 100 people at the Warragul Stampin' Up! Party Time Event, so yeah... just a few butterflies for most of the day. : p

Everyone had to make their own name tag, you can see mine below. However this was not the first one I had made. The first one I made was very basic; a small oval with a sponged sunset, some silhouette flowers stamped in black & my name. I looked at it and thought... I can do better than that... and would you believe it... I won! There was another lady who also won, but silly me didn't get a photo of her name tag.
The other cute little tag was made by one of the demonstrator helpers. All helpers wore one on the day (including Aaron & Amanda).
Stamp sets: Back to Basics Alphabet & From the Herd - Cheerful Critters
Card stock: Pool Party & Whisper White - Tangelo Twist, Hello Honey, Island Indigo & Whisper White
Ink: So Saffron, Pool Party & Memento Black - Black
Blendabilities: Crumb Cake, Ivory, Blush, Nude, Smoky Slate, Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie & Coastal Cabana - Daffodil Delight & Blush
Tools: Oval Framelits - Word Window Punch
This was the prize I received for being one of the winners in the name tag challenge.
Plus the goodies inside the bag, (which I forgot to take a photo of) that consisted of ribbons & pegs & things.
My display board
Yeah, I know the card at the bottom is crooked -but it wouldn't fit in the bag.

My presentation was about sponging. So I was going to show everything I could think of that you can do with a sponge and card stock, but I only had 5 minutes. How much sponging do you think I could fit into 5 minutes? Not nearly as much as I thought... after my first practice run I couldn't even get the scene finished : (
So then we just started eliminating as much as possible, and stuck with three main things; Sponging the scene, Two Tone Stamping (I don't even know if that's what it's really called ) and the Block Background.
Below is a finished sample of the scene I demonstrated (not the one I sponged on stage, but showed).
Stamp Set: Wetlands
Card stock: Whisper White & Lost Lagoon
Ink: So Saffron, Daffodil Delight, Marina Mist, Pacific Point, Lost Lagoon, Island Indigo, Mossy Meadow & Memento Black
Blendabilities: Bermuda Bay, Pumpkin Pie, Crumb Cake, Ivory & Colour Lifter
Extras: White Chalk Pen
Techniques: Sponging & Masking (post-it notes & circle Punch)

There were a few people who missed my presentation, & others who wanted to know if I had a tutorial for it. Well I do now.

Ink colours used for sponging: So Saffron Daffodil Delight, Marina Mist, Pacific Point, Mossy Meadow, Lost Lagoon & Island Indigo.
This video is "sponging the scene".

This is the sample from the video, as you can see it's a bit different to the card above, but no two sponged scenes will look the same, they'll all be a little bit different.




This video shows the duck being coloured with blendabilites

This is a video of stamping the reflection


Stamp Set: Wetlands
Card stock: Very Vanilla, Pacific Point & Mossy Meadow
Ink: So Saffron, Daffodil Delight, Soft Sky,  Marina Mist, Pacific Point,  Island Indigo, Mossy Meadow, Craft White & Memento BlackExtras: White Chalk Pen 
Techniques: Sponging & Masking (post-it notes & circle Punch)

Framelits: Four Feathers



Stamp Sets: Lovely as a tree & Back to Basics Alphabet
Card stock: Whisper White, Night of Navy & Naturals White
Ink: Daffodil Delight, Night of Navy & Craft White
Tools: Circle Punch Woodgrain Embossing Folder & Labels Collection Framelits
Techniques: Embossing, Sponging & masking

Stamp Set: Lovely as a Tree & Moon Lake
Card stock: Whisper White, Marina Mist & Crumb Cake
Ink: So Saffron, Crushed Curry, Marina Mist, Soft Sky, Mossy Meadow & Memento Black
Blendabilities: Old Olive & Wild Wasabi
Extras: White Chalk Pen & Natural Chevron Ribbon
Techniques: Reflection, Sponging & Masking 
This next card was one of my favourites, though I did try it a couple of different ways before hand (stormy, gray & cloudy), but this one turned out the best. How could I resist sponging a moon over the lake when the stamp set is called "Moon Lake".
Stamp Set: Moon Lake
Card stock: Whisper White, Backed Brown sugar, Adventure Bound dsp & Night of Navy
Ink: So Saffron,  Marina Mist, Pacific Point, Night of Navy, Old Olive & Memento Black
Blendabilities: Old Olive, Wild Wasabi, Crumb Cake, Smoky Slate, Night of Navy & Colour Lifter
Extras: White Chalk Pen & Linen Thread
Techniques: Piercing Sponging & Masking

Stamp set: From the Herd
Card stock: Whisper White & Sahara Sand
Ink: Old Olive, So Saffron, Daffodil Delight, Pool Party, Bermuda Bay, Sahara Sand & Memento Black
Beldabilities: Crumb Cake, Ivory, Nude, Natural, Blush, Pink Pirouette, Basic Gray, Soft Sky, Daffodil Delight, Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie & Colour Lifter


Stamp set: From the Herd & Just Sayin'
Card stock: Whisper White, Basic Black & Adventure Bound -dsp
Ink: Old Olive, Soft Sky Tempting Turquoise, Pool Party, & Memento Black
Beldabilities: Crumb Cake, Mocha, Bronze, Ivory, Nude, Natural, Blush, Pink Pirouette, Basic Gray, Daffodil Delight, Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie Coastal Cabana & Colour Lifter

Stamp Sets: Moon Lake & Apothecary Accents 
Card stock: Very Vanilla, Naturals Ivory & Soft Suede
Ink: Old Olive, Crisp Cantaloupe, So Saffron, Pool Party, Soft Suede, Early Espresso & Memento Black
Blendabilities: Crumb Cake, Old Olive, Wild Wasabi, Bermuda Bay Calypso Coral, Wisteria wonder
Extras: Oval Framelits, Embossing Powder & Venetian Crochet Trim
Techniques: Sponging & Cracked Glass



Stamp Sets: Serene Silhouettes & Moon Lake
Card Stock: Basic Black, Whisper White & Adventure Bound dsp
Ink: Memento Black, So Saffron, Crushed Curry, Pumpkin Pie, Calypso Coral & Rose Red
Extras: Oval Framelits & White Jute Ribbon
Techniques: Piercing, Sponging & Masking

Stamp Sets: The Open Sea & Itty Bitty Banners
Card Stock: Whisper White & Baked Brown Sugar
Ink: Early Espresso, Soft Suede, Basic Gray,  Marina Mist, Pacific Point, Night of Navy, So Saffron, Crisp Cantaloupe, Tangelo Twist, Calypso Coral, Melon Mambo, Wisteria Wonder & Memento Black
Blendabilities: Smoky slate, Night of navy
Framelits: Circles & Itty Bitty Banners
Extras: Bakers Tine & Mini Brads
Techniques: Sponging & Masking



I Think I had mother's Day in mind when I made the card below. I was thinking of a feminine tattoo collage... not sure if that's what it looks like to anyone else though.
Stamp sets: Back to Basics Alphabet, Perfect Peacock, Blended Bloom, Everything Eleanor & Papillon Potpourri 
Card Stock: Very Vanilla, Whisper White & Basic Black
Ink: Crumb Cake, Island Indigo, Memento Black, Real Red, Calypso coral & Blushing Bride
Blendabilities: Coastal Cabana, Night of Navy, Daffodil Delight, Cherry Cobbler, Pumpkin Pie, Calypso Coral, Melon Mambo, Rich Razzleberry  & Wisteria Wonder
Framelits: Hearts
Technique: Sponging

Stamp Sets: Everything Eleanor & Apothecary Accents
Card stock: Basic Black & Whisper White
Ink: Craft White, Memento Black, Rose Red, Melon Mambo & Pink Pirouette 
Extras: Heart Framelits, Rhinestone Jewels, Crystal Effects & Dazzling Diamonds
Technique: Sponging


Stamp Sets: Everything Eleanor, Itty Bitty Banners & Woodgrain
Card stock: Very Vanilla & Crumb Cake


Ink: Memento Black, Crumb Cake, Soft Suede, Real Red, Calypso Coral & Blushing Bride 

Framelits: Heart & Itty Bitty Banners, 

Ribbon: Burlap, Venetian Crochet Trim & Linen Thread
Technique: Sponging

Stamp set: Just Sayin'
Card stock: Whisper White, Pool Party & Island Indigo + Silver Glimmer paper
Ink:  Pool Party & Island Indigo
Extras: Word Bubbles Framelits, Silver Glitter Washi Tape & Decorative Mask -Stars

Techniques: Masking & Sponging (Duabers)


Stamp Set: A Happy Thing
Card Stock: Whisper White, Early Espresso & Naturals White
Ink: Early Espresso
Blendabilities: Crumb Cake, Ivory, Colour lifter, Old Olive & Daffodil Delight
Extras: Circle Punches & Espresso Ribbon


Stamp Sets: A Happy Thing & From The Herd
Card stock: Crumb Cake & Whisper White
Ink: Pool Party, Soft Sky, Daffodil Delight, Soft Suede, Crumb Cake & Memento Black
Blendabilities:  Crumb Cake, Ivory, Colour lifter, Old Olive & Daffodil Delight
Framelits: Circles

Robbon: Natural Chevron & Linen Thread

Stamp Set: Adventure Awaits
Card stock: Naturals White, Whisper White & Adventure Bound dsp
Ink: Craft White
Embossing Powder: White
Extras: Circle Framelits & Bakers Twine

Stamp Sets: Perfect Peacock, Blended Bloom & Itty Bitty Banners
Card Stock: Whisper White & Basic Black
Ink: Memento Balck & Melon Mambo
Blendabilities: Coastal Cabana, Night of Navy, Wisteria Wonder, Rich Razzleberry, Melon Mambo, Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie & Old Olive
Framelits: Itty Bitty Banners

The next two samples are using a technique I demonstrated in my presentation, I'm not sure what else to call it, I've just called it "block background", maybe "multi coloured block background" might be more accurate.
I had seen a U-tube video of a very similar thing by Lyn Faye ( I think), though she had used ink pads, markers & ink refills, everything but sponges & daubers... which was my topic, so that's how this happened.
I will attempt to do a tutorial for technique soon... so hang in there!

Stamp Sets: By the Tide & From the Herd
Card Stock: Naturals White, Lost Lagoon, Pool Party & Whisper white
Ink: Pool Party, Coastal Cabana, Island Indigo, Lost Lagoon & Mossy Meadow
Extras: White Jute Ribbon
Techniques: Tearing, Masking, sponging & Block Background
For more on the acrylic block background technique.
Stamp Set: Lotus Blossom
Card Stock: Natural White, Whisper White Crisp Cantaloupe & Crumb Cake
Ink: Craft White, Soft Suede, Blushing Bride, Crisp Cantaloupe, Calypso Coral & Rose Red
Ribbon: Burlap & Natural Chevron 
Extras: Gold Metal Button & Labels Collection Framelits
Stamp set: Lotus Blossom
Card Stock: Soft Sky & Whisper White
Ink: Blushing Bride, Crisp Cantaloupe, Pistachio Pudding & Wild Wsabi 
Ribbon: Whit Jute & Gold Sequin Trim
Framelits: Apothecary Accents
Extras: Gold Embossing Powder

Stamp Set: Lotus Blossom
Card Stock: Naturals White, Whisper White & Irresistibly Yours dsp
Ink: Tangerine Tango, Strawberry Slush & Rich Razzleberry
Tools: Circle Framelits & Circle Punch
Ribbon: White Jute & Bakers Twine

Stamp Set: Sassy Salutations
Card Stock: Elegant Eggplant, Whisper White & Irresistibly Yours dsp
Ink: Night Of Navy, Elegant Eggplant & Rich Razzleberry
Ribbon: Whit Jute & Gold Sequin Trim
Extras: Gold Metal Button & Apothecary Accents Framelits

Look... I got a photo with Aaron

...and Amanda too

Taking some fun photos in the "Party Time" frame.
Shari & me.

Katie & me.
Love this picture... so funny!
Katie, Shari & me.


All presenters, Organizers & Helper of the day.

This was the lovely Hand made gift & card that we all received.

Inside the box there was a lovely decorated note book, pen & pencil.

There was even envelopes inside the book cover.
Unfortunately I had taken photos of the other presenters boards before they had added their extra samples they'd showed on stage.

Tracey's display Board.

Brenda's Display & board.

Tania & Annemieke's display board.

Shelly & Katie's "Project Life" display .

Jacinta's display board.

Teresa's display board.

"Party Time" display samples.

There were beautiful displays every where, even in the little back room tucked around the corner.





Big Shot's & Punch Board's all set up for make & take projects.


....and of course the Ronald McDonald card donation drop box.
What a great day. 
Looking forward to convention on the Gold Coast! Yay!