Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Mixed Media Night

We're trying something new at Up The Street ...
Our first Mixed Media Night will be held this Friday (September 28th) evening.
Nothing structured (to start out with).  Just bring your current mixed  media project to work on, or bring some supplies to create something fun.  Anything goes ... canvas, art journaling, PanPastel, Gelatos, watercolour, stencils. 
Call if you have any questions and to book your spot ... (519) 245-7590.

Monday, September 24, 2012

September Cards

Cards take me a long time.  I don't know why.  They just do.  I'm so glad that Lesley and Sarah create such beautiful cards.  It takes the pressure off of me ;)

Friday, September 21, 2012

September Kits ...

... only a touch late ;)
So I've been working away on the October kits, when it occurs to me that I've not posted the September kits here yet.  No great excuse ... I'm just terrible.
Here we go ...
The first side, "Sweet Sunshine", is crazy bright and colourful and absolutely girlie.  MME has once again put out a beautiful line featuring intense pinks and yellows.
A real mix of manufactures with American Crafts printed vellum, Best Creations glitter paper, a few Bazzill Antique papers, a Pink Paislee Mistable and a gorgeous, distressed Fabscraps patterned paper.
The embellishments are terribly feminine.  I just couldn't help myself and had to go all the way this month with the pretty bits :)
I've got just one of these kits left, and am convinced they've been selling because of the wonderful inspiration from Sarah and Lesley in the Gallery.
The second side is as different as different can be ... a much more masculine feel. 
"Clipped" features  Basic Grey Clippings and MME Kraft Funday. 
Deep, rich colours with wonderful neutral bases.
Every few kits, I get the itch to include one of Unity Stamps fantastic little Itty Bitties and this month was the month.  A cute "Note to Self" stamp that can be used equally well on both layouts and cards.  A few other treats to mention this month ... a wee Moleskine notebook and one of my favorite journaling pens.  Pop them in your tote and jot down ideas or sketches as you're out and about.
Visit the website for a list of the complete kit contents.