Sunday, April 28, 2013

Mixed Media Canvas Class

Project design ©Sharon M. Reinhart
Many of you have asked when I was going to teach this canvas class again as you were not able to get in on the it the first time -- well Saturday May 11, 2013 is the date. I will be teaching this class at a paper crafting and scrapbooking crop hosted by Joanne Liddy-McTavish at the Woodcliff United Church 5010 Spruce Drive S.W. Calgary.
This whimsical canvas would make a wonderful gift for yourself or someone special in your life. I would like to give a shout out to Quietfire Design - the wonderful checkerboard image seen in this canvas is a rubber stamp from this great company! Please join me and embark on a mixed media adventure! Many of the techniques being used, also work wonderfully for card making and scrapbooking. A variety of items and mediums will be used to create this 8 x 10 canvas. Some of the items used in the creation of this project are; stamps, acrylic paints, bottle caps, wire, drywall tape, die-cut flowers and shapes, permanent marker, and a variety of found objects.
Class participants need to bring a brush suitable for use with mod podge or gel medium (not your best paint brush, even a foam brush will work), foam mounting tape or dimensionals, piercing tool & foam mat, fine point permanent black marker like a Sharpie, and double-sided liner tape such as Scor-Tape.
We have blocked two hours for this class from 10:30 am to 12:30 pm. The canvas class fee is $30.00 per participant. Please register in advance directly through Sharon by email no later than May 9th, 2013. On site class registration will depend on availability. Keep watching, samples of the mini card class with Sharon still to come!  Register for the class OR the crop OR both! Register for the crop directly with Joanne by email Looking forward to sharing this creative adventure with you!
Creatively Yours,

Saturday, April 20, 2013

Card for Mom!

project design ©Sharon M. Reinhart 2013
With Mother's Day approaching, I thought I would share this simple but delightful creation with you. This card is created using printed papers from Michael's and a pearl text weight paper by I believe Stardream or Curious Metallics. The flower is created with two separate tea-bag folded medallions that were created using the basic circle fold and one progression (one of my favorite folds) then layered together with a brad accented with an adhesive rhinestone. The next layer is created using a beautiful Memory Box die called Tilth Floral - one layer was cut from the purple print paper and another from the pearlized text weight paper. The leaves are created using a die from Elizabeth Craft Designs and card stock. Stamp the letters for MOM on the pearl paper, punch out and adhere in the top right corner and you are done. If you want to learn all about tea-bag folding, iris folding and some fun folds be sure to check out my online class Fabulous Paper Folds or possibly one of my books. Hope you like this card! I think this one will be going to my own Mom.
Creatively Yours,

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Cousin Slide Bracelet Reveal!

In my last post, I spoke of waiting for a special package to arrive, well it did! I was one of a group of designers who were asked to review this new product - the Slide Bracelet. I have dabbled in jewelry making a little bit, but I am far from a professional jewelry maker. Thus this task of reviewing this new product line from Cousin had me curious, it was referred to us that "one did not have to be a jewelry maker in order to create a slide bracelet". Well, I must say it is totally true! I truly enjoyed putting my bracelet together and I will wear it with pride!
I chose to combine elements from two different sets. I do like having the ability to customize the bracelet.

As there is a rhinestone in the center of the flower, I chose to add a small rhinestone to the center of the outside metal slides, just to add a bit more bling. I think it turned out quite nicely! 
I encourage you to view this video for a great tutorial on how to put these bracelets together. Thanks to Liz and the Cousin company - I enjoyed working with this product and feel that I achieved success without any frustration at all!
Creatively Yours,

Friday, April 12, 2013

Cousin Slide Bracelets

Besides paper crafting I am an avid crafter/mixed media designer who enjoys working with a variety of materials. I shall be receiving a special package from the Cousin company shortly, in order to create one of these beautiful slide bracelets. In the meantime I thought I would give you a peek at this product. I have seen some great designs created by other designers, such as my dear friends Eileen Hull and Lorine Mason, using these materials. I am so looking forward to creating one myself. The company has many wonderful products and I encourage you to visit their site here. The step by step photos below show how simple of a process it is to put one of these beautiful bracelets together.
Be sure to watch for a future post where I will share my creation!
Creatively Yours,

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Creating Cards With Fabric

Project design ©Sharon M. Reinhart 2013
I wanted to invite you to visit my most recent newsletter at CardMaker Magazine, it is a free resource that once you sign up will be delivered directly to your inbox.This issue is all about using fabric to create cards with, even if you don't sew! As you can see from the photo above, a variety of techniques are discussed. Kimber McGray is also an editor of the newsletter and we alternate the writing of the issues. Head on over by using this link -- CardMaker newsletter. I truly hope this issue inspires you to create!
Creatively Yours,