Sunday, November 11, 2012

Workshop - "Magenta Style"

Hello everyone, I hope you are having a great weekend.  We are looking forward to sunshine and 14 (Celsius) today.   Will continue to rake leaves :)

I'm excited this morning, I have 100 followers today !  Thank you Miek for joining as the 100th. !  I also would like to give a big thank you to all my loyal followers and visitors.  I appreciate every single visit and all your kind comments.  I didn't know that blogging was going to be so much fun and that I would 'meet' so many kind & talented people all over the world !    I've been so inspired by all of you, thank you again.

I was very lucky to attend a wonderful workshop yesterday at Crop Circles with Nathalie Metivier from Magenta.   If you are familiar with their stamps, you will know they offer elegant designs.   They also held a 'trunk sale'.... which means, hundreds of stamps etc to tempt us. It was a great workshop and all the ladies in the class are so much fun to be with.   Such a special day !  

I love all the designs & techniques that we worked with.   We were able to choose stamps & colours and used Nathalie's designs.  She is a fantastic teacher !   We created six cards, but finished the last one at home.      All images are Magenta with the exception of the first, it's by Crafty Individuals (distributed by Magenta)

This one I finished last night at home.  Background created using Magenta Stencil & Pigment Inks.  Images coloured with Prisma Pencils.   Butterflies Decoupaged and highlighted with Stickels and Glossy Accents.  The image with the young girl was stamped separately and cut out.

Background created with Nathalie's "Ghost" Technique..... will be using this lots, love it !   The background behind the Weed Image was stamped on Glossy paper after creating a 2nd background with Alcohol Inks. 
Background created with Alcohol Inks and over stamped with Magenta flowers.   Main Image coloured with Prisma Pencils
Hard to see the colours in this one.  We used Perfect Pearls on the background of the tag & coloured by blending Pigment Inks.   The flourish on the tree highlighted with white Prisma Pencil.  The flourish was created also with Perfect Pearls.   Little birds coloured with Distress Markers and highlighted with Glossy Accent.
This was so much fun.  We used chipboard & peel-off stickers, then coloured with Micacolor Paints.  Again we choose our own colours  Everyone's card was different and all had beautiful results.  The background of the frame was coloured with Pigment Inks and over stamped on one side. 
Cool design for opening.  Two folds.
The background again was created using Nathalie's Ghost Technique.  We started with white cardstock !  The image was stamped on glossy paper and coloured with distress markers, water (on craft mat) and brush. 

Well that's "all" for today !    I hope to be back soon.
Thanks for your visit and have a great day,


Karin said...

wow what a georgeous cards! beautiful colors, stamps and technique you used. love them all! Have a nice sunday!

Sophie said...

Shirley, was für schöne Arbeiten.
Die Farben sind so herrlich ausgesucht, alles passt so gut zusammen.

Umarmung und Grüße xx

Sue said...

Oh my Shirley what gorgeous cards and amazing palette of colours I love them!! huggles hun xxxxxx

Claire said...

hi Shirley, wow what beautiful cards, it looks like you had a wonderful creative day.
Claire xx

Vicky Hayes said...

My goodness Shirley this certainly is a wonderful feast for the eyes!

Donna Ellis said...

What a great techniques class, Shirley. Magenta and PSX have long been my favorites until PSX went out of business. There's an artsy yet classic look with Magenta images - truly art-full. A PERFECT class for you, colorful Shirley. Looks like a marvelous time was had by all (will answer your e-mail alter today) - (((huggles)))

Marja's Stamp Addiction en Marja's Creativity said...

WOW So much to see, what a creativity dear Shirley. So many beautiful, beautiful cards, layouts and colors. Marvelous work you have done. And so very creative.
Have a nice Sunday and my lovely greet
Big hug Marja

Creations by Shirl said...

Wow lots of assortments to look at, they sure turned out really pretty..
Love it, it has somewhat a vintage flair to it...You sure was busy being creative.

maria's knutselplezier said...

Waw, Shirley, what a nice workshop did you follow, you really made a lot of intresting and beautifull cards, my favorite is second one, the one with the gohst technique and the flower, what a speciall card is that!!! But the others are very nice too!!!you give us some new inspiration!! and a lot to do again!!!


friemelchen said...

WOW was für wunderschöne Arbeiten!

lg Uli

Miranda said...

Hi Shirley, you must have a great time during this workshop, I also like the Magenta designs and that ghost technique is beautiful!I am of course curious how you've made them, if they are different than the 'regular' ghost technique...... The 2nd and last one are my fav's!Gorgeous, warm greet Mirandaxx
It was lovely to meet Saakje and Anneke, thanks for the photo!

Anjas-Artefaktotum said...

So beautiful again, you are my Queen of amazing background techniques!
Love all creations very much.
Wish you a nice week,
xox Anja

Ellen Taylor said...

WOWZA!! wish I could have been in that class with you Shirley! They are all amazing cards and so many different techniques! I am especially inspired by those glossy butterflies. Have fun raking while I shovel~LOL
Have a fabulous day oh craft one!

Ellie Knol said...

I found you on Pinterest, lovely creations I see here! I'm gonna have a look around!

Clare said...

Wow, Shirley! You've done some lovely work, and so versatile! Many beautiful projects here, and I can't wait to see what you come up with next!
Hugs! Clare

Marn said...

Hi Shirley!
Wow you have been to a really nice workshop! Just LOVE all these terrific
cards you have made there! All with such fun and pretty backgrounds, and I quite like the look of that ghost techniue! Love all the colours you have chosen too, you have such a good eye for that! The glossy butterflies are really beautiful too. Everything is really well made! Thanks for sharing!
Warm greetings, Marlene :)

Sue said...

Hi Shirley
If you would like to pop over to my blog I have an award for you xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Darnell said...

Oh, my, what a treat that was, Shryl! Each one is more stunning than the one before!!

And congrats on reaching 100!!!! They are all, truly, a thrill, aren't they? I imagine it never gets old; hasn't for me anyway.

I'm home at last and doing pretty good. Thank you so much for your kind thoughts and concern!!


Shannon White said...

Wowie Shirley! What a Gorgeous collection of cards you have created!! They are all just Fabulous!! Wow!! Looks like you had a Wonderful time at your magenta workshop!8-) And Congrats on your 100th follower too! Yay! 8-)

Big hugs

Bonnie said...

Wow, what a workshop! Such beautiful techniques and cards!

Anonymous said...

Wow! They are all simply gorgeous Shirley. Sounds like you have been having a fun time. Take care.
Regards Florence xx

Colleen Dietrich said...

Happy 100 Followers, Shirley! That's exciting!

What a fabulous parade of paper goodies you've shared today. YOu're so good at creating lovely backgrounds with inks, stencils, etc. Really beautiful. And yes, isn't blogging addictive and fun??

craftystamper said...

You made some beautiful cards in the workshop. Sorry I missed it.