Saturday, 20 June 2015

Water colouring

This weeks card classes saw the ladies learning a new technique - water colouring. I was surprised that none of them had done this before. So I was extremely happy to be able to teach them a new technique that they can add to their card making repertoire. Here are the cards that I taught them.

Narelle Fasulo - Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

Narelle Fasulo - Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

Narelle Fasulo - Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

It was so rewarding to hear them say at the end of class that  they loved learning this technique and loved the cards they produced. Especially when at the start of the lesson there were a few moans and groans when they found out what we were doing, and then lots of "I don't like mine" when they started. But with practise and encouragement, they all eventually got the hang of it and produced some wonderful cards. They all tried so hard at perfecting their skills.

Narelle Fasulo - Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

But yesterday was also a sad day. It was the last lesson that I taught at the community centre at Seven Hills. It is such a shame that funding is so tight for these community organisations that they have to justify every cent spent, and if the numbers attending for a programme are not deemed sufficient, the funding is withdrawn. There seems to be little regard for the effect it will have on the 4 ladies who regularly attended. Such a shame, but I guess it is a sign of the times. I will miss those ladies as they are all so lovely and eager to learn.

Whilst I am talking about classes, I just thought that I would let you know that I still do 3 classes at various community centres around the Blacktown area. So if you can make it, I would love to see you at one of the classes below some time soon. They are only $5 for 2 hours of card making fun. The classes are not held during school holidays.

Wednesdays - 10am - 12pm - Marayong House - 64 Falmouth Rd, Quakers Hill
Thursdays - 11am - 1pm - Dean Park Community Centre - 9 Yarramundi Dr, Dean Park
Fridays - 10am - 12pm - Doonside Cottage - 2 Astral Dr, Doonside

For this weeks cards, I used the Wetlands stamp set. This set is perfect for using with the water colouring technique. I used used retired Designer Series Paper on these cards, but some of the papers in the current Go Wild Designer Series Paper Stack would work just as well. The ink colours used were Early Esperesso, Crumb Cake, Pacific Point, Soft Sky and Pool Party.

I hope you like these cards. As always, if you need any supplies at all, please visit my online shop.

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Thanks for dropping by and have a great day.

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