Need some fresh inspiration? Jump into this class with some fresh layouts designed by Jo featuring the gorgeous UBud Dreams line from Kaisercraft. The rich vivid color scheme is irresistible! In this class we will create three open ended scrapbook layouts which are busting full of layers and interesting cutting techniques to focus on backgrounds, special features to showcase special photos using a single collection to create many layouts in different ways to keep the creative flow going. You will have quite a few goodies left over from this amazing kit to keep creating, so Jo will be providing some extra inspiration with what she did during class. Clever ideas, pretty paper and completed layouts, you can't go wrong with this combination!
|2017-03-29||6:00 pm - 8:30 pm||Langley||register|
Verdigris – Fabric Based Collage with Eye-Catching Finish
Do you want to create really artsy, dimensional and grungy collage, but you think you don’t have “suitable supplies?” That is not a problem! The most important thing in creative process is using imagination. We are surrounded by inspiring objects, which we can use for creating art of different kinds. Try to look around – and you’ll find real treasures in your own house! During this workshop I will guide you to create your own mixed-media canvas, starting with building layers using fabric and Art Extravagance Sculpture Medium. We will make composition including my favourite set of embellishments and a found object and next colour it all to get pretty, verdigris and patina inspired effect. We will focus on such mediums from my line as White Heavy Gesso, Heavy body Gel, Soft Gel and more. I will demonstrate possibilities of mixing different Art Ingredients such as Mica Powders, Fine Glitter and Art stones to get the expected results. We will build our projects step-by-step and you will see that presented techniques are very versatile and be easily used on many other projects. I'll share my experience with you and try to give you plenty of information about tools and products used. Teacher will supply all the paints, mediums needed to finish the project (excluding the found object). This class is suitable both for advanced and beginning students. Due to our “guest instructor” policy, purchased spots for all workshops are transferable but payment is non-refundable. What this means: If you buy a class spot and are unable to attend, and if there is a waiting list of students that has formed, we will call students on the waitlist to try and fill your spot. If successful we will issue you an instore credit for your registration fee. If you are unable to attend and there is no waiting list, we will unfortunately be unable to provide refunds.
|2017-03-31||5:30 pm - 9:30 pm||Langley||register|
Flaming Heart – Collage Triptych – All Day Class
Inspiring harmony between the negative space, texture, sprays and splatters – all that can fit on one project which will be the journey into world of dimension and colour. “Flaming Heart” is a great chance to clean your head and keep your hands busy… simply follow your intuition and enjoy the process of building layers, gluing, spraying and painting. This class is not only the chance to try a bit different way of composing and organizing your project but also finding a way of using the supplies we all have somewhere close in our reach: in our studios, kitchens, garages, gardens… with the presented techniques all these options are possible…and there is a high chance you will never throw away a piece of plastic, metal or fabric away! During this full day class we will build the project together from the bottom to the top – I will do my best to break the process into easy to follow steps. We will try different art mediums from all of my Lines including White Heavy Gesso, Modeling Paste or Heavy Body Gel, White Sand Texture Paste, new Art Alchemy Metallique Paints, Mica Powders, Micro Beads and Art Stones and more! You will have a wide choice of finishing possibilities and colours to choose – we will use coloured sprays but also water-soluble crayons, acrylic paints and mica powders. All the techniques can be easily used on many other projects such as home decor and altered objects or journal pages. Project is suitable both for advanced and beginning students. Due to our “guest instructor” policy, purchased spots for all workshops are transferable but payment is non-refundable. What this means: If you buy a class spot and are unable to attend, and if there is a waiting list of students that has formed, we will call students on the waitlist to try and fill your spot. If successful we will issue you an instore credit for your registration fee. If you are unable to attend and there is no waiting list, we will unfortunately be unable to provide refunds.
|2017-04-01||9:30 am - 6:00 pm||Langley||register|
Tangled - Mixed Media Canvas with Beautiful, Deep Layers
Ready to try go for more feminine, delicate and romantic mixed-media look? This vintage inspired class may a perfect way to start! "Tangled" is a mixed-media class focused on building textures, creative layers and using lots of bits and pieces which may be considered as simple, plain or not eye-catching such as scraps of papers, fabrics, twines and thread in composition with embellishments and all range of art mediums to create unique, vintage inspired look. We will add finishing touches using Art Ingredients such as Art Pebbles, Art Stones and more and highlight the composition using beautiful and delicate Art Alchemy Opal Magic paints. We will build our own texture pastes and play with stencils and wet techniques including gesso and spray or watercolour. "Tangled" is a great chance to try techniques which you can easily apply to other projects and get the experience in creating your own mixed-media canvas from the bottom to the top, with the process broken into easy to follow steps and all the tools and mediums explained by the teacher. All the elements, paints and mediums are provided – this project is suitable both for advanced and beginning students. Due to our “guest instructor” policy, purchased spots for all workshops are transferable but payment is non-refundable. What this means: If you buy a class spot and are unable to attend, and if there is a waiting list of students that has formed, we will call students on the waitlist to try and fill your spot. If successful we will issue you an instore credit for your registration fee. If you are unable to attend and there is no waiting list, we will unfortunately be unable to provide refunds.
|2017-04-02||10:30 am - 2:30 pm||Langley||register|
Artful Journey April Class
Join Stacey for the next instalment of our art journaling class series and continue your artful journey with us. In this class, we will use hand lettering to create our own quotes or express out thoughts on the page. No need to fear hand lettering since there is a style for everyone and it doesn't have to be complicated. Hand lettering is a great way to show your personality in your pages. Do you love color? Give the new Scribble Sticks by Dina Wakley a try to add pops of bold color or soft watercolor effects. We will also discover how fun it is to use the watercolor resist pen on our pages, the perfect way to add a personal touch or fun detail. If you love to collect stamps, we will use some beautiful stamps by Carabelle and Darkroom Door on our pages. As usual, Stacey will guide you step-by-step through the creation of her sample pages or you are free to let your inner artist loose! Either way, we will have fun creating two more pages for our journals. New to are Journaling? Welcome, we hope you will join us. This class is suitable for all levels and paper will be provided if you do not currently have a journal.
Butterflies & Rainbows Workshop Class
Spring is in the air and what better way to celebrate then with some beautiful spring cards! This gorgeous, vibrant and workshop class filled with beautiful butterflies, stunning colors and lots of details. In this fast paced workshop, Deanna will guide you thru a total of TWENTY-ONE CARDS!!! THIRTEEN bright and sunny cards, featuring stunning silver and gold textured foils--plus tons of great butterfly die cuts that are included with your kit! PLUS you will be making FOUR wonderfully dimensional Butterfly Concept Cards which fold flat for posting and yet spread their wings to alight on your mantelpiece with style. AND we will be making FOUR Floating Butterfly Concertina cards--amazing flips and folds with acetate and a variety of rainbow colors. You will have loads leftover to create even more wonderful cards at home. These cards will be perfect for ALL occasions and sure to brighten anyone's day! Space is limited due to product availability so register early to avoid disappointment!
|2017-04-08||10:30 am - 2:00 pm||Langley||register|
Technicolour Technique Cards
KAPOW POW POW!! Vivid, bold and colorful! You asked for it, you got it! Technicolor techniques is a fabulous class of four cards with stencils as a focus. Jo has paired up stenciling with distress ink, embossing, and texture paste to bring you to comfort level using stencils in your day to day card making. In this class you will receive a quad patterned stencil from Kaiser craft (that means four stencils in one!!) in your kit to use in class then take home and keep creating beautiful backgrounds and cards. It’s so addicting! These vivid bold designs are fun to create by using only a few colors of ink and adding a variety of die-cuts to add the pop and the perfect finishing touch. Class space is limited for each session, so sign up quick as you don’t want to miss out! Designed by- Jo
Enchanted Forest Card Workshop
Go on a magical journey into a mystical world bathed in beautiful moonlight and filled with fairies, unicorns and dragons and fairy tale castles in Deanna's NEW Card workshop, Enchanted Forest. These gorgeous cards are colored in stunning rich, deep shades of dusty pinks and purples, midnight blues and enchanted forest greens, all combined with black foil and glitter accents. The full, dazzling moon and sparkling stars acts as a beautiful background for the magical characters and scenes-- something right out of storybook! In addition, to the 12 cards we will be making, this class ALSO features SIX unique Shadow Box cards that can fold down to fit in an envelope! You will also have tons of extras leftover to create even more magical cards at home. Space is EXTREMELY LIMITED due to the amount of kits we have so registered early to avoid missing out. Designed by Deanna $58.00
|2017-04-13||6:00 pm - 9:30 pm||Langley||register|
Life is full of colour! its full of events and its full of LIFE! This scrapbook layout session will feature the Bo Bunny Life in Colour line. Its very eclectic and pulls together a creative mix of elements to create transfer the everyday into a showcase of "Life in Colour". You will work with a ton of fantastic papers and receive a full package of the chipboard diecut elements in your kit to create two double page layouts. Cutting, inking, stamping oh what fun! These layouts evoke a masculine feel and are open ended for many suitable themes for your everyday scrapbooking.
Garage Sale - June
One of our most requested Events is here...Join us for our Garage Sale. Join over 40 sellers in our parking lot--a bargain hunters paradise! Arrive early for the best selection. A great way to spend a Sunday. Have some scrapbooking or crafting supplies you would like to sell? or are you looking for a bargain? Whether you are renting a spot or stopping by to shop--you don't want to miss this Sale. If you need a table please call the store to book a table! Thank you **Weather permitting. Should it rain, the Sale will be re-scheduled.
|2017-06-11||10:00 am - 2:00 pm||Langley||register|