Sunday, 14 November 2010

Crop class peeks

As promised, here are the first of the sneak peeks at the class projects for our crop day this coming Saturday. We have listed the photo sizes together with a list of the tools and materials you will need to complete the sample design.

Please note that it is important that if you're going to bring photos to use on the class pages that you bring the recommended size, number and orientation as we don't have enough time in the 1 hour classes to redesign around different photos. It isn't essential that you have your photos as most can be added after the classes so please don't panic about this aspect!

Sowing the Seeds peek

Claire B has designed a gorgeous page which holds hidden secrets - its so ingenious!!! The theme of the class is 'You and Me' and is pretty set (unless you have a fab title in mind using huge monogram letters 'Y' and 'M'!) so you will need photos that will work with that theme. You will need a 6" x 4" portrait photo where the main focal point is on the right of the shot and a 6" x 4" landscape picture with the focal point on the left. This is quite important and some parts of your photos will be obscured by the design features of this class (check out the peek above and you'll see what we mean).

You will also need to pack a scorer or bone folder, lavender metallic rub-on cream or a lavender ink pad and some strong narrow double sided tape.

Little Black Dress peek

Grab yourself three 3" x 4" portrait photos in black & white or colour with a good strong subject for this class which features a great technique using a decorative corner punch.

You'll need to bring along a black inkpad, a decorative corner punch (the sample uses a Martha Stewart corner punch and some will be available in the class to borrow), a spritz bottle and optional metallic rub-on creams and small flower punch. prepared to leave with a fine layer of glitter over you!

Heroes & Heraldry peek

This class would be perfect for photos of the men in your life but the theme is not particularly masculine and it would also work really well with photos of nature or in a natural setting. You will need two 6" x 4" landscape photos or a single larger 7" x 5" or 8" x 6" portrait photo.

You will also need to bring along a brown inkpad (the sample uses Colorbox in Dark Brown), scissors or an edge distressing tool, a needle and neutral thread (beige, cream or pale green will be fine) 1.5" circle punch (will be available to use in class), a single hole punch and two large eyelets (optional).

Away with the Fairies peek

As promised, this floral themed class is not sickly sweet and neither does it feature fairies! Instead it is atmospheric, picking out the deep purples and browns in the papers. You will have the opportunity to learn how to create your own flower vines and dimensional flowers - a great money saver!

The sample uses a single 6" x 4" landscape photo - this page has a lot of good stuff going on so the photo should ideally have a strong focal point and there's really only space for one!

You will need brown, green and maroon inkpads (the sample uses Colorbox Dark Brown, Olive Pastel and Maroon), scissors or an edge distressing tool, a fine brown pen, Fiskars Threading Water punch or scallop edge punch and single hole punch (will be available to use in the class), paper pricker.

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