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Sea Shell Art Journal

Hi Lovelies,

Today I'm sharing with you the next addition to Helen's wonderful Art Journal.
This week's class was all things under the sea and involved various layers of stamps and stencils to create this stunning oceanic background.

This week Helen has included the sentiment 'every shell has a story' in-between the wispy stenciled designs.

The stamp featured in this week's class was 'Sea Shells' by Stampendous, which has been water-coloured and highlighted with a white pen. These have then been layered on top and underneath the stenciling to create depth to the page. 

Helen has used the dandelion stencil from Celebr8 in amongst other textures and patterns to create the background. This is a perfect example of how you can incorporate products into your project that don't appear to fit the theme.

The textured paint and various stenciled designs are a stunning combination
which make this page a true stand out!

A final touch of black pen outlin…
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Dusty Rose Vintage Frame

Hi Lovelies,

Today I'm bringing you another sneak peak into one of our up-coming classes with the lovely Helen!
This beautiful class is adorned with various delicate lace, metal trinkets, wooden embellishments and tiny flowers. What more could you ask for?!

Helen will be instructing this class and will teach all the important techniques when it comes to off the page work and making sure your project stays looking as good as the day you made it!

Helen is a master of anything she sets her talented hands to! The little clusters of vintage goodness embellishing the frame are just too sweet!

Vintage music paper has been used in the back of the frame which can be left as it is or you can add your own personal photos to create a precious keepsake.

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Feel free to bring along any of your own lace to add to this frame if you wish to add a personal touch.

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Art Journal Birdies

Hi Lovelies,

Today I'm showing you inside the wonderful, magical, beautiful Helen Hollands Art Journal!
Such lucky little people you are!
If you don't know who Helen is, she is our fabulous Mixed Media instructor and creates stunning Art Journal Pages, Mannequins, Albums and many other creations!

This page was taught recently in our weekly Art Journal Techniques class and featured Dina Wakley's 'Scribbly Birds' stamp! Helen has used soft, muted blue and green tones in her page which just look stunning!
However, there is always the freedom to experiment and try your own thing in Helen's classes which we will show you further on...

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Doesn't it look stunning!

The adorable little birds have been stamped and painted with watercolor to …

March Layout of the Month

Hi Lovelies,

Today I'm sharing with you the wonderful double layout for this month's Layout of the Month!
Helen has selected Ultimate Craft's stunning 'Bohemian Bouquet' range to create two pages filled with beautiful hand-dyed flowers, elegant laces and intricate fussy cut designs.

This layout uses one of Helen's signature techniques of hand-dying flowers. This is a wonderful way to ensure your embellishments co-ordinate with your chosen paper range and create a seamless finish.

How gorgeous is this lace and ribbon combination?! The muted tones of the flowers, lace and papers used in this layout will perfectly suit any of your photos!

The layers of patterned papers, fussy-cut designs, hand dyed flowers and lace work perfect together,
creating a high impact layout without distracting from your photos.

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Fairie Dust January & February Page

Hi Lovelies,

I'm back again to show you INSIDE the Fairie Dust Year of Photos Album! For this series of classes, ladies create a new page in the album each month and this year we are using a single stunning range.

Things are always busy at the start of the year, so to catch up, both the Album and the January page were made on the one day!

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Hi Lovelies,
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Hi Lovelies,
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All three cards are made from white card stock with a single statement colour.
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Tiny little pearls are the perfect way to subtly include a feature colour in your cards and create a seamless finish.

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