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Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Double Dose of Sue

Hi everyone! We get another double dose of Sue today (mainly due to my slacking...sorry, Sue!) Good thing we can never get tired of her work :)

With the summer weather finally back it's time to think about sea and sand again...not sweaters and socks! When I looked at this Seahorse stamp it screamed Zentangle at me! (Sometimes my stamps do that) This one is perfect because a lot of the detail is already done..all you have to do is fill in some of the spaces and do a background. The coloured part is the actual stamp and I left the background uncoloured so the Seahorses would be more visible. Some cheesecloth (I love that stuff!) and some starfish stickers were all that was needed. I really like using the vertical greetings from the Class Act Stamps line. They fit into tiny awkward spaces perfectly.
Enjoy the sun as much as you can...the snow seems to last such a long, long time!



A woman's work is never done. I guess a Mermaid's isn't either. Time to wash the barnacles out of your dainties and delicates. This was a real 'brain-burner'..but loads of fun using all sorts of different techniques. The Mermaid was coloured with prisma pencils and OMS then carefully cut out. After the card was made she was popped up on foam dots, stuck on the rock and blinged beyond her wildest imagination. The rock is a piece of gray cardstock torn and crumbled and swiped with a gray ink pad. For the water I used alcohol inks on glossy cardstock then torn towards me to simulate white caps. The sky is sponged using a torn paper towel (rather than a piece of paper). I think it gives a nicer detail to the clouds making them more believable. The birds are tiny check marks using a black marker. Finally a dolphin sticker, pieces of scrap fabric and a starfish were added. Sure hope she gets her laundry finished before it rains!

Stay Cool

Friday, June 17, 2011

Here we are already the third week into June and it is time for another Chapel Road challenge.
First like always, we would like to thank all that participated in the Class Act Challenge. Now to announce the winner (drum roll please)
the winner is...............Christine. Please contact Carol at sales(at)classact.ca and let her know which stamp you would like from the Class Act Stamp line. We will get this out to you once Canada Post gets back to work. A little patience may be required LOL

So onto the new challenge.
This challenge is to have a vintage look to it. Some wonderful ideas from our Design Team have used our newest images and some older images. All are wonderful!!

Rules for the Challenge
Must be a vintage theme using rubberstamps.
You do not need to use a Class Act or Chapel Road Artstamp for the challenge, but if you do use one of our stamps, it gives you two entries for the draw instead of one. We know you love to stamp, but please...one entry per person. If you want to do more than one project, we would be happy to put them on our website. The winner will receive a stamp of their choice from the Class Act Stamp Line.

Just add the link to your blog post or project below by using the “Add Your Link” button!
Project deadline is Thursday June 30, 2011 at 7:00p.m.

Now onto the Beautiful Creations from our Awesome Design Team. To find out the “how to” on their projects, just click on their name above the project.

Barbara Washington

Gini Williams Cagle

Suzanne Czosek

Holly Brown

Chelsea Barnes

Wednesday, June 8, 2011


The new releases for June are all kinda 'fishie'! LOL I can't say that I have ever wanted to be a Mermaid (it must be awkward when you are on a girls day out and they all want to go shoe shopping) but this Mermaid was so much fun to colour and accessorize it wouldn't matter! I coloured her 'tail' with prisma pencils and then used perfect pearls to give the scales some iridescence. Her hair is done the same way. Peel-offs were used to accessorize her top and all that jewellery. The background was sponged with various blues on glossy paper then put through a cuttlebug folder. The ground is a piece of sandpaper (going into DH's workshop again!) with the edge torn and a piece of cheese cloth added. Various shells stuck on top and the seaweed is torn pits of tissue paper. A die-cut finishes the frame.

The weather is looking good this week so get outside.

Stay cool

Friday, June 3, 2011

Good Mornin' Bloggies!!

Well, another challenge is done, and we have another winner. First let me thank everyone that participated. ***“THANK YOUUUUUUUU”***
The winner of this challenge is Deb. Congratulations!!!! YAY!! Please contact Carol at sales(at)classact.ca and let her know which CLASS ACT stamp you would like, along with your address.

With all this great weather, we thought it was only fitting to bring out a new stamp release! Woo woo!! This release consists of gorgeous mermaids, some fun friends, and a something you don’t see everyday.............mermen.
Check out the new images here!
The next challenge will consist of a sketch challenge which is below. Let your imagination go WiLd for this and have some fun!! For this, see the picture below (pink) and follow that layout! See the DT creations to guide you further.

To enter, you do not need to use a Class Act stamp in order to play along, but like always, if you use one of our stamps in your entry, you will receive two entries for a chance to win a free Class Act rubberstamp of your choice. One entry per person please.

Just add the link to your blog post or project below by using the “Add Your Link” button!
Project deadline is Thursday June 16, 2011 at 7:00p.m.

Leave a direct link to a new project, using any image..

Now to inspire your creativity, here are some creations from our design team. For instructions, please click on their name above the project.
Have a great weekend, and get those entries in for your chance to win free rubbah!

Sue Allen

Sheila Bartlett

Claudine Poch

Chelsea Barnes