Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Shimmer Sheetz, Colour Shine, Cuttlebug Christmas Cards!





Good morning!

I will be working on the Gold and Bronze effect card today, with Shimmer Sheetz and Heidi Swapp Colour Shine sprays.

(note that you just apply the same technique for the Silver Card with Silver Shimmer Sheetz)


 * One pack of Shimmer Sheetz "Bronze" from Elizabeth Crafts Design
*Heidi Swapp Colour Shine sprays in Bronze, Black Velvet and Gold Lame
* Embossing Folder 3 wise men from Cuttlebug


First emboss the Shimmer Sheetz with the embossing machine of your choice and the 3 wise man folder. When I  work with sprays I always use an old box to spray in, it helps to keep a clean area. I discovered, doing those cards, that with the Shimmer Sheetz, you have to let the Colour Shine settle a little bit, not too much, a couple of minutes, or you will have to spray another coat to remove the spot effect (not very nice effect). I used the 3 spray colours one after the other.After a couple of minutes, I tap lightly with a Scott towel to remove the ink that has not dried, this step needs to be done all over the Shimmer Sheetz to obtain an even effect. I build the effect working in layers, I liked it after about 3 coats.


Since working with  Shimmer Sheetz and sprays I discovered that the surface needs to be protected or it will damage easily. I used Krylon mat finish as a top coat.

I do hope you will try it!
If you need more explanations please leave a comment and I will try to answer your question!

Thank you for stopping by!



Monday, December 9, 2013

This week cards...



These are the two cards I will give you spet by step intructions this week!
I used Shimmer Sheetz by Elizabeth Crafts, Heidi Swapp color shine sprays and an embossing folder!





(sorry for the quality of pictures...working on that)

Good morning!
I just started a new adventure with the launch of the Website www.myvintagecatstudio.com, it was a lot of work and without all you patience and understanding it would not been done!

I do need to thank my special friend Loulou for all her hard work!

My new goal is to keep you updated on new products, the how to do, how to use the new and older products we have or would love too acquire...

I will start this week with some pictures and explications of the Christmas cards I did make this year, one was an experiment and did not turn bad at all!
Stay tune it is coming soon...


Friday, July 12, 2013

Welcome to Where Bloggers Create 2013!


Welcome to My Vintage Cat Studio! 

 The Studio as change this year and will keep changing though the year, since now it is a open studio to scrapbooking, card making and eventually mix-media classes and I have included a small store on site...but really it will become a real on-line store very soon
     



This is the first view as you walk down the stairs, my Studio is in the basement!


Beside the Open sign is a display of some of my own personal lace/doilies collection


Antique wicked crib with some of my own baby toys and the doll was my aunts baby doll


When you enter the Studio on your right side this the first of many displays you see. It contains some of the cards I have for sale, some mini albums I made through the years and other goodies.

This cabinet as some antique glass, silver and old books!


I have a collection of vintage gloves...the pair of lace one on the left made it to the Queen's Tea Party (1999) so many years ago...when we lived in England...they belonged to my late Grand-maman Lavertu!


Some of my Dress from ladies...the desk need a finish touch of paint...



Lamp made with old wooden spools...vintage find...


Some vintage lace collars some from Belgium...Eventually I will paint the shelf cream...


Glitters in old salt shakers...


Some of my private collection of laces and ribbons!
Little Ikea find I'm currently working on...

Some of my sprays,inks and so much more...

In those binders are my acrylics stamps all by collections or themes and in the brown binders are my Tim's Holtz ones...

Here you go for now!
Later today I will try to add more pics but this is giving you an idea ! the store is not organize enough to post pics!

see you later!

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

New! Stamping Wednesday in the Studio

I'm happy to let you know the first Stamping Wednesday hosted at the Studio, will be on April 10th (full) and April 24th.
For a small fee of $3.00 you can come and use the Studio's stamps!
If you would like to registered please send me an email at luce.lavertu@hotmail.com
Hope to see you soon!




Wednesday, February 27, 2013

CHA...

Good morning everyone!

Yesterday I made a little visit at Multicrafts with a good friend, to pick up some new goodies from CHA...Graphic 45, Teresa Collins, BoBunny...and Liz was unpacking so much more ...Spellbinders...Penny Black, to name some.



Monday, February 18, 2013

Card Classes in the planning!

Good day to everyone!
ok now it it through, I'm planning couple of card classses...Just got an order from Elizabeth Crafts and I will be working with their dies, fine glitter, copics, Tim's distress makers, water colour paper... pics will be posted by the end of the week!