Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Monday, March 19, 2012

Australian Scrapbook & Papercraft Convention, Brisbane, June 9-11, 2012

Hi Guys

I am excited to announce that I will be once again teaching at; 

Australian Scrapbook & Papercraft Convention, 
Brisbane Exhibition Centre, 
South Bank 

June 9-11, 2012

Class 1 Presentation ~ Scrapbooking Memories Studio

Thinking Outside the Square

"Have you ever been tempted to create a layout just a little bit 'outside the square' and outside your creative comfort zone? Well Louise Nelson has, and she is here to share with you how she 'was tempted'. Louise will talk a little about how she uses non-traditional products to create unique layouts that not only feature her photos and record her memories/moments, but are an expression of her inner artist as well.'

Class 2 Scrapapple Classroom 1

Getting your Fr............... ........

"In this workshop Louise will share with you her current favourite tips and techniques for creating unique and individual layout backgrounds, using......................."

LOL sorrrry I cant give toooo much away at the moment, its still a secret but the details will be out soon so I will keep you updated :):):)

I just luuurve teaching for these wonderful wonderful ladies!!! thank you so very much Stacey, Louisa and Angela for the invitation to teach for you :):):)

Cheers and Happy Scrapping :) xoxo

Workshops at Sheoak Cottage, Cummins, SA Tuesday 1st May 2012

Hi Guys

Thank you to the Lovely Lindy and Leah I will be doing 2 classes, Tuesday 1st May, 2012

16A Railway Terrace
Cummins SA

Phone 08 8676 2773 to enquire and book your place :)

Class 1 Stamp Carving ~ Morning class
"After a demonstration of three quick and easy stamp making and carving techniques, you will be able to create wonderful and unique personalised stamps."

Approximate cost $22.00

Class 2 Mist and Mask Stamped Backgrounds ~ Afternoon Class
"This will involve teaching you different background techniques using gesso, mist and masks."

Approximate cost $25.00

If you would like more details and or register for these classes, please call Lindy and Leah, 08 8676 2773. I so cant wait to see you :):):)

Cheers and Happy Scrapping

Lou xoxo

Monday, January 9, 2012

Hi Guys

This is just a sneak peek of one of the 2 layouts that showcase the techniques that will be taught in my classes at the Brisbane Paper Crafts Festival, 17-19 February 2012, RNA Showgrounds, Fortitude Valley, QLD.

If you are interested [LOL and I hope you are :)] please contact Sherry Mendoza via email; yourcreativejourney@live.com

LOUISE NELSON – ‘Thinking Outside the Square’
Class Description:
In Louise’s ‘Thinking Outside the Square’ class Louise will share with you
her passion for creating with products
that she loves, in ways that perhaps you may not have thought of before.
Louise will share and demonstrate the following;
* Freestyle wire embellishing
* Mask stamping
* Stamp and chipboard layering
* Freestyle Vellum embellishing
Louise will showcase these particular techniques, and more!! on 2 single
12 x 12 layouts. So do come prepared; to let your mind
and creativity go outside the square, and your hands to get more than a
little messy!
Class Cost: $55 including kit
I would like to thank the following class sponsors

I do hope you come I would love to see you there and share my scrappy passion with you all :) :) :)

Friday, July 15, 2011

Quik and easy project for you and the kids during the holidays

Hi Guys

This is a project I completed for Aussie Scrap Source for their Make it Yourself Series in March.

I elected to do quick and simple stamps. This would be so easy and fun for you to do with the kids.

What you will need is;
Craft Foam [I got mine from a discount store]
Acrylic stamping block
Craft Knife
Black marker/pen
Cutting Mat
double sided adhesive tape
Glue stick
Ink pad

Begin with drawing your design onto the craft foam

Using either the craft knife and/or scissors cut out your design

Just a close up of cut out stamps and tools used LOL :)

Attache your craft foam stamp to acrylic block with a couple of small pieces of double sided tape [in strategic places :)].

To seal the craft foam stamp top prevent it soaking up too much ink seal it with the glue stick and allow it to dry :)

Ink and stamp away to your hearts content!!! :)

Cheers and happy creating :)

Brisbane Scrapbooking & Papercraft Expo June 2011

This is the double layout that I taught at the recent Brisbane Scrapbooking & Papercraft Expo

Class 1 - Advanced
A double 12 x 12 layout combining both traditional scrapbooking products and up-cycled elements.
Demostrated tips and techniques for creating unique and tantalising background textures and dimensional elements.

Class Kit
Chipboard and chipboard elements by Imaginarium Designs; Chalkboard GlimmerMists by Tattered Angels; rub-ons by Kaisercraft; tissue paper, string, bling/confetti, gauze, watch crystals.

Classroom sponsored by Scrapapple

Chipboard sponsored by Imaginarium Designs

Saturday, May 21, 2011

The Color Room - Guest Designer Feature Tutorial

Hi Guys

This is a layout I created for The Color Room Challenge site when Imaginarium Designs were sponosring the challenges in May :) :) :)

Layout – "a forever memory"

Background and chipboard element paint technique

Materials used;

Imaginarium Designs chipboard background

Imaginarium Designs chipboard hessian square [designed by Louise Nelson]

Gesso – Monte Marte

Paint – Making Memories, Jo Sonja, Kaisercraft

Mist – Crafty Notions

Flower tendril – Prima

Chipboard Alpha – Prima

Vintage Findings word fetti – Making Memories


I first glued the chipboard hessian square to the background using a glue stick.
I then mixed some cream paint in with the gesso before applying it to background

Place a few dollops of paint/gesso mix on to the background and chipboard embellishment

Using a coarse foam roller, roll out and cover the layout background and chipboard with the paint/gesso mix.
Don’t over roll the paint/gesso mix otherwise you will loose the lovely coarse bubble effect of the paint and gesso.

Just a close up of the lovely effect you can get using the gesso and a coarse foam roller

I usually use mists, but for this particular colour combination I needed to mix some pink paint with water and put it into a spray bottle to get a colour match.
This was then sprayed liberally over the chipboard embellishment.
I then dried the pink spray paint with a heat gun, after tipping it from side to side, to get it to run and drip across the background board

This is a close-up of the final paint effect on the background and chipboard

Close ups of the layout :)

Cheers and Happy Scrapping :) xxx