Wednesday, 19 July 2017

RACHEL GREIG IS TEACHING AT A PLACE TO CREATE


Rachel Greig

... is a photographer, rubber stamp mixed media artist and proud owner and designer of Darkroom Door rubber stamps. Rachel has a Bachelor of Visual Arts degree, is a Ranger Certified Educator, and has been involved in the creative arts field for over 20 years.

Rachel was awarded the ‘Master of Scrapbooking’ by Scrapbooking Memories magazine in 2001 and became Photography Editor of My Reflections magazine and Scrapbooking Memories magazine for several years. Her photography articles and craft projects continue to be published in many books and magazines, including Somerset Studio, The Stampers Sampler, Take Ten, and Craft Stamper to name a few. She has appeared on QVC UK TV and makes regular appearances on Scrap It TV.

Rachel loves combining rubber stamps and photography in her projects, using lots of ink, paint, and stamping techniques. She enjoys sharing her ideas and encouraging her students to unlock the artist within! Her work has won many photographic and papercraft awards and has been featured in several art exhibitions. 

To see Rachel's work and follow her incredible talent, visit any of the following links:






Rachel’s rubber stamp company, Darkroom Door, designs, manufactures and distributes Darkroom Door products within Australia and exports to more than 18 countries worldwide.

Darkroom Door


Rachel will be teaching 3 classes at  A Place to Create on
 Saturday 12th August
and you are welcome to attend one, two or all three if  you can spare the time.

See the Classes | Events Tab to see full details, times and prices.






Hope to see you there. 
Gayle and the Team

Monday, 17 July 2017

BIRTHDAY CELEBRATIONS BEGIN IN AUGUST


HAVE YOU BOOKED YOUR SPOT YET?


DON'T MISS OUT ON THIS CELEBRATION ~ A PLACE TO CREATE IS CELEBRATING IT'S 7th BIRTHDAY WITH A WEEK LONG PARTY.


Starting with a Celebrate Colour Champagne Event 
on Saturday 5th between 3pm and 6pm, followed by free make and takes every day and culminating with 3 classes by Australia's own talented Rachel Greig from Darkroom Door on Saturday 12th August, this week is going to be one not to be missed.




JOIN US FOR AN AFTERNOON OF FUN AND COLOUR

Guests from Celebr8, Colour Blast  and Couture Creations / Ultimate Crafts
will share their knowledge and creativity with you as you create some gorgeous make and takes and watch colourful demonstrations. 

Enjoy some bubbles on arrival and fabulous finger foods and cupcakes from some very talented young locals who raise money for charity with their special baking and lemonade making skills.
Lucky door prizes, raffles, lucky dips and of course some great VIP deals. 
Make your own colourful piece of wearable art to go in the draw for prize packs from our participating companies.

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When: Saturday 5th August 2017
Where: A Place to Create
               150 South Pine Rd, Arana Hills
Time: 3pm - 6pm
Other: $15.00 per head with $5 going to local charities you nominate.


BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL ~ book before 31st July and receive a bonus gift on arrival.

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Looking forward to seeing you soon.
Gayle and the team.

Wednesday, 12 July 2017

NEW LAYOUT KITS ~ TRAVEL AND CRUISE



Now that we have over 25 different card kits available, we thought we better get busy with some layout kits so we started with the new Feature Art Travel and Cruise papers and here they are.  


Single Page Layout Kit with painted chipboard corner embellishment $10.00

Explore, Dream, Discover single page layout kit with painted chipboard word $10.00


We took inspiration from samples provided by Feature Art and modified them a bit and added some chipboard.
 Post Card double page layout kit - $12.00

Double page layout kit with large painted word panel $16.00

Maybe you'd just like to use them for inspiration too.

Happy Creating Gayle
and the
A Place to Create Team

NEW FAB SCRAPS IN STORE NOW

Check out these amazing samples from the Fab Scraps design team with the newest of their ranges...

 
Bobbin by Carole Wright

 
New Horizons by Ewelina Gryglak

 
Time for Fun by Helen Hunter

 
Steam Punk dress form by Lisa-Marie Watling

 
Dreams are by Margaret Atkinson
 
 

 

 

 
Time Capsule by Trudi Harrison

 
Style Explosion by Valerie Ann Thorpe

 






 



 
 And the Study Buddies school range with a mini collection pack, chipboard and 8 fabulous papers.
 

And of course no collection is complete without some fabulous stencils.
 
Check them all out in store now.
 
Happy Creating,
Gayle and the team.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Wednesday, 5 July 2017

RACHEL GREIG IS COMING - Saturday 12th August 2017



Rachel Greig
is a professional photographer and rubber stamp artist with a Bachelor of Visual Arts degree, majoring in photography and is well known to the paper craft industry with her ongoing commitment to and involvement in designing, creating and teaching fabulous projects to excite and inspire.
 
2017 is no different for Rachel as she travels across Australia teaching mixed media and stamping techniques.  Rachel will join us at A Place to Create on Saturday 12th August for a fabulous fun filled day with 3 classes.
 
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The day will kick off with:

INK SPRAY SPECTACULAR - CARDS
9.30am - 11.30am
$45.00
 
Love stamping? Love playing with sprays? Love creating cards with a difference? In this class, you will create 4 different cards using Distress Spray Stains and Dylusions Ink Sprays using jumbo size 12 tags as your card base. Rachel loves the distress look and will share loads of tips and techniques using Darkroom Door Collage, Photo and Texture Stamps, along with lots of different ways to use Distress Spray Stains (not just spraying!). You’ll stamp with it, dye with it and more! The techniques shown in this class can be used for art journaling, scrapbooking and mixed media projects. 

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followed by:
 
 
TRAVEL POCKET PAGES - ART JOURNAL
12.30 -  2.30pm
$45.00
 
Take a journey into your art journal with inks, stamps, texture paste, stencils, tags and more! You'll learn how to create a pocket page to store ephemera, postcards and hidden journaling. Rachel will show you how to build layers in your journal starting from a blank page all the way through to a finished textured piece of art! Please bring along your own journal that has two or more consecutive blank pages to work on. If you don't have your own journal, talk to us and we will set you up with a journal or some pages you can commence your art journal journey on.
 
 
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and the day will wrap up with:
 
 
DISTRESS OXIDE -  STAR BOOK
3 - 5.30pm
$55.00
 
Create an inspirational star book filled with vibrant colour using the new Distress Oxide ink pads and stamps from Darkroom Door! You'll create interesting mixed coloured backgrounds, learn how to create the 'oxidised' effect and colour with these fabulous ink pads! Each Darkroom Door Quote stamp will be a reminder to live a creative and fun life! 
 


 
 Please phone the store to book your places in these amazing  classes and learn from one of Australia's true home grown talents. Ph: 3851 2200
 
Stay and play all day for $155.00.
All day fee includes morning and afternoon tea, lunch, tea and coffee and 3 fabulous classes.


Happy Creating Gayle
and the
A Place to Create Team