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cathyb
CANADA
Passion for making and sharing art
Interests: All things mixed media
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Another video vednesday! This time a quirky collage for you! Enjoy! PS. A few technical problems with the video but you'll get the idea!! Cathy Continue reading
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********************************************************************************************************* Don't forget my canvas giveaway - enter here. **************************************************************************************************** I've been playing with all kinds of things lately and what I want to show you is my latest journal which is a tea and coffee stained journal which I just love. So it started with a pinterest pin where I saw a new method for staining paper. I had tried many things but didn't love the way the paper turned out. In this case however, it was just what I was looking for. (Now of course I can't find the pin but if you want it I will look... Continue reading
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I have a terrific giveaway planned this month that I am sure you will all enjoy. As you may know I have just released a new class called Collage in Color and everyone is having so much fun creating their piece. And in order to prepare this class I had to create my own Collage in Color. Well I have decided to offer the piece I created as a give away!!! This piece measures 10 x 10 x 1 and it is yours when you enter the giveaway To enter the giveaway: FIRST: You must have registered for my Collage... Continue reading
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Let's talk pretty things today for sure... Prior to my unexpected week last week I had finished some pieces that I had been working on for a while. Today I wanted to treat myself to some pretty things and so I spent some time photographing those pieces. All in my etsy shop today Check out more pictures here Have a great, creative day today Cathy Continue reading
So I have been thinking about things for the last couple of days. Trying to decide if I should share this information on my blog or not. There may be good reasons to, it may be by way of explanation and it may be by a need to talk about. If any of you have been in the same boat do let me know. Last week, Tuesday night in fact I finally gave in to calling 9-1-1. I had had chest pains since 9PM and it was now past 11 - I knew this time it wasn't going to go... Continue reading
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Been working on about 6 different projects all at once and I seem to go back and forth from one to the other and not finishing any of them so the plan is today I finish them all. Here's a sneak peek "Haute couture" boxes! Back to an old love ... making tins Now on to finish the charms, the dresses, the shoes, more tins .... Have a great creative day! Cathy Continue reading
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Video Vednesday is back - I think I may have sorted out all my video program problems. I started using a new video editing program so you may see some changes but its all good. This week I did a little sketch of some whimsical houses. The piece actually took over 45 minutes and I edited the video down to 8 minutes. I fast forwarded the video and actually left out some parts which may or may not have been a good idea. What I found really interesting watching this was how much time I actually spend on the detail.... Continue reading
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Toggle Commented Mar 3, 2015 on Hello at Cathy Michaels Design by Cathy Bluteau
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More pictures from that same journal! Love trying out different things with different mediums and different colors. Hope you are having a creative weekend! Continue reading
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Well I didn't make it for Video Vednesday although I did tape a good little piece for you ; ( I have been having major computer problems and without going into too much detail and boring you I switched to Windows 8 and now my video editing software which I have used for years - doesn't run on this version of Windows. On top of it my old computer - where I have been preparing my videos - died on me. The power cable no longer provides any juice. But I digress and I promised not to bore you with... Continue reading
Thanks everyone for the lovely comments on my tags. They are really one of my favorite things to make - I think because (once I get the sewing machine out) they are quick and easy and you get immediate rewards! Cathy Bluteau Montreal, Quebec Visit me @ http://cathyb.typepad.com https://www.facebook.com/cathyb.bluteau 514-927-5260
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I have been working on a piece for a customer/friend for the last few days. I thought I would show you some pics as the work is in progress. Not yet done yet - a few more details and then I'll be done. If you want to learn how I do this in more detail be sure to sign up for my latest class which starts tomorrow February 23rd called Collage in Color - you can find out more and register right here. Have fun today and make something you are proud of! Join me for my newest class which... Continue reading
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I am not sure what it is about creating these tags that I love so much. I think it is the detail and the fun I have picking out pieces from my stash of favorite things to place on these tags. All in my etsy shop! Have a great weekend. Continue reading
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Hello and welcome to another video Vednesday. This week I messed up a little on the video. I did the whole first bit of pasting and only then realized that the camera was not on ; ). I also forgot to include photos of the finished pages on the video but I include them below for you to see. Here's the video and then the pics of the finished spread Okay it was actually a 2 page spread. I like all the different layers of paper shown here Had to show you this wonderful texture up close I love it... Continue reading
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Hello everyone and thank you so much for entering the giveaway. The countdown is on - only 1 week left to register for my new online class Collage in Color at the discounted price. But now the news you want to hear The winner of the giveaway is: Carol Rabinovitch Yahhoooo - thanks for entering Carol - please contact me via email at cathy.bluteau@bell.net to send me your email address! You can still register right here And be sure to check out all my other online classes right here. Sign up today for lots of fun creating this wonderful piece... Continue reading
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It's time for a giveaway! I thought since there is only 1 week left til my new class COLLAGE IN COLOR begins I would do a giveaway for: 1 free spot in my Class** 24 hours only to leave a comment on my blog and be entered to win! (Deadline for entry - Sunday Feb 15th at 11:59PM) All the details on the class are here See a preview here Register here ( **If you have already registered for my class - no worries - enter your comment below and if you win I will refund your class cost.) Good... Continue reading
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I am so excited to tell you about my DIY journals. These were so easy to make and it was so fun recycling all those geli papers I produced!! You can go as crazy as you want in the inside pages or just keep them simple. Here is a sample of the ones I created. So this is a shot of the outside covers And here are the fun inside pages: So fun to make just using a running stitch in the center of all the pages stacked together. For the covers and inside pages I used photocopies (on good... Continue reading
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I have been playing around with Adirondack inkers and re-inkers and they can be challenging to use but also really fun. Sometimes I actually paint with them but this time I used them right out of the bottle with no paintbrush at all. Watch the video to see how I did this: Have a great creative day Cathy Continue reading
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I have a new batch of cell phone cases and IPAD cases and I have marked them down considerably. The are all in my etsy shop but here is a quick preview. And if you've read about my new class this IPAD case below may interest you - it is even more beautiful and bright in real life!! Check out more pictures here. All IPAD 2 Cases $25.99 SHIPPING INCLUDED More pictures in my etsy shop All IPHONE 5 & 5s CASES 12.99 SHIPPING INCLUDED More pictures in my etsy shop Check them all out in my shop with lots... Continue reading
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Of course you can!! My newest online class opens February 23 but you can register now at the early birddiscounted price of $31.00. You can register here Once you complete the class, here are some other ideas of what you can create using this same technique. 9 x 12 canvas 5 x 5 wood block with original resized (I explain how to do this in the class as part of the BONUS video you get when you purchase) To see a preview - click back to my original post on this class right here To register now click here I... Continue reading
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I am super proud of the way this piece turned out! Have a great, creative day - spread yourself beyond your barriers Cath Continue reading
Thank you for letting me know - just fixed it!
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I realized I missed a couple of weeks of Video Vednesday - but not this week - here is today's time lapse video - it is based on a background done with a set of napkins purchased from the dollar store. I apologize that the video starts once the background has already been pasted down. I was sure the camera had been rolling - lol. Here's what we'll be doing. This was fun because it started on a gelli printed page, then I painted over the background with blues and greens. When I started the video I started with pasting... Continue reading
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I've been busy making some new items for a local store here in Montreal called Maison Fusion. I usually work on several pieces at the same time and so inevitably my work surface is a real mess. But I have no shame and that's why I thought I'd show you it here. Tons of bits and tools and color - no wonder I can never find things lol. Even the camera got dizzy taking this one! But out of all this mess often comes some beautiful things ... Have a great, creative day! Cathy Continue reading
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I am really not sure why but in my mind it was so clearly February and I knew that in February there were only 28 days and I had said that my $10.00 classes were on until the end of the month! Well lo and behold the 28th turned into the 29th on my calendar and I said - OH NO - we are January - my classes are on until the 31st of this month - JANUARY - so on we go. Okay now only 2 days left - today and tomorrow to take advantage of my $10.00 beginner... Continue reading