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Crop & Create Mar 2023 – Pink & Main

Michelle Currie did Pink & Main proud with this class – the products are so much fun, and really quick to put together.

Things I enjoyed:

  • I really adore the stand-up envelope card dies – I can imagine so many things that can be placed inside for different celebrations – it’s a real winner in my books!
  • I loved being taken outside of my comfort zone with the colour schemes – the bring pink papers etc in the pink card particularly scared me a bit, but they come together really well. Being a blue girl at heart, the blue and yellow card stoke my heart in these class samples though.
  • I love the background stencil that we received as part of the kit – I think it’s great that it fits just nicely in the centre of the cardfront to give a clean border all around without having to mask anything off – and there’s a great choice of stencil backgrounds.
  • I actually every die in this class set – they’re so versatile for so many uses! And I loved the fact that Michelle taught us to use alcohol markers to create background papers for the flowers and stars – it actually gives a really great texture almost like watercolours, and something I’ll definitely do again!
Class projects, Crop & Create Delivered

Crop & Create Fall 2022 – Pink & Main

The final class of the Fall event taught by Michelle Currie and it was a doozy, teaching us some very new (to me anyway) techniques. I’d never see flock before, so this was a challenge and a half! I only had the red flock that came in the event kit, and didn’t want to purchase more unless I knew I’d like working with it – instead for the hat card I substituted glitter … which is surprising for me, not being a glitter fan, but it’s a lot easier to work with for this technique being rubbed into a sticky background and not going everywhere.

Things I enjoyed:

  • Trying a totally new product and getting well and truly out of my comfort zone. I may not love it, and I’m unlikely to reach for it in the future, I’m really grateful to have had the opportunity to play with it and give it a try.
  • Learning the one time so far that glitter doesn’t make me curse – it may not have been part of the class instructions, but I’m glad to have tried the experiment and had a positive result.
  • Once again trying totally new colour schemes for me – I may have changed a couple of elements to fit more in line with my own preferences, but on the whole I stuck with the bulk of Michelle’s colours.
  • It’s another set of products that will be handy in the future – I especially love the ice-cream cone stamp/die and the party hat die!
Class projects, Crop & Create Delivered

Crop & Create Delivered – Pink & Main

This ‘mini’ class by Pink & Main was definitely a crowd favourite of most of the participants as everyone fell in love with the bees – I’m no exception. As with most of the mini classes, there wasn’t anything mini about it other than the shorter class time – and the projects and products are ADORABLE!

Some things I loved about this class:

  • Yep, those super cute bees and flowers are really gorgeous! Such a versatile set and the extra samples shown during the class were really inspiring too.
  • I never think of swinking cardstock for die cuts and sentiments so this was a great tip to remember.
  • The wee stencil we received was small but mighty! It’s so versatile again, along with everything else. This will be a future favourite for sure.

Inks I chose to use were Slippery When Wet by Simon Hurley, and Powder Blue by Gina K Designs. I also used the following Copic markers for colouring the leaves (and I was silly and forgot to write down the flower and bee details!):

  • Lighter leaves: G24, G43
  • Darker leaves: YG17, G28 (then overlaid some G43