Friday, 4 November 2016

IMPLODING FOLDING PAPER CRAFT

Guess what... I am teaching my very first SkillShare class! I love crafts and I often document how I make them so what better way to share the love than to teach others and share my process and methods?
For my first class you will learn how to create a folding paper card that seemingly has two sides, but actually has four. Watch as your creation implodes on itself to reveal the hidden pages. In this class I will be demonstrating how to make one of these with an illustration example, but it's also great for photos, collage and invites. This origami-esque project looks complicated but can be done by anyone once you know the secret!
In my example I have illustrated a few of my favourite characters from Hunt For The Wilderpeople with the style I use in my Little Brown Notebook.

Take my Imploding Folding Paper Craft class today for only 99 cents!

If you're not familiar, Skillshare is an online learning community with thousands of classes on everything from business to graphic design to fashion – it's the Netflix of learning. Classes are bite-sized and have a fun project so you can practice your newly learned skills.
By using this special link, not only will you be able to enroll in my class, but you'll also gain access to all other classes on Skillshare for just 99 cents! For three months, you can learn from the best in design and crafts, all for less than a dollar.

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Friday, 14 August 2015

HELLO WORLD!





Introducing our wee bundle of joy Mr Van (Evan) Alonzo Veysey! Feeling extremely blessed to have this little addition to our family. The poor boy is destined for a life of photoshoots... But I just can't help myself! So much love for him xx


Tuesday, 12 May 2015

YEAR FOUR: CHATTAN FARM





Well this is it! Our last anniversary with just the two of us – and what a lovely four years it has been. But this chapter is almost at a close as we are about to add to our wee family with a son! I am 26 weeks pregnant with 13 left to go... The countdown is on (already). But in the mean time we decided to try a little glamping to celebrate our marriage and set out to Chattan Farm, one of the unique Canopy Camping sites. This is the first time we have been to one of the Canopy Camping Escapes and we loved it! It was so nice to get away and literally unplug... No power sockets here buddy! The tent (if you can call it that) is nestled away on a beautiful farm in the Bay of Plenty and set up with a kitchen and bathroom. I hope we can make it back here sometime soon, and after this experience I would be keen to try some of the other Escapes around the country. Thanks for these wonderful four years of marriage babe, here's to a new adventure! xxx


Monday, 16 February 2015

EXPECTING

We have some exciting news! Brendon and I are expecting a little one at the beginning of August. Fair warning... there will probably be an influx of baby related posts from now on!

Wednesday, 28 January 2015

DIY VALENTINE FLOWERS


Valentines Day is just around the corner so I thought I would share a little DIY project that you can make for your loved ones. You can make a bouquet like I have done or give out individual flowers. They will last a lot longer than real flowers... and they are delicious!

You will need: coloured tissue paper (I used three colours), cardboard, paper straws, lollipops, cellotape and scissors.

1. Cut a rectangle from your cardboard. Make a fringe by cutting lines along the edge of the cardboard. The closer your cuts are to each other the better.

2. Remove any excess tags from your lollipops. I used all yellow chupa chups (chocolate and vanilla) but you could use multiple flavours to make it more colourful.


3. Wrap your cardboard fringe around the lollipop, making it as tight as possible.

4. Secure it with some cellotape.

5. Cut a square from your tissue paper. This will be your inner petal. Fold the tissue paper in half four or five five times until you have something that looks like the below photo.


6. Cut the tissue paper in an arc and unfold it. The pink one is what it will look like when you fold it in half four times, and the purple one has been folded in half five times.


7. Make a hole in the centre of your tissue paper and push the lollipop stick through. Twist the tissue paper along the stem and secure it with tape at the bottom.


8. Repeat steps 5. to 7. with a different coloured tissue paper adding the outer layer of petals.



9. Push your paper straw over the lollipop stick and tissue paper. Mine fit snuggly so I didn't need to secure it with anything. You can also use plastic straws but they tend to fold in half with the weight of the lollipop. If you are wanting to use plastic straws I would suggest putting a BBQ stick in the middle to help stabilise it.

And there you have it, a lollipop flower. I mixed and matched the colours I used for the inner and outer petals so they didn't all look exactly the same.

Have fun creating and Happy Valentines Day :)



Wednesday, 26 November 2014

MIKE + TANYA






Earlier this year some friends of mine asked me to take some photos at their beach wedding – which was a bit daunting as I don't really know how to use my camera! Luckily the bride and groom are super chill and I was able to stumble my way through it. These are some of my favs from the day :)





Wednesday, 5 November 2014

Día de Muertos





My brother and I celebrated our first ever Halloween this year. It is not something that is big in New Zealand but a friend of mine has a party every year and it's a fun excuse to get all dressed up. My brother and I went as Sugar Skulls in the Day of the Dead theme. Do you think we could pass as Mexicans?! The make up was fun to do, although more time consuming than I anticipated. And I love any reason to wear a big ol' flower crown :)