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Tutorial: Transparency Backgrounds and Embellishments

I love working with transparencies and recently I was introduced to a new and fun technique by Julia Andrus which I would love to share.

Ich liebe es mit Transparenten zu arbeiten und erst kürzlich hat mir Julia Andrus eine neue Technik mit Transparenten gezeigt, die ich gerne mit Euch teilen möchte.

*Transparency Backgrounds and Embellishments*

You will need a white piece of cardstock, a brush and some nice acrylic paint.

Du brauchst etwas weißen Cardstock, einen Pinsel und eine schöne Acrylfarbe.

Paint cardstock and immediatley before the acrylic paint dries, stick your transparencies on top. I used the little Transparency Stripes that come from my eMOTions collection. This way the paint can serve as a glue !

Bemale den Cardstock und bevor die Farbe trocknet, drücke Deine Transparente drauf. Ich habe die kleinen Transparent-Streifen genommen, die Teil meiner eMOTions Kollektion sind. Auf diese Weise kann man die Farbe wunderbar wie Klebstoff verwenden!

Now add a second color and apply on top of the surface.

Nun suche eine zweite Farbe heraus und bemale damit die komplette Fläche.

For a speedier process you can use the heat gun to dry the top paint, but be carefull to not melt the transparency.

Um eine schneller Trocknung der Farbe zu erreichen, kannst Du auch mit dem Heißluftfön arbeiten, sei aber vorsichtig, dass Du nicht das Transparent wegfunzt.

Now you can actually use a paper towel and rub off some of the painted areas on the transparencies.

Nun kannst du ein Papiertuch nehmen und einige der bemalten Stellen auf den Transparenten wegrubbeln.

The look is a nice weathered – but glossy look, revealing the pattern on the transparency as well as the color underneath.

Das schaut nun verwittert, aber immer noch scheinen durch, und zeigt dabei das Muster auf dem Transparent sowie die Farbe unter dem Transparent.

If you do not like to use this for a background of a layout you could also cut different shapes- I cut hearts and then use those as embellishments.

Wer das Ganze nicht als Hintergrund verwenden will, dann auch Formen ausschneiden  – zB. Herzen und kann diese dann als Embellishments verwenden.

Supplies: Prism White Cardstock, Eco Green Crafts Acrylic Paints, Sultane Kraft Cardstock, Sultane Letter Stickers and Transparencies eMOTions.

I hope you like it :)

Ich hoffe Euch gefällts :)

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  • christiane

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    have to try this!! love how it turned out!! :D

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  • Schmidt Maria

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    Hihi! Wie geil ist das denn!? Weg funzt…ich hau mich wech! :-))) Das muss ich auf jeden Fall ausprobieren! Gfällt ma ganz guad!!!
    xo Maria

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  • Karen

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    Oooh! That’s fun!

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  • Scrappi

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    Wie genial ist das denn? Vielen Dank für die Anleitung!
    Liebe Grüße
    Hélène

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  • lynn

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    oooo tfs! very fun and funky!

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  • Sue Clarke

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    Cool, I have some transparencies to use and I think that I’ll try this!

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  • christiane

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    ob’s gefällt????
    YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!! :D

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  • sylvia

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    oh yes, i like this a lot! might give this a try later this week. thanks for sharing! :)

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  • Eeva

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    yeeeah! Thanks for sharing!! Now I know what I will do hopefully today if I get the time before my motherinlaw comes for a visit :)

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Layouts with eMOTions by Heidi Kelley

Heidi Kelley‘s work has been a special treat for me for a long time and just the last couple months we had more contact on a personal level which I really enjoy. The more it made me jumping up and down when I saw the stunning work she did with my papers!

Heidi Kelleys Arbeiten sind schon lange etwas Besonderes für mich und erst in den letzten Monaten hatten wir mehr persönlichen Kontakt, was ich sehr geniesse. Um so mehr habe ich mich gefreut, als ich die unglaublichen Arbeiten sah, die sie mit meinen Papieren veranstaltete!

*Photographie by Heidi Kelley*

I so love how she took the background even further!!!!

and those cute butterflies!!!!

This is what she wrote: “This was so much fun, I haven’t felt so FREE to create whatever it was that I wanted to create, in a long time. These papers were exactly what this girl needed…”

Thank you Heidi, for sharing your stunning art with me!!!

  • christiane

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    wow – she rocked your papers!! :D

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  • Sascha Schmidt

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    like that very well. very nice Greetings from Austria

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  • Evelien

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    great layouts!!! love it!

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  • Karen

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    What a great endorsement from Heidi!

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  • Heidi Kelley

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    Awww, thanks Nathalie!! It’s easy to create when you have something beautiful to work with! HUGS!!

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  • Kim Sonksen

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    Wow – this layout is amazing!!!! I love what Heidi did with your papers

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  • Tina

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    OMG, das ist ja soo genial!! Zuckersüß!

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  • Birgit

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    Ach Nat, dein Blog sprüht nur so vor Inspirationen!!! Ein wahres Feuerwerk!!!
    Hast mein Mail erhalten Süße? Drück dich….

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  • sylvia

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    how gorgeous is that?! loove that layout, the photo silhouette is perfect!

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Layouts with eMOTions by Alice Dabush

The sweet Alice Dabush from Israel who had invited me to teach workshops earlier this year created this stunning layout with my papers about her niece- I love how she used the flower paper as a nice background.

Die süße Alice Dabush aus Israel, die mich früher in diesem Jahr eingeladen hatte, Workshops zu unterrichten, hat dieses wunderschöne Layout mit meinen Papieren über ihre Nichte kreiert. Ich liebe wie sie das Blumen Papier als einen schönen Hintergrund genutzt hat.

*Imagine*

Thanks Alice for sharing this wonderful layout!

Danke Alice für das Zeigen dieses wunderschönen Layouts!

  • Cat

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    Nice, I love how she used your papers!

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  • Susi

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    So fun to see such creative use of the paper and elements.

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  • Liz

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    absolutely beautiful! I am still holding on to that paper… I love it so much.

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  • Sue Clarke

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    Beautiful use of the flower background!

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Layouts with eMOTions by Evelien and a chance to win a Workshop

Evelien from HobbyFarm in Belgium created those amazing layouts of her two cuties with my eMOTions paper collection !

Evelien von HobbyFarm in Belgien hat diese beiden wunderschönen Layouts Ihrer zwei Süßen mit meiner eMOTions Papierkollektion kreiert!

*Draw*

*You*

Love those layouts ! Ich liebe diese Layouts!

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 Hobby Farm also has a great challenge this month! Create one or more layouts using the collections ‘REVOLUTION.com’ by Birgit Koopsen or ‘Emotion’ by Nathalie Kalbach and win a free spot at one of their workshops at the Scraptastic 2010 Event in Belgium in September! You have until July 31 to e-mail your layouts to hobbyfarm@pandora.be! At the beginning of august Birgit and Nathalie will both pick a winner who will be announced on the blog!

Hobby Farm hat eine tolle Challenge diesen Monat! Kreiere ein oder mehre Layouts mit der Kollektion REVOLUTION.com von Birgit Koopsen oder mit EMOTiON von Nathalie Kalbach und gewinne einen freien Workshop bei ihnen bei dem Workshopwochenende Scraptastic 2010 in Belgien im September! Ihr könnt Eure Layouts bis zu 31. Juli an hobbyfarm@pandora.be  emailen! Anfang August werden Birgit und Nathalie beide einen Gewinner benennen, der auf dem Blog bekannt gegeben wird!

 Good luck!!!!

Viel Glück!!!

  • Karen

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    What a fun contest!

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  • Sue Clarke

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    I especially love how she used the sun paper! Fun and cute.

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  • sylvia

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    oh how fun! love these layouts. the range is perfect for sunny layouts like these!

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  • Evelien

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    thanks for sharing!

    Smiles,
    Evelien:))

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DT-Work: Easy Folders *InfoCrea*

InfoCrea sent all the Designteam members those fun and practical 12×12 inch folders by Sultane and challenged us to alter them and use a closure too. I used this green one – because I love green :)

InfoCrea hat dem ganzen Designteam diese schönen und praktischen  12×12 inch -Mappen von Sultane geschickt und uns herausgefordert, diese zu verarbeiten und uns auch einen Verschluss auszudenken. Ich habe diese grüne Mappe gewählt – ich liebe Grün :)

And this is how the folder looks now  – und so sieht die Mappe jetzt aus:

I first cut out the journaling label of the folder with a sharp cutting knife. I used the eMOTions Transparency and painted the stars from the back with Acrylic Markers and attached the transparency to the folder. I also cut out two of the clouds from the eMOTions paper and mounted one of them for dimension on foam pads. I re-attached the journaling lable to the transparency. I stamped the letters with the eMOTions letter stamp and cut them out. Some of them are mounted on SCRAPBOOK ADHESIVES by 3L™ Foam Pads.

For the Closure I used one of the small Transparency Stripes from the eMOTions collection and cut two slits into the cover of the folder. I attached the strip to the back and weaved the stripe on the front through the slits. Very easy and effective closure.

Have a wonderful day!

Euch einen schönen Tag!

  • Cheryl

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    I like your alterations but could you talk Sultane into printing your version so I can buy it? I’m too lazy to decorate my folders!

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  • Cat

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    I love this! The closure is very clever!

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  • Kim Sonksen

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    How clever – I love that closure and how you altered that folder. YUM

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DT-Work: Fly *Infocrea*

Today I want to show you a non photo layout – I called it “Fly” – the journaling says: Since I stopped worrying about my bikini figure I grew wings and have fun!

Heute wollte ich Euch mal ein Layout ohne Photo zeigen – Ich nenne es mal “Flieg” – Journaling: Seit ich aufgehört habe, mich um meine Bikini Figur zu sorgen, habe ich Flügel bekommen und habe einfach Spaß!

I used Baigneuses Nostalgie, Pompons Blanc Transparency and Ombrelle voYAgeuse Transparency

For the background I wiped Distress Ink Pads (Peeled Paint, Mustard Seed and Dried Marigold) onto a Ranger Craft Sheet, spritzed water to it, then used a paint brush and brushed the colors working them each into each other over a white piece of cardstock that was prepared with Tim Holtz Masks. Then I used Walnut Stain and stamped with a Tim Holtz Script Stamp over the Masks. I removed the Masks. Then I spritzed the whole paper with Water so I got a nice blurred effect. After this dried I used Cut’n Dry™ Felt and rubbed on several areas Spiced Marmelade, Aged Mahagony, Antique Linnen and Dusty Concord in to give the background more depth.Over this I added a thin layer with Perfect Perfect Pearls to get a more shiny and unified look. Then I cut the winged lady :) and added it with some foam pad underneath the wing tips – to get some dimension as well as the Transparencies.

Have a wonderful day!

  • Kerstin

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    Hah, wie cool! Und mir aus dem Herzen gesprochen. Sollte ich mir hier ausdrucken und an den Spiegel pinnen – gibt so’n breites, wissendes Grinsen. :)

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  • Andrea MacDonald

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    Love it!

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  • christiane

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    hehehe – i NEED both: wings and my bikini-figure!! ;)
    LOVE this page!! :D

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  • Sue Clarke

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    I am loving this Nat! It’s perfect that the letters are in purple as well since it’s such a freeing color.

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  • Kim Sonksen

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    I am totally giggling about the sentiment…so funny!
    Love the colour blending and how you used the transparency. Gorgeous!

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DT Work:First Coffee *InfoCrea*

I’m so happy that finally the winter seems to be over and the sun is coming out more and more! Finally time to have the first coffee on our roof terrace. I always celebrate this and have a lot of fun with it. So why not do a layout on the little things we enjoy in our life :) using the wonderful Studio 2 mers Collections Printemps Gourmand

Ich bin ja so froh, dass nun endlich dieser Winter vorbei zu sein scheintund die Sonne sich mal mehr und mehr zeigt! Also endlich mal Zeit den ersten Kaffee auf unserer Dachterrasse einzunehmen. Ich zelebriere das ja immer. Also warum nicht mal ein Layout über die kleinen Freuden im Leben :)-ich habe hierfür die wunderschöne Studio 2mers Kollektion  Printemps Gourmand

1st 2010 Roof Coffee

I sprayed the Backgroundpaper with Glimmer Mist. yum yum

Ich habe den Hintergrund mit Glimmer Mist eingesprüht. yummie

Have a wonderful day!!!

Euch einen schönen Tag!!!

  • Kerstin

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    Oh, ich bin ja ein ganz unheimlicher ImmerbeiStudio2mersGuckengeher! Find ich nämlich immer ganz grandios. Zusammen mit Dir dann eben noch ungleich grandioser. Feines LO, das so richtig Spaß macht!

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  • Andrea MacDonald

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    Coffee outdoors is a fabulous treat! YAY for spring/summer!

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  • Sasha Farina

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    coffee on the terrace.. sounds delightful! count me in:)

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  • ellen s

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    loads of goodness on here! love it

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  • Sue Clarke

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    Nice tradition. Nat, do you end u using tons of glimmer mist when you color that much of the paper? (Oh wait, the paper might have had that much color already.) All I know is that I end up using about 25 percent of the bottle on one LO. Maybe I’m spraying too closely?

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  • Kim Sonksen

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    I wish it would be “coffe on balcony” time here soon….

    Love the layout – the colours are gorgeous

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DT Work: Welcome to the Neighborhood *InfoCrea*

When I first saw the Maison de fees papers I knew what I would like to do with them. A wallhanging. For the base I used the corrugated cardstock from the Couleur de Artiste Collection- man that quality is serously the bomb! NO kidding!

Als ich die Maison de Fees Papiere das erste Mal sah, wußte ich gleich, dass ich ein Wandbild damit machen wollte. Für die Basis habe ich ein wenig Wellpapen-Cardstock aus der Couleur de Artiste Kollektion verwendet- mann die Qualität ist echt der Hammer! Echt!

*Welcome to the Neighborhood*

here is a how-to video

hier ein how-to Video

Detail:

I used the eMOTions Stamps from my Collection for the title.

Ich habe die eMOTions Stempel aus meiner Kollektion für den Titel verwendet.

and an extra card

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Today over on the Tattered Angels Educators blog, Sally-Lynn is featuring an awesome project for Tattered Angels  National Scrapbook MONTH celebration! Click on over to her blog and to the Tattered Angels blog to see what she is up to!

Educators blog: http://mytatteredangels.com/educators/

Sally Lynn’s Blog: http://www.inkyheart.typepad.com

  • Françoise melzani

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    gorgeous layout with my collection “maisons de fées” that I designed for infocrea !
    thank you nathalie

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  • sylvia

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    hab heut erst geschafft, es anzuschauen, superklasse und sehr inspirierend!!!

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  • christiane

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    wuaaahhhh, das knallt!! ;)
    ich bin begeistert!! :D

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  • Birgit

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    Dein Video ist echt soooooooooo schön!!! Ein tolles Werk was du da gezaubert hast!!! Ich liebe es!!

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  • Kim Sonksen

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    Hmpfh…you blimmin’ enabler – another paperline that I need now :)

    LOVE it – absolutely LOVIN it

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  • Eva

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    What a great tut, thank you so much.

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  • Heidi

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    Oh My Gosh. This is breathtaking!! Love it Nat, just love it.

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  • Marlene

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    Love your artsy fartsy style!

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  • Jen Davis

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    Just awesome Nat, love the tutorial too!

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  • Pamela Young

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    These are fantastic! Great work (as always!) :)

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  • betsy

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    man oh man! that is soooo cool!

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  • Sue Clarke

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    Fantastic…you keep creating things that make my jaw drop and my mouth smile! Happy mail going out to you today:-)

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  • Kerstin

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    Oh Nat, ich hab das Video soooo genossen! Tolles Werk und – sorry – was’n geiles Hobby. :D

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  • Sue

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    Wow! Nat! I’m blown away! You are seriously talented!

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