Saturday, 16 April 2011

A friendly plastic day with Liz Welch


Today I was lucky enough to take a friendly plastic class with Liz Welch.  Even better, there were only 4 of us in the class.  Liz is so down to earth and 'oozes' with enthusiam, she just wanted to share everything with us.


The class was called 'little book of secrets'.  The idea was to make the covers as above, but we sort of digressed!!!


Liz showed us some techniques, most of which I've seen before, but nothing beats seeing them for real with Liz leading the way.  The one I couldn't get my head round was the 'peel offs'.  No don't worry, you did read that right, it does say 'peel offs'!!!  But now I know how to do it, watch this space!!!


This is one of Liz's samples using the peel offs in the friendly plastic.


This is Liz showing us her lacework but in a 'knitted' style. 


She then cut the heart shape out, added some flowers and ribbons.


More playing.  It was amazing how quick the time went!!  But we all had a fabulous day - thanks Liz.


So this is us from left to right. Zoe (who I met for the first time today), me, Mary (no blog yet), Liz and Frankie.


These are Mary's pieces.  She was the only one of us who managed to construct the book - well done Mary.  The colours are gorgeous, so bright and virbrant. 


These are Zoe's makes from today.  The oozed diamond at the top is stunning IRL.  The flower charm is actually embedded in the FP.


These are Frankies makes.  Patchwork, oozing with lace and sequin waste.  Knitted lace effect on the large heart.


And lastly, my pieces.  My prize possession is actually still around my neck, but Zoe took a photo, so I will have to wait for her to forward it to me or blog it.  The red square bottom left, is housing waste peel offs!!!!

Thanks to everyone for a fabulous day, really enjoyed it xxx

If you ever get a chance to go on any of Liz's classes, I really urge you to take the opportunity.


18 comments:

Carol Q said...

ROFL at your blog header Sam. Bet you had a fab day. Love that box. Some great creations.

Zoechaos said...

Proof, if any were needed, that my dislike of being that side of the camera is justified LOL. It was a fabulous day, Liz just wanted to make sure we got what we wanted out of it! I do have some spare peel offs if you would like them LOL

Will blog my pic's etc tomorrow and send you the one of your bead. bit tired now LOL

XOXO Zoe

Von said...

Just had to see what you got upto wow all wonderful pieces, sorry I couldn't make it this time glad you all had a fab day :)
Hugs Von x

Sid said...

What a load of inspiration !! All the stuff looks fantastic !! Glad you had a great day.

JoZart said...

Oooh! having taken a class with Liz I know just what a great day you all must have had. Great results and lovely to share it all.
Jo x

marykirby788 said...

Lovely photos Sam, I had a great day with you all. When I got home I realised that your blog is already saved to my favourites!

Mary x

Chris said...

Looks like you had a wonderful day, Sam. Love all the pieces everyone made.

Sue said...

Wow looks like you all had a fab day, and what brilliant pieces you all made. Just let me know when you're running short of peel off's ...:o) x

Pat Beaumont said...

Looks like a good day - lots of great pieces of work - I do like Liz's work - she is an inspiring teacher

Alison said...

I've seen Liz demo'ing, but never been to a class, you lucky things! All your playing looks fabulous, can't wait to see your 'prize possession'!! Nipping over to Zoe's! xxx

downrightcrafty said...

wow lucks like you had fun and some interesting pieces too
Hugs Kate x

Scrappy~Sarah said...

great work there, an enjoyable day :)

Salamanda's Scrappy Adventures said...

Wonderful creations and something else I want to try...

Dolly Daydreams said...

Looks like you had a great day out and must have been nice to finally meet Zoe and Frankie. You made such great things can't wait to see what you do with those pesky peel offs never had any success with those. Was nice to finally see you all up close as it where .

Marie

Angelnorth said...

Looks like lots of fun, I love your bead especially and am intrigued by the peel off/FP combo!

rarelizzie said...

Sam I am a amazed; you had long day with all the driving and a full days class, yet you still managed to blog. I have not yet had time to do mine. So glad you enjoyed yourself, and you managed to get to grips with Peel Offs
:0)!It was a real pleasure working with you all, and a real joy to be able to see you all take the ideas and run with them wherever your own creativity took you.

Silky Chicken said...

Great to see your creations from the class with Liz. I was lucky enough to do one of Liz's courses in Great Missenden many moons ago, Liz is fab and I need her here (I'm living in Auz now). Sara

Neet said...

Didn't you all do well! What a shame I could not be with you all - maybe next time.
Am so envious of your beaded necklace - you and FP go so well together I can't wait to see what else you come up with in the future.

hugs, Neet x

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