Monday, 30 September 2013

Lin Brown Class - Day 2

So to day two and after our cooked Sunday breakfast at the Sizzly Sausage cafe, I was somewhat slacking on the photo front, as I forgot to take a picture of the sample Lin had made for us for today's class!!  So I've had to show you mine which was nothing like Lin's apart from it was roughly the same colours and had an oriental theme!!

So we were all given the kit and started to cover the wooden frames in T!m's tissue wrap.  If you look very closely you can see Lin is holding the sample she made.

 We all swapped seats for day two and had a bit of a move around.

Lin giving us a wave whilst covering her frames.

Colour scheme and images chosen.

Painting well under way.

Lin concentrating!!!

Helen and Jacqui adding their images.

Lesley painting the frames, Jax adding images, Lin making decisions!!

And finally the weekend came to an end and here we are outside in the gorgeous sunshine showing off what we'd made.

As a thank you to Lin B for putting on this 'special' weekend for us we all clubbed together and bought her this globe which she had been admiring from the Bead Scene shop where the workshop was held, along with a voucher for her to spend in the shop.

And as a thank you to Lin S for being the organiser and informer and making it happen, we also bought a little present.

I knew these were on her wish list!!!

And this is what I made - front




Thank you all for making it such a fantastic weekend. We'll have to do it again sometime!!!

My First Ever Lin Brown Class

Wow what a fabulous weekend we've just had with a double helping of Lin Brown classes.  On Saturday at the first workshop we made a variation of the above.  If you fancy a go, Lin still has places on another class she is holding, you can find all the details here.

So we have just been given our kits and the first thing to do was choose our colours and paint our frames.

Left back to front - Jax, Lin S, Jacqui
Right back to front - Helen, Janet, Emma

Lesley and Jacqui on the case.

Lin B giving a bit of helpful instruction.

Then everyone got stuck in and was well away.

Having fun laughing and joking, even though we were apparently quiet!!!

Lin explaining about the next steps.

Lunchtime and the lovely Jo popped in to see us.

Followed by a rummage through the mdf bag of bits and pieces.

We were soon back to it and out came the chocolate!!!

Jax and Helen standing up on the job!!!

Right then Lesley, where does that piece go??

Emma - After deciding the layout, sticking on the doors

Janet - Checking out the placement and layout

Lesley - Does this look okay there or shall I move it to there??

Jax - sticking the doors on

Helen - Putting her compass together

Jacqui - All finished - great crackle

Lin - Adding finishing touches of treasure gold

And finally mine!!!

In the evening Lin B had booked a table for us at the American Diner next to the Travel Lodge we were all staying in.  We were joined by Gabrielle and Andrew, Jax's hubby.

Lin, Helen and Gabrielle

Me, Lesley, Jacqui and Lin

Day 2 will follow in another post!!!!!

Thursday, 26 September 2013

Washi Tape Card

I needed a quickish card, main images are Stampotique and the quote is Hero Arts.  Over at Stampotique this week they have the theme of washi tape.  Now I don't know if you remember, but for a PA challenge Darcy showed us how to make our own washi tape, so I've added my homemade red strip of tape over the beach hut fresco paint.

Wednesday, 25 September 2013

CaS Atc's

Over at Fun with Atc's this week they are asking for CaS (clean and simple) atc's.

Stampotique image and word, stamped in black stazon, red posca pen and London bus fresco paint.

This one was stamped in black stazon using PaperArtsy images and again London bus.

Dina Wakely image stamped in timber brown stazon.

Tuesday, 24 September 2013

Think Monday - Think Pumpkins

Over at Think Monday, Think Atc, this week they have a theme of pumpkins.  I stamped the PA pumpkin image in pumpkin stazon and coloured the background with orange and purple pan pastels.  I used a black and white posca pen to outline and  hi-light the dots and dashes.

Sunday, 22 September 2013

Patchwork Tag

Yesterday whilst most of our Twitter pals were at the fab craft show Ally Pally, Steve & Darcy were sharing their journal pages.  I asked if they minded if I had a go and they said they hadn't invented it, they had watched Dyan do it here on this video. I coloured the tag with eco-line inks.

I followed what Dyan had said and used the black Ranger distress paint, but I found that it was way too thin, you can still see the blue dots in the background, and also it smudged extremely easily, namely the left side of the face and arm.

So I went back in with little black dress freso paint which gives much better coverage.  I painted the face and left arm in snowflake and went back over it again with adirondack pens as the eco-line ink just sat on the top.  I re-did the right hand side edge too and added some different script.

PanPastelUK have an anything goes theme this week. Can't wait to get my hands on some of those new metallics!!!

SimonSaysWednesday Challenge would like to see something on the project that they sell in their store.  They sell both the fresco and the distress paints and the Crafters Workshop stencil.

CountryViewCrafts have a theme of layers for this month.

Our Creative Corner have a theme of forgotten things this month, and my eco-line inks have definitely been forgotten. Forgot how bright they are, how quick they dry and what great coverage they give.

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