I spent another wonderful day at AFTH yesterday. I went with my friend Ann (Flutterby Crafter) and we met up with another journalling friend Christine, we were there for one of Kate Crane's workshops on Mini Journalling. We had a fab time learning Kate's techniques for backgrounds in our tiny journals. We used Dyan's Dylusions paints and sprays, images and stamps which Kate brought for us to use and we got very inky and messy. We didn't know the other crafters on the workshop but they were a very friendly lot and everyone had a good time.
I am back having spent a fabulous week in NYC and thank you to all my blogger friends who wished me a good holiday and it certainly was. I haven't done much in the way of crafting since I came home as I was suffering from terrible Jet Lag for about 4 days, no concentration and I couldn't stay awake. I am back to normal now (if I could ever be described as normal) so here is an ATC I have made for a swap I do with a friend I gave it to her today so I am allowed to put it on my blog. The paints I have used are the new Paper Artsy Fresco Finish chalk acrylics, they are wonderful to stamp and write on and gorgeous colours. The cute image is from Paper & Gluestix by Amy Nieman. I think I am going to find lots of uses for this dolly image in my art work.
On Friday I spent a lovely day with five crafting friends making a Tsunami Butterfly Doll. This was definitely out of my comfort zone but we were very well instructed by my friend Anne (L'pool Lou), she was leading the project and believe you me she needed all her patience as we were all complete novices and were continually making mistakes. We had a great time chatting, laughing, eating and drinking coffee. Anne made her gorgeous Tiffin, I made the soup, Flutterby crafter made scones and Jill made the most gorgeous lemon flan, is it any wonder we are all putting on weight. After these Play Day sessions I go home and take my dogs on a 10mile hike to walk off the calories consummed during the day. Here is my finished doll, I made her wings out of Fabric Paper which I made a few weeks ago again under the guidance of Anne (L'pool L). Anne is a very talented lady and we have learnt such a lot from her.
Hi, well at last I have finished my May Art Calendar pages, I was up until after midnight last night trying to get it ready to blog, it was worth it as I am quite pleased with it. Hope you like it too.
Well just to prove that I am actually doing something here is the prepared May page of my art calendar.It is all done using Dylusions sprays and paints. I will show you the finished page hopefully tomorrow.
Hi everyone, I have not blogged for a while in fact haven't had much to blog I seem to be inundated with other stuff to do but at least I have finished my April pages for the Art Calendar although dare I say this I have not started my May pages.