Monday, 6 June 2011

How Much Fun Was That??

Yesterday I was lucky enough to attend a workshop yesterday run by Leonie Pujol (one of Create and Craft's presenters) in the lovely little village of Castor just outside Peterborough.

As a newbie paper crafter it was my first workshop and I couldn't have asked for a better one.  Leonie was brilliant fun and very inspiring.  The able - and very funny - Andrea aka Magic Hands helped with the organisation and as a beginner crafter herself joined us in the card making.  Great for me - as it was nice to have a fellow beginner buddy.

The other attendees were all fun and enthusiastic and the day flew by.  I expect we all would have hung around much longer if it hadn't been for the dang Viking invasion of the village hall at 4.30.

We spent the morning making three cards and in the afternoon just played around with distress inks and air drying foam and shrink plastic and angelina fibres and doing a bit of shopping (for all of the above!)

The first card was the acetate scallop card with the elegant lady silhouette. It was my first acetate card - and chief among the challenges was keeping the acetate clean!  We used a clear enamel on the silhouette (I have to get some of that) and white enamel to make the dots (I have to get some  of that too).

The second card was a cute little tag card with flowers which meant we got to play with some distress inks. So much messy fun!  There were lots of different coloured inks for the cards and each one I saw  made me think -- oh! that's my favourite colour.

The third card was an Artist's Trading Card (or ATC to folks in the know)(which I wasn't) (so I had to ask!) and we used utra thick embossing powder (I need to get some of that) and mica powders (I really need some of those) on the flower and some lovely green cardstock. I've forgotten the brand - but it was like Coredinations.

Gorgeous goddaughter Genevieve is coming around on Thursday for an extended gossip and pizza sess and she's asked if we can play with some paper. Can't wait to have a go with all the new stuff I've learned (and acquired)

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