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Saturday, 25 June 2011

Evening everyone...

...the sun is actually out creating a beautiful end to a lovely day.

I've been busy playing...

I have spent the day over at Pinnacle Crafts attending one of Andy's "Tim Holtz style days" - lots of lovely ladies to share the crafting experience with and lots of products to play with.
I went prepared LOL

Andy now includes a note on the lessons list that 'old cloths, aprons, gloves etc.' are to be considered as the materials used will involve MESS
All the techniques tried were used on ATC sized pieces of paper and card.
We played with the new Distress Inks, Distress Ink pads, Adirondack Inks and Ink pads. Embossing, De-bossing, Marbling and Stamping. We used greyboard, glossy card, matt card, foiled (not miri) card, Kraft Resist papers and a variety of dies & embossing folders.
Playing with colour combinations is one of the great things about Andy's classes - he lets us try anything we fancy...something we probably wouldn't do at home a) because we wouldn't have the range of products and b) we would probably be concerned about wasting stuff.
Of all the ATC sized pieces that we ended up with we chose 8 to mount on a display board (a sheet of A4 greyboard covered with Kraft resist paper that we had coloured however we wanted.

We all had a lot of fun and despite the gloves I did manage to get ink on my hands, fingers and up my arms but not too much LOL

Thank you Andy for another wonderful 'play-day'.................................

16 comments:

Lynn Stevens said...

Sounds like my kind of day, What great backgrounds for your ATC's, thats if you can dare part with them. LOL
hugs Lynn

The Crafty Elf said...

Wow...that looks awesome and your playday sounds like so much fun! You should show us all how you do some of that stuff now that you're a pro! ;)

Sue said...

What a Brilliant day ..such fun and great results.

Dezinaworld said...

Ohhh looks like tons of fun Toni, i love getting messy with stuff like this
hugs June x

Sandy said...

This sounds like such fun, wish I'd been there LOL, beautiful creations
Sandy

Paula - Buenos Aires said...

Fabulous! Lol at the mess warning, very useful. :D
How cool to be able to experiment with so many techniques and products.

HeavenlyHandmade said...

Ugh, I'm sooo jealous! Wish there was anything NEAR what you have over here. But, I make do with what we DO have. You're really talented, you know that?

HeavenlyHandmade said...

Hi again, I'm unable to open your "Followers" button. For now I'll just bookmark your page.

Debsg said...

Sounds like a great day and my idea of fun.

Winnie said...

Looks like you had a lot of fun making lots of beautiful "mess"!!

Pam said...

wow that sounds like a fun day out!! great results too!

vixen said...

sounds like a wonderful day I would love to attend a class like that as I haven't played with inks really yet.

Glen said...

Looks like you all had a lot of fun and was kept busy Toni! *Ü* The sun is beautiful here tonight and it has been very hot! TFS. ~Glen~

Bubbles said...

Sounds like a pretty perfect crafty day to me :) The eight catds are really pretty - and together they make a wonderfl display.

Sandra said...

Sounds like so much fun, and gorgeous creations

voodoo vixen said...

Love what you ended up with and would love to be able to attend a class like this... just to try out the stuff you read about and then wonder if your results are what they should be!!