Sunday, 11 December 2011

Last Class of...


Andy held the last "Tim Holtz style" class for this year at Pinnacle Crafts and we all had a fabulous messy time LOL

The first thing made was a decorated bird house.
The house started as bare wood and we used Distress stains to add colour. We then had a play with some alchol inks on glossy card which we then die cut with sizzix edging dies to create panels for the eves.
The decoration was left to our own choice and I went for the TH Sizzix die that creates pine cones (sorry this is so fuzzy) - the finished effect was fine but I don't think I would use this die again as I found it a bit fiddly to get them to form the right shape. The house isn't completely finished - I have some Prima blooms & berries that I want to add and also some 'snow'.
We used Distress Ink pads to add shading and the stamping for this card topper.
Perfect for any occasion and great for any chocoholic...LOL
We then played with some more alchol inks and embossing folders to try out different effects.
The background for both pieces was created using Aqua/Storm/Blending solution. But this one was 'swiped' with a Stazon black pad...
...and this one was highlighted using the silver mixative. Very different finishes.

We had a super day, Michael Buble singing Christmas songs in the background - fun and laughter over messy hands and fingers (even Andy's dog Holly has 'crafters paws' - she managed to get at a bottle of blue ink and now has blue front paws).

Andy's classes are always fun but very productive - thank you Andy for a fab day - we'll all be looking forward to seeing what you come up with for 2012.................


Kerryanne @ Shabby Art Boutique said...

Looks like lots of fun Toni.
♥ Kerryanne

Sandra said...

Sounds like you had a great time

ScrappyDandyDoo said...

Looks like you had an amzing time!!
Fabby makes hun,
Julie xx

voodoo vixen said...

You have some lovely effects there Toni!!