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Sunday, 14 February 2016

A blissful day...

...of colouring and catching up with friends.

The workshop at Pinnacle Crafts on Saturday was all about colouring. Andy (Pearson) had organised a day for folk to come along and enjoy a day of colouring and perhaps try out some colour combos or techniques that are usually outside of their comfort zone.

The first image we played with was very much a fun item...
...beach huts can be very bright and colourful...
...or a little more 'shabby'. I don't tend to use long, flicking strokes when I colour so this was a bit of a play for me - doing something that I don't often do.
Whilst folk were finishing off their beach huts, I had a go at this Mo Manning image...
 ...Penny Black have released 3 new Mo Manning images and this one that I found in Andy's stamp storage appeared to be of a similar theme but from an earlier release.
Most of the ladies had moved onto a butterfly image but I'm not overly keen on butterflies so I dug out a digi I had with me...
 ...this Saturated Canary image (I think it is called 'wine time') was a freebie with a magazine that has since ceased. I love this image and have coloured her quite a few times.
Although not a great fan of butterflies, I decided to have a go...
 ...mainly because it used the long, flick strokes again. The colours used on this butterfly were the Warm Greys from the Copic Ciao range of pens.

These were the finished images...



...I added some clear sparkle pen (Spectrum) to the lips and wine glass just to finish it off but it doesn't really show in the photo.

The last image that I started at the workshop was this elephant from a set of stamps by Hobby Art...
...I had only completed the head at the workshop but this is after a bit more colouring at home. It still requires some shading to a few areas (evening light isn't the best for this type of colouring) so it is not quite finished but I'm very pleased with the way it is coming along.

The café re-opened in the week but neither Hilary nor I were certain about the opening times. I arrived just after 9.00am and it was open and already doing a fair trade with the stall holders from the Farmer's Market. Toast & Raspberry jam with a latte went down very well - did I mention that the new owners are 'Tiptree Jams' (fabulous display of jams & chutneys for sale). Lunch time Hilary & I had Jacket potatoes & prawns and a lovely natter and then after class we popped back for a coffee and to purchase some of the lovely jams.

At the moment the café is offering self service only but at Easter they will be opening the rest of the restaurant area and waitress service will be available in that part - something to look forward to.

A fabulous day. Thank you Andy for a lovely workshop and thank you Hilary for a lovely natter.

The next workshop isn't for a couple of weeks but I think it is going to be one of Andy's messy ones as it involves ink - a fun day to look forward to............................................

10 comments:

Crafty She said...

I love your colouring in, it looks beautiful. My favourite is the Saturated Canary girlie, I have her and love using her. xx

Sandra said...

Your colouring is really beautiful and it sounds like you had a fabulous day

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Sounds like a lovely day. That elephant is fab and so is the butterfly. I love them and never heard of anyone who doesn't. Sounds like you had a lovely time x

sue jones said...

Beautiful Colouring- makes me want to get my pens out.

Wendy said...

Lovely images, that elephant looks fabulous even though unfinished!

Virginia said...

It looks like you had a fabulous day - I love the elephant one at the end and loving the display as well - fab stuff!

Jane O'Sullivan said...

Lovely images, your colouring is fab. I am planning on paying a visit to Pinnacle very soon....looking forward to a little shop!! xx

Lori said...

Love your colored images - beautiful!

aussie aNNie said...

FABulous.xx

Chidkid said...

Urgh! I can't colour for toffee..you make it look effortless! Fab job!