Saturday, February 25, 2012

Splish splosh and a bit of spray!

No it is not raining in my world..thank heavens, just a lot of colour and spraying and an altered book page made with the fabulously colourful Dyan Reaveley at Stitches last weekend! I have been hooked on altered books since I first did a workshop, almost 10 years ago at what was then HIA ( now CHA) in the States! Tear up a book...never! sacrilegious! How could you? It was heart rending to tear that first page ( of an old and unwanted book, of course!) but I have never looked back. Don't get me wrong, I adore books, and am always buying them, but if a book is unloved and about to be tipped, then recycle it, and use it to make art!
Dyan showed us a great technique and we got to try her new sprays with Ranger ( they will be in the shop soon :)) and some of her stamps and her stencils .. . Lots of paint and my hands were their normal mess when we finished. Thanks Dy, it was a little bit of colour in a black and white world.

I am off shortly to my workshop at Pickleberry, to show my girls the new Distress Markers, and to give them a taster of working with them! hehe. My gorgeous loving hubbie bought them for me as pressie from QVC.. how lucky am I? You can pre-order them from us.... sadly not due in for at least 3 weeks as they have been delayed from Ranger. This week we have FREE postage with no minimum order!
Have a very creative day


craftytrog said...

Gorgeous!!! x

Minxy said...

Looks like it was a cool class, pages and tags looking fab, have fun at pickelberrys.

Tuire said...

Great pages!
Colourful weekend :)

Helen said...

Dyan's workshops look a lot of colourful fun! I did a short one with heer at Ally Pally one year and it was great fun. (though not quite as messy as yours!) have a great weekend.

Pam said...

Just love the colorful journal pages, and your tag. Have a great time today!

Kirsten Alicia said...

Love these pages, Dyan's sprays look wonderful.