Tuesday, January 28, 2014

An inspiring Workshop

Last Saturday I taught a workshop at The Artistic Stamper, which had been planned for ages, but actually took inspiration from one of the classes I did at CHA, with Seth Apter , whose work is inspiring, and is such a lovely person too! Check him out here.
It involved loads of paint and different techniques, including a take on an Andy Skinner technique and I actually did 3 canvases,
one in Seth's class at CHA,

one as a sample,

 and the one that evolved throughout the class...

it was a fun day and definitely going to be worth repeating!
 Check out these gorgeous creations from the class too!

Hope you like...
Have a creative day

Monday, January 20, 2014

CHA Inspiration

This is part 2 of my CHA Inspiration blog post. I just had to show you some of the creativeness that I cam e across at CHA this year... some of it just lovely :) My mind is buzzing with ideas :)

Graphic 45

Graphic 45

Graphic 45

Graphic 45


Loving these new stencils by Crafter's Workshop





Fabulous Knitted Tower of Pisa!

Spellbinders ( I think!)

Back tomorrow with the last of my photos :)
Have a creative day

Friday, January 17, 2014

CHA 2014

I have definitely been awol from this dear blog :( but I have an excuse! I have been away hobnobbing with the stars in Los Angeles! It was definitely a case of do I, don't I go, last week, and finally at the last minute, DH decided I should go, and one packed, almost empty suitcase ( with space for bringing back all those goodies!!) , and a pair of sunglasses later , I was on a plane to Anaheim, to spend time with the stars! LOL I got back Wednesday and today is Friday, jet lag is almost non existent (I am lucky I don't really suffer from it), and it's back to work!
I had such a brilliant time, and met lots of new crafting folk, caught up with old friends, and saw masses of new goodies for you!
I did 9 workshops, all of them fabulous , and all of them different. The Ranger one with Tim Holtz used the new mini distress inks and tool, and we even got to try the new Distress Marker Spritzer! I took classes with Joanne Sharpe learning how to do my own lettering, a fabulous canvas class with Seth Apter, ( some of which I will be teaching next weekend). I also did a class with Candy Rosenberg, using Graphic 45 papers, and Printers Tray! One of my favourite classes was, of course, Graphc 45, and we made a gorgeous Book Box, which will be available as a workshop very soon :)
No CHA would be complete without photos, and my camera skills do need to be honed, but here are the first of my pictures, with more to come in the next couple of days! Here are a few of my favourite people...

Wendy Vecchi

Tim Demoing at Sizzix
Andy Skinner

My Stamps on DecoArt Samples by Andy Skinner

Graphic 45 workshop

Dyan Revealey
Candy Rosenberg
Dina Wakley

Candy Colwell & Linda Ledbetter
France Papillon

Ken at Spellbinders

Jen Starr
Leonie Pujol & Mel Heaton

Dinner at Bubba Gumps with the Craftwork Card team
Joanne Sharpe