24/05/2010

Tadaaaaaa- The Artsycraft Projects

So......at last I can now show the projects we did on the Artsycrfaft weekend.I am reliably informed that the second weekend is over now and it is safe to show them.
We packed such a lot into the two days and I really felt that I'd learnt lots about lots!
We started off on the first day with a huge tag which we painted and spritzed and inked and stamped.....then we made the tree ,then we did lots of stamping on to metal sheets in order to make the embellishments,and used lots of tools to make borders round the edges...Leandra who runs the weekends with Linda has some Youtube videos which are a great form of reference for doing these..then we made the gorgeous flower at the top from tissue paper
Then we started on the main project,each litttle tile was made using a different technique and I thoroughly enjoyed every one.The time went so fast and before we knew, it was a quick break for something to eat at 6 ish then back for the evening to do some more.
We all chose different colour themes and each and every one was stunning,great combinations...


and the metal rose was gorgeous and such fun to make...The background of the canvas took lots of paint and dabbing and inking and spritzing with some great advice thrown in by Leandra and Lin and her helpers as they walked around us ...
Then it was on to another lovely little project which was a bare wood frame that we inked and painted and stamped and again used some metal -which I've not done so much of before,we embossed and antiqued the metal .It's amazing how so many people come up with so many different takes on the idea ...
The one thing I got from this weekend was the fact that I've never really been into metal techniques before and there are so many great things you can do with it - the sky's the limit really. I met some lovely new friends and spent time with some other lovely ladies I've known for quite a while too so all in all a very successful and fun time was had !

8 comments:

Ruth said...

Wow, these are fab!

scrappyjacky said...

Amazing projects....sounds like a great weekend.

humel said...

Woo hoo - so pleased you're now able to share, these are *gorgeous!* xx

debs14 said...

These are AMAZING! So beautiful. No wonder you were pleased with what you had done. I expect to see a lot more metal work on your pages from now on ;-)

Sian said...

It sounds like such a good way to pack in learning a lot of new techniques. As Deb says, I hope we'll be seeing more in the future!

Martha said...

Thanks for sharing! These are wonderfull!

Scrappi Sandi said...

What stunning projects...those tiles are gorgeous & how fab to learn lots of new techniques that you can use in projects of your own design. Sounds like it was a great weekend.

craftytrog said...

Your projects look great Denise!