10/05/2010

Tired and Inspired

I had a lovely crafty,inky,messy,stampy,metally and di cutty weekend at the Artsycraft retreat. This is totally different to the other 'Scrapbooky' retreats I've been to as there was no cutting or paper,and no photos at all.

We inked,painted,die cut,used metal tools and stamped three wonderful projects all on one theme.
Now, during the weekend at one of the chats by the ladies who organised the whole thing,they asked anyone who had blogs not to show the projects in full as they will be doing another weekend at the end of the month and didn't want to spoilt the surprise for the next people who were attending.
So I can only show a few sneaky peeks of what we did - but will be able to show the whole things after the next weekend is over.
All I can say is that I thoroughly enjoyed what we did, it was quite intense but I really found that I learnt a lot about how to apply techniques and also that you can really use so many colour combinations on altered projects ,and they don't have to be dark and browny - something I always seem to do! and it's all about 'doing your own thing' and not worrying about whats right or wrong.Needless to say I came home buzzing. Some of the colour combinations that were used throughout the weekend were stunning ,and I loved every one.I also discovered that I do actually like working with metal and there are certainly a lot of things you can do with it.

9 comments:

Ruth said...

No photos? No paper? How can that be?

sandra said...

The sneek peeks look fantastic, can't wait to see the full projects, Sounds like you had a great time. Love Sandra x

scrappyjacky said...

Looks and sounds like a great crafty weekend....looking forward to the finished projects.

debs14 said...

No paper, no cutting out? Paint? Metal?
I can hardly wait to see the finished projects!

humel said...

Sounds like the best kind of weekend! I can't wait to see the full reveal :-)

Burnice said...

They are looking tantalising, but then I know what they actually look like cos I have some too!!!!! Had today off cos I was a bit knackered as well.
It was a fab weekend alright.
Burnice x

The Crafty Chick said...

You did great this weekend and I'm so glad you enjoyed yourself!! Gorgeous sneaky peeks! Thanks for joining us! Leandra ( PaperArtsy / artsycrafts)

Sian said...

Ooh, I'd love to go to a techniques based class like that. You've made it sound so inspiring I'm looking forward to seeing the completed projects.

sandra said...

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