Thursday, March 12

Anna-Marie Designs Weekend Treat!!!

Hello my lovely crafty friends,  I'm here today sharing some of the creations
I made at Anna-Marie Designs classes held in
Scotland last weekend.

It was a fabulous 2 days with lots of laughter, fun, drinking tea and eating 
far too much cake sharing all this with the most amazing bunch of women 
you could wish to meet, not forgetting  theTim (Anna-Marie's other half) and of course the delightful Maya, the
sweetest and cutest dog on the planet.

Anyways I digress!!!  as most of you know I'm a papercrafter at heart but
have dabbled/winged it with the odd mixed media creation, not really knowing
what I was doing.  Well let me tell you I'm a lot more knowledgeable since
taking the class and watching  Anna-Marie and her lovely DT demonstrate
lots of techniques on the second day.   I jut LOVED it!!!

Here are a few of the makes we made on the Saturday but I will be back
with lots more over the coming weeks and months.  Look out world
Suzi is into mixed media in a big way. lol.  

We used Viva Decor Inka Gold products and sandpaper to create the background DP.
The Butterfly is part of a napkin cut out and placed onto special napkin paper
with napkin glue and sealer. Flowers are from I am Roses, I used a script mask with
some structure paste finishing off with a scattering of crushed ice.

 This was a keepsake chipboard box painted with viva decor ceramic matt black,
all the chipboard elements were painted with the same products.  We 
then played around with various coloured Mica powders and white
chalky paint to get the effects wanted.
Above is a closer look at some of the elements the flowers were all paper, the bow
was a blue and white dotty fabric, you can see buttons and little pearl
accents which have all been treated the same as the chipboard.

This card is an 8 x 8 square there are 3 white base layers torn at the edges
the last layer with the pretty flowers and foliage is a napkin glued
onto napkin base card stock and sealed with the same glue. All my elements

My last project is an altered large old fashioned Lemonade bottle 
it looks quite small in the picture below but it's slightly larger than
your standard wine bottle.  For this project we used Viva Decor 
ceramic paste in white applied with a sponge and brush, this was dried
and Petena grey wax added in place to age it slightly, I then sandpapered
the whole thing before adding a torn in place napkin.  Think this was
one of my favourite techniques as on the Sunday we were show
how to alter lampshades and other household items that quite
honestly we would through away when replacing them.  This technique
is going to save me a fortune. 

If you've made it to the end then please accept my heartfelt thanks
for coming in to visit with me.  I hope you've enjoyed your stay
and that you'll come back and see me again soon.


1 comment:

Simply Angelic Crafts said...

Oh WOW Suzi those projects are amazing, looks like a fab time was had at the workshops. hugs Aly xx