Monday, 31 August 2015

August Harston Swaps and Mixed Media Heart Workshop

The swap this month was in fact a delayed
swap from the previous month between
Liz and Jane who were unable to attend in July. 
We did not have a general swap as we
had the Heart workshop plus I did not provide
items for the swap last month, very naughty of me to forget.
The first swap is a fabulous box that Liz decorated
using her own stamp (Elizabeth Borer) designs.

also decorated on the inside with gorgeous papers.
Here is a Extra Large Peg that Jane decorated
with a wonderful image. Both sides have the same lovely image.

Now onto our heart workshop, using the same methods as in the June workshop
we covered the canvas with white gesso, adding strips of lace and
random areas of embossing paste through stencils. 
A template was provided for the heart shape, Liz decided to use an oval shape
for hers. I provided all the supplies such as metal flowers, beads, charms,
wooden and clay embellishments and die cuts plus a host of extras if required
though I would guess that everyone had enough supplies to make another canvas.
Annie and Linda have finished their canvases,
more work to do on the others.



Below are the items I provided for the September swap.
They are just a few of the trays that I have accumulated when
purchasing the small wooden embellishments for workshops mostly.

Looking forward to seeing how everyone fills these mini trays.

Sunday, 30 August 2015

June Meet Up with Cardmaking Paradise Forum Friends

A rather belated post to share our Mixed Media Heart Canvas Workshop that
I ran in June for a group of ladies on the
Sara led our second day with several craft techniques.
We enjoyed two days of crafting helped by wedges
of scrummy home made cakes (thanks ladies)
lashings of lunchtime food along with my home made Soda Bread
that seemed to go down well. 
Not forgetting relaxing in the evening over lovely meals
to enable us to recover.
We had great fun with a canvas, junk and lots of embellishments.
Looking forward to doing it all again next year!!!!
This is my completed work to use as a guide for everyone.
now residing in my grand daughter Amber's bedroom
Everyone working hard and concentrating
Here are other canvases I finished using the Heart theme.
Given to my grandson Jay

Hanging in our dining room
For my daughter Allison
More coming up on Harston Club August swap and our own
Heart Canvas Workshop.